Published: January 25, 2014
Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Lewis-Palmer 6, Doherty 1
At CSC East Rink: Lewis-Palmer coach Hal Jordan admitted his team looked drained in the first period of Friday's game following an emotional tribute to Dylan Redwine, a 13-year-old who went missing for months until his body was found last June near Bayfield.
Jordan said Redwine was considering playing hockey for Lewis-Palmer this season as a freshman.
"It took a lot out of us tonight," Jordan said. "A lot of our players knew Jordan pretty well, and it kind of wore them out."
Jordan Barrett scored on the power play, and Doherty (7-5) took a 1-0 lead over the Rangers headed into the second period.
Then, Lewis-Palmer (11-1) found its strength. Nick Pavlik scored his first of two goals two minutes into the second period, and the Rangers scored six goals in a row to close the game.
Mountain Vista 10, Rampart 0
At Mountain Vista: League-leading Mountain Vista (12-1) outshot Rampart (1-12) 52-4
Brandon Seifert made 42 saves for the Rams, who only have 40 shots combined in their last three games.
Falcon 67, Sand Creek 63
At Falcon: Chances Matlock scored a season-high 32 points in front of the home fans, as Falcon (10-5 overall, 3-3 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) held on to edge 4A Pikes Peak region No. 1 Sand Creek (11-2, 5-1).
Dylan Clark countered with 24 points and hit a 3-pointer with 21.7 seconds remaining to cut the deficit to 64-62.
Matlock, however, answered with a pair of free throws to close the deal.
"This was a game between two good teams who kept making plays," Falcon coach Greg Cox said. "We had to play great to beat these guys."
Shaun Livecchi had 12 points and nine rebounds for the Falcons, who led throughout.
Lewis-Palmer 53, Vista Ridge 46
At Vista Ridge: Chase Stone scored 18 points, Jonathan Scott added 12 and Lewis-Palmer (8-6, 3-3 PPAC) outscored Vista Ridge (5-10, 1-5) 21-4 in the third quarter to take control of the game.
Down 26-18 at half, Lewis-Palmer coach Bill Benton told his team to just take the second half like practice.
"Just do what you do every day," he said.
And they did. Charlie Hovasse clamped down on Vista Ridge's Andrew Reed, whom Benton called the best jump-shooter Lewis-Palmer has seen, and the Rangers fed off their defense to go on a 21-4 run to pull away in the third.
Reed, who still managed 19 in the loss, and the Wolves were stumped in the third quarter, where Lewis-Palmer pushed their lead to 39-30 headed into the fourth quarter.
"We knew Vista was very athletic and they jumped on us early," Benton said. "But our defense kind of fed our offense there and we did some good things and got a win. I'm happy with how we responded."
Coronado 71, Harrison 56
At Coronado: Lydon Lewis scored 29 points and pulled down six rebounds, as Coronado (4-11, 1-3 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) notched just its fourth win of the season and first of conference play when it held on to beat Harrison (4-11, 1-3).
"We have lost a lot of heartbreakers this season," Myles Johnson said of his Cougars, who had lost seven in a row coming into Friday's game. "We really wanted this one, and it got scary, but we pulled through."
Harrison made it "scary," only briefly. Quincy Hardin scored 24 points, Quinzel Harding added 18 and the Panthers outscored Coronado 28-20 in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 47-44.
In the fourth, however, Coronado outscored Harrison 24-12 to pull away.
Palmer Ridge 49, Wichita West (Kan.) 34
At Colby, Kan.: The Palmer Ridge boys' basketball team is headed to the championship game of the Colby Kansas Orange and Black Tournament.
A day after blowing out Liberal (Kan.), the Bears (9-5) got 22 points from Matt Cameron to rally from a six-point deficit after the first quarter against Wichita West (Kan).
Palmer Ridge trailed 19-13 heading to the second quarter. The Bears held West to seven points in the second, four points in the third and four points in the fourth, outscoring West 36-15 the rest of the way.
No other player was in double digits for the Bears.
Coronado 71, Harrison 56
At Coronado: Quincy Harding scored 24 points and Quinzel Harding added 18, but it wasn't enough for Harrison (4-11, 1-3 4A Colorado Springs Metro League), as Coronado (4-11, 1-3) notched just its fourth win of the season and first of conference.
Coronado did not report stats.
Liberty 53, Palmer 49
At Liberty: AJ Bohuslavsky scored 18 points, Mike Love had eight and Liberty (8-5, 2-0 5A CSML) edged Palmer (4-11, 1-2) to stay perfect in conference play.
The Lancers are tied with Doherty atop the league.
Fountain-Fort Carson 44, Pine Creek 42
At F-FC: Pine Creek's Grant Morin scored only 12 points, and Pine Creek (7-9, 0-3 5A CSML) shot only 30 percent as Fountain-Fort Carson (5-10, 1-1) bounced back from a heartbreaking 64-62 loss to Liberty on Tuesday.
Air Academy 78, Discovery Canyon 36
At Air Academy: Bobby Davis scored 21 points, David Louthan had 14 and Air Academy (12-3, 5-1 PPAC) did not allow Discovery Canyon (5-10, 1-5) more than 11 points in any quarter Friday.
The Kadets have won five of their past six and are tied for first with Sand Creek in the conference.
Discovery Canyon has lost three in a row.
Cheyenne Mountain 162, Manitou Springs 115
At Cheyenne Mountain: Manitou Springs won two of three relays, but Cheyenne Mountain's depth was the difference in a meet between two Class 4A teams ranked among the state's top five.
The Indians took at least two of the top three spots in nine of 12 events, plus all three top spots in the 200-yard freestyle, 200 individual medley, 500 freestyle and 400-freestyle relay.
Manitou Springs won seven of the 12 events, led by Veronica Morin's 50 freestyle win (in 24.97 seconds) and 100 freestyle win (56.26). Morin also helped the Mustangs win the 200 medley relay.
Rhyann Lowery won the 200 individual medley (2:25.02), Kristina Kimball won the 500 free (6:00.23) and Emily Bauer won the 200 free (2:07.79) for the Indians.
Sand Creek 71, Falcon 50
At Falcon: Liah Davis 23 points, seven rebounds, four blocks; Oliana Squires 19 points, six rebounds; Mikayla Reese 12 points and Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Sand Creek (11-3, 6-0 4A PPAC) keeps rolling through the league play, topping Falcon (7-7, 4-2).
The Scorpions, who scored 23 in the first period and 26 in the fourth, combined to dish out 16 assists, led by Terra Murray's team-high five. She added seven rebounds and four blocks.
Palmer Ridge 52, Hugoton (Kan.) 36
At Colby, Kan.: The Palmer Ridge girls' team (12-2) will join the boys' team in the Colby Kansas Orange and Black Tournament championship game after routing Hugoton.
Ali Meyer posted a double-double with 14 points and 20 rebounds, and nearly made it a triple-double with seven blocks.
Michelle DeCoud joined Meyer in the double-double category with 13 points and 12 boards, and Sam Rippley added 11 points for the Bears.
Air Academy 46, Discovery Canyon 22
At Air Academy: Kassady Huffman's double-double led Air Academy (7-6, 3-3 4A PPAC) to a .500 record in league play with the win over Discovery Canyon (3-11, 1-5).
Huffman scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, dished four assists and had five blocks. Madison Rasmussen added seven points and three other Kadets each scored six.
Vista Ridge 64, Lewis-Palmer 58
At Lewis-Palmer: KK Mack scored 27 points and Danii Garcia added 12, as Vista Ridge (3-11 overall, 1-4 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Lewis Palmer (1-12, 0-5).
Samantha Cook scored 21 for the Rangers, whose last league win came to the Wolves on Feb. 22, 2013.
Rampart 61, Doherty 28
At Rampart: Cassidy Budge hit four 3-pointers, went 6 of 7 from the free-throw line and scored 22 points, as Rampart (10-3, 2-0 5A CSML) walloped Doherty (6-7, 0-2).
Nicea Eliely added 11 points and went 5 of 5 from inside the perimeter for the Rams, who outscored the Spartans 22-3 in the third quarter and handed them their third loss in four games.