Pirates take third at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates were able to outlast a tough Kendrick team 45-37 to take third place in the District Tournament Wednesday, Feb. 9 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
Prairie trailed only once in the game at 5-7, but never could shake the Tigers until the final 2 minutes.
Rebounding and free throws helped to make up for a turnover deficit against Kendrick.
Kendrick took their only lead with 3:18 left in the first quarter on a Brooke Brown putback. Prairie tied the score 24 seconds later when MeShel Rad converted a pair of free throws.
Neither team scored for the next 2 minutes but Prairie took the lead for good when Rad made a lay-up off an inbounds play with 51 seconds left in the quarter.
MaKayla Schaeffer made it 11-7 with a putback with 6 seconds left.
Megan Sigler put Prairie up by 6 early in the second quarter with a lay-up off a feed from Schaeffer.
Kendrick then rallied back to within 1 at 16-15 with 1:06 left but a free throw by Schaeffer after she made a steal gave Prairie a 17-15 lead at the half.
A free throw by Callie Mader and a basket by Schaeffer gave prairie a 20-15 lead in the third quarter as they held Kendrick scoreless for the first 2:33 of the quarter.
Midway through the period Kendrick was down 22-18 when Sigler connected on a 3-pointer. Kendrick answered with a basket by Brown but Sigler connected on her second straight 3-point attempt to put Prairie up 28-20 with 2:51 left in the quarter.
After a Kendrick basket by Hannah Smith, Sigler added a free throw to make it 29-22 after 3 quarters.
Sigler added another free throw to open the fourth period scoring and put Prairie up by 8 again at 30-22.
Kendrick was able to trim the lead back down to 3 at 35-32 after a 3-pointer by Rylie Ireland with 3:27 to play.
Tanna Schlader answered that with a traditional 3-point play just 6 seconds later.
Kendrick cut the lead to 4 but Rad answered with a basket inside.
Kendrick again cut the lead to 4 with 1:57 left but Prairie then hit 5 of 8 free throws down the stretch while Kendrick managed only 1 free throw as the Pirates hung on for the win.
Sigler wound up with 14 points to lead the scoring with Schaeffer and Rad adding 11 points each. Schlader scored 5 and Mader 4.
Prairie held a 43-37 edge on the boards as Rad pulled down 20 rebounds and Schlader 13 with many of those coming on the offensive end to create second chance points.
Prairie also won the game at the free throw line where they converted 22 of 34 attempts, 65%, while Kendrick was just 6 for 14, 43%.
Schaeffer had 3 steals and 4 assists in the game.
Prairie was 10 for 36 from the field, 28%, while Kendrick was 15 for 57, 26%.
Prairie 11 6 11 16 -45
Kendrick 7 8 7 15 -37
Prairie-Mader 0-3, 4-8, 4; Sigler 4-12, 3-7, 14; Schaeffer 2-6, 7-10, 11; Rad 3-10, 5-6, 11; Johnson 0-2, 0-0, 0; Schlader 1-3, 3-3, 5; Schumacher 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 3.
Kendrick-Kerby 3-12, 1-5, 6; Utke 0-8, 0-2, 0; Deeds 2-6, 1-2, 5; Brown 4-12, 0-0, 8; Smith 4-11, 4-5, 12; Helsor 1-1, 0-0, 2; Ireland 1-4, 0-0, 3; Taylor 0-3, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Ireland.
Lady Pirates earn State berth
With an outstanding defensive effort the Prairie Lady Pirates clinched a berth in the state tournament with a 42-25 win over Lakeside of Plummer/Worley at St. Maries Saturday, Feb. 12.
This was a play-in game between the third place team from District 2 and the 1st place team from District 1. With the win Prairie advances to the 1-A Division 1 State Tournament in Nampa where they will play a first round game against Notus Thursday, Feb. 17 at 3 p.m. MST at Columbia High School. This is the same site Prairie played at in their last state appearance in 2007.
The game followed a similar script to the one against Kendrick 3 nights earlier where they took the lead for good in the first quarter and made it stand up with rebounding and free throws.
The game went back and forth early on with Lakeside leading 0-2, 2-4 and Callie Mader answering each time for Prairie with a basket.
Lakeside took the lead again at 4-5 but a free throw by MaKayla Schaeffer tied the game at 5 with 3:48 left in the opening period and then she gave Prairie their first lead with a hook shot from the side at the 3:10 mark.
MeShel Rad scored a pair of free throws and after a Lakeside score, Schaeffer scored a lay-up to make it 11-7 at the quarter break.
The downside of the quarter was that Megan Sigler picked up 3 fouls and sat out the rest of the half.
The second quarter was all about either great defense or just horrible shooting as Prairie outscored the Knights 5-2 in the quarter to take a 16-9 lead at the half.
Prairie hit just 1 of 14 shots from the field in the quarter while Lakeside was 1 for 11. The difference was that Prairie was 3 for 7 at the line. Kendall Schumacher came off the bench to score 4 of Prairie’s 5 points in the quarter.
In the third quarter Lakeside outscored Prairie 2-4 over the first 2:30 of the period but then went scoreless for the next 3 minutes as Prairie scored 6 straight points. Kayla Johnson scored a basket then Schaeffer scored the next 4 points on two free throws and a basket as Prairie took a 24-13 lead with 3:23 left in the third quarter.
Lakeside finally broke their scoring drought but Rad answered with a pair of free throws as Prairie took a 26-15 lead into the fourth quarter.
A lay-up by Schaeffer and 2 free throws by Johnson made it 30-15 with 5:41 left in the game.
Lakeside answered with a 3-pointer but that was as close as they would get as Sigler, who played the entire second half without picking up another foul, scored her first points of the game on a lay-up and then added a pair of free throws.
A basket by Lakeside was answered by a put back by Johnson.
Another Lakeside basket was answered by a driving lay-up by Sigler which started a 5-0 run that put Prairie up by 18 with 2:04 left.
Lakeside scored 3 straight points before Sigler capped off the scoring with a free throw and Prairie’s fans broke into an “On to State” chant.
Schaeffer wound up as the leading scorer with 13 points with Sigler scoring 8, Rad 7, Johnson 6 and Mader and Schumacher 4 each.
Prairie dominated on the boards 51-28 with Rad pulling down 18. She has pulled down 64 rebounds over her past 3 games, an average of 21+ per game. Schumacher added 9 rebounds and Schlader had 7.
Sigler had 5 steals and 3 assists.
Prairie was 12 for 44 from the field, 27%, and 18 for 34 at the line, 53%. Lakeside was 10 for 38 from the field, 26%, and 4 for 10 at the line, 40%.
Lakeside was whistled for 26 fouls in the game while Prairie had just 11.
With the win Prairie takes a 14-10 record into the state tournament.
Prairie 11 5 10 16 -42
Lakeside 7 2 6 10 -25
Prairie-Mader 2-5, 0-0, 4; Sigler 2-12, 4-7, 8; Schaeffer 4-10, 5-6, 13; Rad 1-6, 5-10, 7; Schlader 0-2, 0-1, 0; Schumacher 1-6-2-4, 4; Johnson 2-3, 2-2, 6; Bruner 0-0, 0-2, 0; VonBargen 0-0, 0-2, 0; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Lakeside-Davis 1-9, 1-2, 4; Whaley 1-2, 0-0, 2; J. Miller 3-9, 0-0, 6; S. Miller 2-4, 2-4, 6; Hendrickx 0-2, 1-2, 1; Borwn-Sonder 2-9, 0-2, 4; Louie 0-2, 0-0, 0; Rhea 0-0, 0-0, 0; Duncan 0-0, 0-0, 0; Chittenden 1-1, 0-0, 2; Gauthier 0-0, 0-0, 0; Nilson 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Davis.
Shown above is the state tournament bracket. All times shown are MST.
PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2010-11
*indicates league game
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
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
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 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. Won 42-25
Feb. 17-19-State at Nampa, Play Notus at 2:00 p.m. PST.