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 Despite playing its best game against the best team its seen all year, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team couldn't overcome cold shooting from the outside and fell, 49-37, to Evanston, Wyo., on Friday in the Flaming Gorge Classic Basketball tournament.
Steamboat finished the day 0 of 15 from the 3-point line, while Wyoming's Class 4A fourth-ranked team hit six 3's.
"That was really the difference," Steamboat coach Luke DeWolfe said. "Otherwise, it was probably our best game both defensively and offensively. We got good looks, the shots were good, and they just rattled out."
Steamboat (3-4 overall) kept the game close throughout, despite the team's shooting woes. The Sailors trailed, 15-12, after one quarter and, 31-16, at halftime, before making runs in the third and fourth quarters.
Steamboat cut the lead to 38-29 at the end of three and closed within seven with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter.
But at the three-minute mark, the Sailors had three consecutive turnovers, and the Red Devils were able to push the lead to 10.
"We had opportunities," DeWolfe said. "They were making turnovers. We had a chance to capitalize and didn't do it. That's all you can ask against good teams."
Nelson Brassell led Steamboat with 11 points. Charles Wood added nine points, and Alex Wood contributed seven.
Still, DeWolfe said, the Sailors played much better than they did Tuesday, when lapses in concentration cost Steamboat against Riverton, Wyo.
DeWolfe said Friday was as good as Steamboat has played all year. Althought the offense continues with its struggles shooting the ball, DeWolfe said, eventually, those shots will start falling.
"This summer it wasn't a problem. We shoot well in practice, and now it seems like we're in a slump," DeWolfe said. "I think we just need to shoot through it. We're shooters so we'll keep shooting and hopefully shoot ourselves out of this slump."
Steamboat finishes up play at 10 a.m. today against Cheyenne East. DeWolfe said he expects the Sailors' play to carry over from Friday into today's game.
"Hopefully we continue to carry that game into this game," he said. "I think if we do, we'll be all right."