Dec 16, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterRiverton is 1-3 on the season heading to this weekend's Flaming Gorge tournament in Green River.
A rugged Sheridan Bronc boys basketball team jumped on the Riverton Wolverines early and never looked back on their way to a 75-47 thrashing of the Wolverines in a non-conference Class 4-A game Saturday afternoon in Sheridan.
Riverton falls to 1-3 on the season. Sheridan, which beat Casper Natrona 69-55 Friday, remains undefeated at 4-0.
"It was the first game that we had really gotten handled this year. They got after us from the get-go and took it to us ,and we didn't respond very well," Riverton High School coach Dick Quayle said.
Riverton fell behind 8-0, 10-2 and 18-6 early.
"We didn't get good looks and had turnovers. It was a very physical game and inconsistently reffed. They let them hand-check and body us a lot. They are strong kids, and that bothered us," Quayle said.
Brandon Fullerton led Riverton scorers with 11 and was the only Wolverine in double figures.
The Wolverines have a tough weekend ahead and will play Cheyenne East, Gillette and Star Valley at the Flaming Gorge Tournament which begins play Thursday in Green River.
"It will be a tough weekend, but Austin Patterson (senior guard) will play and that will help," Quayle said.
Riverton 14 10 14 9 -- 47
Sheridan 25 20 16 14 -- 75
Riverton (47) -- Brandon Fullerton 4 0-0 (1) 11, Easton Paxton 0 0-0 (1) 3, Chris Quayle 2 0-0 (1) 7, Keeton Zancanella 0 0-0 (1) 3, Isaiah Valerio 0 0-0 0, Brady Fullerton 0 0-1 0,Triston Ortiz 0 0- 0 0, Eion Meyers 1 0-0 (2) 8, Jordan Yowell 2 1-3 5, Caleb Richmond 1 0-0 2, Caleb Ogg 2 0-1 4, Bo Patterson 1 2-2 4. Totals 13 3-7 (6) 47.
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