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Liberty 47, Fountain-Fort Carson 42
At Fairview: AJ Bohuslavsky scored 13 points, Matt Gosselin added 10 of his own and Liberty held on thanks to a dominant first quarter at the Fairview Festival Tournament.
Liberty (2-2) outscored Fountain-Fort Carson (2-3) 15-6 in that frame and survived somewhat of a comeback – unlike they did against Broomfield when they went up 13-7 in the first quarter in their prior game and eventually lost 50-46.
Continuing his impressive start, Bohuslavsky (17.8 points per game) carried Liberty and took all but one of the Lancers’ foul shots, going 5 for 7 on a day where the team went a combined 5 for 8.
Jordan Rhodes led the Trojans with 12 points, and Michaud Williams added 11 in the loss.
Widefield 65, Pueblo County 45
At Pueblo County: In almost mirror fashion, Widefield (1-2) beat Pueblo County by the same 20-point margin it put on the Hornets in the first round of last season’s 4A playoffs.
This time, Jymon Garretson had 19 points and added four steals, Anthony Wentzel had nine points and Jordan Phillips and Ray Ibarra each added eight more points in the win.
Fairview 63, Pine Creek 47
At Fairview: Senior Grant Morin did all he could for Pine Creek’s offense, scoring 18 points on 63 percent shooting inside the arc.
The Eagles, however, ran out of steam in the second half.
After trailing by four at half, Fairview outscored Pine Creek (1-2) 36-24 in the second half.
In the loss, Joey Black had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Colorado Springs School 42, Fountain Valley 35
At CSS: CSS senior Hunter Golden scored 13 points and the 2-0 Kodiaks rallied past Fountain Valley (0-1).
Fountain Valley took a 12-7 lead after one quarter, but scored just 13 points over the second and third quarters.
Faith Christian 63, Colorado Springs Christian 59
At CSCS: Chris Hildenbrand scored 16 points, but CSCS (0-1) failed to close out either half in the loss.
Faith Christian outscored the Lions 17-12 in the second quarter and 19-15 in the fourth to grab the win.
Samuel Howard added 15 points in the loss.
Faith Christian 43, Colorado Springs Christian School 25
At CSCS: For the second game in a row, CSCS (0-2) struggled to get anything going offensively.
The Lions managed only 9 points through three quarters after scoring only 23 points against Falcon the game before.
Aubrey Cox led the Lions with nine points by game’s end.
Pine Creek 3, Mullen 2
At Edge Ice East: Zach Zimmerman scored his third goal of the game 12 seconds after Mullen (0-3) tied it up, and Pine Creek (3-0) held on for the last couple minutes to remain undefeated.
Zimmerman scored his first goal of the game in the second period to tie the game at 1-1, and added two more in the third to seal the win.
The first of the two scores in the third gave the Eagles the lead nearly eight minutes into the frame, and the latter came with 3:47 remaining.
Riley Gregory and Dawson Wright each added two assists in the win.
The Eagles were outshot 32-21 in the win.
Fountain-Fort Carson 37, Liberty 30
At Fountain-Fort Carson: Jacob Schoenberger pinned Josh Trainer in the 285-pound class as Fountain-Fort Carson pulled away late to beat Liberty.
Alec McDowell (120) and Jace Taliaferro (132) each had wins early to help build the Lancers lead to 18-6, but the Trojans packed a punch at the end with two pins and a forfeit win to take the match.
Cheyenne Mountain 36, Florence 33
At Cheyenne Mountain: State-qualifier Billy Dabney and junior Bryan Zerr each grabbed wins, and Cheyenne Mountain slipped past Florence.
Dabney won by forfeit in the 285-pound class and Zerr pinned his opponent in 1 minute, 37 seconds.
Rampart 33, Palmer 32
At Rampart: Brother of the Gazette’s boys’ cross country athlete of the year Bailey Roth, Cody Roth’s 50-second pin proved to be the difference over Palmer.
The Rams had six pins; the Terrors had three.