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Gazette Premium Content Tuesday's prep roundup: Sand Creek, Cheyenne Mountain both win in league race

By Brandon Larson preps@gazette.com - Published: February 19, 2014

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Sand Creek 56, Lewis-Palmer 41

At Sand Creek: Three players reached double-digit figures, as 4A Pikes Peak region No. 2 Sand Creek (16-5, 10-2 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) outlasted Lewis-Palmer (11-10, 6-6) without Scorpions starter Dylan Clark, who was sidelined due to an injury.

The victory keeps the Scorpions a half game in front of Cheyenne Mountain in the hunt for the league crown. The Indians, who also won Tuesday night, play Air Academy on Thursday and Palmer Ridge on Friday. The Scorpions conclude the season with a Saturday matinee against Falcon.

Sand Creek closed the game with a 21-11 fourth-quarter run that kept the Scorpions the front-runners of their division. Langston Bell scored 11 of his 15 points in the final quarter, as the Scorpions rallied despite the absence of their star player.

Charlie Hovasse led Lewis-Palmer with 15 points.

 

Cheyenne Mountain 86, Discovery Canyon 45

At Cheyenne Mountain: Ghassan Nehme led 4A Pikes Peak region No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain (16-5, 10-2 4A PPC) with 28 points and Reece Eddy added 17 with 12 boards, as Cheyenne Mountain beat Discovery Canyon (5-16, 1-11) in what was a lopsided victory.

Christian Nehme scored nine, Nathan Resty nine, and Christopher Garcia put up eight for the Indians.

 

Manitou Springs 60, Buena Vista 22

At Manitou Springs: Chase Megyeri scored a team-high 15 points in a win for Manitou Springs (10-8, 8-3 3A Tri-Peaks West) over Buena Vista (9-9, 6-6).

The Mustangs opened the first quarter with 17 points and held Buena Vista to just four first-half points.

Mick Prather scored 10, Danny McGee eight and Ryan Adamscheck added seven for the No. 2 Mustangs.

 

Air Academy 76, Vista Ridge 69

At Air Academy: Bobby Davis put up 20 points and Paul Fertig added 18, as 4A Pikes Peak region No. 3 Air Academy (16-5, 9-3 4A PPAC) edged past Vista Ridge (6-16, 2-11).

Air Academy outscored the Wolves 40-39 in a close second half after leading the game by eight points in the second quarter.

James Sims and Stephen Heard also reached the double-digit scoring mark for the Kadets, adding 14 and 10, respectively.

With two games remaining, the Kadets are still in the mix for a league crown.

 

Sierra 43, Widefield 35

At Widefield: Keandre Lewis led Sierra with 13 points and four steals in a win over Widefield.

Despite Jymon Garreton's game-high 16 points, the Gladiators had trouble consistently finding the net and were held to six fourth-quarter points.

Anthony Gates and Michael Jordan led the Stallions in boards with six each.

 

Palmer Ridge 70, Falcon 52

At Palmer Ridge: Jeff Butler and Nick Vitwar each reached their season highs, scoring 20 and 14 points, respectively, as Palmer Ridge (13-9, 6-7 4A PPAC) hit 70 in a win over Falcon.

Matt and Edmund Cameron combined for 30 points for the Bears scoring 18 and 12, respectively.

Harrison 63, Coronado 49

At Harrison: Brothers Quincy and Quinzel Harding combined for 41 points in a win for Harrison (8-14, 5-6 4A CSML) that tied them for fourth place in their division with Coronado (8-14, 5-16). Darrius Graves added nine for the Panthers.

The top four teams in the conference are guaranteed a playoff berth.

 

CSCS 68, Florence 28

At CSCS: Samuel Howard and Dante Fewell combined for 30 points in a win for 3A Tri-Peaks West leader Colorado Springs Christian School (15-3, 11-0 3A Tri-Peaks League) over Florence (10-8, 7-4).

The Lions held the Huskies to 11 first-half points and began the second half on a 20-8 run. Howard scored 18, Fewell 16, Doherty nine, and Hildenbrand seven for the Lions.

Dennis Donley was the top-scorer for the Huskies with nine.

 

Liberty 46, Rampart 42

At Liberty: Liberty (13-9, 6-3 5A CSML) edged past Rampart (16-6, 5-4) on the strength of Dallin Page's game-high 16 points.

In what was a closely contested game throughout, Liberty secured the victory thanks to outstanding performances from its upperclassmen. A.J Bohuslavsky scored 13 for the Lancers and Matt Gosselin had 7.

Donovan Oldham led the Rams with 14 points.

 

Pine Creek 52, Palmer 47

At Pine Creek: Derek Keirns registered 20 points and seven rebounds in Pine Creek's (8-14, 1-8 5A CSML) first divisional victory in a closely contested match against Palmer (5-17, 1-8).

After a tied first half, the Eagles outscored the Warriors by five in the second.

David Bray and Joey Black each scored 10 points for the Eagles.

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Pine Creek 57, Palmer 16

At Pine Creek: Pine Creek outscored Palmer 31-12 in the first half and had an even more dominating performance in the second, scoring 23 and holding the Terrors to four second-half points.

The Eagles play Rampart on Friday in a game that will determine the 5A CSML champ. A win and Pine Creek would split the crown with Rampart, which beat Pine Creek on Feb. 4. A loss for the Eagles, and Rampart wins the crown outright.

Jayne Lydiatt had a double-double with 15 points and 10 boards for the Eagles.

Kara Flores led the Warriors with five points and four boards in the loss.

 

Sand Creek 68, Lewis-Palmer 30

At Lewis-Palmer: Liah Davis scored 21 and J'nae Squires added 11, as 4A Pikes Peak region No. 2 Sand Creek (19-3, 13-0 4A PPAC) hit 68 in a win over Lewis-Palmer (3-18, 1-11).

Sand Creek opened the game with a 22-7 first quarter and held onto that momentum the rest of the game.

Terra Murray scored eight, Oliana Squires eight and Shyla Armstrong seven for the Scorpions.

 

Manitou Springs 52, Buena Vista 31

At Manitou Springs: Angala Jensen scored a game-high 18 points and Shelby Megyeri added 15 for 3A Tri-Peaks West League leader Manitou Springs (12-6, 7-2) in a win over Buena Vista (9-9, 6-4).

After a tied first quarter at 12, the Mustangs held Buena Vista to a total of six points in the second and third quarters.

Cori Scott led the Demons with seven points.

 

Florence 41, CSCS 20

At CSCS: Taron Ruzanski scored a game-high 11 points to lead Florence (4-14 overall, 1-8 3A Tri-Peaks West) past Colorado Springs Christian School (4-12, 0-8).

Florence closed out the game with a 14-2 fourth quarter.

Hannah Swenson was the top scorer for the Lions, contributing nine of their 20 points.

 

Cheyenne Mountain 42, Discovery Canyon 20

At Discovery Canyon: Hunter Peifer helped led Cheyenne Mountain (11-10, 8-4 4A PPAC) with eight points and six boards in a win against Discovery Canyon (3-18, 1-11), while teammate Cailee Nehmee scored a team-high nine points.

The Indians distributed the ball well with eight players scoring. Alex Taylor had six points and seven rebounds for Cheyenne Mountain.

 

Palmer Ridge 57, Falcon 48

At Falcon: Ali Meyer and Michelle DeCoud combined for 33 points for 4A Pikes Peak No. 3 Palmer Ridge (19-3, 11-2 4A PPAC) in a road win against Falcon (10-10, 7-5).

Meyer registered a triple-double with 13 rebounds and 10 blocks in addition to her 18 points. Sam Rippley also reached the double-digit mark for Palmer-Ridge scoring 13.

 

Sierra 62, Widefield 44

At Sierra: Delia Brekken chalked up a double-double with 11 boards and 15 points for Sierra (15-7, 10-2 4A CSML) in their win against Widefield (10-12, 6-5).

Kelly Phalavong added 11 for the Stallions.

 

Air Academy 67, Vista Ridge 37

At Vista Ridge: Kassady Huffman posted a triple double with team-highs in points (19), rebounds (18) and blocks (10) for Air Academy (10-10, 6-6 4A PPAC).

Avery Downey and Madison Rasmusen each added 11 points for the Kadets, who are one spot out of a guaranteed playoff berth.

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