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Tuesday's roundup: Buzzer beater lifts Palmer Ridge past Elizabeth
Palmer Ridge 68, Elizabeth 67
At Elizabeth: Jaden Wishart scored with 1 second remaining as Palmer Ridge (1-1) notched a thrilling comeback victory over Elizabeth (2-2).
The Bears trailed by 10 with 3 minutes remaining when they began their surge. They finally took a 66-64 lead on a 3-pointer by Edmund Cameron.
“We picked up full-court pressure to change the tempo,” Palmer Ridge coach Nick Mayer said.
A foul put Elizabeth at the line. After making the first foul shot, Elizabeth got the rebound and a putback on the second to go up 67-66 with 8 seconds remaining.
Wishart got the ball near midcourt, dribbled through three players and made the layup.
Cameron led the Bears with 20 points, while Kenny Suder added 19.
Falcon 61, Colorado Springs Christian 40
At CSCS: Tyler Stover had 15 points and six steals as Falcon (3-1) handed CSCS its first home loss since Feb. 27, 2009.
“Tyler Stover really stepped up tonight,” Falcon coach Greg Cox said. “They didn’t seem to have an answer for him.”
Nick Lenhard matched Stover’s 15 points Tuesday, while Chances Matlock added 13.
“It was a very scrappy game,” said Cox, whose team has won three straight after a season-opening loss to Wasson. “We played really solid defense through all four quarters.”
Reagan Chapman led CSCS with 10 points.
Lewis-Palmer 79, Pueblo West 49
At Lewis-Palmer: Jordan Scott had 23 points as Lewis-Palmer (4-0) remained unbeaten with a victory over Pueblo West (0-1).
Justin Smith added 14 points for the Rangers, while Tyler Owens had 10. Lewis-Palmer led 40-15 at halftime.
Scott, the brother of University of Colorado freshman Josh Scott, is averaging 19.5 points through four games this season.
Discovery Canyon 75, Wheat Ridge 53
At Discovery Canyon: Andy Stauffer had a game-high 25 points to lead Discovery Canyon (2-0) past Wheat Ridge (0-3).
Brandon Nachbar added 12 points for Discovery Canyon.
Peyton 62, James Irwin 50
At James Irwin: Jared Watkins scored 23 points to lead Peyton (1-1) past James Irwin (2-1).
Dante Blackburn led James Irwin with 22 points.
Dakota Ridge 52, Doherty 39
At Dakota Ridge: Doherty dug itself a 12-point first-half hole and never recovered as Dakota Ridge (3-1) handed the Spartans (3-1) their first loss of the season.
Elijah Davis led Dakota Ridge with 15 points.
Holy Family 57, Manitou Springs 49
At Holy Family: Chase Megyeri and Chad Sienknecht each had 10 points but Manitou Springs (0-2) fell to Holy Family (3-0).
Arek Atencio led Holy Family with 12 points.
Denver Christian 58, Evangelical Christian Academy 53
At ECA: Vincent Brackett had 16 points and J.D. Kohl had 15 but ECA (2-1) fell to Denver Christian (3-0) in a battle of unbeatens.
Liberty 48, Legend 46
At Liberty: Alex Rivas had 12 points and six assists and freshman Brooke Shade added 11 points as Liberty (3-1) came from behind to beat Legend (1-2).
Legend scored the game’s first seven points and led by as many as 10 in the second quarter.
“We started a little frantic, a little nervous,” Liberty coach Annie Reed said. “But I never felt that we were out of it.”
The Lancers trailed by five going into the fourth quarter but made their move with 5 minutes remaining by going to a full-court, man-to-man pressure defense.
“We started to make some stops on defense and got some key shots to go in,” Reed said.
Mesa Ridge 73, Pueblo East 41
At Pueblo East: Kylee Shook had eight points, eight rebounds and seven blocked shots as Mesa Ridge improved to 4-0 with a win over Pueblo East (0-1).
The Grizzlies have won each of their games by 18 or more points and have outscored their opponents by an aggregate 269-142.
Tiffani Jackson led Mesa Ridge with 20 points, while Sami Rudd and Ifti Dunne each added 14.
Fountain Valley 27, Hanover 19
At Fountain Valley: Delia Brekken and Clare Hamilton accounted for all but two of Fountain Valley’s points in a win over Hanover (2-1).
Brekken had 15 points and Hamilton 10 as the Danes improved to 1-1.
Sierra 60, Pueblo Central 38
At Ponderosa: Selina Barnes had 22 points, seven steals and six assists to lead Sierra (1-0) past Pueblo Central (1-3).
TaLeeza Earls added 15 points and Cyndie Watkins had nine for Sierra. That trio combined to make 20 of their 34 field goal attempts.
Vista Ridge 57, Wasson 22
At Wasson: Vista Ridge held Wasson (1-1) to single-digit scoring in each of the four quarters as the Wolves notched a season-opening victory.
Tierra White led Vista Ridge with 12 points.
The Classical Academy 51, James Irwin 26
At TCA: CheyAnn Queener scored 16 points to lead TCA to a season-opening win over James Irwin (1-2).
Hannah Carr added eight points and a team-best 11 rebounds for TCA.
Kateri Felix led James Irwin with 15 points.
Conifer 37, Pine Creek 36
At Ponderosa: Taylor Cross had 13 points and Jayne Lydiatt added 10 but they couldn’t prevent Pine Creek (2-2) from dropping a decision to Conifer (2-1).
Chaparral 60, Rampart 40
At Rampart: Rampart (3-1) was outscored 19-4 in the fourth quarter by Chaparral (1-0) in suffering its first loss of the season.
Air Academy’s Sarah Schweiss was named to the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America High School Girls All-America team.
Schweiss, who had 19 goals and 18 assists this past season, joined Valor Christian’s Janine Beckie as the only Colorado players among the 81 honored.
Cheyenne Mountain 113, Coronado 72
At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain grabbed the top three spots in the 200-yard medley relay and the 200 individual medley to push the Indians to a dual-meet win over Coronado.
Katie Roach, Lexi Dela Cruz and Samantha Greenberg respectively were the top finishers in the individual medley. Dela Cruz also won the 100 breaststroke.
Coronado’s Allie Jacobs won both the 100 butterfly and the 500 freestyle.
Lewis-Palmer 136, Pine Creek 50
At Lewis-Palmer: Olga Britton and Andie Turner each won two events as Lewis-Palmer defeated Pine Creek.
Britton won the 200 and 500 freestyles while Turner took the top spot in the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke.
Mesa Ridge/Widefield 103, St. Mary’s 73
At St. Mary’s: Carmen Mena won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle while Alex Wadle took the 100 backstroke and the 200 freestyle to lead Mesa Ridge/Widefield over St. Mary’s.
Air Academy 160, Rampart 155
At Air Academy: Rampart won eight of the 12 varsity events but Air Academy’s depth allowed the Kadets to score a tight, dual-meet win.
Julie Henninger won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle for Rampart.