RHS now 13-1 after beating Powell, but coach not thrilledJan 14, 2013 By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer
The Riverton Wolverines (13-1) put their non-conference schedule to bed with a 64-54 win over the Powell Panthers Saturday in Powell. After the game, however, it was hard to tell whether Riverton had won or lost as head coach Dick Quayle was disappointed with his team's second half performance.
"We played a good first half and then decided we were good enough so we could relax a little bit -- kind of like how we showed up in Lander. It's the same old thing. We can't play a complete game," Quayle said.
Kade Salisbury, Xavier Webb and Jordan Belville each notched double-figure scoring with 13, 12 and 12 points respectively.
Seth Quayle yanked down 15 rebounds to go with his nine points.
Riverton outscored Powell 23-5 in the second quarter and led 38-18 at the half but jumped into cruise control to end the game.
In the first half, Quayle said Riverton played sound defense, got the ball inside to get several easy scores, and scored some inside-outside baskets.
"In the first half, I was happy with how the kids played. Then we should have just got on the bus and gone home. When we start playing the 4-A teams in the conference, we will get beat by every one of those teams if we can't play a complete game," coach Quayle said.
"I have to do a better job of getting them to figure it out. I think they all agree with it. Eventually it has to get done on the floor," Quayle said.
The Wolverines will begin their Class 4-A West conference schedule next Saturday in Rock Springs.
"This is a team (Rock Springs) that beat these kids when they were in the eighth grade. I want these kids to remember that and use it as a motivating factor," Quayle said.
Riverton 15 23 15 11 -- 64
Powell 13 5 18 18 -- 54
Riverton (64) -- Brandon Fullerton 0 0-0 (1) 3, Kade Salisbury 4 2-2 (1) 13, Anthony Condie 1 0-0 2, Chris Quayle 0 2-2 2, Xavier Webb 1 4-6 (2) 12, Michael Johnston 3 2-2 8, Coley Nicholls 1 1-3 3, Jordan Belville 4 4-4 12, Seth Quayle 3 3-4 9, Wyatt Meyer 0 0-0 0, Myron Oldman 0 0-0 0.