Girls have disappointing game

Basketball team scores only 19 points in loss to Montrose

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— The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team can put up 19 points in one quarter.

In Saturday's district final against Montrose, Steamboat failed to score 20 points in a game for the first time this season, losing 38-19.

"It was the most physical game by far," Sailors coach Steve Moos said. "It was like rugby sometimes out there. They didn't call much either way, so we struggled shooting."

Steamboat senior Jannike Combs was the team's leading scorer with seven points, all of which came from the foul line.

"We weren't as sharp or aggressive as we needed to be to win this," Moos said.

"Our press was about our only offense."

He was pleased, however, that Steamboat (17-5) finished second in the District 7 tournament held in Grand Junction, meaning the Sailors have the opportunity to possibly host a regional game this week.

Moos said he expected to know by late today where the Sailors would be playing and who their next opponent would be.

Saturday's loss to Montrose came one day after Steamboat defeated Moffat County 53-41 in the district semifinals.

The Sailors had not beaten the Bulldogs at the varsity level in more than five years.

Steamboat's senior class had not defeated Moffat County since the seventh grade.

Consequently, Moos said he was worried about how his team would respond against a talented Montrose team 24 hours after defeating its biggest rival.

"(Montrose) was ready for us, and we definitely weren't as hungry as we were (Friday)," Moos said. "We talked about winning the championship, but if we would have hit shots early I think that might have changed things."

Montrose (15-8 overall) defended its district title from last season.

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