Monday's prep roundup: Air Academy defense clamps down in boys' hoops

Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
By Justin Shaw preps@gazette.com - Published: December 16, 2013 | 10:55 pm 0

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Air Academy 55, Pueblo County 41

At Air Academy: David Louthan filled the stat sheet for Air Academy with 13 points, four rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks. Stephen Heard led the Kadets (7-1) with 15 points, as Air Academy raced out to a 16-4 first-quarter lead and remained in control.

The 7-1 mark is the best start for the program in at least 15 years, according to coach Barry Clark, who was happy with his team's defensive effort.

"We played some of our best defense of the year; the offense wasn't clicking but it didn't matter because the defense won the game," Clark said. "We've had some big wins and these guys have done the little things right we've been working on the last few years. The kids are getting excited about it and it was a good way to go into the winter break."

 

Frederick 42, Sierra 33

At Brighton: Anthony Gates was the only Sierra player in double figures with 10 points, as the Stallions (1-3) struggled to score down the stretch.

Sierra shot 42 percent from the field, but missed several layups and was outrebounded.

After Sierra led by five at the half, Frederick rallied to tie the game after three quarters.

"We have to learn how to take care of a lead and take better care of the basketball," Sierra coach Terry Dunn said. "We got outrebounded down the stretch, and we have to do a better job of executing to give ourselves a chance."

Jayden McGraw led Frederick (4-1) with 12 points.

 

HOCKEY

Palmer 4, Cheyenne Mountain 2

At World Arena Ice Hall: Sam Horning scored twice and added an assist for Palmer, while Brandon Driscoll added a goal and two assists and Mason Lopez also scored for the Terrors (2-3).

Cheyenne Mountain (2-4) got goals from Doug Klopenstine and Michael Conner, and held a 35-27 shot advantage.

Palmer goalie Jake Palmer made 33 saves to earn the win.

 

Lewis-Palmer 6, Liberty 0

At Sertich Ice Center: Dustin Jones tallied a hat trick for Lewis-Palmer, while William Fraser scored twice and Lukas Lyszyk added a goal for the Rangers (4-1).

Liberty (1-3) was outshot 35-13 and never got anything going on offense.

 

Pueblo County 5, Rampart 0

At Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena: Pueblo County (4-0-2) got two goals from Isaac Ruybal and a goal and an assist from both Cody Mcateer and Chris Conant.

Rampart (1-2) was outshot 40-13.

 

Mountain Vista 17, Coronado 0

At Sertich Ice Arena: Mountain Vista (1-0) scored seven times in the first and third periods and outshot the Cougars (0-5) 60-4. Clayton Smith tallied four goals for Mountain Vista, while Connor Gerace and Robert Yusko each scored three.

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Doherty 57, Pueblo County 54

At Doherty: Aleita Amparan led Doherty with 14 points and Meagan Kramer added nine points and 11 rebounds for the Spartans (3-1).

Alex Moscoso had a big game for Doherty, tallying 11 points, four rebounds, four steals and three assists.

Doherty trailed by a point entering the fourth quarter, but outscored Pueblo County 17-13 in the final eight minutes.

 

Vista Ridge 38, Coronado 35

At Vista Ridge: Danii Garcia scored 15 points and collected nine rebounds to lead Vista Ridge (2-3). Alicea Guevara had eight points for the Wolves and Ashlee Rogers added five points and five rebounds.

Coronado (1-3) led 25-22 entering the fourth quarter, but couldn't finish.

 

Salida 42, Woodland Park 33

At Woodland Park: Salida (4-1) used a 16-7 third quarter to take control.

Katie Stunkard led Woodland Park (2-6) with 11 points and the Panthers got six points from Alexa Garrick.

 

Castle View 59, Palmer 44

At Castle View: Amy Schmelzer scored 16 points and Mikayla Gonzales added 10 for Castle View (3-1).

Palmer (2-6) fell behind 35-15 at the half and couldn't make up the deficit.

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