Summit girls lose in final second to Nezperce
The Summit girls trailed most of the way before finally taking the lead last in the fourth quarter only to lose in the final second to Nezperce 36-37 in a non-league game at Cottonwood Friday, Jan. 27.Summitís Sarah Chmelik and a Nezperce player go after a loose ball. In the background are Nicole Wemhoff, left and Kayla Schumacher.
Summit had already clinched the #1 seed to District by beating Nezperce earlier in a league game.
The Lady Patriots couldnít buy a basket in the first half as they hit just 3 of 23 attempts but their defense kept them in the game as they trailed just 8-14 at the half after trailing 2-8 at the end of the first quarter.
Nezperce was able to shut down Savanah Prigge in the first half, holding her to just 1 shot attempt while getting her out of the game with foul trouble.
Nezperce scored the first 3 points of the third quarter to take an 8-17 lead before Summit finally started to get their offense untracked.
Prigge scored a pair of baskets and Brooke Schumacher added a basket and Nicole Wemhoff a free throw as Summit cut the lead to 15-17.
Prigge then picked up her fourth foul and went to the bench for the rest of the third quarter as Nezperce went on a 2-6 run. 
Rachel Frei scored Summitís only points in that run and added another basket late to cut the deficit to 19-23 after 3 quarters.
In the fourth quarter Kayla Schumacher got hot from the field hitting her final 4 shots of the game. However it was Rachael Frei that gave Summit their first lead since her sister Nicole had scored the first basket of the game. Rachael scored a basket to cut the lead to 30-31 and then hit both ends of a 1 and 1 with 2:33 left to give Summit a 32-31 lead.
Kayla Schumacher followed that up 40 seconds later with a basket to make it 34-31.
Nezperceís Savannah Kuther, a former Summit player, scored to cut the lead to 1 but Kayla Schumacher answered with a basket to make it 36-33 with 1:10 to play. That would be Summitís final scoring though as Nezperceís Britni Miller scored with 35 seconds left to cut the lead to 1.
A Summit turnover gave Nezperce the ball back with 19 seconds left.
Nezperce worked the ball around until Kuther drove into the lane for a do or die shot. She got fouled with 1 second left by Prigge who fouled out on the play. Kuther made both free throws and Nezperce stole the inbounds pass to win the game.
Rachael Frei, Brooke Schumacher and Kayla Schumacher cored 8 points each to lead Summit in scoring., Nicole Frei added 5 points, Prigge 4 and Wemhoff 3.
Nicole Wemhoff drives past a Nezperce defender. In the background is Brooke Schumacher.Summit held a rebounding edge of 33-26 with Prigge collecting 9 rebounds. Nicole Frei added 8.
Five different players had 1 steals each and Wemhoff, Prigge and Brooke Schumacher each had 2 assists. Prigge added 2 blocked shots.
Summit wound up hitting 15 of 46 from the field, 33%, and 6 of 12 at the line, 50%. Nezperce was 14 for 37 from the field, 38%, and 8 for 11 at the line, 73%.
In the JV contest Summit led just 14-12 at the end of the first quarter but shut out Nezperce in the second to win 24-12 in a 2-quarter game.
Though the first quarter was close, Summit never trailed as they took the lead for good when Megan Seubert scored a pair of free throws with 5:48 left in the first quarter to break a 4-4 tie.
Summit led 14-8 after a driving lay-up by Kayla Schumacher but Nezperce scored 4 straight to cut the lead to 14-12.
In the second quarter Nezperce went 0-6 from the field and 0-1 at the line as Summitís defense forced them to work the ball around on offense and then kept the Indians off the glass when they did manage to take a shot.
Although Summit only hit 3 of their 12 shot attempts it was more than enough to pull away for the win.
Sarah Chmelik scored 7 to lead the JVs in scoring with Seubert and Kayla Schumacher adding 5 each. Megan Rehder scored 4 and Rachel Uhlenkott, a home-schooled senior scored 3 on senior night.
Nezperce held a slim 16-17 rebounding edge. Rehder had 5 to lead Summit.
Schumacher had 4 steals and Uhlenkott and Chmelik each had an assist.
Summit was 8 for 24 from the field, 33%, and 8 for 13 at the line, 62%. Nezperce was 5 for 17 from the field, 29%, and 2 for 4 at the line, 50%.
Summit     2 6 11 17 -36
Nezperce 8 6   9 14 -37
Summit-R. Frei 3-8, 2-2, 8; N. Frei 1-5, 3-4, 5; Wemhoff 1-2, 1-2, 3; B. Schumacher 4-16, 0-2, 8; Prigge 2-5, 0-1, 4; K. Schumacher 4-8, 0-1, 8; Chmelik 0-2, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Nezperce-Ar. Arnzen 2-4, 0-0, 4; Kuther 4-9, 2-2, 10; Leitch 4-14, 0-0, 9; Miller 3-6, 1-1, 7; Al. Arnzen 1-4, 5-8, 7. 3-pointers-Leitch.
See the Prairie girls sports page for a writeup on Summit's game against Prairie.

Summit boys pull away from Timberline in second half
It was a tie game at the half but Summitís boys team pulled away in the second half for a 63-48 win over Timberline Tuesday, Jan. 24Shane Stubbers puts up a shot for Summit against Timberline. at the PHS gym in Cottonwood.
Timberlineís Lawson Jared scored 7 points in the first quarter and 10 in the second as Timberline led by as many as 5 points at 12-17 in the second quarter.
At that point the Patriots put together a 10-0 run fueled by a 3-pointer each from David Waters and Dan Wemhoff to take their first lead of the game.
Jared responded with 7 straight points including a 3-pointer of his own as Timberline took back the lead at 22-24.
Michael Waters scored in the final seconds on a putback to tie the game at the half.
Jared was held to just 6 second half points and midway through the third quarter Summit started to take control.
A 3-pointer by Jared with 4:24 left in the third gave Timberline their final lead at 32-33.
At the 3:42 mark Austin Chmelik scored to give Summit the lead for good and a basket each by Derek Nuxoll and David Waters and a 3-pointer by Wemhoff made it 9 straight points.
Summit took a 43-37 lead into the final period.
Summit outscored Timberline 20-11 in the final frame as they hit 8 of 13 shot attempts and 4 of 6 free throws. Josh Lustig came off the bench to score 6 of those points.
David Waters wound up with 13 points to lead Summit in scoring with Shane Stubbers scoring 10. Michael Waters and Lustig scored 8 each while Nuxoll, Chmelik, Wemhoff and Matthew Schwartz scored 6 each.
Summit held a 46-41 rebounding edge with Stubbers grabbing 14 to lead the Patriots. David Waters added 8, Chmelik had 7 and Nuxoll had 6.
Chmelik had 4 steals and 5 assists while Schwartz had 3 steals and Nuxoll had 3 assists.
Summit was 28 for 72 from the field, 39%, and 4 for 9 at the line, 44%. Timberline was 19 for 51 from the field, 37%, and 6 for 15 at the line, 40%.
Summit      10 14 19 20 -63
Timberline 13 11 13 11 -48
Summit-Nuxoll 2-4, 2-2, 6; Stubbers 5-9, 0-2, 10; D. Waters 6-16, 0-0, 13; M. Waters 4-12, 0-2, 8; Chmelik 3-15, 0-0, 6; Schwartz 3-8, 0-0, 6; Lustig 3-4, 2-3, 6; Wemhoff 2-4, 0-0, 6; Dempsey 0-0, 0-0, 0; Beckman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Wemhoff 2, D. Waters.
Timberline-Stemrich 4-14, 2-4, 10; Syed 6-12, 1-2, 13; Billups 0-2, 0-0, 0; Dahl 0-3, 0-0, 0; Jared 8-16, 3-9, 23; Flemming 1-4, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Jared 4.

Summit boys 2-2 on the week
During a very busy week last week, Summitís Patriots added two wins but suffered two losses to move their record to 5 and 9 and their league record to 3 and 6.
At Lapwai last Monday, the Patriots played a very competitive second half, scoring 27 points to league leading Lapwaiís 33, actually closing to within 8 at one time early Summitís Josh Lustig takes the ball toward the hoop against Timberline as Shane Stubbers sets a the fourth quarter, but fell helplessly behind in the first half where they were outscored 35-21, thus coming out on the short end of a 48-68 final score.
A.J. Johnson led the scoring attack for the Wildcats with 19 points and was ably assisted by teammates scoring 11, 10 and 10 while Summit was pace by Austin Chmelik with 16 points, 15 rebounds, 7 steals, 2 blocks and 2 assists. Other Patriots scoring, rebounding, assists and steals: Dan Wemhoff 1, 1, 0, 0; Derek Nuxoll 2, 8, 1, 4; Josh Lustig 1 rebound; Shane Stubbers 3, 5, 2, 1 with 2 blocks; Justin Dempsey 2 rebounds; David Waters 2, 8, 0, 0; Michael Waters 15, 4, 1, 3, with 2 blocks; Matthew Schwartz 9, 8, 5, 2 with 1 block and Nathan Beckman with 1 rebound.
Their first win of the week was against Timberline at Prairie and that writeup is above.
Traveling to powerhouse Troy on Thursday, the Patriots suffered a 54-22 trouncing as they endured one of their worst shooting nights of the year, making only 10 of 34 field attempts and getting only 1 of 2 chances at the line. Patriot team stats show: Wemhoff 2 assists; Nuxoll 5 rebounds, 1 assists and 1 steal; Lustig 1 point and 2 rebounds; Stubbers 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals; Dempsey 1 rebound; Chmelik 5 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists a steal and a block; David Waters, 2 points, 2 rebounds and 1 steal; Michael Waters 4 points, 4 rebound and a block; and Schwartz 2 points and a steal.
Back at PHS on Saturday, Summit picked up its 5th win and third league victory for the season, topping Division II foe Highland by a score of 62-37. Quarter scores for the game: 19-13, 29-17, 44-25 and then the final.
Scoring only stats available for the game show Wemhoff with 7 points including 2 treys; Nuxoll 7, Lustig 12 with 2 treys, Stubbers 10, Dempsey 0, David Waters 4, Michael Waters 11, Chmelik 7, Schwartz 4 and Beckman 0.
Upcoming games: at Nezperce, at Grangeville and Potlatch here on Saturday.

There are some changes to the schedules noted in italics below
Feb. 3-vs. Highland in District opener at 6 p.m. at Lapwai.
District continues Feb. 6, 8, 10 and if necessary 11

Varsity only. Games to start at 7:30 p.m. unless indicated
  2-Grangeville, there
  4-vs. Potlatch at Auxiliary Gym (Senior Night)
  7-Prairie, there
  9-Salmon River, there, 6:30 PST
11-Grangeville, there, 6:00 p.m.

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