Monday’s prep roundup: Big rally helps Widefield boys escape upset-minded Woodland Park

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BOYS’ BASKETBALL

Widefield 60, Woodland Park 56

At Woodland Park: Randall Days scored a game-high 27 points and helped Widefield rally from a 15-point deficit as the Gladiators won their ninth straight and took over sole possession of first place in the league standings.

Widefield (15-4, 10-2 4A Colorado Springs Metro League) ran its series winning streak to 15 games over the Panthers (9-11, 4-9).

Tre Pierre had 11 points and 11 rebounds, and TJ Davis added 10 for Widefield, which went on a 17-0 run over the second quarter and opening minutes of the third to erase 30-15 Woodland Park advantage.

Davis – limited to only 1-of-7 shooting – broke a 49-all tie with a free throw early in the fourth quarter, the start of a 6-0 run that gave the Gladiators the lead for good.

Pierre, Davis and Days each made two clutch free throws in the closing minutes to keep Widefield in front.

Josh Bodin had 24 points to lead Woodland Park, which was seeking its first win over Widefield since Jan. 24, 2009. Skye Ciccarelli chipped in with 15.

TCA 54, Mitchell 48

At Mitchell: Jared Belcher had a team-high 19 points to lead TCA past Mitchell to run the Titans’ winning streak to six games.

Josh Frankmore added 11 points for TCA (13-6, 10-3 4A CS Metro), which has won 10 of its last 11 games following an 0-2 league start.

Elizabeth 60, Mesa Ridge 59

At Elizabeth: Mesa Ridge (12-7, 9-3 4A CS Metro) lost its third straight in a closely contested game as Elizabeth (13-7, 8-5) avenged an earlier loss to the Grizzlies in which it blew a 17-point lead.

The Grizzlies led by one point after the first three quarters (17-16, 32-31 and 50-49).

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Mesa Ridge 67, Elizabeth 43

At Mesa Ridge: Ashley Bowen scored 17 points on 8-of-10 shooting, Chloe Welch added 17 points of her own, and Mesa Ridge dominated Elizabeth for the Grizzlies’ 14th straight victory.

Serin Dunne contributed 13 points for the Grizzlies (16-2, 12-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro League), who led 18-9 after one quarter and 39-19 at halftime.

Widefield 68, Woodland Park 26

At Widefield: Widefield (15-4, 10-2 4A CS Metro) maintained its two-game lead of second place in the league standings by making quick work of Woodland Park (5-14, 2-10).

The Gladiators built an eight-point lead through one quarter, then used a 22-7 margin in the second quarter to break it open.

Aaliyah Rickets led Widefield with 25 points, followed by Charisse Fairley, who had 17 points and 11 rebounds.

TCA 60, Mitchell 9

At TCA: TCA (15-5, 9-4 4A CS Metro) set the tone early by scoring 20 of the game’s first 25 points as the Titans eased past Mitchell (0-19, 0-12).

The Titans added to the advantage in the second quarter to make it a 39-7 bulge at halftime.

Sierra 51, Canon City 29

At Sierra: Sierra (13-7, 9-4 4A CS Metro) held Canon City (8-11, 6-6) to single-digit scoring in the first two quarters as the Stallions built a big lead and cruised past the Tigers.

Sierra led 10-2 after one quarter and 20-7 at halftime.

HOCKEY

Coronado 9, Woodland Park 3

At Sertich: Cole Brooker, Logan Dineen and Ian Wark each scored twice during a seven-goal outburst in the first period to pace Coronado past Woodland Park.

Brooker and Wark scored 57 seconds apart in the first period to give the Cougars (7-10, 6-10 Highlands Conference) a 2-0 lead. Later in the period, Trevor Gordon, Dineen and Brooker scored in a 41-second span as Coronado opened up a 6-1 advantage.

Brooker completed the hat trick with a power-play goal in the third period.

James Costello, Colton Ivory and Lou Levy scored goals for Woodland Park (1-15, 1-14).

Summit 4, Lewis-Palmer 1

At Breckenridge: Summit got goals from four different players as the Tigers dealt Lewis-Palmer its fifth straight loss.

The Rangers (2-13-1) spotted the Tigers a 3-0 lead before Tanner Colson drew L-P closer, scoring an even-strength goal with 2:32 left in the second period.