Tuesday's prep roundup: Vista Ridge boys top Coronado

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Highlights from Tuesday's high school sports scene around the Pikes Peak region.

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Vista Ridge 52, Coronado 42

At Vista Ridge: Vista Ridge (4-4) put up 17 points in the second quarter while holding Coronado (2-6) to four, and the Wolves used a 25-14 halftime lead to hold off the Cougars and move to .500 on the season Tuesday.

Hunter Maldonado scored a team-high 14 points for the Wolves and Micah Hilts added 12.

Three players scored in double digits for Coronado. Ashton Rogers led with 14 points, Jareth Morey added 13 and Joseph Callan 12. Rogers hit four 3s.

Doherty 59, Regis Jesuit 56

At Doherty: Doherty (6-1) withstood a fourth-quarter rally from Regis Jesuit (3-5) in which the Pikes Peak region 5A No. 1 Spartans scored just eight points.

Doherty outscored Regis 37-23 over the second and third quarters and held on in the fourth when the Raiders put up 16 points.

Mountain Vista 67, Fountain-Fort Carson 61

At Cherry Creek: Mountain Vista (5-3) scored 24 points in the fourth period to overcome a three-point deficit and beat Fountain-Fort Carson (2-3) in the Cherry Creek Holiday Classic.

The Trojans led 46-43 heading to the final quarter. But the Trojans gave up 24 points while only scoring 15.

The Trojans opened the tournament with a win Monday.

Fountain-Fort Carson will play Legend on Wednesday in the tournament.

Neither team had reported stats when this edition went to press.

Broomfield 68, Pine Creek 67

At Cherry Creek: Pine Creek (3-2) trailed by 15 at the half before staging a furious rally only to come up just short in the battle of the Eagles at the Cherry Creek Holiday Classic.

Broomfield (3-5) led 40-25 at the half before Pine Creek outscored Broomfield 20-12 in the third quarter and 22-16 in the fourth.

Sam Foster hit three 3-pointers and scored a team-high 23 points for Broomfield and Devin Martinez added 21 points.

Pine Creek had not reported stats when this edition went to press.

Pueblo East, 87, Harrison 70

At Pueblo East: Harrison (4-3) was outscored 24-6 in the first quarter and never recovered against Pueblo East (7-3).

The Panthers hung around the Eagles the rest of the game, being outscored 63-60 over the last three quarters.

Sierra 46, Pueblo Central 28

At Pueblo Central: Pikes Peak 4A No. 3 Sierra (4-3) held Pueblo Central (3-8) to a season-low 28 points.

Cripple Creek-Victor 81, CSDB 26

At Cripple Creek-Victor: Cripple Creek-Victor (3-5) cruised past the Colorado School for the Deaf & Blind (1-7).

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Vista Ridge 57, Coronado 39

At Coronado: Vista Ridge (2-4) led by six at the half over Coronado (3-6), then clamped down on defense, holding the Cougars to 15 points over the last two quarters.

Kaley Tubbs scored a team-high 17 points, Darian Taylor notched a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, and Kate Rohr added 10 to lead the Wolves.

Mullen 42, Coronado 29

At Coronado: Haley Tyrell led Coronado (5-7) with 12 points, but Mullen (4-5) did enough to get the win. Talia Sapp and Teagan Varrati each scored five for the Cougars.

Sierra 43, Pueblo County 38

At Sierra: Sierra (3-3) moved to .500 with the close win over Pueblo County (2-7), led by D’Nae Wilson’s 12 points.

Sierra held a two-point lead at half but pulled away with a 17-12 third quarter.

Gyani Sami and Malaynah Palaroan each scored eight for the Stallions.

Coach Joseph Williams also pointed to Queen Williams’ on-the-ball defense as a key contribution.

Doherty 72, Douglas County 42

At Douglas County: Pikes Peak 5A No. 2 Doherty (7-0) trailed by two points after the first quarter but outscored Douglas County (0-9) 60-28 the rest of the way to cruise to the 30-point victory.

HOCKEY

Cheyenne Mountain 10, Doherty 2

At Sertich Ice Center: Pikes Peak region No. 1 Cheyenne Mountain (5-1, 2-1 Peak Conference) blew open a close game with eight goals over the last two periods to defeat Doherty (0-6, 0-2).

Chayse Heffler and Brian Suslow each notched hat tricks over the second and third periods – Heffler finished with four goals and two assists – as the Indians cruised.

Cheyenne Mountain led 2-1 after the first period before blowing the game open.