Pirates pull away in second half
It was a tie ballgame at the half but the Prairie Pirates pulled away in the second half to win 49-28Summit defenders knocked the ball loose from Rhett Schlader on this shot attempt but the ball wound up going right to Justin Schmidt, 20, who scored a lay-up. Summit players shown from left are Matthew Schwartz, 42, Michael Waters, Josh Lustig and David Waters. over Summit Academy at Cottonwood Tuesday, Feb. 7.
It was senior night for the Pirates with Justin Schmidt and Troy Lorentz honored before the game as well as senior statisticians Demetria Riener and Jenny Gimmeson.
Prairie jumped out to an 8-2 lead in the first quarter as Marcus Higgins, Lorentz, Lucas Arnzen and Tyler Hankerson each scored 2 for the Pirates.
A 3-pointer by Rhett Schlader made it 11-4 but Summit closed to within 13-8 by the quarter break.
In the second quarter Matthew Schwartz got hot for the Patriots scoring 6 straight points to pull the Patriots within 1 at 15-14. Josh Lustig then hit a free throw to tie it at 15 with 3:20 left in the half.
A free throw by Higgins put Prairie back on top at the 2:12 mark.
Turnovers on both sides kept anyone from scoring until Lustig drove to the hoop for a lay-up with 30 second left to give Summit the lead at 16-17.
8 seconds later Schlader was fouled and sank the second of 2 free throws to tie it at 17 which was the halftime score.
In the third quarter Summit couldnít find the basket as they went scoreless for nearly 7 minutes. Prairie took advantage with an 8-0 run with Higgins, Lorentz, Schlader and Schmidt each scoring 2 points.
Summit finally broke through with a basket by Shane Stubbers but Hankerson responded with a 3-pointer to make it 28-19 at the end of the third quarter.
Prairie kept up the dominance in the fourth quarter as they continued to pull away with the final 21 point margin being the largest lead of the game.
Summit went just 2 for 27 from the field in the second half.
Hankerson wound up as Prairieís top scorer with 10 points with Higgins scoring 9, Schlader 8, Lorentz and Arnzen 6 each, Dylon Bruegeman 5, Schmidt and Casey Danly 2 each and Jared Higgins 1.
Schwartz and Michael Waters tied for top scorer for Summit with 6 points each with Dan Wemhoff scoring 5, Lustig 4, Derek Nuxoll, Stubbers and Austin Chmelik 2 each and David Waters 1.
Prairie held a 44-37 rebounding edge with Arnzen leading Prairie with 11 rebounds. Lorentz and Higgins added 7 each. Stubbers and Chmelik had 7 each to lead Prairieís Lucas Arnzen guards Summitís David Waters after Waters made a rebound. At left heading downcourt is Tyler Hankerson. At right is Marcus Higgins.Summit with Schwartz adding 6 rebounds.
Arnzen had 4 steals and Lorentz 3 for Prairie while Stubbers had 5 steals for the Patriots and Chmelik added 3. Higgins had 3 assists for Prairie and Schmidt had 2 while Chmelik had 2 assists for the Patriots.
Prairie was 17 for 54 from the field, 31% and 11 for 19 at the line, 58%. Summit was 10 for 47 from the field, 21%, and 7 for 15 at the line, 47%.
In a 2-quarter JV game, Summitís first JV action of the year, Prairie pulled out a 23-20 win.
Summit took the early 1-4 lead on a basket each by Shane Stubbers and Nathan Beckman..
Dylon Bruegeman hit a 3-pointer for Prairie to tie it but Dan Wemhoff drove to the hoop for a lay-up to make it 4-6.
Prairie tied it again on a pair of free throws by Tyler Hankerson and Bruegeman added a 3-point play to give Prairie the lead for good.
Prairie led 11-8 at the quarter break.
After a Michael Waters free throw, Jared Higgins hit a 3-pointer for Prairie to push the lead to 14-9.
Summit rallied back within 2 points at 16-14 after a pair of baskets by Stubbers but a basket each from Higgins and Bruegeman pushed the lead back to 6 points.
Summit rallied back within 2 again at 20-18 and 22-20 but couldnít get over the hump.
Bruegeman added a free throw with 11 seconds left to make the final margin of 3 points.
Bruegeman scored 9 to lead Prairie with Higgins adding 5, Casey Danly 4, Hankerson and John Mager 2 each and Tanner Ross 1. Stubbers led Summit with 6 points with Wemhoff scoring 4, Waters and Josh Lustig 3 each and Beckman and Matthew Schwartz 2 each.
Rebounding was close with Prairie holding a 21-20 edge. Danly had 7 to lead Prairie with Bruegeman adding 5. Lustig led Summit with 6 rebounds with Schwartz adding 5.
Bruegeman had 2 steals and an assist. Jared Higgins, and Danly each had an assist for Prairie. Waters, Stubbers and Schwartz each had a steal for Summit and Waters and Wemhoff each had an assist.
Prairie was 7 for 26 from the field, 27%, and 7 for 11 at the line, 64%. Summit was 8 for 27 from the field, 30%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%.
Prairie 13 4 11 21 -49
Summit 8 9   2   9 -28
Prairie-Schlader 3-9, 1-2, 8; M. Higgins 3-11, 3-4, 9; Lorentz 2-6, 2-2, 6; Schmidt 1-3, 0-4, 2; Arnzen 3-9, 0-0, 6; Hankerson 3-11, 2-2, 10; J. J. Higgins 0-3, 1-3, 1; Danly 1-1, 0-0, 2; Bruegeman 1-1, 2-2, 5. 3-pointers-Hankerson 2, Schlader, Bruegeman.
Summit-Nuxoll 1-3, 0-0, 2; Stubbers 1-2, 0-0, 2; Chmelik 0-11, 2-2, 2; D. Waters 0-2, 1-2, 1; M. Waters 3-7, 0-2, 6; Schwartz 3-13, 0-2, 6; Lustig 1-4, 2-4, 4; Wemhoff 1-4, 2-3, 5; Beckman 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Wemhoff.

Pirates drubbed by Kamiah
After winning 5 of their previous 6 games the Prairie Pirates had their worst outing since mid-January as they lost to the Kamiah Kubs 28-70 at Kamiah Thursday, Feb. 9.
The Pirates stayed close in the first quarter, taking a 5-4 lead at the 5:48 mark on a 3-pointer by Rhett Schlader. Kamiah quickly took back the lead though and led 11-15 at the end of the quarter.
The second quarter was a disaster for the Pirates as Kamiah opened the quarter with a 0-6 run, gave up a basket to Marcus Higgins and then scored the next 18 straight points to take a 13-39 lead at the half.
Most of the damage was done through turnovers.
The Kubs made it a 0-26 run overall by scoring the first 8 points of the third quarter.
Troy Lorentz finally broke through with a basket for the Pirates.
The Pirates were held to just 7 points in the quarter though as they Kubs pulled away to a 20-62 lead after 3 quarters.
With a running clock in the fourth quarter the Pirates and Kubs each scored 8 points for the final tally.
Justin Schmidt was Prairieís top scorer with 8 points. Lucas Arnzen scored 6 while Schlader, Lorentz, and Tyler Hankerson scored 4 each and Higgins scored 2.
With the loss Prairie ends their regular season with a 7-13 record. They were to start District play Tuesday, Feb. 14. Second round action isnít until Monday, Feb. 20 when they will play at 6 p.m. if they won or 12:30 p.m. if they lost. Their opponent Monday would be either Deary or Genesee.
The Prairie JV team also lost in their season finale by a score of 37-52.
Prairie   11   2   7 8 -28
Kamiah 15 24 23 8 -70
Prairie-Schlader 1, 1-2, 4; M. Higgins 1, 0-0, 2; Lorentz 2, 0-0, 4; Schmidt 4, 0-0, 8; Hankerson 2, 0-0, 4; J. Higgins 0, 0-0, 0; Bruegeman 0, 0-0, 0; Arnzen 3, 0-0, 6; Danly 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schlader.
Kamiah-Nygaard 10, 2-2, 24; Garcia 6, 3-4, 16; E. hill 5, 0-4, 10; York 1, 0-0, 2; K. Hill 5, 0-0, 10; Ulmer 2, 2-4, 6; Crane 0, 0-0, 0; Williamson 0, 0-0, 0; Munch 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Nygaard 2, Garcia.

Jake Rowland has only perfect 25
A little light rain and snow wasn't enough to keep anybody away, as the Gun Club had another great turnout this week! 
Leading the charge in AA class Ralph Terhaar, firing a 24.  Not far behind were Lowell Mader, Derek Schafer, Jim Ewing, and Gordon Harman, all with 23.  In A class, Jake Rowland had the only perfect 25 for the week, Darrell Uhlorn and Ryan Mader both carded 24.  Jean Spencer and Shane Poxleitner took top honors in B class, both with 23, while Mitch Jungert shot 19.  Jacob Forsmann took charge and shot 24 in C class while Dave Poxleitner shot 20.  Kami Sickels had another great week, leading the way in D class, shooting 22.  Also in D class, Dylon Bruegeman had 19 and Amanda Kaschmitter had 18. 
In Handicap, Jim Ewing lead the way with 22 and Ralph Terhaar had 17 from long range.  Short Handicap leaders were Darrell Uhlorn and Jake Rowland with 23, Derek Schaffer with 22 and Pepper Harman and Roger Kaschmitter with 21.
The Dynamic Duo of Brandon and Shane Poxleitner shot 32 and 30 in Doubles respectively. Finally, Jake Rowland led the way once again in Continentals shooting a 19, with Ralph Terhaar, Jeff North, and Ben Havens all hitting 18.
There are still 4 weeks left to come out and have a good time trapshooting with us.  We hope to see you there!

Prairie boys are academic state champions
The Prairie boys basketball team has been named as Academic State Champions for 1A Div. 1.
The team had a cumulative 3.584 grade point average, tops among teams in their classification across the state.
Nezperce was the winner in 1A, Div. 2 with a 3.579 gpa.
Genesee was the girls winner for 1A-Div. 1

PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2011-12
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
DECEMBER
  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
JANUARY
  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
FEBRUARY
  2-Nezperce, there, lost 42-60
  4-Orofino, here, won 60-48
  7-Summit, here, won 49-28
  9-Kamiah, there, lost 28-70
14, 15, 20, 21 & 24-District at LCSC, lost to CV 49-53, details next week. Will play Deary at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20 in loser out action.
25-State Play-in game at St. Maries
March 1-3-State at Caldwell

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