Published: January 28, 2014
Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.
Coronado 53, Sierra 45
At Coronado: Coronado stepped up in the fourth quarter for the win, as the Cougars (6-11, 3-3 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) held off a rally at home by Sierra (5-9, 3-3) Tuesday.
"I think they just said, 'Enough,'" Coronado assistant coach Dick Mosdach said. "We lost to Mitchell to where we gave up a 10-point lead, and I think they were just embarrassed by that loss and said, 'We aren't going to do that any more.'"
After holding Sierra to only four points in the first quarter, the Stallions rallied in the third quarter to cut Coronado's lead to four points going into the fourth. The Cougars outscored Sierra 21-15 in the final quarter.
Chandler Robinson finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for Coronado, while Cody Robinson had six points and seven boards. Lyndon Lewis led the Cougars with 14 points. He also had two blocked shots. Kameron Hartle had two steals.
For Sierra, Anthony Gates and Kion Wingo each put up 11 points.
While Coronado might not have been playing to a desired level earlier, Mosdach said, things appear to be developing quickly for the Cougars.
"If they keep progressing as they have in the past two games, they are going to be ready and past that," the assistant coach said. "Now, it's about keeping that momentum going."
Peyton 89, Pikes Peak Christian 41
At Peyton: Pikes Peak area 2A and below No. 1 ranked Peyton (11-2, 3-0 2A Black Forest League) didn't waste any time in getting the upper hand on visitor Pikes Peak Christian (5-7, 1-4) outscoring the Eagles 46-23 in the first half. Peyton continued to remain in the lead position among conference standings with the win and stretched their win streak to six.
The Panthers' Chris Epps finished with 20 points, while Tristen Lee scored 14.
For Pikes Peak Christian, Seeon Kim and Mark Waters each put up 10 points.
Harrison 74, Woodland Park 47
At Harrison: By the time the fourth quarter rolled around, the deal was done between Harrison and Woodland Park. Harrison (5-11, 2-3 4A CSML) had outscored Woodland Park (2-14, 0-5) by almost 30 points through three quarters and held the visitor to four points in the second.
Quincy Harding finished with 36 points for Harrison and had three steals. Samuel Garcia had 17 points and five steals. Reid Sabin led in rebounds with seven.
Woodland Park stats were not reported.
Sand Creek 61, Palmer Ridge 45
At Palmer Ridge: 4A No. 1 Sand Creek (12-2, 6-1 4A PPAC) brought the heat against Palmer Ridge (9-7, 3-4) in conference action.
The Scorpions' Langston Bell scored 17 points, while Brycen Glaser finished with 12.
Palmer Ridge stats were not reported.
Florence 50, The Classical Academy 45
At The Classical Academy: The Classical Academy (7-5, 3-4 3A Tri-Peaks West) fell short at home Tuesday against Florence (7-7, 4-3) despite outscoring the Huskies 27-24 in the second half.
The Titans' Will Ball put up 21 points, while Josh Haddad had 10. Ball also had 14 rebounds and three blocks. Haddad had two steals. Will Shambach finished with 10 rebounds and four blocked shots.
Lewis-Palmer 72, Discovery Canyon 40
At Discovery Canyon: Two buckets from outside helped J.T. Shepherd to a 16-point game and Lewis-Palmer (9-7, 4-3 4A PPAC) to a 32-point win over Discovery Canyon (5-11, 1-6).
Jonathan Scott finished with 12 points for the Rangers, and Sam Strasburger had 10.
From the Thunder, Marc Reininger put up 18 points. He also had eight rebounds and three blocks. Colin McGettigan netted two from outside.
Cheyenne Mountain 84, Vista Ridge 65
At Vista Ridge: Ghassan Nehme scored 39 points for 4A No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (10-4, 5-2 4A PPAC) in the win over Vista Ridge (5-11, 1-6).
It was his second-highest tally of the season and the fourth time he's put up more than 31 points this season. Six of his buckets came from beyond the arc. He also had six rebounds and four steals.
Reece Eddy had 14 rebounds, five steals and two blocks for Cheyenne Mountain. Nathan Resty scored 17 points.
Vista Ridge's Andrew Reed put up 17 points, while Jerry Smith and Hunter Maldonado each scored 15 points. Smith and Maldonado each dropped three from downtown. Josh Coppock had seven rebounds.
Hanover 65, Miami-Yoder 37
At Miami-Yoder: Miami-Yoder (1-6, 0-3 2A Black Forest League) had trouble climbing out from under Hanover's high-scoring roster. Hanover (5-5, 1-2 1A Black Forest League) put up a 28-point win over the Buffaloes, led by Dustin Koehler's 29 points, and Shane Mason's 22.
Miami-Yoder stats were not reported.
The Classical Academy 39, Florence 32
At Florence: Class 3A No. 3 The Classical Academy (10-2, 5-1 3A Tri-Peaks West) continued to show its ability to win on the road after defeating host Florence (4-11, 1-5).
Helping to keep the Huskies in the fight was 13 points from Kaycee Franklin, including two buckets from outside the arc. Megan Droll led in rebounds with six and had two blocked shots. Carly Chaney had six steals.
Rampart 75, Fountain-Fort Carson 40
At Rampart: Cassidy Budge put up 29 points to help 5A No. 2 Rampart (11-3, 3-0 5A CSML) beat Fountain-Fort Carson (4-9, 0-3) at home in a conference matchup. The Rams set the tone with a 23-5 first quarter.
Budge, a junior with 231 points on the season, hit five of her 3-point attempts. She also had three steals. Nicea Eliely had 17 points, five rebounds, three steals and two blocked shots. Hitting three hoops from the outside was Megan Kavalec who finished with 13 points. She led the team in rebounds with seven.
Lewis-Palmer 31, Discovery Canyon 27
At Lewis-Palmer: In a low-scoring, tight matchup, both Lewis-Palmer (2-13, 1-6 4A PPAC) and Discovery Canyon (3-12, 1-6) each scored in single digits through the first half.
The Thunder held the lead at halftime 11-9, but the Rangers managed to top the visitor over the next two quarters for a 4-point victory and their first PPAC win of the season.
Discovery Canyon's Emily Carter, Katie Hofmeister and Alex Smith each scored six points.
Harrison 39, Woodland Park 31, OT
At Woodland Park: Although Woodland Park (3-13, 0-5 4A CSML) managed to tie their conference game against Harrison (8-8, 3-2) after four quarters, it was Harrison which put up a 10-2 overtime score to walk away with the win.
Woodland Park's Darian SanFelice scored 11 points.
Mesa Ridge 48, Doherty 34
At Doherty: Mesa Ridge kept Doherty (6-8) down to single digits after the first quarter, helping the 4A No. 1 Grizzlies (15-0) remain undefeated.
Mesa Ridge's Kylee Shook scored 15 points, while Gabby Purnell had 14. Shook also had 17 rebounds and three blocks. Purnell had three steals.
For the Spartans, Abbie Stultz had 10 points, including two 3-pointers. Meagan Kramer had 10 rebounds. Ivory Masching had four steals.
Pine Creek 56, Liberty 31
At Pine Creek: After taking a 28-12 halftime lead, 5A No. 1 Pine Creek (15-1, 4-0 5A CSML) cruised to its win over No. 3 Liberty (7-7, 2-1). The Eagles remained undefeated in their CSML schedule and ran their win streak to four games.
The Eagles' Jayne Lydiatt finished with 15 points, five rebounds and six steals.
Cheyenne Mountain 52, Vista Ridge 36
At Cheyenne Mountain: With a quality performance at both ends of the court, Hunter Peifer helped Cheyenne Mountain (7-8, 4-3 4A PPAC) to another conference win over host Vista Ridge (4-12, 2-5).
Peifer wrapped up with 13 points, 10 rebounds and five steals. Sarah Thilenius had 10 points, including two 3s.
Lewis-Palmer 189, Cheyenne Mountain 120
At Cheyenne Mountain: Lewis-Palmer came out on top of a close one against host Cheyenne Mountain.
The Rangers' Hannah Hartel took first place in two events - the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 17.70 seconds and the 100 butterfly in 1:01.65.
Cheyenne Mountain's Sydney Buckley also finished leading the lanes in the 100 freestyle in 55.60 and the 100 breaststroke in 1:09.80.
Other Lewis-Palmer victories came from Morgan Day in the 1-meter diving event with 177.30 points, just over the 177.10 earned by teammate Becca Hetrick. Andie Turner won the 500 free in 5:40.59, and Julie Day took the 100 backstroke in 1:02.11.
Indians to nab first also included Rhyann Lowrey in the 200 free (2:02.36), and Maggie York in the 50 free (25.93).
Among the relay events, Lewis-Palmer took the 200 medley relay, while Cheyenne Mountain won the 200 free and 400 free relays.
Salida 95, St. Mary's 64
At St. Mary's: The only event St. Mary's was able to win was the 200 free relay with a time of 1:52.92, compliments of the Pirates' Miranda Schene, Kelly Heininger, Remi Kessler and Carter Terry.