Lewis-Palmer 5, Doherty 3
At World Arena: The Spartans just couldn't hold on.
Doherty went into the third period with a 3-2 lead, but the Rangers stormed back in with three goals, including a go-ahead, power-play score in the final two minutes. They also fired in an empty net goal to put the game away for good.
Lewis-Palmer started 1-2 before winning its last four games, outscoring its opponents by a combined 24 goals.
Aspen 7, Palmer 3
Vista Ridge 47, Palmer Ridge 31
At Palmer Ridge: The Wolves are hot this year.
Vista Ridge moved to 11-2 Friday with another league win, moving to 2-1 in PPAC play. Through 13 games, it's outscored opponents by nearly 200 points, including a 39-point win over Fort Collins in early December.
A matchup with Lewis-Palmer and Cameron Lowe awaits the Wolves.
Discovery Canyon 67, Cheyenne Mountain 53
Cheyenne Mountain 63, Discovery Canyon 43
At Discovery Canyon: The Hawks saw an opening and burst right through to a win.
Cheyenne Mountain found opportunities at the rim for most of the night, while the Thunder struggled to find a rhythm from the field. After only leading by four following the first quarter, the Hawks stepped up and held a double-digit lead for most of the game's remainder.
The Hawks have now won three consecutive games after falling in their league opener to Fountain-Fort Carson.
Swallows Charter Academy 19, Calhan 13
Doherty 72, Air Academy 29
Mesa Ridge 46, Palmer 32
Palmer Ridge 61, Vista Ridge 40