Friday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer boys' basketball rebounds from loss with win over Sand Creek

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Baseball's expansion to a 23-game regular season in Class 3A, 4A and 5A, football's calendar alignment to a national setup allowing more consistency with surrounding states and volleyball's move to a bracket format were the among the changes approved by the Colorado High School Activities Association Legislative Council during a meeting earlier this week. According to

The start of football practice will be moved up to Aug. 6, as the council finalized league realignments that focused on teams playing more traditional foes and saving traveling costs.

With participation in baseball increasing, the council agreed to extend the regular season from 19 games to 23. 

All five classifications of the state volleyball tournament will be changed from pool play to a 12-team bracket format with double elimination until the semifinals to single-elimination after that.


Lewis-Palmer 86, Sand Creek 41

At Lewis-Palmer: The Rangers bounced back from an upset loss with a dominant win over the Scorpions (3-14, 1-7), who were held to 9 and 6 points in the third and fourth quarters of the Class 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletics Conference game.

Joel Scott led the charge for Lewis-Palmer with 28 points, followed by Matthew Ragsdale's 16 and Salim Nehme's 10. The Rangers (14-2, 7-1 PPAC) outscored Sand Creek 40-16 in the second half.

Jevaughn Williams had 18 points for Sand Creek (3-14, 1-7).

Lewis-Palmer, last year's Class 4A state runner-up, also snapped a two-game losing streak. The Rangers lost 71-58 to Liberty in non-conference action on Jan. 20 before falling 50-41 in a PPAC game Wednesday.

Discovery Canyon 53, Air Academy 52

At Air Academy: The Thunder (9-8, 4-5) prevailed despite losing the fourth quarter 19-13 in the 5A/4A PPAC game.

Niko Lunt and Thad Dewing led Air Academy (8-9, 2-6) with 14 and 12 points, respectively.

CSCS 55, Lamar 43

At Colorado Springs Christian School: Noah Hopkins had 16 points, Kolby Walker added 11 as the Lions kept Lamar out of the Class 3A Tri-Peaks League game.

Caleb Stockton finished with 10 points for CSCS (9-6, 5-2).

Lamar (6-7, 3-3) has dropped three of its last four games.

Cripple Creek-Victor 61, South Park 58

At Cripple Creek-Victor: David Snare exploded for 25 points on five 3-pointers, Angel St. George and Jonathan Clinton chipped in 16 and 14 points, respectively, as the Pioneers held on for the close win in the Class 2A District 1 League action.

St. George also added three 3-pointers for Cripple Creek-Victor (8-4, 1-2).

South Park (4-7, 2-2) has lost two of its last three games.


F-FC 55, Palmer 29

At Palmer: Kiana Jackson had 14 points and Samiyah Worrell and Taryn Lindsey added 11 apiece as the Trojans (10-7, 4-2) rolled out to a 15-8 lead and limited the Terrors to single-digit scoring in each quarter of the Class 5A Colorado Springs Metro League game.

Sanee Cates had a team-high 16 points for Palmer (3-15, 0-7).

CSCS 32, Lamar 28

At Colorado Springs Christian School: Nearly a year after falling to Lamar in the Class 3A state championship, the Lions reigned victorious over the Savages in a 3A Tri-Peaks league game.

Megan Engesser led with 12 points as no other Lions scored in double figures in the the low-scoring clash.

CSCS (12-2, 6-0 TPL) has won seven straight games, while Lamar (10-3, 4-2) had a five-game winning streak snapped.


Liberty 5, Cheyenne Mountain 1

At Honnen Ice Arena: Connor McIlhany scored the game's first two goals and the Lancers never looked back. 

Three others knocked in goals for Liberty (4-10-1), which jumped to a 3-0 lead after the first period.

Resurrection Christian 8, Pine Creek 7

At Cadet Ice Arena: Andrew Santos and Cameron Gillis each scored two goals, and the Eagles (6-7-2) tried to rally back after entering the third period down 4-2.
Pine Creek outscored Resurrection Christian 5-4 in the final period.
The Cougars improved to 10-4.


TCA 48, Elizabeth 31

At The Classical Academy: Kyler Rusin (126 pounds), Liam Young (160), Brendan Carroll (170) and Daniel Borchert (195) each earned a pin to highlight the Titans' dual meet win.