Published: February 19, 2014
Highlights from Wednesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Vanguard 56, Calhan 50
At Vanguard: Caitlin Bower helped Vanguard bounce back from Saturday's blowout loss to Peyton by scoring 24 points in Wednesday's home 2A Black Forest League victory over Calhan (6-10, 2-4).
It was Bower's sixth game of the season with 20 or more points and the Vanguard (15-3, 4-2) senior guard has averaged 23 points in her past three contests.
Angel McNulty posted her fifth consecutive game in double-digit scoring with 12 points for the Coursers as well.
Calhan was close to pulling off the upset thanks to 21 points from senior Morgan Helton. It was the forward's second strongest scoring output of the season after lighting up Byers for 31 points Jan. 14.
Fellow Bulldog senior Riley Cookson finished with 12 points.
Bishop Machebeuf 82, St. Mary's 76, OT
At St. Mary's: 3A regional power St. Mary's suffered its third loss of the season due to a Herculean effort from Bishop Machebeuf's Matt Timlin.
Timlin, a 6-foot-1 senior guard, scored a season-high 50 points to help the Buffaloes (12-7) stun the Pirates (16-3) in overtime on the road. Timlin entered the game leading Bishop Machebeuf averaging 19.4 points.
St. Mary's sophomore guard Jimmy Velten scored a career-high 24 points and teamed with Alex Greenly (21 points) to score more than half of the Pirates' points in defeat.
It was Greenly's sixth game with more than 20 points.
Falcon 56, Discovery Canyon 47
At Discovery Canyon: Falcon (13-9, 6-7) handed Discovery Canyon its 10th consecutive loss by defeating the Thunder in Wednesday's Pikes Peak League matchup.
Discovery Canyon (5-17, 1-12) received 10 points from 6-foot-9 sophomore Marc Reininger, who also grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds and blocked six shots.
No stats were reported for Falcon.