Published: January 21, 2014
Doherty 56, Pine Creek 54
At Pine Creek: Doherty rallied from a 45-41 deficit at the start of the third quarter to pick up a big road win to start off its conference schedule. The Pikes Peak region 5A No. 3 Spartans (8-6, 1-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) have won two of three.
5A No. 3 Pine Creek (7-8, 0-2) got 21 points and nine rebounds from senior Joey Black, but has now lost three straight.
Liberty 64, Fountain-Fort Carson 62
At Fountain-Fort Carson: AJ Bohuslavsky capped a furious Liberty comeback by making the game-winning shot with five seconds left.
No. 2 Liberty (7-5, 1-0 5A CSML) trailed 38-25 at the half and 50-42 entering the fourth quarter, but made enough clutch plays to open conference play with a win.
Fountain-Fort Carson (4-10, 0-1) has lost five straight.
Cheyenne Mountain 73, Falcon 58
At Cheyenne Mountain: Ghassan Nehme continued his torrid scoring pace, leading all scorers with 31 points, including going 15-for-16 from the free-throw line. Nehme also contributed eight assists, five rebounds and five steals.
Ryan Ruppert scored 15 points for the 4A No. 3 Indians (9-3, 4-2 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference), and Nathan Resty added 11.
Falcon (9-5, 2-3) fell behind 34-25 at the half and never recovered.
Air Academy 60, Lewis-Palmer 40
At Air Academy: The 4A No. 2 Kadets (11-3, 4-1 4A PPAC) took it to Lewis-Palmer from the get-go, building a 17-8 lead after one quarter and extending it to 36-19 at the half.
The Rangers (7-6, 2-3) got 12 points from senior Chase Stone and nine from sophomore Joe DeCoud.
Sierra 56, Harrison 47
At Harrison: After the two teams scored identical point totals in the first three quarters, Sierra pulled away with a 17-8 fourth quarter.
The Stallions (4-7, 2-1 4A CSML) improved to 4-0 on the road this season, while they're still winless at home and at neutral sites.
Harrison's Quincy Harding had 23 points, including five 3-pointers. The Panthers (4-10, 1-2) have lost three straight.
Rampart 64, Palmer 48
At Rampart: 5A No. 1 Rampart picked up its fourth consecutive win to improve to 12-2 and 1-0 in 5A Metro League play. Palmer (4-10, 1-1) has lost four of five.
CSCS 70, Fountain Valley 18
At CSCS: Justin Engesser had 29 points, including eight 3-pointers, to lead 3A No. 3 CSCS. Samuel Howard also had a big night for the Lions (6-3, 4-0 3A Tri-Peaks West), scoring 20 points.
CSCS led 41-10 at the half en route to winning its fifth straight game.
Joey Morris was the high scorer for Fountain Valley (0-6, 0-5) with five points.
Manitou Springs 57, TCA 43
At Manitou Springs: Chase Megyeri had a huge game to lift the Mustangs, scoring 28 points. James Finsterwald was the only other player in double figures for Manitou Springs (6-6, 4-1 3A Tri-Peaks West), scoring 11 points.
Davey Haddad led the Titans (6-4, 2-3) with 14 points and Josh Haddad added 13 for TCA.
Hanover 44, Colorado Springs School 33
At Hanover: Dustin Koehler scored 20 points and Cody Dalton added 12 for Hanover. Shane Mason was also in double figures for the Hornets (4-3, 1-1 1A Black Forest) with 10 points.
CSS (2-7, 0-1) has lost seven straight after starting the season with two wins.
Cheyenne Mountain 50, Falcon 47
At Falcon: Cheyenne Mountain staged a huge comeback after trailing 41-29 after three quarters, led by Hunter Peifer's 17 points and nine rebounds.
The Indians (5-7, 3-3 4A PPAC) outscored the Falcons 21-6 in the final quarter. Sarah Thilenius had nine points and four steals for Cheyenne Mountain and Tori Burnett added eight points.
No stats were provided for Falcon (7-6, 4-1).
Pine Creek 45, Doherty 24
At Pine Creek: 5A No. 1 Pine Creek got 10 points and four rebounds from freshman Spencer Lindsey, and eight points and nine rebounds from sophomore Jayne Lydiatt. Freshman Courtney Stanton added seven points and seven rebounds for the Eagles (13-1, 2-0 5A CSML), who opened up a 24-10 halftime lead and a 37-17 advantage after three quarters.
No. 3 Doherty (6-6, 0-1) struggled from the field all night, including a 2-point second quarter.
Palmer Ridge 63, Vista Ridge 34
At Palmer Ridge: 4A No. 3 Palmer Ridge's Leah McCarthy led all scorers with 18 points, while Ali Meyer had 11 points, eight rebounds and eight assists for the Bears. Rhyley Lane also had 11 points for Palmer Ridge (10-2, 5-1 4A PPAC).
"We've struggled to score the last few weeks, but tonight we got out and got some fast-break points and had balanced scoring," Palmer Ridge coach Dennis Coates said. "We took good shots and I was happy with our offense tonight."
Palmer Ridge leaves Thursday for the Colby (Kan.) Black and White Tournament, which it took first place at last year.
Danii Garcia was the only player in double figures for Vista Ridge (3-11, 1-4) with 10 points.
Air Academy 62, Lewis-Palmer 26
At Lewis-Palmer: Madison Rasmussen led Air Academy with 17 points and Kassidy Huffman tallied 11 points and 19 rebounds for the Kadets (6-6, 2-3 4A PPAC).
Lewis-Palmer drops to 1-11 and 0-5 in conference play.
Mesa Ridge 75, Woodland Park 20
At Mesa Ridge: The Grizzlies continued to roll, getting 13 points and six rebounds from Kylee Shook and 11 points and seven assists from point guard Gabby Purnell.
4A No. 1 Mesa Ridge (13-0, 5-0 4A CSML) has won its 13 games by an average of 30 points.
Woodland Park (3-11, 0-3) failed to score more than seven points in any quarter.
Liberty 49, Fountain-Fort Carson 40
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Gabby Enloe led Liberty with 13 points and 11 rebounds, and Emily Jones added 11 points and nine rebounds for the Lancers (6-6, 1-0 5A CSML).
Fountain-Fort Carson (4-7, 0-1) has lost five straight.
Sand Creek 44, Discovery Canyon 25
At Sand Creek: Oliana Squires led 4A No. 2 Sand Creek with 13 points and seven rebounds, while sophomore Liah Davis tallied seven points and 10 rebounds for the Scorpions (10-3, 5-0 4A PPAC).
The Thunder (3-10, 1-4) have lost four of five.
Buena Vista 46, Florence 32
At Buena Vista: After trailing 18-12 at the half, Florence cut the deficit to five points entering the fourth quarter, but was outscored 16-7 in the final eight minutes.
Carly Chaney led the Huskies (3-10, 0-4 3A Tri-Peaks West) with 12 points, 10 rebounds and five steals, and Baylee Reeves added nine points.
Cheyenne Mountain 175, Air Academy 139
At Air Academy: Cheyenne Mountain got a big performance from sophomore Katie Liebscher, who won both the 50-yard freestyle and 100 butterfly, while also leading the 200-medley relay team to victory.
Emily Bauer won the 100 backstroke and Chloe Buckler took the 100 breaststroke for the Indians, and both girls joined Liebscher on the victorious 200-medley relay team.
Air Academy's Samantha Steigerwald won the 100 and 200 freestyle races, and also was a part of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relays. Ashley Dickerson won the 200 IM and 500 freestyle for the Kadets.
Palmer 117, Fountain-Fort Carson 68
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Amy Fink led the way for Palmer, winning the 200 and 500-yard freestyle races, while Sarah Fink won the 50 freestyle and also was part of the victorious 20-medley and 200-freestyle relays.
Kelsey Rork provided a spark for the Trojans, winning the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke. Fountain-Fort Carson also won the 400-freestyle relay.
Coronado 148, Sierra 30
At Coronado: The Cougars put forth a dominating performance, winning every event. Elizabeth Donahoo won both the 200 and 500 freestyle races, while Kristen LaRoy placed first in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke.
Sarah Stafford won the 100 butterfly and Katie Jacobs took first in the 200 IM, while both helped lead the 200 medley relay team to a victory for Coronado.
Fountain Valley 126, Englewood 42
At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley won every event, led by Satoka Sotome's victories in the 100 and 200 freestyles. The Danes' Samantha Pratt took first in the 500 freestyle and finished second to Sotome in the 200 free.
Sara Volk (200 IM), Walker Edison (50 freestyle) and Honoka Furuya (100 breaststroke) also picked up wins for Fountain Valley.
Lewis-Palmer 128, Discovery Canyon 58
At Lewis-Palmer: Sarah Mallette won the 50 freestyle and was part of all three winning relay teams for Lewis-Palmer. Olga Britton won the 200 freestyle and was on the victorious 200 and 400-freestyle relay teams for the Rangers.
Kayla Sunada won the 100 butterfly and was also on all three winning relay teams for Lewis-Palmer.
Discovery Canyon's lone wins came from Emily Hand in the 100 backstroke and Emma Plentl in the diving competition.