Lady Pirates win pair of league games
The Prairie Lady Pirates picked up a pair of White Pine League victories last week as they held off Clearwater Valley 51-44 at Cottonwood Thursday, Nov. 29 and then won big at Genesee on Saturday, Dec. 1 by a score of 54-25.
Vs. C.V.
In their league opener against C.V. it was a tight first half as the score was tied at 9 after one quarter and at 19 at the half.
Prairie was finally able to edge ahead in the third quarter as they took a 33-29 lead into the final frame.
Both offenses finally opened up a little in the fourth quarter with Prairie pulling away to the final 6 point advantage.
Tanna Schlader and Kayla Schumacher each scored 16 points to lead the Pirates on offense while Kayla and her sister Brooke and Keely Schmidt each had 5 steals defensively as they forced C.V. into 19 turnovers.
Schlader had a double-double as she also pulled down 11 rebounds with Schmidt adding 7 rebounds.
Brooke Schumacher added 7 points while Schmidt and Kendall Schumacher scored 4 each and Taylor Heitman and Shelby VonBargen scored 2 each.
The JV team had no trouble with C.V. as they rolled to a 54-14 win.
Prairie 9 10 14 18 -51
C.V.   9 10 10 15 -45
Prairie-Mader 0, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 2, 0-0, 4; Schlader 6, 4-9, 16; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 0, 0-0, 0; Ka. Schumacher 6, 4-6, 16; Ke. Schumacher 2, 0-2, 4; B. Schumacher 3, 1-4, 7; Workman 0, 0-0, 0; Heitman 1, 0-0, 2; VonBargen 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
C.V.-McHone 2, 0-0, 4; Gutzman 0, 0-0, 0; Reuben 4, 3-4, 12; Gianopulus 3, 0-0, 6; Charley 0, 0-0, 0; Thomas 1, 0-0, 2; Dituno 3, 5-8, 12; Webb 4, 0-0, 8; Harding 0, 0-0, 0; Martin 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Reuben, Dituno.
Vs. Genesee
At Genesee the Lady Bulldogs had a lot of trouble with Prairieís pressure defense. Prairie forced 21 first quarter turnovers and allowed Nicole Wemhoff and Shelby VonBargen doubleteam the ball in the Genesee game.Genesee only 4 shot attempts.
Prairie meanwhile was converting many of those turnovers into offense as they had a 14-0 run and built an 18-2 lead. Genesee scored at the end of the quarter to make it 18-4 at the break. They didnít get any momentum from that though as Prairie opened the second quarter with a 10-2 run enroute to a 30-10 halftime lead.
The intensity dropped off considerably in the third quarter as Prairie forced just 5 turnovers and were actually outscored 8-9 by Genesee. 
The subs came on in the fourth quarter and kicked things back up again as they outscored Genesee 16-6 in the final frame.
Schlader wound up with 11 points, 9 in the first half, to lead the scoring with Kendall Schumacher scoring 10. Kayla Schumacher added 8 points, Heitman 6, VonBargen and Brooke Schumacher 5 each, Schmidt 3 and Callie Mader, Nicole Wemhoff and Tyler Workman 2 each.
Genesee had a 30-32 rebounding edge with Schlader grabbing 6 to lead Prairie. Kendall Schumacher, Schmidt and VonBargen added 5 each.
Schlader had 8 steals and 3 assists while Brooke Schumacher had 6 steals and 2 assists. Kayla Schumacher added5 steals and 2 assists while Mader, Wemhoff and Kendall Schumacher each had 2 assists. Schmidt and Mader added 3 steals each.
Prairie was 25 for 58 from the field, 43%, and 4 for 13 at the line, 31%. Genesee was 11 for 31 from the field, 35%, and 3 for 11 at the line, 27%.
With the wins Prairie improves to 5-0 on the season and 2-0 in league play.
In a 2-quarter JV game Prairie held off a Genesee rally to win 20-16.
Prairie jumped out to an 18-7 lead after one quarter but scored just 2 points in the second quarter which allowed Genesee to pull within 4 points at the end.
Sky Wilson and Hailey Danly were Prairieís top scorers with 7 points each with Whitney Sonnen adding 4 points and Leah Holthaus 2.
The JVís had a 24-23 rebounding edge with Krystin Uhlenkott pulling down 7 rebounds while Sonnen had 6.
Wilson and Sonnen each had 2 steals.
Prairieís JVís were 7 for 34 from the field, 21%, and 6 for 9 at the line, 67%. Genesee was 6 for 19 from the field, 32%, and 4 for 12 at the line, 33%.
Prairie    18 12 8 16 -54
Genesee   4   6 9   6 -25
Prairie-Mader 1-5, 0-0, 2; Schlader 5-10, 1-2, 11; Ka. Schumacher 4-7, 0-0, 8; Ke. Schumacher 5-11, 0-4, 10; B. Schumacher 2-3, 1-2, 5; Schmidt 1-2, 1-4, 3; Wemhoff 1-2, 0-0, 2; VonBargen 2-7, 1-1, 5; Workman 1-4, 0-0, 2; Heitman 3-4, 0-0, 6; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Genesee-Ranisate 2-5, 1-2, 5; Osterberg 1-5, 0-0, 2; Bennett 0-0, 0-0, 0; Carter 3-5, 0-3, 6; Moser 3-6, 2-6, 8; Mayer 0-2, 0-0, 0; Cornell 1-1, 0-0, 2; Sperber 0-3, 0-0, 0; Burt 0-1, 0-0, 0; Becker 1-3, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Kendall Schumacher powers up a shot at Genesee. Partially hidden is Keely Schmidt.
Taylor Heitman shoots against Genesee. In the background is Kayla Schumacher.


PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2012-13
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
13-Nezperce, there, won 37-31
15-Kendrick, there, won 59-32
20-Highland, here, won 69-25
29-C.V., here*, won 51-45
DECEMBER
  1-Genesee, there*, won 54-25
  4-Troy, here*, won 45-33, details next week
  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
JANUARY
  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
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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