Sports briefs for Dec. 17 |

Sports briefs for Dec. 17

Luke Graham

Jewell finishes 5th in Piemonte

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Tyler Jewell finished fifth in the World Cup parallel giant slalom in Limone Piemonte, Italy, on Sunday.

Jewell missed the final round by one-tenth of a second but was feeling good coming off a season where he made the podium in two World Cups.

“I feel really good – I feel strong,” Jewell said in a U.S. Snowboard Team news release. “Our motto this year has been ‘world class.’ We set that for the team, and that’s where we’re at. It’s coming together, and I feel really good about this season.”

The riders now head to a Dec. 20 and 21 competition in Arosa, Switzerland.

D’Eon, Mueller top Snowboard Noram event

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members Kristin D’Eon and Erica Mueller finished first in the Canadian Open Snowboard Tour Noram event during the weekend in Mount Norquay, Alberta, Canada.

D’Eon placed first ahead of fellow Winter Sports Club member Mike Trapp. The finishes were the best Noram results for both.

Mueller finished first in the women’s event with fellow Winter Sports Club teammates Madeline Wiencke (third), Cassie Wagar (11th) and Nicole McMillen (13th) also finishing strong.

Cameron Burney named Player of the Week

Former Steamboat Springs High School basketball standout Cameron Burney was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference West Division Men’s Basketball Player of the Week.

Burney, who graduated in 2005, helped Western State get off to a 2-0 record in conference play. In an 82-66 win against Colorado Christian, Burney scored 21 points, grabbed seven rebounds and picked up two steals. The following night, in a 71-62 win against the Colorado School of Mines, Burney scored 27 points, grabbed five rebounds and had an assist, a steal and a block.

On the season, Burney is averaging 17.3 points per game and 7.5 rebounds. He leads the Mountaineers (5-3 overall, 2-0 in conference play) in both categories.

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