Bad quarter does in Lady Pirates
The Prairie Lady Pirates had one bad quarter against Clearwater Valley and that led to a 46-60 loss in a White Pine League game at Cottonwood Thursday, Jan. 13.
Prairie actually led the defending state champions 14-12 at the end of the first quarter but C.V. turned up the heat in the second quarter, outscoring Prairie 6-24 to take control of the game. Prairie outscored the Rams 26-24 in the second half but couldnít make up the deficit built in the second period.
MeShel Rad led Prairie in scoring with 18 points with Callie Mader scoring a season high 10 points. Kendal Schumacher scored 6, MaKayla Schaeffer 4, Megan Sigler 3, Kayla Johnson and Shelby VonBargen 2 each and Tanna Schlader 1.
Prairie managed to beat C.V. in the JV game, winning a 54-52 thriller.
Prairie 14 6 11 15 -48
C.V. 12 24 15 9 -60
Prairie-Mader 5, 0-1, 10; Bruner 0, 0-1, 0; Sigler 1, 0-0, 3; Schaeffer 2, 0-3, 4; Schumacher 3, 0-0, 6; Rad 8, 2-2, 18; Johnson 1, 0-0, 2; Schlader 0, 1-4, 1; Heitman 0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler.
C.V.-Thomas 0, 0-0, 0; Gutman 5, 1-3, 11; Coons 2, 1-2, 6; Kolb 4, 0-0, 8; A. Reuben 0, 0-0, 0; Baldwin 0, 0-0, 0; Webb 1, 0-2, 2; Harrington 7, 6-8, 21; Palmer 1, 0-0, 2; T. Reuben 4, 2-2, 10; Gianopolus 0, 0-0, 0; Beisacher 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Coons, Harrington.

Lady Pirates win big at Potlatch
After a competitive first quarter the Prairie Lady Pirates pulled away over the final three quarters for a 53-22 win at Potlatch Saturday, Jan. 15.MeShel Rad juked her way past a Potlatch defender as she goes into the lane. Also shown is Kendal Schumacher.
MeShel Rad scored 8 points in the first quarter but Potlatch kept the game close as the score was tied at 8-8 with 12 seconds left. Rad hit a short bank shot with 5 seconds left to give Prairie a 10-8 lead.
In the second quarter Potlatch started sending Prairie to the free throw line and Kendal Schumacher came off the bench to go 3 for 3 from the field as Prairie opened up a lead.
Prairie converted on 6 of 13 free throws in the quarter and 5 of 8 from the field while holding the Loggers to just 7 points as Prairie took a 26-15 lead at the half.
The third quarter was a total mismatch as Prairie forced 10 Potlatch turnovers with the Loggers only able to attempt 3 shots from the field in the quarter.
Prairie held them scoreless until the final 44 seconds as they reeled off 16 straight points. Rad scored 7 in the quarter and Megan Sigler added 5 including a 3-pointer.
Prairie led 42-17 after 3 quarters of play.
Potlatch scored the first 5 points of the fourth quarter but Prairie then shut them down the rest of the way as they scored the final 11.
Rad wound up with 20 points to lead all scorers and added 13 rebounds and 7 steals to lead the team in those categories as well.
Schumacher scored 9, with 7 rebounds while MaKayla Schaeffer scored 6, Sigler 5, Shelby VonBargen 4, Taylor Heitman 3 and Kayla Johnson, Tanna Schlader and Meaghan Bruner 2 each.
Prairie held a 50-29 rebounding advantage.
Callie Mader and Schlader added 3 steals each and Mader had 2 assists.
Prairie was 20 for 60 from the field, 33%, and 12 for 26 at the line, 46%. Potlatch was 9 for 34 from the field, 26%, and 3 for 5 at the line, 60%.
With the win Prairie improves to 6-8 on the season and 3-2 in league play.
The JV game was a tough battle for 3 quarters but Prairie pulled away in the fourth for a 32-21 win.
Neither team shot well in the first quarter as Prairie was 2 for 12 and Potlatch was 2 for 16. Potlatch was able to score a free throw to take a 4-5 lead. Leah Holthaus and Samantha Keating each had a basket for Prairie.
It didnít get any better in the second quarter as Prairie hit just 1 of 13 attempts while Potlatch was 2 for 13 as the Loggers led 7-9 at the half. Keating scored a basket and Beka Bruner a free throw for Prairie.
MaKayla Schaeffer and Kendal Schumacher go after an offensive rebound.Potlatch outscored Prairie 4-7 over the first 5 minutes of the third quarter to take an 11-16 lead but Prairie then started hitting some shots.
Bruner took the ball away inside the lane after Potlatch had made a defensive rebound and put the ball in for a basket. Holthaus then banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key to tie the score at 16. Bruner added a putback in the final seconds to give Prairie an 18-16 lead after three quarters.
Tyler Workman had a huge fourth quarter for the Pirates, hitting all four of her shots and controlling the boards with 7 of her team high 12 rebounds.
She scored a pair of putbacks to open the fourth quarter scoring and give Prairie a 22-16 lead.
Potlatch scored but Workman answered with a bank shot on a feed from Keating.
A Potlatch 3-pointer cut the lead to 3 but Holthaus answered with 4 straight free throws. Another bank shot by Workman and a basket by Keating finished off the scoring.
Holthaus had 11 points to lead the scoring with Workman scoring 8, Keating 6, Bruner 5 and Kayla Frei 2.
Potlatch held a 43-45 rebounding edge but Prairie outrebounded them 15-6 in the decisive fourth quarter. Bruner had 7 rebounds while Keating had 6.
Keating had 5 steals and 3 assists while Bruner had 4 steals.
Prairie hit 10 of 22 shots in the second half to win up at 13 for 47, 28%. They were 5 for 11 at the line, 45%. Potlatch wound up 8 for 54 from the field, 15%, and 4 for 12 at the line, 33%.
Prairie      10 16 16 11 -53
Potlatch     8   7   2   5 -22
Prairie-Mader 0-9, 0-2, 0; Sigler 2-8, 0-0, 5; Schaeffer 1-6, 4-8, 6; Rad 9-14, 2-4, 20; Johnson 1-2, 0-0, 2; Schlader 0-3, 2-4, 2; VonBargen 1-1, 2-4, 4; Schumacher 4-9, 1-2, 9; Bruner 1-4, 0-0, 2; Heitman 1-4, 1-2, 3. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Potlatch-Quiring 3-9, 2-2, 8; Heighes 0-1, 0-1, 0; Larson 0-3, 0-0, 0; Alexander 1-4, 0-0, 2; Nygaard 3-7, 0-0, 6; Poesy 1-1, 0-0, 2; Musick 1-4, 0-0, 3; Tucker 0-1, 0-0, 0; Butterfield 0-4, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Musick.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2010-11
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
12-Nezperce, there, lost 35-41
16-Culdesac, here, postponed due to power outage to Jan. 27
18-Grangeville, here, lost 26-61
22-Orofino, here, postponed due to weather to January 3
23-Kamiah, here, lost 39-40
29-Culdesac, there, won 67-18
30-Lapwai, here*, lost 33-75
DECEMBER
  3-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, lost 27-50
  4-Genesee, there, 1 p.m., won 56-31
  7-Deary here*, won 50-22
  9-Nezperce, here, lost 44-37
13-Timberline, there (schedule change), won 51-37
17-Kendrick, there*, won 58-51 in double overtime
JANUARY
  3-Orofino, here (rescheduled from Nov. 22) Cancelled as Orofino is down to JV only status
  4-Summit, here, lost 36-50
10-Orofino, there, see note above
13-C.V., here*, lost 48-60
15-Potlatch, there, 1 p.m.*, won 53-22
18-Lewiston JV here, varsity only, 6 p.m., won 62-51, details next week
22-Genesee, here, 1 p.m.*
24-Kamiah, there
25-Troy, there*
27-Culdesac, here (rescheduled from Nov. 16)
Jan. 31, Feb 2, 5, 7  & 9-District at LCSC
Feb. 12-State Play-In game at St. Maries
Feb. 17-19-State at Nampa
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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