Pirates suffer first loss
The Prairie Lady Pirates had a disastrous fourth quarter at Troy as they gave up a 12-point lead and wound up losing 45-54 Tuesday, Nov. 22.
The game was tight throughout the first half as Prairie led 8-7 after one quarter and trailed 22-23 at the half.
The Pirates came out and played a strong third quarter, outscoring the Trojans 17-4 to take a 39-27 lead into the fourth period.
In the fourth quarter the Trojans switched up their press and forced a lot more turnovers, converting them into easy baskets as they erased their deficit and wound up outscoring Prairie by 21 points in the final period.
It was the first loss of the season for Prairie.
MaKayla Schaeffer wound up leading the Pirates in scoring with 14 points while MeShel Rad added 11. Megan Sigler scored 8 points, Tanna Schlader 6, Kendall Schumacher 4 and Callie Mader 2.
Meanwhile the JV squad picked up their second win of the season as they edged the Trojans 23-21.
Prairie 8 14 17 6 -45
Troy 7 16 4 27 -54
Prairie-Mader 1, 0-0, 2; Sigler 3, 0-1, 8; Schaeffer 3, 6-6, 14; Schumacher 2, 0-0, 4; Rad 4, 3-5, 11; Schlader 2, 2-9, 6; Heitman 0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Workman 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2, Schaeffer 2.
Troy-Chamberlin 0, 0-0, 0; Halseth 0, 1-3, 1; Yockey 3, 6-11, 13; Pearson 5, 0-0, 11; Bull 0, 0-0, 0; Case 2, 4-4, 8; Bafus 0, 0-0, 0; Knott 6, 6-10, 18; Bedard 0, 0-0, 0; Johnson 1, 0-2, 3; Housley 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Yockey, Pearson, Johnson.
Lady Pirates beat Timberline
The Prairie Lady Pirates broke open a close game with a 23-16 third quarter as Megan Sigler scored 15 of her game high 25 points to lead Prairie to a 55-43 win over Timberline Monday, Nov. 28.
MeShel Rad scored 7 points in the first quarter to help Prairie take a 15-8 first quarter lead.
Prairie finished the quarter with a 9-2 run after Timberline had tied the score at 6-6.
Unfortunately Rad picked up her second foul late in the quarter and went to the bench for the entire second quarter. She seemed to take the Prairie offense with her as the Pirates, despite many good opportunities, couldn’t put the ball in the hoop, going 0 for 11 from the field.
Fortunately MaKayla Schaeffer was a deadeye from the free throw line, hitting 4 straight after Timberline had trimmed the lead to 15-14.
Prairie was able to take a 19-16 lead into the halftime break.
Prairie’s shooting woes continued early in the third quarter as Timberline came out with a 0-6 run to take their first lead of the game at 19-22.
Callie Mader broke the run with a free throw and then Prairie got rolling. Rad scored a putback, a steal by Mader led to a lay-up by Sigler and then Mader dropped in a 4-pointer to make it 27-22.
Timberline broke that 8-0 run with a pair of free throws and then Sigler got hot.
Sigler popped in a pair of 3-pointers and then a steal by Schlader led to a lay-up by Sigler.
Timberline broke through with a pair of lay-ups but Sigler answered with a putback.
After another Timberline basket, Sigler scored her third 3-pointer of the period to make it 40-30.
Then came the play of the game. Timberline got a hand on a shot by Schaeffer and it appeared she was just going to watch the ball go out-of-bounds to set up a Prairie inbounds play. Then she noticed it was going to take at least one more bounce before going out so she grabbed the ball and fired a short pass to a wide-open Kendall Schumacher who put in the short jumper for a 42-30 lead.
Timberline scored a pair of free throws to close out the quarter with Prairie on top 42-32.
A driving lay-up by Sigler and a basket in close by Schumacher made it a 14-point lead at 46-32.
Timberline tried to rally back with 6 straight points to cut the lead to 8 at 46-38 with 4:20 left but Prairie answered with a run of their own.
Rad scored a pair of free throws, Schaefer hit the first of two free throws and then Sigler and Schaeffer each scored a basket to give Prairie a 53-38 lead with 3:10 to play.
Timberline scored 5 of the final 7 points in the game with Sigler scoring a putback to cap her career high scoring night.
Sigler wound up hitting 11 of 20 shots from the field and 3 of 7 from 3-point range for her 25 points. Rad scored 11 points with Schaeffer scoring 9, Schumacher and Mader 4 each and Shelby VonBargen 2.
Rad had 14 rebounds to lead Prairie to a 39-37 edge on the boards. Schaeffer added 7 rebounds.
Schaeffer and Schlader had 6 steals each while Schaeffer had 4 assists and Mader had 3.
Prairie was 21 for 58 from the field, 36%, and 9 for 15 at the line, 60%. Timberline was 18 for 48 from the field, 38%, and 7 for 14 at the line, 50%.
With the win Prairie improves to 4-1 on the season.
The JV team picked up their third straight win, 47-16, over Timberline.
Keely Schmidt scored all 11 of her points in the first quarter as Prairie jumped out to a 13-2 lead and took a 19-4 lead at the break.
Subs played the entire second quarter and while they only scored 6 points they also shut out Timberline, holding them to just 4 shot attempts as Prairie took a 25-4 halftime lead. Emily McHugh, Daun Hoene and Shaney Perrin each scored a basket in the quarter.
In the third quarter Leah Holthaus scored 8 of her game high 12 points with Beka Bruner adding 4 points as Prairie out scored the Spartans 14-6 to take a 39-10 lead into the fourth quarter.
In the final period Ali Hoene scored 4 points while Whitney Sonnen and Daun Hoene scored 2 each to finish off the Spartans.
Holthaus wound up with 12 points, Schmidt with 11, Bruner with 6, Cassidy Stubbers, Ali Hoene and Daun Hoene with 4 each, and Perrin, McHugh and Sonnen with 2 each.
Prairie dominated the boards 48-27 with a balanced effort as Bruner led with 7 rebounds with Abi Chmelik adding 6, and Schmidt, Stubbers and Natasha Gimmeson 5 each.
Holthaus and Schmidt had 5 steals each with 13 different players picking up at least 1 steal. Chmelik had 4 steals while Schmidt had 3.
Prairie was 22 for 77 from the field, 29%, and 3 for 8 at the line, 38%, while Timberline was 8 for 27 from the field, 30%, and did not attempt a free throw.
Prairie 15 4 23 13 -55
Timberline 8 8 16 11 -43
Prairie-Mader 1-5, 1-3, 4; Schlader 0-3, 0-0, 0; Sigler 11-20, 0-0, 25; Schaeffer 2-11, 5-6, 9; Rad 4-11, 3-6, 11; Schumacher 2-4, 0-0, 4; VonBargen 1-4, 0-0, 2; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0; Workman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 3, Mader.
Timberline-Brouwers 3-6, 0-0, 6; A. Jared 3-7, 0-0, 6; T. Jared 4-11, 2-2, 10; Kleinsmith 1-3, 0-1, 2; McCollum 4-10, 3-4, 11; C. Jared 2-10, 1-4, 5; McIntosh 1-1, 1-3, 3. 3-pointers-none.
PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2011-12
*indicates league game
17-C.V, here, won 53-38
21-Kendrick, there--won 46-30
22-Troy, there, lost 45-54
28-Timberline, here, won 55-43
29-Potlatch, here*, won 45-12, details next week
2-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout
Jan. 30, Feb 1, 3, 6 , 8 & 10-District at LCSC
Feb. 11-State Play-In game at St. Maries
Feb. 16-18-State at Nampa