Lady Pirates beat Lewiston JV
MeShel Rad scored 22 points to lead the Prairie Lady Pirates to a 62-51 win over the Lewiston JV Tuesday, Jan. 18 at Cottonwood.Megan Sigler and Shelby VonBargen go after a loose ball in the game against Lewiston JV.
The game was scheduled to make up for one of the Orofino games cancelled due to Orofino’s dropping to JV status.
Prairie trailed only once in the game at 1-2 but couldn’t seem to put Lewiston away until a big run in the third quarter.
Rad scored on a putback to put Prairie up for good and wound up with 8 of Prairie’s 13 first quarter points.
Prairie led just 13-10 at the end of the first quarter though.
In the second quarter Prairie started with 4 straight points at the free throw line as Kendal Schumacher and Rad each scored a pair for a 17-10 lead.
Prairie pushed the lead to 10 at 24-14 when Kayla Johnson hit a 3-pointer and Shelby VonBargen followed with a putback.
Prairie led by as many as 12 in the first half after a basket by Rad with 2:44 left made it 29-17.
Lewiston came right back though with a 0-7 run to cut the lead to 5 with 30 seconds left in the half.
Megan Sigler scored with 14 seconds left to make it 31-24 at the half.
Lewiston scored the first 4 points of the second half to cut the lead to 3 but Prairie then went on a 10-0 run and outscored Lewiston 20-4 the over the remainder of the quarter to push the lead to 19 at 51-32.
Prairie’s defense forced 9 turnover in the quarter which led to their offensive outburst.  Sigler scored 8 points in the quarter while Rad scored 6 and Johnson 4.
Prairie twice led by as many as 21 in the fourth quarter but Lewiston put on a 0-10 run over the final 2:34 to cut the final margin to 11.
In addition to Rad’s 22 points, Sigler scored 12, Johnson 9 and VonBargen 6. MaKayla Schaeffer scored 4 points, Tanna Schlader 3 and Callie Mader, Schumacher and Meaghan Bruner 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 50-26 with Rad pulling down 11 rebounds to lead the team. Schaeffer, Schlader and VonBargen added 7 each.
Sigler had 9 steals to lead the Pirates’ defense and added 3 assists while Schlader, Rad and Bruner had 2 assists each.
Prairie was 22 for 59 from the field, 37%, and 17 for 23 at the free throw line, 74%. Lewiston was 21 for 53 from the field, 40%, and 6 for 13 at the line, 46%.
Prairie    13 18 20 11 -62
Lew. JV 10 14   8 19 -51
Prairie-Mader 1-5, 0-1, 2; Sigler 4-13, 4-4, 12; Schaeffer 0-10, 4-4, 4; Rad 9-18, 4-4, 22; Johnson 3-5, 2-4, 9; Schumacher 0-0, 2-2, 2; Schlader 1-1, 1-2, 3; VonBargen 3-6, 0-2, 6; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0; Bruner 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Johnson.
Lewiston JV-Schlader 3-11, 0-0, 6; Hastings 3-4, 0-1, 6; Wells 6-11, 1-2, 15; Moscrip 2-6, 1-1, 6; Hobart 4-11, 1-2, 9; Weeks 1-6, 0-0, 2; Boettger 0-1, 0-0, 0; Taylor 0-0, 2-4, 2; Gibbins 2-3, 1-3, 5. 3-pointers-Wells 2.

Lady Pirates rout Genesee
The Prairie Lady Pirates had little trouble beating a young, overmatched Genesee team Saturday, Jan. 22, as they rolled to a 64-14 White Pine League win at Cottonwood.
Shelby VonBargen gets fouled on this shot against Genesee. At right is Meaghan Bruner.Prairie came out with full-court pressure in the first quarter and forced 20 Genesee turnovers as they jumped out to a 26-0 lead. Megan Sigler scored 13 of her game-high 15 points in the opening frame.
Genesee was only able to attempt 5 shots in the period as they struggled to get the ball across the half-court line against Prairie’s defense.
They finally scored with a free throw at the 1:59 mark of the period and Prairie then scored another 22 unanswered points before Genesee scored their first basket of the game with 52 seconds left in the half.
Prairie took off the press near the end of the first quarter and the subs got to play most of the second quarter with Taylor Heitman and Shelby VonBargen leading the scoring with 4 points each in the quarter while Kendal Schumacher scored 3.
Genesee came out in the third quarter and scored the first 4 points of the quarter but Prairie still outscored them for the quarter 7-5. Prairie spent much of the quarter just running the offense looking only for a lay-up if it presented itself.
The fourth quarter was played with a running clock as Prairie took a 55-8 lead into the period. Schumacher scored 5 of Prairie’s 9 points in the final frame.
Sigler led the team with 15 points with Schumacher adding 10. All 10 players for Prairie scored as Schaeffer scored 8, MeShel Rad 7, Kayla Johnson and VonBargen 6 each, Tanna Schlader 5, Heitman 4, Meaghan Bruner 2 and Callie Mader 1.
Genesee’s roster features 2 juniors and 6 freshmen with only 3 players hitting the scoring column.
Prairie held a 32-27 rebounding edge led by Heitman with 7. Rad added 6 rebounds.
Sigler and Schaeffer had 5 steals each while Schlader had 4. Schaeffer and Schlader had 4 assists each while Sigler had 3.
Prairie was 24 for 46 from the field, 52%, and 15 for 21 at the line, 71%. Genesee was 4 for 37 from the field, 11%, and 5 for 10 at the line, 50%.
With the win, Prairie improves to 8-8 on the season, 4-2 in league play.
The JV team got to play also as they were able to schedule a game with the Grangeville C team and held off the Bulldogs for a 36-31 win.
Prairie led most of the game but couldn’t put away the Bulldogs.
Grangeville took a 2-4 lead early but Keely Schmidt tied the game with a 15 foot jumper and Leah Holthaus put Prairie ahead for good with a banked-in 3-pointer with 4:02 left in the first quarter.Kendal Schumacher goes for a lay-up against Genesee. At right is Shelby VonBargen.
A steal by Sam Keating led to a basket by Kayla Frei that gave Prairie a 9-4 lead but Grangeville quickly cut the lead to just 1.
A pair of free throws by Holthaus and a bank shot from just inside the 3-point line by Stephanie Gimmeson made it 13-8 but Grangeville closed within 13-12 by the end of the quarter.
Prairie scored the first 8 points of the second quarter to build a 21-12 lead as Grangeville was scoreless until there were only 18 seconds left. Keating scored 4 of Prairie’s 8 second quarter points.
In the third quarter Grangeville quickly cut the lead to 3 but Prairie then went on an 8-2 run to push the lead back to 9.
Grangeville then closed the quarter with 5 straight to pull within 29-25 by the end of the quarter.
In the fourth Grangeville cut the lead down to 31-29 with 3:10 left.
Holthaus stole the ball and drove in for a lay-up with 1:51 left to push the lead by to 4 but Grangeville answered a minute later to again cut the lead to 2.
Holthaus then drove the baseline under the hoop and tossed the ball out to Daun Hoene for a basket to make it a 4-point lead again and Holthaus scored the final point of the game at the line.
Holthaus scored 14 to lead the JV team with Keating scoring 6, Schmidt, Frei and Hoene 4 each and Tyler Workman and Gimmeson 2 each.
Grangeville held a 30-40 rebounding advantage with Frei collecting 7 to lead Prairie. 
Schmidt and Keating had 7 steals each as Prairie forced Grangeville into 47 turnovers. Holthaus had 6 assists.
Prairie was 16 for 52 from the field, 31%, and 3 for 7 at the line, 43%. Grangeville was 13 for 39 from the field, 33%, and 5 for 11 at the line, 56%.
Prairie     31 17 7 9 -64
Genesee    1   2 5 6 -14
Prairie-Mader 0-1, 1-2, 1; Sigler 7-13, 0-0, 15; Schaeffer 2-4, 4-4, 8; Rad 3-7, 1-2, 7; Johnson 3-4, 0-0, 6; Schlader 1-2, 3-6, 5; Schumacher 2-5, 6-7, 10; VonBargen 3-4, 0-0, 6; Bruner 1-2, 0-0, 2; Heitman 2-4, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Genesee-Phillips 1-11, 5-10, 8; Burt 0-2, 0-0, 0; Kelnhofer 0-0, 0-0, 0; H. Carter 2-6, 0-0, 4; Moser 0-6, 0-0, 0; Becker 0-4, 0-0, 0; Osterberg 0-2, 0-0, 0; M. Carter 1-6, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Phillips.

Kamiah edges Lady Pirates
In a ragged, foul-filled contest the Prairie Lady Pirates came out on the short end of a 41-46 score at Kamiah Monday, Jan. 24.
MaKayla Schaeffer scores a lay-up after a Kamiah turnover.Prairie trailed most of the game but always kept it close with some huge turnovers in the final minutes thwarting the opportunities they had to pull out the win.
Prairie took the lead early at 5-4 after a 3-pointer by Megan Sigler but were limited to free throws the rest of the first quarter as Kamiah built a 6-11 lead.
Prairie was able to pull within 3 by the end of the quarter as they connected on 5 of 8 from the line.
Kamiah opened the second quarter with a basket but Prairie then came back to take the lead. 
MaKayla Schaeffer stole the ball and scored. Sigler converted both ends of a 1 and 1 and then fed Shelby VonBargen inside for a lay-up to put Prairie ahead 16-15.
At that point things started to unravel for Prairie as Kamiah went on a 0-9 run. Contributing were a couple of questionable offensive fouls called on VonBargen as she tried to post up on the low block against Kamiah’s 5’11” Shelby Cloninger.
Kendal Schumacher scored with 13 seconds left to break the Kamiah run as Prairie trailed 18-24 at the half.
Prairie came out strong in the third quarter as Sigler hit a 3-pointer and MeShel Rad score 3 baskets. With 2:13 left in the quarter Sigler put Prairie in the lead with a pair of free throws as Cloninger picked up her fourth foul.
With Cloninger out of the game Prairie probably should’ve looked to go inside more but couldn’t capitalize on her absence as the two teams traded the lead the rest of the quarter with Kamiah taking a 33-34 lead at the end of the period.
In the fourth quarter Kamiah pushed the lead to 4 points but Prairie fought back to tie the game at 40 with 1:45 left to play.
Cloninger then hit a huge 3-pointer to put Kamiah back on top.
Prairie cut the lead to 2 on a free throw by Rad and Kamiah then looked to run out the clock.
The Kubs turned the ball over on a bad pass with 41 seconds left to give Prairie an opportunity to tie the game but Prairie turned it right back and Kamiah added 3 free throws in the final 26 seconds to push the final margin to 5.
Sigler had 13 points to lead the Pirates in scoring with Rad adding 11. Schaeffer scored 6, Schumacher 4, VonBargen 3, Callie Mader 2 and Kayla Johnson and Tanna Schlader 1 each.Megan Sigler has an open shot at Kamiah.
With the win Kamiah coach Tina Ulmer improves to 2-0 in head to head matchups against her sister Lori Mader as Kamiah won by 1 point at Cottonwood earlier this year.
Kamiah held a 40-48 rebounding edge with Rad collecting 14 to lead Prairie. Schlader added 6 rebounds while Sigler, Schaeffer and Johnson had 5 each.
Schlader had 3 steals and Sigler had 3 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 45 from the field, 28%, and 13 for 24 at the line, 54%, while Kamiah was 16 for 48 from the field, 33%, and 13 for 22 at the line, 59%.
There were 21 fouls called on Prairie in the game and 20 called on Kamiah with 1 player fouling our on each side.
The loss drops the Pirates to 8-9 on the season.
The JV game was also a close game but Prairie pulled away in the fourth quarter for a 38-30 win.
Kayla Frei scored 6 of Prairie’s first 7 points in the game before picking up her second foul and sitting out the rest of the half. Leah Holthaus added a 3-pointer late in the quarter to give Prairie a 10-7 lead at the quarter break.
Kamiah was able to tie the game 4 times in the second quarter but could never take the lead against the Pirates.
The last tie came at 15-15 with 2:39 left but Prairie ended the half with 7 straight points, 4 by Holthaus, 2 by Demetria Riener and 1 by Daun Hoene as they took a 22-15 halftime lead.
Frei opened the second half scoring with a bank shot to give Prairie a 9-point lead but Kamiah came back to tie the game at 26 after Lindy Warden hit back to back 3-pointers. She fouled out later in the quarter and that helped Prairie win as much as anything as Kamiah’s two top scorers both wound up fouling out.
A basket each by Beka Bruner and Frei put Prairie up 30-26 by the end of the quarter.
After a Kamiah score to open the fourth Prairie went on a 7-0 run to again take a 9-point lead. Two free throws by Kamiah broke the run but with just 17 seconds left. Holthaus added a free in the final seconds to make the final margin 8.
Holthaus and Frei each scored 13 points to lead Prairie in scoring. Riener scored 4, Keely Schmidt 3, Hoene and Bruner 2 each and Tyler Workman 1.
Prairie held a 50-44 rebounding edge with Holthaus grabbing 13 and Frei 10 as both had double-doubles. Bruner added 8 rebounds.
Frei, Hoene and Stephanie Gimmeson each had 4 steals in the game while Schmidt had 3. Holthaus had 3 assists.
Prairie was 13 for 59 from the field, 22%, and 11 for 26 at the line, 42%. Kamiah was 11 for 46 from the field, 24%, and 5 for 11 at the line, 45%.
Prairie   10   8 15   8 -41
Kamiah 13 11 10 12 -46
Prairie-Sigler 3-13, 5-6, 13; Schaeffer 2-6, 2-4, 6; Rad 4-9, 3-4, 11; Johnson 0-5, 1-2, 1; Schlader 0-4, 1-5, 1; VonBargen 1-3, 1-3, 3; Mader 1-2, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 2-2, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-Sigler 2.
Kamiah-Ulmer 5-11, 8-10, 18; Harper 0-8, 2-3, 2; Cloninger 3-10, 3-7, 10; Lane 3-14, 0-0, 6; Wilkins 2-10, 0-2, 4; Penney 2-4, 0-0, 4; Willis 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Cloninger.
Shelby VonBargen looks to get a shot up over Kamiah's Shelby Cloninger.

Prairie to play Deary in 1st round at District
The District II 1-A Division I Girls Basketball Tournament gets underway next Monday, January 31, with a pair of games at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
With there win at Troy Tuesday night Prairie clinched the #3 seed and will play #6 seeded Deary at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 2.
If they win they will play the C.V.-Genesee winner on Saturday at 7:45 p.m. If they lose they would play the C.V.-Genesee loser at 2 p.m. Saturday..
There are two more loser out games Monday, Feb. 7 at 6:15 and 7:45 p.m..
The 3rd place game will be played at 6:15 Wednesday, Feb. 9 with the winner of that game to play the District I champion on Saturday, Feb. 13 at St. Maries for a berth at State.
The championship game will be played at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9 with both teams advancing to State.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
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
  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
  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
22-Genesee, here, 1 p.m.*, won 64-14
24-Kamiah, there, lost 41-46
25-Troy, there*, won 60-40, details next week
27-Culdesac, here (rescheduled from Nov. 16)-Varsity only, 8:30 p.m. start time-Senior Night
Feb 2, 5, 7  & 9-District at LCSC-Play Deary at 7:45 p.m. Feb. 2
Feb. 12-State Play-In game at St. Maries
Feb. 17-19-State at Nampa
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