Lady Pirates win by 20 at Troy
The Prairie Lady Pirates clinched the third seed into the District Tournament with a 60-40 win at Troy Tuesday, January 25.
Coach Lori Mader said Troy came out and hit a pair of 3-pointers and 2 lay-ups and were up 0-10 just 2:25 into the game. She called a timeout and got after her team and they responded with 15 straight points to take a 15-10 lead by the end of the quarter. Megan Sigler scored 5 points and MaKayla Schaeffer and Kayla Johnson scored 4 each.
The second quarter was played about even with Prairie taking a 29-22 lead at the half. Kendal Schumacher scored 6 of Prairie’s 14 second quarter points.
After the half Prairie came out and dominated the third quarter outscoring Troy 19-7 to take a 19-point lead.
Sigler scored 8 points in the quarter while Schumacher and Tanna Schlader scored 4 each.
MeShel Rad scored 10 of Prairie’s 12 fourth quarter points as the Pirates held off the Trojans for the 20-point win.
Sigler wound up with 14 points to lead the scoring while Rad and Schaeffer scored 13 each and Schumacher scored 10. Johnson went 6 for 6 at the free throw line for her 6 points while Schlader scored 4.
Prairie had 30 rebounds in the game led by Rad with 12. with Johnson adding 5.
Sigler had 8 steals in the game with Schaeffer adding 7 and Rad 4. Rad also had 23 assists.
Prairie was 22 for 48 from the field, 46%, and 15 for 25 at the line, 60%. Troy was 15 for 40 from the field, 38$ and 5 for 11 at the line 45%.
With the win Prairie ends Division I league play with a 5-2 record and even their season record at 9-9.
The JV team ended their season with a 44-34 win.
Prairie 15 14 19 12 -60
Troy    10 12   7 11 -40
Prairie-Mader 0-1, 0-0, 0; Sigler 6-13, 1-2, 14; Schaeffer 5-7, 3-4, 13; Rad 5-11, 3-5, 13; Johnson 0-2, 6-6, 6; Schumacher 4-7, 2-6, 10; Schlader 2-3, 0-2, 4; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Troy-Anderson 2-3, 0-0, 6; Knapik 1-1, 0-0, 2; Yockey 2-6, 1-3, 7; Bull 0-0, 0-0, 0; Case 3-9, 0-2, 7; Chamberlin 0-0, 0-0, 0; Knott 5-11, 4-6, 14; Bedard 0-0, 0-0, 0; Johnson 0-5, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Anderson 2, Yockey 2, Case.

Lady Pirates rout Culdesac in season finale
The Prairie Lady Pirates had little trouble knocking off Culdesac as they rolled to a 76-22 win in their regular season finale Thursday, Jan. 27 at Cottonwood.
This was also senior night and Kayla Johnson and Meaghan Bruner were honored prior to the game.Senior connection-Meaghan Bruner passes into the low post to Kayla Johnson. Also shown is Callie Mader.
MeShel Rad scored 10 points in the first quarter to lead Prairie to a 24-5 lead after one period. 
Johnson and Kendal Schumacher added 4 points each as Prairie hoisted 30 shots in the quarter, sinking 12 of them.
They didn’t slow down any in the second quarter despite going to the subs for much of the period as they hit 11 of 20 shots and added 4 of 6 free throws to push their lead to 50-14 by halftime. Rad and Tanna Schlader scored 6 each in the quarter while Taylor Heitman, Shelby VonBargen and Callie Mader added 4 each.
7 different players scored in the third quarter as they rolled up an 18-4 advantage to take a 68-18 lead into the final period. Sigler and Schumacher scored 4 each in the period while Mader, MaKayla Schaeffer Rad, Johnson and Schlader added 2 each.
With a running clock in the fourth quarter due to the mercy rule the scoring was just 8-4 as 4 different players scored 2 points each.
Rad led the scoring with 18 points with Schumacher also hitting in double figures with 10. Johnson, Sigler and Schlader scored 8 each while Mader and VonBargen scored 6 each, Schaeffer and Heitman 4 each and Bruner and Samantha Keating 2 each as everybody who played, scored. For Keating it was her first varsity action of the season.
Prairie had 49 rebounds in the game with Schumacher grabbing 9 to lead the team. Rad added 8 and Shelby VonBargen had 7.
Sigler had 8 steals and 3 assists while Rad had 5 steals. Schlader and Schaeffer each had 4 steals and 5 assists.
Prairie was 36 for 78 from the field, 46%, and 4 for 7 at the line, 57%. Culdesac was 7 for 30 from the field, 23%, and 7 for 10 at the line, 70%.
With the win Prairie finishes the season at 10-8 overall and 7-4 in White Pine League games and 5-2 in games that counted for district seeding.
Culdesac     5   9   4 4 -22
Prairie       24 26 18 8 -76
Prairie-Mader 3-5, 0-0, 6; Bruner 1-4, 0-0, 2; Sigler 4-11, 0-0, 8; Schaeffer 2-5, 0-0, 4; Schumacher 5-6, 0-0, 10; Rad 8-13, 2-3, 18; Johnson 4-10, 0-0, 8; Schlader 3-5, 2-4, 8; Heitman 2-8, 0-0, 4; VonBargen 3-8, 0-0, 6; Keating 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Culdesac-Blewett 1-3, 0-0, 3; S. Hendren 0-2, 1-2, 1; M. Hendren 0-1, 0-0, 0; C. Lowe 4-12, 1-2, 9; Wilson 0-6, 5-6, 5; Hart 1-4, 0-0, 2; Heo 0-0, 0-0, 0; A. Lowe 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Blewett.

Girls to play CV on Saturday at 7:45 p.m.
The Prairie Lady Pirates open District play Wednesday, Feb. 2 at 7:45 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. 
They won easily over Deary 63-34 and will play Clearwater Valley at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5. The winner of that game clinches a trip to state and would play in the District Championship game at 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9
The loser can still make it to state but would have to win games on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. They would play the Troy-Potlatch winner on Monday, Feb. 7 at 6:15 p.m. The winner of that game plays for third place in the District at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 9. The winner of that game travels to St. Maries on Saturday, Feb. 12 to play the District 1 champion (either Lakeside or Wallace) for a state berth.
Samantha Keating, 14, and Kayla Johnson block out for a rebound as Callie Mader, 2, watches the ball.
Kayla Johnson looks to pass to Callie Mader. Also shown are Taylor Heitman, Meaghan Bruner, 4, and Shelby VonBargen at far right.

KC's crown free throw champions
Ten boys and girls from Prairie Elementary School, Prairie Middle School, and Summit Academy, ages 10 to 14, were named local and district champions of the 2011 Knights of Columbus Free Throw Championship and have earned the right to compete at the state level.  Knights of Columbus Council #1389, which includes members from Cottonwood, Ferdinand, Greencreek, and Keuterville, sponsored the local competition at the three schools during Physical Education periods. The winners emerged from a pool of 165 students who participated in the free event.  All youth ages 10 to 14, to include home schoolers, were eligible to participate. 
Angela Wemhoff was the 10-year old girls’ champion and Hunter Chaffee was the winner of the 10-year old boys’ division.  In the 11-year olds’ bracket, Courtney Renee’ was the girls’ champion, and Tyler Krogh was the boys’ champion.  Twelve-year-old winners in the girls’ and boys’ division were Hailey Danly, a third repeat winner and Brandon Higgins, a repeat winner from last year.  The 13-year old girls’ division was won by Kristin Latimer and the boys’ by Jake Bruner.  Fourteen-year-old champions were, Emily McHugh in the girls’ bracket and Bryson Higgins in the boys’.   Congratulations to the winners.
Each council contestant shot 15 three-throws in the contest.  Successive rounds of five free throws per contestant settled ties until a participant in each category shot their way to the top spot.  Because the Cottonwood K of C Council is the only member in district participating in the KC hoop shoot, each council winner was also an automatic district winner.   District winners were invited to shoot another 25 free throws on Saturday, January 29, 2011 and those who participated will be submitted for state competition.  
After the free throw shooting was finished each winner received a KC Certificate recognizing his or her achievement and a district champion medal.  In addition, the winning scores will be submitted to compete in the state competition later this winter with the possibility of advancing to the international level during the spring.  We expect to hear the results of the state competition about May 1 and hope to present some state winner trophies at school assemblies.

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
27-Culdesac, here won 76-22
Feb 2, 5, 7  & 9-District at LCSC-defeated Deary 63-34 (details next week), will play C.V. at 7:45 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5
Feb. 12-State Play-In game at St. Maries
Feb. 17-19-State at Nampa
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