Lady Pirates split league games
The Prairie Lady Pirates split a pair of league games this past week, defeating Troy 45-33 on Tuesday, Dec. 4, and then losing to Lapwai 36-41 on Thursday, Dec. 6. Both games were at Cottonwood.
Vs Troy
The Troy game was a battle from the start with Prairie not able to pull away until the final 5 minutes.
In the first quarter Prairie had trouble finding their shooting touch as they launched 17 shots and made just 3.
They trailed by just 1 point at the quarter break though at 7-8.Tanna Schlader goes for 2 of her 22 points against Troy.
Kayla Schumacher opened the second quarter scoring with a pair of baskets and Tanna Schlader added 7 points as Prairie took a 19-16 lead late in the half. 
Troy cut the lead to 1 with a basket but Brooke Schumacher stole an inbounds pass with 15 seconds left and scored to give Prairie a 21-18 lead at the half.
Schlader scored 6 of Prairie’s 8 third quarter points as Prairie took a 29-22 lead.  Troy was just 2 for 12 from the field in the quarter.
The Trojans quickly erased Prairie’s lead in the fourth quarter with 2 baskets and a 3-pointer that tied the score at 29 with 5:40 left to play.
Thirteen seconds later Schlader scored a lay-up on an inbounds play that put Prairie ahead for good.
Over the final 5 minutes of play Prairie outscored Troy 14-4 with Kayla Schumacher breaking out of a shooting slump to hit all 4 of her fourth quarter shots.
Schlader wound up leading all scorers with a career high 22 points. Kayla Schumacher scored 12, Brooke Schumacher 9 and Kendall Schumacher 2.
Prairie held a 42-29 rebounding edge led by Kayla Schumacher with 13 and Schlader with 12.
Schlader also had 6 steals while Brooke Schumacher had 4 as Prairie forced 24 turnovers while committing 16. Nicole Wemhoff had 2 assists. Brooke Schumacher also was given the task of guarding Troy’s Madison Yockey, whether in man-to-man or box and 1 and held her to 6 points.
Prairie was 21 for 60 from the field, 35%, and 3 for 10 at the line, 30%. Troy was 13 for 40 from the field, 33%, and 4 for 6 at the line, 67%.
In the JV game Prairie finished the half with a 12-0 run that broke open a close game and went on to win 37-24.
Prairie led just 9-7 at the end of the first quarter and Troy tied it 40 seconds into the second quarter.
Troy went scoreless the rest of the half while Prairie wasn’t able to score until the 3:31 mark when Krystin Uhlenkott scored a putback. Whitney Sonnen added a putback then Leah Holthaus scored 6 straight points. Natasha Gimmeson added a putback in the final seconds to give Prairie a 21-9 halftime lead.
Holthaus added 2 free throws to start the second half and make it a 14-0 run.
Troy came back with a 2-8 run to cut the lead to 25-17 but Prairie then scored 10 straight to put the game out of reach. They led 35-19 heading into the fourth quarter.
Prairie scored just 2 points in the final quarter on a basket by Abbie Uhlenkott who was seeing her first action of the season after getting injured during the Powder Puff pregame warm-ups.
Troy only scored 5 though as Prairie was able to win by 13.
Sky Wilson scored 12, 6 each in the first and third quarters, to lead the scoring. Holthaus scored 9 with Krystin Uhlenkott and Sonnen scoring 4 each and Beka Bruner, Alli Hoene, Gimmeson and Abbie Uhlenkott adding 2 each. 
Rebounding was even at 48 each. Krystin Uhlenkott had 12 rebounds to lead Prairie with Sonnen adding 11.
Defensively Prairie forced 43 turnovers with Holthaus making 7 steals while Krystin Uhlenkott and Alli Hoene had 5 each. Holthaus and Alli Hoene each had 2 assists.
Prairie was 16 for 59 from the field, 27%, and 4 for 13 from the line, 31%. Troy was 10 for 51 from the field, 20%, and 4 for 11 at the line, 36%.
Prairie 7 14 8 16 -45
Troy    8 10 4 11 -33
Prairie-Mader 0-2, 0-2, 0; Schlader 10-17, 2-4, 22; Ka. Schumacher 6-15, 0-1, 12; Ke. Schumacher 1-3, 0-0, 2; B. Schumacher 4-12, 1-2, 9; Heitman 0-4, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 0-2, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0-1, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 0-4, 0-0, 0; Workman 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Troy-Halseth 1-3, 0-0, 2; Yockey 2-8, 1-2, 6; Hosley 1-4, 1-2, 3; Bull 4-14, 1-1, 11; Frederiscksen 3-4, 0-0, 6; Kruger 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bafus 2-4, 1-1, 5; Case 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Bull 2, Yockey.
Vs. Lapwai
Prairie suffered their first loss of the season against Lapwai.
A slow start hurt the Pirates as they scored just 1 point in the opening quarter and trailed 1-6 at the end of the period.
Lapwai led 10-17 at the half.
Prairie had their opportunities at the free throw line as they attempted 31 shots compared to 19 for Lapwai. Prairie made just 14 though while Lapwai converted 11.
Schlader was again Prairie’s leading scorer with 19 points while Kayla Schumacher scored 9. Both had their struggles at the line going a combined 8 for 21. 
Kendall and Brooke Schumacher each scored 3 points while Shelby VonBargen scored 2.
With the loss Prairie drops to 6-1 for the season and 3-1 in league play.
Prairie had little trouble in the JV game as they rolled to a 52-27 win.
Prairie  1   9 14 12 -36
Lapwai 6 11 13 11 -41
Prairie-Mader 0, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 0, 0-0, 0; Schlader 7, 5-12, 19; Wemhoff 0, 0-0, 0; Ka. Schumacher 3, 3-8, 9; Ke. Schumacher 0, 3-7, 3; B. Schumacher 1, 1-2, 3; Heitman 0, 0-0, 0; Vonbargen 0, 2-2, 2. 3-pointers-none.
Lapwai-Spencer 4, 3-6, 11; Ramsey 3, 4-6, 10; Shawl 4, 0-0, 8; Peters 0, 0-0, 0; Whitney 1, 1-2, 3; Ellenwood 0, 0-0, 0; Miles 2, 2-2, 6; Cunningham 1, 1-3, 3; Baptiste 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Brooke Schumacher lines up an open shot as Kayla Schumacher and Shelby VonBargen have the defenders blocked out. At far right is Tanna Schlader.
Shelley Schlader of Schlader Photography made up oversized head shots of some of the girls players that fans would wave in encouragement. She also made some for the boys team that made their way to Troy and Genesee over the weekend.

Idaho County Shootout is Friday
The 4th Annual Idaho County Shootout, Sponsored by the Idaho County Sheriff’s Department, is set for Friday, Dec. 14 at Grangeville High School and will feature Grangeville vs. Prairie in boys and girls basketball action.
The purpose of this event is to promote “sportsmanship” and build community spirit between the two schools.  All the money that is made from this event will be donated to the local food banks in each of the respected communities.  The winner of the Idaho County Shootout will be given a trophy for the school who   demonstrates the best sportsmanship during the week leading up to the game, and the game itself on Friday.  This is a yearly event with a traveling trophy going to the school that shows the best sportsmanship on and off the court.
There will be a variety of events that the schools will be participating in during the week.  
1)  Spirit basketballs will be sold to see which school can sell the most spirit basketballs.  These will be available at each local school for $1.00, and your name will appear on the basketball and will be hung in the gym on the night of the shootout. If you would like to purchase a spirit basketball please contact your local school to help out.
Prairie High School: 962-3901
Grangeville High School: 983-0580
2) Color the gym in your school colors- Each school will be given half the gym to decorate in their school colors.  Regular admission prices will be charged. However, for each fan that wears school colors a tally sheet will be kept, and a dollar of their admission will be donated to the local food bank.  Students from both high schools will be charged a $1.00 as long as they have their activity card, and that dollar will be donated to the food bank also. 
Prairie fans wear- Red/Black
Grangeville fans wear- Blue/White
3) There will be a cheer-off competition during halftime of the boy’s varsity game.
4) Inland Cellular- will be sponsoring a “Cash-Grab” that will be held between the games for a student rep from each school having a chance to grab as much cash for their local food bank.
5) Both schools will be holding a pep-rally on Friday before the game.
Please come out and support your local schools on Friday December 14th  as both of these schools work to help feed the hungry in their respective communities.

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
29-C.V., here*, won 51-45
  1-Genesee, there*, won 54-25
  4-Troy, here*, won 45-33
  6-Lapwai, here*, lost 36-41
11-Kamiah, here*, lost 30-50, details next week
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
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522


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