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Friday's roundup: Pine Creek edges Rampart in hockey
Pine Creek 4, Rampart 3
At Sertich: Pine Creek’s Riley Gregory scored the game’s first two goals in the opening period, and assisted the game-winning goal early in the third period to give the Eagles (3-1 overall, 2-0 Peak) their third win of the season.
Rampart (0-2, 0-2) remains winless despite scoring three-straight goals in the second period to take the brief 3-2 lead.
Lewis-Palmer 5, Mullen 4
At CSC East Rink: Lewis-Palmer (1-2) rallied from 3-0 down, as the Rangers’ Casey Mcmullin scored the game-winner with 34 seconds remaining.
Lewis-Palmer’s Blake Thompson scored two goals and tied the game at 4-4 midway through the third period.
Regis 8, Fountain Valley 2
At Hamilton Rink: Eight different Regis players scored, as Fountain Valley (1-1) was routed in its first loss of the season.
Regis (4-0), last year’s hockey state champions, has outscored its opponents 23-5 through four games this season.
Fountain-Fort Carson 70, Pueblo South 56
At Pueblo South: F-FC guard Anthony Davis lit up Pueblo South, hitting five 3s and scoring a game-high 29 points.
“He really got hot in that third quarter,” said Trojans (3-1) coach Greg Williams whose team outscored South 24-11 in the third.”
Williams said F-FC (3-1) is still trying to find its identity on the defensive end of the court through four games.
“In the first half we weren’t there, as we gave up 29 points,” Williams said of the 29-all halftime score. “But then we started communicating, and that helped us pull away over a very scrappy and tough-minded Pueblo South team.”
Lewis-Palmer 75, Broomfield 53
At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer forward Justin Smith scored a game-high 25 points, going to the line 10 times and converting eight of them.
Jordan Scott and Chase Stone added 17 apiece for the Rangers (5-0).
Broomfield, a 4A semifinalist last year in the tournament the Rangers won, fell to 2-2.
Discovery Canyon 78, Ridgeview 35
At Discovery Canyon: The Thunder (4-0) is making noise early.
Friday, Andy Stauffer scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in a game where four Discovery Canyon players scored in double digits.
“We don’t need to rely on the 3, and we continue to disrupt our opponents’ rhythm,” Discovery Canyon coach John Paul Geniesse said. “We don’t take the first shot we see, just the best one.”
Sierra 44, Canon City 41
At Discovery Canyon: Sierra (1-2) used a 20-8 fourth quarter to rally over Canon City (2-2) for its first win of the year.
The Tigers were led offensively by junior Wesley Jaynes, who scored 10 points, including two 3’s.
Canon City led 33-24 headed into the fourth.
Falcon 80, Mitchell 58
At Falcon: Falcon (3-1) is in a groove after dropping its season opener in heartbreaking fashion to Wasson.
“We just have that team chemistry right now,” Falcon coach Greg Cox said. “Tonight we played another solid four quarters.”
Falcons junior Chances Matlock scored 25 points and Nick Lenhard added 15 points and eight assists in the rout.
Mitchell’s Diondre Scott led the Marauders with 12 points.
Palmer Ridge 64, Woodland Park 43
At Woodland Park: Palmer Ridge senior guard Kenny Suder scored 16 points, as Woodland Park (2-1) dropped its first game of the season.
The Bears (3-1) used a 22-8 first quarter to hold their foundation throughout the game.
Coronado 85, Estes Park 56
At Skyline: Coronado coach Myles Johnson has his team headed to the finals in the Skyline Tournament.
He called it a “balanced attack.”
“We played good and dominated the second half,” Johnson said. “We are still working on our turnovers, as we had 20 tonight, but we finally found someone who turns it over more than we do.”
Titus Rice led the Cougars with 19 points and Luke Brown and Dante Fewell added 16 apiece.
Liberty 56, Pueblo West 53 OT
At Liberty: Liberty’s Mike Ende scored 16 points and A.J. Bohuslavsky added 15 in the nail-biting victory.
Pueblo West evened the game at 34-34 through three quarters after being down by 11 at the half.
Liberty (2-1) made 15-of-21 from the line to edge West in overtime.
CSCS 54, St. Mary’s 37
At St. Mary’s: Austin Johnson scored 16 points, Drew Wilbur added 14 and CSCS (1-1) rolled.
St. Mary’s (1-2), which scored just two points in the first quarter, dropped below .500 with the loss.
Pikes Peak Christian 55, Edison 30
At Pikes Peak Christian: Pikes Peak Christian (1-2) used defense and the long ball to coast to its first win of the season.
“We put a lot of pressure on the ball tonight,” Eagles coach Dale Miller said. “We did that and then just got going a bit there in the second quarter.”
St. Mary’s 44, Paonia 35 OT
At St. Mary’s: Gabi Florek, who led all scorers with 20 points, took overtime’s opening possession down the court and hit as 3, setting the tone as St. Mary’s rolled by an 11-2 margin in the frame.
Pirates coach Mike Burkett is just happy to win games like this.
“I went to their coach after the game and congratulated him on that play with 6 seconds to go,” Burkett said. “He said, ‘I wish that’s the way I drew it up.’”
Lewis-Palmer 32, Woodland Park 27
At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer’s Alexa Smith scored a game-high 10 points.
Woodland Park was led by Shannon Bingen, who had nine points.
Palmer Ridge 64, Florence 28
At Palmer Ridge: Palmer Ridge (3-1) hadn’t had a halftime lead all season.
It has now.
“We pride ourselves on defense,” Bears coach Dennis Coates said. “Last game we gave up 23 points in the first quarter to Centauri. We didn’t want that to happen again.”
And they didn’t.
Palmer Ridge held Florence (0-2) to 19 points through three quarters.
Manitou Springs 48, James Irwin 39
At James Irwin: Ali Thompson scored 18 points and Meghan McGee added three 3-pointers and 13 points for Manitou Springs (2-1).
James Irwin’ Mariah Ceballes scored 18 to lead the Jaguars.
ECA 46, Denver Christian 19
At ECA: ECA coach Bruce Beers says the team’s early season success (3-0) can be chalked up to a carry over from last season’s third-place finish in 2A.
They held Denver Christian to nine points through three quarters.
Rio Rancho Dual Tournament, N.M.
Coronado 78, Cleveland (N.M.) 6
Coronado 78, Taos (N.M.) 6
Coronado 45, Los Alamos (N.M.) 30
Coronado 45, Plainview (Okla.) 27
Coronado 58, Atrisco Heritage Academy (N.M.) 18
At Rio Rancho: Coronado’s smallest wrestler Trent Watson (106-pound weight class) won early and often Friday with two win by forfeits, a technical fall and two pins.
Returning state champion Adrian Cordova (120) pinned four wrestlers Friday, two of them in less than 1 minute, and also won by a major decision.
Devan Cruz (126) stamped down four pins of his own and added a technical fall.
Coronado, last season’s 5A state champs, is off to another strong start, looking for another trophy.
The Cougars qualified 13 wrestlers to state last season.