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Steamboat girls start with win

The Steamboat Springs High School girls basketball team started its season Friday afternoon with a win, knocking off Aspen, 36-14.

It was both a good performance, coach Mack Spitellie said, and one that suggested skills to improve.

“We were good at times but committed too many fouls,” he said. “Half of their points came from the free throw line, so that was painful, but we played well for the first game with all the jitters and that good stuff.”

The Sailors built a big lead early and held it throughout the game, leading 18-5 at the half and 30-9 going into the fourth quarter.

The team was led in scoring by Karly Lanning, who had 11 points. Steamboat had six other players who each contributed five points.

“We were very good in that respect,” Spitellie said, considering the team’s spread out scoring. “I really like that part of it. We’ve just got to clean up our fouls now, and we’ll be much better.”

The team is back at it today with a game at Roaring Fork.

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