Published: January 13, 2014
Cheyenne Mountain 5, Pine Creek 4 (OT)
At Sertich Ice Center: Michael Rodighiero scored a power-play goal with 4:44 left in regulation and Michael Conner scored 7:48 into overtime to give Cheyenne Mountain (4-7, 3-2 Peak Conference) a league victory over Pine Creek (4-5, 1-3).
Ridighiero also gave the Indians a boost with a goal with 3:04 left in the second period, cutting the Eagles' lead in half to 4-3.
Four different players scored for Pine Creek.
The win has Cheyenne Mountain tied for fourth in the playoff picture.
Pueblo County 7, Rampart 1
At Sertich Ice Center: Wyatt Benoit's goal 7:46 into the first period helped Rampart (1-8, 1-3) cut Pueblo County's lead to 2-1, but PC (6-2-2, 3-2) scored goals 1:10 apart late in the first and never looked back.
Mountain Vista 11, Air Academy 0
At Sertich Ice Center: Region No. 3 Air Academy was the latest victim for Mountain Vista.
The Kadets gave up four goals in the first, four in the second and three in the third.
The Golden Eagles outshot Air Academy 38-8.
Manitou Springs 44, La Junta 36
At Manitou Springs: After three quarters, La Junta (5-5) had cut the Manitou Springs (6-3) gap to five points. from that point on, the Pikes Peak region 3A No. 3 Mustangs pulled away.
Brooke Garretson scored a team-high 17 points and narrowly missed a triple-double, grabbing nine rebounds and blocking nine shots.
Shelby Megyeri added 14 points and four assists for the Mustangs.
"It got close at the end of the third quarter," Manitou Springs coach Jon Asp said. "We started pounding the ball inside and spread out our offense. We finished the game making our free throws."
TCA 42, CSCS 28
At TCA: Pikes Peak 3A No. 1 The Classical Academy (7-0, 2-0 Tri-Peak West) had to adapt. After putting up a mere four points in the first quarter, guards Kendra Frieden and McClain Walker found an offensive groove and the Titans pulled away from CSCS (4-4, 0-2).
Frieden, a sophomore, and Walker a freshman, combined for 14 points, while Courtney Griggs led the way with 12 and Hannah Carr added 10.
"We were slow adjusting in that first quarter," assistant coach Bill Wolfe said. "In the second quarter the nerves subsides and we played a little more fluid."
With CSCS collapsing on Carr in the first quarter, Griggs started hitting shots from the outside to open up the Lions' defense.
Manitou Springs 73, La Junta 53
At Manitou Springs: Four players scored in double figures, led by Chase Megyeri's 13 points, and Manitou Springs (3-6) cruised past La Junta (3-7).
James Finsterwald scored 12 points, Trevor Hunt 11 and Nik Lyles 10, as the Mustangs won back-to-back games for the first time this season.
Doherty 68, Heritage 43
At Doherty: 5A No. 3 Doherty (7-5) outscored Heritage (6-6) in every quarter, including a 20-9 third period, to cruise past Heritage.
Jason Anderson scored 18 points in his first game since transferring from The Classical Academy and three other players hit double digits for the Spartans. Tynan Velasquez and Eli Peterson each scored 11, and Shane Fox added 13 in the win.
Pueblo East 26, Pueblo Central 18, Fountain-Fort Carson 3
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Pueblo East won seven events to win the four-team meet.