Friday's prep roundup: Palmer Ridge tops Falcon on Cory McLellan's last-second shot


Highlights from Friday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.



Palmer Ridge 64, Falcon 62

At Falcon: Cory McLellan scored 20 points and rolled in the go-ahead layup with 10 seconds remaining as Palmer Ridge (7-4, 1-1 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) beat Falcon (3-5, 0-2).

Zach Hester added 11 points to help the Bears snap a two-game losing streak.

Falcon rallied from an 11-point halftime deficit to take a lead into the final minute. McLellan, though, hit a 3 to cut the lead to one in the final minutes and then scored with 10 seconds left to give Palmer Ridge a 63-62 lead.

Falcon missed on its next possession and McLellan grabbed the rebound and was fouled with less than a second remaining. The junior made his first attempt before intentionally missing the second to end the game.

"So far this year our guys never give up no matter what the score," Palmer Ridge coach Nick Mayer said. "But on the flip side we've had stretches where we've given up these 12-0, 18-1 runs that have hurt us.

"We got to keep the first part of 'never giving up.' The second part we got to fix."

Sierra 62, Widefield 58

At Widefield: CJ Jennings scored 29 points as Sierra (5-3, 1-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) beat Widefield (3-4, 0-1) for its second straight road win.

Jennings has scored 20 or more points in six of eight games this season.

Dondre Savage added 11 points for the Stallions, who have won seven straight over Widefield.

Tre Pierre had 17 points and TJ Davis added 16 for the Gladiators, who led 37-29 at half.

Sand Creek 77, Air Academy 37

At Air Academy: Jeffrey Gary had 14 points and 11 assists, leading Sand Creek (10-1, 2-0 PPAC) to win over Air Academy (1-10, 0-2).

David Jabedo had 18 points for the Scorpions, who won their fifth consecutive game. D'shawn Schwartz had 15.

Unlike Sand Creek, Air Academy continues to try to find some growth with an all-new varsity roster. The Kadets have lost seven straight.

Cheyenne Mountain 58, Discovery Canyon 52
At Discovery Canyon: Cheyenne Mountain overcame a one-point halftime deficit to beat Discovery Canyon.
The Indians outscored the Thunder 37-30 in the second half.
Josh Umiamaka led Discovery Canyon with 13 points, while Zach Anderson had 10.
Rampart 70, CSCS 54
At Rampart: Jackson Ehrlin had 17 points as Rampart (5-3) beat two-time 3A defending champ Colorado Springs Christian School (5-1) in the Rampart New Year's Classic Tournament.

Cal Zeb Roberson had 14 points and Josh Kavalec added 12 for the Rams, who play Fruita Monument and Pueblo West on the second day of the tournament on Saturday.

It was the Lions’ first loss of the season. They also face Fruita Monument on Saturday.



Vista Ridge 54, Lewis-Palmer 37

At Vista Ridge: Cayden Boyd had 21 points as Vista Ridge (3-6, 1-1 PPAC) beat Lewis-Palmer (6-3, 1-1).

Kate Rohr added 10 points and Kaley Tubbs had eight for the Wolves.

Kaity Hovasse led the Rangers with 16 points. L-P had won five of six, which included handing Sand Creek its first-ever loss in the PPAC.

Sierra 46, Widefield 39

At Sierra: Jasmine Monroe-Shivers had 15 points and D'Nae Wilson added 13, leading Sierra (4-4, 1-0 4A CSML) past Widefield (3-4, 0-1).

Aaliyah Ricketts and Jaida Aquino each had 13 points for the Gladiators, who lost their fourth straight game. Widefield went 5 of 23 from 3-point range.

Discovery Canyon 40, Cheyenne Mountain 39

At Cheyenne Mountain: Discovery Canyon (5-6, 1-1 PPAC) beat Cheyenne Mountain (3-7, 0-2) to tally another close win to its resume.

The Thunder beat Manitou Springs 40-39 earlier in the season.

Ashlynn Smith scored 10 points and Carly Fetters added nine for the Indians.

Palmer Ridge 56, Falcon 48

At Falcon: Palmer Ridge (8-3, 2-0) beat Falcon (6-2, 1-1) for its fifth win in a row.

Jade Adams scored 25 points for the Falcons. Idalias Samson and Kiana Harkema each added nine.

The Bears led 26-17 at half.

Woodland Park 53, Conifer 19

Woodland Park 53, Steamboat Springs 35

At Roosevelt: Mackenzie Porter had 21 points in a win over Conifer as Woodland Park (5-2) won both games in the Roughrider Tournament on Friday.
Kylee Newsome had 24 points in a win over Steamboat Springs.

CSCS 49, Rampart 47

At Rampart: CSCS (6-0) remained undefeated with a win over Rampart (3-4) on the first day of the Rampart New Year's Classic.

The Lions face Fruita Monument in the tourney Saturday.

Bailee Hart led the Rams with 15 points.
Air Academy 51, Sand Creek 32

At Sand Creek: Katelin Gallegos had 13 points and Katlyn Blacksten added 12 as Air Academy (8-2, 2-0 5A/4A PPAC) beat Sand Creek (4-6, 0-2) for its seventh straight win.

The Kadets shot 16 of 40 from inside the arc, while the Scorpions went 5 of 17.

Sand Creek has lost consecutive league games after it had won 57 straight dating back to 2012 in the 4A CSML.   


Pueblo County 4, Coronado 1

At Sertich: Tanner Mayberry scored his team-leading 12th goal of the season as Coronado (2-3, 2-3 Highlands) fell to Pueblo County (4-0, 4-0).

Mayberry has at least a point in every game this season for the Cougars.

Ian Wark continued his three-game point streak with an assist and Beau Foos stopped 28 shots for Coronado.

The Cougars were outshot 35-7.

Liberty 4, Air Academy 1

At Air Force Academy: Liberty had four different players score as it beat Air Academy.

Cameron Lattemore, Greg Schendzielos, Jaison Copeland and Andrew McIlhany all scored, and Hunter Michaud stopped eight shots for the Lancers, who outshot the Kadets 30-9.

Gavin Gray scored and Brandon Kurtz stopped 26 shots for Air Academy.



Discovery Canyon 55, Woodland Park 24

At Discovery Canyon: Dustin James stuck Arthur Erb in 16 seconds in the 182-pound match as Discovery Canyon made quick work of Woodland Park in a dual.

Jaden Porreco (126) added a 31-second pin for the Thunder, who had four pins come in the first minute on Friday. Jack Roy (160) had one in 38 seconds and Ryan Weber (170) had another in 41 seconds.

Levi Holler (285) had a 52-second pin for the Panthers.



Rampart 111, Pine Creek 75

At Rampart: Edenna Chen, Allana Clarke and Catriona Clarke each won two events as Rampart (4-0, 4-0 5A CSML) beat Pine Creek (2-1, 2-1) in a dual.

Chen won the 100 freestyle in 56.50 seconds and the 200 free in 2:07.72. Allana won the 50 freestyle (25.21) and the 100 butterfly (59.32), and Catriona won the 100 breaststroke (1:10.79) and the 200 individual medley (2:16.39).

Avery Dinnel won the dive for Pine Creek with a score of 222.90.

Fountain Valley 94, Colorado Academy 92

At Fountain Valley: Eliza Rhee won the 100 freestyle (1:01.10) and 200 free (2:18.01) as Fountain Valley (5-0, 4-0 Tri-Peaks) edged Colorado Academy (3-2, 2-2).

Sara Volk added a win in the 100 butterfly (1:16.43) for the Danes.

Mullen 3, Palmer 1

At Edge-East: Justin Hughes scored 3:31 into the first period for Palmer (3-4, 1-2 Highlands), but Mullen (1-8, 1-5) answered three times for its first win of the season.

Connor Mahon stopped 36 shots for the Mustangs, who were outshot 37-20 in the win.

Zach Federico had 17 saves for the Terrors.