Colorado Springs basketball players dazzle on final day of The Show



Sand Creek 67, Vista Ridge 66

At Vista Ridge: Nikki Derrell hit a 3-pointer as time expired as Sand Creek, which trailed by as many as 17 points in the first half, came back to stun District 49 rival Vista Ridge.

With Sand Creek down 66-64, Derrell missed her first attempt at giving the Scorpions (9-6, 4-3 5A/4A Pikes Peak) their first lead, but Rebecca Knoche brought down the offensive rebound and found Derrell in the corner for one last chance.

Connor Proctor led Sand Creek with 19 points, while Jalen Davis had 14 and Jaide Howell added 10 rebounds.

"It was honestly just an all-around effort," first-year Sand Creek coach Payden Goldberg said. "It took every player selling out for the fight. They battled for every possession."

Kate Rohr had 18 points to pace Vista Ridge (7-9, 2-5), which led 37-20 in the second quarter before the Scorpions ended the half on a 10-0 run.

Darian Taylor added 13 points and Kaley Tubbs had 11 for the Wolves.

Lewis-Palmer 42, Palmer Ridge 33

At Palmer Ridge: Preslee Enget scored a team-high 14 points, and Kaity Hovasse added 13 as Lewis-Palmer broke away from District 38 rival Palmer Ridge late, scoring the game's final eight points to help the Rangers (12-4, 6-1 5A/4A Pikes Peak) break a two-game losing streak.

Palmer Ridge (10-6, 3-4) led 18-17 at halftime and 11-7 after one quarter.

Air Academy 44, Cheyenne Mountain 30

At Cheyenne Mountain: Air Academy set the pace early with a 15-4 run as the Kadets (15-1, 7-0 5A/4A Pikes Peak) ran their winning streak to 12 games and sent Cheyenne Mountain (4-11, 2-5) to its fourth straight loss.

Discovery Canyon 37, Falcon 21

At Discovery Canyon: Ashten Prechtel had 10 points and 10 rebounds, and Discovery Canyon struggled to only 33-percent shooting but held Falcon to only five second-half points as the Thunder (10-6, 4-4 5A/4A Pikes Peak) won their fourth straight.

Falcon (4-11, 0-6), which trailed only 19-16 at halftime, was held scoreless in the third quarter.

CSCS 67, Manitou Springs 48

At Colorado Springs Christian School: CSCS (12-2, 6-0 3A Tri-Peaks) won its sixth straight and kept pace with St. Mary's in the league standings by downing Manitou Springs (6-6, 3-2).

St. Mary's 65, Florence 17

At Florence: Makenna Bodette led a balanced scoring attack with 15 points, and St. Mary's remained undefeated after limiting Florence (6-6, 2-3 3A Tri-Peaks) to single-digit scoring in each quarter.

Catherine Cummings added 10 points for the Pirates (12-0, 6-0), who led 20-3 after one quarter and 37-6 at halftime.


Falcon 50, Discovery Canyon 49

At Falcon: Mitchel Ballage hit the game-winning shot with 2.9 seconds left, lifting Falcon past Discovery Canyon in a back-and-forth affair that featured 14 lead changes and four ties.

Brendan LaRose had a team-high 16 points for Falcon (11-4, 4-2 5A/4A Pikes Peak), which won its sixth consecutive game. Reece Warren added 15 points, and Noah Martinez chipped in with 12.

Discovery Canyon (8-8, 3-5) scored the game’s first six points, led 29-26 at halftime but trailed 41-38 heading into the fourth quarter.

Caleb Blackburn hit five 3-pointers en route to a team-best 19 points for the Thunder.

Manitou Springs 57, CSCS 49

At Colorado Springs Christian School: Cole Sienknecht scored 20 points to help Manitou Springs break a 17-game losing streak to CSCS (8-6, 4-2 3A Tri-Peaks) dating back to the 2009-10 season.

Eli Stephens added 18 points for the Mustangs (9-4, 4-1), who ran their winning streak to six games.

Manitou had last beaten CSCS on Jan. 26, 2010.

Vista Ridge 69, Sand Creek 49

At Sand Creek: Tristan Pratt scored a season-high 27 points on 7-of-10 shooting to go with a 13-for-15 performance from the free-throw line, and Vista Ridge poured it on early to dominate its district rival.

Julius Dowell added 15 points and Raymon Harper had 12 for the Wolves, who started the game on a 20-5 run and opened up a 40-18 lead at halftime.

Cheyenne Mountain 63, Air Academy 57

At Cheyenne Mountain: Nicholas Bassett led four scorers in double figures with 15 points as Cheyenne Mountain (8-8, 3-4 5A/4A Pikes Peak) put together its first two-game winning streak since opening the season 2-0, holding off Air Academy (8-8, 2-5) and sending the Kadets to their fifth straight loss. 

The Indians started strong, building a 24-11 lead through one quarter and maintained a double-digit advantage for most of the game.

Javonte Johnson had 14 points for Cheyenne Mountain, which also got 12 points from Will Louis and 10 points and nine rebounds from Jaedn Harrison.

Cal Yocum led Air Academy with 13 points, while Niko Lunt added 11 and Josh Biddle had 10.


Cheyenne Mountain 46, Lewis-Palmer 25

At Lewis-Palmer: Deonte Bridges and Cian Quiroga, who claimed titles at last weekend's Colorado Springs Metro Championships, had pins at 285 and 220 pounds, respectively, to pace Cheyenne Mountain.

The Indians had nine victories, six by pin.

Lewis-Palmer got pins from Metros runner-up Skyler Hunt (106), reigning Metros champ Tanner Hunt (113) and Cole Stephenson (138).

Canon City 40, Widefield 15

At Canon City: Zac Hanenberg had a first-minute pin for Canon City, one of eight Tigers wins on the night, four coming by forfeit.

Ben Long, who won the Metros title at 170 last weekend, defeated Mason Repshire by a 3-2 decision.

Doherty 54, Pine Creek 27

At Pine Creek: Recently minted Metros champ Maverick Keigher claimed one of Doherty's six wins on the mat, and the Spartans added three more due to forfeits in a dual win.

Keigher pinned Mitch Dunlap 1:24 into the 138-pound bout.

Riley Wharton (106), Brayden Roman (120), Landon Suter (132) and reigning Metros champ Garrett Niel (182) recorded pins for Pine Creek.

Coronado 51, Fountain-Fort Carson 18

At Coronado: Angel Flores and KJ Kearns, who claimed city titles last weekend at Doherty, continued their winning ways in highlighting Coronado's dual win over Fountain-Fort Carson.

Flores shut down Taylor Vasquez, 3-0 at 126, and Kearns had a second-period pin of Alex Ramsey at 145.

Fountain-Fort Carson was led by Kyle Stalder, the Metros runner-up at 170, who pinned Ben Tonnessen with 9 seconds left in the first period.


Lewis-Palmer 96.5, Cheyenne Mountain 88.5

At Woodmoor Country Club: Meredith Rees reset her pool record in the 200-yard individual medley and also took first in the 100 backstroke as 5A Lewis-Palmer dealt 4A Cheyenne Mountain its first dual loss this season.

Rees, a junior, recorded a time of 2 minutes, 8.61 seconds, shattering her previous time of 2:10.30 set April 20. She also led two relay squads to victory to help the Rangers stay unbeaten in five duals.

Madeline Bane added wins in the 50 free and 100 free for the Rangers, who improved to 5-0 in dual meets.

Cat Wright, the reigning 4A state champion in the 100 butterfly, took first in her signature event and finished a close second to Rees in the medley.

Manitou Springs 96, Discovery Canyon 90

At Manitou Springs City Pool: Sydney Dolloff-Holt claimed individual victories in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200 individual medley, and Manitou Springs also took first in two of three relays as the Mustangs edged Discovery Canyon. Ava Giesbrecht paced the Thunder with triumphs in the 200 free and 500 free.

Pine Creek 125, Doherty 61

At Rampart: Kennedy Terry (50 free and 100 backstroke) and Sara Conroy (200 free and 100 butterfly) highlighted Pine Creek's dual win over Doherty. Doherty took first in the 200 medley relay and 200 free relay.

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