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.
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.
Kristin Wemhoff puts up a 3-point shot against Lapwai.
PIRATES GIRLS BASKETBALL SCHEDULE FOR 2019-2020
*indicates league game
21-Orofino, there, won 64-25
25-Lewiston JV, there, won 93-64
26-Grangeville, there, lost 45-47
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.
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