Friday's prep roundup: Mann leads ECA with 26

Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
By Scott Kaniewski Published: December 20, 2013 | 11:50 pm 0

Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.



ECA 42, Custer County 28

At ECA: Tori Mann scored a game-high 26 and Pikes Peak area 2A No.?3 Evangelical Christian Academy (2-3) got closer to hitting the .500 mark with a win over Custer County (1-5).

Point guard Leah Bost continued to adapt to her new position.

"She did good job controlling the game and not turning the ball over and getting us in our set," ECA coach Bruce Beers said of Bost, whose not a natural point.

Mann also controlled the boards for the Eagles.

"She was really quick in the open floor and hurt them on the offensive boards," Beers said.

The Eagles at times had five freshmen on the floor, Beers said.

"It gets a little ugly," he said. "We're maturing and getting playing time for the younger girls. It's just a little bit of a shock going from junior high to varsity."

Custer County's leading scorer was Serenity Ham with eight.



Pueblo South 61, Doherty 46

At Doherty: Jennifer Hugins led all scorers with 21 points, leading three in double figures as Pueblo South, the reigning 4A state champions, used a fast start to hand 5A No. 3 Doherty its second straight loss.

The Colts (6-1), who also got 15 points from Jaylyn Curan and 13 from Kendra Jesik, led 36-19 at halftime.

Megan Kramer led Doherty (3-3) with 14 points.


Rampart 73, Pueblo Central 13

At Pueblo Central: The Rampart girls' basketball team continues to roll.

On Friday, the 5A No. 1 Rams (5-0) dominated Pueblo Central, opening with a 22-2 run and continuing with a 24-6 second quarter, going into the break with a 46-8 lead.

Cassidy Budge shot 8 for 10 from the field and finished with 21 points, Lucia Archuleta scored 16 and Nicea Eliely added 12 for the Rams. Victoria Mondy grabbed nine rebounds for Rampart.

The Rams resume play Jan. 4 in the Rampart New Year's Classic.


Mesa Ridge 67, Fort Collins 45

At Heritage: A double-double from sophomore Kylee Shook kept 4A No. 1 Mesa Ridge perfect with a win over Fort Collins (3-4) in the Heritage Hoopla Tourney.

Shook scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, plus blocked four shots for the Grizzlies (6-0).

Gabby Purnell and Sami Rudd each scored 12 points, while Purnell added seven assists and Rudd grabbed seven boards.


Vanguard 49, Florence 41

At Florence: The Vanguard School (5-1) closed out the first half of its season with a win over Florence (2-6).

Carly Chaney led Florence with 15 points.

Vanguard did not enter stats.



Indians Invite

At Cheyenne Mountain: While the hosts were impressive as usual, they also had some good company.

Cheyenne Mountain took the top spot in the 200-yard freestyle relay, the 400 freestyle relay, the 500 free and the 100 butterfly in the preliminaries, but 3A Manitou Springs wasn't far behind, taking first in the 100 breaststroke, 50 free and 200 individual medley.

Mustangs freshman Emily Dolloff-Holt placed first in the 200 IM, while sophomore teammate Veronica Morin took first in the 50 free.

Sydney Buckley took first in the 100 butterfly for the Indians and Rhyann Lowrey finished first in the 500 freestyle.

The finals start at 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Cheyenne Mountain.



Mitchell 45, Westminster 30

At Mullen: After dropping its opening game of the Mullen tournament, Mitchell (2-5) bounced back with a 15-point win over Westminster (0-8).

The Marauders opened up the lead with a 17-4 lead, as Devinn Glover scored 15 points and Jamel Jones 13. Marcus Phillips grabbed 12 rebounds.


Brighton 56, Sierra 47

At Prairie View: Sierra (1-5) entered the half tied with Brighton, but the Bulldogs (2-6) pulled away in the second half at the Thunder Hawk Hoops Festival.

Keandre' Lewis scored a team-high 13 points for the Stallions.

Brighton's Michael Willis scored 24 for tops in the game.


The Classical Academy 54, Pueblo Centennial 48

At TCA: Three players scored in double figures for The Classical Academy (3-1), led by Davey Haddad's 16 points, to down Pueblo Centennial (1-3).

Brent Frieden and Logan Branch each added 10 points, and sophomore Josh Haddad scored eight and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.


Pueblo West 72, Coronado 54

At Harrison: After building a 40-35 lead, Coronado (3-5) gave up 26 points in the third quarter to fall behind for good to Pueblo West (3-4).

Chandler Robinson scored 19 poins and Dom Darnley added 12 for the Cougars.


Custer County 58, Evangelical Christian Academy 43

At ECA: A 17-5 first quarter and 13-5 fourth quarter were the difference, as ECA (1-3) fell to Custer County (3-2).

Nathan Osborne scored 12, Jacob Bost 11 and Kohl Jacob 11 for the Eagles.



Lewis-Palmer 6, Resurrection 0

At Colorado Sports Center: Lewis-Palmer (5-1) easily handled one of the top teams in the state, blanking the defending state runners-up.

Brayden Yatsu notched a hat trick, DJ Jones scored twice and Casey McMullin had four assists, as the Rangers scored in every period, blowing the game open with three in the second against Resurrection Chr. (3-2.)


Heritage 8, Cheyenne Mountain 3

At Ice Ranch: Heritage (2-2) jumped out to a 3-1 lead, and Cheyenne Mountain (3-5) failed to rally, though the Indians cut th gap to 4-3 midway through the second period.

Ryan Case scored twice for the Indians.

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