Pirates win at Lapwai
The Prairie Pirates won 3 game this past week with the big one being a 51-35 win at Lapwai Tuesday, Jan. 23. On Friday they won 49-23 at Orofino and on Monday they won 50-37 over Asotin.
At Lapwai
Lapwai crushed Prairie by 34 points at Cottonwood before Christmas. This time Prairie showed great patience working for a good shot while Lapwai struggled to hit their shots.
It took Prairie awhile to score as Damian Forsmann sank a 3-pointer at the 4:19 mark for Prairieís first points. The good thing though is Lapwai had only scored 1 by that point.Spencer Schumacher hits a buzzer beating 3 at the end of the first half at Lapwai.
Lapwai answered with a 3 of their own but Spencer Schumacher put Prairie back on top with a lay-up. Lapwai took back the lead but Prairie answered with a pair of 3-pointers by Hunter Chaffe for an 11-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.
A basket by Schumacher made it 13-6 early in the second quarter then things fell apart for the Pirates.
Lapwai rattled Prairie with their press forcing several turnovers on their way to a 0-12 run as they took a 13-18 lead.
It took head coach Kevin Chaffee two timeouts before he got his troops settled down.
Devin Ross broke the Lapwai run with a running 8 footer and a steal by Forsmann and ensuing lay-up cut the deficit to 1 point.
Lapwai answered with a 3 but a buzzer beating 3 by Spencer Schumacher made it 20-21 at the half.
A basket inside by Spencer to open the second half gave Prairie a lead but Lapwai answered with a free throw to tie it.
Prairie went inside again to Schumacher for a lay-up and he added a free throw as he got fouled for a 3-point play and an 25-22 lead.
Ross, Nick Mager and Forsmann each scored to make it a 9-0 run for a 31-22 Prairie lead.
Lapwai scored but Prairie answered with a 3 each by Forsmann and Ross for a 37-24 lead. A basket by Lapwai made it 37-26 at the end of the third quarter.
A runner by Dylan Schumacher and a free throw by Spencer Schumacher made it 40-26 with 5:34 to play.
At the 5:14 mark Lapwaiís Emmitt Taylor, who seemingly always makes a bunch of 3-pointers against Prairie, finally got his first of the game.
Prairie answered with a basket by Spencer Schumacher on an inbounds play and Mader added a basket for a 44-29 lead with 3:58 to play.
Taylor sank another 3 but Spencer Schumacher scored inside and Forsmann added 2 free throws to make it 48-32 with 1:47 to play.
After a basket by Lapwai, Spencer Schumacher made both ends of a 1 and 1 and then added another free throw for a 51-34 lead with 27 seconds left.
Lapwai added a final free throw to make it 51-35 at the buzzer.
Spencer Schumacher wound up with 20 points to lead the scoring as Prairie exploited his size advantage inside.
Forsmann played one of his best games of the year and scored 12 points. Ross scored 8, Chaffee 6, Mager 4 and Dylan Schumacher 2.
Lapwai had a 29-34 rebounding edge. Spencer Schumacher had 12 to lead the Pirates with Ross adding 9.
Ross had 2 steals and 8 assists.
Prairie was 19 for 35 from the field, 54%,m and 7 for 10 at the line, 70%. Lapwai was 13 for 56 from the field, 23%, and 5 for 8 at the line, 63%.
A first for us in the game was that Lapwai had no fouls called on them in the first half.
In the JV game Prairie made it a season sweep with a 62-41 win.
Taylor Ott was on fire in the opening quarter as he went 7 for 7 from the field including a 3-pointer for 15 points.
Cole Schlader added 8 first quarter points on 4 of 6 shooting and Derik Shears scored 6 as Prairie took a 30-9 lead late in the first quarter.
Lapwai made a bit of a rally to make it 31-16 at the quarter break.
Schlader sank a pair of 3ís in the second quarter and scored another 8 points to help Prairie take a 46-20 lead by halftime.
Prairie pushed the led to 55-22 in the third quarter before Lapwai rallied back with a 2-7 run to end the quarter and avoid the running clock in the fourth.
Lapwai outscored Prairie 5-12 in the fourth but the game was long over by then.
Schlader wound up with 22 points to lead the scoring with Ott adding 18 points. Sam Mager scored 8 with Shears scoring 6. Hayden Uhlenkott scored 3 while Tyler Wemhoff and Guilherme Acciardi scored 2 each and John Gehring scored 1.
Prairie had a 43-40 edge on the boards with Schlader grabbing 9 to lead the team. Mager added 7 rebounds.
Shears had 5 steals and 3 assists while Schlader had 4 steals and 5 assists.
Prairie was 24 for 60 from the field, 40%, and 10 for 18 from the line, 56%. Lapwai was 19 for 54 from the field, 35%, and 2 for 7 at the line, 28%.
Prairie 11   9 17 14 -51
Lapwai 6 15   5   9 -35
Prairie-Mager 2-3, 0-0, 4; Chaffee 2-5, 0-0, 6; Forsmann 4-10, 2-2, 12; Ross 3-5, 0-0, 8; S. Schumacher 7-10, 5-7, 20; D. Schumacher 1-2, 0-1, 2. 3-pointers-Chaffee 2, Forsmann 2, Ross 2, S. Schumacher.
Lapwai-Kipp 2-8, 1-2, 5; Taylor 5-17, 0-0, 12; Leighton 2-11, 3-4, 7; Sobotta 2-11, 0-0, 5; Reuben 1-7, 0-0, 2; Young 0-0, 0-0, 0; Domebo 1-1, 0-0, 3; Henry 0-1, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Taylor 2, Sobotta, Domebo.
At Orofino
The Pirates won a non-league game at Orofino.
They jumped out to a 15-5 lead by the end of the first quarter and extended the lead to 24-9 by halftime.
A 14-2 third quarter made it 38-11 and the Pirates coasted in the fourth.
Ross had 21 points and 8 rebounds in the game while Spencer Schumacher had 11 points and 12 rebounds.
Chaffee scored 9 while Mager, Dylan Schumacher, Owen Anderson and Derik Shears each scored 2.
Prairie also won the JV game by a score of 51-24.
Prairie 15 9 14 11 -49
Orofino 5 4   2 12 -23
Prairie-Hibbard 0, 0-0, 0; Ott 0, 0-0, 0; N. Mager 1, 0-0, 2; Chaffee 3, 1-2, 9; D. Schumacher 1, 0-0, 2; S. Mager 0, 0-0, 0; Uhlenkott 0, 0-0, 0; Anderson 1, 0-0, 2; Forsmann 0, 0-0, 0; Ross 10, 0-0, 21; S. Schumacher 5, 1-2, 11; Shears 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Chaffee 2, Ross.
Orofino-Daily 0, 0-0, 0; Titano 1, 0-0, 2; Isbelle 2, 0-0, 6; Kelso 1, 0-0, 2; Gladhart 0, 0-0, 0-; Guitron 0, 0-0, 0; Hueth 3, 0-0, 6; Alldrin 2, 0-0, 5; Barajas 1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Isbelle 2, Alldrin.
Vs. Asotin
The game against Asotin was a battle for 3½ quarters but Prairie finally broke it open late and pulled away for a double digit win.
Prairie took leads of 9-4 and 11-6 in the opening quarter as Chaffee scored 5 and Dylan Schumacher 4 but Asotin rallied back to tie it at 11 by the end of the quarter.
Chaffee sank his second 3 of the game to open the second quarter scoring but Asotin then outscored Prairie 2-10 to take a 16-21 lead. Ross, who struggled to find the Devin Ross against Asotin.basket in the first half, made a free throw with 7 seconds left for his first point to make it 17-21 at the half.
The two teams traded baskets to open the second half then a steal and ensuing lay-up by Mager seemed to spark the Pirates as Spencer Schumacher followed with a pair of baskets for his first points of the game and Chaffee added a basket for a 27-23 lead.
Asotin cut the lead to 1 with a 3 but a basket each by Ross, Mager and Ross again made it 33-26. An Asotin free throw made it 33-27 after 3 quarters.
A 3 by Asotin to open the fourth quarter cut the lead in half. 
Prairie responded with Ross making a behind-the-back bounce pass to Spencer Schumacher for a lay-up.
After an Asotin basket again cut the lead to 3 Ross scored on an inbounds feed from Mager and the Chaffee connected on a 3 for a 40-32 lead.
An Asotin 3 cut the lead to 40-35 with 3:50 left but Asotin would get no closer.
Schumacher scored twice in side to make it 44-35. Asotin picked up their final points with 2:04 left as Prairie scored the final 6 points of the game, 4 of them at the free throw line.
Chaffee wound up with 15 points to lead the scoring. Mager added 11 with Spencer Schumacher scoring 10, all in the second half. Ross scored 7, Dylan Schumacher 4 and Forsmann 3.
Prairie had a 34-32 edge on the boards with Spencer Schumacher leading with 10. Ross added 8.
Mager had 5 steals and 5 assists while Forsmann also had 5 assists.
The Pirates were 21 for 52 from the field, 40%, 14 for 26 in the second half, 54%. They were 5 for 9 at the line, 56%. Asotin was 15 for 47 from the field, 32%, and 1 for 5 at the line, 20%.
Prairie is now 12-3 on the season, 7-2 in league play.
The JVís also won by a score of 42-24.
Owen Anderson helped Prairie get off to a good start with 8 first quarter points which included 2 for 2 from 3-point range. Sam Mager scored 6 and Uhlenkott 4 as Prairie took an 18-4 lead by the end of the quarter.
Prairie outscored Asotin just 6-5 in the second quarter but still led big at 24-9 at the break. Mager, Schlader and Gehring each scored a basket in the quarter for Prairie.
Prairie opened the third quarter with a 10-2 run with Ott scoring 4 and Schlader sinking a 3 as they took a 34-11 lead.
Asotin scored the final 6 of the quarter to pull within 34-17.
The Panthers were able to get the lead down to 16 in the final period but no closer.
Mager wound up with 10 points to lead the scoring with Anderson adding 9, Schlader 7, Ott and Uhlenkott 4 each, Gehring 3, Shears and Hibbard 2 each and Wemhoff 1. 
Prairie had a 50-43 edge on the boards led by Mager with 9. Ott added 8 and Uhlenkott 7.
Schlader had 3 steals and Mager had 6 assists.
Prairie was 15 for 50 from the field, 30%, and 9 for 17 at the line, 53%. Asotin was 9 for 56 from the field, 16%, and 6 for 13 at the line, 46%.
Prairie 11   6 16 17 -50
Asotin 11 10   6 10 -37
Priarie-Mager 5-11, 1-2, 11; Chaffee 5-12, 2-3, 15; Forsmann 1-1, 1-2, 3; Ross 3-15, 1-2, 7; S. Schumacher 5-9, 0-0, 10; D. Schumacher 2-4, 0-0, 4; Anderson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Ott 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Chaffee 3.
Asotin-Nicolaus 3-6, 0-2, 9; Elskamp 2-6, 0-0, 4; Wilkinson 0-1, 0-0, 0; Renzeleman 3-10, 1-2, 7; Heier 1-2, 0-1, 2; Bailey 0-4, 0-0, 0; Perez 0-0, 0-0, 0; Engledow 3-5, 0-0, 8; Martin 0-3, 0-0, 0; Aldous 1-5, 0-0, 3; Fry 0-2, 0-0, 0; Ball 2-2, 0-0, 4. 3-pointers-Nicolaus 3, Engledow 2, Aldous.

Damian Forsmannís steal and ensuing lay-up helped turn the game Prairieís way at Lapwai.

Hunter Chaffee puts up a 3-point shot at Lapwai. In the background is Nick Mager while Devin Ross is in the foreground.

The Pirates went to Spencer Schumacher inside quite a bit against Lapwai.

Nick Mager handles the ball at Lapwai. At left is Damian Forsmann.


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*, won 45-37
18-Kamiah, there*, lost 29-31
20-Troy Quad, there*, 4 & 5:30, won 63-44
23-Lapwai, there*, won 51-35
26-Orofino, there, won 49-23
29-Asotin, Quad, here, 4:30, rescheduled from Jan. 2, won 50-37
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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