Wednesday's prep roundup: Hunter Maldonado sets Vista Ridge school record with 40 points

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

 

BOYS' BASKETBALL

Vista Ridge 66, Palmer Ridge 38

At Vista Ridge: Hunter Maldonado poured in 40 points, a school record, as 5A Vista Ridge (10-4, 4-0 5A/4A Pikes Peak Athletic Conference) rolled past 4A Palmer Ridge (8-6, 2-2) for the Wolves' seventh consecutive win.

Maldonado, who signed with Wyoming earlier this school year, broke his previous record of 39, set Jan. 22, 2016, against Discovery Canyon.

Nick Boldvich led the Bears with 10 points.

Lewis-Palmer 77, Discovery Canyon 41

At Discovery Canyon: Joel Scott led three scorers in double figures with 15 points as Lewis-Palmer (8-4, 3-2 PPAC) used a dominating second half to pull away from Discovery Canyon (5-8, 2-3).

Drew Blomberg and Angelo Battistelli added 12 points apiece for the Rangers, who outscored the Thunder 47-21 in the second half to break open a 10-point halftime lead.

Zach Anderson led Discovery Canyon with 16 points, while Chase Rogers chipped in with 10.

Fountain Valley 47, Cripple Creek-Victor 43

At Fountain Valley: Tenzin Dothar and Danny Capp shared the team lead with 10 points each as Fountain Valley (3-3) held off Cripple Creek-Victor (3-7).

 

GIRLS' BASKETBALL

Air Academy 58, Coronado 19

At Air Academy: Kayla Nocon led a balanced scoring attack with 11 points, and Air Academy (11-2) ran its winning streak to 10 games in a rout of 5A Coronado (3-10).

Katelin Gallegos added 10 points for the Kadets, who haven't had a run this long since ending the 2011-12 season with 18 straight en route to the 4A state championship.

Cheyenne Mountain 49, Sand Creek 31

At Cheyenne Mountain: After a shaky start, Cheyenne Mountain (5-8, 2-3) shut down Sand Creek (4-9, 0-5), limiting the Scorpions to single-digit scoring over the final three quarters.

Ashlynn Smith and Carly Fetters led Cheyenne Mountain with 16 and 13 points, respectively.

Sand Creek led 15-11 at the end of the first quarter, but the Indians assumed control with a 13-2 run and a seven-point lead heading into halftime.

Palmer Ridge 54, Vista Ridge 37

At Vista Ridge: Sam Rippley and Jasmine Sanders each scored 15 points to help 4A Palmer Ridge (9-5, 3-2 PPAC) break a two-game losing streak and hand 5A Vista Ridge (3-9, 1-4) its third straight setback.

The Bears took control with a 23-8 advantage in the fourth quarter.

Kate Rohr led the Wolves with 10 points.

Fountain Valley 33, Cripple Creek-Victor 32

At Fountain Valley: Freshman Tilly Rahm poured in a team-high 13 points and older sister Ava Rahm, a junior, scored all eight of her points in the fourth quarter as Fountain Valley (2-4) held on against Cripple Creek-Victor (2-7) to snap a four-game losing streak.

The Danes built a 21-11 lead at halftime but managed only two points in the third quarter as the Pioneers mounted a comeback attempt.

 

GIRLS' SWIMMING

Cheyenne Mountain 188, Air Academy 109

At Rampart: Cat Wright (50-yard freestyle and 500 freestyle) and Sophia Bricker (200 individual medley and 100 backstroke) highlighted a 10-event-win day for Cheyenne Mountain.

Aleks Okesiak claimed both of Air Academy's individual victories, touching first in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke.

 

WRESTLING

Doherty 60, Rampart 12

At Doherty: On the strength of eight pins - six of which came in the first period - Doherty manhandled Rampart in a Colorado Springs Metro League dual match.

Collin Metzgar (120 pounds), Daniel Joey Shaw (126), Maverick Keigher (132), Logan Maslanik (160), Malik Campbell (195) and Tadeo Villavicencio (220) all stopped their respective opponents in the opening two minutes.

Paul Deist and Jon Kitazano had pins for Rampart at 145 and 285 pounds, respectively.

Mesa Ridge 46, Widefield 28

At Mesa Ridge: Elijah Valdez (145) and Isaac Roane (170) had pins for Mesa Ridge, which had six victories on the mat along with three forfeits to defeat its crosstown rival.

Three of Widefield's five victories came on pins, including a second-period fall by Shae Jackson at 160 pounds.