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Tuesday's roundup: Sierra gets Shook up by Mesa Ridge
Mesa Ridge 69, Sierra 47
At Mesa Ridge: Kylee Shook came within a blocked shot of a triple-double, as Pikes Peak area 4A No. 1 Mesa Ridge (18-0, 9-0) extended its lead in the 4A Metro League standings to two games by defeating Sierra (11-6, 7-2).
Shook had 13 points, 18 rebounds and nine blocked shots. She also added four assists.
“She’s been pretty consistently right around a triple-double,” Mesa Ridge coach Jeff Beatty said.
The 6-foot-4 freshman is averaging 11.7 points, 13.2 rebounds and 7.4 blocks per game. The rebound and block numbers lead class 4A.
Four Grizzlies scored in double digits with Shook, Sami Rudd (19), Tiffani Jackson (13) and Venessah Itugbu (11) all reaching that mark.
“Sami Rudd also stepped up for us,” Beatty said of the 6-1 junior. “We have a strength in the post and we took advantage of that tonight.”
The Grizzlies took control from the start, outscoring the Stallions 25-6 in the first quarter, and used their bench extensively.
“We played a lot of kids tonight,” Beatty said. “It’s important to get those kids some playing time and not run the legs off our starters.”
Palmer Ridge 70, Falcon 50
At Falcon: Michelle DeCoud scored a season-high 30 points to lead 4A No. 3 Palmer Ridge (15-3, 7-2 PPAC) over Falcon (5-13, 2-7).
The 5-foot-10 junior is averaging 11.6 points per game for the season, but has averaged 16.4 over the past seven games.
Ali Meyer (15), Madison Thomas (12) and Rhyley Lane (10) were also in double digits for the Bears, who have won eight of their past nine. Meyer added 15 rebounds, six assists and five blocked shots.
Harmony Pettis led Falcon with 17 points.
Palmer 67, Fountain-Fort Carson 39
At Fountain-Fort Carson: A 36-point third quarter blew open a close game, as 5A No. 1 Palmer (16-2, 5-0 5A Metro) knocked off Fountain-Fort Carson (2-15, 0-5).
The teams went to halftime with Fountain holding a 15-14 lead.
Jenn Urbaniak, Shanah Leaf and Jasmine Green each had 13 points for the Terrors, who have won seven straight. Molly Meyers added 12 and Lensy Harris had nine.
Amber Perryman led F-FC with 13 points.
Rampart 48, Pine Creek 35
At Rampart: Macy Myers and Megan Kavalec scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, as Rampart (11-7, 3-2 5A Metro) outlasted Pine Creek (8-10, 1-4).
Victoria Mondy grabbed a game-high eight rebounds and blocked four shots for the Rams, who have won four straight.
Kaelyn Schultz led Pine Creek with 11 points.
Manitou Springs 51, Florence 36
At Manitou Springs: Ali Thompson scored 20 points to lead 3A No. 3 Manitou Springs (11-6, 9-1 3A Tri-Peaks West) over Florence (6-11, 4-6).
Meghan McGee and Gabby Santos each added nine points for the Mustangs, who have won three straight and eight of their past nine.
Having gone to the intermission holding a tenuous 19-17 lead, Manitou Springs outscored Florence 20-6 in the third quarter to take control of the game.
Harrison 34, Woodland Park 27
At Woodland Park: A 19-6 third quarter gave Harrison (9-9, 6-3 4A Metro) enough cushion to hold off a late rally by Woodland Park (3-15, 2-7).
Woodland Park outscored Harrison 10-1 in the fourth quarter but had dug themselves too deep a hole.
Elin Saxon led Woodland Park with six points.
Air Academy 48, Vista Ridge 26
At Vista Ridge: Hayley Rhein had 13 points to lead Air Academy (10-7, 7-2 Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) past Vista Ridge (5-13, 1-8).
Kadets center Kassady Huffman had eight points, 10 rebounds and seven blocked shots. Avery Downey added 11 points and Madison Rasmussen had 10.
Daniella Garcia led Vista Ridge with nine points.
Discovery Canyon 57, Cheyenne Mountain 41
At Discovery Canyon: Mariah McGettigan had 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead Discovery Canyon (8-10, 4-5 PPAC) past Cheyenne Mountain (2-15, 1-8).
Kerry Pederson added 12 points and eight rebounds for the Thunder, which has won three straight.
Widefield 50, Coronado 42
At Coronado: A 16-3 fourth quarter allowed Widefield (8-10, 6-3 4A Metro) to record a comeback victory over Coronado (5-13, 3-6).
The Gladiators trailed 39-34 heading into the final period.
Angie Smith led Widefield with 15 points and nine rebounds, while Meaghan Mahoney added 11 points and Kelsey Scurek had 10.
Taryn Frazier and C.C. Coombes led Coronado with 12 and 11 points respectively.
Salida 46, Fountain Valley 24
At Salida: Jamie Granzella scored 13 points to lead Salida (9-7, 5-3 3A Tri-Peaks West) over Fountain Valley (1-11, 0-8).
Delia Brekken led Fountain Valley with 10 points and seven rebounds.
Hanover 57, Colorado Deaf & Blind 14
At CSDB: Lexi Dalton had 18 points and 10 rebounds as Hanover (9-4, 3-1 (1A Black Forest) routed CSDB (3-8, 0-4).
McKenzie Dalton added 15 points and eight rebounds for the Hornets, who won their fourth straight game.
Wasson 76, Mitchell 58
At Wasson: D.J. Hanes scored a season-high 33 points to lead 4A No. 3 Wasson (17-1, 9-0 4A Metro) to a convincing win over Mitchell (4-14, 1-8) on the eve of news as to whether Wasson will remain open or not.
“We didn’t even discuss it tonight,” Wasson coach Damion Copeland said of the potential school closure. “We’re focused on trying to get to our goals.
“Our whole thing has been business as usual. We take one game at a time and do what we do.”
Richie Perea had nine assists, eight steals and eight points for the Thunderbirds, while Larenz Stalcup grabbed 11 rebounds.
“We actually didn’t shoot that well tonight, but we played good defense,” Copeland said. “That gave us points in transition.”
CSCS 54, TCA 39
At TCA: Reagan Chapman scored 12 and Chris Hildebrand scored 11 to lead 3A No. 1 Colorado Springs Christian (13-2, 8-0 3A Tri-Peaks East) over The Classical Academy (9-5, 6-3).
Fountain-Fort Carson 67, Palmer 53
At Palmer: Pikes Peak area 5A No. 1 Fountain-Fort Carson improved to 5-0 in the 5A Metro League (11-6 overall) by holding Palmer (2-16, 1-4) to 35 percent shooting.
Nathan Raak (25) and C.J. Moore (13) accounted for 38 of the Terrors’ 52 points.
Widefield 70, Coronado 53
At Widefield: Anthony Saunders had 16 points and seven rebounds while Alan Herndon had 13 points and 13 rebounds to lead Widefield (13-5, 7-2 4A Metro) over Coronado (9-9, 5-4).
Damian Chapman added 10 points for the Gladiators, who have won four straight.
Dante Fewell led Coronado with 14 points.
Harrison 70, Woodland Park 32
At Harrison: Harrison (10-7, 4-5 4A Metro) outscored Woodland Park (6-12, 2-7) 48-13 in the first half and cruised to the victory.
“We broke their back in the first half,” Harrison coach Al Blanc said. “We had one of those nights shooting the basketball. In the first half we only missed four shots.”
The Panthers went 9-of-13 from 3-point range in the first half.
“We had to come out strong because it’s that time of year,” Blanc said. “I was really proud with how they came out on defense, too.”
Anthony Deshazor led Harrison with 19 points, while Quincy Harding added 14. Andre Peppers had seven points and eight rebounds.
Dakota Herman led Woodland Park with 14 points.
Cheyenne Mountain 61, Discovery Canyon 51
At Cheyenne Mountain: Darrin Haynes scored a season-high 28 to lead Cheyenne Mountain (15-2, 7-2 PPAC) past Discovery Canyon (12-6, 3-6).
Haynes’ previous high this season was 18 in the season opener against Ponderosa. The senior is averaging 11.4 points per game.
Christian Nehme led the Indians with 10 assists while Reece Eddy had seven rebounds.
Liberty 59, Doherty 46
At Doherty: A 22-10 second quarter gave 5A No. 2 Liberty (9-7, 3-2 5A Metro) the separation it needed to pull away from 5A No. 3 Doherty (11-7, 2-3).
Mike Love and Garet Bohuslavsky led Liberty with 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Eli Peterson led Doherty with 13 points and six rebounds.
Air Academy 52, Vista Ridge 39
At Air Academy: Bobby Davis scored 18 points to lead Air Academy (8-10, 3-6 PPAC) past Vista Ridge 5-13, 2-7).
Johns Sims had eight points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots for the Kadets, who snapped a two-game skid.
Manitou Springs 79, Florence 36
At Manitou Springs: Chase Megyeri scored 14 to lead four Mustangs in double digits as 3A No. 3 Manitou Springs (9-7, 7-2 3A Tri-Peaks West) blasted Florence (5-10, 3-6).
Glen Shoptaugh (13), Chad Seinknecht (11) and Mick Prathar (10) all reached double-figure scoring for the Mustangs, who have won six of their past seven.
ECA 45, Colorado Springs School 44
At CSS: Vincent Brackett led Evangelical the Eagles with 19 points as Evangelical Christian Academy (5-10, 3-2 2A Black Forest) withstood a frantic fourth-quarter rally to beat Colorado Springs School (4-10, 1-4).
ECA led 36-25 going into the final period. The Kodiaks’ comeback, however, fell a point short.
Nick Branch added 14 points for ECA.
Hunter Golden led Colorado Springs School with 25 points.
Hanover 58, Colorado Deaf & Blind 47
At CSDB: Dustin Koehler scored 22 points and Shane Mason added 18 as Hanover (3-10, 3-1) defeated Colorado deaf & Blind (3-10, 1-3).
Brian Fuller and Jacob Gilbreth scored 16 and 12 respectively for CSDB.
Pine Creek 57, Rampart 54
At Pine Creek: Rhett Lopez scored 15 points and David Bray added 10 to lead Pine Creek (8-10, 3-2 5A Metro) past Rampart (10-8, 1-4).
Pine Creek won its third in a row while Rampart had dropped three straight.
Pueblo Central 56, Canon City 43
At Pueblo Central: Zach Andrews scored 20 as Pueblo Central (7-12, 3-3 4A South Central) outlasted Canon City (4-15, 0-6).