Wednesday's prep roundup: Big fourth-quarter spurt gives Palmer boys win over Douglas County

Photo - The Palmer Terrors (62) host the Douglas County Huskies (51) in a Varsity non-conference basketball game Wednesday December 20, 2017. Photo by Jeff Kearney.
The Palmer Terrors (62) host the Douglas County Huskies (51) in a Varsity non-conference basketball game Wednesday December 20, 2017. Photo by Jeff Kearney.


Palmer 62, Douglas County 51

At Palmer: Brayden Grantz led four scorers in double figures with 16 points, and his 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter broke a 42-42 tie to give Palmer the lead for good as the Terrors rallied past Douglas County.

Isaiah Robinson added 13 points for Palmer (4-5), which heads into the holiday break on a two-game winning streak. Darien Meyers chipped in 12 points, while Ty Mack had 10 to aid the Terrors' balanced scoring attack.

Palmer trailed 42-38 heading into the fourth quarter and fell behind by seven early before cutting the deficit to 24-22 by halftime.

Cam'ron Dunfee paced the Huskies (5-2) with 12 points and seven rebounds, both team highs.



Rampart 9, Woodland Park 2

At Sertich: Tyler Montoya recorded a hat trick, Braden Overholt started and finished a four-goal eruption in the first period, and Rampart (4-2) pulled away from first-year Woodland Park (0-6) to keep the Panthers winless.

Just seven seconds after Woodland Park's Alex Houghland's goal tied the game at 1, Overholt scored off a Montoya assist to give the Rams the lead for good. Montoya, Brady Shannahan and Overholt added goals to make it a 5-1 game at the end of the first period.

Clayton Gilmore, Trevor Jesse and Alex Walton also scored for Rampart, which outshot Woodland Park 37-18.

Houghland also had an assist, setting up Parker Taranto for a goal early in the third period for the Panthers.


Pueblo West 39, Cheyenne Mountain 27

At Pueblo West: Pins in the first three matches set the tone for Pueblo West in a dual win over Cheyenne Mountain. The Cyclones chalked up five pins as they built an insurmountable lead.

Cheyenne Mountain finished strong, taking the last four matches. Luke Antonia claimed a 8-1 decision at 138 pounds, then Hayden Johnson (145) and Kevin Hooks (152) followed with 5-2 and 4-0 victories, respectively, before Miklo Gibb's second-period pin at 160.

Earlier, Deonte Bridges, this week's Gazette Preps Peak Performer, took down Martin Chrisman in 59 seconds in their match at 220, and Chase Johnson (113) added another pin for the Indians.

Canon City 65, Woodland Park 6

At Canon City: James Ruona got Canon City rolling with a pin early in the second period in his bout in the 132 class, and the Tigers won 12 of the 13 matches in a dominating performance over Woodland Park.

Trace Borrego (145), Bailey McBride (160), Zack Taylor (170), Jeffery Winborne (195) and Luis Ronquillo (220) also had pins for the Tigers, who got four victories due to forfeits.

Zach Dooley had Woodland Park's win in a first-period pin at 106.

Falcon 65, Liberty 18

At Falcon: Raymond Mendoza (132), Broxton Lang (138), Robby Warkentine (113) and Kyle Wills (120) all had first-period pins to power Falcon past Liberty.

Adrian Garcia and Michael Bird also had pins for the Falcons at 145 and 152, respectively.

Liberty got on the board on consecutive pins from Hayden May (160) and Micheal Cornelius (170).



Vista Ridge's Sami signs with CU

Jalen Sami, Vista Ridge's 6-foot-6, 320-pound defensive tackle, was one of 19 high school seniors to sign national letters of intent Wednesday with Colorado on the first-ever early signing period for football. Sami, an early graduate, will join the team next month.

He was a second-team 5A-4A all-area selection who also garnered first-team all-league honors while being selected as the league's co-Defensive Lineman MVP.