Friday's prep roundup: CSCS girls' basketball cruises past Strasburg

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Highlights from Friday's high school basketball playoffs around the Pikes Peak region.


Class 3A, first round

No. 4 CSCS 61, No. 29 Strasburg 30

At CSCS: Colorado Springs Christian School (21-2) advanced to the round of 16 for the second consecutive season with a blowout victory over Strasburg (10-14) on Friday.

CSCS will play No. 13 Eaton on Saturday at 1 p.m. after the Reds defeated No. 20 Colorado Academy. A season ago the Lions were ousted in the second round after falling 35-23 to Pagosa Springs.

No. 9 St. Mary's 62, No. 24 Resurrection Christian 28

At Weld Central: Despite leading scorer Olivia Florek being held to three points, St. Mary's advanced to the round of 16 for the sixth consecutive season. The Pirates got back on track after two consecutive losses by a combined seven points in last week's district tournament.

The Pirates (20-3) led 17-5 after the first quarter and held the Cougars (15-8) to four points in the second to take a 32-9 lead into halftime.

Josephine Howery led St. Mary's with 16 points, Mary Cummings added 12 and Makenna Bodette finished with 10.

The Pirates, who went 15-0 before dropping a game this season, have fallen in the second round of the playoffs each of the last three years. They last played in the championship game in the 2012-13 season where they fell to Holy Family.

St. Mary's will face No. 25 Jefferson Academy on Saturday at 2 p.m. after the Jaguars upset host No. 8 Weld Central.

No. 12 Manitou Springs 73, No. 21 Brush 41

At Faith Christian: The Mustangs (15-8) scored more than 70 points for the fourth time this season as Manitou cruised into the second round with the victory over Brush (13-10).

Shelby Megyeri, who averages 17.5 points per game for the Mustangs, scored 25 on Friday. It was the sixth time this season that Megyeri scored at least 25. Teammate Calleen Sienknecht added 14 and Ali Washington had 13.

The Mustangs outscored the Beetdiggers 19-6 in the first quarter and held them to single digits again in the fourth.

The Mustangs will face No. 5 Faith Christian on the Eagles' home floor on Saturday afternoon as Manitou looks to advance to its fourth consecutive quarterfinals appearance. Last season the Mustangs made it to the championship game but fell short of the title in a 52-44 loss to Lutheran.

Class 2A Eastern Regional tournament

Ellicott 44, Fowler 40

At Doherty: Easter Region No. 8 Ellicott (19-4) advanced to Saturday's regional championship game against No. 1 Simla after getting by No. 13 Fowler (14-8) in Pod C.


Class 3A, first round

No. 2 Manitou Springs 57, No. 31 Montezuma-Cortez 39

At Manitou Springs: After falling to rival CSCS in the district tournament last week, the Mustangs (21-2) got back on track with the win over the Panthers (7-14) to advance to Saturday's round of 16.

Senior Lucas Rodholm led the Mustangs with 21 points and junior Cole Sienknecht added 15.

Manitou will host No. 18 Roaring Fork on Saturday at 1 p.m.

No. 3 CSS 74, No. 30 Grand Valley 41

At CSCS: The host Lions (21-2) cruised to victory against Grand Valley (10-11) as the two-time defending state champs won their 13th consecutive game to advance to Saturday's round of 16 where they will face No. 14 Lutheran on Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

No. 14 Lutheran 72, No. 19 The Vanguard School 61

At CSCS: Lutheran (14-9) will face host CSCS in Saturday's second round after the win over Vanguard (15-8).

A season ago, Lutheran fell to CSCS by two points in the semifinals.

Class 2A, Eastern regional tournaments

Burlington 54, Ellicott 45

At Mullen: East Region No. 15 Burlington (15-8) outlasted No. 10 Ellicott (14-8) in the Pod A regional tournament. The Cougars will play No. 1 Sedgwick County in the regional championship on Saturday.

Peyton 60, Limon 48

At Doherty: No. 7 Peyton (19-4) led 28-26 at the half before creating some distance from No. 12 Limon (9-13) and the Panthers led 45-33 after the third in Pod D.

The Panthers will play No. 4 Highland in the championship Saturday.

Katie O'Keefe, The Gazette