Lady Pirates win 2 of 4
The Prairie Lady Pirates split their 4 games this past week. They started off with league wins at Clearwater Valley and Kamiah by scored of 62-4 and 59-20 respectively, lost a non-league home game to Moscow 33-47 then picked up their first league loss of the season at Lapwai 49-56.
At C.V.
The league game against C.V. at Kooskia Tuesday, Dec. 8 was no contest right from the start as Prairie outscored them 28-0 in the first quarter and led 43-0 at the half.
C.V. finally got on the scoreboard in the third quarter but were still outscored 19-4 in the second half with mostly Prairie JV players on the floor.
Talyss Lustig led the Pirates in scoring with 12 points with Hailey Danly and Kylie Tidwell also reaching double figures with 11 and 10 points respectively. Angela Wemhoff and Shayla VonBargen scored 8 points each with Leah Higgins and Josie Peery adding 4 points each and Chaye Uptmor and Jordyn Higgins 2 each.
Leah Higgins had 7 rebounds and Wemhoff had 5 steals.
Prairie 28 15 11 8 -62
C.V.     0   0   2 2 -  4
Prairie-Tidwell 4, 0-3, 10; A. Wemhoff 4, 0-4, 8; VonBargen 4, 0-3, 8; Lustig 4, 4-5, 12; Uptmor 1, 0-0, 2; L. Higgins 1, 2-2, 4; Danly 5, 0-1, 11; Bruner 0, 0-2, 0; Peery 2, 0-0, 4; Krogh 0, 0-0, 0; J. Higgins 1, 0-0, 2; T. Wemhoff 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Danly.
C.V.-Herrick 0, 0-0, 0; To. Pfefferkorn 0, 0-0, 0; Miskin 0, 0-0, 0; Loughran 0, 0-0, 0; Proctor 0, 2-2, 2; Emily Skiles 0, 0-0, 0; Ta. Pfefferkorn 0, 0-0, 0; Lyons 1, 0-0, 2; Lenhart 0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
At Kamiah
Thursday, Dec. 10 at Kamiah, Prairie picked up another easy league win as they beat Kamiah 59-20.
Prairie got off to another strong start as they led 23-8 by the end of the first quarter and 40-12 at the half.
They eased off in the second half but still outscored the Kubs 10-5 in the third and 7-3 in the fourth.
Danly led the scoring with 17 points with Wemhoff also hitting double figures with 11. VonBargen scored 9, Tidwell 8, Uptmor 6, Lustig 4, Peery 3 and Sydney Bruner 1.
Danly had 9 steals while Wemhoff and VonBargen added 7 steals each.
Wemhoff also led in rebounds with 8.
Prairie also won the JV game 37-17.
Prairie    23 17 10 7 -59
Kamiah    8   4   5 3 -20
Prairie-Tidwell 2, 4-6, 8; Wemhoff 5, 1-2, 11; VonBargen 4, 1-4, 9; Lustig 2, 0-0, 4; Uptmor 3, 0-2, 6; L. Higgins 0, 0-0, 0; Danly 7, 3-5, 17;l Bruner 0, 1-2, 1; Peery 1, 1-2, 3. 3-pointers-none.
Kamiah-Kludt 2, 1-2, 5; Wilcox 3, 1-2, 7; Bretz 0, 0-0, 0; Robinson 0, 0-0, 0; Murphy 0, 0-0, 0; Snyder 1, 0-0, 2; Flerchinger 0, 0-0, 0; Broncheau 3, 0-0, 6. 3-pointers-none.
Vs. Moscow
In a non-league game against Moscow on Friday, Dec. 11, Prairie struggled with their shooting and Moscow didnít as the Lady Bears rolled to a 33-47 win.
Prairie hit just 1 of 9 shots in the opening quarter while Moscowís Jada Simpson came off the bench to sink a pair of 3ís as Moscow took a 3-14 lead. Danly scored Prairieís only basket of the quarter in the final seconds to make it 5-14.Angela Wemhoff goes for a layup against Moscow as Hailey Danly watches.
Prairie opened the second quarter with a basket by Wemhoff after a steal by VonBargen to cut the lead to 7 but Moscow answered with a pair of baskets.
Prairie was able to get within 8 points 3 different times in the quarter but no closer.
Prairie trailed by 8 at the half as Wemhoff sank both ends of a 1 and 1 after a Moscow lane violation gave her a second chance.
If Prairie hoped to rally in the third quarter, Moscow squashed that quickly with a 0-7 run to start the quarter as they went up by 15 points.
Prairie was able to get within 11 after 2 free throws by VonBargen and a basket by Tidwell late in the third quarter at 22-33, but that was as close as they would get. Prairie trailed 24-36 after 3 quarters.
Prairie fell behind by as many as 20 in the fourth quarter at 26-46 but rallied to get within 14 at the end.
VonBargen led Prairie in scoring with 12 points and added 12 rebounds for a double-double. Wemhoff scored 8, Tidwell 7 and Danly 6.
Prairie held a 39-31 rebounding edge as Uptmor added 8 to VonBargenís team leading 12.
Danly and Wemhoff had 2 steals each.
Prairie was 11 for 53 from the field, 21%, and 11 for 18 at the line, 61%. Moscow was 20 for 43 from the field, 47%, and 2 for 5 at the line, 40%.
Simpson was 4 for 5 from 3 point range and had 14 points for the Bears.
Moscow also won the JV game by a score of 24-33 even though Prairie outscored them in 3 of the 4 quarters.
The third quarter though was a nightmare for the Prairie JV as they were outscored 1-22.
Prairie took an 8-4 lead by the end of the first quarter as 4 different players had a basket each.
Prairie extended the lead to 15-8 at the half as Jordyn Higgins scored 6 in the quarter and Leah Higgins added the other point.
The two Higgins girls sat out the third quarter though and Prairie struggled with turnovers as they were only able to take 7 shots and had 10 turnovers. Moscow scored the last 2 points of the first half and the first 22 of the second as they turned a 9 point deficit into a 15 point lead.
Kristyna Krogh finally broke through for Prairieís only third quarter basket with 8 seconds left in the quarter. She added 4 more points in the fourth as Prairie outscored Moscow 7-3 in the final period.
Jordyn Higgins scored 9 to lead the JVís in scoring with Krogh scoring 6, Kendra Duclos 4, Leah Higgins 3 and Theresa Wemhoff 2.
Prairie had a 45-34 rebunding edge with Leah Higgins pulling down 12 to lead the team. Duclos and Wemhoff added 8 each. 
Wemhoff had 3 steals.
Prairie was 8 for 45 from the field, 18%, and 8 for 16 at the line, 50%. Moscow was 14 for 45 from the field, 31%, and 3 for 12 at the line, 25%.
Prairie       5 9 10   9 -33
Moscow 14 8 14 11 -47
Prairie-Tidwell 3-11, 1-2, 7; Wemhoff 3-12, 2-3, 8; VonBargen 3-8, 6-8, 12; Uptmor 0-6, 0-0, 0; Danly 2-12, 2-4, 6; Lustig 0-3, 0-0, 0; Peery 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Moscow-McDaniel 2-3, 0-0, 4; Bayly 0-1, 0-1, 0; G. Meyer 4-7, 1-2, 9; Hill 3-7, 0-0, 6; N. Meyer 4-8, 1-2, 10; Haeder 2-8, 0-0, 4; Frederiksen 0-2, 0-0, 0; Simpson 5-7, 0-0, 14. 3-pointers-Simpson 4, N. Meyer.
At Lapwai
In a game much closer than most expected, fourth quarter free throws wound up being the difference as the Lady Pirates fell 49-56 at Lapwai Monday, Dec. 14.
Prairie led the game 39-38 heading into the fourth quarter and to that point had made 13 of 15 free throws. The fourth quarter was different though as Prairie missed the front end of one and ones three times with all three misses hitting the front of the rim. Lapwai meanwhile was 12 of 15 at the line in the fourth quarter.
Prairie started the game well as they jumped out to a 6-3 lead on a basket each by VonBargen, Danly and Tidwell.
Chaye Uptmor sites in a shot at Lapwai.Lapwai scored the next 4 to take the lead but Danly converted a 3-point play to put Prairie up 9-7. After Lapwai tied it, Wemhoff sank a pair of free throws to give Prairie an 11-9 lead at the end of the first quarter.
After Lapwai tied it to start the second quarter, Prairie scored 6 straight points on a pair of baskets by VonBargen and 2 free throws by Wemhoff. Prairie was able to hold the lead until the final minute of the half when Lapwai put on an 8 point spurt that turned a 24-20 Prairie lead into a 24-28 halftime lead by Lapwai.
The third quarter saw Prairie tie it on a basket each by Tidwell and Wemhoff. Lapwai took back the lead and Prairie tied it again at 32. After a Lapwai basket, Prairie tied it again on two free throws by Wemhoff and took the lead on a free throw by Peery. 
Lapwai scored 2 free throws of their own but a basket each by Peery and Wemhoff put Prairie up 39-36 with 38 seconds left in the quarter. Lapwai scored to cut the lead to 1 at the end of the period.
In the fourth Prairie got called for a foul on a 3-point try by Iris Domebo. She converted all three attempts to put Lapwai up for good. Two baskets off of turnovers had Lapwai up 39-45.
A 6-1 run by Prairie cut the margin back down to just 1 with 3:01 left but Lapwai outscored Prairie 4-10 the rest of the way with 8 of Lapwaiís 10 points coming at the free throw line.
Danly had a great game for the Pirates with 15 points, 10 rebounds, 5 steals and 4 assists. Wemhoff was also in double figures with 14 points and had 2 steals and 2 assists. VonBargen scored 9 and led the team in rebounds with 11. She also had 5 blocked shots and 3 steals. Tidwell scored 6 and Peery scored 5.
Prairie had a 45-42 edge on the boards although Lapwai dominated the fourth quarter outrebounding Prairie 9-19 in the final frame.
Prairie was 18 for 48 from the field, 38%, and 13 for 18 at the line, 72%. Lapwai was 19 for 67 from the field, 28%, and 17 for 22 at the line, 77%.
Prairie is now 7-3 on the season and 5-1 in league play.
In the JV game Prairie led by 7 going into the fourth quarter but wound up losing 50-62.
The first quarter saw Prairie take a 9-2 lead as Lapwai went 0 for 10 from the field. 
In the second quarter Lapwai put a whole new unit on the floor and they turned things completely around, outscoring Prairie 6-22 as the Wildcats took a 15-25 halftime lead.
In the third quarter Prairie trailed 26-31 with 1:55 left but then scored 12 straight points to take a 38-31 lead into the fourth quarter. Krogh scored 6 of those 12 points and was 4 for 4 for 8 points in the quarter.
Lapwai brought the second quarter unit back on the floor in the fourth quarter and they came out forcing turnovers and scored 11 straight points to retake the lead.
Prairie answered with an 8-2 run to retake the lead at 46-44 with 3:43 left but the rest of the game was all Lapwai.
Krogh wound up with 19 points to lead the team in scoring and also pulled down 13 rebounds. Leah Higgins scored 11 with 9 rebounds and 5 steals. Bruner scored 8 with 3 steals and 2 assists. Jordyn Higgins scored 8 with 8 rebounds, 5 steals and 5 assists. Madison Pecarovich scored 2 while Theresa Wemhoff and Kendra Duclos scored 1 each.
Lapwai had a 40-46 edge on the boards.
Prairie was 16 for 50 from the field, 32%, and 18 for 39 at the line, 46%. Lapwai was 22 for 67 from the field, 33%, and 13 for 19 at the line, 68%.
Prairie 11 13 15 10 -49
Lapwai  9 19 10 18 -56
Prairie-Tidwell 3-7, 0-1, 6; Wemhoff 4-9, 6-7, 14; VonBargen 4-13, 1-2, 9; Uptmor 0-5, 0-0, 0; Danly 6-12, 3-4, 15; Lustig 0-1, 0-0, 0; Peery 1-2, 3-4, 5. 3-pointers-none.
Lapwai-Holt 1-10, 7-8, 9; I. Domebo 3-10, 7-7, 13; Bisbee 4-14, 2-4, 11; Young 0-7, 0-0, 0; Whitney 7-15, 0-0, 14; Chimburas 2-5, 0-0, 4; Wisdom 1-3, 0-2, 2; R. Domebo 1-3, 1-1, 3. 3-pointers-Bisbee.
Shayla VonBargen works past a Moscow defender as Talyss Lustig sets a pick.
Talyss Lustig looks to put up a shot against Moscow.
Shayla VonBargen has just taken the ball away from Lapwai's #14. Also shown is Kylie Tidwell.
Hailey Danly goes for a lay-up against Lapwai.


PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2015-16
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
19-Lewiston J.V., there, 5 p.m., won 55-43
24-Grangeville, there, won 50-42
DECEMBER
  1-Genesee, here*, won 70-49
  2-JV at Grangeville, 7:30 p.m.
  3-Potlatch, there*, 5 p.m., won 73-22
  4-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 7:30 p.m., lost38-42
  5-Troy, there, 6:00 p.m., won 54-27
  8-C.V., there*, ½ JV, won 62-4
10-Kamiah, there*, won 59-20
11-Moscow, here, C,JV,V, 4 p.m., lost 33-47
14-Lapwai, there*, lost 49-56
15-Asotin, here, won 61-28, details next week
JANUARY
  5-Moscow, there, C,JV,V, 4 p.m.
  9-Troy, here*, 1 p.m.  (Quad)
12-Genesee, there*, 4:30 & 6
14-Lewiston JV, here
16-Potlatch, here*, 1 p.m.
18-Asotin, there
21-Lapwai, here*
25-C.V., here*, ½ JV
26-Kamiah, here*
Feb.  1-12 -District at LCSC
11-State Play-In #1 TBA
13-State Play-in #2 TBA
18-20-State at Nampa
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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