Pirates lose at Genesee
A disastrous third quarter led to a 46-51 loss at Genesee in the Prairie Pirates final White Pine League game of the season Tuesday, Feb. 8.Devin Schmidt looks to pass to Justin Schmidt, left, who wound up with a lay-up in the Genesee game. At right is David Johnson while behind Devin is Seth Guyer.
Prairie had taken a 23-20 lead at halftime but Genesee outscored them 9-21 in the third quarter and then weathered a Pirates comeback in the fourth quarter.
Genesee jumped out to a 4-12 lead in the first quarter but the Pirates came roaring back with an 11-0 run that carried into the second quarter.
Brock Heath ignited the run with a 3-pointer. Justin Schmidt added a basket and then David Johnson scored the next 6 points on 2 free throws and two baskets inside for a 15-12 lead at the 6:40 mark of the second quarter.
Genesee then came back with another run of their own as they outscored the Pirates 2-8 to take a 17-20 lead with 2:30 left in the half.
Beau Schlader then scored a pair of baskets as Prairie broke through Genesee’s press to give Prairie back the lead. 
Then came a wild play where Devin Schmidt went after a loose ball near halfcourt and appeared to slide on the floor with the ball, but no traveling was called. While still on the floor, he was able to get the ball downcourt to his brother Justin Schmidt, who scored a lay-up to give Prairie a 23-20 lead at the half.
In the third quarter it was the Alan Berry show for Genesee as Berry scored 12 points to help Genesee build a 30-41 lead. 
Prairie didn’t help matters by hitting just 4 of 13 shots and 1 of 4 free throws in the quarter.
Genesee then added the first 4 points of the fourth quarter to take a 32-45 lead with 6:55 left in the game.
Prairie then started to rally back as their defensive intensity picked up.
The Schmidt brothers each scored a pair of free throws and then Devin scored a baseline jumper on an inbounds play to cut the lead to 38-45.
Prairie then forced Genesee into 4 straight turnovers but were able to score just 1 point, a free throw by Justin Schmidt at the 1:56 mark that cut the lead to 41-45.
Genesee finally broke their 5 ½ minute scoring drought with a pair of free throws by Sam Druffel as the Pirates resorted to fouling when they couldn’t get the quick steal.
Schlader scored a basket but 2 more free throws by Druffel make it 43-49 with 28 seconds left.
Devin Schmidt connected on a long 3-pointer to cut the lead to 3 with 16 seconds left but Druffel added another pair of free throws to ice the game.
Justin Schmidt wound up with 13 points before fouling out with 7 seconds left. He also had 8 rebounds to tie Seth Guyer for the team lead.
Schlader and Devin Schmidt scored 10 each while Johnson scored 6, Guyer 4 and Heath 3.
Beau Schlader puts up a shot at Genesee. at right is David Johnson.Prairie held a 34-23 rebounding edge as Devin Schmidt added 7 rebounds to the 8 each for Justin Schmidt and Guyer.
Justin Schmidt had 4 steals and Schlader had 5 assists while Devin Schmidt had 4.
Prairie was 18 for 46 from the field, 39%, and 8 for 12 at the line, 75%. Genesee was 18 for 43 from the field, 42%, and 13 for 19 at the line, 68%.
The loss drops Prairie to 7-1 in league play, tied for first place with Genesee but Genesee will have the #1 seed at District due to their win over the Pirates. Prairie is 11-1 overall in league play, also tying Genesee for first. They are 15-4 overall.
The Pirates will play Deary in their District opener Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6:15 p.m. at the LCSC Activity Center.
In the JV game Prairie had little trouble with the Bulldogs as they jumped out to a 15-0 lead and went on to win 53-28.
Troy Lorentz scored Prairie’s first 4 points and then 4 different players scored as Prairie built their 15-0 lead fueled mainly by 11 first quarter turnovers by Genesee.
Prairie lead 17-5 at the quarter break.
Genesee scored the first 4 points of the second quarter to cut the lead to 8 but Prairie then went on an 11-0 run with Marcus Higgins scoring 5 of those points.
Prairie led 32-12 at the half.
The third quarter was the Josh Schlader show for the Pirates as he went 5 for 5 from the field and scored 10 of Prairie’s 12 points in the quarter. Genesee had no answer for the 6’5 post as either Marcus Higgins or Seth Chaffee would lob it inside to Schlader who would then score the lay-up.
Prairie led 44-22 after 3 quarters.
It was pretty much all subs in the 4th quarter and they still scored the first 9 points of the quarter before Genesee scored the final 6.
Schlader wound up with 18 points to lead the scoring with Marcus Higgins adding 10. Tyler Hankerson scored 6. Lorentz and Chaffee scored 4 each with Chris Hoene scoring 3 and Jared Higgins, Casey Danly, Dakota Wilson and Jake Rowland added 2 points each.
Prairie dominated on the boards 35-22 with Schlader and Hankerson grabbing 7 rebounds each.
Marcus Higgins had 6 steals and 8 assists.
The JV’s were 24 for 56 from the field, 43%, and 3 for 4 at the line, 75%. Genesee was 12 for 35 from the field, 34%, and 4 for 6 at the line, 67%.
Prairie    13 10   9 14 -46
Genesee 12   8 21 10 -51
Prairie-Schlader 5-13, 0-0, 10; Guyer 2-5, 0-0, 4; Johnson 2-4, 2-2, 6; D. Schmidt 3-11, 3-4, 10; Heath 1-3, 0-0, 3; J. Schmidt 5-10, 3-6, 13; Higgins 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-D. Schmidt, Heath.
Genesee-Druffel 8-14, 7-11, 25; Kneale 1-6, 2-4, 4; Tilleman 0-2, 0-0, 0; Berry 8-19, 2-2, 18; Hermann 0-0, 2-2, 2; Jones 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Druffel 2.

Pirates fall to Kamiah in overtime
The Prairie Pirates played Kamiah a lot closer the second time around but still lost, this time in overtime, 37-42, Brock Heath got inside the Kamiah defense for this shot. At right are Devin Schmidt and David Johnson. Photo by Kayla Raymond.Thursday, Feb. 10 on Senior Night at Cottonwood.
The Kubs jumped out to the early lead as they held a 7-14 lead by the end of the first quarter, and held on to it throughout most of the game.
They led 18-24 at the half and 25-29 after 3 quarters.
In the fourth quarter Beau Schlader connected on back-to-back 3-pointers to give Prairie a 2 point lead.
Kamiah tied it up late and Prairie had a chance to win it with 12 seconds left but missed the front end of a 1 and 1. They grabbed the rebound but lost the ball under the hoop for a turnover. Kamiah’s last second shot bounced off the front of the rim to send the game into overtime.
Prairie was unable to score in the extra period as Kamiah pulled out the 5 point win.
Devin Schmidt led the Pirates in scoring with 15 points with Beau Schlader scoring 6, Justin Schmidt and Brock Heath 5 each, Seth Guyer 4 and David Johnson 2.
Jack Nygaard led Kamiah with 24 points.
With the loss, Prairie ends their regular season with a 15-5 record. They will open District Tournament play this Thursday, Feb. 17 at 6:15 p.m. against Deary at the LCSC Activity Center. Second round action will be Monday, Feb. 21.
In the JV game Prairie avenged an earlier loss by defeating the Kubs but no score was available.
Kamiah 14 10 5   8 5 -42
Prairie     7 11 7 12 0 -37
Prairie-Schlader 2, 0-0, 6; Guyer 2, 0-1, 4; J. Schmidt 2, -14, 5; Johnson 0, 2-2, 2; D. Schmidt 4, 6-6, 15; Heath 2, 0-0, 5. 3-pointers-Schlader 2, D. Schmidt, Heath.
Kamiah-Millward 0, 0-0, 0; Garcia 0, 0-0, 0; Nygaard 7, 6-14, 24; E. Hill 2, 0-0, 4; York 0, 0-0, 0; K. Hill 2, 0-3, 4; Ulmer 3, 2-2, 8; Harding 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Nygaard 2.
Justin Schmidt drives past  a Kamiah defender. Photo by Kayla Raymond.

Shooters post perfect 75
Perfect score for Cottonwood Gun Club of 75 for week 6! The beautiful weather must have played a huge role in shooting this week, you couldn’t have asked for a better day! 
We had 38 shooters for Sunday and 4 scoring perfect 25’s…Derek Schaeffer 25/20, Ralph Terhaar 25/19, Gary Riener 25/22 and Roger Kaschmitter with a 25/-. 
Our high Junior shooter for this week was Jake Rowland with 22/24. Discussion was held today about having another meat shoot in March so keep your eye out for that flyer!

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
29-Nezperce, here, lost 29-37
  3-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, lost 36-39
  4-Troy, there, won 45-35
10-Kendrick, here*, won 47-34
13-Orofino, there, won 66-34
14-Lapwai, here, won 62-59, OT
16-Timberline, there, won 66-57
28-Kamiah there, cancelled
  6-C.V., here*, won 50-49
  7-Deary, there*, won 56-44
11-Genesee, here, won 54-48
15-Potlatch, there, 4 p.m.*, won 58-47
18-Summit, here, won 59-29
20-Grangeville, here, won 57-32
21-Nezperce, there, won 65-59
25-Kamiah, there, lost 30-47
27-Highland, here-C game 4 p.m., JV 5:30, varsity, 7 p.m., won 75-32
29-Lapwai, there*, won 62-46
  1-Troy, here*, won 49-35
  8-Genesee, there*, lost 46-51
10-Kamiah, here, lost 37-42 in overtime
16, 17, 21, 22 & 24-District at LCSC-Prairie plays Deary at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 17.
26-State Play-in game at St. Maries
March 3-5-State at Caldwell

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