Friday's prep roundup: Cornell's 12 off the bench leads Pine Creek

Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
By Brent W. New - Published: December 13, 2013 | 11:20 pm 0


Pine Creek 62, Niwot 44

At Fairview: Off the bench, Pine Creek senior Caleb Cornell scored nine of his 12 points from outside the arc Friday and the Eagles (2-2) bounced back and earned a split decision at the Fairview Festival Tournament.

Following a loss to Fairview in the tournament opener, Cornell led Pine Creek's 3-point shooting (41 percent) with a 3-for-5 performance of his own Friday.

It might have been the breakout game Cornell needed after he'd scored a combined six points in the previous three games.

Friday, his shooting helped the Eagles build a 28-21 halftime lead and extend it to 44-30 by the end of the third quarter.

He wasn't the only bright spot for the Eagles. Grant Morin and Jo Jo Domann each scored eight points, and Joey Black added seven points and nine rebounds in the win.


Peyton 60, Elbert 10

At Peyton: Chris Epps scored 18, Matt Martinez added 13 points and Peyton (3-0) crushed Elbert (0-4).

The last time the Panthers held an opponent under 20 points was in December 2009 when they lost to Salida 18-10.


Pikes Peak Chr. 55, Colorado Springs School 50

At PPC: Senior Alex Miller led three teammates in double figures with all 18 of his points coming from behind the arc, and Pikes Peak Christian (3-1) held on to beat the Colorado Springs School (2-1).

The Eagles jumped out to a 21-12 lead after the first quarter and held on to beat the Kodiaks for the third consecutive time.

Seth Euken scored 17 and Mater Waters added 11 points in the win; Kodiaks forward Hunter Golden scored 18 points - but CSS could never make up for the fact it couldn't hit a 3 while the Eagles hit 10.


Liberty 54, Prarie View 41

At Fairview: AJ Bohuslavsky scored 19 and Dallin Page added 14 points, as Liberty (3-2) went 2-1 in the Fairview Festival Tournament.

The Lancers face the area's second-seeded 4A team, Lewis-Palmer (4-1) on Tuesday.



Air Academy 53, Rampart 24

At Air Academy: With four returning state qualifiers back on the mat, Air Academy rolled past Rampart with six pins.

Justin Petrash, who finished fourth at state in the 285-weight class last season, led the way and pinned Caobhin Falvey in 42 seconds.

Meanwhile, Air Academy's other returning state qualifiers did a lot of the same. Ben Self (195) pinned Nicholas Dunham in 46 seconds, Garrett Burch (113) pinned Cody Roth in 2:24 and Austin Sethman won by forfeit.

For Rampart, Jose Toledo recorded the team's lone pin, dropping Tommy Olson in 1:01.



Palmer Ridge 50, Chatfield 29

At Chatfield: Ali Meyer continued her hot start to the season with another crushing performance.

Meyer, a senior, scored 21 points and grabbed 18 rebounds (12 offensive boards) in a no-doubter for Pikes Peak region 4A No. 3 Palmer Ridge (4-1).

"We actually didn't shoot very well, but we kept at it and made some second chances go down and kept plays alive," said Bears coach Dennis Coates, whose team shot 32 percent from the field. "We did some things right, but we have a ways to go."

Freshman Sam Rippley added 13 points and seven steals in the win.


Manitou Springs 79, James Irwin 35

At Manitou Springs: In the long line of Megyeris that have come through Manitou Springs High School over the years, freshman Shelby Megyeri carried on the family's excellence Friday.

After finishing her season on the varsity volleyball team in the fall, Megyeri scored 20 points, sophomore Brooke Garretson added 19 and the 3A No. 3 Mustangs (2-2) evened their record after a blowout win against James Irwin (0-5).

In the loss, sophomore Moriah Ceballes did provide one of the few highlights for James Irwin, recording a triple-double with 13 points, 12 rebounds and 10 steals.

Ceballes has averaged 14 points, seven rebounds and nearly four steals a game this season.


Colorado Springs School 38, Front Range Christian 30

At CSS: Nataya Stepleton led with 14 points, Kendra Baucom added nine and CSS (2-0) won its second consecutive game to start the season.

The Kodiaks avenged their 39-30 loss to Front Range Christian last season.



Manitou Springs 130, St. Mary's 48

At St. Mary's: Manitou Springs swept the top spots in its second meet of the season and took another step in what could be an historic season for its girls' swim program.

Freshmen Kethrys Buffa and Emily Dolloff-Holt led the way and combined for six wins on Friday.

Buffa won the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle, Dolloff-Holt won the 200 and 500 freestyle and both were a strong leg in wins in the 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays.

Meanwhile, sophomore Veronica Morin also put in a leg in the 200-yard relays, and won the 100 backstroke and 100 butterfly.



Regis Jesuit 9, Cheyenne Mountain 0

At Family Sports Hamilton Rink: Cheyenne Mountain goalie Ryan McCann followed his first shutout performance of the season by giving up nine goals to Regis on Friday.

McCann made 26 saves on 35 shots, while the Indians (2-3) managed only four shots of their own.

McCann has stopped 83.3 percent of the 186 shots he's face this season.


Lewis-Palmer 8, Standley Lake 0

At CSC East Rink: Eight players scored as the area's second-ranked hockey team made a bold statement over Standley Lake.

Lewis-Palmer (2-1) scored three goals in 96 seconds in the first period to set the tone.

In all, the Rangers put 36 shots on net, while Marcus Smith made 16 saves on the other end in the shutout.

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