Tuesday's prep roundup: Lewis-Palmer girls win tournament opener

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Lewis-Palmer 50, Peak to Peak 13

At Skyline: Preslee Enget scored 16 points and Arianna Blowe added 11 points as Lewis-Palmer (2-1) beat Peak to Peak (1-3) to advance out of the first round of the Skyline Falcon Challenge.

Enget also had six rebounds and six steals for the Rangers, who held the Pumas to two points in three of the four quarters. They will play the winner of Skyline/Greeley West in the tournament semifinals on Thursday.

L-P’s defense has come out strong during the team’s two victories of the season. On Nov. 29, the Rangers held Pueblo Central down in a 42-20 win.

“Defense is one of our top three priorities across the board in the entire program,” first-year coach Kristy Youngpeter said. “The girls have a pretty heavy set of seniors and they definitely step up, give some good ball pressure, and work together as a team and help out where they need to.”


Rampart 64, Vista Ridge 52

At Vista Ridge: Madi Wriedt scored 26 points and Bailee Hart had 24 points and 12 rebounds, lifting Rampart (2-2) past Vista Ridge (0-1).

The Rams, winners of two straight, were just 21 for 54 from the field and 7 for 19 from the perimeter. From the line, though, they were 15 of 19.

Vista Ridge will play in the Dakota Ridge Tournament starting Wednesday.


Colorado Springs Christian 72, Pueblo Centennial 28

At CSCS: Megan Engesser and Rachel Ingram each had 23 points as CSCS beat Pueblo Centennial to improve to 3-0.

The Lions hit eight 3s in the game and led 45-17 at half.


Discovery Canyon 40, Manitou Springs 29

At Manitou Springs: Discovery Canyon improved to 4-1 on the year, beating Manitou Springs (1-1).

The Thunder have allowed 36 or fewer points in each of their four wins. They held the Mustangs to single digits in each quarter on Tuesday.

Maren Mildestredt had 10 points and seven rebounds for Manitou Springs, which was 11 for 61 from the field. Calleen Sienknecht added five points and nine boards.


Pueblo West 66, Cheyenne Mountain 19

At Pueblo West: Pueblo West (1-0) kicked off its home opener with a convincing win over Cheyenne Mountain (1-3).

The Indians, working in their third coach in three years in Ben Sherman, have lost three straight since beating Glenwood Springs in overtime on Nov. 30.

The Cyclones are coming off a trip to the state semifinals.


The Vanguard School 55, Colorado Academy 52

At Vanguard: The Coursers rallied to beat Colorado Academy (2-1) to improve to 2-1 on the season.

Vanguard trailed 13-9 in the opening quarter and was down 31-29 at half. It outscored the Mustangs 13-8 in the third and held on.


Ralston Valley 81, Palmer 15

At Fairview: Palmer (2-3) fell to Ralston Valley (1-1) in the first round of Fairview Festival.

The Mustangs outscored the Terrors 28-3 in the opening quarter and had four players score in double digits.

Palmer was fresh off a 54-40 win over Smoky Hill on Monday. The Terrors had won two straight.

Liberty 59, Bear Creek 37

At Liberty: Jayda Lyon scored 19 points as Liberty (3-1) beat Bear Creek (0-3) for its third straight win.

Jordan Valentine added 10 points in the win.

St. Mary’s 73, Lutheran 34

At St. Mary’s: The Pirates’ offense continued to flourish with a 73-point outing in the second game of the season.

Josephine Howery led the way with 25 points. She had 22 points on Friday when St. Mary’s (2-0) began the year with an 85-35 win over Prospect Academy.



Air Academy 74, Mitchell 43

At Air Academy: Air Academy had 26 steals, beating Mitchell for its second straight win.

Thad Dewing had 16 points and Grant Shandy added 15 points for Air Academy. Brock Bendrick led the team with eight steals.

The Kadets have scored more than 70 points in their last than two games. They scored more than 70 points once last season – and that came in a 72-50 win over Mitchell on Dec. 6, 2016.


Colorado Springs Christian 88, Pueblo Centennial 63

At CSCS: Kolby Walker scored 28 points and Noah Hopkins added 23 points as CSCS beat Pueblo Centennial to improve to 2-1.

Walker hit five of his six 3s in the first half as the Lions built a 46-23 lead. Hopkins had five 3s. 

CSCS lost in the state semifinals a season ago.


Longmont 62, Discovery Canyon 44

At Discovery Canyon: Discovery Canyon (1-1) fell to Longmont (1-0) in its home opener.

The Trojans, who went to the second round of the state postseason a season ago, outscored the Thunder 22-12 in the third quarter to pull away. Discovery Canyon beat James Irwin 65-47 on Nov. 29.

The Thunder never led.


Cheyenne Mountain 72, Pueblo West 68

At Cheyenne Mountain: Cheyenne Mountain (3-1) used a late-game push to beat Pueblo West (2-1) in its home opener.

The Indians went on a 9-0 run to take a 65-57 lead with 1:50 remaining and held on for their third win in four games. They travel to Liberty Thursday.


Coronado 98, Sand Creek 66

At Coronado: Six players scored in double figures for Coronado (1-1) in its win over Sand Creek (2-1).

According to MaxPreps, the Cougars’ 98 points is the most in more than a decade.

Liberty 64, Bear Creek 62, OT

At Bear Creek: Liberty (2-2) beat Bear Creek (0-2) for its second straight win.

The Lancers led 32-24 at half before the Bears tied it 46-all after the third. Liberty outscored Bear Creek 8-6 in the extra frame.

Woodland Park 64, Pueblo County 61

At Woodland Park: Woodland Park (2-1) rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to beat Pueblo County (2-2).

The Panthers outscored the Hornets 19-10 in the third quarter to take 51-50 lead and held on in the fourth.


Palmer Ridge 50, Canon City 30

At Canon City: Palmer Ridge beat Canon City to improve to 2-2 on the season.

The Tigers have lost their first two games of the year.



Lewis-Palmer 2, Ralston Valley 1

At APEX: Josh Pierce had a goal and an assist as Lewis-Palmer (1-1) beat Ralston Valley (0-1).

Alex Pierce also scored for the Rangers, who won despite being outshot 27-12. Addison Zeich stopped 26 shots.

Alex Pierce scored 36 seconds into the game and Josh added a power play goal 7:26 into the second. The Mustangs cut the deficit to 2-1 8:48 into the third on Jason Ruszka’s goal.

The Rangers were 1 for 5 on the power play, while Ralston Valley was 0 for 1.



Air Academy 190, Discovery Canyon 125

At Air Academy: Paris Binard won the 100-yard butterfly and the 50 freestyle, helping Air Academy (1-1, 1-1 4A Pikes Peak) beat Discovery Canyon (0-2, 0-1) in a dual.

Binard won butterfly in 1 minute and 5.69 seconds and the 50 free in 25.88 seconds. The Kadets won seven of the 12 events, including all three relays.

Shriya Vijay won the 100 backstroke (1:08.00) and the 200 freestyle (2:12.10) for the Thunder.


Liberty 118, Doherty 66

At Doherty: Grace McCrary won the 100 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley as Liberty (2-1, 1-1 5A CSML) beat Doherty (0-1, 0-1) in a dual.

McCrary won the breaststroke in 1 minute and 15.67 seconds and the 200 IM in 2:28.89. The Lancers won nine events, including all three relays. Gabi Roehr won the 200 freestyle with a state time of 2:05.44.

Auna Smith won diving with a score of 192.85 for the Spartans.