Dec 13, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterBoth the Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams travel to Sheridan on Saturday for non-conference battles with the Broncs and Lady Broncs.
Game time for the Lady Wolverines varsity contest is 1:30 p.m., with the boys varsity set to follow at approximately 3 p.m. Both games will be broadcast live on KVOW radio, 1450 AM.
Both Sheridan teams are 2-0 on the young season. The Broncs destroyed Green River 66-25 and beat Billings Skyview 59-53 last weekend, while the Lady Broncs zipped past Green River 66-25 and downed Billings Skyview 59-52.
While Saturday's contests are Riverton's only games scheduled this week, the Broncs and Lady Broncs both play Casper Natrona on Friday evening. The Sheridan girls travel to NC, while the Sheridan boys will host the NC Mustangs. The girls NC vs. Sheridan game is a highly anticipated early-season contest and could be a preview of things to come in girls Class 4-A basketball. Both teams are early favorites to make a title run.
The Lady Wolverines (0-3) will try to "shorten the game‚" against Sheridan, according to head coach Ron Porter.
"They are so athletic and will be solid for the next three years. We hope to have a chance at the end," Porter said.
RHS boys coach Dick Quayle said he "expects the offense to be a bit better this week. Sheridan will be a strong, physical team, and this will be a good test for us on the road."
Riverton's boys (1-2) received good news this week as senior starting point guard Austin Patterson returned to the practice court.
Although Patterson will not play this weekend, Quayle said that he might play in Green River's Flaming Gorge tournament which begins next Thursday.
Both Riverton's boys and girls teams will participate in the Green River tournament next week.
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