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Friday's roundup: Palmer Ridge girls win nailbiter at 5A Chatfield
Palmer Ridge 49, Chatfield 43
Chatfield: Two years ago, Palmer Ridge probably wouldn’t have held on to win a close game on the road in front of a hostile 5A Denver-area school.
But that was two years ago. This year, the Bears are figuring out what it takes to win those games.
4A Pikes Peak No. 1 Palmer Ridge (5-1) went to 5A Chatfield (4-2) and won a seesaw battle with clutch ball control down the stretch.
“We’ve got three juniors that started their freshman year,” Palmer Ridge coach Dennis coates said. “That’s a game on the road that I don’t know if we hang on (two years ago).”
Rhyley Lane had five assists and eight steals, and three players scored in double figures for the Bears, led by Ali Meyer’s 12.
“It’s a good win for us to go up and play a 5A Denver school on the road on a Friday night.”
The Bears had to withstand 10 Chatfield 3-pointers. They managed, even nursing a one-point lead with about 1:30 to play. Lane came up with a couple steals and Meyer converted on the other end, Coates said.
CSS 42, Pikes Peak Chr. 28
At CSS: Kendra Baucom scored a team-high 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead the Colorado Springs School (4-1) past Pikes Peak Christian (1-4) in the Kodiak Classic on Friday.
Nataya Stepleton chipped in 16 for the Kodiaks.
The Kodiaks led by four heading into the final period. They used a 17-7 fourth quarter to break it open.
Sierra 44, Evergreen 31
At Sierra: Sierra (3-2) held Evergreen (2-3) to four points in each of the first two quarters to build an insurmountable 25-8 lead at the break and never looked back.
Seven players scored for the Stallions, led by Tracy Marks’ 13. Kanecia Cooks added six points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds.
Front Range Chr. 50, Cripple Creek-Victor 18
At Front Range Chr.: Cripple Creek-Victor (1-3) was held scoreless in the first quarter, as Front Range Christian (3-0) raced to a 15-0 lead.
ECA 34, Heritage Chr. 23
At ECA: Evangelical Christian Academy (4-0) stayed unbeaten with a second-half rally, holding Heritage Chr. to eight points over the final two quarters.
2A No. 3 ECA trailed 15-12 at the break, but rallied for 10 in the third and 12 in the fourth.
Abby Dorman scored a game-high 16 points and Tori Mann added 10.
Woodland Park 45, Pueblo Centennial 40
At Woodland Park: Behind 14 points from Hannah Erickson and 10 from Elin Saxon, Woodland Park notched its first victory over the season.
The Panthers (1-4) trailed Centennial 20-15 at the break before rallying with a 30-point second half.
Harrison 69, Smoky Hill 64, OT
At Harrison: Harrison (4-1) scored 12 points in overtime to outlast Smoky Hill (2-4).
Thomas Jackson scored a season-high 27 points, shooting 11-of-21 from the field, and Darrius Graves and Anthony Deshazor each notched double-doubles.
Graves scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, and Deshazor scored 10 points and pulled down 10 boards.
Coronado 57, Grand Junction Central 46
At Harrison: Titus Rice posted a double-double with 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Coronado (3-2) pounded the glass to lead Grand Junction Central (2-6) the final three quarters at the Harrison tournament.
Sophomore Dante Fewell went 3-for-3 from behind the arc and finished with a season-high 12 points for the Cougars.
Coronado grabbed 34 rebounds, 16 on the offensive end, to out-rebound Central by 14. The Cougars play Smoky Hill on Saturday to conclude the tournament.
Pine Creek 51, Niwot 48
At Boulder: Pine Creek (2-3) scored 34 points across the second and third quarters to blow open a close game. The Eagles held on in the fourth to scratch out a win over Niwot (3-3) in the Fairview tournament.
Pikes Peak Chr. 52, CSS 37
At CSS: Pikes Peak Christian jumped out to a 20-7 first-quarter lead and three players scored in double digits to lead the Eagles past the Kodiaks.
Mark Waters scored a team-high 16 points and Jacob Bruner and Wade Crews each scored 11.
Cheyenne Mountain 54, Fort Collins 48
At Fort Collins: Cheyenne Mountain saw its perfect record threatened when it fell behind 20-8 after the first quarter.
So the Indians (6-0) outscored Fort Collins (3-3) 46-28 the rest of the way.
Pueblo Centennial 61, Woodland Park 42
At Pueblo Centennial: A slow start to the first and third quarters doomed Woodland Park (2-4), which was outscored 12-4 in the first and 21-13 in the third by Pueblo Centennial (1-4).
Regis 6, Cheyenne Mountain 0
At Family Sports Hamilton: Regis (6-0) scored six times on 45 shots, peppering the Cheyenne Mountain goal, while holding the Indians to eight shots.
Jeremy Hamerquist made 39 saves for the Indians (1-3).
Air Academy 5, Battle Mountain 5
At Dobson: After rallying from a two-goal deficit, Air Academy (2-1-1) blew a two-goal lead in the third period to finish in a tie with Battle Mountain (2-2-1).
Trailing 2-0 heading into the second period, Logan Haverstrom, Travis Hinton, Nick Law and Hinton again scored in the span of 10 minutes to take a 4-2 lead. The Kadets carried a 5-3 lead into the third before giving up back-to-back goals 2:15 apart to lose the lead.
Haverstrom and Hinton each finished with two goals and an assist.
Lewis-Palmer 5, Bishop Machebeuf 4
At Monument: Trailing by one headed into the third period, Lewis-Palmer (3-2) rallied when Julian Claudio scored twice to notch a hat trick and give the Rangers the win over Bishop Machebeuf (2-3).
Claudio’s five goals in the first five games of the season has him one shy of his total for all of last season. He also added an assist in the win.
Monarch 9, Liberty 0
At Boulder: Liberty (0-7) was held to six shots on goal. Lancers goalie Alex White stopped 65 of 74 shots.