Sailors win despite 27 turnovers
Steamboat Springs boys basketball improves season record to 2-0
Steamboat's boys and girls high school basketball teams host Steamboat ShootOut basketball tournaments Thursday, Friday and Saturday at Steamboat Springs High School. The event will draw top teams from Colorado and Wyoming. Check the Steamboat Today sports section and http://www.steamboatpilo... later this week for brackets and game times.
Steamboat Springs — As ugly as it was, the Steamboat Springs High School basketball team beat Basalt, 53-36, on Saturday, the final day of the Brenda Patch Tournament in Carbondale.
The Sailors were uncharacteristically off in the game, committing 27 turnovers and making just 26 of 42 free throws.
“It was just one of those choppy, ugly games,” Steamboat coach Luke DeWolfe said. “There was no real flow. It was just ugly. We all kind of felt like it was a loss. We played so poorly. We were flat. There was no intensity.”
Steamboat held just a 7-4 lead after one quarter, but it was able to extend that lead to 26-6 at halftime. The Sailors pushed the lead to 37-15 heading into the fourth quarter, before resting their starters.
Charles Wood led Steamboat with 14 points. Nelson Brassell added 10 points and 13 rebounds, while Jack Spady and Dylan Pivarnik each chipped in seven points.
Despite the win, DeWolfe said the Sailors (2-0 overall) will have to play markedly better as the season progresses.
“Luckily, we can still play like that and win,” DeWolfe said. “I guess that bodes well for us. But we’ll get annihilated later in the season if we play like that.”
With the Steamboat ShootOut coming up on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Steamboat should get its first look at high-quality competition.
DeWolfe said the focus in a short week will be trying to find some offensive cohesion and pick up the defensive intensity.
“I think now it’s just got to be hopefully getting back on track a little,” DeWolfe said. “It’s hard to say we need to get back on track when we won by 20. We’ll have good, hard practices for three days. Still, for us, it’s building these young players and trying to find our rhythm and niche together.”
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