Summit girls take 2nd at State
The Summit Academy Lady Patriots won a first round state tournament game for the first time in 4 tries and made it all the way to the state championship game where they fell 52-53 in overtime to defending state champion Dietrich who completed an undefeated season.Savanah Prigge always draws a crowd of defenders when she gets the ball in the paint. This shot against North Gem was no different.
To get to the state championship game Summit posted an easy 56-27 win over North Gem in their opener and then survived a 73-70 win over Carey in triple overtime after trailing by 10 with 3:03 to play in regulation.
Vs. North Gem
North Gem was arguably the weakest team in the field as they were the only one to reach State with a losing record.
The game started with a case of nerves on both sides as Summit missed their first 6 shot attempts while North Gem didn’t make any of their first 19 attempts.
Summit finally erased their goose egg from the scoreboard when Brooke Schumacher stole the ball and drove for a lay-up with 4:11 left in the first quarter.
Savanah Prigge added a lay-up and Nicole Frei scored a free throw and then a basket to give Summit a 7-0 lead at the end of the first quarter.
Summit took a 15-0 lead in the second quarter before North Gem finally scored, on a free throw, with 4:48 left in the half.
Summit scored 8 more points before North Gem scored again as Prigge was 5 for 6 from the floor in the first half.
North Gem finally scored their first field goal with 6 second left in the half to make it 23-3 at the half.
North Gem was able to find the basket more often in the second half but Summit was still able to outscore them in each quarter to extend their lead.
The subs did all the scoring in the fourth quarter and all they did was hit 9 of 13 shots and have a 10-0 run that turned a 19 point lead into a 29 point lead.
Prigge wound up with 14 points to lead the scoring with Kayla Schumacher coming off the bench to score 11. Nicole Frei scored 7, Brooke Schumacher, Sarah Chmelik and Megan Rehder scored 6 each, Kayla Duclos scored 4 and Nicole Wemhoff scored 2.
Summit had a 34-26 rebounding edge led by Kayla Schumacher with 7 and Prigge with 6.
Kayla Schumacher had 6 steals and 5 assists. Prigge added 4 assists.
Summit was 26 for 49 from the field, 53% and 4 of 7 at the line, 56%. North Gem was 11 for 45 from the field, 24%, and 3 of 5 at the line, 60%.
Summit       7 16 15 18 -56
North Gem 0   3 13 11 -27
Summit-R. Frei 0-2, 0-0, 0; N. Frei 3-4, 1-2, 7; Wemhoff 1-4, 0-0, 2; B. Schumacher 3-8, 0-0, 6; Prigge 6-10, 2-4, 14; K. Schumacher 5-8, 1-1, 11; Chmelik 3-4, 0-0, 6; Rehder 3-7, 0-0, 6; Seubert 0-0, 0-0, 0; Duclos 2-2, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-none.
North Gem-Millward 2-7, 0-0, 5; Crump 2-13, 1-2, 5; Holbrook 2-3, 0-0, 4; Guthrie 1-2, 0-0, 3; Christensen 1-8, 0-0, 2; Mclain 1-1, 0-0, 2; E. Simons 0-2, 1-2, 1; S. Simons 2-9, 1-1, 5; Maxwell 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Millward, Guthrie.
Vs. Carey
The semifinal game against Carey was one that it was too bad there had to be a loser.
Thanks to the 3 extra periods there were several 1A-Div. 2 records broken. Summit’s 73 was the most points in a game. Prigge’s 37 were the most points and her 12 Nicole Wemhoff goes after a loose ball in the Carey game as Nicole Frei and Savanah Prigge watch.field goals tied her own record from last year.
Summit got off to a strong start in the game as they jumped to a 9-2 lead with Prigge scoring 5 and Nicole Frei 4. Carey came right back though to pull within 1 by the end of the first quarter at 11-10.
In the second quarter, Carey’s Jaide Parke, who had a 1 for 8 first quarter, hit 4 of 5 shots including a pair of three pointers. Her first trey gave Carey their first lead of the game at 16-17. Prigge put Summit back on top though and Brooke Schumacher scored to make it 20-17. Park then tied it with another 3.
The two teams traded baskets until Carey’s Micaela Adamson scored in the final seconds after a Summit turnover to give Carey a 24-26 halftime lead.
Carey controlled the third quarter as Summit couldn’t find the basket, hitting just 2 of 15 from the field. Summit was able to stay close by hitting 6 of 7 free throws.
After consecutive 3-pointers by Parke, Carey had a 10-point lead at 27-37. They had the ball and threatened to add to the lead by Brooke Schumacher stole the ball and that led to a 3-point play by Prigge. Prigge and Kayla Schumacher each added a pair of free throws as Summit pulled back within 3 at 34-37.
A basket by Adamson gave Carey a 34-39 lead at the quarter break.
Carey was able to build their lead back to 10 points in the fourth quarter with Nicole Gomez hitting a pair of free throws at the 3:03 mark to make it 41-51 and it looked like Summit would be relegated to the 3rd place game on Saturday.
Summit scored on a putback by Prigge and coach Pete Prigge called timeout to set up a full court press.
Kayla Schumacher stole the ensuing inbounds pass with Rachael Frei scoring. The press forced another turnover with Prigge scoring to cut the deficit to 4. Carey then lost the ball out of bounds along the sideline which led to a basket by Brooke Schumacher that cut the deficit to 2 with 1:15 to play.
Kayla Schumacher stole the ball again but Summit turned the ball back over which led to a pair of free throws by Park.
Prigge answered with a pair of free throws with 36 seconds left.
With 29 seconds left Parke went to the line for a 1 and 1 that might have clinched it. She missed the front end and Prigge rebounded. Carey got a stop and took the ball back and looked to run out the clock.Alyssa Frei had a close-up, floor level view of the 4th quarter rally against Carey and shared this photo of Brooke Schumacher after one of the Carey turnovers. In the background is Nicole Frei.
With about 10 seconds to play Chmelik stole the ball and tossed the ball downcourt to Kayla Schumacher who scored to tie the game. Park missed everything on a buzzer-beating 3-pointer and the game went to overtime.
In the first overtime Carey had a 55-59 lead with 1:22 to play but a steal by Kayla Schumacher led to a driving lay-up by Prigge.
With 25 seconds left Rachael Frei scored 2 free throws to tie it at 59. Carey again looked to make a final do or die shot but Summit’s defense forced another off-balance attempt that missed everything.
In the second overtime Kayla Schumacher scored a putback to give Summit the lead but Adamson tied it for Carey. Prigge scored a lay-up but Adamson again responded with 55 seconds left. 
Summit couldn’t answer and Carey again looked to take the last shot. Brooke Schumacher stole a pass and raced downcourt with a chance to win it but put the ball off the glass too hard and it went off the front of the rim with 2 seconds left and the game headed to a third overtime.
Adamson fouled out 10 seconds into the third overtime and Prigge made both free throws. 
Carey quickly tied it but Nicole Frei scored a 10 footer from the side to give Summit the lead and Prigge added 2 free throws to make it 69-65 with 2:11 to play.
Carey cut the lead back to 1 at 69-68 with 1:00 to play but Nicole Frei scored on a backdoor lay-up.
Park drove for a lay-up with 27 seconds left to again cut the lead to 1.
With 16 seconds left Prigge was fouled after making an offensive rebound and made both free throws to give Summit a 3-point lead and that’s how it ended.
Prigge wound up with the above mentioned 37 points on 12 field goals and a 13 for 15 performance at the free throw line, which also broke the tournament record for most free throws made of 12.
Kayla Schumacher scored 15, Nicole Frei 10, Brooke Schumacher 7 and Rachael Frei 4.
Summit had a 50-49 rebounding edge led by Prigge who hauled down 26 rebounds.
The Schumacher sisters each had 4 steals. Kayla Schumacher had 4 assists while Brooke had 3 and Prigge and Wemhoff added 2 each.
Summit was 27 for 72 from the field, 38% and 19 for 27 at the line, 70%. Carey was 26 for 73 from the field, 36%, and 12 for 20 at the line, 60%.
Summit 11 13 10 19 6 4 10 -73
Carey   10 16 13 14 6 4   7 -70
Summit-R. Frei 1-4, 2-2, 4; N. Frei 5-6, 0-0, 10; Wemhoff 0-8, 0-2, 0; B. Schumacher 3-11, 1-4, 7; Prigge 12-28, 13-15, 37; K. Schumacher 6-14, 3-4, 15; Chmelik 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Carey-J. Parke 9-24, 3-6, 25; Northcutt 2-5, 2-2, 6; Adamson 11-21, 2-6, 24; Gomez 0-10, 2-2, 2; M. Parke 5-13, 3-4, 13; Zarate 0-0, 0-0, 0; Kirkland 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-J. Parke 4.
Vs. Dietrich
It’s probably a good thing the 1A-D2 tournament has their semifinal games in the afternoon instead of the evening like all the other classifications as it gave the Summit girls some extra time to recover from the 3 overtime game played Friday.
Summit may have shocked the undefeated defending state champions by jumping out to leads of 4-0 on a basket each by the Frei sisters and 8-2 after a pair of baskets by Prigge.
Savanah Prigge puts up a shot against Dietrich in the championship game. In the background is Brooke Schumacher.Dietrich rallied back within 1 at 8-7 but two more baskets by Prigge put Summit on top 12-7 at the quarter break.
In the second quarter Summit lead by as many as 8 points at 20-12 with 4:57 left in the half. 
Dietrich responded with a 3-pointer at the 4:01 mark but defense dominated the rest of the half as the only points in the final 4 minutes came from Kayla Schumacher at the 2:08 mark, which gave Summit a 22-15 halftime lead.
Dietrich came out firing from long distance in the third quarter as they pumped in four 3-pointers and took their first lead of the game at the 2:35 mark when a 3-pointer by Cheyenne Hubert made it 24-26.
Kayla Schumacher tied it with a putback and gave Summit the lead with a free throw 30 seconds later. A putback by Chmelik made it 29-26 but Dietrich’s Charley Bingham tied it at 29 with a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Summit opened the fourth quarter scoring with a basket by Prigge but after that the entire quarter went back and forth with the lead changing hands 8 times. Summit had the biggest lead at 5 points after a 6-0 run that saw Brooke Schumacher, Rachael Frei and Prigge each score a basket.
Dietrich answered right back with a pair of 3-pointers to retake the lead.
With 49 seconds left in regulation Chmelik hit the front end of a 1 and 1 to put Summit up 46-45. She missed the second but Kayla Schumacher rebounded the miss and scored to make it 48-45. 
Dietrich tied it with 15 seconds to play on their 8th 3-pointer of the second half. Summit had a chance to win in regulation as Coach Prigge called a timeout with 7 seconds left to set up a final play.Brooke Schumacher puts on the brakes and is about to shoot a short jumper for 2 points against Dietrich.
Savanah Prigge got the ball on the low block and when the defense collapsed to her, she passed to Chmelik but Dietrich responded quickly enough to contest her shot and it wouldn’t fall, sending the game into overtime.
Brooke Schumacher opened the overtime scoring with a basket but Summit then went ice-cold.
They were able to hold Dietrich scoreless though until the 1:49 mark when star senior Moriah Dill converted a 3-point play to give Dietrich the lead.
Dietrich added a couple more free throws to make it 50-53 with 57 seconds left. A basket by Prigge to cut the lead to 1 with 27 seconds left. Dietrich was then called for traveling at the 21 second mark which gave Summit a chance to win it. 
Prigge’s shot with 8 seconds left wouldn’t fall and Dietrich’s Hubert rebounded and was fouled by Prigge, her fifth of the game. Hubert missed the front end of the 1 and 1 but Summit was unable to get a good shot away.
Prigge wound up with 23 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Patriots in both categories. She also had 3 steals, 3 assists and a blocked shot in her final game for the Patriots.
Brooke and Kayla Schumacher each scored 8 points while Rachael Frei scored 6, Nicole Frei 4 and Chmelik 3.
Summit held a 38-37 rebounding edge. 
Wemhoff had 4 assists and 2 steals.
Summit was 23 for 60 from the field, 38%, and 6 for 10 at the line, 60%. Dietrich was 18 for 49 from the field, 37%, and 8 for 14 at the line, 57%. The difference in the game was 3-point shooting where Dietrich hit 9 shots from beyond the arc while Summit had none.
Summit ends their season with a 19 and 8 record.
Summit 12 10   7 19 4 -52
Dietrich   7   8 14 19 5 -53
Summit-R. Frei 3-9, 0-0, 6; N. Frei 2-5, 0-0, 4; Wemhoff 0-2, 0-0, 0; B. Schumacher 4-10, 0-0, 8; Prigge 10-25, 3-4, 23; K. Schumacher 3-6, 2-4, 8; Chmelik 1-3, 1-2, 3. 3-pointers-none.
Dietrich-Dalton 3-5, 1-2, 8; Bingham 5-15, 1-2, 15; Hubert 2-7, 1-3, 6; Dill 4-13, 4-5, 13; McConnell 4-9, 1-2, 11; Larson 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Bingham 4, McConnell 2, Dalton, Hubert, Dill.
Kayla Schumacher goes for a layup in the District championship game. Photo by Alyssa Frei.
Despite the disappointment from losing the championship game, the Summit Lady Patriots still came away from the State Tournament with an impressive haul as they earned the State Academic Award for 1-A, Div. 2 with a 3.880 cumulative gpa and the school and fans received the Sportsmanship Award for the 2nd time in 4 trips to state. Front from left are Nicole Wemhoff, Savanah Prigge, Nicole Frei and Kayla Duclos. Back from left are assistant coach Alexa Prigge, Rachael Frei, Brooke Schumacher, Megan Rehder, Sarah Chmelik, Kayla Schumacher, Megan Seubert and head coach Pete Prigge. 

Summit boys win District opener
The Summit Academy boys team pulled away in the second half from a surprisingly pesky Highland Huskies team to win their District Tournament opener 57-40 Monday, Feb. 20 at Lapwai.Dan Wemhoff shoots a 3-pointer against Highland in the District opener.
Summit jumped out to a 10-4 lead in the game as Michael Waters and Shane Stubbers each scored 4 points, but Highland bounced back to take a 10-11 lead before Michael Waters scored to give Summit a 12-11 lead at the quarter break.
In the second quarter the Huskies got 9 points from Jared Arnzen and led 23-26 with 1:16 left in the half.
Summit then went to a press and finished the half with a 5-0 run to take a 28-26 lead.
David Waters and Josh Lustig each scored a basket to open the third quarter scoring. After a Highland free throw, the Patriots took control with a 10-0 run with Michael and David Waters each scoring 3. That led to a 44-31 lead by the end of the quarter.
The Patriots cruised through the fourth, outscoring Highland 13-9 to win by 17.
David Waters scored 13 to lead the Patriots with Michael Waters and Lustig scoring 10 each. Dan Wemhoff hit a couple of 3-pointers and wound up with 8 points while Stubbers and Austin Chmelik scored 6 each and Derek Nuxoll and Matthew Schwartz scored 2 each.
Highland had a 36-39 rebounding edge thanks to a 12-20 first half advantage. Chmelik had 10 to lead the Patriots while Dave Waters had 9 and Nuxoll 7.
Nuxoll had 4 steals while Michael Waters had 3. Chmelik had 5 assists while Stubbers had 3.
The Patriots were 25 for 60 from the field, 42%, and 5 for 13 at the line, 38%, while Highland was 17 for 46 from the field, 37%, and 4 for 13 at the line, 31%.
With the win Summit improves to 8-13 on the season. 
They were to play Nezperce at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. With a win they would play again on Friday at 6 p.m. If they lost they play Thursday at 6 p.m. against the Highland-Timberline winner.
Summit   12 16 16 13 -57
Highland 11 15   5   9 -40
Summit-Nuxoll 1-5, 0-0, 2; Stubbers 3-5, 0-0, 6; D. Waters 6-10, 1-2, 13; M. Waters 4-7, 2-4, 10; Chmelik 3-9, 0-1, 6; Schwartz 1-7, 0-0, 2; Wemhoff 3-7, 0-2, 8; Lustig 4-8, 2-4, 10; Beckman 0-2, 0-0, 0; Dempsey 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Wemhoff 2.
Highland-Weeks 0-10, 2-3, 2; Barg 4-7, 0-1, 8; Toothaker 2-6, 0-1, 5; Eaton 0-3, 1-4, 1; Canup 1-4, 0-0, 2; Arnzen 7-9, 1-2, 16; Webb 2-5, 0-0, 4; Remsburg 0-0, 0-0, 0; Gehring 0-1, 0-0, 0; Horrocks 0-0, 0-2, 0; Briggs 0-0, 0-0, 0; Haight 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Toothaker, Arnzen.
Austin Chmelik shoots against Highland at District.

Varsity only. Games to start at 7:30 p.m. unless indicated
23-24-25-Summit will play Highland at 6 p.m. Feb. 23, winner to play Nezperce at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24.

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