Monday's prep roundup: TCA snaps Mesa Ridge winning streak in girls' basketball

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL

TCA 70, Mesa Ridge 63

At TCA: Raegan Bervig led four scorers in double figures with 17 points as Pikes Peak region 4A No. 3 TCA (12-5, 7-3 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) dealt Pikes Peak region 4A No. 1 Mesa Ridge (13-3, 9-1) its first league loss, ending the Grizzlies' nine-game winning streak.

It also marked the Titans' first win over Mesa Ridge in the six games between the schools.

In the previous meeting Jan. 7, the Grizzlies handed the Titans a 63-43 loss.

"The girls played bold for the most part," TCA coach Frank Haist said. "When we played them the first time at their place, we had to overcome that intimidation factor of them being defending league champs. Tonight, we just grew in poise and composure."

Raeann Queener added 16 points for the Titans, who also got 13 points from McClain Walker and 11 from Kaitlin Walters.

Chloe Welch led Mesa Ridge with 17 points.

TCA led 64-54 with 2:30 to go, but Mesa Ridge cut the deficit to four with under a minute to go.

The Titans made 22 of 31 free throws.

Cheyenne Mountain 57, Falcon 53

At Cheyenne Mountain: Ashlynn Smith and Carly Fetters each poured in 17 points to help Cheyenne Mountain (8-9, 4-4 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) rally past Falcon (11-6, 4-4). Falcon, which has lost four of its last six, led 42-37 after three quarters.

Sierra 54, Elizabeth 44

At Sierra: Aubrey Robinson scored 15 points, Malaynah Palaroan added 12 and D'Nae Wilson chipped in with 11 to help Sierra (11-6, 8-2 4A CSML) pull away from Elizabeth (9-8, 6-4).

The game was tied 17-17 at halftime, and the Stallions took charge with a 20-12 fourth quarter.

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Falcon 62, Cheyenne Mountain 42

At Falcon: After having to evacuate the building for a possible gas leak and waiting out a nearly one-hour delay, Falcon (8-9, 3-4 PPAC) made quick work of Cheyenne Mountain (7-10, 3-5), thanks to a 24-7 run in the second quarter.

Mesa Ridge 74, TCA 72

At Mesa Ridge: Deven Nelson led four scorers in double digits with 19 points, and Mesa Ridge (12-5, 8-2 4A CSML) rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to beat TCA (7-9, 4-5).

Dylan Mileto added 16 points, while Dalen Jackson chipped in with 15 and Caleb Stewart had 12 for the Grizzlies, who trailed 38-25 after two quarters.

Jared Belcher led the Titans with 18 points. Adam Selvage added 17, and Walt Smith and Erik Cilek chipped in with 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Harrison 68, Woodland Park 60

At Woodland Park: Woodland Park (5-12, 0-10 4A CSML) nearly snapped its 58-game, four-season league losing skid, leading Harrison (8-9, 4-6) late in the fourth quarter before falling just short. The teams played to a 34-34 tie through two quarters.

Sierra 63, Elizabeth 46

At Elizabeth: Buoyed by a 20-11 run in the third quarter, Sierra (14-3, 10-0 4A CSML) shook off Elizabeth to run its winning streak to 10 games. The Stallions had a 29-24 lead at halftime before their game-changing run stretched that advantage to 14 heading into the fourth quarter.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING

Mesa Ridge/Widefield 95, Fountain-Fort Carson 81

At Widefield Community Center: Vanessa Nuhn touched first in the 200-yard individual medley and 100 freestyle, and Shelby Kemp had individual victories in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke to lead Mesa Ridge/Widefield to a dual victory.

Devon Engle paced Fountain-Fort Carson, winning the 100 backstroke and swimming the opening leg of the 200 individual medley team that took first.

 

HOCKEY

Valor Christian 9, Coronado 1

At Sertich: Cole Brooker's goal late in the second period made sure Coronado (6-9) averted a shutout against Highlands Conference-leading Valor Christian (11-2-1).

The Eagles got nine goals - five in the first and four more in the second - from seven players and outshot the Cougars 42-16. Patrick Routzon led Valor with three goals and two assists.

Air Academy at Chatfield, ppd

At The Edge: A faulty compressor caused the ice to melt at the Littleton arena, forcing the teams to postpone the game and reschedule it for Feb. 13.

"Apparently, it had melted overnight, and they couldn't get it to freeze properly," Air Academy coach Andrew Marshall said. "Fortunately, they let us know before we left."

Pueblo County 12, Palmer 2

At Sertich: Pueblo County scored nine unanswered goals, turning a one-goal game into a double-digit victory over Palmer (5-9, 3-6 Highlands Conference).

When Darwin Edie scored off assists from Kyle Moore and Alex Houghland at 5:11 of the second period, it brought the Terrors to within 3-2.

By the end of the period, the Hornets had added three goals to the lead, then poured in six in the third period, outshooting Palmer 41-12 along the way.

Marco Cordova also scored for Palmer, his power-play goal putting Palmer on the board 38 seconds into the second period to reduce the Pueblo County lead to 2-1.