Published: January 11, 2014
Doherty 53, Denver East 46
At Doherty: Ivory Masching scored 13 points on 50 percent shooting, as Doherty (5-4) has gone 3-0 in games decided by 10 points or fewer.
Mariah Willey, Abbie Stultz and Meagan Kramer each scored eight points in the win.
Denver East (7-4) lost its third consecutive game.
Mesa Ridge 67, Sierra 32
At Mesa Ridge: Sami Rudd and Tiffani Jackson each scored 12 points, and Mesa Ridge (10-0 overall, 2-0 4A Metro) remained undefeated on the season with its rout over Sierra (4-5, 1-1).
Kylee Shook added 11 points and 14 rebounds for the area's top-ranked 4A girls' basketball team, which has won 32 consecutive regular-season games and 16 consecutive conference games.
The Grizzlies outscored the Stallions 19-2 in the third quarter to go up 49-18.
St. Mary's 40, James Irwin 31
At St. Mary's: Surprisingly, St. Mary's (6-2 overall, 4-0 Tri-Peak East) let winless James Irwin (0-8, 0-3) stay around late into the game.
Captain Sarah Burns, however, scored 12 points, and the Pirates' defense settled down in the fourth to hold on.
The Jaguars, led by Moriah Ceballes' 17 points, cut St. Mary's lead to 30-26 at the end of the third quarter.
Cheyenne Mountain 52, Ponderosa 17
At Ponderosa: Cheyenne Mountain bounced back from its loss to Air Academy with a lopsided win over Ponderosa.
Sara Walter had 13 points and four rebounds, Sarah Thilenius added 10 points and four assists, and Hunter Peifer had four points and 13 rebounds in the win
The Indians held Ponderosa to four points or fewer in three of the four quarters.
Woodland Park 28, Calhan 24
At Woodland Park: Woodland Park's Abby Hills, the only player on either side to score in the double digits, fueled the Panthers (3-8) to a grind-it-out win over Calhan (2-4).
Woodland Park had lost three in a row coming in.
The Classical Academy 46, Buena Vista 30
At TCA: TCA (6-0 overall, 1-0 Tri-Peals West) won its fifth game of the year by 15-plus points and remained undefeated.
Salida 38, Colorado Springs School 36
At Salida: Nataya Stepleton scored a team-high 12 points for CSS (4-2), the third-ranked 2A team in the area, but Salida went on a 13-8 run to close the game.
Lewis-Palmer 67, Chaparral 58
At Lewis-Palmer: Jonathan Scott and Chase Stone each scored 22, Charlie Hovasse added 14 and Lewis-Palmer (6-4) held on to beat Chaparral (3-9).
The Rangers led 41-23 at half, before the Wolverines outscored them 23-12 in the third quarter to close the deficit to 53-46.
Lewis-Palmer, however, held on and shot 18 for 23 from the line to close the door.
Rampart 67, Aurora Central 54
At Rampart: Rampart (10-2) held Aurora Central to 24 points in the second half to win its second consecutive game.
The Rams outscored Aurora Central 18-10 in the fourth quarter to put the game on ice.
Rock Canyon 56, Doherty 49
At Rock Canyon: Tynan Velasquez scored 17 points, Shane Fox and Dshawn Schwartz each added 11, but Doherty lost for the third time out of four tries on the road.
The Spartans shot 8 for 12 from the line and 43 percent from the field.
Peyton 63, Limon 57
At Peyton: Colton Smith scored a game-high 18 points, and Peyton (6-1) won its third game in four tries.
Chris Epps added 14 in the win for the area's No. 1 ranked 2A boys' basketball team, which are 4-1 in games decided by 10 points or fewer.
Pine Creek 78, Adams City 39
At Adams City: Caleb Cornell was big off the bench for Pine Creek (7-5).
He scored 19 points, shot 5 of 8 from the 3-point line and helped the Eagles to their fifth win in a row.
Ethan Slater added 11 points and David Bray put in another 10 on Saturday, as Pine Creek swept its back-to-back games, which included its 52-51 win over Castle View on Friday night.
Widefield 56, Coronado 51
At Widefield: Sophomore Jordan Phillips scored 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds, as Widefield (3-10 overall, 2-1 4A Metro) came back in the second half to beat Coronado (3-10, 0-2).
Anthony Wentzel added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Gladiators, who were thankful to win a nail-biter after coming out on the wrong side in the past two (47-46 loss to Mitchell on Thursday and 57-52 loss to Palmer on Tuesday).
Lyndon Lewis, meanwhile, scored 14 and Chandler Robinson added 13 points for Coronado in the loss.
The difference? Both teams shot bad from the line - but Widefield had plenty more chances.
The Gladiators went 8 of 18 from the free-throw line, while the Cougars went just 2 of 6.
Regis Jesuit 64, Fountain-Fort Carson 15
At Regis: Zach Smith outscored Fountain-Fort Carson (4-8) with his 17 points.
It was the Trojans' worst loss of the season.
At Pueblo South: Tracy Hancock, Tallen Elquist and Jacob Schoenberger won back-to-back-to-back titles in the 195, 220 and 285-pound weight division, respectively, to push Fountain-Fort Carson ahead of Discovery Canyon and host Pueblo South to close the meet.
The Trojans won with a score of 180, followed by South at 160 and the Thunder, led by titles from Adrian Mack (170), Tyler Oberg (145) and Sam Turner (120), at 156.
Elsewhere from the area in the 15-team meet, Ca?n City finished seventh, Cheyenne Mountain placed 10th, Falcon followed in 11th, Harrison came in 13th and St. Mary's came in 14th.
Rampart 45, Peyton 28
At Rampart: Rampart's Benjamin Cummings pinned Peyton's Steven Reinwald in 59 seconds as the Rams outpaced the Panthers on the mat.
Austin MacDonald (145) and Theodore Erler (152) also won with a pin for Rampart, while Britton Holmes (126) and Wyatt Lee (132) did the same for Peyton.
Mesa Ridge 51, ThunderRidge 18
At ThunderRidge: Mesa Ridge won eight of the first nine matches.
Procopio Valdez (113), Samuel Freeman (120), Daniel Garcia (138), Dominic Hughes (145), Dennis Crow (160) and Jajuan Jones (170) won with a pin for the Grizzlies.
Alex Bezugly (132) and Wyatt Becwar (152) added decision wins in the rout.
Woodland Park 42, ThunderRidge 36
At ThunderRidge: Jonathon Hinton and Josh Smith recorded back-to-back pins in the 160 and 170-pound weight classes, as Woodland Park slipped past ThunderRidge.
Later, Tom Hancock (120) pinned Nathan Perry in 3 minutes, 41 seconds to seal the Panthers' win.
Lewis-Palmer 37, Mead 29
Lewis-Palmer 63, Wheat Ridge 15
Lewis-Palmer 62, Glenwood Springs 15
At Lewis-Palmer: In the 132-pound weight class, Joey Neumann fueled Lewis-Palmer with a decision win over Mead's Austin Van Hooker, followed by a pin against Glenwood Springs' Alex Rachesky in 1 minute, 28 seconds.
Alec Oberndorfer (106) and Joseph Scott (220) also recorded two wins on the day.
Doherty 36, Legend 34
At Doherty: In the 126-pound weight class, Nathan Gonzales' pin with 9 seconds left in the match proved to be the difference.
Gonzales pinned Christopher Enos in 5:51 to get six points for the Spartans.
Gabe Maestas (138), Josh Wilhelm (152) and Brandon Supernaw (160) also recorded pins in the dual win.
Liberty 3, Aspen 3 (OT)
At Cadet Ice Arena: Liberty (2-6-1) couldn't build off its biggest win of the year when it beat Rampart 7-1 Wednesday.
No, on Saturday the Lancers blew a 3-1 lead with 11 minutes remaining and had to settle for a tie against Aspen.
Aspen scored all three of its goals in the third period. After Alex McAfee made it 3-1 in favor of Liberty, Burke Daily scored his second goal of the period and Charlie Van Allen added another with 9 minutes remaining to tie the game at 3.
Doherty 7, Valor Christian 3
At Ice Ranch: Ryan Lefebvere and Jake Komrofske each scored twice and Doherty won its third game in a row.
The Spartans scored three goals in each of the first two periods to take a 6-2 lead, and Brennen Ward added the seventh midway through the third.
In front of the net, Brandon Velasquez made 23 saves on 26 shots.