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Orofino tips Kamiah, Pirates pop GHS girls

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KHS co-high scorer Ashley Flerchinger nets two of her seven under defensive pressure from an Orofino player. Flerchinger, a junior, finished with seven points on the night, as did Kamiah junior Chynna Wilcox.

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KHS co-high scorer Ashley Flerchinger nets two of her seven under defensive pressure from an Orofino player. Flerchinger, a junior, finished with seven points on the night, as did Kamiah junior Chynna Wilcox.



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Kamiah sophomore center Sandy Carter takes the ball strong to the hoop with a dribble-drive early in Kamiah’s Nov. 28 home game against Orofino.

Orofino’s ace, Mayra Rodriguez, tallied a three-pointer late in the first half of the Maniacs 43-27 win over the Kubs Monday night, Nov. 28.

It was a key hoop, as Kamiah had rolled back Orofino’s 12-6 lead, with Sandy Carter’s layup and Chelsea Robinson’s free throws lifting KHS within 15-12.

Orofino widened it back to nine, 21-12, during the final minute of the second quarter, but KHS rallied again during the third.

After Ashley Flerchinger sank a three-pointer, KHS cut it to four, 23-19, on a free throw.

Rodriguez then keyed another Orofino burst, outjumping three Kubs to grab an offensive rebound and then to lay it up for a 28-19 Maniacs lead.

During the third quarter, Rodriguez overpowered one defender with her dribble and sidestepped another to score. On Orofino’s next possession, she took it end-to-end and scored.

Rodriguez totaled 17 points and Lexi Schwartz also notched double-digits with 10 points.

Flerchinger paced Kamiah with seven. Chynna Wilcox, who also scored seven for KHS, got three of hers on a three-pointer late in the fourth.

Earlier in the week, Highland held off Kamiah 41-37 on Tuesday night, Nov. 22.

Up next for Kamiah (1-4) is a visit to Whitepine League powerhouse Lapwai on Friday night, Dec. 2. The Kamiah girls visited Clearwater Valley for the annual Upriver Rampage on Tuesday night, Nov. 29 — too late for the print deadline. Find photos and results online at idahocountyfreepress.com.

Tidwell, Peery post double-figures: PHS rolls

COTTONWOOD — In a partial preview of this Saturday’s Idaho County Shootout, Prairie defended its home court furiously, shutting out Grangeville during the first quarter of a 41-27 Pirates win on Nov. 22.

The Bulldogs struck back with an 11-4 run during the third quarter, which trimmed Prairie’s lead to two points, 23-21, starting the fourth.

It remained a two-possession game until midway through the fourth, though the Pirates wound up outscoring Grangeville 33-19 from the field.

McKenzie Kennedy keyed GHS with eight points including a four-for-four showing at the foul line, but Prairie’s Kylie Tidwell tallied the game-high with 12 points.

The Lewiston Tribune noted Josie Peery also had a double-digit statistic with 12 rebounds.

Up next, Prairie (3-0) is set to host Whitepine League rival Genesee on Friday night, Dec. 2, with the JV at 6 p.m. and the varsity to follow.

Grangeville (1-2) will host McCall on Friday night, Dec. 2.

On Saturday, Dec. 3, Grangeville and Prairie boys and girls varsity squads will face off at the annual Idaho County Shootout, with the girls at 6 p.m. and the boys to follow.

Wildcats double SRHS

LAPWAI — Three LHS players scored the bulk of the points on Nov. 22, with Iris Domebo (22), Koyama Young (18) and Amil Mitchell (18) lifting the Wildcats to an 86-40 win over Salmon River. Lapwai’s second wave added 28, and while Savages standout Maddy Tucker tallied 22 including four threes, SRHS scoring tailed off as the game wore on.

Down nine after the first quarter, Salmon River trailed 42-26 at the half and Lapwai surged, 28-7, during the third quarter.

Up next, Salmon River (2-1) is set to visit Orofino on Thursday, Dec. 1, and to host Lapwai on Saturday, Dec. 3. Both the boys and girls will be in action both nights, with the JV boys opening at 4 p.m. at Orofino and tipping off at 3 p.m. at Lapwai, with the varsity games to follow.



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