Evangelical Christian Academy 50, Colorado Springs School 37
At Colorado Springs School: Justin Holt led the Eagles with 17 points on the way to a 2A District 8 win.
Cameron Rawlings (13 points) and Brayden Hekkers (11 points) also reached double figures for Evangelical Christian (9-4, 3-1), which won its second straight.
CSS falls to 1-4 in league play and 6-8 overall.
Liberty 56, Fountain-Fort Carson 55
At Liberty: After scoring a combined 49 points in the third quarter, Liberty and Fountain-Fort Carson pumped the brakes in the fourth, scoring a combined eight points in the final eight minutes of a one-point game.
Liberty eked out the one-point win after trailing by three after the third quarter, outscoring the Trojans 6-2.
Moz Doria led the Lancers (13-5, 5-3) with 22 points, followed by the Bohuslavsky brothers Sean (17) and Kyle (12). Sophomore Keyshawn Maltbia led Fountain-Fort Carson (8-11, 5-3) with 18 points, and Tyshaun Durham had 10.
Doherty 76, Coronado 49
At Doherty: Despite being outscored 14-2 in the opening eight minutes, Doherty put up 30 points in the second and fourth quarters to remain undefeated in 5A Colorado Springs Metro league play.
Coronado’s Ashton Rogers put up a valiant effort against the Spartans (15-3, 8-0), leading the Cougars (4-15, 1-7) with 21 points. Justin Dwinell also scored double figures with 14 points and was close to a double-double with seven rebounds.
Rampart 71, Pine Creek 51
At Rampart: After playing head-to-head with Rampart through most of the first half, Pine Creek lost steam in the final two quarters of a 5A CSML game.
The Rams outscored Pine Creek 39-21 in the second half, completing the season sweep of the Eagles (8-10, 3-5). Rampart has won the past eight meetings between the rivals.
Dawson Carper led Rampart (13-5, 5-2) with 26 points, shooting 73 percent from the field. Xavier Johnson put up a double-double for the Rams with 18 points and 12 rebounds.
Vanguard 62, Buena Vista 59
At Vanguard: The Coursers kept their 10-game winning streak alive with a three-point win over Buena Vista, keeping their perfect 3A Tri-Peaks league record intact.
Three of Vanguard’s past four games have been won by six points or less.
Florence 47, James Irwin 35
At James Irwin: The Jaguars fell to a 14-point deficit at the half in a 3A Tri-Peaks matchup and could not regain ground in the second half. Teana Warner and Krystina Hagood led James Irwin with 16 and 14 points, respectively.
The Jaguars (3-11, 2-6) have lost five straight.
Colorado Springs School 43, Evangelical Christian 25
At Colorado Springs School: The Kodiaks jumped to a quick 6-0 start against their 2A Black Forest league foe, and used top-notch defense to hold the Eagles to 25 points.
CSS brought eight players off the bench to aid in the win. The Kodiaks were led by freshman Whitney Richardi with 12 and sophomore Sarina Mansour with 10.
“Our offense is really focused right now,” CSS coach Vicki Vaughan said. “This group of girls is working really hard and they just surpassed their win record for last season. We’re playing spoiler right now because a lot of teams didn’t think we would be good being that we lost five seniors last year, but we are taking them to a different level than we were at last year.”
CSS is 12-2 overall and 2-2 in league play.
Pine Creek 39, Rampart 33
At Rampart: After scoring just two points in the second quarter, Pine Creek forged a second-half comeback to beat rival Rampart by six in a 5A Colorado Springs Metro League matchup.
Pine Creek freshman Jordyn Gutierrez led the Eagles (9-9, 4-3) with 12 points, followed by Kate Ogrondy with 10. Shannon Danda had 11 points for the Rams as the only double-figure scorer. Madi Wreidt came close, scoring eight points for Rampart (7-10, 3-4).
Liberty 67, Fountain-Fort Carson 59
At Fountain-Fort Carson: It was a high-scoring first quarter, but it was the fourth that decided the result of a 5A CSML clash.
With a narrow one-point lead heading into the final frame, Liberty (13-5, 5-3) outscored Fountain-Fort Carson (10-8, 4-3) 18-11 in the final eight minutes to put it away.
Jayda Lyon shot 70 percent from the field, scoring 27 points for the Lancers. Lydia Marshall followed with 11 points.
The Trojans had two players near 20-points each, led by freshman Taryn Lindsey with 19 points, followed by Samiyah Worrell with 18. Worrell also had a double-double with 10 rebounds.
Doherty 69, Coronado 28
At Coronado: Doherty limited the Cougars to just 10 points in the second half, all the while putting up 35 points of their own in a 5A CSML rout to remain undefeated in league play.
Camrynne Mack and Brionna Mcbride each had 11 points for the Spartans (15-3, 8-0), followed by Aujanna Latimer with 10. A total of 11 Doherty players scored at least one point in the win.
Coronado falls to 6-13 and 2-6 in league play.
Peyton 41, Fountain Valley 25
At Fountain Valley: Fountain Valley held a five-point lead at the end of the first quarter, but it didn’t take long for Peyton to find its footing. The Panthers (8-5, 4-1) outscored Fountain Valley (3-8, 1-5) 14-3 before the half, and 24-14 in the final two frames for a 2A Black Forest win.
Fort Collins 13, Air Academy 1
At NoCo: Dalton Giesbrecht was the lone goal scorer for the Kadets in a Pinnacle Conference loss to Fort Collins. He scored late in the second period to break the shutout, but Air Academy (2-11) could not find the back of the net again. Katy Cooley had 36 saves in goal for the Kadets.