Pirates beat Genesee
The Prairie Pirates had just one game this past week as they knocked off Genesee 53-35 in a home league game Friday, Jan. 13.
Prairie jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the game as Tyson Schlader made a basket and a free throw and Patrick Chmelik added a putback.
Genesee answered back though with a 2-8 run the rest of the quarter to take a 7-8 lead.Gavin Branson in the Genesee game.
They led by as many as 3 twice in the second quarter, at 8-11 and again at 10-13. Hunter Chaffee sank a 3-pointer with 4:04 left in the half to tie the game at 13-13 and that sparked a 10-0 run to end the half. Schlader scored off of a steal. Gavin Branson converted a 3-point play on a driving layup and Spencer Schumacher added a pair of free throws for a 20-13 halftime lead.
Branson made it a 10-point lead with a 3-pointer to open the second half scoring but Genesee was able to cut the lead back to 6 at 23-17.
A pair of 3-pointers by the Bulldogs later in the quarter got them within 4 at 29-25. Chaffee answered with a 3 on a feed from Branson and after a Genesee basket, Schumacher scored inside to make it 34-27 after 3 quarters.
A basket by Schlader was answered by Genesee early in the fourth then Prairie went on a 9-0 run that put them firmly in control.
Schumacher and Chmelik each scored inside. Schlader connected on a 3 and Chmelik scored on a putback to make it 45-29.
Genesee broke the run with a 3-point play but Prairie then went on an 8-0 run to put the game away. Chaffee opened it with his third 3-pointer of the game. Luke Wemhoff and Todd Ott added baskets and Devin Ross capped the Prairie scoring with a free throw. Genesee finished off the scoring with a meaningless 3-pointer with 5 seconds left.
Schlader had a double-double to lead the Pirates with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Chmelik nearly had a double-double as well with 12 points and 9 rebounds. Chaffee added 9 points with Schumacher scoring 7, Branson 6, Wemhoff and Ott 2 each and Ross 1.
Prairie had a 41-29 rebounding edge.
Schlader added 2 steals and Branson had 4 assists while Chaffee had 3.
Prairie was 21 for 50 from the field, 42%, and 6 for 13 at the line, 46%. Genesee was 13 for 45 from the field, 29%, and 5 for 12 at the line, 42%.
Prairie improves to 8-2 on the season and 4-1 in league play. They have a much busier week coming up with the makeup game at Asotin on Jan. 18, a league game at Kamiah the 19th and a home league game against Troy on the 21st.
The JV game was tight in the first half but Prairie pulled away in the second for a 40-25 win.
Genesee jumped out to a 3-10 lead with a Devin Ross 3 being Prairieís only points.
Prairie closed the quarter with a 6-0 run to cut the lead to 9-10. Hayden Uhlenkott, Tanner Hibbard and Damian Forsmann each scored a basket in that run.
Derik Shears scored a pair of baskets to open the second quarter and gave Prairie their first lead. Uhlenkott added 2 more baskets as Prairie took a 17-14 halftime lead.
Genesee tied it with a 3-pointer to open the third quarter but Prairie answered with an 11-0 run. Ross started it with a steal and ensuing lay-up. Shears scored on an inbounds play and then added another basket. Forsmann scored and Ross finished off the run with a 3-pointer.
Ross added another 3-pointer as Prairie took a 31-21 lead into the fourth quarter.
Prairie had their 10-point lead despite going 0-8 at the free throw line to that point.
They got a lot more opportunities for free throws in the fourth quarter but made just 3 of 13. On the plus side they held Genesee to just 4 points in the fourth quarter as they outscored them 9-4 to post a 15-point win.
Ross had three 3-pointers and 12 points to lead the JVís in scoring. Shears added 10 points while Uhlenkott scored 6. Hibbard and Forsmann had 4 each while Owen Anderson scored 3 and Carson Schmidt had 1.
Shears had 9 rebounds to lead the team although Genesee had a 22-27 rebounding edge.
Ross had 5 steals and 3 assists while Hibbard also had 5 steals. 
Prairie was 17 for 34 from the field, 50%, and just 3 for 22 at the line, 14%. Genesee was 10 for 29 from the field, 34%, and 3 for 9 at the line, 33%.
Prairie    7 13 14 19 -53
Genesee 8   5 14   8 -35
Prairie-Schlader 6-13, 1-2, 14; Chmelik 6-7, 0-0, 12; Chaffee 3-11, 0-0, 9; Branson 2-7, 1-2, 6; Anderson 0-3, 0-0, 0; Wemhoff 1-2, 0-0, 2; Schumacher 2-6, 3-6, 7; Ott 1-1, 0-0, 2; Gehring 0-0, 0-0, 0; Ross 0-0, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Chaffee 3, Schlader, Branson.
Genesee-Dermeerleer 4-11, 1-1, 10; Trevor Stout 3-10, 4-5, 11; Borth 2-6, 0-2, 4; Allen 0-1, 0-0, 0; Troy Stout 0-2, 0-0, 0; Ky. Moser 1-6, 0-0, 3; Frasure 2-4, 0-0, 4; Waisenan 1-4, 0-2, 3; Becker 0-1, 0-0, 0; Ko. Moser 0-0, 0-2, 0. 3-pointers-Dermeerleer, Trevor Stout.

Tyson Schlader drives across the halfcourt line on his way to a transition lay-up against Genesee. In the back is Gavin Branson.

Spencer Schumacher battles in the paint against a Genesee post.

Brandon Anderson puts up a shot against Genesee.


PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2016-2017
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
DECEMBER
  1-Kendrick, there, won 47-32
  3-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 7:30 p.m., won 53-39
  6-Kamiah, here, won 66-39
  8-Troy, there*, won 48-18
15-C.V., here*-postponed due to weather
17-Lapwai, there*, (C,JV,V) 4:30, lost40-59
19-C.V., here*, makeup of 12/15 postponement, won74-29
20-Asotin, Quad, there, JV at 4:30, V at 6, C at 7:30 at Elem Gym, cancelled due to snow day school closure
JANUARY
  3-Asotin, Quad, here, 4:30 & 7:30, won 72-55
  5-Moscow, there, (C,JV,V), lost 29-44
  7-Potlatch, there*, (C,JV,V) 1 p.m., won 62-41
13-Genesee, here*, won 53-35
18-Quad at Asotin rescheduled, JV at 6:00 p.m., V at 7:30 p.m., cancelled due to school closure, moved to Jan. 23
19-Kamiah, there*, postponed due to icy road conditions
21-Troy, here*, 4 p.m.
23-Quad at Asotin rescheduled, again, JV at 4:30 p.m., V at 7:30 p.m.
24-C.V., there*
27-Lapwai, here*, (C,JV,V) 4:30
30-Grangeville, here
FEBRUARY
  1-Kamiah, there*, rescheduled from Jan. 19
  3-Genesee, there*
  4-Potlatch, here*, (C,JV,V) 1 p.m.
  7-Moscow, here, (C,JV,V) 4 p.m.
  9-Kendrick, here
*League game
14-22-District at LCSC
23-State Play-In #1 TBA
25-State Play-In #2 TBA
March 2-4-State at Caldwell

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