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Wednesday's prep roundup: Pine Creek girls rally past Legend to stay unbeaten

Staff reports Published: January 8, 2014 0

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Pine Creek 45, Legend 39

At Legend: Pine Creek (10-0) overcame a 28-17 halftime deficit to keep its perfect record intact.

Jade Odom had 10 points and six rebounds, and Spencer Lindsey also scored 10 for the Eagles, who cut Legend's lead to 34-31 thanks to a 14-6 third quarter. A 14-5 fourth quarter completed the comeback for Pine Creek.

Legend (6-4) has dropped two in a row.

The Classical Academy 53, St. Mary's Academy 32

At St. Mary's Academy: Hannah Carr had 25 points and 17 rebounds, and Courtney Griggs added 16 points for The Classical Academy (5-0).

TCA trailed 12-10 after the first quarter, but took a 26-17 lead into the locker room after a 16-5 second quarter. The Titans outscored St. Mary's Academy (3-4) 10-5 in the third quarter on their way to the double-digit rout.

Rachel Leo paced St. Mary's Academy with 14 points.

Vanguard 41, Woodland Park 29

At Woodland Park: Vanguard (7-1) won its seventh straight, while Woodland Park (2-8) lost for the fifth time in six games.

Angel McNulty led Vanguard with 14 points, and Caitlin Bower added 11. The Coursers raced to a 16-7 lead after the first quarter and led 27-10 at the half.

"The girls are just a very hard-working group," Vanguard coach Larry Blondin said of his squad. "They don't like to lose, and they're doing very well. We have some nice scoring inside and nice size on our team, and we have a couple of seniors who are very aggressive with the ball.

"They're awesome, and they're just a terrific group to coach."

Jenny Sells had a team-high eight points for the Panthers, who outscored Vanguard 15-4 in the fourth quarter.

HOCKEY

Liberty 7, Rampart 1

At Sertich Ice Arena: Nathan Watts had four goals and an assist, and Andre Ogren three assists for Liberty (2-6), which snapped a four-game losing streak.

Watts scored three of his goals in the Lancers' four-goal first period, two of them coming in the game's first 3:25. Cameron Rathmell, Kyle Helton and Alex McAfee also scored for Liberty.

Gavin Johnston's power-play goal in the second period helped Rampart (1-7) avoid the shutout.

WRESTLING

Air Academy 45, Falcon 30

At Air Academy: Air Academy dug itself an 18-7 hole, but won the next five matches, including four by pins, en route to the victory.

Luke Bautista won a tiebreaker over Falcon's Bailey Flores after they finished three periods of their 160-pound match knotted 3-3, and Austin Sethman edged Justin Clemens 9-4 at 138 pounds for the Kadets.

Falcon's highlights came at 220, where Charlie Wallace posted the fastest pin of the night with his 35-second stoppage of Mario Fernandez, and at 145, where John Lynch stopped Dylan Ecker in 58 seconds.

Liberty 52, Palmer 23

At Liberty: The Lancers won the first eight matches on their way to the dual-meet victory.

Liberty's Josh Burns edged James Ford 6-4 in their 160 match, and Grady Brewster was an 11-8 winner over Michael Neuder in another key win for the Lancers. Liberty also had six pins and two technical falls.

Jostyn Owens-Hailey's 42-second pin at 113 and pins by Brogan White (132) and Darrien Espinosa (285) paced the Terrors. Cade Nash also recorded a technical-fall victory for Palmer in his 126-pound match.

Discovery Canyon 58, Sand Creek 16

At Discovery Canyon: Adrian Mack (170) and David Traynor (220) each had 58-second pins, and Sam Turner recorded a pin in 1:07 at 120 to lead the Thunder.

Sand Creek's Aaron Bristow won the match of the night, 6-5, over Jack Roy at 138 pounds, and Isaac Garcia (106), Corey Henning (132) and Jeremy Jaquess (160) also recorded wins for the Scorpions.

Colorado Springs Christian School 53, Manitou Springs 21

At Colorado Springs Christian School: Matt Snow had a 48-second pin at 195 pounds, and Connor Craddock pinned Manitou Springs' Addison Higgins in 50 seconds to lead Colorado Springs Christian School. Daniel Burton (106) and Robert Anderson (160) also had pins for the Lions.

Ryan Carpenter was an 11-6 winner against Titus Hocking at 145, and 220-pounder Christian Navarro pinned Michael Shen in 52 seconds to lead Manitou Springs.

Mesa Ridge 77, Mitchell 3

At Mitchell: Seven pins and five forfeits helped Mesa Ridge to the easy dual-meet win.

Leon Salazar-Sanchez recorded a 29-second pin against Tyler Conklin at 132, and Dennis Crow took 33 seconds to pin Jacob Longstreth in their 160-pound match to highlight the Grizzlies’ night. Wyatt Becwar also had a 17-0 technical fall win against Eduardo Santana at 152 pounds.

Cody Conklin topped Tyriq Jones 11-5 at 106 for Mitchell’s lone win.

GIRLS' SWIMMING

Manitou Springs 110, Colorado Academy 57

At Manitou Springs: Manitou Springs won all three relays and swept the individual events en route to the victory.

Kethrys Buffs won the 50-meter freestyle race in 26.95 seconds and the 100-meter backstroke in 1:5.11 and was part of the Mustangs' winning 200 medley and 400 free relay teams. Samantha White was also a two-event winner, taking the 100 free in 57.80 seconds and the 100 breaststroke (1:13.62) while helping the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams win as well.

Emily Dolloff-Holt took the 500 free in 5:56.42 and was part of the victorious 200 medley and 200 free relay teams.

Rampart 134, Fountain-Fort Carson 51

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Sarah Cortez won the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 20.35 seconds, the 200 individual medley in 2:42.22 and was part of the victorious 200 medley and 200 free relay teams to lead the Rams.

Allison Popelar took the 100 butterfly in 1:14.13 and was part of all three winning relay teams, while Mathilde Bernard won the 500 free (6:28.57) and was on the 200 and 400 free relay teams. Amy Lightfoot also had a good day in the pool, winning the 50 free in 29.21 and helping the 200 medley and 400 free relay teams to wins.

 

BOYS’ BASKETBALL

The Classical Academy 72, Fountain Valley 41

At Fountain Valley: Will Ball had 10 points and 11 rebounds, and Davey Haddad 10 points and six steals to lead The Classical Academy (4-1) to its fourth consecutive victory.

TCA took control of the game early with a 23-12 first quarter against the Danes (0-2).

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