Wednesday's prep roundup: St. Mary's clinch one-point win to remain undefeated in girls' basketball

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Discovery Canyon 74, Sand Creek 46

At Discovery Canyon: The Thunder scored 23 points in the third quarter on the way to a decisive 5A/4A Pikes Peak conference victory over Sand Creek.

The Discovery Canyon defense limited the Scorpions to nine points in the first and fourth quarters. DC is now 7-4 and 2-1 in the conference.

Sand Creek falls to 2-10 and 0-3 in league play.

Lewis-Palmer 70, Falcon 44

At Falcon: Lewis-Palmer scored no fewer than 20 points in the first three quarters as the Rangers pulled away from Falcon in a decisive 5A/4A Pikes Peak conference win.

Lewis-Palmer remains undefeated at 9-0 and 3-0 in league, while Falcon falls to 5-4 and 1-2 in PPAC.

Palmer Ridge 58, Air Academy 51

At Air Academy: Palmer Ridge outscored the Kadets 23-12 in the fourth quarter to eke out a narrow 5A/4A Pikes Peak win, handing Air Academy (8-4, 2-1) its first league loss of the season.

Niko Lunt led the Kadets with 14 points, followed by Brock Bendrick (11) and Josh Biddle (10).

Palmer Ridge is now 9-3 and 2-1 in league play.

Pueblo West 69, St. Mary’s 53

At Pueblo West: After a slow start, scoring just nine points in the first quarter, the Cyclones found a spark, outscoring St. Mary’s 19-9 in the second quarter on the way to a nonconference win.

The Pirates improved in the second half after being limited to fewer than 10 points in the first and second quarters, but it was not enough to eliminate the deficit.

Draven Hackley and Jack Velten each had 15 points for St. Mary’s, followed by Camden Raedel with 12. Senior Tyler Englert had four rebounds and five assists for the Pirates (3-7).

Cheyenne Mountain 79, Vista Ridge 63

At Cheyenne Mountain: With a narrow lead heading into the fourth quarter, Cheyenne Mountain outscored Vista Ridge 26-15 in the final frame to lock in its first 5A/4A Pikes Peak league win of the season.

The Wolves (6-6, 1-2) had four scorers reach double figures, led by Raymon Harper with 18. Julius Dowell had 13 points, followed by Micah Hilts (12) and Tristan Pratt (10).

Fountain Valley 34, Edison 13


Air Academy 41, Palmer Ridge 28

At Air Academy: The Air Academy defense kept Palmer Ridge at bay, limiting the Bears to fewer than 10 points per quarter in a 5A/4A Pikes Peak conference win.

The Kadets were led by Kylee Blacksten with 15 points as she shot 57 percent from the field. Mary Parchinski had 11 points and eight rebounds for Air Academy (10-1, 3-0).

Palmer Ridge falls to 8-4 and 1-2 in league play.

St. Mary’s 50, Pueblo East 49

At St. Mary’s: St. Mary’s remained unbeaten with a one-point nonconference win over Pueblo East in its closest game of the year.

Prior to Wednesday’s game, the Pirates had not had an opponent finish within eight points of them.

Lewis-Palmer 50, Falcon 34

At Lewis-Palmer: Lewis-Palmer remained consistent in a 5A/4A Pikes Peak conference game against Falcon, scoring 12 points in the last three quarters to lock in the win.

The Rangers remain undefeated in league play and 8-2 overall. Falcon falls to 3-5 and 0-2 in PPAC.

Sand Creek 54, Discovery Canyon 50

At Sand Creek: Neither team scored in the second quarter of a hard-fought 5A/4A Pikes Peak conference game, but the Scorpions used a second-half surge to take down the Thunder in a four-point win.

Sand Creek (6-5, 1-2) outscored Discovery Canyon (7-4, 1-2) 44-39 in the second half to lock in the win.


Widefield-Mesa Ridge 126, Sierra 42

At Widefield: Widefield-Mesa Ridge swept the relays on the way to a 4A Colorado Springs Metro league win over Sierra.

The Stallions had one double-winner in Aryahanna McClure, who claimed the 200 freestyle and the 100 butterfly in 2:35.29 and 1:28.57, respectively. Lyndsey Gaddy won the 200 IM (2:47.13) and the 100 free (1:07.70) and helped the 200 (2:00.62) and 400 (4:34.63) free relays to victory. Widefield-Mesa Ridge also won the 200 medley relay in 2:23.98.


Pine Creek 48, Rampart 30

At Rampart: Four forfeits in the lower weights gave Pine Creek the edge it needed to claim a nonleague dual win over Rampart.

The Rams were forced to forfeit weight classes 113 through 132, which put the Eagles ahead despite Rampart claiming four other match wins. Rampart’s Seth Shepard (170 pounds) and Brennan Perez (195) earned decisions 7-1, 8-1, respectively, while Benjamin Bancroft (138) and Andrew Peltier pinned their opponents in 1:06 and 2:50, respectively.

Pine Creek claimed wins at 160, 145 and 152 by fall. Zachery Vannaman (160, 0:19), Dieto Calonje (145, 2:31) and Kian Colonese (152, 1:51) reigned supreme.

Doherty 39, Coronado 27

At Doherty: Despite five straight Coronado wins in the lower weights, Doherty claimed eight of the remaining nine matches to lock in the 5A South, Region 2 win.

The battle at 145 was hard-fought as Coronado’s KJ Kearns claimed a narrow 4-2 win over Doherty’s Tony Klamido.

TCA 56, Harrison 24

At Harrison: The Panthers had four pins, including a 40 second fall at 145 as Atticus Fuschino claimed victory over TCA's Nicholas Kostin, but The Classical Academy responded with 10 match wins for the victory.

Liam Young claimed a major decision over Damion Fuschino at 170, 18-3 in 5:40, while six other Titans earned pins.