Steamboat girls stumble in home opener
January 10, 2017
Steamboat Springs — Midway through the second quarter of the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball game, Battle Mountain seemed on track for a tough night.
The Huskies dominated everything after that, however, blowing what was a tie-game into a rout to win in Steamboat 48-22.
The game was tied 11-11 in the second quarter, but that competitive game evaporated quickly as Battle Mountain turned up the heat, and Steamboat wilted.
The Huskies closed the first half on a 10-2 run, then outscored the Sailors 16-4 in the third quarter to put the game away.
Raya Duryea scored 12 points to lead Steamboat, while Kady Look — back on the court after injuries threatened to keep her out of the sport all season — scored five. The Sailors only had four scorers in the game.
Battle Mountain got a big game from Dylan Barker, who poured in 18 to lead all scorers. Lily DeMuth and Monique Stevens each had seven.
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Steamboat, unable to start its league season any differently than it did its regular season, fell to 0-10 with the loss. The Huskies improved to 7-1 and are now 2-1 in Western Slope League play.
Next up for Steamboat is a trip Saturday to play at Grand Junction, a team with which it has something in common. Both are facing similar struggles this season, and the Tigers are 0-8.