Sailor girls fall to Elizabeth |

Sailor girls fall to Elizabeth

Steamboat's Allison Casey, right, makes a pass to teammate Jenna Miller on Friday against Elizabeth.
Austin Colbert

Steamboat Shootout

Friday Scores


Frederick 53, Battle Mountain 47

Moffat County 51, Prairie View 39

Elizabeth 44, Steamboat Springs 28

Discovery Canyon 39, Eagle Valley 30

— The snowballs outside Steamboat Springs High School on Friday didn’t bother Sailors girls’ basketball coach Mack Spitellie. The snowballs inside were the issue.

“We committed one foul that snowballed into two fouls that gave them six points,” he said. “That can’t happen. That snowball just can’t happen. That’s what got us out of the game there in the fourth quarter.”

Offensive mistakes doomed the Sailors in a 44-28 loss to Elizabeth on day two of the Steamboat Shootout. A day after giving up a big lead in a loss to Discovery Canyon, the Sailors looked strong early against Elizabeth.

Then, a quick flash of points late in the first quarter by the Cardinals unraveled Steamboat.

“Never got it back. Turnovers, turnovers, turnovers,” Spitellie said. “Defense made a great step tonight. We held a good team to really not many points, but we literally gave them well over half their points on layups and free throws. Defensively, we held them to 20 points, but offensively, we gave them 20 points.”

Elizabeth led 27-19 at halftime and 36-23 after three quarters. The Sailors never felt completely out of contention, but a lack of offensive production, especially in the second half, never gave them much of a chance, either.

Junior Raya Duryea led SSHS with seven points. Beverly Kohl and Anna Skubiz each had five.

Steamboat (2-2) will wrap up play at the Shootout Saturday against Prairie View at 2:15 p.m. inside the auxiliary gym.

To reach Austin Colbert, call 970-871-4204, email or follow him on Twitter @Austin_Colbert

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