Sailors boys hold off late comeback effort to win by 3

Ben Ingersoll

— The Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball team was able to hold off a furious fourth-quarter comeback against Grand Junction Central on Saturday as the Sailors improved to 2-1 with a 58-55 victory.

Steamboat led by double digits for nearly the entire contest, but the Warriors’ Kyle Blair caught fire in the final 12 minutes, marching Central from a 19-point deficit entering the fourth quarter.

Blair finished with 19 points, but a big game from Steamboat senior Brody King (17 points) gave the Sailors their second win.

Robi Powers finished the Warrior Challenge in style, earning him a spot on the all-tournament team.

The team comes home for the first time Thursday for the start of the Steamboat Shoot-Out. The Sailors will open with Battle Mountain at 6:15 p.m.

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