Feb 26, 2014 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterSaturday's home game against Evanston finishes the regular season.
The Riverton Lady Wolverines girls basketball team started Tuesday's Class 4-A West game against Green River just like it finished its last game against Casper Kelly Walsh -- by missing easy layups.
But the shooting trouble was short-lived, and Riverton (10-12, 4-5 Class 4-A West) rebounded from a 14-6 first quarter deficit to beat the Lady Wolves 46-27 in Wolverine Gym. Green River fell to 5-17 overall, 0-9 Class in the 4-A West.
"After those first two layups, I decided I wasn't going to watch," Riverton head coach Ron Porter joked after the game."
Kiley Ridgway led all scores with 10, and Camey Fegler added nine for Riverton.
"Jensyn Pettit asserted herself, and Jacee Shultz gave us a lift off the bench," Porter said.
Both Pettit and Shultz finished with six points.
Senior Maci Evans was recognized prior to the game as Riverton's lone senior basketball player, along with manager Rachel Murray.
"We really appreciate the parents and great people that have been such great support for our team. Maci's grandfather Morgan Evans was here, and he was our honorary captain," Porter said.
Evans finished the game with eight rebounds.
"It is a nice way to go out on senior night. We were lethargic at the start, but we held them to five points in the second half," Porter said.
The Lady Wolverines will finish out their regular season schedule Saturday at home against Evanston. The game is scheduled to begin at 6 p.m., although the start could be delayed as Class 2-A regional championship games are scheduled in Wolverine Gym earlier in the day.
RHS is hoping to finish 5-5 in conference play, and there is potential that four teams (Riverton, Evanston, Rock Springs and Kelly Walsh) could finish the Class 4-A West with an identical 5-5 record if Riverton beats Evanston and Evanston beats Rock Springs.
Then, according to the Class 4-A bylaws, Kelly Walsh would be the second seed because it is 4-2 against the remaining tied teams and Riverton would earn a third seed.
If Rock Springs wins its two remaining games and Riverton beats Evanston, Rock Springs would earn the second seed, Kelly Walsh the third seed and Riverton the fourth seed for the Class 4-A West regional tournament set to begin
Green River 14 8 1 4-- 27
Riverton 6 15 16 9-- 46
Riverton (46) -- Savannah Salisbury 3 0-1 6, Jensyn Pettit 4 0-2 8, Maci Evans 0 0-0 0, Kiley Ridgway 4 2-6 10, Camey Fegler 1 (1) 4-6 9, Morgan Doyle 1 0-1 2, Deni Lou Nicholls 2 0-0 4, Kenisha Muehler 0 0-0 0, Jade Robles 0 0-1 0, Jacee Shultz 3 0-0 6, Hannah Hauck 0 1-4 1. Totals 18 (1) 7-21 46.
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