Pirates beat Deary in double OT
The Prairie Pirates picked up their first Division 1 White Pine League win of the season when they knocked off Deary 53-49 in double overtime Thursday, Jan. 26 at Cottonwood.
Prairie led 14-12 at the end of the first period and 30-26 at the half.
Defense took over after the half as Prairie scored just 10 points combined in the third and fourth quarters. Deary took a 35-38 lead into the fourth quarter but Prairie held them to just 2 points in the fourth quarter to tie the game back up.
Deary had a chance to win it at the buzzer as 6í9Ē Nate Rathbun missed an off-balance 3-pointer.
The defensive clamp-down continued into the first overtime as each team scored just 2 points. Prairie was a combined 5 for 35 from the field from halftime through the end of the first overtime.
They finally found their shooting stroke in the second overtime hitting 5 of 7 shots to pull out the 4-point win.
Marcus Higgins led the Pirates in scoring with 17 points while Tyler Hankerson had 14 points and 9 rebounds.
Lucas Arnzen scored 7 while Troy Lorentz and Rhett Schlader scored 6 points each, Schladerís on a pair of 3-pointers. Justin Schmidt scored 2 and Casey Danly 1.
Higgins also had 4 assists in the game.
In the JV game Prairie lost to Deary by a score of 34-41.
Prairie 14 16   5 5 2 11 -53
Deary 12 14 12 2 2   7 -49
Prairie-Schlader 2, 0-0, 6; M. Higgins 6, 3-5, 17; Lorentz 3, 0-0, 6; Schmidt 1, 0-2, 2; Hankerson 6, 0-0, 14; J. Higgins 0, 0-2, 0; Bruegeman 0, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 3, 1-3, 7; Danly 0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Schlader 2, M. Higgins 2, Hankerson 2.
Deary-Rathbun 3, 5-6, 11; Halen 2, 2-5, 6; Rickert 2, 1-2, 5; Bell 0, 0-0, 0; Brown 5, 3-8, 13; Joslin 1, 0-0, 2; Balthazar 0, 0-0, 0; Bailey 5, 0-0, 10; Lundy 1, 0-0, 2; Olson 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Pirates win at Kendrick
The Prairie Pirates picked up their second straight league win as they won 63-57 at Kendrick Saturday, Jan. 28.Tyler Hankerson, Marcus Higgins and Justin Schmidt apply full court pressure at Kendrick.
Justin Schmidt scored Prairieís first 4 points and 7 total in the quarter.
Kendrick led 8-9 when Marcus Higgins scored to give the Pirates the lead for good. The Pirates scored the final 5 points of the quarter to take a 17-11 lead into the second period.
Kendrick pulled within 3 but Higgins hit 4 straight free throws and Jared Higgins and Schmidt added a basket each as Prairie took a 27-16 lead.
After a Kendrick score, Prairie scored 6 straight to take a 33-18 lead with Tyler Hankersonís 3-pointer closing the run. 
Kendrick answered with a pair of 3-pointers to get the lead back under 10 but Lucas Arnzen closed out the half with a 3-point play to make it 36-24 at the break.
Neither team shot well in the third quarter but Kendrick was able to take 4 points off of Prairieís lead due mainly to a 4 for 6 showing at the free throw line.
Prairie led 43-35 at the end of the third quarter.
Kendrick rallied to within 3 points at 44-41 early in the fourth quarter before Hankerson and Marcus Higgins hit back to back 3-pointers and Higgins later added a free throw to push the lead back to 10 at 51-41.
From then on the Pirates were able to hold on for the win by hitting just enough free throws to keep Kendrick from getting any closer than 6 points.
Marcus Higgins led four Pirates in double figures in scoring with 16 points with Hankerson scoring 13, Schmidt 1 and Arnzen 10. Rhett Schlader added 6 points, Jared Higgins and Casey Danly 2 each and Troy Lorentz 1.
Kendrick held a slim 36-37 rebounding edge. Schmidt led Prairie with 8 rebounds while Arnzen and Marcus Higgins added 7 each.
Marcus Higgins had 5 steals and Schlader had 5 assists.
Prairie was 22 for 46 from the field, 48%, and 14 for 32 at the line, 44%. Kendrick was 20 for 59 from the field, 34%, and 10 for 14 at the line, 71%. Kendrick was whistled for 29 fouls to just 16 for Prairie.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-4 in league play and 4-11 overall.
Tyler Hanerson comes down with a defensive rebound. Also shown are Rhett Schlader, back to the camera, and Lucas Arnzen.In the JV game Prairie trailed 13-18 at the half but outscored Kendrick 31-3 in the third quarter on their way to a 57-31 win.
The Pirates were just 2 for 16 from the field in the first half and didnít score from the field until the 4:04 mark of the second quarter.
Still they trailed just 6-8 after the first quarter and 13-18 at the half thanks to a 9 for 16 showing at the free throw line.
In the third quarter Casey Danly and Tanner Ross came out hot as Danly hit 6 of 7 shots and Ross 4 of 4 as Prairie scored the first 21 points of the quarter which combined with the last 4 of the first half made for a 25-0 run that turned a 9-point deficit into a 16 point lead.
Kendrick finally scored at the 2:28 mark of the third quarter and Prairie then scored the next 10 straight points to lead 44-20 before Kendrick closed the quarter with a free throw.
In addition to Danlyís 13 points in the quarter and Rossí 8, Dylon Bruegeman scored 8 with a basket and 6 of 7 free throw performance in the quarter.
In the fourth quarter Prairie was able to hold the lead and had it up to 27 at one point before winning by 26.
Danly had 17 points to lead the JVís in scoring in 2 quarters of work while Bruegeman added 12, Ross 10, Bryson Higgins 5, Lucas Arnzen 4, Jake Rowland 3, Dakota Wilson and Rhett Schlader 2 each and Kantapol Kittihakorn and Peter Spencer 1 each.
Kendrick held the rebounding edge at 37-42. Danly led Prairie with 7 with Wilson adding 6 and Ross 5.
Bruegeman and Rowland had 3 steals each and 6 different players had 1 assist each.
The JVís were 16 for 45 from the field, 36%, and 21 for 40 at the line, 53%. Kendrick was 13 for 51 from the field, 25%, and 5 for 12 at the line, 42%. Prairie was called for just 16 fouls to 27 for Kendrick.
Prairie      17 19   7 20 -63
Kendrick 11 13 11 22 -57
Prairie-Schlader 2-9, 2-4, 6; M. Higgins 4-10, 7-11, 16; Lorentz 0-1, 1-2, 1; Schmidt 4-8, 3-6, 11; Arnzen 4-6, 2-7, 10; Hankerson 6-9, 0-3, 13; J. Higgins 1-1, 0-0, 2; Danly 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Hankerson 3, M. Higgins.
Kendrick-Boyle 4-13, 5-6, 16; Hall 4-7, 0-0, 11; Scott 2-6, 0-0, 4; Olson 2-6, 3-4, 7; Harden 6-21, 1-2, 15; White 2-4, 0-0, 4; Cirka 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Hall 3, Boyle 2, Harden 2.
Marcus Higgins looks to make a pass in the Kendrick game.

2 score perfect 25's
Both the weather and the shooting got just a little bit nicer this week, as the Cottonwood Gun Club finally broke through with a couple of perfect 25's.  
Leading the charge in AA Class were Ralph Terhaar and Derek Schaeffer with the clubís first perfect 25 scores of the year.  Gordon Harman was very close, shooting 24. Ryan Mader was the top A Class shooter this week hitting 24.  Not far behind was Roger Kaschmitter with a 23.  B Class shooter Kyle Bruegeman had a great day scoring 23 while Butch Spencer hit 20.  In C Class, Kevin Kaschmitter was that top shooter, coming in with a 22, while Dave Poxleitner, Ben Havens and Jacob Forsmann all shot 21.  There were four leaders in D Class, Matt Jungert, Kami Sickels, Dylon Bruegeman and Jarrett Frei all had 20. 
Long Handicap top scorer was Jim Ewing, hitting 21 from 27 yards.  Dave Poxleitner and Roger Kaschmitter had the top Short Handicap scores, each getting 23, while Gordon Harman, Kyle Bruegeman and Andy Terhaar all had 22.
Shane Poxleitner was the lone Doubles shooter, hitting 42.  Top three Continental scores for the week, were Ralph Terhaar with a 22, Jake Rowland hit 21 and Darrel Uhlorn hit 19.
Still lots more shooting, and with the Super Bowl next week, the Gun Club is a great place to come out and have a good time.  Hope to see you there!

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*, won 53-49 in double OT
28-Kendrick, there*, won 63-57
31-Potlatch, here*, won 70-66, details next week
  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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