Wednesday's prep roundup: Widefield and Falcon move on in Class 4A boys' basketball tournament



Mesa Ridge 106, Canon City 52

At Mesa Ridge: The Grizzlies surpassed 100 points in their final game on their home court in a 4A CSML victory over Canon City.

Mesa Ridge had six players hit double figures, and five others contribute in the win.

Adonis Wallace led the Grizzlies (16-7, 12-3) with 19 points, followed by Decon Rickets with 18. D’Angelo Fletcher scored 15, Deven Nelson scored 14, Zac Ring put up 12 and DJ King had 10. Tristan Widic flirted with a double-figure night with nine points, all from 3-pointers.

Gabe Rall led the Tigers with 14 points, and Cole Smith scored 10.

Widefield 67, The Classical Academy 57

At Widefield: The Gladiators scored 24 points in the second quarter to gap the Titans in a 4A Colorado Springs Metro league clash.

Widefield has won 12 straight led by the scoring stylings of Tre Pierre and TJ Davis, who scored 22 and 17 points, respectively, against TCA. Sophomore Randall Days also contributed 17 points for the Gladiators (18-4, 13-2).

The Classical Academy (14-8, 10-5) was led by Jared Belcher (18 points) and Micah Lamberth (15 points).

Manitou Springs 64, James Irwin 46

At James Irwin: A second-half surge lifted Manitou Springs over James Irwin in a 3A Tri-Peaks game. The Mustangs outscored the Jaguars 37-20 in the final 16 minutes after entering the second half with a one-point lead.

Cole Sienknecht broke out for a 30-point night, followed by Eli Stephens who scored 15 for the Mustangs.

Colorado Springs Christian 93, Florence 23

At Colorado Springs Christian School: The Lions’ speed was too much for Florence as CSCS put up 93 points in the 3A Tri-Peaks clash.

CSCS (13-6) was led by Brandon Pitt with 26 points and Kolby Walker who scored 23, including seven 3-pointers. Noah Hopkins also scored in double figures for the Lions with 14 points.

Devin Pryor led the Huskies (1-17) with 10 points.

Liberty 53, Coronado 45

At Liberty: The Lancers put forth a well-rounded effort in a 5A CSML game as eight players scored three or more points.

Liberty (17-6, 8-4) was led by Moz Doria with 12, followed by a pair of eight-point performances by Jacob Burns and Kyle Bohuslvasky.

Coronado (4-18, 1-10) was led by Ashton Rogers with 16 points, followed by Bryce McKee with 13.

Fountain-Fort Carson 58, Pine Creek 39

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Keyshawn Maltbia and Tyshaun Duhram led the Trojans with 13 and 11 points respectively as Fountain-Fort Carson (10-12, 7-4) claimed a 5A CSML win over Pine Creek.

The Eagles are 8-14 and 3-8 in league play.

Rampart 74, Palmer 61

At Rampart: After a high-scoring first quarter Rampart and Palmer settled down in a 5A CSML game, but not before four Rams scored double-figures in a 13-point win.

Rampart (16-6, 8-3) was led by Dawson Carper with 22 points, led by Jack McReynolds with 15. Josh Kavalec and Kyle Manson each scored 12.

Palmer falls to 7-15 and 1-0 in the CSML.

Vanguard 85, Trinidad 43

At Trinidad: Vanguard outscored Trinidad 43-16 in the second half to put an exclamation mark on a 3A Tri-Peaks win over Trinidad.

The Coursers are 16-2 and undefeated in league play heading into their final game of the regular season on Tuesday.

Bethune 43, Colorado School for the Deaf and Blind 40

Cripple Creek-Victor 84, Pikes Peak Christian 72


Mesa Ridge 71, Canon City 45

At Canon City: Mesa Ridge outscored the Tigers 48-12 in the first half on the way to a 26-point 4A CSML win over Canon City.

The Grizzlies (20-3, 16-0) were led by Ashley Bowen with 14 points, followed by Serin Dunne with 13. Angelina Jackson and Jada Thompson also hit double figures with 10 points each.

Canon City (9-14, 7-9) outscored Mesa Ridge 33-24 in the second half.

Colorado Springs Christian 65, Florence 20

At Colorado Springs Christian School: Megan Engesser outscored Florence herself as the junior put up 31 points for the Lions in a 3A Tri-Peaks matchup.

CSCS’ Rachel Ingram also matched Florence’s scoring with 20 points.

The Lions (16-3, 10-1) led 43-5 heading into the second half.

Pine Creek 44, Fountain-Fort Carson 29

At Pine Creek: It was slow going for the Trojans in the first half of a 5A CSML game, as Pine Creek held Fountain-Fort Carson to four points in the first half.

The Eagles (12-11, 7-5) were led by Bri Bailey with 19 points, followed by a pair of eight-point performances from Elaena Murdock and Jordyn Gutierrez as Pine Creek beat Fountain-Fort Carson for the second time in the last week.

Samiyah Worrell led the Trojans (11-12, 5-7) with 15 points.

Elizabeth 39, Woodland Park 36

At Woodland Park: Elizabeth and Woodland Park were tied heading into the fourth quarter of a 4A CSML game, but the Cardinals outscored Woodland Park 12-9 in the final eight minutes to lock in the win.

Elizabeth’s Rachel Rucker scored a field goal late in the fourth for the eventual game-winning bucket.

Kylee Newsome led the Panthers (5-17, 2-13) with 16 points.

St. Mary’s 68, Alamosa 34

At Alamosa: Makenna Bodette led the Pirates to their 18th straight win, racking up 21 points against Alamosa.

St. Mary’s headed into the locker room with a modest six-point lead, but outscored the Maroons 43-15 in the second half.

Josephine Howery and Mary Cummings also hit double figures for the Pirates with 12 and 11 points, respectively.

Liberty 61, Coronado 32

At Coronado: Liberty spread its offense around as 11 different Lancers scored to grant Liberty a 29-point 5A CSML win over Coronado.

Jayda Lyon led Liberty (17-6, 9-3) with 20 points as the team’s only double-figure scorer.

Alanna Langness led the Cougars (7-15, 3-8) with eight points.

The Classical Academy 38, Widefield 32

At The Classical Academy: Raegan Bervig scored 22 points on the way to leading the Titans to a six-point 4A CSML win over Widefield.

TCA (16-6, 10-5) outscored the Gladiators 21-17 in the second half to lock in the win.

Aaliyah Ricketts scored 12 points for Widefield (17-5, 12-3), which won five straight prior to Tuesday.

Manitou Springs 57, James Irwin 35

At James Irwin: Krystina Hagood scored 25 points for the Panthers but it was not enough to lift James Irwin over Manitou Springs in a 3A Tri-Peaks game. Jaida Johnson was James Irwin’s next leading scorer with six points.

The Mustangs (12-7, 8-3) limited James Irwin (4-14, 2-9) to six points in the second and fourth quarters.

Rampart 54, Palmer 19

At Palmer: Rampart had nine players contribute in its 5A CSML win over Palmer, led by Madi Wriedt with 12 points.

Palmer (3-19, 0-11) was led by Sanee’ Cates with 10 as the team’s only double-figure scorer.

Rampart is now 9-13 and 5-6 in league play.

Vanguard 45, Trinidad 31

Harrison 58, Mitchell 21

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