Saturday's prep roundup: Falcon tops Air Academy in girls' hoops

Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
By Justin Felisko - Published: December 21, 2013 | 10:35 pm 0


Falcon 57, Air Academy 51

At Falcon: The Falcons used an 8-2 run in overtime to hold off Air Academy after the Kadets tied the game in the final seconds after Kassady Huffman made two free throws in a back-and-forth ballgame.

Falcon (3-3, 1-0 4A Pikes Peak) overcame foul trouble in the first half and Harmony Pettis, who was charged with two fouls within the game's opening two minutes, scored 13 of her 29 points in the third quarter to lead the Falcons to a win in their Pikes Peak League season opener.

Coach Rick Susak credited the team's young players, including Khiya Adams (11 points, six rebounds), for helping Falcon battle through the team's early foul trouble.

"It was a nice win and our young players kept us close early on," Susak said. "We were showing a lot of resolve and I was definitely pleased. It would have been easy to fold in a game like this and for us to really put it all together and win it in overtime helped them grow as group of kids."

Huffman and Madison Rasmussen each had 17 points for Air Academy (4-3, 0-1).


Mesa Ridge 44, Monarch 27

At Heritage Tourney: Kylee Shook led a dominant Mesa Ridge performance with her 24 points, seven rebounds and five blocks as the Grizzlies improve to 7-0.

It was Mesa Ridge’s third victory over a Top-10 ranked CHSAA opponent this week.

The Grizzlies defeated No. 6 Elizabeth (67-51) and No. 3 Valor Christian (39-38). 

Sami Rudd also played well for Mesa Ridge with 13 points and seven rebounds.

“Both of our post players have dominated all week,” said coach Jeff Beatty. “It’s not that our other kids can’t score, they just recognized how good they (Shook and Rudd) are and kept feeding them the ball.”

No stats were reported for Monarch (4-2), which is ranked 10th in the state.


Peyton 57, Manitou Springs 47

At Peyton: Captain Shelby Patterson scored a season-high 27 points to help Peyton (6-0) remain undefeated.

It was the senior's third consecutive game with 20 or more points, and she is averaging 18.3 points.

Brooke Garretson scored 15 points in defeat for Manitou Springs (3-3).


Pueblo South 47, Sierra 28

At Pueblo South: Sierra struggled to find any offense against Pueblo South on the road.

Nadirah Oakman had a solid game for Sierra (3-3) with eight points, nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals.

No stats were reported for Pueblo South (7-1).



Battle Mountain 7, Air Academy 0

At Sertich Ice Center: Air Academy (1-3) got rocked at home by Battle Mountain.

Seven players scored for Battle Mountain, and Hunter Henderson had a game-high four points (1g, 3a).

Jake Ebmeyer (32) and Brandon Kurtz (six) combined for 38 saves on 45 shots.

Battle Mountain (4-1-1) goalie Oliver Elvenger posted a 19-save shutout to blank the Kadets.


Lewis-Palmer 6, Mullen 2

At The Edge Ice East: Zachary Williams found the back of the net twice and Dmitry Smith assisted on a season-high four Lewis-Palmer goals as the Rangers (6-1) picked up a road win.

Andrew Karnes earned the victory in goal with 17 saves.

Gordie Mazzitelli and Ryan Cope scored for Mullen (0-5).

Eric Bond was charged with six goals on 37 shots.


Resurrection Christian 6, Rampart 0

At NoCo Ice Center: Rampart goalie made an astounding 72 saves, but unfortunately he couldn't control the Resurrection Christian onslaught and surrendered six goals.

Rampart (1-4) was outshot 78-4.

Zach Lish had two goals for Resurrection Christian (4-2) and Dylan Griffith was credited with the shutout.


Standley Lake 13, Coronado 1

At Ice Centre Blue: Coronado (0-7) couldn't handle Standley Lake's offensive explosion on the road.

Tanner Mayberry scored Coronado's lone goal, an unassisted goal at 10:37 of the second period.

Tyler Kamnikar was charged with 13 goals and made 27 saves.

His counterpart Ryan Young stopped 15 of 16 shots for Standley Lake (3-2-1).

Topher Carroll had a game-high two goals and two assists.


Mountain Vista 10, Doherty 1

At South Suburban North Rink: Mountain Vista scored eight unanswered goals to hand Doherty its third loss of the season.

Ty Snyder scored a power-player goal for the Spartans ( ) in the first period on a feed from Eric Veren.

Brandon Velasquez (31) and Chris Mollica (6)combined for 37 saves, while Joe Morgan stopped 13 shots for the Mountain Vista (3-0) victory.

Ryan Daugherty had a game-high two goals.



Pine Creek 68, Thomas Jefferson 54

At Cherry Creek Holiday Tournament: Pine Creek stunned Thomas Jefferson by outscoring the Spartans 31-22 in the second half and handed them their first loss of the season.

It was the senior trio of Grant Morin (20 points), David Bray (19) and Austin Meachum that helped Pine Creek (4-5) win its second consecutive game after a three-game losing skid.

Treyvon Andres led Thomas Jefferson (7-1) with 22 points and 11 rebounds.


Peyton 51, Manitou Springs 43

At Peyton: The Panthers used an 18-8 run to break open a 35-33 ballgame in the fourth quarter.

Chase Megyeri had 15 points for Manitou Springs (1-4).

No stats were reported for Peyton (4-1).


Grand Junction Central 69, Harrison 67 (OT)

At Harrison: Quincy and Quinzel Harding combined for 38 points, but Harrison fell in overtime at the Harrison Tournament.

Quincy was an impressive 5 of 8 from the 3-point line, while Quinzel connected on two of his own for the Panthers.

No stats were reported by Grand Junction Central (3-7).


Pueblo West 69, Harrison 49

At Harrison: Quincy Harding scored 25 points, but Harrison (2-5) was no match for Pueblo West in the Harrison Tournament.

Harding, who made six 3-pointers, is averaging 23.3 points and has scored 20 or more points in five of Harrison's seven games.

No stats were reported for Pueblo West (4-4).


Mountain View 74, Mitchell 71

At Mullen: David Perea led a frantic fourth-quarter comeback for Mitchell, but the Marauders (2-6) came up just short despite outscoring Mountain View by 14 points in the final frame of the Mullen Tournament.

Perea finished with a Mitchell-high 21 points on 7-of-16 shooting. All 16 of his shot attempts were from behind the 3-point line.

Devinn Glover chipped in with 19 points.

Jerrod Klug had a game-high 22 points for Mountain View (6-2).


Windsor 57, Mesa Ridge 49

At Greeley: J.J. Cates led the way with 22 points, but Windsor earned the victory at the Greeley Invitational.

Dalton Walker earned 10 of his 21 points from the charity stripe as Windsor improved to 4-5.


Northridge 52, Mesa Ridge 49

At Greeley: A 21-5 third quarter by Northridge proved costly for Mesa Ridge at the Greeley Invitational.

J.J. Cates had 15 points, and Matt Atkins had 10 points and nine rebounds for the Grizzlies (3-5).

No stats were reported for Northridge (3-3).


Smoky Hill 86, Coronado 46

At Visitor Jersey Tournament: Coronado surrendered a season-high 86 points to Smoky Hill.

It's the second straight game the Cougars (3-6) have lost by double digits.

Coronado's Chandler Robinson had 11 points.

No stats were reported for Smoky Hill (5-2).


Mountain Vista 72, Widefield 38

At Harrison: Mountain Vista stormed past Jordan Phillips (15 points) and Widefield (1-8).

Jake Pemberton had 20 points and eight assists to help Mountain Vista (8-0) remain undefeated.


Ponderosa 60, Liberty 53

At Ponderosa: AJ Bohuslavsky (19 points) and Dallin Love (17) combined for 36 of Liberty’s 53 points, but it wasn’t enough against Ponderosa.

Liberty falls to 4-3.

No stats were reported for Ponderosa (6-1). 



Southern Colorado Invitational

At Cheyenne Mountain: Jonathan Carpenter (132), Justin Barron (170) and Anthony Lagorio (182) picked up victories in the championship round, but it was Canon City with 156.5 points winning the Southern Colorado Invitational.

Falcon finished in second, tied with Rangeview, with 151 points.

Cheyenne Mountain placed fourth and Buena Vista was fifth.


Sheridan Wrestling 10th annual Pool Tournament

At Sheridan: Sheridan won the 10th annual Pool Tournament with 143 points, ahead of The Classical Academy (120.5) and Ellicott (78.5).

Ellicott’s Fabian Hermosillo was named one of the tournament’s outstanding wrestlers after earning a 4-2 decision against TCA’s Andrew Register to place first in the 152-pound weight class.

TCA’s Ryan Francis won the 106-pound weight class with a 6-0 decision against Salida’s Kyle Olsen.

Nathaniel Johnston (126), Zach Johns (160), Ben Hinds (170) all placed first in their respective weight classes.



Two Mustangs off to Capitol One Bowl

Manitou Springs cheerleaders Melody Siegler and Tiffany Hampton will be cheering during halftime at the Capital One Bowl in Orlando after being selected as All-Americans at a Spirit Xpress West summer camp.

In other Manitou Springs cheerleading news, junior Susie Robins was named to the Colorado All-State Cheer Team. 

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