St. Mary’s 54,
Mesa Ridge/Widefield 44
At Widefield: The Pirates won their first dual of the season to improve to 1-1 on the season, while Mesa Ridge/Widefield settled for its closest margin of defeat in four dual losses.
Senior Haley Bohannon, junior Emma sophomore Creech, Caitlin Cairns and Grace Arnold teamed to win the 200-yard medley and 400 freestyle relays and each won individual events.
Cairns had wins in the 100 breaststroke in 1 minute, 23.7 seconds and the 200 individual medley in 2:25.97.
Creech took the 100 breaststroke in 1:23.7.
Bohannon won the 200 freestyle by more than 13 seconds in 2:28.41, while Arnold, another junior, won the 500 freestyle in 6:12.91, finishing nearly 20 seconds in front of Bohannon.
The Pirates also got four points from Retta Smith, who was the only diver to compete. The senior finished a finals score 174.8.
Vanessa Nuhn got Mesa Ridge/Widefield wins in the 50 freestyle, touching the wall in 27.88 seconds, and the 100 freestyle, which she took in 1:00.72.. She also swam the anchor leg of the winning 200 freestyle relay.
Kelsi Mansfield earned Mesa Ridge/Widefield’s only other individual win in the 100 backstroke, finishing in 1:16:03. St. Mary’s Abby Stackle was second in 1:25.11.
Allison Canada, Vadianna Martinez and Jeilyn Presley swam the first three legs, respectively, for Mesa Ridge/Widefield.
Mesa Ridge/Widefield dropped to 1-3 in dual action. The co-oped team is off until a Jan. 10 dual against Sierra.
The Pirates will look for another dual win on Thursday at Kent Denver.
Air Academy 3, Liberty 2
At Sertich: The Lancers jumped out to a 2-1 lead after the first period, but the Kadets scored the final two goals to improve to 2-4 on the year.
The Kadets host Steamboat Springs on Friday to wrap up their 2017 slate.
Liberty dropped to 2-6 this season. The Lancers are off until 2018.
Pueblo West 63,
Widefield 60, OT
Pueblo: The Gladiators entered the fourth quarter with an eight-point advantage but saw the Cyclones win the period 13-5 to force overtime.
Widefield managed to shoot 50 percent from the field but was limited to four points in overtime and dropped to 4-2 on the year.
TJ Davis made 8 of 12 shots from the field to lead the Gladiators with 23 points, while Tre Pierre added 18 points on 8 of 18 shooting. Pierre. a 6-foot-5 wing added 16 rebounds.
Davis narrowly missed a double-double of his own with nine rebounds and added four assists, two steals and two blocks.
Randall Days was the only other Widefield player to score more than two points, finishing with eight.
The Gladiators travel to Elizabeth on Thursday.