Cougars claw back behind Estrada's second-half surge



Canon City 51, Sierra 48

At Canon City: Kate Tedquist hit a 3-pointer from the right corner as time expired, lifting Canon City (8-11, 6-6 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) past Sierra (13-7, 10-3).

Katie Till had 13 points and younger sister Ellie Till added 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Tigers, who held the ball for the last shot and took two timeouts in the final minute of regulation to ultimately set up the winning play.

"Actually, we wanted ball penetration, but Lizzy (Elizabeth McCalla) recognized where the help was and found the open shooter," Canon City coach Dan Heath said. "Once the shot left her fingers, the whole gym knew it was in. We're hoping to build off this. We had been finding ways not to win games like this, and we really had to emphasize the value in every possession."

Sierra was led by Gyani Sami, who scored 14 points. Aubrey Robinson added 13.

The game was tight throughout. Sierra led 8-7 after one quarter, and the game was tied 20-20 at halftime and 37-37 heading into the fourth quarter.

Of Canon City's 11 losses, six have been by single digits.

Mesa Ridge 50, Elizabeth 46

At Elizabeth: Chloe Welch scored a team-high 18 points, including the go-ahead jumper late in the third quarter that gave Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Mesa Ridge (15-3, 11-1 4A CSML) the lead for good as the Grizzlies held off Elizabeth.

Mesa Ridge led 28-19 early in the third quarter, but the Cardinals responded with a 10-0 run for a 29-28 lead. After Welch's shot, the Grizzlies never trailed again.

Angelica Littlehawk added 10 points for Mesa Ridge.

TCA 48, Mitchell 20

At Mitchell: Pikes Peak region 4A No. 3 TCA (15-5, 10-3 4A CSML) won its sixth straight, outscoring Mitchell (0-19, 0-12) in all four quarters to move into a tie with Sierra in the league standings behind Mesa Ridge. The Titans' lead was only 17-10 at halftime, but they broke the game open with a 19-4 run in the third quarter.

Woodland Park 54, Widefield 40

At Woodland Park: Aaliyah Ricketts led all scorers with 19 points and Charisse Fairley added 12 as Widefield (9-10, 6-6 4A CSML) snapped a three-game losing streak by beating Woodland Park (6-13, 2-10). MacKenzie King chipped in with 10 points for the Gladiators, who used a 16-6 run in the third quarter to open up a 46-29 advantage.

Jenna Bashor scored a team-high 11 points for Woodland Park, which has dropped four in a row.

Florence 50, James Irwin 34

At Florence: Florence (9-6, 4-3 3A Tri-Peaks) shook off James Irwin (6-7, 3-5) with runs of 14-6 and 14-7 in the second and fourth quarters, respectively, to earn the league victory. The game was tied at 11 after one quarter.

Pikes Peak Christian 38, CSDB 13

At Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind: Pikes Peak Christian (4-8) built a 20-6 halftime lead to keep CSDB (0-16) winless, despite a 13-point effort from freshman Jasmine Cruz.



Mesa Ridge 75, Elizabeth 55

At Mesa Ridge: Dalen Jackson scored 20 points, Dylan Mileto added 15, and Mesa Ridge (13-6, 9-3 4A CSML) connected for 11 3-pointers in a win over Elizabeth (8-12, 4-9).

The Grizzlies, who also got a 12-point, nine-rebound effort from Caleb Stewart, outscored the Cardinals 25-7 in the second quarter to take a 38-15 lead at halftime.

Sierra 62, Canon City 35

At Sierra: A fast start fueled Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Sierra (17-3, 13-0 4A CSML) to its 14th consecutive win in a rout of Canon City (4-15, 4-8). The Stallions jumped out to a 19-8 lead through one quarter and extended that advantage to 38-18 by halftime.

Mitchell 55, TCA 46

At The Classical Academy: On the strength of a 19-10 advantage in the fourth quarter, Mitchell (8-11, 6-6 4A CSML) broke open a tie game and won for the third time in four games, sending TCA (8-12, 5-8) to its fourth loss in five games.

Widefield 72, Woodland Park 42

At Widefield: Widefield (13-6, 9-3 4A CSML) won its third straight game to make it nine wins in 10 games, sending Woodland Park (5-15, 0-13) to their 13th consecutive setback.

Rye 58, Florence 48

At Rye: A slow start doomed Florence (6-10, 1-7 3A Tri-Peaks), which managed just 12 points in the first half in falling behind by 26 points. The Huskies finished strong, outscoring the Thunderbolts 22-3 in the fourth quarter.



Castle View 7, Coronado 5

At Sertich: JP Perez's goal with 2:23 left in regulation snapped a 5-5 tie and lifted Castle View (13-3, 9-3 Highlands Conference) to a wild victory over Coronado (6-11, 3-9) to extend the Cougars' losing streak to five games.

Max Van Lancker scored twice for Coronado. Ian Werk, Cole Brooker and Logan Dineen also had goals for the Cougars. Werk also had two assists, as did Jake Winger.

Brooker's first-period goal gave Coronado its only lead at 1-0. The Cougars tied the game at 3 on Van Lancker's goal at 11:09 of the second period, then Van Lancker scored again with 29 seconds left in the period to make it a 4-4 game heading into the second intermission. Dineen's goal 2:10 into the third period tied the game at 5.

Heritage 7, Pine Creek 2

At Sertich: Jarrid Humphries and Matthew Galloway each scored, and Alex Brooks added two assists for Pine Creek (2-13-2, 0-11-1 Peak Conference), which spotted first-place Heritage (11-6, 9-3) an early four-goal lead.

Heritage led 3-0 after one period and added to it just 2:03 into the second period. Just 14 seconds later, Humphries got Pine Creek on the board. The teams alternated goals to end the period, with Galloway scoring at 12:47 to make it a 5-2 game.

Wyatt Kiewicz had 47 saves for the Eagles, who were outshot 54-10.

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