Lady Pirates edge Lady Patriots
The Prairie Lady Pirates came back from a 9-point deficit to beat Summit for the first time ever 35-33 at Cottonwood Tuesday, Jan. 24.Tanna Schlader attempts to get a shot up past her cousin Savanah Prigge of Summit. In the background is Rachael Frei
In a game dominated by defense Summitís Rachael Frei hit 3 perimeter shots and Savanah Prigge and Kayla Schumacher added some putbacks as Summit took leads of 8-17 and 12-21.
Prairie meanwhile struggled through a 6 for 24 shooting effort in the half as they trailed 4-11 after the first period and 13-21 at the half.
 Prairie cut the lead to 6 on a putback by MeShel Rad to open the third quarter but Summit got a free throw from Prigge and a basket from Sarah Chmelik to push the lead back to 9 at 15-24 with 3:55 left in the third quarter.
Prairie then put a rally together as they outscored Summit 9-2 the rest of the quarter. Rad scored a pair of free throws, Callie Mader scored on a putback and Rad added another free throw to cut the lead to 20-24.
Rachel Frei hit another outside shot to stem the rally somewhat but a driving lay-up by Megan Sigler and a lay-up by Tanna Schlader on a feed from Sigler cut the margin to 24-26 at the end of the quarter.
Prigge scored a free throw to open the fourth quarter but Rad scored a putback then stole the ball and scored to give Prairie their first lead since 2-1. She completed a 3-point play to make it 29-27.
Summit answered with 5 straight points by Prigge on a lay-up and a 3-point play on a putback.
Sigler then drained a 3-pointer to tie the game and 25 seconds later stole the ball and drove in for a lay-up to put Prairie back on top 34-32 with 2:18 to play.
Prairie then looked to work the clock on offense but Prigge got fouled with 10 seconds left and had a chance to tie the game.
She made the first free throw but missed the second. Summit got the rebound but Sigler stole the ball and was fouled with 2 seconds left. She made the first of two free throws but missed the second and Summit wasnít able to get a shot off as the game ended.
Rad wound up with 12 points to lead the Pirates in scoring while Sigler added 11. Schlader, MaKayla Schaeffer and Mader scored 4 points each.
Prigge led Summit with 15 points with Rachael Frei scoring 8, Kayla Schumacher 4 and Nicole Wemhoff, Brooke Schumacher and Chmelik adding 2 each.
Prairieís MaKayla Schaeffer tries to tip the pass made by Summitís Nicole Wemhoff. In the background are Savanah Prigge and Tanna Schlader and at right is Nicole Frei.Summit attempted 29 shots in the first half but just 12 in the second half as they seemed to want to push every possession to Prigge rather than take the shots that were falling in the first half. Prigge scored 8 of Summitís 12 second half points. Prairie put Schlader on her defensively and did a great job defensively on her cousin, making Prigge work hard for everything she got.
Summit held a 37-42 rebounding edge. Rad led Prairie with 16 rebounds with Schlader adding 10. Prigge had 14 for Summit with Brooke Schumacher adding 11 rebounds.
Rad had 5 steals from Prairie with Schlader and Sigler adding 3 each as Prairie won the turnover battle forcing 20 while committing just 11. Sigler had 3 assists and Schlader 2 for Prairie while Prigge had 3 for Summit.
Prairie was 14 for 48 from the field, 29% and 6 for 22 at the line, 27%, while Summit was 13 for 41 from the field, 32%, and 7 for 14 at the line, 50%.
In the JV game Summit won a 2-quarter thriller as Megan Seubert banked in a shot at the buzzer to give the Patriots a 22-24 win.
The first quarter was streaky as Summit jumped to a 2-5 lead but Prairie answered with an 8-0 run with Sky Wilson scoring 6 of those 8 points to take a 10-5 lead.
Summit then responded with a 0-6 run to take a 10-11 lead at the quarter break. Megan Rehder, Seubert and Sarah Chmelik each scored 2 points in that run.
Wilson and Keely Schmidt each scored a basket to open the second quarter and give Prairie a 14-11 lead but Summit answered with 5 straight to retake the lead at 14-16.
Wilson hit a pair of 3-pointers against a basket by Chmelik to give Prairie a 20-18 lead but Chmelik tied it with a basket.
Schmidt scored a lay-up with 1:36 left to give Prairie their final lead. 
Kayla Schumacher scored with 1:07 left to tie it.
The game appeared headed for overtime late as the ball was getting batted around in the Summit end in the final seconds but Seubert came up with the ball on the low block and banked in the shot to win it as the buzzer sounded.
Wilson scored 14 to lead Prairie with Schmidt scoring the other 8 points. Summit spread out their scoring with Seubert and Chmelik scoring 8 each, Schumacher 4 and Rehder and Rachel Uhlenkott 2 each.
Prairie    4   9 11 11 -35
Summit 11 10   5   7 -33
Prairie-Schlader 2-6, 0-4, 4; Sigler 4-15, 2-4, 11; Schaeffer 2-10, 0-0, 4; Rad 4-9, 4-10, 12; VonBargen 0-3, 0-0, 0; Mader 2-5, 0-4, 4. 3-pointers-Sigler.
Summit-R. Frei 4-8, 0-0, 8; N. Frei 0-4, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 1-5, 0-0, 2; B. Schumacher 1-10, 0-1, 2; Prigge 4-10, 7-12, 15; K. Schumacher 2-2, 0-0, 4; Chmelik 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.

Lady Pirates win season finale
The Prairie Lady Pirates closed out their regular season with a 58-39 win over Kendrick on Senior Night that gave them a 6-1 league record and the #2 seed at District.
Prairie jumped out to a 17-9 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 31-20 at the half.
They dominated the third quarter holding Kendrick to just 1 point as they took a 42-21 lead into the fourth quarter. 
They eased off on defense in the fourth  but still won by 19.
Senior MeShel Rad had 25 points and 20 rebounds to lead the Pirates in both categories. Fellow senior MaKayla Schaeffer had 9 points and 6 steals while third senior Megan Sigler had 8 points.
Tanna Schlader added 8 points while Shelby VonBargen scored 4, and Callie Mader and Beka Bruner added 2 each.
With the win Prairie finishes the regular season at 15-4 overall and 6-1 in league. They were 9-1 in overall White Pine League action which equals Lapwai but the Wildcats were 7-0 against fellow Division 1 teams.
Prairie had little trouble in the JV game as they rolled to a 39-12 win.
Kendrick    9 11   1 18 -39
Prairie      17 14 11 16 -58
Prairie-Mader 0, 2-2, 2; Sigler 4, 0-4, 8; Schaeffer 4, 0-1, 9; Rad 10, 5-8, 25; Schlader 3, 2-3, 8; Heitman 0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 2, 0-0, 4; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 0, 0-0, 0; Bruner 1, 0-2, 2. 3-pointers-Schaeffer.
Kendrick-Peters 0, 0-0, 0; Ireland 5, 1-2, 15; Kerby 5, 4-4, 15; Richert 0, 0-0, 0; Brown 1, 0-0, 2; Taylor 0, 0-0, 0; Zumhofe 0, 0-0, 0; Srisurayotin 0, 0-0, 0; Smith 3, 1-1, 7. 3-pointers-Ireland 4, Kerby.
Megan Sigler puts up a 3-point shot against Summit as Brooke Schumacher gets a hand in her face.
Nicole Frei of Summit comes down with a rebound after a missed Prairie shot. Others from left are Kayla Schumacher and Sarah Chmelik of Summit and MeShel Rad and Shelby VonBargen of Prairie.


PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2011-12
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
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
DECEMBER
  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
JANUARY
  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
25-Kendrick, here*, won 58-39
Jan. 30, Feb 1, 3, 6 , 8 & 10-District at LCSC-defeated Deary 52-24 in District opener. Will play Troy at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 6. Winner clinches state berth
Feb. 11-State Play-In game at St. Maries
Feb. 16-18-State at Nampa
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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