Published: January 17, 2014
Widefield 86, Woodland Park 41
At Widefield: Junior Ray Ibarra had a career-high 25 points in his second game back from a knee injury suffered earlier this month and sophomore Jymon Garretson added 15, as Widefield (4-11, 3-2 4A CSML) won for the second time in three games.
"We've had a lot of injuries and a lot of people sick," assistant coach Bryant Perryman said. "It's a big win coming out and giving our guys some confidence."
The 86 points was the Gladiators largest output of the season. Ibarra added five assist, Jordan Phillips scored 11 points and had five steals and Leon Clemons scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds.
Woodland Park (2-11, 0-2) was led by Dakota Herman's 10 points.
Cheyenne Mountain 77, Lewis-Palmer 56
At Cheyenne Mountain: There's only one school that may have enjoyed Cheyenne Mountain's win as much as the Indians did - Montana State.
Ghassan Nehme, who signed with the college in the fall, scored 43 points as Pikes Peak 4A No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (7-3 overall, 3-2 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) bettered Lewis-Palmer (7-5, 2-2).
Benjamin Webster had 11 points and Nathan Resty had 10 points for the Indians, who snapped a two-game skid.
The Rangers, meanwhile, let Ghassan score more points than they let Falcon in their 51-41 win Tuesday night.
Nehme is averaging 26.6 points, which leads Class 4A. Sand Creek's Dylan Clark is second at 24.6 points.
Mesa Ridge 74, Coronado 66
At Mesa Ridge: Mesa Ridge (8-6, 4-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) continued to be the class of the 4A CSML, jumping out to a 19-9 first-quarter lead and never looking back against Coronado (3-10, 0-2).
Four players scored in double digits for the Grizzlies, led by Camren Burns' 24 points. Caine Martinez scored 13 and Matt Atkins notched a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds. J.J. Cates added 10 points, three assists and two steals.
Kameron Herrod scored nine points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished four assists and had three steals.
Coronado did not report stats.
St. Mary's 69, Trinidad 63
At St. Mary's: Jimmy Velten scored a team-high 16 points, and Robert Delfeld and Ben Padrnos each added 15, as 3A No. 2 St. Mary's (8-1, 5-1 3A Tri-Peaks East) was outscored 43-37 in the second half but held on for the win.
Alex Greenly added 13 for the Pirates, who used a 17-8 second quarter to build an insurmountable lead.
Lane Velarde's 20 points for Trinidad (1-9, 1-4) led all scorers.
Florence 58, Fountain Valley 35
At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley (0-5, 0-4 Tri-Peaks West) was held to 12 points in the first half and never recovered in a league game against Florence (6-5, 3-1 3A).
Griff Shelor led the Danes with seven points and Manolo Jimenez added six in the loss.
Falcon 79, Vista Ridge 55
At Falcon: A season high in assists and steals, plus a season low in turnovers and Falcon (9-4, 2-2 4A PPAC) rebounded from a loss earlier in the week with a solid victory over Vista Ridge (5-8, 1-3).
"It was an overall team performance," coach Greg Cox said. "Looking at our scoring, it was even across the board."
The Falcons dished out 11 assists as a team, nabbed 12 steals and turned the ball over just 10 times.
"It wasn't one individual player that was dominant," Cox said. "That was our goal before the game tipped off was to put together four complete quarters."
Sand Creek 51, Air Academy 41
At Sand Creek: Mikayla Reese and Liah Davis each scored 18 points - Davis posting a double-double with 16 rebounds - as 4A No. 2 Sand Creek (9-3, 4-0 Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) continued to roll through league play.
The 10-point win over Air Academy (5-6, 1-3) was the closest margin of victory for the Scorpions through their first four conference games.
Reese and Davis each added three blocks.
Terra Murray grabbed seven rebounds and scored six points.
Kassady Huffman led Air Academy with 18 points, nine rebounds and six blocks. Kylie Barry added 12 points.
Cheyenne Mountain 42, Lewis-Palmer 30
At Lewis-Palmer: Cheyenne Mountain (2-3, 4-6 4A PPAC) held Lewis-Palmer (0-10, 0-4) to single digits in each of the first three quarters, and Sara Walters scored a team-high 13 points.
Anna Johnson grabbed nine rebounds and posted seven points for the Indians.
Lewis-Palmer, still searching for its first win, did not report stats.
Peyton 56, ECA 32
At ECA: 2A and Below No. 1 Peyton (9-1) pitched a shutout in the second quarter to pull away for good from Evangelical Christian Academy (3-6).
Shelby Patterson scored 19 and Emily Green added 12 for the Panthers.
Tori Mann scored 17 to lead the Eagles.
Kiowa 49, Calhan 44
At Calhan: Calhan (3-5, 0-1 2A Black Forest League) blew a seven-point halftime lead and was outscored 34-22 in the second half in a key league matchup.
Kiowa (6-3, 1-1) scored 16 in the third quarter and outscored the Bulldogs 18-10 in the final period.
Riley Cookson and Katie Sparks each scored 11 points for the Bulldogs, and Morgan Helton added seven points, 11 rebounds, six steals and four blocks.
Kiowa did not report stats.
Trinidad 48, St. Mary's 45
At Trinidad: 3A No. 2 St. Mary's (7-2, 5-0 3A Tri-Peaks East) scored 21 points in the fourth quarter but came up just short against Trinidad (7-2, 3-0).
Olivia Florek scored 15 points, Kathleen Resman 14 and Maggie Hartman eight for the Pirates.
Widefield 53, Woodland Park 39
At Woodland Park: Widefield (6-7, 2-2 4A CSML) overcame an early 11-7 deficit, outscored Woodland Park () 29-17 in the middle quarters and left the Panthers gym with the victory.
Lexie Comer scored 15 points for the Panthers.
Widefield did not report stats.
Mesa Ridge 72, Coronado 30
At Coronado: Two players registered double-doubles, a third posted 10 assists, and Mesa Ridge () cruised to its 12th consecutive win, 18th straight in league play.
Kylee Shook scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Sami Rudd added 14 points and 16 boards, while Babby Purnell dished out 10 assists. Tiffani Jackson had 16 points, five rebounds and three blocks.
Grand Junction-Central 40, Air Academy 32
At Air Academy: Grand Junction-Central held off Air Academy in part because of Kyle Martinez's state-record-tying pin of Cale Powers.
Martinez became just the third person in Colorado high school wrestling history to pin an opponent in four seconds when he defeated Powers in the 132-pound match. Ironically, Air Academy's Mark Heinecke also accomplished the feat during the 1996-97 second, as did Loveland's Bill Pol in 1994-95.
The Kadets got pins from Austin Sethman (138) and Justin Petrash (285).
CSCS 50, Salida 15; Cedaredge 54, CSCS 19
At Salida: Colorado Springs Christian School split a pair of dual meets.
Cameron Krautschun (170 pounds), Brian Follett (126) and Connor Craddock won both their matches in the duals. Krautschun defeated Tony Gentile of Salida 10-2 and Alejandro Alejandre of Cedaredge 9-4.
Craddock pinned Nate Lowe of Salida in the 160-pound match and returned to pin Zach Anderson of Cedaredge in the 152-pound match.
Follett pinned Salida's Kordell Redmiles in 4:59 and beat Cedaredge's Jake Ostrom by major decision, 12-4.
Hotchkiss 40, Peyton 30
At Hotchkiss: Hotchkiss edged Peyton thanks to three pins and three wins by forfeit.
Peyton's Wyatt Lee pinned Valente Campos in 26 seconds in the 132-pound match, and Kevin Mestas (160, 5:29) and Britton Holmes (126, 1:08) also won by pin for the Panthers.
Lewis-Palmer 5, Heritage 3
At CSC: With four minutes left, Dustin Jones set up Adam Schaefer, who scored the game-winning goal to give area No. 1 Lewis-Pamer (11-1) its ninth consecutive win.
Later, Julian Claudio scored for the second time in the game when he put in an empty-net goal with seven seconds remaining.
Jones and Kamren Shoup also scored for the Rangers, who are tied with Mountain Vista with 20 points atop the Peak Conference.
In net Friday, Andrew Karnes made 24 saves.
Lewis-Palmer faces Doherty on Friday.
Bishop Machebeuf 8, Doherty 1
At Big Bear North: Calvin Trenchik scored a power-play goal in the second period, but in the end, that was seemingly the only thing that went right for Doherty (6-4) on Friday night.
The Spartans had their four-game win streak snapped after Bishop Machebeuf outshot them 48-19.
Doherty faces Pueblo County on Monday.