Steamboat boys run over rival Moffat County |

Steamboat boys run over rival Moffat County

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The pressure from the Steamboat Springs High School boys basketball amounted to too much Friday for U.S. Highway 40 rival Moffat County.

The Sailors forced turnovers early and often and built a fat first-quarter lead en route to a 67-31 win at home against the Bulldogs.

"Our press and defensive pressure really bothered them," Sailors coach Michael Vandahl said. “That got them into some turnovers and that fueled our offense."

A strong rebounding night featuring 19 offensive boards helped Steamboat, as did a 15-16 performance from the free throw line.

Mac Riniker led the team with a stat-book-filling night, 21 points, 14 rebounds, seven steals and five assists. Tyler Doyne had 12 points and nine rebounds.

The only flaw, Vandahl said, was half-court offense.

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"For the teams we’ll play later in the year, we have to get better at that,” he said. "There are definitely area’s to improve."

Steamboat closes out its December schedule on Thursday playing at home against Grand Junction Central.

"They're a big 5A school so we need three good practices next week," Vandahl said.

Steamboat girl fall at home

The Steamboat girls basketball team couldn’t keep up with Moffat County on Friday, falling 52-19.

The Bulldogs got scoring up and down the roster but were led by senior Jana Camilletti's 11 points. Junior Kinlie Brennise had nine.

Steamboat got seven points from Karly Lanning and six from Erica Simmons.