Pirates
hold on to beat Potlatch
The Prairie Pirates led by as many as 20 points but had to hold on against a furious fourth quarter rally to beat Potlatch 7066 in a White Pine League game at Cottonwood Tuesday, Jan. 31. The Pirates jumped out to a 90 lead as Marcus Higgins scored Prairie’s first 7 points on 2 baskets and a 3pointer. Lucas Arnzen scored to make it 90. Rhett Schlader added 5 first quarter points as the Pirates took a 218 lead by the quarter break. Potlatch scored the first 4 points of the second quarter but Prairie responded with an 110 run to take a 3212 lead, their biggest of the game. Justin Schmidt had 5 points in that run with Casey Danly, Higgins and Arnzen adding 2 points each. Potlatch scored 4 straight points but Higgins hit from the perimeter in the final seconds to give Prairie a 3416 halftime lead. Potlatch opened the third quarter with a 3pointer but Schlader scored 9 and Schmidt 6 in the quarter to help Prairie keep their lead as they led 5136 heading into the fourth quarter. Schmidt scored a putback to open the fourth quarter and give Prairie a 5336 lead but Potlatch then outscored the Pirates 28 to pull within 11. A basket each by Schlader and Arnzen put the lead back to 15 but then Potlatch put together a 013 run to cut the lead to just 2 points at 5957. Potlatch’s Philip Burkgart and Travis Garcia did most of the damage with 6 and 5 points respectively. Higgins finally broke the run with a 3pointer from the top of the key. Burkgart scored again to cut the lead to 3 but Arnzen scored a putback and Schmidt converted a 3point play to push the lad back to 8 at 6759 with 49 seconds left. Potlatch again cut the lead down to 2 over the next 46 seconds with Garcia hitting an offbalance 3pointer with 3 seconds remaining. Tyler Hankerson was immediately fouled on the inbounds when Potlatch couldn’t steal the ball and he converted both free throws to make it a 4point margin with 2 seconds left. Schlader then stole the long inbounds pass to finish it off. Schlader wound up with 19 points to lead the Pirates in scoring as he connected on 7 of 10 shots from the field. Higgins added 17 points, Schmidt 15 and Arnzen 11. Troy Lorentz, Hankerson, Danly and Dylon Bruegeman each scored 2. Rebounding was even up at 36 each with Schmidt grabbing 13 boards to lead the Pirates. Schmidt had 4 steals and 5 assists while Arnzen had 3 steals and Hankerson had 3 assists. Prairie was 25 for 57 from the field, 44%, and 16 for 23 at the line, 70%. Potlatch was 24 for 55 from the field, 44%, and 12 for 16 at the line, 75%. Potlatch had 11 for their 24 baskets in the final quarter. With the win Prairie concludes their league schedule with 3 straight wins and a 34 record. They are 511 overall. In the JV game Prairie led by just 1 point at the half but a 296 third quarter led to a 5839 win. In the first quarter Potlatch held a 612 lead but a steal and ensuing layup by Dylon Bruegeman and a basket on an inbounds play by Casey Danly pulled Prairie within 2 at 1012 at the end of the quarter. Prairie started the second quarter with a 50 run to take their first lead at 1512. Tyler Hankerson scored 11 of Prairie’s 14 second quarter points including a 3pointer and a rare 4point play when he got fouled on his second 3pointer of the quarter. Prairie led 2423 at the half. In the third quarter Prairie scored the first 13 points to break the game open as Bruegeman, Danly and Bryson Higgins got hot from the field. Prairie finished the quarter with a 140 run to take a 5329 lead into the final period. Bruegeman and Danly each hit 4 of 5 shots in the quarter while Higgins was 3 for 4 from 3point range. Higgins had 9 points and Danly and Bruegeman 8 each in the quarter as Prairie was 13 for 17 from the field. Potlatch outscored Prairie 510 in the fourth but got no closer than the 19 point final margin. Bruegeman wound up scoring 15 to lead the team with Danly scoring 14, Hankerson 11, Bryson Higgins 9, Tanner Ross, Jake Rowlan, Rhett Schlader and Kantapol Kittihakorn 2 each and Jared Higgins 1. Prairie had a 3229 rebounding edge led by Danly with 8 rebounds. Bruegeman, Jared Higgins and Dakota Wilson had 2 steals each and 6 different players had 1 assist each. Prairie was 24 for 53 from the field, 45%, and 5 for 13 from the line, 38%. Potlatch was 18 for 44 from the field, 41%, and 1 for 4 at the line, 25%. Prairie 21 13 17 19 70 Potlatch 8 8 20 30 66 PrairieSchlader 710, 45, 19; M. Higgins 614, 34, 17; Lorentz 00, 23, 2; Schmidt 711, 12, 15; Arnzen 38, 57, 11; Hankerson 07, 22, 2; Danly 12, 01, 2; Bruegeman 14, 00, 2; J. Higgins 02, 00, 0. 3pointersM. Higgins 2, Schlader. PotlatchLamb 410, 00, 8; Burkgart 48, 00, 11; Lovel 26, 02, 4; Garcia 817, 89, 27; McMillan 37, 44, 10; Butterfield 03, 00, 0; Westbrook 23, 00, 4; Amos 11, 00, 2. 3pointersGarcia 3, Burkgart 3. Pirates lose at Nezperce The Prairie Pirates suffered their only loss in their last 5 games when they traveled to Nezperce Thursday, Feb. 2 and were beaten 4260. It was a close first quarter as Prairie trailed just 811 but Nezperce pulled away in the second quarter to a 1527 halftime lead. They extended the lead to 2844 by the end of the third quarter. Troy Lorentz was Prairie’s leading scorer with 11 points with Marcus Higgins scoring 10, Justin Schmidt and Tyler Hankerson 6 each, Lucas Arnzen 5 and Rhett Schlader 4. The main difference was that Nezperce couldn’t hardly miss as they connected on 68 percent of their shots. Prairie 8 7 13 14 42 Nezperce 11 16 17 16 60 PrairieSchlader 2, 00, 4; M. Higgins 4, 00, 10; Lorentz 3, 44, 11; Schmidt 2, 24, 6; Chaffee 0, 00, 0; Hankerson 3, 00, 6; J. Higgins 0, 00, 0; Bruegeman 0, 00, 0; Arnzen 2, 12, 5; Danly 0, 00, 0. 3pointersM. Higgins 2, Lorentz. NezpercePa. Hill 0, 00, 0; Riggers 4, 00, 9; Wahl 9, 00, 18; Zenner 2, 00, 4; Pr. Hill 5, 22, 12; Wemhoff 5, 33, 13; Kuther 2, 01, 4; Beauchamp 0, 00, 0; T. Wahl 0, 00, 0; Schumacher 0, 00, 0; Carpenter 0, 00, 0; Benzing 0, 00, 0. 3pointersRiggers Pirates beat Orofino 6048 The Prairie Pirates picked up their 4th win in their last 5 games as they beat Orofino 6048 at Cottonwood Saturday, Feb. 4. Orofino was coached by Prairie alum and former head coach Jerry Uhling. Orofino led arly at 24 but then Prairie scored 13 straight points to take control. Justin Schmidt scored 8 of those 13 points on 3 layups and 2 free throws. Rhett Schlader scored the other 5 on a layup and a 3pointer. Prairie wound up the first quarter with a 1910 lead. Orofino was able to cut the lead down to 5 early in the second but Prairie then pushed the lead to 11 on a steal and drive by Marcus Higgins. A 70 run late in the half extended the lead to 14 at 3319. Orofino scored a late free throw to make it 3320 at the half. In the third quarter Prairie’s offense disappeared as they went nearly the entire quarter without scoring while Orofino cut the lead down to just 3 points at 3330. Schlader finally broke the scoring drought with a basket in the final seconds of the quarter as Prairie took a 3530 lead into the fourth quarter. Orofino was able to answer each Prairie scoring surge in the fourth and stay within range until the final 3 minutes. With 2:56 left Orofino scored to cut the lead to 4944 but Prairie then scored 7 straight to push the lead to 12 points. Lucas Arnzen scored 3 of those 7 while Troy Lorentz and Schlader scored 2 each. Orofino answered with 4 straight to cut the lead to 8 with 1:20 to play but that was it for the Maniacs. Arnzen and Higgins each added a pair of free throws for the final 12point margin. Schlader and Higgins scored 11 each to lead the Pirates in scoring while Lorentz and Arnzen scored 9 each. After his early scoring binge, Schmidt got into foul trouble and went scoreless after the first quarter, winding up with 8 points. Seth Chaffee added 6 points while Casey Danly and Jared Higgins scored 3 each. Prairie had a 3529 rebounding edge with Marcus Higgins leading the effort with 9 rebounds while Arnzen added 6. Schlader had 4 steals and 4 assists while Marcus Higgins had 3 of each and Seth Chaffee added 3 steals. Prairie was 20 for 51 from the field, 39%, and 15 for 23 at the line, 65%. Orofino was 16 for 39 from the field, 41%, and 16 for 23 at the line, 70%. With the win Prairie improves to 612 on the season The JV team wound up playing 2 games on Saturday, beating Orofino 4741 and then beating Potlatch 6036 in the preliminary to the Summit varsity game against Potlatch. Against Orofino the score was tied at 88 after the first quarter with Dylon Bruegeman scoring all 8 points for the Pirates. Orofino took a 918 lead in the second quarter but Prairie answered with a 70 run to get back into the game. They still trailed at the half 2024. Bruegeman and Jake Rowland each scored 4 in the second quarter. Orofino scored the first 4 points of the third quarter to take an 8point lead. Prairie was able to pull within 1 at 2930 on a 3pointer by Tyler Hankerson but Orofino surged back to a 3339 lead by the end of the quarter. Orofino scored first in the fourth quarter to again take an 8point lead but Prairie shut them out the final 6 minutes of the game while finishing on a 140 run to pull out the win. Kantapol Kittihakorn’s 2 free throws with 1:55 left put Prairie into the lead and Prairie added 5 more points to win by 6. In an odd move, Orofino trailing by 3 with 1:33 left, had the ball but seemed content to run the clock down on offense rather than try to score. They wound up turning the ball over and Bruegeman scored a pair of free throws to put Prairie up by 5 with 28 seconds left. Bruegeman scored 17 to lead the JV’s with Tanner Ross scoring 8, Bryson Higgins 7 on a pair of 3pointers and a free throw, Hankerson 5, Rowland 4, and Casey Danly, Mason Dalgliesh and Kittihakorn 2 each. Orofino had the rebounding edge 2834. Danly had 7 to lead Prairie. Bruegeman had 3 steals while Hankerson, Dakota Wilson and Jared Higgins had 2 each. Bryson Higgins had 4 assists. Prairie was 12 for 38 from the field, 32%, and 18 for 31 at the line, 58%. Orofino was 19 for 39 from the field, 49%, and 3 for 10 at the line, 30%. Apparently when you play two full games in one day, you get a clean slate on quarters played and the JV’s took advantage by starting their varsity swing players against Potlatch and jumped out to a big early lead. Danly scored 11 first quarter points and Hankerson added 7 as Prairie jumped out to a 167 lead on the Loggers. Bryson Higgins added a 3pointer late to give Prairie a 2111 lead at the quarter break. A 153 run to open the second quarter put Prairie firmly in control of the game. Kittihakorn scored 6 and Ross 5 in the quarter as Prairie took a 4119 halftime lead. A 90 run in the third quarter pushed the lead to 5021 and Prairie led 5226 after 3 quarters. With 6:42 left in the fourth, John Mager scored a free throw to give Prairie a 5727 lead to invoke the running clock rule for the rest of the game although Potlatch wound up ourscoring Prairie 39 the rest of the way. Danly scored 13 points to lead the scoring with Kittihakorn scoring 9, Bruegeman and Ross 7 each, Dalgliesh 6, Bryson Higgins 5, Mager 4, and Jared Higgins 2. Prairie dominated the boards 4624 with Hankerson and Mager grabbing 6 rebounds each while Jared Higgins, Ross and Danly had 5 each. Kitthakorn had 3 steals and Jared Higgins and Mager had 2 assists each. Prairie was 18 for 49 from the field, 37%, and 21 for 29 at the line, 72%. Potlatch was 15 for 50 from the field, 30%, and 3 for 6 at the line, 50%. Prairie 19 14 2 25 60 Orofino 10 10 10 18 48 PrairieSchlader 412, 22, 11; M. Higgins 315, 44, 11; Lorentz 35, 24, 9; Schmidt 34, 24, 8; Arnzen 37, 35, 9; Chaffee 25, 12, 6; Hankerson 12, 00, 3; Danly 11, 12, 3; J. Higgins 00, 00, 0. 3pointersSchlader, M. Higgins, Lorentz, Chaffee, Hankerson. OrofinoPippenger 716, 68, 20; Goodrich 24, 02, 4; Turner 01, 35, 3; Lee 14, 44, 6; Schlieper 36, 22, 8; Judd 14, 00, 2; Brink 23, 12, 5; Kelso 01, 00, 0; Kuykendall 00, 00, 0. 3pointersnone. Boys District starts Tuesday The District 2 1A, Division 1 boys basketball tournament gets underway next Tuesday, Feb. 14, at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. With a 34 league record it appears Prairie will likely be the #5 seed and would play the #4 seed, which looks like C.V. at this point, in the 7:30 p.m. game Tuesday, Feb. 14. The #1 seed plays the #8 seed at 6 p.m. that evening. The other half of the bracket gets underway Wednesday, Feb. 15. All second round games will be held Monday, Feb. 20 with loser’s bracket games at 12:30 and 2 p.m. and winner’s bracket at 6 and 7:30 p.m.. The tournament continues on Feb. 21 and 24. Summit starts district play Monday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 p.m. against Timberline. Nezperce plays Highland in the 6 p.m. game. Second round games are Tuesday Feb. 21 with the tournament continuing Feb. 23 and 24 and Feb. 25 if necessary. Mader shoots perfect 25 It was an unseasonably nice, warm and sunny day for the first weekend in February, which made for some very enjoyable shooting conditions this week. Leading the way, in AA Class, Lowell Mader shot the only perfect score for the week, while Derek Schaffer notched a 24. A Class high scores were Jake Rowland and Darrell Uhlorn each hitting 24 and Jesse Bruegeman shot 23. Kyle Bruegeman and JR McAfee each had 24 in B class with Butch Specenr not far off the pace firing 23. Hitting 23 in C Class was enough for Jacab Forsmann to lead the way, with Frank Spencer and Dave Poxleitner bot hitting 21. Amanda Kaschmitter was the top gun in D class hitting 20. Garrett Schmidt had 19 and Bobbi Jo Chambers had 18. Long Handicap top score went to Jim Ewing with 19, while Ralph Terhaar and Any Uhlorn both had 18. Short Handicap top scores were Darrell Uhlorn hitting a perfect 25, Derek Schaffer hitting 23, and Gordon Harman, Brandon Poxleitner, Jake Rowland, and Kyle Bruegeman all shooting 22. We're halfway through the 10 week season, so there is still plenty of opportunities to join at the gun club. We hope to see you there. PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 201112 *indicates league game 9C.V., here, lost 4246 13Kamiah, here, lost 3659 15Nezperce, here, lost 3243 17Genesee, there, 4 p.m., lost 3763 20Lapwai, there, lost 5167 7Lapwai, here*, lost 5167 12Troy, there*, lost 2255 14Genesee, here*, lost 3353 17Timberline, here, won 5424 20C.V., there*, lost 3459 23Grangeville, there, lost 4752 26Deary, here*, won 5349 in double OT 28Kendrick, there*, won 6357 31Potlatch, here*, won 7066 4Orofino, here, won 6048 7Summit, here, won 4928, details next week 9Kamiah, there 14, 15, 20, 21 & 24District at LCSC 25State Playin game at St. Maries March 13State at Caldwell 
