Road win sets up Saturday showdown for Steamboat boys |

Road win sets up Saturday showdown for Steamboat boys

— The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team took care of business Thursday night, setting up the challenge the team has been waiting for.

After going on the road to beat Summit, 64-46 Thursday night, the Sailors will play Saturday in Glenwood Springs with a chance to claim a share of the Western Slope league championship.

“It was a good win, a good road win, and a good way to set the table for what’s coming up,” coach Luke DeWolfe said. “That game will be for the league championship, so it should be a lot of fun.”

Steamboat got up early Thursday and never let down. The Sailors led 20-12 after the first quarter and 41-22 at halftime.

The team was led by Robi Powers, who poured in 32 points, sinking six 3-point shots.

“He was just really, really solid,” DeWolfe said.

Garrett Bye had a big game, as well, scoring 14 points, and DeWolfe said Hector Lopez came up big defensively.

“It was just all around good team play,” DeWolfe said. “It really set the tone for us going into Glenwood.”

Steamboat, 15-4, lost at home against Glenwood Jan. 17, 45-38, its only loss in the last 13 games.

“It will all come down to the small things,” DeWolfe said. “It will be a rebounding battle, and it will definitely be a war in terms of the physicality. If we stick to our fundamentals, stay positive and work as a team, we’ll be in good shape.”

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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