Lady Pirates lose to Kamiah
In a matchup of teams ranked near the top of the state polls in their respective divisions, the Kamiah Kubs made it a season sweep over the Prairie Lady Pirates by a score of 38-58.It was tough getting to the hoop against Kamiah as MeShel Rad discovered. In the background is Callie Mader.
Prairie kept it close in the first half but Kamiah came out and dominated in the third and fourth quarters.
Kamiah jumped out to a 2-6 lead in the game but a basket by Shelby VonBargen and a basket and 2 free throws by MaKayla Schaeffer put Prairie on top 8-6.
Kamiah answered with a 0-8 run before Tanna Schlader scored a 15 foot jumper in the final seconds to make it 10-16 at the quarter break.
Schlader opened the second quarter scoring with a free throw and MeShel Rad rebounded her missed second attempt and put it in to cut the lead to 3. 30 seconds later Rad scored another putback to cut the lead to 15-16.
Kamiah pushed the lead back to 5 at 17-22 but a free throw by Megan Sigler and a 3-point play by Schlader again cut the lead to 1 at 21-22.
Kamiah added a late basket for a 21-24 halftime lead.
It was still close in the third quarter at the 4:38 mark after a free throw by Schlader cut what had been a 6-point deficit back to 3 at 27-30 but Kamiah then reeled off 11 straight points to take control.
Prairie rallied back some with 6 straight points on 2 baskets by Callie Mader, who had her best shooting game of the season, and a pair of free throws by Rad but Kamiah dominated the rest of the way.
Kamiah outscored Prairie 2-17 from that point until the final second when Sigler launched a shot from halfcourt that fell through as the buzzer sounded.
The major difference this time for Kamiah was Bailey Nygaard, who got into foul trouble and didn’t score the first time the two teams played. This time she hit 9 of 11 shots and 3 of 6 free throws for 22 points
Rad led the Pirates in scoring with 11 points and also had 15 rebounds. Mader scored 8 points with Schlader adding 7, Sigler 6, Schaeffer 4 and VonBargen 2.
Prairie had a 35-32 rebounding edge as Schlader added 9 rebounds.
Rad had 4 steals and Sigler had 4 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 39 from the field, 36%, and 9 for 19 at the line, 47%. Kamiah was 26 for 56 from the field, 46%, and 4 for 12 at the line, 33%.
Turnovers were the big difference as Prairie committed 25 to Kamiah’s 12.
With the loss Prairie drops to 12-4 on the season. Their other scheduled game for last week, their league finale against Kendrick, was rescheduled to Wednesday, Jan. 25, due to the weather.
In a 2-quarter JV game Prairie held on for a 16-10 win.
Keely Schumdt and Sky Wilson scored 4 points each in the first quarter as Prairie took a 9-1 lead. Kamiah was 0 for 17 from the field in the quarter. Prairie could’ve led by a lot more if they could’ve hit free throws as they went 1 for 8.
In the second quarter Prairie led 14-4 after Abi Chmelik hit a pair of free throws but Kamiah then rallied their way back into the game as they cut the lead to 14-10 with 1:42 left. They wouldn’t score again though and Schmidt added Prairie’s final points.
Schmidt scored 6 to lead Prairie with Wilson scoring 4, Beka Bruner and Chmelik 2 each and Shaney Perrin and Natasha Gimmeson 1 each.
Kamiah held a 25-32 rebounding edge. Bruner and Leah Holthaus had 6 rebounds each to lead Prairie.
Ali Hoene had 2 steals and Holthaus had the only assist for the Pirates.
Prairie was 6 for 24 from the field, 25% and 4 for 13 at the line, 31%. Kamiah was 3 for 34 from the field, 9%, and 4 for 9 at the line, 44%.
Prairie   10 11 12 5 -38
Kamiah 16 8 19 15 -58
Prairie-Schlader 2-5, 3-5, 7; Sigler 2-7, 1-2, 6; Schaeffer 1-4, 2-4, 4; Rad 4-12, 3-8, 11; Mader 4-6, 0-0, 8; VonBargen 1-4, 0-0, 2; Heitman 0-0, 0-0, 0; Workman 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Kamiah-Nygaard 9-11, 3-6, 22; Harper 0-3, 0-0, 0; Ulmer 3-11, 0-0, 6; Lane 3-9, 0-3, 6; Cloninger 8-14, 1-2, 18; Penney 3-8, 0-1, 6. 3-pointers-Nygaard, Cloninger.
MaKayla Schaeffer tries to get past a Kamiah defender.
Megan Sigler battles to get past Kamiah's Kyndal Ulmer along the baseline.

District Tournament starts next week
The District 2 1-A, Division 1 girls basketball tournament gets underway next Monday, Jan. 30 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston with a pair of games.
As the #2 seed Prairie won’t play until the second session on Wednesday, Feb. 1 when they will play #7 seeded Deary at 6 p.m.
That game will be followed by #3 seeded Troy against #6 seeded Kendrick. The winners of those two games will play on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7:30 p.m. with that winner clinching a trip to state. The losers play Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Games Monday, Jan. 30 feature #1 seed Lapwai against #8 seed Potlatch and #4 seed C.V. against #5 seed Genesee.
Loser out play continues on Wednesday, Feb. 8
The third place and championship games will be Friday Feb. 10. 
Unlike in volleyball the third place team will have to make travel to St. Maries on Saturday, Feb. 11 for a play-in game against the District 1 winner, either Lakeside or Wallace, at 6 p.m.
State will again be at Columbia High School in Nampa Feb. 16-18.

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, won 39-27
  3-Highland, here, won 57-19
  6-Lapwai, there*, lost 49-53
10-Deary, there*, won 38-17
13-Nezperce, there, won 55-38
20-Kamiah, here, lost 38-58
24-Summit, here, won 35-33, details next week
25-Kendrick, here*, won 58-39 details next week.
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
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