Published: February 11, 2014
Coronado 72, Mesa Ridge 54
At Coronado: Lyndon Lewis scored 33 points, Chandler Robinson put up 17 and Coronado (8-12, 5-2 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) pounded the glass to help the Cougars shock Mesa Ridge (12-9, 8-2) on Tuesday.
Cody Robinson pulled down a team-high 13 rebounds and Antwan Outlaw 11 rebounds for the Cougars, winners of five of their last six.
"The difference tonight was our rebounding," coach Myles Johnson said. "It's been our weakness all year, but tonight they finally decided to show up on the glass. They dominated the glass in a big way.
"I told them, Now I've seen it once, I expect it the rest of the year.'"
Robinson also had nine points.
Camren Burns led Mesa Ridge with 18. The Grizzlies, who entered the night tied with Mitchell for first in the conference trailed 13-5 after the first quarter and 34-16 at the half.
Fountain-Fort Carson 63, Pine Creek 56
At Pine Creek: Despite Joey Black's double-double, Pine Creek (7-13 overall, 0-7 5A CSML) couldn't keep up with league leaders Pikes Peak-area 5A No. 3 Fountain-Fort Carson (10-10, 6-1).
Black scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the win over the Eagles. David Bray and Grant Morin each scored 10 points for Pine Creek.
Fountain-Fort Carson, who is tied with Doherty for first place in league, did not report stats.
Doherty 65, Rampart 40
At Doherty: On a night where fans from both schools dressed in orange to honor Doherty student Jonah Pfennings who has cancer, the 5A No. 2 Spartans (13-7, 6-1 5A CSML) kept pace for first place in the conference.
No. 1 Rampart fell to 15-5, 4-3 in league, two games behind Doherty and the Trojans.
Sand Creek 64, Discovery Canyon 39
At Sand Creek: Thanks to juniors Garret Bingham and Bryce Glaser, 4A No. 1 Sand Creek (16-3, 10-1 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) found some scoring early when the rest of the team was cold.
Bingam scored 13 off the bench and Glaser added 11 off the bench, and senior Dylan Clark scored a team-high 14 points as the Scorprions used a 26-2 first half to blow open a close game.
"They kind of sparked us in the first half when we didn't come out as strong as we did in the third," Sand Creek coach Joe Rausch said.
Discovery Canyon (5-14, 1-9) lost its seventh straight.
CSCS 71, Buena Vista 51
At Buena Vista: Sam Howard scored a team-high 21, Justin Engesser added 16 and Chris Hildenbrand 11, as 3A No. 1 Colorado Springs Christian School (12-3, 8-0 3A Tri-Peaks West) pulled away early and late against Buena Vista (9-7, 6-4) in a matchup of the top two teams in the conference.
The Lions outscored the Demons 21-13 in the first quarter and 18-10 in the last.
Cheyenne Mountain 81, Falcon 76
At Falcon: Ghassan Nehme led 4A No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (14-5, 8-2) with 23 points while Reece Eddy and Christian Nehme each scored 18 to beat Falcon (11-8, 4-6).
Chances Matlock led the Falcons with 23 points in the loss, while Shaun Livecchi added 12.
Liberty 49, Palmer 41
At Palmer: Dallin Page scored a game-high 16 points and Mike Love had 11 to lead Liberty (4-3, 11-8 5A CSML) past Palmer (5-15, 1-6) for just the Lancers' second win in the last five games.
Nathan Raak led the Terrors with 15 points.
Pine Creek 65, Fountain-Fort Carson 34
At Pine Creek: Spencer Lindsey scored a team-high 13 points and Taylor cross added 12, as 5A No. 2 Pine Creek (18-2, 6-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) used a 19-5 first quarter to pull away early from Fountain-Fort Carson (6-11, 2-5).
Emma List scored eight points and grabbed eight rebounds and teammate Jayne Lydiatt has seven points and eight rebounds for the Eagles.
Rampart 67, Doherty 52
At Doherty: Class 5A No. 1 Rampart (15-4, 4-1 5A CSML) used a 14-5 second quarter to give itself plenty of breathing room against Doherty (7-12, 4-7).
Doherty freshman Aleita Amparan scored a team-high 17 points and Meagan Kramer added 14.
Rampart did not report stats.
Peyton 75, TCA 36
At TCA: Class 2A No. 1 Peyton (15-1) got 22 points from Shelby Patterson, 15 from Victoria Goodman and 10 from Robyn Barrett in the nonconference win over The Classical Academy (12-5).
Kendra Frieden led TCA with 10 points.
Peyton takes on 2A No. 3 Colorado Springs School on Wendesday in a battle of the top two teams in the conference.
Sierra 71, Mitchell 36
At Sierra: Kanecia Cooks scored a team-high 18 points, Deja Derrell added 15 and Desalia Fuller and Malaynah Palaroan each added 11 to lead Sierra (12-7, 8-2 4A CSML) past Mitchell (1-8, 4-16).
Nadriah Oakman grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for the Stallions.
Palmer Ridge 60, Vista Ridge 30
At Vista Ridge: Class 4A No. 3 Palmer Ridge (17-3, 9-2 4A PPAC) scored 21 points in the first quarter and 15 in the second to take a 36-15 lead at the half and never looked back against Vista Ridge (4-16, 2-9).
Michelle DeCoud and Ali Meyer each scored 18 points for the Bears, while Meyer completed the double-double with 14 rebounds.