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Steamboat Springs High School senior Alex Wood shoots over a Roaring Fork High School defender during the Sailor's matchup with the Rams in Carbondale on Friday night.
Steamboat's boys and girls high school basketball teams host Steamboat ShootOut basketball tournaments Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Steamboat Springs High School. The event will draw top teams from Colorado and Wyoming. Check the Steamboat Today sports section and www.steamboatpilo... later this week for brackets and game times.
Steamboat Springs boys basketball, 2008-09
- Dec. 5, Steamboat 48, Roaring Fork 34 at Roaring Fork Tournament; (1-0)
- Dec. 6, Steamboat 53, Basalt 36 at Roaring Fork Tournament; (2-0)
- Dec. 11, Castle View 57, Steamboat 38 at Steamboat ShootOut tournament; (2-1)
- Dec. 12, Steamboat 70, Summit 41 at Steamboat ShootOut tournament; (3-1)
- Dec. 13, Green River, Wyo., 68, Steamboat 41 at Steamboat ShootOut tournament; (3-2)
- Dec. 18, at Flaming Gorge Classic basketball tournament; (3-3)
- Dec. 19, Evanston, Wyo. 49, Steamboat 37 at Flaming Gorge Classic basketball tournament; (3-4)
- Dec. 20, Cheyenne East 41, Steamboat 38 at Flaming Gorge Classic basketball tournament; (3-5)
- Jan. 9, Steamboat 46, Battle Mountain 23; (4-5)
- Jan. 10, Steamboat 55, Eagle Valley 30; (5-5)
- Jan. 16, Steamboat 78, Palisade 46; (6-5)
- Jan. 17, Steamboat 66, Delta 37; (7-5)
- Jan. 23, Steamboat 65, Rifle 38; (8-5)
- Jan. 24, Steamboat 47, Glenwood Springs 45; (9-5)
- Jan. 27, Steamboat 44, Moffat County 32;(10-5)
- Jan. 30, Steamboat 63, Eagle Valley 41;(11-5)
- Feb. 6, Steamboat 50, Palisade 44;(12-5)
- Feb. 7, Steamboat 54, Delta 43;(13-5)
- Feb. 13, Steamboat 54, Rifle 45;(14-5)
- Feb. 14, Glenwood Springs 61, Steamboat 51;(14-6)
- Feb. 17 vs. Moffat County, 7:30 p.m.
- Feb. 20 at Battle Mountain, 7:30 p.m.
- Feb. 25 state playoffs begin
Steamboat Springs As ugly as it was, the Steamboat Springs High School basketball team beat Basalt, 53-36, on Saturday, the final day of the Brenda Patch Tournament in Carbondale.
The Sailors were uncharacteristically off in the game, committing 27 turnovers and making just 26 of 42 free throws.
"It was just one of those choppy, ugly games," Steamboat coach Luke DeWolfe said. "There was no real flow. It was just ugly. We all kind of felt like it was a loss. We played so poorly. We were flat. There was no intensity."
Steamboat held just a 7-4 lead after one quarter, but it was able to extend that lead to 26-6 at halftime. The Sailors pushed the lead to 37-15 heading into the fourth quarter, before resting their starters.
Charles Wood led Steamboat with 14 points. Nelson Brassell added 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Jack Spady and Dylan Pivarnik each chipped in seven points.
Despite the win, DeWolfe said the Sailors (2-0 overall) will have to play markedly better as the season progresses.
"Luckily, we can still play like that and win," DeWolfe said. "I guess that bodes well for us. But we'll get annihilated later in the season if we play like that."
With the Steamboat ShootOut coming up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Steamboat should get its first look at high-quality competition.
DeWolfe said the focus in a short week will be trying to find some offensive cohesion and pick up the defensive intensity.
"I think now it's just got to be hopefully getting back on track a little," DeWolfe said. "It's hard to say we need to get back on track when we won by 20. We'll have good, hard practices for three days. Still, for us, it's building these young players and trying to find our rhythm and niche together."