Summit boys split at New Meadows Tourney
The Summit Patriots boys, making their annual trip to New Meadows to participate in the season opening tourney there, started their new season with a bang, downing host New Meadows 73-41 in the Friday night opener, but hitting a snag with a 55-68 loss to Salmon River in the finals on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Score by quarters of the Friday game: 19-12, 34-23, 57-33 and 73-41, resulted from an all-around effort by the entire team, nine members in all with last year starter Derek Nuxoll absent due to a trip to Rome.
Scoring of the Patriots: Dan Wemhoff 4, Frosh Josh Lustig 10 with a 2 for 2 effort from 3-point range, Shane Stubbers 10, Justin Dempsey 1, Austin Chmelik 7, Michael Waters 23, Frosh Nathan Beckman 0 and David Waters, a starter from last year who played limited time due to a previous eye injury, 2.
Chmelik led the rebounding effort with 16 boards and was helped in that department by Stubbers with 9, Michael Waters with 10, Schwartz with 7, Dempsey with 5, Lustig with 3, Beckman with 1 and David Waters with 5. Chmelik doled out 7 assists, Wemhoff 5, Schwartz 4 with 3 each coming from Stubbers, Michael Water and Beckman.
Steals and blocked shots by the Patriots fueled several Patriot fast break buckets. Chmelik had 4 steals and 2 blocked shots, Michael Waters 6 and 1, Schwartz 4 and 0, Stubbers 3 and 0, Wemhoff 2 and 0, Lustig 2 and 0 and Beckman 1 and 2.
Saturdayís championship game with Salmon River got off to a rocky start, as quarter scores show. Summit hung tough in the first quarter, down only 2 at 19-21 but falling behind badly in the second with only 5 points to Salmon Riverís 18. The second half was much more competitive however as the Patriots outscored Salmon River 31-30. Quarter scores: 19-21, 24-39, 36-53 and 55-68. The crucial difference in the game was the five 3-pointers netted by Salmon River with Summit only able to drain 3 with 2 of those coming from Chmelik in the final minute of play.
Scoring and rebounding for the Patriots in that order: Wemhoff 1 and 2, Lustig 5 and 5, Stubbers 15 and 8, Dempsey 0 and 0, Chmelik 6 and 9, Michael Waters 24 and 7, Schwartz 4 and 3 and Beckman 0 and 0. David Waters, missing because of an ACT test date along with the absence of Nuxoll worked against the Patriotsí effort to contain Salmon River big man Leighton VanderEsch who tallied 22 for the Savages and McCoy Hale who added 10. Brothers Jimmy and Charlie Shepherd nailed 3 of the five 3-pointers and ended with 12 points each.
Next action for Summit was a league road trip to Timberline this past Tuesday for the girls then a matchup at Lapwai on Thursday and at Grangeville on Friday. Game time for the Bulldog game is 4:30 p.m.

JV at 6 p.m. varsity to follow unless otherwise indicated
19-Grangeville, there
  3-Genesee, there
  6-vs. Kendrick at PHS
10-vs. Troy at PHS
12-vs. Timberline at PHS, JV-4:30, V-6:00
13-vs. Lapwai at PHS (Senior Night)
17-Orofino, there JV-4:30, V-6:00
21-Highland, there
24-Prairie, there

Varsity only. Games to start at 7:30 p.m. unless indicated
15-Lapwai, there
16-Grangeville, there, 4:30
20-Highland, there
  5-vs. Genesee at PHS
  7-at Kendrick
12-vs. CV at GEMS
14-Deary, there
17-Orofino, there
20-Timberline, there
21-vs. Logos at Highland, 4:30
24-vs. Timberline at PHS, 4:30
26-Troy, there
28-vs. Highland at PHS
31-Nezperce, there
  2-Grangeville, there
  4-vs. Potlatch at Auxiliary Gym (Senior Night)
  7-Prairie, there
  9-Salmon River, there, 5:00 PST

15-C.V., there

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