Pirates beat Timberline by 30
The Prairie Pirates picked up their second win of the season when they defeated Timberline 54-24 Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Cottonwood.Lucas Arnzen scores 2 of his game-high 18 points against Timberline. Also shown is Tyler Hankerson.
Prairie jumped out to an 8-2 lead but Timberline pulled back within 2 at 8-6. Justin Schmidt then scored a pair of baskets to give Prairie a 12-6 lead at the quarter break.
Scoring went back and forth in the second quarter until the 4:30 mark when Prairie turned a 17-12 lead into a 30-14 lead by halftime as they closed the half with a 13-2 run.  Lucas Arnzen, who came off the bench late in the first quarter, scored the first 9 points of the second quarter for the Pirates, hitting all 3 shots from the field and 3 of 4 free throws.
The scoring run carried over into the second half as Prairie opened the third quarter with a 15-0 run making it 28-2 from the 4:30 mark of the second quarter until the 3:13 mark of the third.
Arnzen added 8 more points in the third quarter while Seth Chaffee scored 6 and Schmidt added 5.
Prairie wound up taking a 51-16 lead into the fourth quarter, which was played with a running clock. 
Arnzen wound up as the leading scorer with 18 points and at one point made 7 shots in a row and was 7 for 9 from the field in the game.
Justin Schmidt and Seth Chaffee also scored in double figures with 12 and 10 points respectively.
Jared Higgins, Tyler Hankerson and Casey Danly scored 3 each with Rhett Schlader and Marcus Higgins scoring 2 each and Dylon Bruegeman 1. 
Prairie had a 39-33 edge on the boards led by Troy Lorentz and Arnzen with 8 rebounds each. Jared Higgins had 5 steals while Arnzen and Hankerson had 3 each.  Schmidt, Lorentz, Bruegeman and Chaffee each had 2 assists.
Prairie was 21 for 55 from the field, 38%, and 10 for 25 from the line, 40%. Timberline was 9 for 37 from the field, 24%, and 5 for 13 at the line, 38%.
In the JV game a 15-0 run in the first quarter led to a huge lead and Prairie held on in the second quarter for a 29-24 win in a 2-quarter game.
Seth Chaffee goes for a lay-up after a Timberline turnoverTyler Hankerson had 9 points in the first quarter and Dylon Bruegeman and Lucas Arnzen added 4 each as Prairie jumped out to a 19-2 lead. They led 21-6 at the end of the first quarter.
In the second quarter Timberline inserted varsity starter Jadan Dahl, a sophomore, who went 4 for 4 from both the field and the line for 12 points as Timberline finished the game with a 4-16 run to nearly pull out the win. Timberline as a team with 7 for 8 from the field in the second quarter.
Hankerson wound up with 11 points to lead the scoring. Bruegeman and Arnzen added 4 each. Bryson Higgins scored 3 while Jared Higgins, Casey Danly and Mason Dalgliesh scored 2 each and Tanner Ross scored 1.
Prairie held a slim 17-15 rebounding edge led by Danly with 6 and Hankerson with 5. 
Bryson Higgins had 3 steals and Jared Higgins had 3 assists.
Prairie was 12 for 33 from the field, 36%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%. Timberline was 10 for 18 from the field, 56%, and 4 for 5 at the line, 80%.
Prairie had a clean sweep on the night as their C team won 64-36 over Grangeville.
Exchange student Kantapol Kittihakorn had a huge third quarter scoring 13 of Prairie’s 15 points and hit a pair of 3-pointers as he led the team in scoring with 15 points. Dalgliesh and Ross added 13 points each with John Mager adding 10, Bryson Higgins 7 and Jake Rowland 4.
Prairie led 13-7 after one quarter with Higgins scoring 7 and Mader 6. They upped the lead to 35-16 at the half with Dalgiesh scoring 9 in the quarter while Ross added 7. It was 50-25 after 3 quarters.
Ross had 15 rebounds and Rowland 9 to lead Prairie to a 44-37 edge on the boards. Kittihakorn had 6 steals and Dalgliesh had 5 while Higgins, Mager, Dalgliesh and Kittihakorn had 2 assists each.
Timberline    6   8   2 8 -24
Prairie        12 18 21 3 -54
Prairie-Schlader 1-8, 0-0, 2; M. Higgins 1-5, 0-0, 2; Lorentz 0-4, 0-2, 0; Schmidt 5-6, 2-3, 12; Chaffee 4-8, 1-5, 10; Zigler 0-1, 0-0, 0; J. Higins 1-3, 0-0, 3; Arnzen 7-9, 4-7, 18; Hankerson 1-6, 1-4, 3; Bruegeman 0-3, 1-2, 1; Danly 1-2, 1-2, 3. 3-pointers-Chaffee, J. Higgins.
Timberline-Stemrich 2-8, 0-2, 4; Syed 0-4, 0-0, 0; Vessey 3-7, 4-5, 10; Billups 0-1, 0-0, 0; Dahl 1-4, 0-0, 2; Jared 3-5, 1-5, 8; D. Flemming 0-6, 0-1, 0; Supple 0-0, 0-0, 0; A. Flemming 0-0, 0-0, 0; Vargovich 0-1, 0-0, 0; Cochrell 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Jared.

Pirates lose at C.V.
After a close first quarter the Clearwater Valley Rams pulled away for a 34-59 win over the Prairie Pirates in a league game played at Kooskia Friday, Jan. 20.
Prairie trailed just 12-16 at the end of the first quarter and it looked like it might be a repeat of the 4-point game they played at Cottonwood but C.V. pulled away to a 20-33 halftime lead and continued to build on the lead throughout the second half, leading by 29-45 after 3 quarters and by 25 at the end of the game.
Freshman Rhett Schlader had a big game with 15 points and was Prairie’s high scorer. Fellow freshman Lucas Arnzen was second high with 7 with Marcus Higgins scoring 6, Seth Chaffee and Tyler Hankerson 2 each and Justin Schmidt and Troy Lorentz 1 each.
The Rams dominated on the boards 19-44.
The loss drops Prairie to 2-10 on the season and 0-4 in Division 1 league play.
The Prairie JV won, no score available.
Prairie 12   8   9   5 -34
C.V.   16 17 12 14 -59
Prairie-Schlader 5, 2-4, 15; M. Higgins 2, 2-2, 6; Lorentz 0, 1-2, 1; Schmidt 0, 1-2, 1; Chaffee 1, 0-2, 2; Hankerson 1, 0-2, 2; J. Higgins 0, 0-0, 0; Bruegeman 0, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 3, 1-1, 7; Danly 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schlader 3.
C.V.-Owens 5, 2-3, 13; Shebala 0, 0-0, 0; Pratt 2, 1-2, 6; Baldwin 1, 0-0, 2; Shira 2, 1-2, 5; Squires 5, 8-10, 18; Wyman 2, 0-2, 4; Fisher 0, 0-0, 0; Harris 0, 0-0, 0; Olsen 1, 0-0, 2; Reed 3, 3-4, 9. 3-pointers-Owens, Pratt.

Pirates edged by Grangeville
Despite missing 4 players for various reasons the Prairie Pirates nearly pulled off an upset at Grangeville, leading at the half by 4 points before falling 47-52 Monday, Jan. 23.Casey Danly puts up a shot inside against Grangeville. Troy Lorentz is at left.
With a patchwork starting lineup of senior Troy Lorentz, sophomores Tyler Hankerson and Jared Higgins and freshmen Rhett Schlader and Lucas Arnzen, Prairie jumped out to a 9-2 lead on the Bulldogs. Hankerson scored the first 2 points, Lorentz scored a basket and Higgins dropped in a 3-pointer.
Grangeville rallied back to tie the game at 9 by the end of the quarter and you might have thought the young Pirates would roll over but they responded with a strong second quarter. 
Schlader had 9 points in the quarter including two 3-pointers before leaving the game with his second foul. Casey Danly and Dylon Bruegeman, 2 more sophomores, contributed big off the bench.
Danly grabbed a missed free throw and put it back at the 1:56 mark to give Prairie their biggest lead at 25-17.
A couple of turnovers though led to Grangeville scoring the final 4 points of the half to cut the lead to 25-21.
In the third quarter, Schlader’s third 3-pointer of the game gave Prairie a 30-25 lead with 5:50 to play but Grangeville then put together a run to take their first lead since early in the second quarter at 30-32.
Danly answered for the Pirates with a drive down the lane for a basket and added 2 free throws to put the Pirates back on top 34-32.
Grangeville took back the lead but a 15 foot jumper by Bruegeman tied it at 36 at the end of the third quarter.
Grangeville scored the first two baskets of the fourth quarter and Prairie was never able to regain the lead although they kept it close and still had a chance late.
With 5 seconds left Hankerson made a pair of free throws to cut the lead to 47-49.
Grangeville inbounded with a full-court pass to Derek Brown who was fouled by Arnzen but not before he was able to attempt a shot.
Brown made the second of the 2 free throw attempts, Grangeville’s first made free throw of the game in 11 tries, and Prairie called timeout with 3 seconds left to try and set up a desperation 3-pointer.
Prairie’s inbounds pass was intercepted by Grangeville’s Harrison Lutz who added a game-ending lay-up.
Schlader wound up with 12 points to lead Prairie in scoring. Danly added 9 points, Hankerson 8, Higgins 7, Arnzen 5, Bruegeman 4 and Lorentz 2.
Rebounding was even up at 26 each. Arnzen led with 7, many of them coming on Grangeville’s missed free throws. Danly added 6 rebounds.
Lorentz had 3 steals and Higgins had 4 assists.
Troy Lorentz heads downcourt after making a steal in the Grangeville game.Prairie was 17 for 35 from the field, 49%, and 9 for 15 from the line, 60%. Grangeville was 24 for 49 from the field, 49%, and 1 for 11 at the line, 9%.
The 4 players sitting out the game were Justin Schmidt, Seth Chaffee, Marcus Higgins and Josh Zigler. Grangeville was also missing one of their top players and their coach missed the game due to illness.
With the loss Prairie drops to 2-11 on the season.
In the JV game Prairie had a terrible second quarter in which they were outscored 2-12 and fell 30-45 to the Bulldogs.
Danly scored 8 of Prairie’s 9 points in the first quarter as they trailed 9-14 but he sat out the rest of the game so he would have 4 full quarters for the varsity game and the offense went with him in the second quarter.
Jake Rowland scored Prairie’s only 2 points in the second quarter as they trailed 11-26 at the half.
In the third quarter Arnzen, Hankerson and Bruegeman played their only JV quarter and Prairie was able to get back on the scoreboard but couldn’t make up any ground on the Bulldogs as they still trailed by 15, 23-38, after 3 quarters.
The fourth quarter was much the same as the Pirates were able to score but not able to make up ground.
Danly’s 8 points wound up topping the scoring list for the JV’s with Arnzen scoring 5, Rowland 4, Hankerson 3 and Dakota Wilson, Tanner Ross, John Mager, Bruegeman and Kantapol Kittihakorn 2 each.
Prairie had a 43-35 rebounding edge led by Wilson, Rowland and Arnzen with 6 each while Ross added 5.
Mason Dalgliesh and Hankerson had 3 steals each and Schlader and Ross each had an assist.
The JV’s hit 9 of 48 shots, 19%, and 12 of 22 free throws, 55%. Grangeville was 20 for 56 from the field, 36%, and 4 for 7 at the line, 57%.
Prairie        9 16 11 11 -47
Grangeville 9 12 15 16 -52
Prairie-Schlader 4-7, 1-2, 12; Lorentz 1-2, 0-0, 2; Hankerson 3-4, 2-2, 8; Higgins 2-5, 2-4, 7; Arnzen 2-5, 1-2, 5; Danly 3-8, 3-5, 9; Bruegeman 2-4, 0-0, 4; Wilson 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schlader 3, Higgins.
Grangeville-Blackmer 5-8, 0-2, 13; Lutz 1-4, 0-0, 2; Wilson 1-4, 0-0, 2; Brown 5-8, 1-3, 11; Lindsley 4-6, 0-0, 8; Schumacher 3-6, 0-2, 6; Solberg 0-3, 0-2, 0; Haage 3-7, 0-0, 6; Dame 2-2, 0-0, 4; Laufenberg 0-1, 0-2, 0. 3-pointers-Blackmer 3.
After coming up with a loose ball Tyler Hankerson looks to score against Timberline.

Winds keep scores down
Another week in the books at the gun club and 37 shooters braved the cold weather and gusty winds trying to post their best scores.  
Pepper Harman lead the way in AA class, hitting 24, while Jim Ewing and Gordon Harman each hit 22. 
Darrell Uhlorn was the top A class shooter of the week, hitting 22. 
Andy Terhaar and Jesse Bruegeman were close by hitting 21.  
In B class Shane Poxleitner was the high gun notching a score of 21.  Other B Class high scores were Bob Lustig hitting 19 and Kyle Bruegeman hitting 18.  
It was a close week in C class as Jacob Forsmann and Dave Poxleitner each shot 20 and Frank Spencer shot a 19.  Frank was also tied for top Junior shooter of the week with Jake Rowland. Dylon Bruegeman led the way in D class with 18 while Brad Poxleitner and Jarett Frei each hit 17. 
Long Handicap high score of the week went to Ralph Terhaar, scoring a 15 while Andy Uhlorn hit 13  In short handicap Gordon Harman was top score, hitting 24.  Other high scores were Darrell Uhlorn with 21 and Dave and Brad Poxleitner each hitting 20.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
  2-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout, lost 35-50
  9-C.V., here, lost 42-46
13-Kamiah, here, lost 36-59
15-Nezperce, here, lost 32-43
17-Genesee, there, 4 p.m., lost 37-63
20-Lapwai, there, lost 51-67
  5-Highland, there, won 57-30
  7-Lapwai, here*, lost 51-67
12-Troy, there*, lost 22-55
14-Genesee, here*, lost 33-53
17-Timberline, here, won 54-24
20-C.V., there*, lost 34-59
23-Grangeville, there, lost 47-52
26-Deary, here*
28-Kendrick, there*
31-Potlatch, here*
  2-Nezperce, there
  4-Orofino, here
  7-Summit, here
  9-Kamiah, there
14, 15, 20, 21 & 24-District at LCSC
25-State Play-in game at St. Maries
March 1-3-State at Caldwell

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