Sailors get past Lady Huskies |

Sailors get past Lady Huskies

EAGLE-VAIL – The Battle Mountain girls basketball team gave visiting Steamboat Springs a scare, but the Sailors came away with the 50-40 lead. That win combined with Moffat County’s victory over Eagle Valley, 63-42, clinches the third spot on the 4A Slope for Steamboat (9-4 and 11-10). “This team rallied around each other and found a way to put the ball in the basket at the right time,” Sailors coach Ashley Berggren said. “They kept their composure. They’ve been in a lot of situations recently, a lot of last-second shots to win the game. So, I think they’re getting used to competing in a close game like this one.”It also doesn’t hurt to have 18 points from Kayla Kostur and 20 from Jessica Peters.”All week, that’s what we stressed 25 and two,” Huskies coach David Hite said, referring to Kostur and Peters, respectively.The Huskies kept it close throughout, trailing just 25-21 at the half. Battle Mountain’s answer to Kostur and Peters was Lauren Prewitt who had 11 points, 18 rebounds and eight blocks.”She wants to take this team to the next level,” Hite said. “She wants to get this team into state and when she comes to play, that’s how good we are. We can be that good. She has a lot of heart. She wanted the game tonight.”Steamboat spent the night in Eagle County and faces Eagle Valley tonight at 5 p.m. Battle Mountain (5-8 and 8-12) has Senior Night against Moffat at 4 p.m. in the friendly confines.Vail, Colorado

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