Thursday's prep roundup: Liberty tops Rampart to stay atop league

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BOYS' BASKETBALL

Liberty 80, Rampart 73

At Liberty: Liberty (8-4, 3-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) scored 27 points in the third quarter to rally from a six-point halftime deficit and defeat Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Rampart (8-4, 1-1) in a key league game.

Moz Doria scored a game-high 24 points for the Lancers and Matthew Kirk added 20. Sean Bohuslavsky added 12 points, while Jeremiah Pruitt had 11.

Rampart built a 40-34 lead at the half courtesy a 25-point second quarter. But Liberty's offense got hot in the third quarter and took the lead.

Jackson Ehrlin and Dawson Carper each scored 21 points for the Rams, while Cal Zeb Roberson added 16.

Widefield 79, Elizabeth 76

At Widefield: Behind 22 points from Tre Pierre, Widefield (5-5, 1-2 4A CSML) got back to .500 overall and notched its first league win of the season.

Cameron Skalla added 17 points and TJ Davis 16, as the Gladiators scored a season-high 79 points.

Gage Smith scored a game-high 32 points for the Cardinals.

Manitou Springs 55, Rye 32

At Manitou Springs: Priding itself on its defensive play, Pikes Peak region 3A and below No. 2 Manitou Springs (9-0, 2-0 3A Tri-Peaks League) went out and shut down Rye (4-4, 2-2) by 23 points.

The Mustangs held the Thunderbolts to eight points in the first, five in the second, 10 in the third and nine in the fourth, when the game was already in hand.

Cole Sienknecht hit four 3-pointers and led the Mustangs with 20 points. Lucas Rodholm added 13 points and Jared Keul 11.

Canon City 69, Harrison 57

At Canon City: Canon City (1-9, 1-2 4A CSML) notched its first win of the season, beating Harrison (5-5, 1-2) by 12.

TCA 73, Woodland Park 51

At TCA: The Classical Academy (7-3, 2-1 4A CSML) cruised past Woodland Park (5-5, 1-2).

Bishop Machebeuf 39, St. Mary's 32

At Bishop Machebeuf: St. Mary's (1-8) blew a seven-point lead after three quarters, as Bishop Machebeuf (8-1) outscored the Pirates 15-1 in the fourth.

Sierra 70, Mitchell 46

At Sierra: Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Sierra (8-3, 4-0 4A CSML) stayed perfect in league play with the win over Mitchell (4-6, 2-1), handing the Marauders their first league loss.

Pine Creek 83, Gateway 64

At Gateway: Pine Creek (4-4) got back to .500 with the win over winless Gateway (0-12).

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Liberty 47, Rampart 35

At Liberty: Liberty (8-3, 3-0 5A CSML) continued its hot start to the season, staying perfect in league with the win over Rampart (4-7, 1-1).

Juniors Phelicia Bacon and Jayda Lyon each scored 11 points to lead the Lancers.

Liberty jumped to a 17-6 lead after the first quarter, then padded that lead by outscoring Rampart 16-10 in the third.

Bailey Torres led Rampart with nine points and Bailee Hart added eight.

Manitou Springs 52, Rye 24

At Manitou Springs: Manitou Springs (4-4, 1-0 3A Tri-Peaks League) clamped down defensively, holding Rye (1-6, 1-3) to single digits in every quarter - the Thunderbolts scored just two points in the first - and the Mustangs won their second straight game.

Shelby Megyeri scored a game-high 17 points, Ariana Olson added 15 and Calleen Sienknecht 13.

Manitou built a 29-10 lead at the half and held Rye to 14 in the second half.

Pueblo South 54

Pine Creek 53, OT

At Pine Creek: Two nights after losing to Doherty in overtime, Pikes Peak region 5A No. 1 Pine Creek (5-4) came up short against 4A Pueblo South (11-1) in OT.

Gabi O'Connor scored a team-high 13 points for the Eagles. Courtney Stanton scored 11 and Jade Odom 10.

Widefield 45, Elizabeth 40

At Elizabeth: Widefield (4-6, 1-2 4A CSML) jumped to a 17-7 lead over Elizabeth (5-5, 2-1) after one quarter and held on to get the victory.

Aaliyah Ricketts scored a team-high 12 points and Jaida Aquino added 11 for the Gladiators.

TCA 62, Woodland Park 39

At Woodland Park: The Classical Academy (7-3, 2-1 4A CSML) jumped to a 10-point lead after one quarter and a 20-point lead at half before cruising past Woodland Park (5-5, 1-2).

Sierra 72, Mitchell 22

At Mitchell: Sierra (6-5, 3-1 4A CSML) outscored Mitchell 23-10 in the first quarter and then held the Marauders (0-10, 0-3) to single digits in each of the last three quarters to get the win.

GIRLS' SWIMMING

Fountain Valley 128

Fountain-Fort Carson 57

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Class 3A Fountain Valley won 11 of 12 events to cruise past 5A Fountain-Fort Carson in a dual meet.

Lucia Hemingway won the 200-yard freestyle in 2 minutes, 28.82 seconds for the Danes and added a win in the 500 freestyle in 6:32.93.

Sara Volk won the 100 butterfly for Fountain Valley and helped a pair of relays to first place, swimming the anchor in the 200-yard medley relay in 2:14.52 and the 400-freestyle relay to victory (4:13.82) as the opening leg.

Devon Engle won the 100 backstroke in 1:19.24 to notch the Trojans' lone victory.

St. Mary’s 94, Salida 76

St. Mary’s 125, Mitchell 30

Salida 112, Mitchell 38

At St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s had the top performances in eight events, helping the Pirates defeat Salida and Mitchell in a double dual.

The Pirates won the 200 medley relay (2:03.95) and the 200 freestyle relay (1:55.04).

Freshman Caitlin Cairns won the 200 individual medley in 2:19.69 and the 100 backstroke (1:04.71) for the Pirates, and was part of the winning medley relay.

WRESTLING

Discovery Canyon 75, Vista Ridge 3

At Discovery Canyon: Behind five pins and six wins by forfeit, Discovery Canyon breezed past Vista Ridge.

Patrick Allis (106 pounds), Matthew Chaudhary (132), Jared Turner (138), Jasper Biddy (145) and David Biddy (152) won by pin.

Dominic Sanchez won by decision at 160 pounds to notch the Wolves' lone win.

Florence 48, Widefield 20

At Widefield: Florence won 10 matches - two by pin - to beat Widefield.

Clayton Riddle (182) and Ty Addington (145) pinned opponents.

Keaton Green scored a 17-1 tech fall at 160 pounds for the Huskies.

Kody Scholl (138) won by pin for the Gladiators.