Steamboat Springs' Jack Spady, right, tries to knock the ball away from Battle Mountain's Parker Lathrop on Friday in Eagle-Vail.

Kristin Anderson/Vail Daily

Steamboat Springs' Jack Spady, right, tries to knock the ball away from Battle Mountain's Parker Lathrop on Friday in Eagle-Vail.

Steamboat boys basketball tops Battle Mountain, 52-38

Boys finish 2nd in Western Slope

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Steamboat Springs girls basketball, 2008-09

Steamboat Springs boys basketball, 2008-09

Battle Mountain cut down the nets after Friday's basketballgames, their last at Eagle-Vail, but visiting Steamboat Springs picked up a pair of wins.

The Sailors won the boys game, 52-38, and the girls game, 50-25.

Friday's win gave the Steamboat boys (15-7 overall and 12-2 in league) second place in the Western Slope League and put Luke DeWolfe's crew back into the right frame of mind.

"It was a big win for us, coming off two losses," the Steamboat coach said. "It was a big one for us to come out and establish ourselves and get some momentum, going into the postseason."

Alex Wood and Nelson Brassell got Steamboat's first six points of the second half with layups, and then Jack Spady struck from downtown for a 27-22 lead. Spady led the Sailors with 15 points, followed by Brassell (13) and Wood (11).

Steamboat will find out its playoff assignment when the brackets go up on chsaa.org Sunday.

Steamboat's girls basketball team ended its season on a high note with the win. The Sailors (7-15, 4-10) went on a 22-point run for eight minutes spanning the first and second quarters, and they never looked back.

"It was a good way to end the season," Sailors coach John Ameen said. "We talked about it before the game. We didn't just want to win. We wanted to play well."

Steamboat Gracie Stockdale led all scores with 15 points, while teammates Hanna Berglund and Matthia Duryea each had eight.

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