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RHS hosting Casper Natrona teams Thursday night at Wolverine Gym
Jan 29, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer
Updated: Times for the girls and boys games are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The Casper Natrona Fillies and Mustangs make their annual Class 4-A West visit Thursday to Wolverine Gym for a pair of varsity games against the Riverton High School girls and boys basketball teams.
The girls varsity game is set to begin at 6:00 p.m., with the boys to follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Riverton Lady Wolverines (7-7, 1-0 Class 4-A West) are riding high with a five-game winning streak after beating the Rock Springs Lady Tigers 45-42 last Friday on a last-second shot by guard Savannah Salisbury.
But the Fillies (10-4, 2-0 Class 4-A West), picked by many to win the conference, will be a tough challenge for Riverton.
The Fillies are led by Stanford-bound Kaylee Johnson who leads the state in scoring (19 points per game), rebounding (14 per game), assists (5.3 per game) and blocked shots (5.3) per game.
Gabby Johnson also averages in double figures (10.4 points per game) for the Fillies.
"They are huge with two 6-foot-3 kids and a 6-foot-2 kid, and they have good guards. We, more than ever, need to control the tempo in this one. We'll double down a little bit. They don't get challenged much in our conference, and I just hope that our little guys can give them a go and be competitive," Lady Wolverine head coach Ron Porter said.
The Riverton boys (7-7, 0-1 Class 4-A West) will try to get back on the winning track after dropping a frustrating first conference game in overtime 78-70 to Rock Springs last Friday in what was, by all accounts, one that could have ended in the win column for the Wolverines.
Casper Natrona (4-10, 1-1 Class 4-A West) lost to Evanston 45-38 but destroyed Green River 70-26 in early conference games last weekend.
The Mustangs are led in scoring by Parker Browning and Conner True, who both average 10 points per game.
Both the Wolverines and Lady Wolverines will have Friday off and will travel to Casper for games against Kelly Walsh on Saturday.