Steamboat girls basketball rolls to 50-27 win |

Steamboat girls basketball rolls to 50-27 win

Luke Graham

— After a tough weekend last week, the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team used a big first half to easily beat Battle Mountain, 50-27, on Friday night.

The Sailors, who struggled mightily last week on offense, used their defense Friday to come away with easy baskets.

Steamboat (7-6) forced 38 Battle Mountain turnovers, including a whopping 14 in the first quarter on its way to a 15-2 lead after the first eight minutes.

"That's the thing. It was a win and we played well for the most part," Sailors coach John Ameen said. "That's what we want. Not just the winning part, we want the improvement."

The Huskies (2-9) cut it to 12 points at 29-17 in the third quarter, before the Sailors ended the quarter on a 9-4 run to take a 38-21 lead into the fourth quarter.

Sydney Bauknecht and Nikki Fry led the Sailors with 11 points apiece, while Alex Feeley chipped in 10.

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Battle Mountain's Marianna Garcia had eight, and Shauna Roberts had six.

Battle Mountain next plays at 2 p.m. Saturday at home against Moffat County.

Steamboat plays at 2 p.m. Saturday at Eagle Valley.

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