Lady Pirates win 2 of 3 at District
The Prairie Lady Pirates played 3 games in the District Tournament in the past week opening with a 42-21 win over Genesee on Thursday, Jan. 31, then losing to Lapwai 33-59 on Saturday. Monday, Feb. 4, they clobbered Clearwater Valley 68-35 to stay alive in the tournament. All games were at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.
Prairie will play Troy Friday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in the third place game. If they win that they would travel to St. Maries on Saturday, Feb. 9 to play the District 1 champion for a berth at State.
Vs. Genesee
It was not an artistic masterpiece by any means but Prairie stifled Genesee with their defense holding the Bulldogs to just 27 shot attempts while forcing 35 turnovers.
Tanna Schlader was 2 steals short of a triple double as she scored 14 points, had 14 rebounds and 8 steals.Kendall Schumacher puts up a shot against Genesee. She came off the bench in that game to hit 5 of 7 shots and score 11 points.
Genesee scored first in the game on a free throw and it took until the 5:05 mark before Prairie was able to score when Schlader scored a putback. Schlader scored Prairieís first 6 points as they took a 6-1 lead.
It was mostly a struggle to put the ball in the hoop though as Prairie hit just 4 of 21 first quarter shots and 7 of 33 in the first half.
The one exception as far as shooting the ball was Kendall Schumacher who came of the bench to score 3 in the first quarter and 4 more in the second on 3 for 4 shooting.
Twice in the second quarter Genesee pulled within 4 points at 11-7 and 15-11 but each time Prairie answered. The Pirates answered in a big way to end the half as they scored the final 6 points to take a 21-11 halftime lead and then scored the first 8 of the third quarter for a 14-0 run overall. Kayla and Kendall Schumacher scored 6 points each in that run with Schlader scoring the other 2.
Genesee was held to just 1 basket in the second half, a 3-pointer with 47 seconds left in the third quarter. The rest of their points came at the line where they hit 7 of 12.
Schladerís 14 points led the Pirates while Kendall Schumacher added 11 on 5 for 7 shooting. Kayla Schumacher added 6 points while Keely Schmidt and Sky Wilson scored 4 each and Tyler Workman scored 3.
Prairie had a 48-37 rebounding edge. In addition to Schladerís 14, Kayla Schumacher had 12 rebounds.
Brooke Schumacher added 5 steals while Schmidt had 4. Callie Mader had 3 assists.
Prairie was 15 for 66 from the field, 23%, and  12 for 25 at the line, 48%. Genesee was 5 for 27 from the field, 19%, and 9 for 16 at the line, 56%.
Prairie     11 10 12 9 -42
Genesee    4   7   5 5 -21
Prairie-Mader 0-7, 0-0, 0; Schlader 4-12, 6-13, 14; Schmidt 2-10, 0-0, 4; Ka. Schumacher 2-13, 2-3, 6; B. Schumacher 0-7, 0-2, 0; Ke. Schumacher 5-7, 1-2, 11; Wemhoff 0-1, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0-1, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0-3, 0-0, 0; Heitman 0-2, 0-0, 0; Workman 1-2, 1-3, 3; Wilson 1-2, 2-2, 4. 3-pointers-None.
Genesee-K. Cornell 0-0, 0-0, 0; Osterberg 0-3, 0-0, 0; Bennett 2-5, 0-0, 6; Carter 2-3, 3-6, 7; Sperber 0-2, 0-0, 0; Ranisate 0-5, 4-6, 4; S. Cornell 0-1, 0-0, 0; Moser 1-5, 2-2, 4; Mayer 0-1, 0-2, 0; Becker 0-1, 0-0, 0; Burt 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Bennett 2.
Vs. Lapwai
Kayla Schumacher drives downcourt against Lapwai. She had 11 of Prairieís 12 first half points in the game.With a berth at State on the line the Lapwai Lady Wildcats came out with intense defensive pressure in the first quarter and forced Prairie into 14 first quarter turnovers.
Prairie did well defensively early on while Kayla Schumacher was keeping them in the game as it was tied at 7-7 with 4:09 left to play. But then the turnovers started piling up and Lapwai finished the first quarter on a 2-12 run.
That carried over into the second quarter as Kayla Schumacher scored Prairieís only 3 points while Lapwai scored 18 to build a 12-37 halftime lead.
Schlader, Prairieís leading scorer on the season, was held to just 1 shot attempt in the first half. She picked it up in the second half as she scored 12 points after the intermission but it wasnít near enough to make up any ground on Lapwai.
Turnovers, 29 of them, and bad shooting, 11 for 53 for 21%, combined to put Prairie into the loserís bracket.
Kayla Schumacher wound up with 15 points to lead Prairie while Schlader had 12. Schmidt added 3 points while Brooke Schumacher scored 2 and Holthaus 1.
Prairie held a 46-41 rebounding edge with Kayla Schumacher grabbing 13 to lead the Pirates. Schlader added 8 rebounds.
Brooke Schumacher had 4 steals while Mader and Schlader had 3 each as Prairie forced 23 turnovers from Lapwai.
Brooke Schumacher had 2 assists to lead that category.
In addition to their 21% shooting from the field Prairie was 11 for 25 at the line, 44%. Lapwai was 22 for 58 from the field, 38%, and 12 for 13 at the line, 92%. They were 10 for 10 at the line in the decisive first half.
Prairie    9   3 9 12 -33
Lapwai 19 18 9 13 -59
Prairie-Mader 0-4, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 0-4, 3-4, 3; Schlader 4-6, 4-5, 12; Ka. Schumacher 6-16, 3-4, 15; B. Schumacher 1-6, 0-0, 2; Wilson 0-6, 0-0, 0; VonBargen 0-3, 0-2, 0; Ke. Schumacher 0-4, 0-2, 0; Holthaus 0-3, 1-4, 1; Heitman 0-0, 0-2, 0; Wemhoff 0-1, 0-2, 0; Workman 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Lapwai-Spencer 5-11, 7-7, 17; Ramsey 2-7, 0-0, 5; Shawl 4-8, 1-2, 10; Miles 3-8, 0-0, 6; Cunningham 1-9, 2-2, 4; Whitney 2-4, 2-2, 6; Peters 2-5, 0-0, 5; Ellenwood 2-4, 0-0, 4; Baptiste 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bohnee 0-0, 0-0, 0; Skahan 0-0, 0-0, 0; Fernandez 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Ramsey, Shawl, Peters.
Vs. C.V.
The Lady Pirates bounced back from a humbling loss to play one of their best games of the year as they routed C.V. Monday, Feb. 4.Callie Mader has the ball in the C.V. game. She had a big first half to lead Prairie to a 31-5 halftime lead and a 68-35 win.
Prairie held the Lady Rams to just 2 free throws in the first quarter while Mader was lighting it up from their outside hitting 3 of 5 shots including a pair of 3-pointers.
Kayla Schumacher added a pair of baskets, both on steals that she took all the way for lay-ups to help Prairie take a 19-2 lead by the end of the first quarter.
The onslaught continued in the second quarter despite Schlader sitting most of it out with foul trouble. Prairie scored the first 7 points of the second quarter, holding C.V. scoreless until the 4:39 mark when they finally made their first basket of the game. Anela Gianopulos converted a 3-point play for C.V. that turned out to be their only points of quarter.
Prairie then scored the final 5 points of the half as Mader hit her third 3-pointer and then a midrange jumper to make it 31-5 at the half.
With the huge lead, Prairie came out a bit sluggish in the third quarter and C.V. outscored them 2-10 over the first 4 minutes of the second half. Prairie then got back into gear and outscored C.V. 11-7 the rest of the quarter with Kayla Schumacher scoring 6 of those points as they took a 44-22 lead into the final quarter.
A 9-0 run to start the fourth with Kayla Schumacher scoring 7 of those 9 points, dashed any slim hopes C.V. had of getting back into the game.
Kayla Schumacher wound up scoring 19 points and added 13 rebounds and 5 steals to lead Prairie in all three categories. Mader scored 13 and had 4 steals and 4 assists. Schlader scored 7 despite sitting much of the game with foul trouble and was a perfect 3 for 3 from the field. Brooke Schumacher scored 7 with Schmidt scoring 5, Kendall Schumacher, Heitman and Wemhoff 4 each, Workman 3 and Wilson 2.
Prairie had a 44-38 rebounding edge.
Prairie was 26 for 60 from the field, 43%, and 13 for 22 at the line, 59%. C.V. was 12 for 50 from the field, 24%, and 8 for 20 at the line, 40%.
Prairie is now 17-6 on the season.
Prairie 19 12 13 24 -68
C.V.     2   3 17 13 -35
Prairie-Mader 5-11, 0-0, 13; Schlader 3-3, 1-2, 7; Ka. Schumacher 8-18, 3-6, 19; Ke. Schumacher 1-3, 2-4, 4; B. Schumacher 3-6, 1-2, 7; VonBargen 0-3, 0-1, 0; Schmidt 2-6, 1-1, 5; Heitman 1-3, 2-2, 4; Wemhoff 1-3, 2-2, 4; Workman 1-2, 1-2, 3; Holthaus 0-0, 0-0, 0; Wilson 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Mader 3.
C.V.-Reuben 1-7, 0-4, 3; Gianopulos 3-13, 3-3, 9; McHone 0-8, 0-0, 0; Dituno 2-4, 0-2, 5; Webb 4-10, 4-7, 12; Thomas 1-4, 0-0, 2; Martin 0-0, 0-1, 0; Gutzman 1-2, 0-0, 3; Charley 0-1, 1-3, 1. 3-pointers-Reuben, Dituno, Gutzman.
Tanna Schlader puts up a shot in the lane against Genesee at District. At left is Keely Schmidt.
Shelby VonBargen puts up a shot in the C.V. game.
Keely Schmidt sites in a shot against C.V. In the background is Brooke Schumacher who had just made a pass to Schmidt and is hoping to collect an assist.

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
  6-Lapwai, here*, lost 36-41
11-Kamiah, here*, lost 30-50
13-Potlatch, there*, won 55-34
14-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, won 58-46
17-Kendrick, here, won 61-41
18-C.V., there*, won 43-35
20-Highland, there, won 58-20
JANUARY
  3-Troy, there*, won 48-47
  8-Nezperce, here, won 49-22
11-Lapwai, there*, lost 52-70
12-Potlatch, here*, won 57-38
17-Grangeville, here, lost 59-64 in overrtime
19-Genesee, here*, won 43-27
22-Kamiah, there*, lost 30-50
Jan. 31, Feb 2, 4, 7 , 8 -District at LCSC-beat Genesee 42-21, lost to Lapwai 33-59, beat C.V. 68-35, will play Troy at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8.
Feb. 9-State Play-In game at St. Maries, 6 p.m.
Feb. 14-16-State at Nampa
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