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

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL
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.


GIRLS’ BASKETBALL
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.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING
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.

HOCKEY

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.