Steamboat boys basketball team extends winning streak to 4 games |

Steamboat boys basketball team extends winning streak to 4 games

Steamboat Springs' Matthew Lanning drops in a layup off an assist from Nathan DePuy during the Sailors' game against Summit County on Tuesday night.

— The Steamboat Springs boys basketball team extended its winning streak to four games against Summit County on Tuesday night, and it is looking to maintain the squad's momentum as it heads into the final stretch of the regular season.

"Anytime you can keep the momentum going, it's good," Sailors coach Luke DeWolfe said after Tuesday's 66-35 win against Summit County. "Especially this time of year."

Steamboat and Summit played a tight 17-12 first quarter before Steamboat came to life in the second and third quarters. The Sailors outscored the Tigers, 25-13, in the third and 14-4 in the fourth en route to the lopsided win.

Brody King sparked the team with two steals in the opening minutes of the second half and hit a key 3-pointer and a couple of foul shots. King finished the night with 14 points.

Matt Lanning led the Sailors with 18 points, including four of the Sailors' 10 3-pointers in the game. Zach Dunklin added eight points, and Nathan DePuy added seven more.

DeWolfe said the Sailors are in third place in the conference, but if the team can win the final two games of the season, the Sailors could move into a tie for second in the conference.

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Steamboat, now 13-5 overall and 8-4 in the conference, will travel to Battle Mountain on Thursday before ending the regular season at home Saturday against Eagle Valley. The girls will play at 2 p.m., and the boys are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.

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