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Gazette Premium Content Saturday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge girls' win Colby, Kan., tourney

By Scott Kaniewski Published: January 25, 2014

Highlights from Saturday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Palmer Ridge 41, Colby (Kan.) 34

At Colby, Kan.: Pikes Peak region 4A No. 3 Palmer Ridge (13-2) won the Orange and Black Colby Kansas Tournament by beating the home team in the championship game.

Stats were not reported.

 

Thompson Valley 58, Cheyenne Mountain 52

At Cheyenne Mountain: Sarah Walters scored a game-high 21 points and Hunter Peifer added 12, but it wasn't enough as Cheyenne Mountain (6-8) lost to Thompson Valley (8-7).

Peifer also grabbed nine rebounds and dished out three assists.

Lexy Schoonover led the Eagles with 17 points, Aliciya Nava added 16 and Maddy Dickens 14.

The Indians got seven points each from Anna Johnson and Alex Taylor.

 

St. Mary's 62, La Junta 41

At St. Mary's: St. Mary's (8-4, 6-2) got 18 points from Olivia Florek in a key 3A Tri-Peaks East victory against La Junta (8-6, 5-4).

The 3A No. 3 Pirates also got 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists from Maggie Hartman. Sophie Rickey and Katie Whitelaw each chipped in nine points.

The victory keeps the Pirates in third place, one and a half games in front of La Junta.

St. Mary's Sarah Burns grabbed six rebounds and had four blocks.

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

St. Mary's 62, La Junta 56

At La Junta: 3A No. 1 St. Mary's entered the fourth quarter trailing by eight. No problem.

The Pirates (10-1, 7-1 Tri-Peaks East) posted 25 points in the final period to rally over La Junta (4-10, 3-6), as Jimmy Velten scored a game-high 20 points.

Robert Delfeld added 13, Alex Greenly 11 and Ryan Englert 10 to help the Pirates stay in first place in conference.

St. Mary's was outscored 45-37 through the first three periods, held to 10 points in both the first and third quarters.

 

Evangelical Christian Academy 67, Pikes Peak Chr. 41

At ECA: Jacob Kohl scored 24 points to help ECA (4-7, 1-0 2A Black Forest) rally from an early six-point deficit against Pikes Peak Christian (5-6, 1-3) in a game between the Eagles.

ECA scored 24 points in the third quarter and 22 in the fourth, while holding PPC to 18 points combined in the second half.

Nathan Osborne posted 10 points and Jacob Bost eight for ECA.

Pikes Peak Christian did not report stats.

 

Ellicott 73, Pueblo Centennial 64

At Ellicott: Class 3A No. 2 Ellicott (9-4, 6-2 3A Tri-Peaks East) scored 49 points in the second half to pull away from Pueblo Centennial (3-10, 2-6) for good.

The Thunderhawks capped the second half with 29 points in the final quarter.

No stats were reported.

 

Scott City (Kan.) 71, Palmer Ridge 57

At Colby, Kan.: Palmer Ridge (9-6) fell in the championship game of the Orange and Black Colby Kansas Tournament.

The Bears, playing the three-time defending 3A state champs of Kansas, won their first two games to get into the finals. But Scott City proved too much.

Stats were not reported.

 

Broomfield 43, Lewis-Palmer 40

At Broomfield: Broomfield (4-10) used an 18-11 third period to build an insurmountable lead against Lewis-Palmer (8-7).

Charlie Hovasse scored a team-high 11 points for the Rangers, and Joe DeCoud added 10. Lewis-Palmer leading scorer Chase Stone was held to four points.

 

HOCKEY

Palmer 3, Doherty 2

At World Arena Ice Hall: Sam Horning scored his second power-play goal of the game with 14.9 seconds remaining to push Palmer (7-6-1) past Doherty (7-6) in a nonconference match.

Horning also put the Terrors up 2-1 4:07 into the third period.

But Jake Komrofske's goal 2:45 later would even things up for the Spartans. The game appeared headed for overtime until Horning scored.

Connor Downs put the Terrors' up 1-0 in the first, and Noah Barrett tied the game for Doherty early in the third.

 

Pine Creek 13, Coronado 0

At Sertich Ice Center: Dawson Wright scored three goals, Noah Cunniff added two more and Zach Zimmerman registered five points in Pine Creek's win over Coronado (0-13, 0-6 Peak Conference).

Zimmerman had two goals and three assists for the Eagles (5-5-1, 2-4).

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