Steamboat Springs senior Hannah Moore shoots over Moffat County defender Maddy Jourgensen in the first half of Friday night's game against Moffat County in Steamboat.

Photo by John F. Russell

Steamboat Springs senior Hannah Moore shoots over Moffat County defender Maddy Jourgensen in the first half of Friday night's game against Moffat County in Steamboat.

Steamboat girls basketball can’t get past start against Moffat

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— The Steamboat Springs girls basketball team had lapses of poor play early and weren’t able to overcome a 14-point first-half deficit, falling, 61-51, at home to Moffat County on Friday.

The Sailors were down 11-8 early in the second quarter when the Bulldogs went on a 14-3 run to extend their lead to 25-11.

“When you spot them 14 points, you have to play a tremendously great half to come back,” Steamboat coach John Ameen said. “We didn’t play bad in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to surpass a 14-point deficit.”

Steamboat played well in the second half, and by midway through the third quarter, it had cut a 35-19 Bulldogs lead to 37-31. But Moffat County pulled away again and led by as much as 52-36 in the fourth quarter before another Steamboat rally.

Behind senior Hannah Mo­­ore, the Sailors cut the Bulldogs lead to 52-45 at the 3:00 mark, but Moffat hit 10 of its 15 free throws in the fourth quarter to make the lead stand.

Moore led all scorers with 30.

Steamboat (8-8 overall, 3-3 in league play) resumes play at 4 p.m. today at home against Glenwood Springs.

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