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
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The Steamboat Springs-Eagle Valley girls basketball game scheduled for 6 p.m. today has been postponed. The game has been moved to 5:30 p.m. Feb. 10.
At the midway point of the Western Slope League schedule, the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team is perched atop the standings. The team is stout on defense and has a roster full of players who can score in double-digits.
Once again, the Sailors look like the class of the league.
But with second games against the other seven schools in the league still ahead, Steamboat coach Luke DeWolfe thinks there's still more to learn about his team.
"It's a great opportunity for us to get better," said DeWolfe, whose Sailors play at 7:30 p.m. today at Eagle Valley. "We have to make sure we don't take any team lightly. We know every team is shooting to beat us. We're going to get everyone's best shot."
That has certainly been the case the past two seasons. Steamboat has won 37 consecutive league games, and those recent wins come via a squad with limited experience.
Alex Wood is one player, however, who's been on the team for a majority of that streak.
The senior leader cautioned against getting too excited about the Sailors' recent performance - especially with six of Steamboat's final seven games taking place outside the comfort of Kelly Meek Gymnasium.
"You just have to go into every game like you're playing the top teams," said Wood, a starter since his sophomore year. "It has to be like we're playing Glenwood or Moffat. But it just makes it a whole lot more fun for us because it makes us better as a team. Plus, when we go on the road we come together more."
Steamboat's work starts today against an Eagle Valley team it beat 55-30 earlier this season. The Devils are led by senior point guard Cesar Castillo and 6-foot, 10 inch forward Zach Ramsay. In the teams' first meeting, Steamboat's 2-3 zone defense limited Castillo and Ramsay to 14 total points.
"It's real important for us to stay grounded and focused in those games," DeWolfe said. "We have to be there to play every single game."