lose on Senior Night
The Prairie Pirates won the first quarter on Senior Night against Lapwai Friday, Feb. 14, but lost the other 3 quarters as they fell 66-84 in the final regular season game.
All 5 seniors started and each one scored at least one basket in the opening quarter. Seniors are Damian Forsmann, Sam Mager, Owen Anderson, Hayden Uhlenkott and Derik Shears.
Lapwai took a 0-5 lead but Prairie came back to tie it at 10 as Anderson hit a 15 foot shot, Forsmann sank a 3, Shears scored inside and Uhlenkott hit a 3 that tied it with 3:47 left in the quarter.
Lapwai took back the lead with a 3 but Mager then got on the scored board to cut the lead to 1.
After a 3-point play by Lapwai’s Titus Yearout, Prairie responded with a 6-0 run to end the first quarter. Shears and Uhlenkott each drove to the hoop for a lay-up and Forsmann stole the ball and scored in transition to make it 18-16 at the quarter break.
Forsmann opened the second quarter scoring with a 3 then Lapwai hit a 3. Cole Schlader drive in for a lay-up and the Forsmann hit another 3 to make it 26-19.
At that point the senior night adrenalin rush must have gone away as the Pirates went stone cold from the field scoring just 2 free throws by Mager over the final 5:50 of the half. Lapwai closed the half with a 2-20 run for a 28-39 halftime lead.
The game went back and forth in the third quarter with the Wildcats outscoring the Pirates by just 1 point, 19-20. Forsmann scored 5 points in the quarter for the Pirates while Mager, Anderson and Schlader each scored 4.
Mager scored after a steal to open the quarter and make it a 9 point game but Prairie couldn’t get any closer than that.
Anderson scored to open the fourth quarter and cut the lead to 10 but Lapwai then went on a 3-11 run with Prairie’s only points coming on a 3 by Forsmann. Prairie never got closer than 15 the rest of the way.
Forsmann wound up with 27 points and hit seven 3-pointers, 1 shy of the school record of eight 3-pointers in a game. Mager, Anderson, Shears and Schlader each added 8 points while Uhlenkott scored 7.
Defensively Prairie did a good job on high scoring Lapwai guard Titus Yearout in the first half, holding him to just 5 points. He scored 15 in the second half though to wind up as Lapwai’s leading scorer.
Lapwai had a 31-38 advantage on the boards. Mager led the Pirates with 9 rebounds.
Uhlenkott and Forsmann each had 3 steals and Anderson and Forsmann each had 3 assists.
Prairie was 27 for 61 from the field, 44%, and 4 for 14 at the line, 29%. Lapwai was 30 for 61 from the field, 49%, and 13 for 17 at the line, 76%.
Prairie ends the regular season with a 12-7 record, 7-5 in league play, good for third place. There is a good possibility they could play Lapwai again on Wednesday, Feb. 19, at District as Lapwai goes in as the #2 seed.
The JV team had a rough first quarter against Lapwai and lost 52-63 to end their season.
Prairie took a 7-4 lead as Lane Schumacher scored 5 points. After that though Lapwai outscored Prairie 2-18 with Tyler Wemhoff scoring Prairie’s 2 points in that span. Prairie trailed 11-25 at the end of the first quarter.
Kyle Schwartz hit a pair of 3-pointers in the second quarter and Wyatt Ross, Schumacher and John Gehring scored 2 each as Lapwai took a 23-39 lead by halftime.
Prairie gained 2 points on Lapwai in the third quarter, outscoring them 15-13. Wemhoff scored 5 for Prairie in the quarter with Schwartz and Schumacher scoring 3 each.
In the fourth quarter Prairie put together a rally to cut the lead down to 5 points. Wemhoff scored a free throw and Schumacher a 3 to start the quarter. After a Lapwai 3-pointer, Ross and Schumacher each scored a basket to cut the deficit to 9. After a Lapwai basket Schumacher scored a basket, Wemhoff sank 2 free throws and then scored another basket to get Prairie within 5 at 52-57 with 2:37 to play.
At that point the rally stalled and Prairie went scoreless the rest of the way as they couldn’t get a shot to drop. Lapwai scored the game’s final 6 points to win by 11.
Schumacher scored 17 to lead the JV’s and Wemhoff added 14. Schwartz scored 9, Ross 6 and Gehring 5.
Lapwai controlled the boards 34-48. Gehring led the Pirates with 14 rebounds.
Ross had 4 steals and 3 assists while Gehring and Wemhoff had 3 steals each.
Prairie was 20 for 60 from the field, 33%, and 6 for 16 at the line, 38%. Lapwai was 26 for 62 from the field, 42%, and 4 for 6 at the line, 67%.
Lapwai also won the C game 33-54.
Prairie 18 10 19 19 -66
Lapwai 16 23 20 25 -84
Prairie-Forsmann 10-20, 0-3, 27; Mager 3-7, 2-2, 8; Anderson 4-10, 0-2, 8; Uhlenkott 3-6, 0-0, 7; Shears 3-7, 2-5, 8; Schlader 4-11, 0-0, 8. 3-pointers-Forsmann 7, Uhlenkott.
Lapwai-Yearout 8-15, 3-4, 20; Taylor 5-12, 0-0, 13; Mitchell 5-7, 0-1, 13; Henry 4-12, 7-8, 18; AJ Ellenwood 0-3, 1-2, 1; Benunzio 3-4, 0-0, 3; Sobotta 2-2, 0-0, 4; Ellenwood-Jones 0-3, 0-0, 0; Brown 1-1, 0-0, 2; S. Ellenwood 1-1, 0-0, 2; ThreeIrons 1-1, 0-0, 2. 3-pointers-Taylor 3, Benunzio 3, Henry 2, Mitchell 2, Yearout.
PIRATES BOYS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2019-20
*indicates league game
7-St. Maries, there, 4 p.m., lost 57-80
9-JV vs. Deary, here, 6:30 p.m.
10-C.V., here*, plus C vs. St. John Bosco, 4:30 p.m., won 71-64
12-Salmon River, there, V only 7:30 MST, won 67-36
14-Troy Quad, here, JV-4, V-5:30, won 59-51
17-Kamiah, here*, lost 53-59
20-Genesee, there*, won 76-45
7-Grangeville, there, C/JV/V, 4:30 p.m., won 69-50
8-C team vs. Jenifer 9th grade, there, 6:30 p.m.
10-Salmon River, here, V only, 6:30, cancelled due to weather
11-Troy Quad, there*, JV-1, V-2:30, postponed due to weather
14-Lapwai, here*, C/JV/V, 4:30 p.m., postponed due to weather
16-Lapwai, there, varsity only, 6 p.m., rescheduled from 1-14, lost 56-86
17-Potlatch, here*, plus C vs. St. John Bosco, 4:30 p.m., lost 43-63
18-Orofino, there, JV-1, V-2:30, won 76-60
23-Genesee, here*, plus C vs. St. John Bosco, 4:30 p.m., won 68-55
28-C.V., there*, won 76-61
29-Troy, there, 6:00 p.m., rescheduled from 1-11, won 70-64 in OT
31-Potlatch, there*, lost26-49
7-Kamiah, there*, won 50-39
14-Lapwai, here*, C/JV/V, 4:30 p.m., changed to home game due to moving 1/16 game to there, moved from 11th to 14th to avoid girls district championship conflict, lost 66-84
18-25-District at LCSC, vs. Genesee at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18, won 52-45, details next week. To play Lapwai at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 18.
27-State Play-In at Post Falls
29-State Play-In at Weiser
March 5-7-State at Vallivue High School, Caldwel