Lady Pirates win big twice
The Prairie Lady Pirates improved to 4-0 with a pair of easy league wins this past week.
On Tuesday, Nov. 27 they won 68-30 at Genesee and on Friday, Nov. 30 they won their home opener against Potlatch 72-8.
At Genesee
The game at Genesee was expected to be a tougher matchup but Genesee couldn’t handle Prairie’s defensive pressure too much better than Prairie’s first two opponents.A determined looking Alexis Hiler takes the ball to the hoop at Genesee. Madison Shears looks on.
Prairie jumped out to a 7-0 lead on a basket each by Madison Shears and Jordyn Higgins. Alexis Hiler then banked in a 3-pointer from the top of the key to make it 7-0.
Genesee answered with 4 straight points but a basket each by Higgins and Hiler made it 11-4.
After a Genesee free throw, Kristyna Krogh scored on a feed by Theresa Wemhoff and then Higgins scored following a steal by Wemhoff to make it 15-5.
A Wemhoff free throw and a putback by Ciara Chaffee made it 18-10 at the end of the first quarter as Genesee committed 13 first quarter turnovers.
A basket by Hiler and 2 free throws by Chaffee made it 22-10 early in the second quarter.
After 2 Genesee free throws Shears hit a 3-pointer with lots of forward spin as it hit the front of the rim and rolled up an in.
Genesee scored 3 straight to cut the lead back to 10 but Prairie ended the first half with a 14-4 run to take a 39-19 lead at the half. Higgins hit a pair of baskets, Hiler had a free throw and a basket, India Peery had a 3 and Wemhoff and Ellea Uhlenkott each had a basket in that run.
The two teams traded baskets early in the third quarter then Prairie put together a 15-0 to take a 35 points lead at 58-23. Chaffee had 7 points and Peery 6 in that run with Hiler scoring the other 2 on an inbounds play. 
Genesee broke the run with a basket but Prairie answered with a shot by Krogh from the baseline and 3 by Higgins from 30 plus feet at the buzzer for a 63-25 lead after 3 quarters.
Each team scored 5 points in the running clock fourth quarter.  Peery added a 3 and Delaney Lockett scored in her first varsity action. When Lockett came into the game, Prairie was assessed a technical which we assume was because Lockett wasn’t in the home scorebook.
Genesee ended the game with a 35 foot 3-pointer at the buzzer.
Prairie had 4 players in double figures led by Higgins who had 15. Peery scored 14, Hiler 12 and Chaffee 11. Shears added 5 points with Krogh scoring 4, Wemhoff 3 and Uhlenkott and Lockett 2 each as every player suited up for the game scored.
Prairie had a 40-29 edge on the boards led by Shears with 11. Hiler added 8 rebounds and Peery had 6.
Higgins had 7 assists and 3 steals while Peery had 5 assists and 4 steals. Shears had 5 steals to lead the team and added 3 assists.
Prairie was 29 for 58 from the field, 50%, and 5 for 13 at the line, 38%. Genesee was 11 for 41 from the field, 27%, and 7 for 18 at the line, 39%.
In the JV game Prairie led just 18-17 at halftime but held Genesee scoreless for over 11 minutes in the second half during a 28-0 run on their way to a 53-23 win.
The lead changed hands 3 times over the first 12 minutes of the game. Prairie took a 4-0 lead on a basket each by Hope Schwartz and Delaney Lockett only to have Genesee answer with 6 straight points. Prairie scored 5 straight, 3 by Josie Remacle on a free and a basket and 2 by Sydnee Bruegeman to retake the lead at 9-6. Genesee scored to make it 9-8 after 1 quarter.
Genesee opened the second quarter with a basket to retake the lead but a free throw by Lockett tied the game at 10 and a putback by Remacle gave Prairie the lead for good with 4:28 left in the half.
Prairie had an 18-12 lead with 2:04 left in the half but Genesee got a basket and a 3-pointer to close within 1 by halftime.
After half it was a totally different game. Genesee went 0 for 15 in the third quarter while Prairie was 10 for 17 in a 21-0 period. Lockett had 6 points in the quarter while Schwartz and Remacle scored 4 each.
Prairie then started the fourth quarter with a 7-0 run to push the lead to 46-17 with Schwartz scoring 4, Remacle 2 and Ali Rehder 1. 
Genesee finally broke through with former Summit player Claira Osborne banking in a 3-point at the 4:48 mark. 
Prairie came right back with a basket by Schwartz and then a basket and a 3-pointer by Rehder for a 53-20 lead. 
Genesee finished off the scoring in the game the same way they did the varsity game as Osborne hit a 30 foot plus 3 pointer, banking it in again, at the buzzer. 
The JV team had 3 players in double figures led by Schwartz with 14 points. Lockett and Remacle each scored 11. Rehder had 8 with Bruegeman scoring 4. Laney Forsmann and Trinity Martinez each scored 2 and Molly Johnson scored 1.
Osborne led Genesee with 13 points, 9 of them on 3-pointers.
Prairie held a slim 37-36 rebounding edge with Remacle and Rehder each grabbing 6 while Lockett, Johnson and Bruegeman each had 5.
Remacle and Forsmann each had 5 steals while Lockett and Schwartz had 4 each. Schwartz had 4 assists while Lockett and Martinez had 3 each.
Prairie’s JVs hit 19 of 52 shots, 37%, and 4 of 16 free throws, 25%. Genesee was 10 for 48 from the field, 21%, and did not even attempt a free throw.
Prairie    18 21 24 5 -68
Genesee 10   9   6 5 -30
Prairie-Hiler 5-9, 1-2, 12; Shears 2-3, 0-0, 5; Higgins 7-14, 0-2, 15; Wemhoff 1-6, 1-3, 3; Peery 6-12, 0-1, 14; Krogh 2-4, 0-0, 4; Chaffee 4-6, 3-5, 11; Uhlenkott 1-4, 0-0, 2; Lockett 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Peery 2, Higgins, Shears, Hiler.
Genesee-Parkins 2-6, 0-1, 5; Zenner 2-4, 0-1, 4; Leseman 2-13, 2-2, 6; B. Mayer 2-6, 0-0, 4; Jensen 3-6, 0-2, 6; Flodin 0-2, 1-2, 1; Bartosz 0-2, 1-2, 1; Hanson 0-2, 3-7, 3; Murray 0-0, 0-0, 0; T. Mayer 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Parkins.
Vs. Potlatch
The home opener against Potlatch was another easy win for Prairie. The Pirates scored 16 points before Potlatch was able to score. Shears had 6 of those first 16 points while Peery and Krogh each had 4 with Higgins scoring the other 2.
Jordyn Higgins makes a steal against Potlatch.After Potlatch broke through with a basket, Shears answered with a 3-pointer and Higgins scored after a steal by Shears for a 21-2 lead.
Prairie led 23-6 at the end of the quarter.
The Lady Pirates shut out Potlatch in the second quarter 21-0 as the Loggers put up just 4 shots and 2 missed free throws. Meanwhile for the Pirates Higgins scored 8 points with Wemhoff and Peery adding 4 each.
The third quarter also saw Prairie shut out the Loggers 17-0 as Shears, Higgins and Krogh scored 4 points each.
Prairie then scored the first 4 points of the fourth quarter, which was played under a running clock, to complete a 42-0 run. 
Potlatch finally broke through with a free throw at the 4:06 mark meaning they went just shy of 20 minutes of playing time without scoring. Potlatch scored the final point of the game at the line as they went 3 full quarters without scoring a basket.
Higgins led the scoring with 16 points on 8 for 11 shooting, mostly transition lay-ups. Shears added 13 with Krogh scoring 12, Peery 10, Hiler 7, Chaffee 6, Wemhoff 5, Lockett 2 and Uhlenkott 1.
Prairie held a 35-22 rebounding advantage led by Uhlenkott with 6. Wemhoff and Chaffee each added 5 rebounds.
Shears, Higgins and Wemhoff each had 7 steals as Prairie totaled 35 thefts. Shears had 4 assists while Peery, Uhlenkott and Higgins had 3 each.
Prairie was 31 for 59 from the field, 53%, and 8 for 17 at the line, 47%. Potlatch was 3 for 28 from the field, 11%, and 2 for 6 at the line, 33%.
Prairie is now 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in league play.
The JV game was almost as lopsided as Prairie won 65-9.
Johnson scored the first 2 points of the game and Potlatch answered with a pair of free throws. Prairie then scored the next 24 points. They led 17-2 at the end of the quarter and held Potlatch scoreless until they made 2 free throws at the 3:28 mark of the second quarter.
Bruegeman and Rehder each had 4 points for Prairie in the first quarter while Forsmann had 6 and Schwartz 5 in the second quarter. Martinez had the only 3-pointer of first half in the second quarter.
Prairie led 35-5 at the half with all of Potlatch’s points coming on free throws.
Potlatch opened the second half scoring with their first basket of the game and scored another with 3:24 left in the third. Those were Potlatch’s only second half points as Prairie finished the game with a 23-0 run.
Lockett had a huge third quarter as she was 6 for 6 from the field for 12 of Prairie’s 21 third quarter points. Schwartz scored 5 including a 3-pointer while Forsmann, Johnson and Remacle added 2 each.
Remacle had 5 of Prairie’s 9 fourth  quarter points with Lockett and Martinez each adding 2. The fourth quarter was played with a running clock.
Lockett scored 16 to lead the JV’s in coring with Schwartz also hitting double figures with 11. Forsmann and Remacle each scored 9 with Johnson adding 7, Rehder 6, Martinez 5 and Bruegeman 4.
Prairiie had a 35-25 rebounding edge led by Remacle with 8 and Forsmann with 7.
Lockett had 8 steals and 3 assists while Martinez had 4 assists and Bruegeman had 3.
The JV’s were 29 for 57 from the field, 51%, and 7 for 19 at the line, 37%. Potlatch was 2 for 26 from the field, 8%, and 5 for 7 at the line, 71%.
Prairie    23 21 17 11 -72
Potlatch   6   0   0   2 -  8
Prairie-Hiler 3-6, 0-0, 7; Shears 6-15, 0-3, 13; Higgins 8-11, 0-0, 16; Wemhoff 2-4, 1-4, 5; Peery 4-8, 2-2, 10; Krogh 4-5, 4-4, 12; Chaffee 3-5, 0-2, 6; Uhlenkott 0-2, 1-2, 1; Lockett 1-3, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Hiler, Shears.
Potlatch-Lynas 0-7, 1-3, 1; Hamburg 0-1, 0-0, 0; D. Carpenter 0-2, 0-1, 0; T. Carpenter 0-0, 0-0, 0; Thompson 1-1, 0-0, 2; M. Cessnun 0-2, 0-0, 0; Prather 2-9, 0-0, 4; K. Cessnun 0-1, 1-2, 1; Whitney 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-none.

Ciara Chaffee gets inside the lane at Genesee and is about to score.

Madison Shears scores a layup against Potlatch.

India Peery handles the ball at the elbow against Potlatch.

Jordyn Higgins runs a break at Genesee. In the background is Madison Shears.

Theresa Wemhoff and Alexis Hiler doubleteam at Potlatch player. Also shown is Jordyn Higgins.

Ciara Chaffee scores a lay-up against Potlatch.

Theresa Wemhoff goes for a lay-up against Genesee.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
15-C.V., there*, won 71-16
19-Lewiston JV & Sophs, there, won 64-24
27-Genesee, there*, won 68-30
30-Potlatch, here*, won 72-8
  4-Kamiah, there*, won 84-21, details next week
  7-Grangeville, there, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 6:00 p.m.
  8-Troy Quad, here, 1 & 2:30*
11-Lapwai, here*
18-Genesee, here*
21-Grangeville, here
  5-Lewiston JV & Sophs here, 1 p.m.
  7-Clarkston JV & Sophs, here
10-C.V., here*
12-Potlatch, there*, 1 p.m.
15-Kamiah, here*
19-Troy Quad, there, 4 & 5:30*
24-Lapwai, there*
26-Salmon River, V only, there, 6 MST
28-Moscow, here, (C,JV,V) 4 p.m.
Jan. 30-Feb. 6 -District at LCSC
7-State Play-In at Post Falls
9-State Play-In at McCall
14-16-State at Nampa
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