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Monday’s prep roundup: Pine Creek girls hold off Poudre for first basketball win of season

By: Kevin Carmody, preps@gazette.com
December 4, 2017 Updated: December 5, 2017 at 12:45 am
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GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
Pine Creek 39, Poudre 36
At Pine Creek: Bri Bailey erupted for a career-high 16 points, helping Pine Creek hold off Poudre for the Eagles’ first win of the season.
Pine Creek (1-1) led 22-16 at halftime but saw that advantage reduced to only 31-29 heading into the fourth quarter.
“We played and executed our defense really well and were much more patient on offense,” Eagles second-year coach Janean Jubic said. “They were relentless and pushed through the runs of Poudre.”
Pueblo South 66, Falcon 30
At Pueblo South: Falcon couldn’t stop Gabi Lucero, who had 26 points and nine rebounds, both game highs, in a season-opening loss at Pueblo South (2-2).
Ena Keco had a team-high 14 points for the Falcons, who quickly found themselves in an 18-7 hole after the first quarter and saw the deficit grow to 42-15 by halftime.
Drea Nelson added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Colts.
Peyton 48,
Twin Peaks Charter 13
At Peyton: Morgan Battista led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points, and Peyton’s defense held Twin Peaks Charter Academy to single-digit scoring in all four quarters as the Panthers recovered from a slow start to win their season opener.
Skylar Botos had 10 for the Panthers, who took a 6-2 lead into the second quarter before putting the game away with a 19-3 run.
Kayleigh Mannering added eight points for Peyton, while Annika Deanda and Kalee Lashley chipped in seven apiece.
Palmer 54, Smoky Hill 40
At Smoky Hill: Palmer (2-2) won its second straight, rallying from an early deficit behind a 28-point performance from Sanee' Cates and pulling away from Smoky Hill (1-2).
The Buffaloes, who on Saturday snapped a 43-game losing streak that dated back nearly two years, led the Terrors 13-10 after one quarter.
Palmer responded with a solid second quarter for a 21-18 lead at halftime.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING
Cheyenne Mountain 123, Manitou Springs 62
At Manitou Springs: Cheyenne Mountain, the defending 4A state champion, won all 12 events, highlighted by two each from Jessica Bye (200-yard individual medley and 100 butterfly) and Frances Hayward (100 and 200 freestyle).
Kaelyn Hinesley (diving), Hannah Stevens (50 freestyle), Erin Bertsch (100 backstroke), Clare Sanderson (100 breaststroke) and Dayna Wahl (500 freestyle) also touched first for the Indians in the individual events.
Coco Stevens (50 free and 200 free) and Sydney Dolloff-Holt (200 medley and 100 free) both had a pair of second-place finishes to pace Manitou Springs. Stevens narrowly missed taking first in the 50 free, finishing just .30 behind Stevens.

BOYS’ BASKETBALL
Denver East 80, Sierra 50
At Boulder: Sophomore Imani Grisby scored a team-high 20 points and Derrian Reed added 18, but 4A Sierra couldn’t keep up with 5A power Denver East (4-0) in first-day action from the Fairview Festival.
Sierra trailed only 20-19 after the first quarter before East took control with a 26-8 over the next eight minutes to take a 19-point lead into halftime.
The Angels continued that momentum into the third quarter, scoring 23 of the next 31 points to further pad their advantage.
Daylen Kountz led three scorers in double digits with 21 points for the Angels, who reached the 5A state quarterfinals last spring before being eliminated by eventual state-champion Eaglecrest.
The Stallions return to Boulder for a consolation-round game at 3:30 p.m. against Palmer.
Broomfield 62, Palmer 43
At Boulder: Palmer (1-3) fell behind by double digits early and never recovered in a loss to Broomfield (2-0) at the Fairview Festival.
The Eagles led 20-0 after one quarter then extended the cushion to 35-17 by halftime.
Justin Berry led Broomfield with 13 points. Ryan Collins and Devin Martinez added 11 each.

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