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Sailors big rally falls just short in Shoot-Out

Steamboat's Jake Berry jumps to a stop in the lane Friday night against Colorado Academy in the Steamboat Shoot-Out. Berry and McKenyon King nailed a pair of fourth-quarter 3-point shots to help the Sailors erase a double-digit deficit. Steamboat pulled within one in the waning seconds, but couldn't quite pull even, eventually falling, 52-49. Ethan Riniker led the team with 12 points. Steamboat outscored Colorado Academy 20-7 in the fourth quarter, but the Mustangs made seven of their final eight free throws to hold on for the win. The Sailors, 2-2, next play Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Eagle Valley.
Joel Reichenberger

— The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team didn’t lose the game in the final seconds Friday night playing at home in the Steamboat Shoot-Out against Colorado Academy, coach Michael Vandahl said.

It darn near won the game then, however.

Vandahl said the game was lost earlier, when Colorado Academy ran up a double-digit lead.

Steamboat roared back in the fourth quarter, however, eventually falling just short, 52-49.

The Sailors turned to a press in the fourth quarter and quickly made up ground after Colorado Academy pulled away in the second and third quarters.

They even clawed within one point in the final 90 seconds.

Still, Steamboat couldn’t get the last possession it needed. Colorado Academy was nearly perfect from the free throw line late, making seven of its final eight to just barely maintain its advantage.

Ethan Riniker led the team with 12 points. Steamboat outscored Colorado Academy 20-7 in the fourth quarter.

The Sailors, 2-2, next play Saturday at 12:30 p.m. against Eagle Valley.


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