Monday's prep roundup: Pine Creek hockey spreads scoring around

Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene in the Pikes Peak region.

By Justin Felisko preps@gazette.com - Published: December 9, 2013 | 11:05 pm 0

Highlights from Monday's high school sports scene in the Pikes Peak region.

HOCKEY

Pine Creek 10, Coronado 0

At Sertich Ice Center: Six Pine Creek players found the back of the net Monday as the Eagles routed Coronado.

Nathan Lucken scored a hat trick and Dawson Wright and Zach Zimmerman netted two goals a piece to help Pine Creek improve to 2-0.

Zimmerman also picked up two assists for a game-high four points. The junior leads the Peak Conference with four goals - three on the power play - and four assists.

Conor Chmelka posted a 13-save shutout, and Willie Bodiford made 26 saves for Coronado (0-1).

 

Cherry Creek 7, Cheyenne Mountain 4

At Sertich Ice Center: Cherry Creek rallied from an early 2-0 deficit with six unanswered goals to hand Cheyenne Mountain its second loss of the season.

Doug Klopenstine and Michael Conner scored two goals in the game's opening six minutes to give Cheyenne Mountain (1-2) an early 2-0 lead, but Cody Oakes and Kody Poon scored in the final two minutes of the first period to knot things up at 2.

Cherry Creek (2-0) scored four consecutive goals in the middle period to open up a 6-2 lead.

Klopenstine notched his second goal of the game at 2:06 of the third, and Brian Suslow scored his first of the season a little under seven minutes later.

Brian McCann stopped 41 of 48 Cherry Creek shots.

Brady Mielnicki earned the victory with 20 saves.

 

Pueblo County 3, Liberty 0

At Sertich Ice Center: Jimmy Kellen turned aside 29 shots, but the Liberty offense remained stuck in a frozen funk.

Liberty (0-2) has scored one goal in two games.

Collin Miller, Nicholas Moewes and Matt Peters scored for Pueblo County (1-0-2).

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Pine Creek 62, Prairie View 60

At Fairview: Prairie View erased a seven-point lead in the fourth quarter, but Pine Creek held on to win in overtime at home over Prairie View (1-3) for its first victory of the season.

Derek Keirns scored a team-high 16 points and was one of four Pine Creek (1-1) players to reach double figures. The 6-foot-2 senior also had six rebounds and two blocks.

Fellow big man and senior Joey Black had 10 points and three blocks, as the Eagles demonstrated a strong post presence.

 

Falcon 67, Poudre 65

At Falcon: The Falcons held off a late Poudre push to remain undefeated at 3-0 and win their first game at home.

Falcon opened up a 41-25 halftime lead before Poudre used an 18-11 third quarter run to make it a nine-point game to start the fourth.

Chances Matlock was a Falcon force again with a season-high 30 points, five rebounds and five assists. The senior is averaging 23.3 points per game.

Junior Shaun Liveechi scored 14 points and senior Ben Cohn chipped in with another 10 points down low.

Ten of Falcon's 11 players are upperclassmen.

Sawyer Finley led Poudre (0-2) with 17 points.

 

Niwot 50, Fountain-Fort Carson 38

At Fairview Festival Tournament: Justin Lee scored 20 points to lead Niwot (2-2) past Fountain-Fort Carson (2-2) in nonconference action and end the Trojans' two-game winning streak.

No stats were reported for Fountain-Fort Carson, which was entering the game averaging 58 points per game.

 

Air Academy 55, Montbello 45

At Air Academy: David Louthan scored 21 points and drew four charges, to lead Air Academy (4-0) to its fourth straight win.

Louthan also recorded a season-high six steals to go along with five rebounds.

All four of Air Academy's victories have come by 10 points or fewer.

No stats were reported for Montbello (2-2).

 

Vista Ridge 78, Pueblo County 62

At Pueblo County: Vista Ridge remained undefeated with its third consecutive win on the road thanks to Andrew Reed's 37 points.

The Wolves used a 23-17 fourth quarter to edge Pueblo County (0-3).

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Mesa Ridge 80, Pueblo East 46

At Mesa Ridge: The Grizzlies (3-0) erupted for a season-high 80 points behind 20 points, seven rebounds, three assists and three steals by senior Gabby Purnell.

The 5-foot-5 senior point guard is averaging 16.7 points per game and 5.3 steals per game.

Kylee Shook had 13 points and 13 rebounds in the paint.

No stats were reported for Pueblo East (2-1).

 

Pueblo County 48, Widefield 28

At Widefield: The Gladiators were held to a season-low 28 points, as Pueblo County handed Widefield its first loss of the season.

Jaylene Ayala and Lindsey Sandavol had 10 points for Pueblo County (2-2), while Delia Brekkan had a team-high six points for Widefield (2-1).

 

GIRLS' SWIMMING

Fountain Valley 112, Fountain Fort-Carson 65

At Fountain Valley: Margot Twomey won the 100 freestyle in 58.66 seconds and the 50 freestyle in 26.22, as Fountain Valley defeated Fountain-Fort Carson at home.

 

CROSS COUNTRY

(Late Saturday)

At Portland, Ore.: Colorado and Colorado Springs, specifically, had impressive showings at the Nike National Cross Country Championships.

Pine Creek's Zach Alhamra finished in 20th in 15 minutes, 25 seconds, while Coronado's Bailey Roth was four spots back in 15:29. Denver East's Cerake Geberkidane, the Class 5A state champ, finished fourth overall.

On the girls' side, Air Academy's Katie Rainsberger finished sixth, while Lauren Gregory, the 5A state champ, took seventh. Leading the Colorado contingent was Elise Cranny, the 4A state champ, who took second.

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