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Wolverines win slow-down game vs. Cheyenne Central to gain season's first win

Dec 9, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The Riverton Wolverines boys basketball team continued play at the Cheyenne Invitational basketball tournament Friday and Saturday and split their final two games of the tournament.

Saturday afternoon, Brandon Fullerton and Chris Quayle scored 15 and 13 points respectively to lead the Wolverines (1-2) to their first win of the season against Cheyenne Central 38-29.

"We came out and had a good effort defensively. We built a 12-point lead in the third quarter but faded a little bit. They went to a zone, and that didn't bother us," Riverton head coach Dick Quayle said.

On Friday, the Wolverines led by one at halftime but could not hang on in a 49-35 loss to Cheyenne East.

"We played well and were ahead in the third quarter. Offensively we went stagnant," Quayle said.

Fullerton netted 12 and Quayle added 10 to pace the Wolverines in Friday's game.

"I think our defense improved the most, but we have a long, long way to go, and that will take some time. The kids competed this weekend. We are kind of like the University of Wyoming this year. We are going to have to have a lot of kids contribute and do things well for us to be successful," Quayle said.

Riverton will travel to Sheridan this Saturday for a Class 4-A non-conference match against the Broncs.

Riverton 12 12 3 8 - 35

Cheyenne East 15 8 12 14 -- 49

Riverton (35) -- Brandon Fullerton 3 3-4 (1) 12, Easton Paxton 0 0-0 0, Chris Quayle 3 1-2 (1) 10 , K. Zancanella 0 0-0 0, I. Valerio 0 0-0 0, Brady Fullerton 0 0-0 0, Triston Ortiz 1 0-0 2 , Eion Meyers 1 0-0 (1) 5, Jordan Yowell 1 0-0 2, Caleb Richmond 0 2-2 2, Caleb Ogg 1 0-0 2, Bo Patterson 0 0-0 0. Totals 10 6-8 (3) 35.

Riverton 8 12 11 7 -- 38

Cheyenne Central 7 10 7 5 -- 29

Riverton (29) -- Brandon Fullerton 5 5-7 15, Easton Paxton 0 0-1 0 , Chris Quayle 1 2-2 (3) 13, K. Zancanella 0 0-0 0, I. Valerio 0 0-0 0, Brandon Fullerton 0 0-0 0, Triston Ortiz 0 2-2 (1) 5, Eion Meyers 0 0-0 0, Jordan Yowell 0 0-0 0, Caleb Richmond 0 0-0 0, Caleb Ogg 1 1-2 3, Bo Patterson 1 0-0 2. Totals 8 10-14 (4) 38.

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