Lady Pirates take 2nd at District
For 28 minutes the Prairie Lady Pirates hung with Lapwai in the District Championship game but a 3-15 run in the final 4 minutes led to a 43-54 win for Lapwai Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the LCSC Activity Center in Lewiston.Madison Shears puts up a shot against Lapwai at District.
Lapwai opened the game by taking a 2-7 lead but Madison Shears hit a 3 then stole the inbounds pass and scored again to tie the game. Lapwai answered with a basket but another 3 by Shears gave Prairie their first lead at 10-9. Lapwai closed the quarter with 4 straight points for a 10-13 lead.
Lapwai opened the second quarter with a basket that was answered by a 3 from India Peery. Lapwai scored again then Prairie had a 5-0 run to retake the lead. Ellea Uhlenkott and Peery each scored a free throw then Peery hit another 3 for an 18-17 lead.
Lapwai scored 7 of the next 8 points to take a 19-24 lead but Peery cut it to 2 at the half by banking in a 3-pointer at the buzzer to make it 22-24.
Peery opened the second half with a pair of baskets. The first after a steal and the second came on a putback as Prairie took a 26-24 lead. Lapwai then tied it but Uhlenkott scored on a drive to the hoop to put Prairie back on top.
Lapwai tied it again but Shears put Prairie back into the lead with 2 free throws. Lapwai then took the lead back on a Sayq’is Greene 3-pointer. Grace Sobotta then hit a pair of free throws to make it a 3-point lead. Those two would figure heavily into Lapwai’s fourth quarter rally.
A steal by Delanie Lockett led to a basket by Peery that cut the deficit to 1 point at the end of the third quarter, 32-33.
Glory Sobotta sank 4 straight free throws to open the fourth quarter and give Lapwai a 5-point lead.
Prairie got back into it when Ciara Chaffee made a pass from the post back out to Shears at the 3-point line for a 3-pointer. Shears then stole the inbounds pass and scored a lay-up to tie the score at 37-37.
Neither side scored for almost 2 minutes until Shears hit another 3 that bounced at least twice on the rim before dropping in to give Prairie a 40-37 lead with 4:33 to play.
Grace Sobotta hit a free throw to cut the lead to 2 then Lapwai started bombing away. Greene hit a pair of back-to-back 3’s that gave Lapwai a 40-44 lead. 
Chaffee scored on a hook shot to cut the lead to 2 then it was Grace Sobotta’s turn for back-to-back 3’s to give Lapwai a 42-50 lead with 2:10 to play.
Prairie scored just 1 point in the final 2 minutes, a free throw by Shears, as Lapwai wound up winning by 11.
Shears and Peery scored 19 points each to carry the scoring load for Prairie. The Pirates got just 5 points from the rest of the team, 3 by Uhlenkott and 2 by Chaffee.
Prairie had a 31-30 edge on the boardfs with Kristin Wemhoff coming off the bench to pull down 8 rebounds to lead the team.
Uhlenkott, Peery and Shears each had 2 steals while Lockett had 3 assists.
The Pirates were 15 for 42 from the field, 36%, and 6 for 10 at the line, 60%. Lapwai was 20 for 54 from the field, 37%, and 8 for 10 at the line, 80%.
Prairie had 24 turnovers to just 12 for Lapwai.
The Pirates will take a 17-4 record into the state tournament. They will play District 4 champion Raft River in their opener at 12:15 PST Thursday, Feb. 20 at Columbia High School in Nampa.
Prairie   10 12 10 11 -43
Lapwai 13 11   9 21 -54
Prairie-Lockett 0-3, 0-0, 0; Shears 6-11, 3-4, 19; Uhlenkott 1-5, 1-2, 3; Peery 7-18, 2-4, 19; Chaffee 1-2, 0-0, 2; Wemhoff 0-2, 0-0, 0; Schlader 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Shears 4, Peery 3.
Lapwai-Gr. Sobotta 4-13, 3-4, 13; Gl. Sobotta 2-6, 4-4, 8; Lussoro 4-9, 0-0, 9; J. Gould 1-5, 0-0, 2; Mitchell 5-13, 0-0, 10; Greene 4-4, 0-0, 11; L. Gould 0-4, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Greene 3, Gr. Sobotta 2, Lussoro.

India Peery brings the ball upcourt against Lapwai with the Prairie cheerleaders in the background.

Kristin Wemhoff with the ball after making a steal against Lapwai. Also shown are India Peery and Tara Schlader.

Madison Shears looks to pass in the District Championship game.

India Peery looks to shoot against Lapwai. Also shown is Kristin Wemhoff.

Kristin Wemhoff puts up a 3-point shot against Lapwai.

JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated. 
*indicates league game
19-Kamiah, here*, won 84-9
21-Orofino, there, won 64-25
25-Lewiston JV, there, won 93-64
26-Grangeville, there, lost 45-47
  3-Genesee, here*, won 57-33
  6-Grangeville, here, Idaho County Shootout, V only, 6:00 p.m., won 43-34
  9-JV vs. Deary, here, 6 p.m.
10-C.V., there, 1/2 JV game, won 77-29
12-Salmon River, there, V only, 6 pm MST,  won 53-35
14-Troy Quad, here*, V only, 1p.m., won 67-23
19-Lapwai, here*, lost 48-66
26-28-JV at Avista JV Christmas Tournament at Lewiston, 1:30 p.m.
  6-Lewiston JV & Sacajawea 9th grade, here, postponed due to snow
  8-JV at Jenifer 9th grade, 5 p.m.
  9-Kamiah, there*, 1/2 JV, won 50-15
10-Salmon River, here, 5 p.m., cancelled due to weather
11-Troy Quad, there*, V only, 5:30 p.m., postponed due to weather
13-Genesee, there*, postponed due to weather
16-Lapwai, there*, V only, 7:30 p.m., lost 42-60
17-Potlatch, there*, won 92-37
20-Genesee, there, 4:30 p.m., rescheduling of Jan. 13 game, won 71-56
21-Orofino, here, V only, 6 p.m., won 63-18
22-Lewiston JV here, 5 p.m., rescheduling of Jan. 6 cancelled game, won 70-29
27-JV vs. Deary, there, 5 p.m.
28-Troy, there, rescheduled from Jan. 11, won 58-31
30-C.V., here*, V only, 6:30 p.m., won 88-31
Feb. 1-Potlatch, here*, 1 p.m., Senior Night, won 71-9
Feb. 4-12 -District at LCSC, beat Kamiah 68-10 and Genesee 48-33.
Feb. 11-District Championship vs. Lapwai, 7:30 p.m. at LCSC, lost 43-54
20-22-State at Nampa (Columbia High School), Open against Raft River at 12:15 p.m. PST Thursday, Feb. 20.
In italics are changes and JV game additions

Prairie Junior High 2020 Jr. High Volleyball Schedule
Games start at 4:30
19-Orofino, here, 4 p.m.
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