2011-12 Sailors girls basketball schedule
- Dec. 2: Steamboat 45, Roaring Fork 36
- Dec. 3: Steamboat 52, Basalt 24
- Dec. 8 to 10: Steamboat Springs Shoot-Out
- Dec. 8: Windsor 59, Steamboat 29
- Dec. 9: Montrose 47, Steamboat 29
- Dec. 12: Steamboat 56, Aspen 39
- Dec. 15 to 17: at Green River, Wyo., tournament
- Dec. 15: Steamboat 35, Kemmerer 25
- Dec. 16: Steamboat 48, Jackson 27
- Dec. 17: Cheyenne Central 57, Steamboat 26
- Jan. 6: Glenwood Springs 62, Steamboat 28
- Jan. 7: Mead 42, Steamboat 21
- Jan. 13: Steamboat 50, Battle Mountain 27
- Jan. 14: Steamboat 37, Eagle Valley 31
- Jan. 20: Steamboat 36, Palisade 28
- Jan. 21: Delta 55, Steamboat 26
- Jan. 24: Moffat County 55, Steamboat 31
- Jan. 28: Glenwood Springs 62, Steamboat 21
- Feb. 3: Steamboat 42, Battle Mountain 28
- Feb. 4: Steamboat 56, Eagle Valley 26
- Feb. 10: Steamboat 34, Palisade 24
- Feb. 11: Delta 54, Steamboat 32
- Feb. 17: Moffat County 48, Steamboat 35
- Feb. 22, state playoffs: Mountain View 48, Steamboat 32
Steamboat Springs There certainly were moments when you could see the Steamboat Springs girls basketball team playing with Moffat County.
Then there were stretches like the third quarter, when Moffat County proved its a worthy Western Slope League co-champion in a 48-35 win.
The game started out like it would be a classic slugfest with the two U.S. Highway 40 rivals.
Moffat led throughout the first two quarters but never could hit its run, taking just a 22-18 lead into halftime.
The Sailors battled foul trouble in first half with two of its top players — Nikki Fry and Sydney Bauknecht — each picking up their third fouls midway through the second quarter.
Steamboat came out in the second half and immediately got a bucket from Bauknecht to cut the lead to 22-20.
Then that run came.
Moffat finished the quarter on a 16-2 run — Steamboat went without a point for 5:39 — and took a 38-22 lead into the fourth quarter.
“Just a five minute stretch,” Steamboat coach John Ameen said. “You take that back, and the whole game is like the first half. I’m happy with the effort. From the time we played them before to the time we played them now, we’ve improved.”
The Bulldogs led by as much as 44-23 early in the fourth before Steamboat started to make a little comeback.
But it was too little, too late for the Sailors.
Fry and Eryn Rinck led Steamboat with eight points each.
Now, each team must wait until Sunday when the Colorado High School Activities Association releases the 48-team, Class 4A bracket.
To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com