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Friday's roundup: Manitou Springs boys' hoops coasts after big halftime lead
Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene.
Manitou Springs 73, Buena Vista 29
At Buena Vista: The Mustangs built a 35-6 halftime lead behind 15 points from both Chase Megyeri and Marcus Rodholm, who each hit three 3-pointers in the game.
KC Quarry and Mick Prather each had nine points for the Mustangs (3-5), while Chad Sienknecht chipped in with eight.
After starting the season 0-4, Manitou Springs has won three of its last four games.
La Junta 58, St. Mary’s 44
At La Junta: A 22-6 first-quarter hole was too much for the Pirates to dig out of.
Alex Greenly led St. Mary’s (2-4) with 15 points and Robert Delfeld added 12.
Jacob Morales, who contributed seven points, was the only other Pirates’ player to score more than three points.
Wasson 75, Cañon City 58
At Wasson: The Thunderbirds improved to 8-1 on the season, while Cañon City fell to 3-8.
No stats were provided for either team.
Liberty 60, Coronado 41
At Liberty: Emily Jones scored 15 points and Amanda Dix added 14 for Liberty, which used a 22-6 second quarter to take control.
Alex Rivas had nine points and six rebounds for the Lancers (6-3), who have won three-of-four.
No stats were provided for Coronado (1-6).
St. Mary’s 57, La Junta 31
At St. Mary’s: Gabi Florek was the only St. Mary’s player in double figures with 15 points, as the Pirates wore down La Junta and ended the game with a 16-2 fourth quarter.
St. Mary’s (5-0) shot 12 more free throws than the Tigers, making 17-of-22 from the line.
“I thought our bench did a pretty good job tonight, including Maggie Hartman, who did a great job attacking the basket,” St. Mary’s coach Mike Burkett said. “I think we’re going to do well in the conference and see what happens when we play teams like Trinidad and Lamar.”
Montrose 43, Rampart 40
At Rampart: Lucia Archuleta, Megan Kavalec and Kaleah Hires each scored eight points to lead Rampart (7-3), which led 21-20 at the half.
A 12-5 third quarter for Montrose was enough for the Indians (6-2) to hold off a fourth-quarter Rams rally. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Rampart.
Pine Creek 5, Steamboat Springs 2
At Sertich Ice Arena: Riley Gregory led the way for Pine Creek with two goals and an assist, while Hayden Smith and Zach Zimmerman each added a goal and an assist for the Eagles (5-4).
Dawson Wright tallied a goal and Logan Stein posted two assists for Pine Creek, which dominated despite being outshot 30-22.
Zach Parker and Conor Chemkla split goaltending duties for the Eagles.
Chatfield 5, Cheyenne Mountain 1
At Chatfield: In a game that featured 85 total penalty minutes (47 for Cheyenne Mountain) Chatfield scored in each period and got goals from five different players.
The Indians’ lone tally came from Nick Lacayo in the second period. Jeremy Hamerquist stopped 26-of-30 shot attempts for Cheyenne Mountain (2-5-1).
Denver East Tournament
Windsor 34, Coronado 30; Coronado 57, Prairie View 12; Coronado 83, Ridge View Academy 0
At Denver East: Coronado went 2-1 in its duals, with a narrow loss and two lopsided wins.
Trent Watson (106 pounds), Adrian Cordova (120), Devan Cruz (126), Devin House (132) and Sam Smith (195) all went 3-0 for the Cougars on the first day of the two-day tournament.
Their 83-0 win over Ridge View Academy left the Cougars one point shy of pinning every opponent in the match.
Liberty 45, Frederick 16
At Bennett: Liberty got pin fall wins from Brandon Poulus (126 pounds) and Jonathon Sigley (145), and decision wins from Gabe Lawrence (132), Josh Hartley (138) and Kaid Beziou (182).