Thursday's prep roundup: No. 1 Doherty girls win again

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GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Doherty 56, Rampart 33

At Rampart: Pikes Peak region No. 1 Doherty (20-1, 10-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro League) was looking at locking up the league title.

But the Spartans led by just six heading into the final quarter against Rampart (8-13, 5-5).

Then the Spartans turned it on. They outscored Rampart 19-2 in the final period and guaranteed themselves a league crown.

The Spartans, who swept Pine Creek, have a two-game lead on the second-place Eagles with two games to play.

Doherty built a 37-31 lead heading to the final quarter.

Rampart was led by Bailey Torres' nine points.

Stats for Doherty were not reported when this edition went to press.

Mesa Ridge 67, Woodland Park 29

At Mesa Ridge: Chloe Welch scored a game-high 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds, as Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Mesa Ridge (16-3, 12-1 4A CSML) eased past Woodland Park (6-14, 2-11).

The Grizzlies jumped to a 20-5 lead after one quarter and never looked back.

Savannah Cameron grabbed 11 rebounds and scored two points for the Grizzlies, who had 13 players register points.

Pueblo East 51, Palmer 43

At Palmer: Tashika Burrell scored a team-high 19 points but it wasn't enough as 5A Palmer (8-10) fell to 4A Pueblo East (16-4).

Sophomore Sanee' Cates added 11 for the Terrors.

After trailing 27-24 at the half, the Terrors tied things up by outscoring Pueblo East 12-9 in the third.

But the Eagles put up 15 points in the final period.

Pine Creek 68, Coronado 14

At Coronado: Courtney Stanton scored a game-high 15 points and Pikes Peak region 5A No. 2 Pine Creek (14-6, 7-2 5A CSML) held Coronado (3-18, 0-10) to single digits in every quarter.

Gabi O'Connor scored 13 and Bri Bailey 11 for the Eagles. Jade Odom had six points, six assists and six rebounds.

Spencer Lindsey scored six points, leaving her two shy of crossing the career 1,000-point threshold. She will have a chance to break that milestone on Friday night.

The Eagles led 28-7 at the half.

Discovery Canyon 58, Lewis-Palmer 36

At Discovery Canyon: Discovery Canyon (14-7, 10-2 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) held Lewis-Palmer (9-12, 3-9) to single digits in each of the first two quarters while building a 17-point lead on its way to the win.

The Thunder scored 31 points in the first half, then added 18 in the final quarter to win their fourth consecutive game.

Hanover 40, CSDB 16

At Hanover: Hanover (3-12, 1-2 1A Black Forest League) led throughout, building an 18-4 lead at the half and holding off Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind (0-18, 0-4).

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Lewis-Palmer 80, Discovery Canyon 35

At Lewis-Palmer: Pikes Peak region 4A No. 2 Lewis-Palmer continues to fire on all cylinders.

The Rangers (17-4, 10-2 5A/4A PPAC) scored 23 points in the first quarter and 22 in the second to cruise past Discovery Canyon (9-12, 5-7).

Billy Cook scored a game-high 17 points, while Joel Scott and Eli Burkett each scored 12 for the Rangers. Angelo Battistelli added 11.

Seth Clawson led the Thunder with nine points.

The Rangers led 45-24 at half.

Hanover 40, CSDB 28

At Hanover: Trailing by a point at halftime, Hanover (3-17, 1-5 1A Black Forest) clamped down defensively, holding Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind (1-14, 1-4) to seven points the rest of the way.

CSDB led 20-19 at the half, but the Hornets held the Bulldogs to one point in the third quarter and seven in the fourth.

 

HOCKEY

Pueblo County 12, Palmer 1

At PPIA: Pueblo County (10-6-1, 9-3-1 Highlands Conference) built a 5-0 lead before Palmer (5-11, 3-8) scored.

Kyle Moore got the lone goal for the Terrors.