Tuesday's prep roundup: Mesa Ridge wins 4A metro girls' basketball battle

0

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Mesa Ridge 61, Sierra 52

At Mesa Ridge: The Pikes Peak 4A No. 1 Grizzlies (11-2, 7-0 4A Colorado Springs Metro) remained undefeated in league play by taking down Sierra (9-6, 6-2) in a matchup of two of the top three teams in the league.

Sierra led by one after the first quarter, but then Mesa Ridge slowly pulled away, outscoring the Stallions by four, two and four points in the final three frames.

Junior Chloe Welch was important for Mesa Ridge, as she finished with 22 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Ashley Bowen added 12 points and five rebounds in the win for the Grizzlies.

Senior Malaynah Palaroan finished with 19 points and freshman D'Nae Wilson added 10 in the defeat for Sierra.

Widefield 63, Cañon City 47

At Widefield: A huge fourth quarter was the difference for the Gladiators as Widefield (8-7, 5-3 4A Colorado Springs Metro) beat Canon City (5-9, 3-4).

Widefield led 31-22 as the third quarter began, but Canon City found a spark to go on a 16-8 run, getting to within one point.

"I told the girls you have to believe in yourself," Widefield coach Jim Mason said. "You start making a few mistakes and then you compound those mistakes and you start thinking it's not going to happen.

"But in the fourth quarter we found some energy and pushed the pace."

The Gladiators sure did, and it worked - Widefield outscored Canon City 26-9 in the final frame.

Canon City was paced by freshman Jerika Moore, who scored 24 points, while sophomore Aaliyah Ricketts finished with 23 points, nine of which came from 3-pointers, for Widefield.

Colorado Springs Christian School 34, Manitou Springs 31

At Manitou Springs: 3A and Below No. 2 CSCS (12-1, 6-0 3A Tri-Peaks) outscored Manitou (6-6, 3-2) 11-7 in the fourth quarter, providing the difference in a game that was close throughout.

The only loss so far this season for CSCS came in a 45-44 overtime loss to Fruita Monument.

Fountain Valley 54, Pikes Peak Christian 30

At Fountain Valley: Juniors Kendall Weiskopf and Ava Rahm led the charge for Fountain Valley (3-6, 0-2 2A Black Forest) as the Danes got the win over Pikes Peak Christian (2-6). The two combined for 36 of the team's 54 points.

Weiskopf finished with 19 points and 19 rebounds, while Rahm ended the game with 17 points, 14 boards and four blocks.

Pine Creek 59, Palmer 41

At Pine Creek: Pikes Peak 5A No. 2 Pine Creek (10-5, 3-1 5A Colorado Springs Metro) utilized a 24-point second quarter on the way to the victory over Palmer (6-8, 1-4).

Junior Kate Ogrodny led a balanced scoring attack for the Eagles with 13 points, while seniors Jade Odom and Gabi O'Connor both added 10 points. Odom added 10 rebounds. Nine players scored for Pine Creek in the victory.

Elizabeth 68, Mitchell 26

At Elizabeth: The Marauders (0-14, 0-7 4A Colorado Springs Metro) couldn't get in the win column as Mitchell fell to Elizabeth (9-6, 6-2).

Mitchell found itself down by 23 after the first half.

 

GIRLS' SWIMMING AND DIVING

Rampart 166, Air Academy 132

At Air Academy: Rampart used wins in the 200-yard medley relay, 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay on the way to the win over Air Academy. Rampart swept the top three in both the 100 and 200 freestyle. In the 200, Allana Clarke (2:08.01), Laelle Brovold (2:12.13) and Molly Smith (2:13.11) took the top three spots for the Rams.

Air Academy got victories from Aleks Olesiak in the 100 butterfly (1:05.23) and Maddie Doerr in the 500 freestyle (5:50.16).

Coronado 123, Fountain-Fort Carson 60

At Fountain-Fort Carson: Coronado swept the top three places in the 200 individual medley with Aly Archdale, (2:36.60), Lindsey Murray (2:45.96) and Lauren Reynolds (2:49.43) on the way to the win over the Trojans. The Cougars also won the 200 freestyle relay and 400 freestyle relay.

Fountain-Fort Carson claimed victory in the 200 medley relay and also got wins from Kristen Farmer in the 100 butterfly (1:14.75) and Courtney Rael in the 50 freestyle (29.47).

Pine Creek 134, Doherty 52

At Doherty: The Eagles found seven state-qualifying times in the win over Doherty and won all three relays, with Schasny Osteroos and Olivia Chatman part of all three. Elizabette Macias won both the 100 freestyle (58.10) and the 100 breaststroke (1:13.70) for Pine Creek.

Doherty's Kylee Kujalowicz won the 200 freestyle in 2:11.33.

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Doherty 76, Fountain-Fort Carson 59

At Doherty: A contest that was tight in the first half wasn't after the third quarter, as a 23-13 frame allowed Pikes Peak 5A No. 1 Doherty (11-3, 5-0 5A Colorado Springs Metro) to pull away from Fountain-Fort Carson (5-11, 1-4).

Senior Brevin Brimble tallied 23 points, while junior Duke Carey added 16 and junior Kyrele Benford finished with 14 points in the victory for Doherty.

Rampart 78, Coronado 49

At Coronado: Pikes Peak 5A No. 3 Rampart (12-5, 4-2 5A Colorado Springs Metro) was able to spread the scoring around in the win over Coronado (3-12, 1-4).

Junior Dawson Carper (15 points), senior Cal Zeb Roberson (14 points), senior Keion Cross (13 points) and senior Jackson Ehrlin (13 points) formed the base of the offensive output for the Rams. Ehrlin added 12 rebounds in the victory. Coronado could not recover from falling behind by 15 points at halftime.

Fountain Valley 54, Pikes Peak Christian 35

At Fountain Valley: Down 14-10 after the first quarter, Fountain Valley (4-5, 1-3 2A District 8) turned on the gas in the final three frames to pull away from Pikes Peak Christian (3-5, 0-1 1A District 7).

Led by senior Daniel Capp who poured in 18 points to go with six rebounds, the Danes outscored Pikes Peak Christian 15-4 in the third quarter and 15-8 in the fourth quarter. Junior Galen Keely added eight points and 14 rebounds for Fountain Valley.

Harrison 63, The Classical Academy 60

At The Classical Academy: After jumping out to a 19-5 lead at the end of the first quarter, TCA (6-8, 3-5 4A Colorado Springs Metro) could not hold onto the lead as Harrison (6-9, 2-6) came roaring back to get the win. A 21-point second quarter got Harrison right back in it, and the Panthers kept the momentum rolling from there.

Pine Creek 70, Palmer 58

At Palmer: A tremendous third quarter was the difference for Pine Creek (8-6, 2-2 5A Colorado Springs Metro) as the Eagles beat Palmer (4-13, 1-5). Holding a 30-27 halftime lead, Pine Creek outscored Palmer 18-4 in that third frame.