BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Cheyenne Mountain 81, Sand Creek 79

At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain clinched a narrow back-and-forth victory over Sand Creek in front of a crowd of supporters holding handmade signs celebrating the life of senior center Kendall Robinson, who died over the weekend.

Trailing Sand Creek (4-9, 0-4 5A/4A PPAC) by six heading into the second quarter the Indians (11-2, 3-1 5A/4A PPAC) picked up the pace, outscoring the Scorpions 25-12 in the second. Their seven-point lead helped them to hang on in the second half as Sand Creek outscored Cheyenne Mountain 43-38.

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Cheyenne Mountain players stand for a moment of silence before their game against Sand Creek for senior player Kendall Robinson who died Saturday. Robinson was a center for the varsity team. (The Gazette, Christian Murdock)

Javonte Johnson poured in 31 points to lead Cheyenne Mountain. Jaedn Jarrison added 18 and Nicholas Bassett had 14.

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Lewis-Palmer 62, Discovery Canyon 44

At Discovery Canyon: The Thunder led a narrow one-point lead at the end of the first, but Lewis-Palmer controlled from there in a 5A/4A PPAC win.

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Jaxon Smith led Discovery Canyon (5-8, 1-3 PPAC) with 14 points, Daryn Whisman had 11. Lewis-Palmer remains undefeated.

Vista Ridge 52, Palmer Ridge 37

At Vista Ridge: Payton Kaiser scored a season-high 25 points in a 5A/4A PPAC victory. Trey Fowler followed with 12 points and completed a double-double with 14 rebounds.

The Wolves (6-7) have won two in a row and are 3-1 in league play. Palmer Ridge falls to 4-9 overall and 1-3 in PPAC.

Air Academy 68, Falcon 60

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Sand Creek 63, Cheyenne Mountain 62

At Cheyenne Mountain: After a slow first start Sand Creek put up an impressive comeback in the second half, making up a 13-point deficit to claim a one-point 5A/4A PPAC win over Cheyenne Mountain.

The Scorpions (8-4, 1-2) scored 26 points in the final frame for the win. Nikki Derrell made a free throw with less than two minutes to go for the game-winning point.

Cheyenne Mountain falls to 4-8 and 1-3 in league play.

Doherty 56, Columbine 49

At Wasson: Freshman Payton Sterk led Doherty with 18 points as the Spartans claimed their fifth straight win.

Aujanna Latimer followed with 13 points and nearly completed a double-double with eight rebounds. Brionna Mcbride had seven steals for Doherty (8-6), leading the team which had 13 total takeaways.

Air Academy 63, Falcon 38

Discovery Canyon 51, Lewis-Palmer 35

Palmer Ridge 63, Vista Ridge 30

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