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Steamboat Springs girls basketball outmatched by Glenwood Springs at home

Steamboat Springs junior Katie Lake goes in for the layup against Glenwood Springs on Saturday, Jan. 19 at Steamboat Springs High School. (Photo by Leah Vann)

Editor’s note: A previous version of the story said that Siera Harrison didn’t make either of her free-throws, but Harrison went 1 for 2 from the line.

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — It took until the second half for the Steamboat Springs Sailors to eclipse the double-digit mark on the scoreboard, and by then, the Glenwood Springs Demons were ahead by more than 20 points.

Steamboat Springs (2-11, 0-2) hosted Glenwood Springs (7-7, 3-0) on Saturday, Jan. 19, and once again proved that its weakness was making baskets, leading to a 47-19 loss.

Steamboat Springs High School sophomore Erica Simmons made the first basket early in the first quarter, when it was just a 4-2 deficit. But for the remainder of the quarter, the Sailors struggled to penetrate the Demons’ defense, and when they did, they’d manage one or two shots before a defensive rebound sent them down the court again.

The Demons closed out the first quarter 15-2, then the second 25-8 after junior Siera Harrison made one of two free throws right before the half.

When it comes to defensive aggression, the Sailors have it. They’re able to strip balls and intercept passes as much as any other team. It’s turning those defensive turnovers into points that they struggle with. At times, the attempted turnovers went astray, such as when senior Lucy Shimek got her hand on a pass by the Demons only to tap it out and give them the ball back.

In the third quarter, the Sailors added four points while the Demons went on a rampage, scoring 15. The Sailors had their highest scoring quarter in the fourth, making seven points. Senior Julie Simoes’ final backboard shot put the Sailors at 19 points as the Demons coasted to a 47-19 win.

Glenwood Springs junior Hadley Yellico led the Demons with 14 points, senior Emily Worline had 8 points. Steamboat Springs junior Katie Lake had 6 points.

Steamboat Springs will host Eagle Valley at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email lvann@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports.


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