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Wolverine girls 0-3 in GR
Dec 16, 2012 - Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer
For the second straight day, the Riverton Lady Wolverines put themselves in a position to win a game in the end but could not finish and fell to a team from Rich County, Utah 47-29 in their final game Saturday at the Flaming Gorge Tournament in Green River.
Riverton had closed the game to within one point in the fourth quarter.
"We were one down, but it got away from us. We need to learn how to do the little things well. We are our own worst enemy right now. This one was a little ragged," RHS coach Ron Porter said.
The loss for Riverton was its third in the tournament. Thursday, Riverton fell to a talented Laramie team 77-49 and lost to Kemmerer 62-55 Friday despite being behind by just one at 56-55 with 39 seconds left in the game.
Riverton concludes its pre-holiday schedule with a 2-7 record and will not play again until Thursday, Jan. 3.
"We're getting good shots. We just need to finish them and get the ball in the basket," Porter said.
Kiley Ridgway again led Riverton scores with 13 points, nine coming from the free-throw line.
Alisa Petersen led Rich High with 24 points.
"That was the difference. We didn't play well interior wise. We saw three different styles of basketball this weekend," Porter said.
Riverton 8 5 10 6 -- 29
Rich County 9 6 13 18 -- 47
Kaitlyn Wells 1 0-1 2, Bree Olson 1 0-2 2, Savannah Salisbury 2 0-0 (1) 5, Jensyn Pettit 2 0-0 4, Kiley Ridgway 2 9-14 13, Camey Fegler 1 0-0 2, Rachel Rapp 0 1-1 1. Totals 8 10-18 (1) 29.