Lady Pirates win at C.V.
The Prairie Lady Pirates held on to win a White Pine League game against Clearwater Valley 56-52 Tuesday, Dec. 6 at Kooskia.
Prairie took advantage of a huge differential at the free throw line as they had 41 attempts to just 13 for C.V. Prairie would have won much easier if they could have converted more than just 23 of those attempts.
C.V. led 11-12 at the end of the first quarter and 24-28 at the half.
Prairie pulled within 2 at 36-38 by the end of the third quarter and out scored the Rams 20-14 in the final period.
They made it tough late in the game by missing 7 straight free throws. Tanna Schlader finally broke through and made a pair of clinching free throws with 6 seconds left after making a clutch rebound.
MeShel Rad led the scoring effort with 17 points and added 12 rebounds. Megan Sigler and MaKayla Schaeffer scored 10 each while Shelby VonBargen came off the bench to add 9 points. 
Schlader scored 8 points and Callie Mader scored 2.
C.V. won the JV game 34-42.
Prairie 11 13 12 20 -56
C.V.   12 16 10 14 -52
Prairie-Mader 1, 0-2, 2; Sigler 1, 7-14, 10; Schaeffer 4, 2-4, 10; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Rad 4, 9-13, 17; Schlader 3, 2-4, 8; Heitman 0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 3, 3-4, 9. 3-pointers-Sigler.
C.V.-McHone 0, 0-0, 0; Gutzman 3, 7-8, 15; Coons 3, 2-4, 11; Gianopulos 1, 1-1, 3; A. Reuben 3, 0-0, 6; Thomas 2, 0-0, 4; F. Reuben 0, 0-0, 0; Webb 5, 3-4, 13. 3-pointers-Gutzman 2.

Lady Pirates win big at Genesee
MaKayla Schaeffer had a rare double-double with 11 points and 11 steals to lead Prairie to a 59-30 White Pine League win at Genesee Thursday, Dec. 8.
Prairie jumped all over Genesee from the start as they race to a 22-4 lead by the end of the first quarter.
They upped the lead to 36-14 by halftime and 49-23 after 3 quarters.
MeShel Rad had her top scoring game of the season so far with 20 points with Megan Sigler adding 11 points, Callie Mader and Tanna Schlader 7 each, Taylor Heitman 2 and Leah Holthaus 1.
Coach Lori Mader credited Schaeffer’s defensive intensity as the catalyst for the Pirates.
Schlader and Rad had 8 rebounds each to lead the team.
Prairie also won the JV game by a lopsided 53-18 score.
Prairie      22 14 13 10 -59
Genesee    4 10   9   7 -30
Prairie-Mader 3, 1-2, 7; Sigler 4, 2-2, 11; Schaeffer 5, 1-4, 11; Schumacher 0, 0-0, 0; Rad 8, 4-8, 20; Schlader 3, 1-4, 7; Heitman 0, 2-4, 2; VonBargen 0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0, 1-4, 1. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Genesee-Souders 1, 0-0, 2; Phillips 3, 2-2, 10; Burt 0, 0-0, 0; Kelnhofer 0, 0-0, 0; Cornell 1, 1-1, 3; Osterberg 0, 0-0, 0; Carter 3, 3-4, 9; Becker 0, 0-0, 0; Sperber 0, 0-0, 0; Moser 3, 0-0, 6; Bennett 0, 0-1, 0; M. Carter 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Phillips 2.

Lady Pirates lose by 11 at Kamiah
Big sister remained unbeaten against little sister as the Prairie Lady Pirates lost at Kamiah 41-52 Saturday, Dec. 10.Megan Sigler gets a pass by a Kamiah defender.
Coaches for the teams are Tina Mader Ulmer for Kamiah and Lori Mader for Prairie, and in their 3 matchups so far as coaches, Tina has won all 3.
The game was nip and tuck until about the 6 minute mark of the second quarter when Prairie hit a long dry spell and the Kubs reeled off 13 straight points.
Prairie jumped out to a 5-1 lead on a pair of baskets by Megan Sigler and a free throw by MeShel Rad.
They made it 7-3 after 2 more free throws by Rad but then Kamiah’s Shelby Cloninger got hot. She connected on 5 straight shot attempts including a pair of 3-pointers as Kamiah took a 10-15 lead.
A 3-pointer by Sigler with 42 seconds left cut the lead to 13-15 at the end of the first quarter.
A basket by Schlader from just inside the 3-point arc and another 3 from Sigler gave Prairie an 18-15 lead early in the second quarter.
With 6:12 left in the half, MaKayla Schaeffer hit a free throw to make it 19-17. That was Prairie’s last point until the final seconds of the half when Taylor Heitman hit a perimeter shot.
Prairie trailed 21-30 at the half.
Prairie was able to trim the lead to 5 on a pair of baskets by Schaeffer but Kamiah then went on a 0-10 run and Prairie never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Schaeffer led the Pirates in scoring with 13 points. 10 of those came in the third quarter when she was the only Prairie player to score. Sigler added 12 points, all in the first half. Rad scored 8, Tanna Schlader 4, Heitman 3 and Shelby VonBargen 1.
Tanna Schlader puts up a shot at Kamiah.Prairie had a 41-32 rebounding edge led by Rad with 11. Sigler added 8 rebounds and Schlader had 7.
Schaeffer had 5 steals and 4 assists while Schlader had 4 steals.
Prairie was 14 for 49 from the field, 29%, and 11 for 22 at the line, 50%. Kamiah was 20 for 47 from the field, 43%, and 10 for 20 at the line, 50%.
Prairie won the JV game 34-21.
They outscored Kamiah 8-2 in the first quarter with Leah Holthaus scoring 4 of those 8 points with Cassidy Stubbers and Shaney Perrin dividing the other 4.
Holthaus added 7 points in the second quarter as Prairie pushed the lead to 18-10 by halftime.
Beka Bruner scored all 8 of Prairie’s third quarter points as Prairie led 26-17 after 3 quarters.
Keely Schmidt and Daun Hoene scored 3 each in the fourth as Prairie cruised to the win.
Holthaus wound up with 11 points to lead the scoring with Bruner scoring 10, Schmidt and Stubbers 4 each, Hoene 3 and Perrin 2.
Rebounding was even at 35 each with Bruner pulling down 11 to lead Prairie.
Schmidt and Holthaus had 3 steals each while Abi Chmelik had 5 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 47 from the field, 30%, and 5 for 11 at the line, 45% while Kamiah was 8 for 39 from the field, 21%, and 5 for 9 at the line, 56%.
Prairie   13   8 10 10 -41
Kamiah 15 15 14   8 -52
Prairie-Mader 0-0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 2-8, 0-0, 4; Sigler 5-17, 0-0, 12; Schaeffer 4-6, 5-6, 13; Rad 2-10, 4-9, 8; VonBargen 0-6, 1-4, 1; Heitman 1-1, 1-3, 3; Schumacher 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler 2.
Kamiah-Nygaard 0-4, 0-2, 0; Harper 1-3, 1-2, 3; Ulmer 3-9, 3-5, 9; Lane 7-14, 6-8, 20; Cloninger 8-14, 0-1, 18; Penney 1-3, 0-2, 2; Kenoras 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Cloninger 2.

Lady Pirates edge Troy 53-47
Meshel Rad had 20 points and 25 rebounds and Megan Sigler came up big in the fourth quarter as Prairie outlasted Troy 53-47 in a White Pine League game Monday, Dec. 12 at Cottonwood.MeShel Rad goes for 2 of her game-high 20 points against Troy. At right is Callie Mader.
It was a rough and tumble game with some of the action resembling roller derby more than basketball.
Rad took probably the worst shot of the game in the fourth quarter when she set a screen for Sigler and got plowed into by the Troy player defending Sigler. There was no foul called either way on the play and the lack of a whistle had a couple of Prairie fans vocally incensed enough that the referee ejected them from the building.
Rad got Prairie off to a strong start in the contest with 10 first quarter points as Prairie took a 12-8 lead. Troy closed out the quarter on a 0-8 run though to take a 12-16 lead into the second quarter.
A pair of free throws by Rad and a steal and drive for a layup by MaKayla Schaeffer tied the game 50 seconds into the second quarter.
Prairie briefly took the lead at 19-18 on a putback by Schaeffer and again at 20-19 on a free throw by Sigler, her only point of the first half. Troy though took the halftime lead when Madison Yockey drained a 3-pointer in the final seconds.
The two teams traded baskets early in the third quarter as Prairie would tie the score then Troy would retake the lead three separate times.
Prairie got their first lead of the second half on a Rad putback with 2:06 left in the quarter. She then added a pair of free throws to make it 34-31.
Prairie wound up taking a 36-35 lead into the fourth quarter.
Troy scored the first 4 points of the fourth quarter but then came the incident described above. Prairie wound up keeping the ball and it led to a basket by Tanna Schlader that cut the lead to 1.
20 seconds later Sigler doubled her scoring output to that point when she drove in for a lay-up and was fouled, converting the 3-point play. That gave Prairie a 41-39 lead with 5:43 to play.
Troy tied it but 3 more times, the last at 47-47 with 2:04 left.
Troy got the ball back and looked to take the lead but Sigler forced a jump ball that turned the ball over to Prairie. She scored a lay-up on the ensuing possession to give Prairie the lead.
Troy was looking to tie when Nicole Knott tried to make a pass across the face of the basket to Yockey on the other side. The ball hit the rim and bounced right back to Schlader. That resulted in another basket by Sigler.
On Troy’s next possession Rad blocked a shot inside by Yockey with the ball going to Sigler who wound up getting fouled. Sigler made the front end of the one and one but missed the second but came up with the rebound after a scramble for the ball.
She wound up adding 1 more free throw as Prairie’s biggest lead of the game turned out to be the final score.
Sigler wound up with 13 points in the game, 10 in the fourth quarter. Schaeffer scored 10, Schlader 7, Kendall Schumacher 2 and Shelby VonBargen 1.
MaKayla Schaeffer goes for a transition lay-up as a Troy defender tries to distract her.Led by Rad Prairie dominated the boards 53-33. Sigler added 8 rebounds, Schaeffer had 7 and VonBargen had 6.
Sigler had 6 steals while Rad and Schaeffer had 3 each. Schaeffer added 2 assists.
Prairie was 20 for 67 from the field, 30%, and 13 for 20 at the line, 65%. Troy was 20 for 50 from the field, 40%, and 5 for 9 at the line, 56%. 
With the win Prairie improves to 3-0 in 1-A, Division 1 league play and 9-2 overall.
Prairie also won the JV game 32-27 as Ali Hoene came off the bench to score 11 points.
In the opening quarter Prairie was 0-10 from the field and trailed just 7-10 thanks to a 7 for 10 effort from the free throw line. Keely Schmidt was 4 for 6 at the line in the quarter.
Troy scored first to take a 7-12 lead but Prairie then shut them down the rest of the half while ending the half with a 10-0 run.
Ali Hoene started the run with a pair of free throws. Beka Bruner then scored Prairie’s first basket of the game on a feed from Daun Hoene.
Ali Hoene then hit a pair of baskets as Prairie took the lead. Leah Holthaus ended the half’s scoring with a pair of free throws for a 17-12 lead.
Prairie made it a 16-0 run overall as they scored the first 6 points of the third quarter. Bruner started the second half scoring with a putback and Ali Hoene scored the next 4 points as Prairie took a 23-12 lead.
Troy outscored Prairie 2-4 the rest of the quarter but the Pirates still led 25-16 heading into the fourth.
A 3-pointer by Holthaus was the only Prairie basket in the fourth quarter but the Pirates connected on enough free throws to overcome their numerous turnovers and hold on for the 5-point win.
Bruner scored 6 with Holthaus and Schmidt scoring 5 each, Shaney Perrin 4 and Abi Chmelik 1.
Prairie had a 40-39 rebounding edge led by Holthaus, Bruner and Perrin who had 8 each. Schmidt had 7 steals while Ali Hoene had 10 and Perrin had 4. Perrin also had 2 assists.
Prairie was 8 for 49 from the field, 16%, and 15 for 25 at the line, 60%. Troy was 9 for 32 from the field, 28%, and 9 for 22 at the line, 41%.
Troy    16 6 13 12 -47
Prairie 12 8 16 17 -53
Prairie-Mader 0-5, 0-0, 0; Schlader 3-7, 1-1, 7; Sigler 4-16, 5-9, 13; Schaeffer 5-11, 0-0, 10; Rad 7-20, 6-7, 20; VonBargen 0-7, 1-3, 1; Schumacher 1-1, 0-0, 2; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Troy-Yockey 4-12, 2-4, 12; Pearson 4-7, 0-1, 8; Case 4-10, 0-0, 8; Knott 8-13, 3-4, 19; Johnson 0-7, 0-0, 0; Halseth 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Yockey 2.
MeShel Rad tries to get a shot up against Kamiah's Shelby Cloninger.
Megan Sigler had a wide-open look at a 3-pointer in the Troy game.
Shelby VonBargen brings the ball upcourt after a steal against Troy.
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
15-Nezperce, here, won 44-33
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
  2-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout, won 52-37
  6-C.V., there*, won 56-52
  8-Genesee, there*, won 59-30
10-Kamiah, there, lost 41-52
12-Troy, here*, won 53-47
16-Grangeville, there
  3-Highland, here
  6-Lapwai, there*
10-Deary, there*
13-Nezperce, there
19-Kendrick, here*
20-Kamiah, here
24-Summit, here
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
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


Classified Ads

503 King St.
P.O. Box 157
Cottonwood, ID 83522-0157
Fax 208-962-7131
Template Design by: