Lady Pirates are 1-1 on the week
The Prairie Lady Pirates went up against the top and the bottom of the White Pine League Division 1 this past week, getting pounded by Lapwai 46-84 Thursday, Jan. 22 at Cottonwood and then winning big at Kamiah Friday, Jan. 23 by a 61-5 score.
Prairie is now locked into second place and will be the #2 seed into the District Tournament which gets underway Feb. 3 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston. This year the top two teams at District advance directly to state while the third place team has to win a pair of play-in games to get there.
Vs. Lapwai
Prairie got off to a good start against Lapwai as Hailey Danly was fouled on a shot 3 seconds into the game and made both free throws. Chaye Uptmor then scored to make it 4-0.A rare uncontested shot against Lapwai as Shayla VonBargen scores on a lay-up.
Lapwai scored the next 5 points though to take their first lead.
The lead changed hands 6 more times during the opening quarter with Prairie taking a 15-12 lead after a steal and drive for a lay-up by Krystin Uhlenkott.
Lapwai tied it on a 3-pointer and then took the lead with a basket. Prairie twice came back to tie at 17 on a lay-up by Shayla VonBargen and at 19 on a basket by Uhlenkott. That would be it for Prairie though as Lapwai finished the first quarter with a 0-9 run to take a 19-28 lead.
Prairie managed to get the lead down to 7 at 30-37 after a steal by Uhlenkott with 3:05 left but she then picked up her third foul and Lapwai wound up ending the half with a 2-12 run for a 32-49 halftime lead.
Lapwai then started the second half with a 0-11 run and the rout was on. The Wildcats led 42-69 after three quarters and with 7:12 left in the game made it a 30-point lead that put the game into running clock mode.
Prairie managed just a 3-pointer by VonBargen in the final 7 minutes as Lapwai continued to pull away.
Prairie went into the game with emphasis on taking care of the ball but you just canít duplicate in practice the quick hands and ball-hawking skills Lapwai has. Prairie wasnít at their best while Lapwai played about as well as they could play. They wound up forcing 30 turnovers from Prairie.
Uhlenkott scored 12 to lead Prairie with Kayla Schumacher adding 10. VonBargen scored 9, Danly 6, Uptmor 4, Kylie Tidwell 3 and Angela Wemhoff 2.
Lapwai had 4 players in double figures led by Iris Domebo with 23 while Shiniah Holt scored 15 on 6 for 7 shooting including 3 for 3 from 3-point range.
Lapwai also outrebounded Prairie 30-34. Schumacher had 9 to lead Prairie.
VonBargen and Uhlenkott had 3 steals each while Danly had 2 assists.
Prairie was 15 for 39 from the field, 38%, and 15 for 25 at the line, 60%. Lapwai was 35 for 66 from the field, 53%, and 8 for 9 at the line, 89%.
Krystin Uhlenkott scores a lay-up after making a steal against Lapwai. Soon after she picked up her third foul and sat out the rest of the first half.Lapwai also won the JV game 46-57.
Prairie jumped out to a 6-2 lead with Sarah Seubert scoring 4 and Kylie Tidwell 2 but Lapwai came back to take an 8-10 lead by the end of the first quarter.
A 0-12 run by Lapwai in the second quarter put them in control of the game as they led 18-30 by halftime.
Prairie scored the first 6 points of the second half to get the lead down to 6 at 24-30 but they couldnít get any closer.
They trailed 29-39 after 3 quarters.
Leah Higgins wound up as the JVís leading scorer with 12 points with Seubert scoring 11. Josie Peery scored 8, Tidwell and Ally Sonnen 4 each, Sierra Latimer, Sydney Bruner and Delaney Uhlenkott 2 each and Talyss Lustig 1.
Prairie had a 43-33 edge on the boards led by Seubert with 9 and Higgins with 8.
Higgins had 6 steals and 4 assists while Lustig had 3 assists.
Prairie was 18 for 52 from the field, 35%, and 10 for 30 from the line, 33%. Lapwai was 23 for 49 from the field, 47%, and 4 for 8 at the line, 50%.
Prairie  19 13 10   4 -46
Lapwai 28 21 20 15 -84
Prairie-VonBargen 4-7, 0-0, 9; Uptmor 1-3, 2-2, 4; Schumacher 2-12, 6-10, 10; Danly 1-3, 4-7, 6; Uhlenkott 6-9, 0-0, 12; Wemhoff 1-3, 0-0, 2; Tidwell 0-2, 3-6, 3; Gimmeson 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-VonBargen.
Lapwai-Holt 6-7, 0-0, 15; Ramsey 0-1, 0-0, 0; Shawl 4-10, 3-3, 11; Domebo 10-22, 3-4, 23; Whitney 3-7, 0-0, 6; Mitchell 4-5, 0-0, 9; Young 5-8, 0-0, 11; Bisbee 3-3, 2-2, 9; Chimburas 0-0, 0-0, 0; Wilson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Tannehill 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Holt 3, Bisbee, Young.
At Kamiah
Prairie bounced back from their drubbing by Lapwai the night before to rout winless Kamiah.After making a steal Krystin Uhlenkott is about to pass to Angela Wemhoff, right, who scored a lay-up at the other end. Also shown is Kayla Schumacher.
Prairie took a 4-0 lead in the game and Kamiah briefly made it a game with a 3-pointer that cut the lead to 1. 
The Kubs would score only 1 more basket the entire game.
Prairie finished the first quarter with an 11-0 run with Schumacher scoring 5 and Uhlenkott 4.
They stretched the run to 16 straight as Schumacher added 3 more to open the second quarter with Wemhoff adding 2.
With 5:32 left in the half Kamiah scored their final points of the game.
Prairie finished the half with 18 straight points and outscored the Kubs 23-0 in the second half for 41 unanswered points.
The outmanned Kubs turned the ball over 28 times in the first half but just 7 more times in the second. They got plenty of shots but nothing would fall.
Uhlenkott wound up with 18 points to lead the scoring with Schumacher adding 15, Danly 10, Wemhoff and Tasha Gimmeson 5 each, VonBargen and Uptmor 3 each and Sarah Seubert 2.
Kamiah held their own on the boards in the first half at 22-20 but Prairie dominated in the second half 24-8 for a 46-28 game total. VonBargen had 14 and Gimmeson 8 to lead the Pirates.
Schumacher had 6 steals, Uhlenkott 5 and VonBargen 4. Uhlenkott had 5 assists and Uptmor and Schumacher had 3 each.
Prairie was 25 for 64 from the field, 39%, and 9 for 17 at the line, 53%. Kamiah was 2 for 31 from the field, 6%, and 0 for 2 at the line.
Prairie is now 15-3 on the season and have completed their league season at 10-2 and will be the #2 seed into District. The loss to Lapwai was Prairieís first home loss since Jan. 17, 2013 against Grangeville. They had won 17 consecutive home games. It is the first varsity home loss of any kind by a Prairie team since the boys team lost to Genesee on Jan. 24 of that same year. The boys are riding a 15 game home winning streak and the volleyball team a 20-match win streak with their last home loss coming to Genesee on Sept. 11, 2012.
There was no JV game
Prairie      15 23 16 7 -61
Kamiah      3   2   0 0 -  5
Prairie-VonBargen 1-9, 1-1, 3; Uptmor 1-3, 1-2, 3; Schumacher 6-15, 3-6, 14; Danly 4-7, 1-1, 10; Uhlenkott 9-18, 0-2, 18; Wemhoff 2-3, 1-3, 5; Tidwell 0-4, 0-0, 0; Gimmeson 2-3, 0-0, 5; Peery 0-1, 0-0, 0; Seubert 0-1, 2-2, 2; Lustig 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Danly Gimmeson.
Kamiah-Kludt 0-2, 0-0, 0; Stamper 0-5, 0-0, 0; Pineda 0-4, 0-2, 0; Broncheau 2-12, 0-0, 5; Robinson 0-2, 0-0, 0; Flerchinger 0-4, 0-0, 0; Murphy 0-1, 0-0, 0; Wilcox 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Broncheau.

First District game is Feb. 4
The girls District 2 Class 1-A, Div. 1 basketball starts this Saturday, Jan. 31 with a play-in game. 
Prairie as the #2 seed will get a first round bye and will play their first game against the Game 2 winner at 8:15 Wednesday, Feb. 4 at the LCSC Activity Center.
Game 2 features #3 seed Genesee against the Troy-Kamiah play-in game winner and will be played Tuesday, Feb. 2 at 8:15 p.m.
If Prairie should win Wednesday they would clinch a trip to state and advance to the championship game, likely against Lapwai, on Friday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
A loss puts them into a 5:45 p.m. game on Friday, Feb. 6 and would lead to having to win 4 straight games to advance to state.
Josie Peery and Hailey Danly double team the Kamiah ballhandler.
Tasha Gimmeson passes to Krystin Uhlenkott in the Kamiah game.
Kayla Schumacher shoots against Lapwai.
Angela Wemhoff scores on a lay-up at Kamiah.
Hailey Danly goes for a lay-up at Kamiah.

PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2014-15
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
18-Highland, there, won 55-20
20-Lewiston J.V., there, won 61-60
25-Moscow, here, 5:30, won 42-40
DECEMBER
  2-Potlatch, there*, 5 p.m., won 60-31
  4-Genesee, here* - postponed
  6-Troy, there*, won 55-30
  8-C.V., here*, won 72-30
11-Lapwai, there*, lost 44-49
12-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 6 p.m.,  won 40-37
15-Kamiah, here*, won 61-7
16-Genesee, there,* JV starts at 4:30 p.m. rescheduled from 12/4, won 46-31
19-Grangeville, here, won 51-32
JANUARY
  6-Moscow, there, 5:30 p.m., lost 48-60
  8-Genesee, here*, home and away games switched in rescheduling 12/4 game, won 67-30
10-Potlatch, here*, 1 p.m., won 64-34
13-Troy, here*, won 74-33
16-C.V., there*, won 55-24
22-Lapwai, here*, lost 46-84
23-Kamiah, there*, won 61-5
28-Asotin, here, won 73-36, details next week
30-Highland, here*
Feb. 4, 6, 9, 10, 13 -District at LCSC, open Feb. 4 at 8:15 p.m., if they win they play Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.; if they lose they play Feb. 9 at 5:45 p.m.
12-State Play-In #1 at Wallace
14-State Play-in #2 at Cascade
20-22-State at Nampa

LADY PIRATE JR. HIGH VOLLEYBALL  2015
FEB. 3-at HIGH/CULDESAC, 4:00, (The game will played at Highland-Craigmont)
FEB. 5-TIMBERLINE, here, 4:00 
FEB. 10-GRANGEVILLE, here, 4:00
FEB. 17-ASOTIN, here, 4:00
FEB. 19-OROFINO, here, 4:00
FEB. 24-at CV, 4:00
FEB. 26-at KAMIAH, 4:00
FEB. 28-PRAIRIE TOURNEY, TBA, HOME
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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