Lady Pirates come back to beat Nezperce
The Prairie Lady Pirates rallied from a 5 point halftime deficit to win at Nezperce 37-31 in their season opener Tuesday, Nov. 13.
The Lady Pirates clamped down on defense and Kayla Schumacher provided the offensive spark.It was a physical game at Nezperce as Kayla Schumacher tries to maintain possession of the ball. In the background is Callie Mader and at right is Tanna Schlader.
Prairie trailed by as many as 9 points on two occasions in the first half as they struggled to score.
The Pirates scored first on a basket by Tanna Schlader and led 3-2 when Schlader added a free throw. Nezperce then took the lead and held it until early in the third quarter.
Prairie trailed 6-10 at the end of the first quarter and the Indians pushed the lead to 8-17 and 12-21 in the second quarter, the latter score with 3:45 left in the half.
Kayla Schumacher had scored all 6 of Prairie’s second quarter points to that point and would add 4 more with Keely Schmidt and Schlader adding 2 each as Prairie cut the deficit to 5 by halftime, 20-25.
Two more baskets plus a free throw by Kayla Schumacher in the first 45 seconds of the third quarter tied the score at 25-25.
The scoreboard got stuck at that point as neither team would score until Schlader hit a free throw with 2:53 left in the quarter to give Prairie their first lead since 3-2.
Prairie held the lead for nearly 2 minutes before Nezperce scored to retake the lead at 26-27. 
Prairie took the lead back on a long bank shot by Schmidt but Nezperce answered to take a 28-29 lead at the quarter break.
In the fourth quarter the Prairie defense limited Nezperce to just a pair of free throws.
The Pirates opened the quarter with a 6-0 run to take the lead for good. 
Fittingly it was Kayla Schumacher that scored the basket that put them ahead for good on a lay-up off of an inbounds pass from Callie Mader. 
Brooke Schumacher added a basket a minute later on another inbounds play and then Schmidt and Kayla Schumacher each added a free throw to give Prairie a 34-29 lead with 2:41 left to play.
Nezperce scored their first point of the quarter with 1:52 left and added another free throw with 24 seconds remaining. In between Brooke Schumacher had scored a free throw.
Nicole Wemhoff finished off the scoring by doing something unusual for Prairie in the game as she made both free throws to give Prairie their final 6 point margin.
Kayla Schumacher wound up with 18 points in the game to lead all scorers. Schlader scored 7, Schmidt 5, Brooke Schumacher 3 and Wemhoff and Taylor Heitman 2 each.
Keely Schmidt managed to get this shot off against a Nezperce double-team.Prairie was 14 for 56 from the field, 25%, and 9 for 31 at the line, 29%. Nezperce was 12 for 43 from the field, 28%, and 6 for 12 at the line, 50%. The Indians were just 2 for 20 from the field in the second half.
Prairie outrebounded the Indians 53-37 with Brooke Schumacher collecting 15 rebounds while Schlader added 10, Kayla Schumacher 8 and Schmidt 7.
Prairie’s pressure defense forced 29 Indians turnovers with 27 of those by way of steals. Mader and Kayla Schumacher had 7 steals each while Brooke Schumacher had 5 and Schlader had 4.
Mader added 6 assists while Brooke Schumacher had 4 and Schmidt had 3.
The JV game was just a 2-quarter game with Prairie winning 17-9.
Nezperce scored first by Prairie scored 8 straight to take an 8-2 lead by the end of the first quarter. Sky Wilson had 6 of those 8 points. Krystin Uhlenkott scored the other 2 on a putback.
Shaney Perrin opened the second quarter scoring with a basket but Nezperce outscored Prairie 2-5 to cut the lead to 5 points at 12-7.
At that point Beka Bruner dropped in a pair of free throws and Perrin added a putback and Sarah Seubert closed out the scoring with a free throw as Prairie held on for the win.
Wilson scored 6 to lead the team with Perrin adding 4. Bruner, Uhlenkott and Natasha Gimmeson scored 2 each and Seubert scored 1.
Nezperce had the rebounding edge at 14-19. Perrin led Prairie with 3 rebounds while Bruner, Uhlenkott and Talyss Lustig had 2 each.
Uhlenkott, Wilson and Perrin each had 2 steals.
Prairie was 7 for 22 from the field, 32%, and 3 for 7 at the line, 43%. Nezperce was 4 for 19 from the field, 21%, and 1 for 2 from the line, 50%.
Prairie        6 14 8 9 -37
Nezperce 10 15 4 2 -31
Prairie-Mader 0-4, 0-0, 0; Schlader 2-8, 3-14, 7; Ka. Schumacher 8-14, 2-4, 18; B. Schumacher 1-11, 1-4, 3; VonBargen 0-3, 0-0, 0; Ke. Schumacher 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 2-11, 1-7, 5; Wemhoff 0-1, 2-2, 2; Heitman 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Nezperce-Seitz 1-7, 2-5, 5; Ar. Arnzen 0-5, 1-2, 1; Carpenter 3-11, 1-2, 7; Sy. Kuther 1-1, 0-0, 2; Al. Arnzen 5-15, 2-2, 12; Sa. Kuther 0-0, 0-0, 0; S. Mosman 0-1, 0-0, 0; Leitch 2-3, 0-1, 4; M. Mosman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Seitz.

Lady Pirates win big at Kendrick
The Prairie Lady Pirates outscored Kendrick 20-4 in the second quarter to blow open a close game and cruised to a 59-32 win in a non-league game at Kendrick Thursday, Nov. 15.
Prairie led just 13-10 at the end of the first quarter but got their press going in the second quarter forcing several turnovers as they pulled away for a 33-14 lead by halftime.
They continued to pull away in the third quarter building the lead to 49-24 after three quarters.
Kayla Schumacher again led the team in scoring with 19 points and also led the team in steals with 4, rebounds with 8 and assists with 6.
Tanna Schlader also had a big scoring game with 17 points with Brooke Schumacher scoring 8, Tyler Workman 5, Kendall Schumacher 4, Nicole Wemhoff 3, Keely Schmidt 2 and Callie Mader 1.
Schmidt added 7 rebounds and Brooke Schumacher had 3 steals.
With the win Prairie improves to 2-0 on the season.
In a 2-quarter JV game Prairie won easily 25-10.
Prairie      13 20 16 10 -59
Kendrick 10   4 10   8 -32
Prairie-Mader 0, 1-2, 1; Schmidt 1, 0-0, 2; Schlader 8, 1-4, 17; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 1, 1-2, 3; Ka. Schumacher 9, 1-2, 19; Ke. Schumacher 2, 0-0, 4; B. Schumacher 4, 0-0, 8; Workman 2, 1-2, 5; Heitman 0, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Kendrick-Lanier 0, 0-0, 0; Towne 0, 0-0, 0; Heinen 2, 0-0, 5; Cannon 0, 0-1, 0; Britton 1, 0-0, 2; Stamper 1, 0-0, 2; Schroeder 0, 0-0, 0; Harris 1, 0-0, 2; Rickert 6, 0-0, 12; Smith 2, 1-2, 6; Taylor 2, 1-4, 5. 3-pointers-Smith.

The Prairie 7th and 8th grade girls team played in Pomeroy on November 17th.   In the small school 8th grade division they went 3 wins and 0 losses.  Beating Rosalia, Touchet, Garfield Palouse.   Team members were Leah Higgins, Delaney Uhlenkott, Angie Wemhoff, Samatha Remacle, Kylie Tidwell, Chaye Uptmor, Nicole Poxleitner, Sydney Bruner  and Coach Glenn Poxleitner

The Prairie 6th grade girls team also played in Pomeroy.  This team won 2 games and lost one.  Team members were, Jordyn Higgins, Kodie Tidwell, Maddy Pecarvich, Theresa Wemhoff, Hope Mcintire, Emma Gehring, Ellea Poxleitner, Kendra Duclos and coaches Bryan and Becky Higgins  and Glenn Poxleitner.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
13-Nezperce, there, won 37-31
15-Kendrick, there, won 59-32
20-Highland, here, won 69-25, details next week
29-C.V., here*
  1-Genesee, there*
  4-Troy, here*
  6-Lapwai, here*
11-Kamiah, here*
13-Potlatch, there*
14-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout
17-Kendrick, here
18-C.V., there*
20-Highland, there
  3-Troy, there*
  8-Nezperce, here
11-Lapwai, there*
12-Potlatch, here*
17-Grangeville, here
19-Genesee, here*
22-Kamiah, there*
Jan. 31, Feb 2, 4, 7 , 8 -District at LCSC
Feb. 9-State Play-In game at St. Maries, 6 p.m.
Feb. 14-16-State at Nampa
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