Steamboat Springs On Thursday, the Steamboat Sailors will continue their quest for the Class 4A state title when they take on the Lewis-Palmer Rangers in a state quarterfinal game at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Steamboat, which advanced to state by knocking off Pueblo Central, 48-39, in the second round
of regionals Saturday night, will take the court at 6:50 p.m.
The Sailors enter the contest with a 21-3 record, including five wins in their past six games.
Lewis-Palmer, which defeated Broomfield Saturday night, has a 20-4 record.
The Rangers won nine of their past 10 games.
Steamboat's lone loss during the postseason came against Montezuma-Cortez in the district championship.
The Sailors are led by Ryan Kiely, who averaged 16 points per game during regionals.
Will Stingley, who plays for the Rangers, entered the postseason averaging 16.4 points per game.
Sailors coach Kelly Meek said he was flattered by the local fan support that was at Pueblo Saturday night.
The Lewis-Palmer game, he said, will be a tough challenge for his ball club but one that he feels his players can tackle.
Lewis-Palmer was a No. 11 seed during the regional tourney and Steamboat was a No. 14 seed.
Central was ranked No. 3 when Steamboat scored the upset Saturday night.