Monday's prep roundup: Pine Creek hockey breaks four-game winless streak



Pine Creek 3, Coronado 2

At Sertich: Gabriel Sims' goal on a two-man advantage with 3:48 left broke a 2-2 tie and gave Pine Creek its first win after three losses and a tie.

Jarrid Humphries and Alex Brooks scored in the second period for Pine Creek (1-3-1), which had been outscored 27-5 in the previous four games.

Coronado (2-3), which outshot Pine Creek 11-2 in the first period, got goals 3:04 apart in the third period from Ian Wark and Tanner Mayberry to tie the game at 2.

"Our goalie (Wyatt Kiewicz) was good, and early on, we weathered the storm," second-year Pine Creek coach Ed Saxer said. "Our team seems to play well in adverse situations late."

Jarret Pederson assisted on both goals in the second period for the Eagles.


Palmer 50, Castle View 46

At Palmer: Darien Meyers scored a team-high 17 points, and Palmer held off Castle View for its second win in three games after an 0-4 start.

Meyers connected on all three shots from 3-point range as the Terrors (2-5) outscored the Sabrecats (3-3) 19-16 in the fourth quarter.

"We've had to learn some things," Palmer coach Jimmy Grantz said. "We've played all our previous games on the road against top teams. I thought our young guys showed some poise, and everyone made big plays."

Last year, every member of Palmer's varsity team was a senior. This season, only four of the 13 hold that rank.

"We're taking strides in the right direction," Grantz said. "It was a hard-fought game for sure."


Evergreen 57, Palmer 32

At Evergreen: Already playing in its eighth game of the season, Palmer (4-4) couldn't recover from a slow start against an Evergreen team that played in the 4A state championship game earlier this year.

"I'd expect them to be back in the final four," Palmer coach Dave Shackelford said. "They have some talent."

Evergreen (5-0) scored 13 of the game's first 15 points, then extended the lead to 29-11 at halftime.

Palmer, which was led by Brianna Gomez's 10 points, cut the deficit to eight points early in the fourth quarter.

"We ran out of steam," Shackelford said. "We outscored them 16-10 in the third quarter, but they made some adjustments."

Senee' Cates added nine points for Palmer, while Tashika Burrell chipped in with seven points.


Pine Creek's Domann chosen to play in all-star game

Pine Creek senior quarterback Brock Domann, who recently led the Eagles to the 4A state championship, has been selected to compete in the Marcus Dixon McInerney All-American Bowl, scheduled Dec. 31 in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

As a varsity starter, Domann recorded a 25-3 mark at quarterback and accounted for 34 touchdowns during the 2016 season and 68 for his career.