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Basketball roundup: GHS girls win CIL opener

Rhett Schlader

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Rhett Schlader

COTTONWOOD — For their 10th win of the season, Prairie’s girls limited Grangeville’s offense and finished a season sweep of the Bulldogs with a 19-point triumph, 51-32, last Friday night, Dec. 19. For Prairie, Hailey Danly scored a game-high 10 points.

Up next, Grangeville (4-4) will play at the Coeur d’Alene Christmas Tournament set to run Dec. 29-31 with games at 10 a.m. each day.

Prairie (10-1) is off until Jan. 6, when the Pirates are set to visit Moscow.

Grangeville 46, Orofino 17

GRANGEVILLE — Orofino mustered just five points during the first half of the Central Idaho League opener last Wednesday night, Dec. 17. The outcome was not in doubt after an 11-2 run during the first quarter put GHS squarely in control of what became a 46-17 victory.

Addie Lutz (16 points) and Hailey Sullivan (10) paced Grangeville’s offense.

CV 55, Troy 35

TROY — Clearwater Valley hammered the Trojans with an 18-4 first quarter last Thursday, Dec. 18, on the strength of Felicia Reuben’s 16 points.

Raelynn Schlieper scored 14 and Savannah McHone added 13 in the blowout.

Prairie 46, Genesee 31

GENESEE — Prairie’s forwards overpowered host Genesee during a battle of Whitepine League girls. With the win, Prairie clung to second place in the WPL — a position cemented, for now, when Genesee lost again the next night in Lapwai.

For Prairie, Shayla VonBargen (16 points) and Kayla Schumacher (10) carried the bulk of the scoring load.

For Genesee or Prairie to unseat Lapwai, the Wildcats would have to drop two league games. Lapwai is set to visit Genesee and Prairie Jan. 21 and Jan. 22, respectively.

Grangeville 59, Kendrick 26

GRANGEVILLE — After smoking Colton 51-33, the GHS boys gave 1AD2 Kendrick no quarter when the Tigers came to town last Friday, Dec. 19.

Michael Wilson scored 20 points against Kendrick, having totaled 21 against Colton.

Up next, Grangeville (6-1) will play at the Clarkston Christmas Tournament Dec. 29-30, with games slated for noon each day.

Lapwai 69, CV 29

LAPWAI — The Wildcats had the run of play last Friday night, Dec. 19, and, with 10 points, forward Kamm Mangun was the only Ram to break through for double-digits. Lapwai remains one of just two teams still undefeated in the Whitepine League.

CV was outscored 34-11 during the first half.

Prairie 60, Kamiah 26

COTTONWOOD — Prairie’s multipronged attack — with Rhett Schlader (16 points), Jake Bruner (14) and Lucas Arnzen (13) leading the way — scorched the Kubs. But the PHS defense proved decisive. Though the Pirates allowed 10 points to Taylor McAlister last Thursday night, Dec. 18, Prairie yielded just one point during the first quarter and built a 38-9 halftime lead.

Prairie 71, Genesee 40

GENESEE — Rhett Schlader scored 34 points and lifted the Pirates to over the previously unbeaten Bulldogs. PHS outscored Genesee 43-19 during the first half.

Terran Peery notched 11 points as Prairie’s only other double-digit scorer.

Up next, Prairie (5-0, 3-0 Whitepine League) Prairie is set to play at the Coeur d’Alene INN-vitational Holiday Classic Dec. 29-31.

Summit 80, Timberline 40

CRAIGMONT — Josh Lustig (21 points), Tyler Krogh (15), Nathan Beckman (14) and Patrick Chmelik (10) paced the Patriots to their third win the Whitepine League’s lower division.

Outscoring Timberline 20-4 during the first quarter and accelerating with 23 points apiece during each of the second and third quarters, Summit booked its highest score of the season against the winless Spartans.

Up next, Summit (5-1, 3-1 Whitepine League) are off for Christmas and are set to return to action Jan. 3 at Logos.


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