Friday’s prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer boys stay unbeaten, wins 25th straight regular-season game

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Lewis-Palmer 76, Cheyenne Mountain 61
At Lewis-Palmer: Joel Scott led all scorers with 24 points as Lewis-Palmer (10-0, 4-0 5A/4A Pikes Peak) used a strong start to keep its distance from Cheyenne Mountain (5-6, 1-3) as the Rangers won their 25th consecutive regular-season game.

Ethan Forrester had 18 points for the Rangers, who led 22-11 after one quarter. Carter Kreischer added 12 for Lewis-Palmer.

Luke Martin scored 18 points to lead the Indians, who also had a 14-point effort from Javonte Johnson.

Falcon 67, Sand Creek 61

At Falcon: Falcon (6-4, 2-2 5A/4A Pikes Peak) scored a rare victory against District 49 rival Sand Creek, sending the Scorpions (2-11, 0-5) to their 11th consecutive loss.

The Falcons, who took a 49-46 lead into the fourth quarter, had lost four straight to Sand Creek and 16 of the last 18 in the series.

Vista Ridge 73, Air Academy 45
At Vista Ridge: Payton Kaiser led four scorers in double digits with 14 points, and Vista Ridge (7-6, 2-2 5A/4A Pikes Peak) opened the game on a 33-8 run and was never threatened in a rout of Air Academy (8-5, 2-2).

Micah Hilts and Raymon Harper had 12 points apiece for the Wolves, who bumped the advantage to 50-19 at halftime. Julius Dowell chipped in 10.

Josh Biddle and Thad Dewing each scored seven points to pace the Kadets.

Mesa Ridge 95, Harrison 31
At Mesa Ridge: Chloe Welch (21 points and 10 rebounds) and Ashley Bowen (16 points and 12 rebounds) recorded double-doubles, and Mesa Ridge used a 41-11 run in the second quarter to blow the game open in a rout of Harrison.

Monet Hubbard added 15 points for the Grizzlies (7-2, 3-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League), who ran their winning streak to five. Mesa Ridge also got 12 points from Serin Dunne and 10 from Angelina Jackson.

Harrison (3-7, 1-2) trailed only 24-11 after the first quarter but saw the deficit swell to 65-22 by halftime.

Lewis-Palmer 54, Cheyenne Mountain 45
At Lewis-Palmer: Preslee Enget led three scorers in double figures with 17 points as Lewis-Palmer (9-2, 4-0 5A/4A Pikes Peak) overcame a slow start and finished strong in dispatching Cheyenne Mountain (4-8, 2-2).

Kaity Hovasse and Sami Tucker added 16 and 12 points, respectively, for the Rangers, who outscored the Indians 30-19 over the third and fourth quarters after trailing by two at halftime.

Selena Vargas led Cheyenne Mountain with 13 points. Vanessa Vargas added 10.

Hornet Invitational
At Pueblo County: Cheyenne Mountain’s Cat Wright recorded the day’s top times in the 100-yard butterfly (58.44 seconds) and 100 backstroke (1:00.54), and the Indians’ 200 medley and 400 freestyle relays also finished on top to highlight action from preliminaries from the Hornet Invite.

Sydney Dolloff-Holt of Manitou Springs completed the 200 individual medley in 2:14.25, first among the event’s 39 participants. Frances Hayward of Cheyenne Mountain also turned in a top time in the 500 free after placing second in the 200 free.

Finals are scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Saturday.


Pine Creek 2, Aspen 2 (OT)

At Sertich: Alexander Brooks’ goal with 6:26 left in regulation helped Pine Creek salvage a tie with Aspen.

Brett Zahn scored a power-play goal for Pine Creek (4-4-1), which was helped by a 31-save performance from goalie Garrett Newlin.

Trevor Porter and Spencer Sykes had assists for the Eagles.