Conference road trip for Wolverine basketball

Feb 6, 2014 By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The Riverton Wolverines boys and girls basketball teams take the longest road trip remaining on their schedule when they travel to Green River on Friday and Evanston on Saturday for a pair of Class 4-A West conference basketball games.

Both teams are trying to rebound after being swept by Casper Natrona and Casper Kelly Walsh last weekend.

Head coach Dick Quayle's boys team (7-9, 0-3 Class 4-A West) should have a good opportunity to register their first conference win of the season Friday when they match up against winless Green River (0-15, 0-3 Class 4-A West).

"It's always tough to come off a loss like that. We have talked a lot about coming back and playing with a lot of intensity and a lot of hustle. We're going to try and put a little bit more pressure on defensively during the game to see if that will help us," Quayle said.

Saturday, Riverton plays Evanston (7-9, 2-1 Class 4-A West), a team that owns league wins over Green River and Casper Natrona, in a key league contest. Evanston defeated Riverton in last year's Class 4-A state championship game.

"We match up with them better than we do against Kelly Walsh. I think we can go down there and cause them trouble, but they can cause us trouble too. We will have our hands full," Quayle said.

The Lady Wolverines (7-9, 1-2 Class 4-A West) also have a solid opportunity for a win Friday against the Green River Lady Wolves (5-11, 0-3 Class 4-A West).

"We need to get back on the winning side and play well Friday. We need to come out and make a statement and do the little things well. It is an important weekend for our team," girls head coach Ron Porter said.

Riverton's girls battle Evanston (9-7, 2-1 Class 4-A West) on Saturday. Evanston's two conference wins were registered against Green River and Casper Kelly Walsh.

Friday's girls game is scheduled to begin at 5:30 p.m. with the boys game to follow at 7 p.m. Saturday's girls game is set for 1 p.m. with the boys to follow at 2:30 p.m.

All games will be broadcast live on KTAK FM 93.9.

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