Steamboat Springs basketball teams win in Summit
December 21, 2012
Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team used a big second quarter to beat Summit on Friday, 56-47.
The Sailors enter the holiday break 6-2 overall and 2-1 in the Western Slope League.
"It was by far our best game that we've played for 32 minutes," Steamboat coach Luke DeWolfe said.
Steamboat trailed 16-13 after one quarter but was able to find a rhythm and take a 25-20 lead at half.
From there, Summit couldn't get any closer while Steamboat managed to maintain its lead.
Carter Kounovsky led the Sailors with 15 points. DeWolfe said he decided to move Kounovsky off the point guard position to give him more scoring opportunities.
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"It just helped him get some looks," he said.
Garrett Bye added 14 points and controlled the paint defensively, while forward mate Ben Custer had 12 points.
The team now is off for the holidays.
"Being 2-1 versus 1-2 (in league) with this team makes a big difference," DeWolfe said.
Girls blow Summit out
The Steamboat girls basketball team had little trouble Friday, beating Summit, 53-16.
The Sailors, coming off a pair of losses, did whatever they wanted Friday.
"The first half was really good with the way we wanted to play with consistency and effort," Steamboat coach John Ameen said.
Steamboat blew it open in the second half, outscoring Summit 21-0 to take a 38-4 halftime lead.
Maggie Crouch led the Sailors again, scoring 19 points. Mikaila Jegtvig added 13 points.
Steamboat (5-3 overall, 1-2 in the Western Slope League) returns to action after the holiday break.
To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com