Tuesday's roundup: Scott's 28 leads Lewis-Palmer boys
Lewis-Palmer 73, Discovery Canyon 57
At Lewis-Palmer: Jordan Scott scored 28 points to help Lewis-Palmer (14-2, 7-0 4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) remain unbeaten in league play with a win over Discovery Canyon (12-4, 3-4).
The Pikes Peak area 4A No. 2 Rangers will face Palmer Ridge on Friday before a key matchup with 4A No. 1 Sand Creek on Tuesday.
“At times we played extremely well,” Lewis-Palmer coach Russ McKinstry said.
The Rangers opened the game with a 24-7 first quarter.
“We jumped out to a big lead,” McKinstry said. “We let down a little in the second quarter but came back to start out strong in the third quarter.
“It was kind of an ebb-and-flow type of game.”
Justin Smith and Chase Stone added 15 and 10 points, respectively, for Lewis-Palmer.
Scott, the brother of University of Colorado center Josh Scott, has 21 or more points in four of his past five games.
“He’s played very well from outside and inside,” McKinstry said. “That’s what makes him so dangerous.”
Fountain-Fort Carson 55, Rampart 44
At Rampart: 5A No. 1 Fountain-Fort Carson (9-6, 3-0 5A Metro) shot 53.2 percent from the field, including going 10-for-20 from 3-point range, to knock off 5A No. 3 Rampart (10-6, 1-2).
Noah Taylor led Rampart with 18 points.
Pine Creek 68, Liberty 62, 2OT
At Liberty: Pine Creek (6-10, 1-2 5A Metro) outscored 5A No. 2 Liberty (7-7, 1-2) 29-22 in the second half to tie the game and then 20-14 in double overtime to record the win.
Manitou Springs 57, Buena Vista 35
At Manitou Springs: Chase Megyeri and James Finsterwald had 13 and 12 points, respectively, to lead Manitou Springs (8-6, 6-1 3A Tri-Peaks West) over Buena Vista (4-9, 3-4).
The 3A No. 3 Mustangs have won five straight and seven of their past eight.
Manitou Springs shut out Buena Vista in the first quarter 13-0 and outscored the Demons 32-8 in the first half.
Falcon 71, Air Academy 58
At Falcon: Falcon shot 51.1 percent from the field to earn its first league win and improve to 8-8 overall and 1-6 in 4A PPAC play with a win over Air Academy (7-9, 2-5).
Falcon led 38-26 at the half and 59-37 after three quarters before Air Academy cut into the deficit in the fourth.
Stephen Heard led Air Academy with 12 points.
TCA 48, Florence 41
At Florence: Jason Anderson and Ben Hooten scored 18 and 17 points respectively to lead The Classical Academy (8-4, 5-2 3A Tri-Peaks West) past Florence (0-12, 0-6).
Justice Sutton added 14 rebounds and five blocked shots for TCA, which has won two straight and eight of its past 10.
Palmer 65, Mesa Ridge 48
At Mesa Ridge: Nathan Raak had 20 points and 10 rebounds as Palmer (2-13) defeated Mesa Ridge (6-9) in a non-league game.
Marquiz Rucker added 12 points and 11 rebounds for the Terrors.
Edison 55, Manzanola 50
At Edison: Garrett Grasmick scored 13 points and Sebastian Rowe added 11 points and 11 rebounds to lead Edison (5-7) over Manzanola (2-7) in a non-league game.
Will Hotop also had 11 points for the Eagles, while David Everhart had six assists.
Manitou Springs 44, Buena Vista 38
At Manitou Springs: Ali Thompson had 17 points and four rebounds to lead 3A No. 3 Manitou Springs (9-6, 7-1 3A Tri-Peaks West) past Buena Vista (5-8, 1-6).
Meghan McGee and Brooke Garretson each added eight points for the Mustangs, who have won six of their past seven games.
“We have been playing better, but I still don’t think we’ve put four quarters together yet,” said Danny Gieck, who has a 6-3 record since taking over as coach at Manitou Springs on Dec. 12. “When they do it well, they’re fun to watch.”
Kristi Longfield had four of Manitou Springs’ 10 steals.
Air Academy 52, Falcon 29
At Air Academy: Kassady Huffman had 19 points and 14 rebounds to lead Air Academy (8-7, 5-2 4A PPAC) over Falcon (5-11, 2-5).
Justine Jenkinson added 11 points for the Kadets, who opened the game with an 11-0 run.
“We jumped out quick and hit some big early shots,” Air Academy coach Bob Wingett said.
Sophomore point guard Hayley Rhein did a little of everything for the Kadets with six points, three assists, three steals and five rebounds.
“She is the absolute leader of this group,” Wingett said.
TCA 48, Florence 34
At TCA: Hannah Carr had 20 rebounds, eight of which came on the offensive glass, to help 3A No. 2 The Classical Academy (12-1, 6-1 3A Tri-Peaks West) defeat Florence (5-9, 3-4).
CheyAnn Queener led the Titans with 12 points, while Carr added 11.
Carr is third in Class 3A with 10.2 rebounds per game.
Liberty 58, Pine Creek 54
At Liberty: Alex Rivas went 10-of-11 from the foul line to score a game-high 22 and lead Liberty (9-5, 2-1 5A Metro) past Pine Creek (8-8, 1-2).
Emily Jones added 14 points for the Lancers, who have won five of their past seven. Rivas and Jones shared the team lead in rebounds with seven each.
Mattie Cutts led Pine Creek with 18 points while taylor cross grabbed a game-high eight rebounds.
Rampart 59, Fountain-Fort Carson 23
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Lucia Archuleta had 14 points and Kaleah Hires added 12 as Rampart (9-7, 1-2 5A Metro) earned its first league win by besting Fountain-Fort Carson (2-13, 0-3).
Amber Perryman led F-FC with seven points.
Salida 39, CSCS 32
At Salida: Salida (8-5, 4-2 3A Tri-Peaks West) outscored Colorado Springs Christian (3-10, 2-4) 25-13 in the second half to earn the comeback victory.
Maya Godina led the Spartans with 11 points.
Kiowa 42, Fountain Valley 29
At Kiowa: Delia Brekken (13 points) and Clare Hamilton (11) accounted for all but six of the Danes’ points as Fountain Valley (1-8) fell to Kiowa (3-7) in a nonleague contest.
Vista Ridge 45, Cheyenne Mountain 41
At Vista Ridge: K.K. Mack scored 20 points to lead Vista Ridge (6-10, 3-4 PPAC) over Cheyenne Mountain (12-3, 4-3).
Ashlee Terry added 10 for the Wolves, who snapped a six-game losing streak.
Kent Denver 108, St. Mary’s 63
At Harrison: St. Mary’s won the 200-meter freestyle relay but was otherwise swept in a dual-meet loss to Kent Denver.
Miranda Schene, Hanna Stockelman, Kelly Heiniger and Meghan Harder combined to win the relay in 2 minutes, 0.92 seconds for St. Mary’s, beating the Kent Denver quartet by 33.96 seconds.