Lady Pirates win twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates won a pair of games this past week, edging Moscow in overtime 49-46 at Cottonwood on Tuesday, Jan. 10 and then winning a league game at Genesee Saturday, Jan. 14 by a score of 59-20.
Vs. Moscow
The game against Moscow didn’t start out like it was going to be a close game like the previous game played at Moscow.
Moscow scored the first 5 points but then Prairie closed out the first quarter with an 18-2 run.Kylie Tidwell finds heavy going in the lane in the Moscow game. At left is Leah Higgins.
Chaye Uptmor got the scoring started then Angela Wemhoff scored a pair of driving lay-ups that gave Prairie their first lead.  A free throw by Uptmor made it 7-5 but Moscow tied it with a basket. A 3 by Kylie Tidwell put Prairie back on top and Wemhoff added another 6 points in the quarter and Jordyn Higgins scored a baskets as Prairie took an 18-7 lead.
A 3-pointer each by Uptmor and Tidwell put Prairie up by 13 at 24-11 in the second quarter.
After a Moscow basket Tidwell scored on a drive to the hoop then stole the inbounds pass and scored another layup to make it 28-13.
The scoring pace slowed considerably over the final 3:40 of the half as each team scored a pair of free throws, 2 by Moscow’s Gracey Meyer and 2 by Prairie’s Leah Higgins. Those were Meyer’s only 2 points of the first half as Syndey Bruner did a good job of denying her the ball. 
Prairie led 30-15 at the half.
The second half was a different story for Meyer as she scored 8 in the third quarter but was nearly matched by Bruner who scored 6. Moscow cut into the lead but still trailed by 12 at 41-29.
Moscow scored the first 7 points of the fourth quarter with 4 of those by Meyer at the line.
Prairie scored their only point of the quarter with 3:00 left when Wemhoff made the first of 2 free throws. Prairie was 0 for 15 from the field in the quarter, with many of those shots being lay-ups, and 1 for 7 at the line.
Meyer tied the game at 42-42 with a basket with 36 seconds left. Prairie had a chance to end it in regulation but couldn’t get a shot off.
In overtime Meyer caught a pass near the lane and turned right into a Prairie defender, breaking her nose in the process. She left the game and wouldn’t return after scoring 16 seconds half points which included 8 for 8 at the line.
Soon after Prairie took the lead on a free throw by Leah Higgins. Moscow answered with a basket to make it 43-44, their first lead into 4-5 in the first quarter.
Wemhoff put Prairie back on top with a driving lay-up.  About a minute later Tidwell scored one of those no-no-no, yes 3-pointers on a feed from Jordyn Higgins that put Prairie up by 4 with 55 seconds left.
Tidwell added a free throw 15 seconds later to make it 49-44.
Moscow got back within 3 with 12 seconds left but Prairie was then able to run out the clock.
Wemhoff wound up with a double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds. She also added 6 steals. Tidwell scored 14 points while Uptmor and Bruner added 6 each. Leah Higgins scored 3 and Jordyn Higgins and India Peery 2 each.
Moscow had a 39-44 edge on the boards. Leah Higgins was also in double figures on the boards for Prairie with 10 with Uptmor adding 8 rebounds.
Uptmor also had 6 steals and Jordyn Higgins had 6 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 51 from the field, 37%, and 7 for 20 at the line, 35%. Moscow was 18 for 58 from the field, 31%, and 11 for 12 at the line, 92%.
Meyer scored 18 and had 13 rebounds for the Bears and was 10 for 10 at the free throw line.
The JV game was tied after the first quarter but Prairie pulled away for a 36-20 win.
Moscow led twice in the first quarter at 4-5 and 5-7 but never led again after Alexis Hiler scored to tie the game at 7-7, which is where it stood at the end of the first quarter.
Hope McIntire put Prairie on top for good with a 10 footer that followed a steal by Kodie Tidwell.
Prairie led by as many as 6 in the second quarter after a basket by Sarah Ross made it 16-10. They led 16-12 at the half.
Prairie outscored Moscow 13-4 in the third quarter to take control. Kendra Duclos scored 4 in the quarter while Hiler scored 3 and Tidwell, Ross and Ciara Chaffee added 23 each.
Ross scored 5 of Prairie’s 7 in the fourth quarter as they held off the Bears.
For the game Hiler led the scoring with 10 points with Ross scoring 9, Duclos 6, Chaffee 4, Tidwell and McIntire 3 each and Sydnee Bruegeman 1.
Prairie had a 31-27 edge on the boards led by Duclos with 7. Hiler added 6 boards.
Tidwell, Duclos and Hiler had 4 steals each while Ross had 3 as Prairie forced 31 turnovers from the guests. Hiler also led in assists with 3.
Prairie was 13 for 44 from the field, 30%, and 10 for 20 at the line, 50%. Moscow was 9 for 30 from the field, 30%, and 2 for 6 at the line, 33%.
Prairie     18 12 11   1 8 -49
Moscow   7   8 14 13 4 -46
Prairie-Tidwell 5-17, 1-4, 14; A. Wemhoff 7-14, 2-5, 16; Uptmor 2-7, 1-2, 6; L. Higgins 0-4, 3-8, 3; Bruner 3-5, 0-0, 6; J. Higgins 1-1, 0-1, 2; T. Wemhoff 0-1, 0-0, 0; I. Peery 1-2, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Tidwell 3, Uptmor.
Moscow-Haeder 2-2, 0-0, 4; Broyles 6-18, 0-0, 13; Carscallen 2-6, 0-0, 4; Meyer 4-13, 10-10, 18; Jung 1-11, 1-2, 3; Thorsteinson 0-2, 0-0, 0; Rauch 0-0, 0-0, 0; Smith 2-4, 0-0, 4; Waters 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Broyles.
At Genesee
The game at Genesee was much less competitive than the earlier matchup at Cottonwood as Genesee’s two leading scorers, Courtney Burt and Anna Druffel, were both out with injuries. That left Genesee starting 3 freshmen, a sophomore and junior.
India Peery reaches for the ball that she had just knocked loose for a steal at Genesee.Prairie was able to jump out to a 13-0 lead in the opening quarter as 6 different players scored for the Pirates.
Genesee finally broke through with a 3-pointer with 48 seconds left. Tidwell added a free throw and Prairie led 14-3 at the quarter break.
The second quarter was more of the same as Prairie built their lead to 29-7 before giving up a free throw late to make it 29-8 at the half.
India Peery came off the bench to score 6 points in the quarter.
In the third quarter Prairie had runs of 10-0 and 8-0 to push the lead to 49-12. India Peery added 6 points in the quarter while Leah Higgins and Josie Peery, in her first action since breaking a finger, scored 4 each.
The fourth quarter was played with a running clock as Prairie coasted to a 39 point win.
India Peery wound up as the leading scorer with 14 points while Leah Higgins added 10. Josie Peery scored 8 while Tidwell and Bruner scored 7 each with Uptmor scoring 3 and Jordyn Higgins, Theresa Wemhoff and Kristyna Krogh 2 each. Everyone who played scored for Prairie.
Prairie also dominated on the boards 43-22 with Josie Peery leading the way with 11. Bruner added 8 boards.
Wemhoff had 7 steals and 4 assists while Bruner had 5 steals and Uptmor had 3 assists.
Prairie was 20 for 51 from the field, 39%, and 18 for 34 at the line, 53%. Genesee was 5 for 22 from the field, 23%, and 8 for 13 at the line, 62%.
Prairie is now 14-1 overall and 7-1 in league play.
The JV game had a similar result as the varsity game as Prairie won 55-19.
It was just 4-3 early on but Prairie finished the first quarter with a 9-2 run to take a 13-5 lead into the second.
The run continued into the second quarter as Prairie scored the first 11 points, making it a 20-2 run overall.
Hiler scored 5 in the first quarter and 3 more in the second while Krogh scored 4 in the first and Tidwell had 4 in the second.
The third quarter was a little more competitive as Prairie outscored Genesee 15-8 with Tidwell and Krogh scoring 4 points each and Hiler adding 3.
A basket by Chaffee in the fourth with 5:54 left gave Prairie a 46-15 lead that sent the game to running clock mode.
Prairie outscored Genesee 13-4 in the final period with Brooklyn Riener scoring 4 of her 6 points.
Hiler wound up as the leading scorer with 11 points with Krogh scoring 9, Tidwell 8, Duclos, Chaffee and Riener 6 each, Ross, McIntire, Bruegeman and NakoniaNuttman 2 each and Alexis Shears 1.
Prairie dominated the boards 40-26 with Chaffee and Duclos pulling down 9 each.
Chaffee had 6 steals while Hiler and Krogh had 5 each. Hiler had 4 assists and Riener had 3.
Prairie was 24 for 59 from the field, 41%, and 6 for 16 at the line, 38%. Genesee was 9 for 33 from the field, 27%, and 1 for 9 at the line, 11%.
Prairie    14 15 20 10 -59
Genesee   3   5   6   6 -20
Prairie-Tidwell 3-8, 1-2, 7; A. Wemhoff 1-9, 2-2, 4; Uptmor 1-4, 1-2, 3; L. Higgins 4-8, 2-3, 10; Bruner 3-4, 1-5, 7; J. Higgins 1-3, 0-0, 2; J. Peery 1-4, 6-8, 8; I. Peery 5-9, 3-4, 14; T. Wemhoff 0-0, 2-8, 2; Krogh 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-I. Peery.
Genesee-Parkins 1-3, 2-3, 4; Hanson 0-1, 0-0, 0; Mayer 1-4, 2-2, 5; Zenner 1-2, 0-1, 2; Murray 0-1, 0-0, 0; O’Connell 1-7, 1-2, 3; Flodin 1-2, 1-3, 4; Fountain 0-2, 2-2, 2; Jensen 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Flodin.

Josie Peery saw her first action since before Christmas at Genesee. She broke her pinkie finger which is shown taped to her right ring finger.

Chaye Uptmor shoots in the first half of the Moscow game.

Angela Wemhoff shoots from the perimeter at Genesee.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
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
  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
  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
14-Genesee, there*,  won 59-20
17-Kamiah, here* (JV,V),  won 59-23, details next week
18-Quad at Asotin rescheduled, JV 4:30 p.m.; V at 6 p.m., cancelled again due to school closure
20-Troy, there*
23-Quad at Asotin rescheduled, again, JV 4:30 p.m.; V at 6 p.m.
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.
24-at Nezperce
26-Kamiah, here
31-vs. Summit/Culdesac at Culdesac
  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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