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Gazette Premium Content Saturday's prep roundup: No. 2 Mesa Ridge shuts down No. 4 Glenwood Springs

By Scott Kaniewski Published: February 16, 2014

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Mesa Ridge 62, Glenwood Springs 53

At Glenwood Springs: Mesa Ridge showed how talented its defense could be when needed, holding Glenwood Springs to six points in the final quarter of a nonceference game between to of the state's top-four teams.

Mesa Ridge (22-0), ranked No. 2 by the Associated Press, remained unbeaten as posted 21 points and 10 rebounds, Sami Rudd scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds, Tiffani Jackson scored 12 points and Gabby Purnell 11.

"It was a great team win," Grizzlies coach Jeff Beatty said. "We traveled all over the state and managed to give an undefeated team its first loss."

Glenwood Springs, ranked fourth, fell to 19-1.

Peyton 87, Vanguard 49

At Peyton: Emily Green scored 23 points and grabbed eight assists and four other Peyton players hit double digits, as the Pikes Peak 2A No. 1 Panthers (17-1, 6-0 2A Black Forest League) breezed past 2A No. 2 The Vanguard School (14-3, 3-2).

Shelby Patterson scored 14 points, Sarah Logar added 12, Vanessa Aragon 10 and Vaden Homes missed a double-double by one rebound, scoring 10 points and grabbing nine boards.

The Panthers, the top-ranked 2A team in the state by the Associated Press, jumped out to a 17-4 lead and then put their foot down with a 32-point fourth quarter.

Rampart 66, Fountain-Fort Carson 22

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Victoria Mondy posted a double-double with 10 points and 13 rebounds and Cassidy Budge scored a team-high 15 points to lead 4A No. 1 Rampart (17-4, 8-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) past Fountain-Fort Carson (6-12, 2-6).

The Rams held the Trojans to 11 points in each half and single digits in each quarter.

Nicea Eliely scored 14 points and had five blocks for the Rams, while Kaleah Hires had 10 points and eight blocks.

Pine Creek 56, Liberty 33

At Liberty: Jayne Lydiatt filled up the box score with 12 points, eight rebounds, four assists and six steals, as 5A No. 2 Pine Creek (19-2, 7-1 5A CSML) remained on pace to get another shot at Rampart for a league title with the win over Liberty (8-13, 2-6).

Spencer Lindsey had nine points and Mattie Cutts added eight for the Eagles, whose only league loss came to Rampart. The two teams meet on the Friday at Pine Creek.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Sierra 73, Manual 31

At Sierra: Sierra (9-12) put 12 players on the scoresheet, led by Keandre Lewis' 14 points and Mikal Russell's double-double, as the Stallions jumped out to a 40-9 halftime lead.

Tevion Thompson scored 13 points for Sierra, which held Manual (1-16) to three points in the second quarter.

St. Mary's 65, Lamar 41

At Lamar: Alex Greenly and Jimmy Velten combined for 31 points and 3A No. 2 St. Mary's (16-2, 13-1 3A Tri-Peaks East) jumped out to a 24-4 lead after one quarter to cruise past Lamar (2-16, 1-12).

Greenly scored 16 and Velten had 15. Robert Delfeld chipped in eight points.

Track and field

At Pocatello, Idaho: Fountain-Fort Carson's Jai'Shawn Thompson won the 200 meters in 22.01 seconds at the Simplot Games, one of the nation's premier indoor track and field competitions that includes more than 1,900 athletes.

Thompson also took second in the 60 meters and helped the Pure Speed Track Club 'A' Team win the 4x200-meter relay.

Thompson was running for his club team. The Colorado high school track season opens Feb. 24.

Sand Creek's Mariah Walker took third in the shot put, while classmate Nathan Dunivan took fifth in the same event on the boys' side.

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