Pirates win 2 of 3
The Prairie Pirates lost to Moscow 38-65 at Cottonwood in their first game back from Christmas break then won 49-44 at Genesee on Saturday, Jan. 6 and 72-24 over Clearwater Valley at Cottonwood, Monday, Jan. 8.
Vs. Moscow
For the home game against Moscow we donít have any details other than the final score of 38-65.
At Genesee
Prairie never trailed in the game at Genesee but could never shake the Bulldogs either.Devin Ross shoots from the corner at Genesee.
Spencer Schumacher started the scoring with a lay-up off an inbounds pass from Nick Mager. Devin Ross added a 15 foot jumper for a 4-0 lead.
Genesee came right back to tie it at 4-4 but Mager converted a 3-point play to give Prairie the lead for good. That kicked off an 11-0 run that gave Prairie their biggest lead of the game at 15-6. Hunter Chaffee and Damian Forsmann each sank a 3-pointer and Spencer Schumacher drove to the hoop for another lay-up.
Genesee scored 4 to end the quarter with Prairie still ahead 15-10.
Midway through the second quarter Genesee was able to put together a 0-7 run that cut a 20-14 Prairie lead to just 1 point with 3:40 left in the half.
Prairieís defense stepped up at that point and shut Genesee out the rest of the half. A 3-pointer by Chaffee gave Prairie a 23-19 lead at the half.
Genesee twice pulled within 2 points in the third quarter but Prairie answered each time. Genesee opened the second half scoring with a basket but 2 free throws by Chaffee and a basket by Mager pushed the lead back to 6 at 29-23. 
Genesee again cut the lead to 2 with a 3-point play and a free throw to make it 29-27. Prairie again was able to answered with a another basket inside by Schumacher and a short jumper by Ross.
A 3 by Genesee was answered by an inside basket by Schumacher and a 3 by Mager that pushed the lead to 8. The two teams traded baskets with the margin still at 8 heading into the fourth quarter, 40-32.
In the fourth quarter Prairie went 7 for 8 at the free throw line to help hold off the Bulldogs who were able to get back within 3 at 47-44 on a 3-pointer with 9 seconds left. 
In an effort to get the ball back, Chaffee was fouled and made both free throws with 4.7 seconds left and that was the final scoring of the game.
Prairie had a balanced scoring attack as all five starters scored at least 8 points led by Schumacher with 11. Chaffee scored 10 with Forsmann and Ross adding 9 each and Mager 8. Owen Anderson scored 2.
Genesee had a slight rebounding edge, 26-28. Schumacher had 11 to lead the Pirates.
Mager had 3 steals and Chaffee had 4 assists with Mager adding 3 assists.
Prairie was 17 for 43 from the field, 40%, and 10 for 12 at the line, 83%. Genesee was 17 for 45 from the field, 38%, and 6 for 7 at the line, 86%.
Prairie also won the JV game 49-27.
Genesee led twice in the first quarter at 2-4 and 4-6. A driving lay-up by Sam Mager tied the score at 6 and set off an 11-0 run that put Prairie in control. Cole Schlader followed by a basket. Derik Shears added a free throw. Mager scored after a steal and then Shears ended the quarter with a buzzer-beating lay-in where he was headed out of bounds under the basket but managed to reach back and toss the ball up and off the backboard for the score. That made it 13-6.
Schlader stole the ball and scored to open the second quarter. 
Genesee scored a 3 to pull within 6 but Prairie then had another 11-0 run to push the lead to 26-9. Taylor Ott scored on a hook shot, Hayden Uhlenkott drove in for a lay-up and Schlader scored on a steal, from 3-point range and on a lay-up to make it 26-9 with 3:04 left in the half.
Genesee closed the half with 5 straight but still trailed 26-14 at the break.
Schlader scored the first 7 points of the second half and Prairie went on to lead 41-15 by the end of the third quarter.
Schlader wound up leading the scoring with 20 points with Mager scoring 7. Shears and Ott scored 5 each. Tyler Wemhoff scored 4. Owen Anderson and John Gehring scoring 3 each and Uhlenkott scored 2.
Prairie held the rebounding edge, 34-24. Uhlenkott had 10 to lead the Pirates.
Ott, Uhlenkott and Schlader had 3 steals each and Schlader had 3 assists.
Prairie was 21 for 56 from the field, 38%, and 4 for 13 at the line, 31%. Genesee was 11 for 29 from the field, 38%, and 4 for 7 at the line, 57%.
Prairie    15 8 17   9 -49
Genesee 10 9 13 12 -44
Prairie-Mager 3-7, 1-2, 8; Chaffee 2-11, 4-4, 10; Forsmann 3-5, 2-2, 9; Ross 3-7, 2-2, 9; S. Schumacher 5-8, 1-2, 11; D. Schumacher 0-0, 0-0, 0; Anderson 1-3, 0-0, 2; Shears 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Chaffee 2, Mager, Forsmann, Ross.
Genesee-Maguire 3-7, 0-0, 8; Becker 3-7, 0-0, 6; Waisanen 0-8, 0-0, 0; Allen 8-14, 1-1, 18; Stout 2-6. 5-6, 9; Woods 1-2, 0-0, 3; Sperber 0-0, 0-0, 0; Carter 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Maguire 2, Allen, Woods.
Vs. C.V.
The Pirates had little trouble with the C.V. Rams on Monday as they raced out to leads of 10-0 and 23-2 in the first quarter. Hunter Chaffee scored 10 first quarter points while Spencer Schumacher added 6.
C.V. scored a free throw in the final seconds to make it 23-3 at the quarter break.
Hunter Chaffee shoots against C.V.C.V. then scored a free throw to open the second quarter scoring but Prairie then went on a 12-0 run to increase the lead to 35-4. Owen Anderson and Damian Forsmann each had a 3-pointer in the run while Chaffee, Forsmann and Spencer Schumacher each added a basket.
C.V. scored 4 straight free throws then Prairie put together another run, this time 9-2 to take a 44-10 lead. C.V. added a free throw to make it 44-11 at the half.
In the third quarter C.V. again scored first with a free throw, but that was their only point of the quarter as Prairie went on a 22-0 run to take a 66-12 lead into the fourth quarter.
The JV swing players got most of the playing time in the fourth quarter which was played with a running clock.
For the game Chaffee wound up as the high scorer with 20 points on 10 for 17 shooting. Spencer Schumacher had an even better shooting percentage as he made his first 8 attempts from the field, winding up 8 for 9, and was 2 for 2 at the line for 18 points. Forsmann scored 9 points with Ross adding 6, Dylan Schumacher and Taylor Ott 5 each, Anderson and Sam Mager 3 each and Nick Mager 1.
Prairie dominated on the boards 42-29 with Spencer Schumacher pulling down 17 rebounds and Chaffe 8.
Chaffee and Forsmann each had 3 steals and Nick Mager, Spencer Schumacher, Dylan Schumacher, Anderson and Tanner Hibbard each had 2 assists.
Prairie was 32 for 57 from the field, 56%, and 5 for 8 at the line, 63%. C.V. was 5 for 44 from the field, 11%, and 13 for 24 at the line, 54%.
Prairie improves to 7-2 overall and 4-1 in league play.
The JV team got off to a slow start but wound up pulling away for a 61-29 win.
C.V. jumped out to a 2-8 lead but Prairie came back to tie the score at 9-9 by the end of the quarter. Ott put Prairie ahead for good with a 3-pointer to open the second quarter and Schlader followed with a 3-pointer of his own. Prairie wound up making a 27-2 run in the quarter as they took a 36-11 lead before C.V. closed out the half with 3 straight points to make it 36-14.
Schlader scored 13 of his 19 points in that pivotal second quarter with Sam Mager adding 6.
Prairie kept the foot on the gas in the third quarter outscoring the Rams 20-8 to take a 56-22 lead into the fourth quarter.
The final quarter was played with a running clock.
Schlader wound up leading the scoring with 19 points with Mager adding 15. Ott and Anderson scored 8 points each with Tyler Wemhoff scoring 5 and Hibbard, Uhlenkott and John Gehring 2 each.
Prairie had a 38-30 edge on the boards led by Mager and Ott with 7 each.
Ott had 5 steals and Schlader had 4 assists while Gehring had 3.
Prairie 23 21 22   6 -72
C.V.     3   8   1 12 -24
Prairie-N. Mager 0-5, 1-2, 1; Chaffee 10-17, 0-0, 20; Forsmann 4-5, 0-0, 9; Ross 3-6, 0-0, 6; S. Schumacher 8-9, 2-2, 18; Shears 0-2, 0-0, 0; D. Schumacher 2-7, 0-0, 5; Anderson 2-2, 0-0, 5; Ott 2-2, 1-2, 5; S. Mager 1-1, 1-2, 3; Uhlenkott 0-1, 0-0, 0; Hibbard 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Forsmann, D. Schumacher, Anderson.
C.V.-TycePfefferkorn 1-15, 0-1, 2; Mangun 0-3, 1-2, 1; Francis 0-6, 6-8, 6; Tate Pfefferkorn 0-2, 1-6, 1; E. Jackson 1-7, 0-0, 2; Pressley 0-7, 0-1, 0; Nuxoll 1-1, 2-2, 4; Reuben 1-2, 3-4, 6; G. Jackson 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Reuben.

Spencer Schumacher scores from the low block at Genesee. Also shown is Dylan Schumacher.

Derik Shears looks to pass in the C.V. game. He saw his first action in the Moscow game after sitting out the first part of the season with a football injury.

Damian Forsmann has a wide-open shot at Genesee.


PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2017-18
JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
NOVEMBER
30-Grangeville, there, won 72-62
DECEMBER
  5-Kamiah, here*, won 70-49
  9-Troy Quad, here*, 4 & 5:30, won43-31
14-Lapwai, here*, lost 33-67
15-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 7:30 p.m., won 51-46
19-Asotin, Quad, there, 4:30, won 67-59
JANUARY
  4-Moscow, here, (C,JV,V) 4 p.m., lost 38-65
  6-Genesee, there*, won 49-44
  8-C.V., here*, won 72-24
12-Potlatch, here*
18-Kamiah, there*
20-Troy Quad, there*, 4 & 5:30
23-Lapwai, there*
26-Orofino, there
29-Asotin, Quad, here, 4:30, rescheduled from Jan. 2
FEBRUARY
  2-Potlatch, there*
  3-Genesee, here*
  5-Moscow, there, (C,JV,V) 4 p.m.
  8-C.V., there*
10-Orofino, here
12-21-District at LCSC
24-State Play-In at Post Falls
March 1-3-State at Caldwell

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