Tuesday's prep roundup: Coronado hockey downs Palmer

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Photo - Palmer Junior, LaLa Snow (12), shoots between a pack of Mustangs in the Terrors 48-73 loss to Mullen Tuesday December 19, 2017. Photo by Jeff Kearney.

Palmer Junior, LaLa Snow (12), shoots between a pack of Mustangs in the Terrors 48-73 loss to Mullen Tuesday December 19, 2017. Photo by Jeff Kearney.

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Palmer Ridge 56, Vista Peak 53

At Vista Peak: Palmer Ridge (7-2) eked out a three-point nonconference win over Vista Peak, extending its winning streak to seven.

Vista Ridge 54, Coronado 40

At Coronado: The Cougars kept it close through the first half, giving Vista Ridge a narrow two-point lead at the break. But the Wolves (5-3) stepped it up in the second half, outscoring Coronado (3-5) 29-17 in the final two quarters.

Pueblo Central 51, Sierra 49

At Sierra: The Stallions fall to 3-4 in the nonconference loss.

GIRLS’ BASKETBALL

Palmer Ridge 42, Vista Peak 29

At Vista Peak: The Palmer Ridge defense limited Vista Peak to less than 10 points in each of the first three quarters as the Bears stormed to a nonconference victory.  Palmer Ridge (7-2) held a 24-13 lead at halftime.

Mullen 73, Palmer 48

At Palmer: The Terrors fall to 3-7 after a nonconference loss to Mullen.

Pueblo West 60, Canon City 22

At Pueblo West: The Cyclones started out fast with 43 points in the first half of a nonconference win. Canon City (2-5) did not score at all in the fourth quarter.

Doherty 65, Douglas County 23

At Doherty: A 40-point first half gave Doherty the jump it needed to cruise to a nonconference victory. Brionna McBride led the Spartans (5-3) with 17 points, and Caylee DeWitt tacked on 11. Unique Gainey had seven steals.  

Mountain Vista 59, Fountain-Fort Carson 49

At Mountain Vista: Despite scoring 22 points in the second quarter to take a four-point lead at halftime, Fountain-Fort Carson could not sustain the lead, and was outscored 29-15 in the second half.

Samiyah Worrell led the Trojans (4-5) with 15 points. Danae Christensen had 14.

Sierra 40, Pueblo County 30

At Pueblo County: Aubrey Robinson put up a double-double in the Stallions' nonconference win, handing the Hornets their second loss of the season. Robinson scored 17 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as Sierra reached .500 at 3-3.

ICE HOCKEY

Aspen 9, Doherty 2

At Aspen Ice Garden: Scottie Sellers had a goal and an assist for the Spartans, but it was not enough to overcome Aspen, which scored five goals in the first period.

Anthony Hervias scored on a power play at the end of the first for his second goal of the season. Sellers has five goals for the Spartans (0-6).

Coronado 7, Palmer 1

At Sertich: The Cougars jumped to an early lead, scoring four points in the first period, all the while goalie Chris Kelly had a night between the pipes with 18 saves for Coronado.

Cole Brooker, Ian Wark and Jack Cintron had two goals apiece. Andrew Burton had a goal and three assists for the Cougars (3-3).

Brendan Walkers had Palmer’s lone goal. The Terrors are still searching for their first win.

GIRLS’ SWIMMING AND DIVING

Coronado 103, Doherty 83

At Doherty: Mia Shaeffer won a pair of individual events for the Cougars, and aided in two first-place relay finishes on the way to a 5A CSML win. Shaeffer won the 100 back (1:07.06) and the 100 butterfly (1:02.81) and aided the Coronado 200 medley relay, which won in 2:08.40, and the first-place 400 free relay (4:09.00).

Doherty’s Ella Adler won the 500 free (5:46.46) and the 200 free (2.11.23).

Coming up:

Earl Boykins, a former guard for the Denver Nuggets, will lead his Douglas County High School basketball team Wednesday night into the Palmer High gym. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m.
Coach Boykins played in the NBA from 1998 to 2012. He competed with a 5-foot-5 (at best) 135-pound frame, but still finished with 5,791 points, 2,092 assists and, most remarkably, 877 rebounds. Boykins played for the Nuggets from 2003-2007.
Douglas County is 5-1 this season. Palmer is 3-5. Junior guard Earl Boykins, son of the coach, averages 9.8 points for Douglas County.
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