Lady Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Lady Pirates won 2 of 3 games this past week. They started with a 56-18 league win at Troy Tuesday, Dec. 10. Next up was a 49-40 win over Grangeville at Cottonwood in the Idaho County Shootout Friday, Dec. 13. Finally they lost at Washington powerhouse Colton 40-63 on Monday, Dec.  16.
At Troy
Prairie jumped all over Troy from the outset as they raced to a 20-4 lead after the first quarter and pushed it to 39-12 by halftime.
Prairie led 51-18 after threw quarters and out scored the Trojans 5-0 under a running clock in the fourth quarter. With a 30 point lead in the fourth quarter the clock stops only for called timeouts.
Kyndahl Ulmer led the scoring with 21 points which included a perfect 11 for 11 at the free throw line. Kayla Schumacher and Sky Wilson also hit double figures with 14 and 11 points respectively. Nicole Wemhoff scored 5 while Keely Schmidt scored 3 and Hailey Danly 2.
Prairie limited Troy to just 6 baskets in the game but 3 of those were from 3-point range.
Wemhoff had 6 steals and Danly had 4 assists.
The JV team lost a close game 43-46.
Prairie 20 19 12 5 -56
Troy     4   8   6 0 -18
Prairie-Gimmeson 0, 0-0, 0; Schmidt 1, 1-2, 3; VonBargen 0, 0-0, 0; Holthaus 0, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 1, 3-6, 5; Schumacher 6, 2-2, 14; Danly 1, 0-1, 2; Ulmer 5, 11-11, 21; Uhlenkott 0, 0-0, 0; Wilson 4, 2-2, 11. 3-pointers-Wilson.
Troy-Fry 1, 0-0, 2; Halseth 0, 0-0, 0; Bull 0, 0-0, 0; Hosley 1, 0-1, 3; Thomas 0, 1-2, 1; Case 0, 2-3, 2; Bafus 0, 0-0, 0; Schetzle 2, 0-1, 6; Gilden 0, 0-0, 0; Blum 0, 0-0, 0; Frederickson 2, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-Schetzle 2, Hosley.
Vs. Grangeville
Prairie was behind 35-38 heading into the fourth quarter against Grangeville but held Grangeville scoreless for the first 7 minutes of the quarter as they put together a 14-0 run to win going away.Krystin Uhlenkott looks for an opening against Grangeville. At left is Keely Schmidt.
Grangevilleís 5í9Ē senior guard Chantel Key was burning the Pirates early on hitting 3 first half 3-pointers. Two of those helped Grangeville jump out to a 5-14 first quarter lead.
A basket by Krystin Uhlenkott followed by a basket and 2 free throws by Schumacher cut the deficit to 3.
After a Grangeville basket, Ulmer scored to make it a 3-point game at the quarter break.
Prairie scored the first 6 points of the second quarter to take their first lead at 19-16. Wemhoff started the run with a basket from the right elbow of the key and Schumacher added 2 baskets.
Grangeville answered back to retake the lead and the lead changed hands 4 more times by halftime with Grangeville holding a 25-27 edge at the half thanks to 2 free throws scored after time had expired.
Prairie was never able to take the lead in the third quarter although they tied the score 3 times. 
Grangeville led 33-38 with 1:07 left in the quarter then Uhlenkott scored inside to cut it to 35-38 at the end of the quarter.
That basket kicked off a 16-0 run for Prairie. 
Coach Lori Mader put Uhlenkott, normally a sub, on Key. Uhlenkott held Key scoreless in the second half as she was not getting the open shots she had in the first half.
Ulmer scored the first basket of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 1 and Uhlenkott tied it with a free throw. Schumacher put the Pirates ahead for good with a lay-up with 5:30 left to play. She and Ulmer added 4 points each and Schmidt added a free throw as Prairie built a 49-38 lead before Grangeville finally broke through after 13 missed shots and 2 missed free throws to score with 58 seconds left. That only cut the final margin to 9 points.
Schumacher wound up with 18 points on 8 for 12 shooting while Ulmer added 13 points. Besides her defensive contribution, Uhlenkott added 7 points with Wemhoff and Wilson scoring 5 each and Schmidt 1.
Prairie dominated on the board 46-30 with Ulmer grabbing 18 rebounds. Schmidt and Uhlenkott added 6 each. 
Uhlenkott also had 5 steals with Ulmer and Schmidt adding 4 each and Wilson and Wemhoff 3 each. Wemhoff also had 4 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 50 from the field, 38%, and 11 for 22 at the line, 50%. Grangeville was 13 for 49 from the field, 27%, and 9 for 14 at the line, 64%.
Prairie        13 12 10 14 -49
Grangeville 16 11 11   2 -40
Prairie-Schmidt 0-9, 1-2, 1; Wemhoff 2-2, 1-3, 5; Schumacher 8-12, 2-2, 18; Ulmer 4-10, 5-10, 13; Wilson 2-7, 1-2, 5; Uhlenkott 3-5, 1-3, 7; Holthaus 0-3, 0-0, 0; Danly 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Grangeville-Key 4-13, 0-2, 11; Sullivan 2-13, 4-4, 9; Lutz 0-1, 0-0, 0; Bass 1-5, 0-2, 2; Brown 3-8, 0-0, 6; Chmelik 0-0, 0-0, 0; Forsmann 1-6, 3-4, 5; Fortin 1-2, 0-0, 3; Kennedy 1-1, 2-2, 4. 3-pointers-Key 3, Sulllivan, Fortin.
Vs. Colton
Colton jumped all over the Pirates in the first quarter forcing 12 turnovers and holding them to just 4 free throws as they raced to a 4-19 lead.Kyndahl Ulmer puts up a shot against Colton. Also shown is Shayla VonBargen.
Prairie actually led 2-0 after Wilson opened the gameís scoring with a pair of free throws but Colton then scored 19 straight points.
In the second quarter Prairie was able to cut down on the turnovers but still couldnít put the ball in the basket other than from the free throw line until Ulmer scored a little turnaround shot inside the lane with 2:47 left in the half. She was fouled on the play and completed the 3-point play.
Prairie was down 7-29 at one point but rallied in the final 3:30 of the half by outscoring Colton 7-2 to get back within 16.
Kayla Schumacher, who had gotten into early foul trouble and sat out the entire second quarter, started finding the basket for Prairie in the second half, as did Ulmer. Schumacher scored 3 baskets in 4 attempts in the third quarter and Ulmer was 2 for 2 plus a free throw but Colton sophomore Zoe Moser scored 8 points as the Wildcats extended their lead to 27-48 after 3 quarters.
Prairie got back within 19 on 3 different occasions in the fourth period but could get no closer.
Ulmer wound up with 15 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Schumacher scoring 11, all in the second half. Schmidt, Wilson and Leah Holthaus scored 4 points each while Wemhoff and Danly scored 1 point each.
Coltonís Moser girls, senior Jenna and sophomore Zoe combined for 43 points, 24 by Zoe and 19 by Jenna, as the two of them combined to outscore the entire Prairie team. Both were great at slashing towards the hoop and putting up looping 1-handed shots off the glass.
Colton had a 41-49 rebounding edge. Ulmer led Prairie with 17 rebounds while Holthaus had 9.
4 different plays had 1 steal each while Wemhoff had 2 assists.
Prairie was 10 for 47 from the field, 21%, and 20 for 27 at the line, 74%. Colton was 25 for 69 from the field, 36%, and 7 for 17 at the line, 41%.
With the loss Prairie goes into the Christmas break with a 7-2 record, 2-1 in league play.
In the JV game Prairie pulled out a 37-25 win despite committing 34 turnovers.
It also didnít hurt that Colton was down to just 4 players for the final 5:26 due to fouls.
Shayla VonBargen provided most of the offense in the first quarter with 11 of Prairieís 13 points as they took a 13-11 lead.
She added 4 more in the second quarter with Sierra Latimer scoring 3 and Sarah Seubert and Chaye Uptmor 2 each as Prairie outscored Colton 11-3 to take a 24-14 halftime lead.
The third quarter saw Prairie extend their lead by one and late in the period the first Colton player fouled out leaving them just 5 players available. Colton had just 6 players suited up for the game, including a pair of 8th graders.
Coltonís offense seemed to be geared around getting open 3-point shots as they jacked up 24 of their 55 shots from outside the arc but made just 2, both in the first quarter.
VonBargen wound up with 19 points to lead Prairie in scoring with Seubert scoring 7, Uptmor 6, Latimer 3 and Natasha Gimmeson 2.
Prairie dominated on the board 60-35 with Seubert grabbing 18 rebounds and VonBargen 14.
Seubert had 3 steals and Kylie Tidwell had 3 assists.
The JVís were 14 for 51 from the field, 27%, and 7 for 17 at the line, 41%. Colton was 9 for 55 from the field, 16%, and 5 for 12 at the line, 42%.
Prairie    4 10 13 13 -40
Colton 19 11 18 15 -63
Prairie-Schmidt 0-4, 4-5, 4; Wemhoff 0-1, 1-2, 1; Schumacher 5-13, 1-3, 11; Ulmer 4-13, 7-9, 15; Wilson 1-9, 2-2, 4; Holthaus 0-5, 4-4, 4; Danly 0-2, 1-2, 1; VonBargen 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Colton-J. Moser 8-23, 0-3, 19; Z. Moser 9-16, 5-7, 24; Kramer 1-2, 0-1, 3; Chadwick 2-9, 2-6, 7; Warner 1-5, 0-0, 2; Schultheis 2-4, 0-0, 4; H. Meyer 0-2, 0-0, 0; R. Meyer 2-4, 0-0, 4; Druffel 0-0, 0-0, 0; Young 0-4, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-J. Moser 3, Z. Moser, Kramer, Chadwick.
Kyndahl Ulmer goes up for a shot inside against Grangeville.
Hailey Danly passes to Sky Wilson in the Colton game.
Sky Wilson puts up a shot against Colton.
Nicole Wemhoff at Colton.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL
SCHEDULE FOR 2013-14
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
19-Orofino, here, won 71-4
22-23-Lakeside Tournament, beat Kellogg JV 56-16; beat Lakeside 65-45
26-Kendrick, here, 1/2 JV game, won 63-23
DECEMBER
  3-Lapwai, there*, lost 60-68
  5-C.V., there*, V only, 7 p.m., won 59-27

10-Troy, there*. won 56-18
13-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout, 7:30 p.m., won 49-40
16-Colton, there, rescheduled from Dec. 17, lost 40-63

JANUARY
  9-Troy, here*
10-Grangeville, there, JV at 3:30, V at 6:30 (quad with boys team)
11-Potlatch, there*
14-C.V., here*, JV vs. Grangeville
17-Lapwai, here*
18-Genesee, here*, Quad with the boys, Girls JV 1 p.m., Girls V, 2:30 p.m.; Boys JV 4 p.m.; Boys V 5:30 p.m.
21-Kamiah, there*, rescheduled from Dec. 16
25-Genesee, there*
28-Kamiah, here*
31-Potlatch, here*
FEBRUARY
  1-Kendrick, there, 1/2 JV
  6, 7, 8, 10, 13 -District at LCSC
15-State Play-In game at St. Maries, 6 p.m.
20-22-State at Nampa
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