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Wolverine JV runs past St. Stephen's Eagles 70-54

Dec 12, 2012 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Myron Oldman and Brandon Fullerton were the top scorers for the Riverton High School junior varsity boys basketball team Tuesday night in a 70-54 victory over Class 1-A St. Stephen's.

Oldman scored 18 points, and Fullerton put in 15 for the young Wolverines.

Chris Quayle added 12 points and Triston Ortiz 10 for the up-tempo RHS squad.

"Myron has progressed a long way. He can be a good player for us if he takes care of business," Riverton JV coach Stuart Mullins said.

The Wolverines hit six 3-pointers in the 12-point victory.

Fullerton scored in a variety of ways, including a 3-pointer. "Brandon does everything for us," Mullins said. "He is just a good player."

Quayle had three of the 3-pointers from his point guard role.

"Chris gets us in what we need to be in," Mullins said. "When times are tough, he gets us up. When times are good, he keeps us level. I don't ever have to worry about what we are in."

The Eagles were playing their first varsity home game of the season.

"It's good for our young kids to come out and play in an atmosphere like this," Mullins said. "We were excited with the way that we came out and played."

Eagles in Montana

SSHS went 1-1 Friday and Saturday at the Metra Classic in Billings, Mont.

The Eagles lost to Frazer, Mont., 68-61, but beat the Lovell junior varsity 49-39.

Lakota Oldman and Cole Littleshield, two varsity leaders for St. Stephen's, didn't play in the two road games for different reasons.

Oldman had to sit because of the two technical fouls he received vs. Thermopolis, and Littleshield had a death in the family. The pair were back playing against RHS.

Riverton JV 70,

St. Stephen's 54

(Tuesday night)

The Wolverines closed out the first quarter going on a 13-0 run to take the momentum away from the Eagles for good at 18-10.

In the second period, RHS had field goals from Quayle and Oldman for a 24-12 cushion with five minutes left in the quarter.

RHS turned on the pressure later in the quarter, building the score to 35-23 at the break.

The Wolverines were all over the offensive end in the third period, scoring 20 points. Fullerton's a 3-pointer and two other baskets sparked the offense for to commanding 55-35 lead after three quarters. Littleshield led SSHS with 12 points, and Jaron Arthur put in 10. "We were able to get the basketball in the middle on the press and attack," Mullins said. "We were able to get layups."

Riverton JV 70, St. Stephen's 54

RHS 18 17 20 15 -- 70

SSHS 10 13 12 19 -- 54

Riverton -- Brandon Fullerton 6 (1) 0-0 15, Jordan Yowell 1 0-0 2, Chris Quayle 1 (3) 1-1 12, Triston Ortiz 1 (2) 2-4 10, Liam Vincent 2 0-0 4, Caleb Ogg 2 0-0 4, Myron Oldman 8 2-2 18, Caleb Richmond 2 0-0 4. Totals 23 (6) 6-8 70.

St. Stephen's -- Cole Littleshield 4 (1) 1-6 12, Sam Teran (2) 0-0 6, Ruben Roman (1) 0-0 3, Lakota Oldman 3 (1) 0-0 9, Derrick Roman (2) 0-0 6, Jaron Arthur 3 (1) 1-2 10, Brandon C' Hair 3 0-0 6. Totals 14 (7) 2-8 54.

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