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Preps roundup: Cheyenne Mountain tops Sand Creek 59-55

By: Brent W. New
February 13, 2014 Updated: February 13, 2014 at 11:28 pm


Cheyenne Mountain 59, Sand Creek 55

At Cheyenne Mountain: Sand Creek coach Joe Rausch was fuming after his Scorpions' chances at winning league took a major hit.

"We didn't want it as much as they did," Rausch said, as Sand Creek (16-4, 10-2 Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) lost Thursday to Cheyenne Mountain (15-5, 9-2).

Ghassan Nehme scored 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead the Indians back from a 30-25 halftime deficit to tie Sand Creek atop the league standings.

Reece Eddy added 19 points and eight rebounds in the win.

"We talked a lot about this one beforehand and getting the win here tonight," said Cheyenne Mountain coach J'on St. Clair. "Our goal all year has been to win league, and we knew before tonight we'd have a chance if we won the rest of our games."

The Indians shot 22 percent in the first half, but played solid enough defense to keep the game within reach.

Cheyenne Mountain later tied the score at 40 after the third quarter and grabbed the lead for good early into the fourth.

"We stayed confident the whole game knowing once we started shooting a little better we would be fine," St. Clair said.



Sand Creek 56, Cheyenne Mountain 32

At Sand Creek: Liah Davis scored 16 points and had eight rebounds, as Sand Creek (17-3, 12-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) remained perfect in league and at home.

Mikayla Reese hit two 3s and added 12 points in the win.

Davis was spectacular on both ends of the floor in the team's second consecutive win over Cheyenne Mountain (10-10, 7-4). As well as her near double-double, Davis had three steals and two blocks for the Scorpions, who forced the Indians to a combined 10 points in the second and fourth quarters.

Hunter Peifer had 11 points for Cheyenne Mountain, which lost to Sand Creek 67-43 in January.


Rampart 55, Chaparral 42

At Chaparral: All that momentum Rampart (16-4) has from league play doesn't seem to be going anywhere. The Rams, who are a perfect 7-0 in the 5A Colorado Springs Metro League, took a break from area foes and walloped Chaparral in Parker.

Rampart has won eight of its last nine games.


Canon City 39, Widefield 26

At Widefield: Emily Lambrecht scored seven points, four of her teammates added six points apiece and Canon City (10-11) beat Widefield (10-11) for the second time this season.

Haley Armstrong had eight points, and Delia Brekken had four points and 10 rebounds for the Gladiators, who also lost to the Tigers back in December, 47-32.


Valor Christian 60, Liberty 27

At Liberty: Valor Christian jumped out to a 24-2 lead in the first quarter and never looked back. Liberty lost its third consecutive game.



Pueblo County 4, Palmer 1

At Pueblo Plaza Ice Arena: Palmer (7-10-1, 5-7-1 Peak Conference) was bumped out of the playoff picture when Pueblo County (9-8-2, 6-7-2) scored three consecutive goals in the span of 10:05 in the second period to pull away.


Bishop Machebeuf 15, Coronado 2

At Big Bear North: Coronado (0-18, 0-12) was efficient around the net, as Christopher Phillips scored on two of his team's three shots. It wasn't nearly enough as Bishop Machebeuf generated 67 shots on net.

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