Lady Pirates cruise in District opener
The Prairie Lady Pirates had little trouble in their District Tournament opener as they cruised past Deary 63-34 Wednesday, Feb. 2 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.Megan Sigler heads toward the hoop in the Deary game.
Prairie jumped out to leads of 6-0, 10-2 and 19-4 in the first quarter as Megan Sigler and MeShel Rad each scored 6 first quarter points.
The Pirates forced 12 first quarter turnovers from the Mustangs with many of those turnovers leading to points for Prairie.
Deary scored the final points of the quarter to make it 19-6 at the break.
Prairie kept it going in the second quarter as they outscored Deary 9-2 over the first 5 minutes of play as Rad added another 5 points.
At that point Prairie coach Lori Mader started substituting freely and Prairie wound up leading 32-12 at the half.
The starters opened the second half and Sigler and MaKayla Schaeffer each pumped in a 3-pointer and Rad added a basket to make it 40-15.
With the subs going back in Deary was able to get the deficit down to 19 but Rad added 2 more baskets at the end of the quarter to make it 45-22 at the end of the period.
A 14-2 run to open the fourth gave Prairie their biggest lead at 59-24 and Prairie eased off at the end as Deary closed the game with a 4-10 run which included a pair of 3-pointers.
Rad wound up with 17 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Sigler scoring 15 and Schaeffer 11. Tanna Schlader scored 7, Callie Mader and Shelby VonBargen 4 each , Kendall Schumacher 3 and Samantha Keating 2.
Prairie held a 39-31 rebounding edge led by Rad with 14. Schlader added 7 boards.
Rad had 6 steals with Schlader adding 4 and Schaeffer and Sigler 3 each. Schaeffer and Sigler had 4 assists each while Mader had 3 assists.
Prairie was 26 for 62 from the field, 42%, and 9 for 20 at the line, 45%. Deary was 15 for 42 from the field, 36%, and 2 for 7 at the line, 29%.
Prairie forced 36 turnovers from the Mustangs while committing 20.
Prairie 19 13 13 18 -63
Deary   6   6 10 12 -34
Prairie-Mader 2-7, 0-2, 4; Sigler 6-16, 2-2, 15; Schaeffer 5-9, 0-0, 11; Rad 7-12, 3-7, 17; Schlader 2-5, 3-4, 7; Schumacher 1-4, 1-4, 3; Johnson 0-3, 0-0, 0; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 2-3, 0-0, 4; Bruner 0-2, 0-1, 0; Keating 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Sigler, Schaeffer.
Deary-Workman 5-5, 1-3, 11; Thompson 4-12, 0-0, 9; Dorendorf 1-2, 0-0, 2; Batey 3-16, 0-0, 7; Olson 0-1, 0-2, 0; Knerr 2-6, 1-2, 5; Bergen 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Thompson, Batey.

CV pulls away in second half
The Prairie Lady Pirates hung with defending state champion Clearwater Valley for a half before falling 35-51 in second round District Tournament action Saturday, Feb. 5 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
MeShel Rad is surrounded by CV defenders. At left is MaKayla Schaeffer and at right is Tanna Schlader.C.V. clinched a state tournament berth with the win while Prairie will have to win 3 more games to earn a berth at the state tournament.
It was a well-matched game in the first half as the teams traded the lead several times.
Prairie took their first lead of the game at the 2:12 mark of the first quarter when MeShel Rad sank a pair of free throws to make it 9-7.
C.V. scored the final 5 points of the quarter though to make it 9-12 at the break.
MaKayla Schaeffer sank a 3-pointer 40 seconds into the second quarter to tie the game and after an over-and-back turnover by C.V., Rad scored inside to make it 14-12.
C.V. tied the score but a putback by Kendall Schumacher put Prairie back on top.
C.V. answered with a pair of baskets to retake the lead. A steal by Megan Sigler led to a basket by Schaeffer that tied it.
C.V. took back the lead on a free throw but a putback by Sigler gave Prairie a 20-19 lead with 3:01 left in the half. Unfortunately that was to be Prairie’s final lead of the game as two baskets  by C.V. put them up 20-23.
A basket by Kayla Johnson cut the lead to 1 but C.V. answered with a basket of their own.
Johnson added a free throw after she was fouled at the buzzer to make it 23-25 at the half.
After a decent 8 for 22 (36%) performance from the field in the first half, Prairie came out in the second half and never could find the range.
The Rams started the second half with a 3-12 run that put them into control of the game. Prairie connected on just 2 of 12 shots from the field in the third quarter as C.V. led by as many as 11 in the quarter at 26-37.
Baskets by Schumacher and Rad cut the lead to 7 but C.V. answered to make it 30-39 at the end of the quarter.
Prairie scored first in the fourth quarter on a basket by Sigler but then went over 7 minutes before scoring again as C.V. built their lead to 19 points.
7 fourth quarter turnovers didn’t help as Prairie was only able to attempt 7 shots in the period. Sigler finally broke the dry spell when she hit a 3-pointer with 30 seconds left but that only cut the final margin to 16 points.
Sigler wound up with 12 points to lead Prairie in scoring while Rad scored 8, Schaeffer 5, Schumacher 4 and Tanna Schlader and Johnson 3 each.
Prairie held a 34-28 rebounding edge led by Rad with 9. Schlader added 7 rebounds.
Rad had 4 steals while Sigler and Schaeffer added 2 each. Sigler and Schlader each had 3 assists.
Prairie was 12 for 41 from the field, 29%, and 6 for 16 at the line, 38%. C.V. was 21 for 49 from the field, 43%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%.
Prairie      9 14   7   5 -35
C.V.      12 13 14 12 -51
Prairie-Mader 0-3, 0-0, 0; Sigler 5-18, 0-3, 12; Schaeffer 2-6, 0-1, 5; Rad 3-10, 2-2, 8; Schlader 0-1, 3-6, 3; Schumacher 2-3, 0-2, 4; Johnson 1-1, 1-2, 3; VonBargen 0-0, 0-0, 0; Bruner 0-0, 0-0, 0; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2, Schaeffer.
C.V.-Gutzman 2-7, 2-2, 6; Coons 3-6, 0-0, 7; Kolb 7-13, 0-1, 14; Harrington 3-8, 0-1, 6; Palmer 4-7, 0-0, 11; T. Reuben 1-5, 1-2, 3; Webb 1-1, 1-2, 3; A. Reuben 0-1, 0-0, 0; Baldwin 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Palmer 3, Coons.

Lady Pirates advance to third place game
The Prairie Lady Pirates kept their hopes of a trip to State alive with a rugged 61-48 win over Troy Monday, Feb. 7 in the District Tournament at the LCSC Activity Center.MaKayla Schaeffer looks to put up a shot in the Troy game. In the background is Kayla Johnson.
With the win they advance to play Kendrick for third place Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 6:15 p.m. With a win there they would then go to St. Maries Saturday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. to play the Lakeside-Wallace winner for a trip to State, which will be at Columbia High School in Nampa Feb. 17-19.
Prairie never trailed in the game but could never really put the Trojans away either.
Kayla Johnson gave Prairie their first lead with a 15 foot jumper 30 seconds into the contest. Troy answered by MeShel Rad gave Prairie the lead for good with a pair of free throws at the 6:33 mark. 
Johnson scored again on a nice step-around move and a steal by Rad led to a lay-up by Sigler that made it 8-2.
Troy was able to come back and cut the lead to 2 at 10-8 but a steal by MaKayla Schaeffer led to a driving lay-up by Sigler that gave Prairie a 12-8 lead at the quarter break.
Another steal by Schaeffer led to another lay-up by Sigler to open the second quarter and Sigler added a free throw when she was fouled on the play.
Troy cut the lead back to 3 but baskets by Kendall Schumacher and Tanna Schlader pushed it back to 7 at 19-12. 
Troy got back within 5 on 3 occasions but each time Prairie answered. With 2:45 left Troy again cut the lead to 5 at 23-18 but Prairie shut them out the rest of the half as Schlader and Rad each added a free throw and Sigler connected from the baseline for a 27-18 halftime lead.
Prairie went scoreless for the first 3 minutes of the third quarter but Troy could only cut the lead down to 5 at 27-22. 
Rad then broke through for a basket at the 4:59 mark and 30 seconds later Johnson added a lay-up to again push the lead back to 9.
Troy later cut the lead down to 6 on a 3-pointer by Madison Yockey but Johnson answered with a driving lay-up and converted the 3-point play as she was fouled.
A 3-pointer from the corner by Sigler and a 10 foot jumper by Rad put Prairie up by 10 at 41-31with 38 seconds left in the quarter.
Troy was able to scored a pair of baskets in the final 25 seconds to cut the lead to 6 at the quarter break 41-35.
Sigler opened the fourth quarter scoring with another 3-pointer and Prairie led by no less than 8 the rest of the way as they converted enough of their fourth quarter free throws, 11 of 20, to thwart any comeback hopes by Troy.
Sigler and Rad wound up with 17 points each to lead the scoring with Johnson adding 9, Schlader 7, Schumacher 6, Schaeffer 4 and Callie Mader 1.
Prairie dominated on the boards 51-26 although it seemed like Troy got a lot of offensive rebounds during the game. Rad had 26  rebounds, 13 in each half, to equal Troy’s total all by herself.
Rad also had 6 steals with Sigler and Schaeffer adding 2 each. Schlader had 5 assists while Sigler had 3 and Schaeffer and Rad had 2 each.
Prairie was 20 for 46 from the field, 43%, and 19 for 33 at the line. 58%. Troy was 19 for 52 from the field, 37%, and 8 for 21 at the line, 38%.
With the win Prairie improves to 12-10 on the season.
Prairie 12 15 14 20 -61
Troy     8 10 17 13 -48
Prairie-Mader 0-1, 1-2, 1; Sigler 7-18, 1-3, 17; Schaeffer 1-7, 2-5, 4; Rad 4-6, 9-13, 17; Johnson 4-8, 1-1, 9; Schlader 1-1, 5-9, 7; Schumacher 3-5, 0-0, 6; VonBargen 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bruner 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2.
Troy-Andersen 1-8, 0-0, 3; Yockey 1-5, 5-8, 8; Pearson 4-10, 0-2, 8; Knott 8-13, 1-5, 17; Johnson 1-5, 0-1, 2; Case 4-10, 2-5, 10; Bull 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bedard 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Andersen, Yockey.
Kayla Johnson got inside the defense for a shot in the CV game.
Kendall Schumacher drives past a Troy defender.
MaKayla Schaeffer puts up on open jumper against CV.
Tanna Schlader shoots in the Deary game.

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, lost to CV 35-51, defeated Troy 61-48, defeated Kendrick (details next week) 45-37
Feb. 12-State Play-In game at St. Maries, 6 p.m.-will play District 1 champion Lakeside for a berth in State Tournament..
Feb. 17-19-State at Nampa
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