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Wolverines turnover game to Lady Fillies, lose 90-15

Feb 17, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine Staff Writer

Riverton Lady Wolverine head coach Ron Porter was concerned last weekend when his team had more turnovers than points during its games. The turnover bug hit Riverton again Thursday night, this time at the quick hands of the Natrona County Lady Fillies -- times three.

The Lady Wolverines were stymied on the road by Natrona 90-15 and committed 45 turnovers.

Hannah Svilar scored nine points, all in the second half, to lead Riverton (1-20, 0-7 4-A West). Natrona (19-0, 8-0 4-A West) kept its perfect record intact.

Sophomore sensation Kaylee Johnson scored 32 points for Natrona.

"Their press prevented us from ever getting into any type of halfcourt offense. From about midcourt to the top of the key, we really struggled. Those turnovers resulted in layups at the other end," Porter said. Riverton returns home to Wolverine Gym to start a three-game home stand Saturday with a game against Casper Kelly Walsh. Game time for the Lady Wolverines is 1:30 p.m.

"I'm not concerned about other teams. I want to see how our kids grow. It's tough. I feel for our kids and I think they deserve a little more. It would be fitting if we can find a way to win the right one. Our kids feel bad, and that is a good sign," Porter said.

Riverton 2 4 8 1 --15

Natrona 25 24 15 26 -- 90

Riverton (15) -- Sheridan Smith 2 0-3 4, Kyla Randall 1 0-0 2, Amy Woodward 0 0-2 0, Hannah Svilar 4 1-3 9, Baylee Stafford 0 0-0 0, Marcia Ashdown 0 0-0 0; Kaitlyn Wells 0 0-0 0, Annie Phister 0 0-0 0, Maci Evans 0 0-0 0, Kristen Bailey 0 0-0 0, Taylor Hunt 0 0-0 0. Totals 7 1-8 15.

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