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Tuesday's roundup: Sand Creek enters the break perfectly
Sand Creek 66, Cañon City 47
At Cañon City: Sand Creek might have been eager for the winter break to arrive, but so far the Scorpions’ record has yet to show it.
Pikes Peak 4A No. 2 Sand Creek (7-0) overcame a sluggish first quarter to post 23 second-quarter points and pull away from Cañon City (3-6) to stay unbeaten.
“The guys were a little sluggish because of finals and our three-game tournament last week,” coach Joe Rausch said. “We turned up the pressure to full court and that got us into our rhythm a little bit.”
Bryan Jenkins scored a team-high 16 points and three other players were in double figures for the Scorpions. Leading scorer Josh Smith, nursing an injured wrist, finished with 13.
The Scorpions don’t play again until after the break, a much-needed rest, according to Rausch.
“I think maybe they were looking toward the break already,” Rausch said.
The Tigers’ Logun Javernick led all scorers with 25.
Air Academy 72, Pueblo County 65, 2OT
At Pueblo County: Air Academy (4-3) rallied from a four-point fourth-quarter deficit to push the game to overtime, and then scored 14 in the second overtime to earn the win over Pueblo County (5-4).
Bobby Davis led the way with 16 points, John Sims added 11 and Devon Tang 10 for the Kadets, who trailed 42-38 heading into the final quarter.
Manitou Springs 72, Pueblo Centennial 38
At Manitou Springs: Manitou Springs hit three 3-pointers, including four by Tyler Washington, as the Mustangs (2-5) cruised past Pueblo Centennial (1-5).
Washington finished with 14 points, Chase Megyeri scored a game-high 23 and the defense held the Bulldogs to 13 points in the second half, including two in the third quarter.
The Mustangs blew the game open when they outscored the Bulldogs 18-2 in the third.
Cheyenne Mountain 80, Pine Creek 45
At Pine Creek: Four players scored in double digits for 4A No. 3 Cheyenne Mountain (8-0), led by Ghassan Nehme’s 21.
Darrin Haynes scored 16, Christian Nehme 13 and Reece Eddy 12 to keep the Indians unbeaten. Cheyenne Mountain returns to action after the winter break.
Pine Creek falls to 2-4.
Falcon 64, Pueblo Central 53
At Pueblo Central: Chances Matlock scored 21 and Shaun Livecchi scored 20 as Falcon improved to 5-1.
The Falcons led by two entering the fourth quarter, but went on a 19-12 run in the final period to put the game away.
Rampart 179, Doherty 136
At Rampart: Despite Doherty winning three of the first five races, Rampart edged the Spartans by 43, taking all three relays.
Julie Henninger won the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke and helped the Rams win the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay.
Doherty’s Sarah Collie won the 500 freestyle and 200 freestyle.
Mesa Ridge/Widefield 109, Sierra 58
At Mesa Ridge/Widefield: Mesa Ridge/Widefield won all 11 events (there was no diving competition) to down Sierra.
Carmen Mena won the 200 individual medley and the 500 freestyle, and Kayla Kuecker won the 50 free and 100 breast.
Liberty 44, Lewis-Palmer 37
At Lewis-Palmer: Amanda Dix scored a game-high 15 points, Alex Rivas added 13, and Liberty (5-3) held off Lewis-Palmer (4-4) to end a four-game Rangers winning streak.
Alexa Smith had 13 points and Kaila Baca had 11 for Lewis-Palmer, which trailed 37-24 entering the fourth quarter and cut the deficit to four with two minutes left.