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Steamboat girls stumble at home

Steamboat's Savannah Baucknecht tries to find a way to put up a shot Tuesday against Battle Mountain. The Sailors lost the game, 39-20.
Joel Reichenberger

— Tuesday night could have been the low point of the season for the Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team, which fell at home against Battle Mountain, 39-20.

Steamboat went on the road to beat the Huskies three weeks ago. On Tuesday, Steamboat got off to a bad start and things never got better.

Battle Mountain pressured the Sailors and forced turnovers, earning its first win in the last nine games.



“Our energy was a lot different tonight,” Battle Mountain coach Vinny Cisneros said. “In the first game, we were passive. We sat back in a zone the whole time, but tonight, we picked them up full court and put some pressure on them.”

The Huskies weren’t exactly the same team Steamboat saw last time. Elizabeth Olivas missed that game with a broken nose but played well Tuesday night with a facemask.



She scored eight points. Monique Stevens led all scorers with 13 while Jessica Sullivan also had eight.

For Steamboat, Jenna Miller and Megan Limberg each scored six.

Limberg’s six served as the highlight.

Steamboat didn’t get its first points until 11 minutes into the game and didn’t get its first basket until the final minute of the first half, when it made the score 19-4.

Things did not improve in the second half, and the game was nearly over. Limberg sank two treys in the final 40 seconds, however, swishing the second as time expired.

It wasn’t much, but on a night the Sailors would like to forget, it left the team cheering as the final buzzer sounded.

Steamboat, 4-14 and 1-11, plays Thursday night at Summit.

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


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