Now or never

Regular season for prep basketball wraps up this weekend


— Steamboat Springs High School's basketball teams wrap up the regular season this weekend with games against Glenwood Springs and Delta.

For the Sailor boys, the weekend presents an opportunity for them to lay claim to the conference title, which they would do with a win over either team.

The Sailors are two games ahead of the Rifle Bears, who they fell to in overtime on Feb. 9.

Steamboat is 9-1 in conference play and 16-1 on the season.

At 7:30 p.m Friday, they play the Glenwood Demons on the road and then close out the season at home against Delta at 6 p.m. Saturday.

The Demons pose a double threat because they can score a lot of points in the lane and from beyond the perimeter, Sailors coach Kelly Meek said.

"They're very talented from top to bottom," Meek said. "They're very quick and they can shoot the long ball plus drive on you."

On Saturday, Steamboat plays its final regular-season game against Delta, which they defeated Jan. 26.

The Sailor girls are 9-8 overall and 5-5 in the league. At 7:30 p.m. Friday, they take on the Demons and at 4:30 p.m. Saturday they face Delta. Both games are at home.

The Steamboat girls are on a two-game skid, but they beat the Demons the last time the teams met in January.

"Glenwood's a big game for us but we're pretty confident," Steamboat coach Bruce Alston said. "We beat them at Glenwood."

Steamboat's Bayli Stillwell comes off a nine-point performance against Grand Junction Central.

To reach Eric Rineer call 871-4229 or e-mail


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