Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates played well despite the long Christmas break as they won a pair of home games defeating Asotin 72-33 on Tuesday, Jan. 3 and Potlatch in a league game 55-17 on Friday, Jan. 6 
Vs. Asotin
The Asotin game started out like it was going to be a highly competitive game as the Panthers took a 14-19 lead in the openingLeah Higgins gets inside the lane for a shot against Asotin. quarter after a 0-7 run. 
A steal and drive for a lay-up by Angela Wemhoff, a free throw by Sydney Bruner and a putback by Leah Higgins tied the game at 19-19 at the end of the quarter.
Wemhoff scored to open the second quarter but Asotin answered with a 3-pointer for what turned out to be their final lead of the game.
3 straight baskets by Wemhoff put Prairie ahead for good and Prairie outscored Asotin 20-7 in the second quarter to take a 39-26 halftime lead. Wemhoff wound up with 10 of those 20 second quarter points.
Asotin scored just 7 points in the second half as Prairie raced away to a huge win.
Over the final 13 minutes of the game Prairie outscored Asotin 27-3.
Wemhoff wound up with 20 points to lead the scoring with Kylie Tidwell adding 14, which included a pair of second half 3-pointers.
Everybody that played for Prairie wound up scoring as India Peery scored 9, Leah Higgins 8, Jordyn Higgins 6, Bruner 5, Chaye Uptmor and Theresa Wemhoff 4 each and Kristyna Krogh 2.
Prairie outrebounded the Panthers 39-24 as Uptmor and Leah Higgins each had 11 rebounds. 
Wemhoff had 7 steals and 6 assists. Jordyn Higgins also had 6 assists and Uptmor had 4.
Prairie was 31 for 57 from the field, 54%, and 6 for 14 at the line, 43%. Asotin was 14 for 37 from the field, 38%m and 1 for 4 at the line, 25%.
Prairie had little trouble in the JV game as they led 8-0 by the end of the first quarter and built a 27-0 lead in the second quarter before Asotin finally broke through with a pair of free throws with 42 seconds left in the half. Prairie led 29-2 at the half.
Kodie Tidwell scored 4 points in the opening quarter and added 4 more in the second while Kristyna Krogh scored 6 in the second and Alexis Hiler added 7 first half points to help Prairie built their big lead.
The defense also forced 16 first quarter turnovers and 25 total in the first half.
Hiler wound up as the leading scorer with 9 points with Tidwell and Kendra Duclos adding 8 each. Krogh scored 6, Sarah ross and Ciara Chaffee 4 each and Hope McIntire and Brooklyn Riener each.
Prairie also dominated on the boards 44-19. Chaffee had 10 to lead the team with Duclos adding 8.
Tidwell had 6 steals while Sierah Poxleitner, Krosh and Hiler had 4 each. Hiler added 4 assists while McIntire, Poxleitner, Krogh and Tidwell had 2 each.
The JVís were 18 for 51 from the field, 35%, and 7 for 22 at the line, 32%. Asotin was 4 for 27 from the field, 15%, and 2 for 5 at the line, 40%.
Prairie 19 20 18 15 -72
Asotin 19   7   5   2 -33
Prairie-Tidwell 6-14, 0-1, 14; A. Wemhoff 10-14, 0-1, 20; Uptmor 2-11, 0-0, 4; L. Higgins 3-6, 2-3, 8; Bruner 1-2, 3-7, 5; Peery 4-8, 0-0, 9; J. Higgins 2-3, 1-2, 6; T. Wemhoff 2-2, 0-0, 4; Krogh 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Tidwell 2, Peery, J. Higgins.
Asotin-Nicholas 4-9, 0-2, 8; Lee 2-9, 0-0, 5; Hall 1-2, 0-0, 2; Miller 3-5, 1-2, 7; Hernandez 3-7, 0-0, 9; Mullins 0-0, 0-0, 0; Roton 0-3, 0-0, 0; Ireland 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Hernandez 3, Lee.
Vs. Potlatch
Potlatch started the game Friday with some good energy, winning the tap and taking a 2-4 lead.
You can see the frustration on the Potlatch players face as she gets doubleteamed by Chaye Uptmor and Theresa Wemhoff.That was pretty much it for the Loggers though as Prairie scored the next 16 straight points to take control of the game.
Kylie Tidwell tied the game with a perimeter jumper and Bruner put Prairie ahead for good with a pair of free throws.
A steal by Tidwell led to a putback by Leah Higgins and Angela Wemhoff scored after making a steal. 
A basket each by Peery, Wemhoff and Jordyn Higgins made it 16-4 at the quarter break.
Leah Higgins scored to open the second quarter and complete the 16-0 run.
The Loggers managed to scored 9 points in the second quarter but Prairie outscored them 18-9 to take a 34-13 lead by halftime.
Wemhoff scored 6 of Prairieís 13 third quarter points as Prairie took a 47-15 lead into the fourth quarter, invoking the running clock mercy rule.
Wemhoff led a balanced scoring attack with a near triple-double as she had 12 points, 14 rebounds and 8 steals. She also added 3 assists.
Also scoring in double figures were Bruner with 11 and Leah Higgins with 10. Tidwell scored 9, Peery 4, Theresa Wemhoff 3 and Uptmor and Jordyn Higgins 2 each.
Leah Higgins had a double-double as she added 10 rebounds as Prairie had a 45-29 advantage on the boards.
Prairie was 22 for 61 from the field, 36%, and 9 for 15 at the line, 60%.  Potlatch was 6 for 35 from the field, 17%, and 5 for 8 at the line, 63%.
Prairie is now 12-1 overall and 6-1 in league play.
The JV team had another blowout win as they rolled 49-13.
The game started slowly on offense for the JVís as they led just 8-2 at the end of the first quarter and 17-4 at the half.
Krogh had 6, Hiler 5 and Duclos 4 points in the first half.
Things got rolling in the third quarter as Prairie outscored Potlatch 20-7 with Krogh scoring 11 points.
Prairie took a 37-11 lead into the fourth quarter.
With 5:24 left Ross scored after making a steal to send the game to running clock mode at 41-11.
Krogh wound up with 17 points to lead the scoring. Hiler and Ross added 7 points each while Tidwell and Duclos had 6 points each. Chaffee scored 4 and Sydnee Bruegeman scored 2.
Rebounding was even at 38 each with Hiler pulling down 9 and Duclos 6 to lead Prairie.
Tidwell and Krogh each had 6 steals and Tidwell and Ross had 2 assists each.
Ross moved into the starting lineup for the JVís after Theresa Wemhoff was moved up to the varsity when Josie Peery got injured.
The JVís were 22 for 66 from the field, 33%, and 5 for 11 at the line, 45%. Potlatch was 6 for 35 from the field, 17%, and 0 for 4 at the line.
Prairie  16 18 13 8 -55
Potlatch 4   9   2 2 -17
Prairie-Tidwell 4-13, 1-2, 9; A. Wemhoff 6-12, 0-0, 12; Uptmor 1-7, 0-0, 2; L. Higgins 3-5, 4-7, 10; Bruner 4-9, 3-4, 11; Peery 2-8, 0-1, 4; J. Higgins 1-4, 0-0, 2; T. Wemhoff 1-4, 1-1, 3; Krogh 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.
Potlatch-Ackerman 2-8, 2-4, 6; Lynas 0-3, 0-0, 0; Prather 1-7, 0-0, 2; McGreal 0-2, 3-4, 3; B. Carpenter 1-7, 0-0, 2; Anderson 0-4, 0-0, 0; Nygaard 2-4, 0-0, 4; Peck 0-0, 0-0, 0; Hamburg 0-0, 0-0, 0; D. Carpenter 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Kylie Tidwell takes a forearm to the top of her head as she goes for a lay-up against Potlatch.

Sydney Bruner works in the lane against a Potlatch defender.

India Peery shoots from 3-point distance against Asotin.

Angela Wemhoff puts up a shot against Asotin. She scored Prairie's first 10 points of the second quarter when they broke the game open.

Theresa Wemhoff has the ball in the low block against Potlatch.

Kylie Tidwell wraps a pass around an Asotin defender.



PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2016-17
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
15-Lewiston J.V., there, won 66-38
18-Potlatch, there, won 85-30
22-Grangeville, here (C,JV,V) 4:30, won 41-27
29-Lewiston J.V., here, won 61-30
DECEMBER
  2-Genesee, here*, won 61-30
  3-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 6:00 p.m., won 56-41
  6-Moscow, there (C,JV,V) 4 p.m., won 41-37
  8-Kamiah, there* (C,JV,V) 4:30, won 59-27
10-Troy, here, 4 p.m.*, won 46-35
13-C.V., there*, ½ JV, won 80-9
16-Lapwai, here*, C,JV,V) 4:30, lost 69-84
20-Asotin, Quad, there, 4:30 & 7:30, cancelled due to snow day school closure
JANUARY
  3-Asotin, Quad, here, 3:15 & 6, won 72-33
  6-Potlatch, here*, won 55-17
10-Moscow, here (C,JV,V) 4 p.m., won 49-46 in overtime, details next week
14-Genesee, there*
17-Kamiah, here* (JV,V)
18-Quad at Asotin rescheduled, JV 4:30 p.m.; V at 6 p.m.
20-Troy, there*
26-C.V., here*, ½ JV
28-Lapwai, there*, (C,JV,V) 4:30
Jan. 31-Feb. 8 -District at LCSC
9-State Play-In #1 TBA
11-State Play-in #2 TBA
16-18-State at Nampa

Prairie Jr. High Volleyball 2017 Schedule
All games start at 4:30 p.m.
January
24-at Nezperce
26-Kamiah, here
31-vs. Summit/Culdesac at Culdesac
February
  2-Timberline, here
  7-at Grangeville
  9-Highland, here
14-Asotin, here
16-Orofino here
23-at C.V.
25-Prairie Tournament
Cottonwood, Idaho 83522
 

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