Pirates finish 4th at District
The Prairie Pirates basketball season came to an end in the District Tournament as they lost in the third place game, finishing in 4th place. On Wednesday, Feb. 23, they edged Potlatch 37-35 to advance to the third place game. On Thursday, Feb. 24, they lost to Logos 36-42. Both games were played at the Lewiston High School gym.
Vs. Potlatch
The game against Potlatch was  streaky game as Prairie jumped out to double digit leads twice, only to have Potlatch rally back to make it close. Morgan Poxleitner looks to receive a pass against Potlatch at District. Also shown is Shane Hanson.
Prairie opened the game with a 7-0 run on a putback by Lee Forsmann, a 3 by Lane Schumacher and a lay-up by Wyatt Ross that was the result of a steal by Shane Hanson.
Potlatch finally scored at the 2:21 mark but Zach Rambo answered with a drive to the hoop. After another Potlatch score, Rambo and Schumacher each scored a lay-up to give Prairie a 13-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.
A putback by Forsmann opened the second quarter scoring. A steal by Colton McElroy led to a 3-point play by Schumacher. Hanson then scored on a midrange jumper to make it 20-4 with 4:43 left in the half.
At that point Potlatch put together their first scoring streak. They scored 12 straight points to cut the lead to 20-16 with big man Jaxon Vowels scoring  8 of those points.
Schumacher was fouled on a desperation shot at the buzzer and made 2 of the 3 free throws to give Prairie a 22-16 halftime lead.
Vowels scored to open the second half then Prairie put together an 8-0 run to take a 12-point lead. Ross started it by driving the baseline for a lay-up. Forsmann made a lay-up and a free throw. Rambo then converted a 3-point play for a 30-18 lead with 2:42 left in the third quarter.
Potlatch scored with 1:05 left to make it 30-20 and that’s where the score stood entering the fourth quarter.
At the 4:31 mark of the fourth quarter Ross scored a free throw after making a steal for a 33-25 lead.
Potlatch then scored the next 6 points to cut the lead to 2 at 33-31 with 3:21 left.
Rambo scored at the 2:35 mark to make it 35-31. Vowels then scored twice on lay-ups to tie the game at 35-35 with 1:05 to play.
With 52 seconds left Ross made the first of a 1 and 1 to give Prairie a 36-35 lead.
Potlatch, for some reason, never went back to Vowels in the final minute and it cost them. Kyle Schwartz wound up with the ball after a missed shot by the Loggers and was fouled with 15 seconds left. He made the first of 2 free throws for a 37-35 lead.
The best shot Potlatch could come up with in the final 15 seconds was a missed 3-point shot at the buzzer by freshman Everett Lovell.
Rambo wound up as the Pirates’ leading scorer with 11 points while Schumacher scored 10. Forsmann scored 7, Ross 6, Hanson 2 and Schwartz 1.
Prairie had a 33-32 edge on the boards. Schumacher led the Pirates with 11 rebounds with Forsmann adding 8.
Rambo had 2 steals while 6 other Pirates had 1 each. Rambo and Schumacher each had 3 assists.
Prairie was 14 for 46 from the field, 30%, and 8 for 17 at the line, 47%. Potlatch was 14 for 40 from the field, 35%, and 3 for 5 at the line, 60%.
Vowels led the Loggers in scoring with 18 points while Jack Clark added 12.
Prairie had 12 turnovers in the game compared to 14 for Potlatch.
Prairie    13   9 8   7 -37
Potlatch   4 12 4 15 -35
Prairie-Ross 2-4, 2-8, 6; Schwartz 0-3, 1-2, 1; Rambo 5-9, 1-1, 11; Schumacher 3-14, 3-4, 10; Forsmann 3-10, 1-2, 7; Poxleitner 0-0, 0-0, 0; Hanson 1-4, 0-0, 2; Wemhoff 0-1, 0-0, 0; McElroy 0-1, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schumacher.
Potlatch-Brown 0-3, 0-0, 0; Clark 5-9, 0-1, 12; Vowels 8-17, 0-0, 18; McManus 0-4, 0-0, 0; Barnes 0-1, 0-0, 0; Lovell 1-3, 2-2, 4; Amos 0-3, 1-2, 1. 3-pointers-Clark 2, Vowels 2.

Vs. Logos
In the third place game against Logos, the Pirates led only once, at 3-2 after a basket by Schumacher.
Lee Forsmann chases after a loose ball in the Logos game. Also shown is Lane Schumacher.Logos took the lead on a 3 by Roman Nuttbrock but Schwartz tied it with a drive to the hoop at the 3:00 mark of the first quarter.
Nuttbrock then scored 6 straight points for Logos to give them the lead for good. Schumacher hit a 3 late in the first quarter to cut the deficit to 8-11 at the end of the first quarter.
Nuttbrock opened the second quarter with a 3 but Schumacher responded with a 3 of his own. Rambo made a free throw to cut the lead to 2 but another 3 by Nuttbrock made it 12-17.
Rambo scored on a drive to the hoop but Logos answered with 5 straight points for a 14-22 lead with 1:15 left in the half.
Schumacher made 4 straight free throws in the final 25 seconds of the half to make it 18-22 at the break.
A free throw by Ross and a jumper from the elbow by Rambo cut the deficit to 1 at 21-22 early in the third quarter.
After a basket by Logos, Schumacher made a 3 to tie the game at 24.
Logos then scored 8 straight points to take the lead for good.
Rambo broke the run with a 3 with 1:52 left in the third but Logos made a pair of free throws to take a 27-34 lead into the fourth quarter.
Three times the Pirates were able to cut the lead to 6 in the fourth quarter but could get no closer as the Knights had an answer each time.
The final 6 point margin came with 51 seconds left when Schumacher scored on a drive to make it 36-42.
The Pirates had some opportunities after that but missed on several shots and that wound up as the final score.
Schumacher scored 20 points to lead the Pirates. Rambo added 11 on a night where he missed a lot of shots he normally makes. Schwartz and Forsmann scored 2 each and Ross scored 1.
Nuttbrock led the Knights with 24 points with no one else scoring more than 5.
Prairie had a 44-31 edge on the boards led by Rambo with 12 and Forsmann with 11. Schumacher added 8 rebounds.
Schumacher had 2 steals and Ross had 3 assists.
Prairie was 11 for 53 from the field, 21%, and 9 for 14 at the line, 64%. Logos was 15 for 47 from the field, 32%, and 6 for 10 at the line, 60%.
Prairie ends their season with a record of 17-7
Prairie   8 10   9 9 -36
Logos 11 11 12 8 -42
Prairie-Ross 0-4, 1-2, 1; Schwartz 1-4, 0-0, 2; Rambo 4-18, 2-4, 11; Schumacher 6-20, 4-4, 20; Forsmann 0-7, 2-4, 2; Hanson 0-0, 0-0, 0; Poxleitner 0-0, 0-0, 0. 3-pointers-Schumacher 3, Rambo.
Logos-Nuttbrock 9-19, 1-1, 24; Wilson 1-5, 0-0, 2; Casebolt 2-11, 0-0, 4; Whitling 0-2, 0-1, 0; Driskill 0-4, 2-3, 2; Elmore 2-4, 0-2, 5; Druffel 1-2, 3-3, 5. 3-pointers-Nuttbrock 5, Elmore.

Lane Schumacher sites in a 3-point shot against Potlatch.

Kyle Schwartz makes a jump stop between two Potlatch players at District. 

Colton McElroy with the ball in the Potlatch game.

Matt Wemhoff puts up a 3-pont shot against Potlatch.

Zach Rambo contorts his way to the hoop for a lay-up against Logos. Also shown are Lee Forsmann, left, and Shane Hanson, right.

Lane Schumacher drives into the lane past a Logos defender.

Wyatt Ross looks to shoot against Logos.


JV games start at 6 p.m., varsity to follow unless indicated
*indicates league game
  3-Grangeville, there, 7:30, Idaho County Shootout, won 40-37
  6-Timberline, here, won 67-32
  8-JV at Clarkston, 6:30 p.m., won, no score available
  9-Lapwai*, here, C-JV-V, 4:30 p.m., lost 40-84
11-Genesee*, there, won 59-40
13-Orofino, here, C-JV-V, 4:30 p.m. , won 76-49
16-C.V.*, there, won 66-49
17-Potlatch*, there, 4:30 & 6, won 53-49
  4-Timberline, there, won 56-24
  7-C vs. Clarkston, here, 6:30 p.m., lost 31-36
  8-Troy* Quad, there, JV-4, V-5:30, won 62-31
10-C at Lewiston, 7:30 p.m.
11-Kamiah*, there, lost 38-44
14-Logos*, here, won 59-56 in overtime
20-Lapwai*, there, C-JV-V, 4:30 p.m., lost 69-110
21-Troy, here, won 56-29
22-Genesee*, here, 1 & 2:30, won 61-42

26-C vs. Lewiston, here, 7:30 p.m.
27-C.V.*, here, 1/2 JV game starts at 5 p.m., varsity at 6 p.m., won 58-53
 28-Potlatch*, here, 4:30 & 6, won 50-27
  1-Kamiah*, here, postponed due to illness at Kamaih
  7-Kamiah*, here, 6 p.m., rescheduled from Feb. 1, lost 38-48

  8-Grangeville, here, C-JV-V, 4:30 p.m., Senior Night, rescheduled from Jan. 24, won 38-36
11-Logos*, there, lost 55-63
14-Orofino, there, C-JV-V, 4:30 p.m., won 36-34
16-District opener vs. CV, won 74-47
21-District semifinal vs. Kamiah, lost 35-44
23-District lower-out game against Potlatch, won 37-35
24-District third place game against Logos, 7 p.m., lost 36-42, season over

14-Kendrick, there, V-JVm 4 p.m.
17-C.V., there, 4:30 p.m.
18-Kamiah, there, 4:30 p.m.
22-vs. Lapwai @ Clearwater Park, 4:30 p.m.
24-26-Southfork Slugfest at C.V.
31-at Pomeroy (2), 4 & 6 p.m.
12-Lewis County, here (2 league) 3:30 & 5:30 p.m.
15-Genesee, there (2 league) 3:30 & 5:30 p.m.
19-Timberline, there (2 league) 3 & 5 p.m.
23-Troy, here (2 league) 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
26-Kamiah, here, 4:30 p.m.
28-Kendrick, here, V-JV, 4 p.m.
30-Potlatch, here (2 league), 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
  3-C.V., here, 4:30 p.m.
  6-Lapwai, here, 4:30 p.m.
10-District play-in at higher seed, 4:30 p.m.
13-14-District at Orofino
20-21-State at Caldwell


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