Saturday's prep roundup: CSCS boys' basketball takes 3rd at state; Air Academy girls win soccer tournament; Coronado, Widefield claim track wins

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A look at Saturday action in high school sports around the Colorado Springs area:

Boys' Basketball

No. 3 CSCS 63, No. 1 Kent Denver 55, OT

At DU: Colorado Springs Christian School rallied from a six-point fourth quarter deficit before going on to win in overtime for 3A third place.

Lookens Smith hit a 3-pointer from the corner early in the extra period, then hit two free throws down the stretch to help put the game out of reach.

Justin Engesser hit an off-balance shot while being fouled with 1:20 to play in regulation. He hit the free throw to give the Lions the lead for good 58-55. Engesser led all scorers with 28 points.

The Lions entered the 3A tournament as the two-time defending state champs but were knocked off in the semifinals by No. 10 Sterling on Friday.

Girls' Soccer

Air Academy 4, Lutheran 0

Air Academy 1, Heritage 0

At Air Academy Kadet Kickoff: The first half ended up giving host Air Academy (2-0) all the firepower it would need as three goals in the first 40 minutes set the tone in the win over Lutheran (1-2)

A closer win over Heritage gave Air Academy the tournament title. In its first three games, the Kadets outscored opponents 10-0.

Rampart 2, Durango 0

Rampart 3, Montrose 0

At Air Academy Kadet Kickoff: Freshman Ashleigh Decker and sophomore Kaitlyn Wilcox had the goals as Rampart (2-1) beat Durango (1-2) in its first game. Junior Samantha Sallie stopped all 10 of the shots she faced.

In the Rams' second contest, all three goals came in the second half, and from three different scorers, as Rampart improved to 2-1 by taking down Montrose (1-2).

Sophomore Haley Creapo, sophomore Arianna Colella and freshman Aspen Brandich recorded goals. Freshman keeper Katlyn Rosenbaum rejected all eight shots that she faced.

Montrose 4, Coronado 2

Durango 4, Coronado 0

At Air Academy Kadet Kickoff: Coronado (0-3) found itself down 3-1 at the end of the first half and couldn't complete the comeback in the loss to Montrose. Sophomore Isabella Janney and freshman Amelia Herman scored the two goals for the Cougars. The Cougars couldn't get on the board in the second game, as Coronado fell to Durango. Junior Kylie Anderson finished with 11 saves in the loss.

TCA 1, Palmer Ridge 0

At Don Breese Stadium: A second-half goal from senior Abbie Flannery was the difference as Pikes Peak 4A No. 2 TCA (2-0) beat Palmer Ridge (1-1). Freshman Trinity Harvey tallied the assist, and junior goalkeeper RaeAnn Queener recorded five saves in the shutout victory for TCA.

Pueblo West 4, Cañon City 1

At Cañon City: Two goals in each half paced Pueblo West (1-1) in the win over Cañon City (1-1). Sophomore Macy French recorded the lone tally for the Tigers, while junior Sierra Bolton notched the assist in the defeat.

Palmer 2, Vista Ridge 2

At Vista Ridge: Each team scored once in each half, and the game finished in a tie between Palmer (0-0-1) and Vista Ridge (0-1-1). It was a freshman who led the way for Palmer, as Maia Wiegand-Brown scored both goals for the Terrors. Assists were recorded by junior Callie Matteson and sophomore Maddy Nein.

Pueblo East 6, Mitchell 1

At Garry Berry: Pueblo East improved to 2-0 on the year with the win over Mitchell (0-2).

Discovery Canyon 9, Woodland Park 0

At Woodland Park: Six goals in the first half helped the Thunder (1-1) beat Woodland Park (0-2).

Legend 1, Liberty 0

At Legend: A first-half goal held up as Pikes Peak 5A No. 3 Liberty (0-2) fell to Legend (2-0).


Coronado 27, Widefield 9

At Widefield: The contest between Coronado (2-0) and the Gladiators (0-2) was tied at three at the end of the third inning. Then, the scoring escalated quickly as Coronado knocked in 11 runs in the next two innings, Widefield responded with five of its own and then the Cougars scored 10 in the top of the seventh inning.

The teams combined for 38 hits.

Cheyenne Mountain 18, TCA 4

At Cheyenne Mountain: The Indians (2-0) got the bats hot quickly, scoring seven runs in the first inning on the way to beating TCA (0-2). Senior Dakota Henn finished with five RBIs, and freshman Cameron Buckler allowed four runs in four innings of work for Cheyenne Mountain.

Mitchell 9, Ellicott 2

At Mitchell: After losing 14-2 in its season opener, Mitchell (1-1) bounced back with a win over Ellicott (0-1).

ECA 19, Cotopaxi 4

At ECA: An enormous 12-run second inning gave ECA (1-0) a lead it didn't relinquish against Cotopaxi (1-1). Senior Samuel Perkett finished with five RBIs for ECA in the win.

Dolores Huerta 13, Sierra 3

Dolores Huerta 20, Sierra 2

At Runyon Field: A seven-run first inning got Dolores Huerta (3-0) off to a solid start in game one against Sierra (1-2). While the Stallions were able to score a run in each of the first three innings, a four-run third inning from Dolores Huerta kept the game out of reach. Senior Adrian Montes, junior Leon Vigil and junior Issac Sandoval each knocked in an RBI for Sierra in the loss.

In a second game that never saw the bottom of the fourth inning, Dolores Huerta scored nine runs in each of the first two innings. Montes scored one run and knocked in the other for Sierra.

Pueblo South 10, Liberty 3

At Runyon Field: Pikes Peak 5A No. 3 Liberty (0-2) was only down two after the fifth inning, but five runs for Pueblo South (2-0) in the bottom of the sixth proved to be the difference.

Senior Tyler Fisher, junior Benjamin Lake and sophomore Bryce Eisenreich each had an RBI for Liberty.

Mesa Ridge 8, Adams City 2

At Adams City: The Grizzlies improved to 1-1 after coming back from an early two-run deficit against Adams City (0-2).

Girls' lacrosse

Cheyenne Mountain 20, Fruita Monument 1

At Cheyenne Mountain: The Pikes Peak No. 3 Indians (2-0) scored 16 times in the first half on the way to a comfortable victory over Fruita Monument (0-1).

Senior Jolie Gilbreth scored eight goals and added two assists, and junior Madelyn Lewis had four goals to lead the potent Cheyenne Mountain attack.

Liberty 18, Durango 2

At D-20 Stadium: Liberty (1-0) cruised to victory in its first game of the season with the victory over Durango (0-2). Junior Olivia Mccrary finished with five goals and an assist, and senior Angie Maldonado, senior Kaia Horaz, and sophomore Megan Mann each had three goals for the Lancers. Three goalies saw game time for Liberty.

Heritage 16, Palmer 5

At Heritage: Palmer's (0-1) five goals were spread across four players, but it wasn't enough to keep pace with Heritage (1-0). Senior Regan Olson had two of the goals for Palmer, and sophomore Annabella Sandoval had nine saves in the loss. Heritage scored 11 goals in the first half.

Columbine 14, Palmer Ridge 6

At Don Breese Stadium: The Bears (1-1) hung around in the first half, down only 5-3 at halftime, but couldn't keep pace with Columbine (1-0) from there.

Track and Field

Pikes Peak Invitational

At Garry Berry: On the girls' side of things, Coronado (131 points) won the team title over Liberty (130 points). Lindsey Murray won the 1,600-meter run (5:22.19) and the 800 (2:32.94) and Zoe Gross won the 400 in 1:04.15 for Coronado. Gina Coleman from Fountain-Fort Carson won the shot put with a throw of 39-93/4. Doherty (107 points) rounded out the top three.

On the boys' side, Widefield (153 points) took first, finishing ahead of Coronado (143 points). Max Martinez won the 1,600-meter run for Widefield in 4:37.33 and the 4x100 relay team finished first in 44.33 seconds. Pine Creek finished third with 96 points.