girls win 2 of 3
Summitís Lady Patriots concluded a busy week, winning two White Pine League games over Potlatch and division II foe Timberline, but earlier dropping a close contest to C.V., last yearís division I champs.
In the C.V. game Tuesday, Summit pulled out to an 11 point lead at halftime, only to see the Rams come back with a vengeance in the second half to record a 37-46 league victory. Leading the assault on the Patriots during that second half was Ram Melanie Palmer who lit up the scoreboard for 20 points in that half alone, including 4 threes in her five attempts. Her effort was the margin of difference as Summit went somewhat cold in the second half, netting only 5 of 18 floor shots taken.
Savanah Prigge was the primary effective weapon on offense, scoring 20 for the game, equally spaced over both halves. Jamie Chmelik split her 8 points also over both halves, but Nicole Frei with 2, Rachel Wemhoff with 3 and Brooke Schumacher with 4 were the only other scorers for the night for Summit. Prigge with 9 and Chmelik with 5 led the Patriot effort on the boards while Wemhoff topped the assist stats with nine.
In the prelim Summit suffered only their third loss of the season, falling to the Rams 22-14 in a tight defensive game, with JV starters Sarah Chmelik and Nicole Wemhoff held out for two quarters making them available for play in the varsity game later.
Hosting league foe Potlatch at Highland Thursday, the JVs notched their 8th win of the season 37-27 then watched their older teammates run off an easy 43-23 win in the game following. Scoring by quarters in the game, with several JVs playing: 18-7, 24-11, 38-19 and 43-23 at the end. Scoring for the Patriots: Chmelik 2, Frei 2, Rachel Wemhoff 11, Nicole Wemhoff 2, Schumacher 2, Prigge 22, and Megan Rehder 2. Prigge hauled down 11 boards during the game and also had 4 steals. Rachel Wemhoff recorded 4 assists and 4 steals during her time on the court while Frei and Chmelik also came up with 4 steals each.
Saturday, the Patriots were on the road to Timberline, where the first game resulted in the JVís 9th win of the season, a hard-fought45-43 win over the Spartans, which went right down to the last five seconds.
Following, the varsity rang up their tenth win of the season, with a league record of 7-3, coming out on the upper end of a 66 to 43 game. Wemhoff with 20 and Prigge with 23 led the scoring effort, assisted by Frei with 10 on 5 for 8 shooting, Chmelik with 3, Nicole Wemhoff with 2, Schumacher with 6 and Rehder with 2.
Prigge with 8, Rachel Wemhoff with 5, Nicole Wemhoff with 4 and Schumacher with 4 led the board effort, while Wemhoff with 7 and Prigge with 5 led in the assist department. Steals recorded show Rachel Wemhoff with 7 and Prigge and Schumacher with 4 each.
Games remaining for the Patriots include Highland/Culdesac away this Thursday, then Deary away on Saturday, the Patriots last league game, then non-league games against Orofino and Kamiah to close out the season.
Summit boys lose twice
Shooting woes plagued the young Patriot boys team last Friday, as a miserly 4 for 33 success rate from the field dropped Summit down 13 to 30 at the half against division II foe Highland. Mounting a furious rally in the second half, however, saw the local boys drawing within three near the end of the game, only to drop their sixth game of the season 44 to 37.
The Patriots outscored Highland 24-14 during that second half with scoring provided by Derek Nuxoll-6, Shane Stubbers-2, Dan Wemhoff-3, Austin Chmelik-17, David Waters-2 and Michael Waters-7. Rebounding stats showed David Waters with 16, Stubbers with 8, Nuxoll with 6 and Michael Waters with 6.
The loss leaves the Patriots with a 2-6 record and 0-4 in White Pine action.
Traveling to Nezperce on Saturday, the Patriots hung tough with last yearís division II state champs, down only 13 to 17 in the first quarter. Then fatigue, turnovers and errant shots led to a giant second and third quarter for the Indians, scoring 25 in the second and 23 in the third on their way to a 74-28 romp. Eleven Indians scored during the contest, while Summit scorers were Nuxoll with 2, Stubbers with 4, Wemhoff with 1, Chmelik with 10 and Michael Waters with 11. 20 turnovers plagued the Patriots, while netting only 11 of 36 shots from the field and 6 of 15 from the line.
Upcoming games for the Patriots include Prairie this past Tuesday, Lapwai at Highland on Friday and Logos away at 3:00 p.m. Saturday. Then next Tuesday, both girls and boys play Timberline at PHS, the girls varsity game starting at 6:00.
The Summit Academy Student Government hosted a breakfast for the Student Body last week during finals week. All students were welcome to pay one dollar and come and eat breakfast before school. Pictured are members of the Student Government.
Summit Academy Basketball Schedule 2010-2011
21-Boys vs. Lapwai, home*
22-Boys at Logos, 3 p.m.
22-Girls at Deary*
25-Girls vs. Timberline, here**
27-Boys at Genesee
28-Boys and Girls at Orofino, V only
29-Boys vs. Kendrick, here*
3-Boys vs. Nezperce, here**
4-Boys vs. Highland, here**
8-Boys vs. Deary, here*
*White Pine League game
**WPL Division II league game
Girls V & JV unless indicated, Boys are V only.
Girls JV starts at 6 p.m., varsity at 7:30 unless indicated.
Boys are varsity only at 7 p.m.
Sites for some home games still to be determined.