Summit girls earn 4th state trip
For the fourth consecutive time, Summit Academy emerged from District 1-A, D-2 competition with a trip to state, which will be held this week in Nampa. The trip comes on the heels of a single win over Highland, 59-33, then two consecutive wins over Nezperce, 40-29 last Monday, and a decisive 54-28 victory over the same Indians Friday at Lapwai.Savanah Prigge battles a couple of Nezperce players for the ball as Nicole Wemhoff and Brooke Schumacher look on. Photo by Steve Wherry.
Fridayís final lacked much of the suspense of the earlier Nezperce victory as soph Rachael Frei canned 4 of 5 shots in the first quarter, scoring all of Summitís points, and that coupled with a smothering Summit defense, closed out the first quarter with a score of 8-2.
Frei added one more bucket in the second, and the Summit cause was helped by three of four shooting from Kayla Schumacher, and 4 points from post Savanah Prigge, who was hounded all evening with two defenders hanging on her every move. Halftime score was 20-7 as Summitís defense continued to make things difficult for the Indians.
Nezperce did get untracked a bit in the 3rd stanza, scoring 13 points with Britni Millerís 8 leading the way, but Summit in turn stepped up the pace also, netting 18 for the quarter to head into the final fame up 38-20.
Frei dropped in one more field goal, Kayla Schumacher added another two, point guard Nicole Wemhoff chipped in with 2 field goals. Prigge, shaking free, added 5 points as did Brooke Schumacher whose 5 points in the quarter included an NBA length 3-pointer as the quarter ended.
With subs in much of the 4th, Summit continued to pour it on, with Rachael Frei adding 2 free throws, Sarah Chmelik netting one goal, Kayla Schumacher another, Prigge 6 points on 2 goals and 2 free throws and Megan Rehder adding 4 with a goal and 2 free throws. Nezperce was held to 8 final quarter points.
Final scoring stats show Rachael Frei with 14, Prigge with 15, Kayla Schumacher with 10, Wemhoff 4, Brooke Schumacher 5, Rehder 4 and Chmelik 2. Rebounding, assists and steals for the game: Rachael Frei 4, 1, 1; sister Nicole Frei 3, 1, 0 and played a stellar defensive game underneath; Chmelik 1, 0, 0; Kayla Schumacher 4, 1, 1; Wemhoff 2, 5, 0; Seubert 1, 0, 0; Brooke Schumacher 3, 2, 0; Prigge, 8, 2, 4, with one block and Rehder 0, 0, 0.
The Patriots shot 63% from the field on 22 of 35 attempts, and connected on 69% from the charity stripe with 9 of 13 dropping for their best shooting night of the year.
Summit will play North Gem at Nampa High School on Thursday at 2 p.m. Pacific Time, and will be looking to improve their consolation finishes of both last year and in 2010. 
The win Friday leaves Summit with a season record of 17 and 6.
Kayla Schumacher goes for a layup in the District championship game. Photo by Alyssa Frei.

Summit Academy with the District Championship trophy in front of their fans. Front from left are Rachel Uhlenkott, Nicole Wemhoff, Rachael Frei, Kayla Duclos, Nicole Frei and head coach Pete Prigge. Back from left are assistant coach Alexia Prigge, Savanah Prigge, Kayla Schumacher, Megan Rehder, Megan Seubert, Brooke Schumacher and Sarah Chmelik.

The State Bracket. All times shown are MST.

Summit boys split games
Traveling to Riggins Thursday, Summit played its best game of the year against host Salmon River, holding leads of 13-10 at the quarter, and 33-26 at halftime.
Midway through the third, however, SR heated up, netting four treys, while adding a single two and two free throws to take the lead 44-42 at the end of the third. Outscored 15-7 in the fourth, the Patriots dropped their 13th game of the year, many of the losses coming in the second half or the fourth quarter as the short-handed Patriots tend to wear down near gameís end.
Scoring, rebounds, assists and steals for Summit: Dan Wemhoff 3, 1, 3, 0; Derek Nuxoll 4, 12, 2, 1, with one block; Josh Lustig 8, 2, 1, 1; Shane Stubbers 14, 6, 0, 3; Austin Chmelik  6, 15, 5, 3, with a block; David Waters, 4, 3, 0, 0; Michael Waters, 4, 2, 2, 6; and Matthew Schwartz 4, 2, 2, 1. Frosh Nathan Beckman also played in the game, giving a good effort on defense.
The Patriots canned 35% from the field, 80% from the line and canned three treys, 1 by Wemhoff and 2 by Schwartz.
Traveling to Grangeville Saturday, Feb. 11, the Patriots added their 7th victory of the years , and a second over the young Bulldog JV, in a ragged game with 23 turnovers for the Patriots and 32% shooting from the field.
Summit dropped behind in the first 10-13 and were still behind 20-22 at the half but ended the third quarter up 33-32 and won 47-40.
Scoring, rebounds, assists and steals stats: Wemhoff 0, 2, 3, 4; Nuxoll 9, 8, 2, 2, with 1 block; Lustig 11, 5, 2, 5; Stubbers 5, 4, 0, 2; Chmelik 2, 4, 1, 3 with a block; David Waters, 2, 8, 0, 5; Michael Waters 15, 3, 1, 4 and a block; Schwartz 1, 2, 2, 1 and Justin Dempsey 2, 1, 0, 0. 
The win ended Summitís regular season with a record of 7 and 13 with District 1A D2, competition beginning next Monday, Feb. 20 at Lapwai with Summit versus Highland at 7:30 p.m. in game 2 of the tournament.
For a writeup on the game against Prairie see the Prairie boys sports page.


SUMMIT GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2011-12
Feb. 16-18-State at Nampa High School, play North Gem Thursday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. MST at Nampa High School.

SUMMIT BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2011-12
Varsity only. Games to start at 7:30 p.m. unless indicated
FEBRUARY
20-21-23-24-25--District at Lapwai. Will play Highland at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20.

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