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Sailors come up big late for win

Steamboat Springs High School basketball coach Michael Vandahl summed up his team’s second game of the season simply.

“It was a lot better than last night,” he said Friday, soon after his Sailors had picked up their first win of the season.

Steamboat rallied late to beat Mitchell, 54-51.



Steamboat trailed by two with 2 minutes, 44 seconds remaining, but Ethan Riniker sank a deep 3-point shot, and Jon Rinck, who led the team with 21 points, threw down a dunk to give the Sailors a 52-49 lead with 54.2 seconds remaining.

“The boys did a good job of adjusting and taking the coaching I was giving and translating that into the game,” Vandahl said. “We’re a young team, and we made some mental blunders, but we’ll keep working on getting better.”



The team has a big test today, playing again in Grand Junction and against Fruita Monument.


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