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Wolverines on the road for Thursday basketball games against Casper Natrona

Jan 23, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff Writer

The Riverton High School boys and girls basketball teams make a mid-week trip Thursday to Casper for games on Jerry Dalton Court against the Casper Natrona Fillies and Mustangs at Natrona County High School.

Game times are 6 p.m. for the girls and 7:30 p.m. for the boys.

For the Wolverine boys (14-1, 1-0 Class 4-A-West), it will be a test against the fifth-ranked Casper Natrona team (5-8, 1-1 4-A West) that played state No. 1 Gillette much closer than Riverton did prior to the Christmas break.

"They are a very good team and have good shooters. They are probably one of the better 3-point shooting teams that we will see this year," head coach Dick Quayle said.

Riverton is still battling illness that kept Jordan Belville out of last Saturday's game at Rock Springs and has affected other Wolverines as well. Although some players haven't been feeling 100 percent, Quayle said "We hope to have everybody Thursday, but we don't know for sure."

Girls head coach Ron Porter takes his Lady Wolverines (3-12, 0-1 4-A West) against the state's top-ranked Fillies (11-2, 2-0 4-A West). The Riverton girls have also been hit by the flu bug that kept Bree Olson and Jensyn Pettit out of last Saturday's conference opener against Rock Springs.

Following Thursday's contests, both the RHS boys and girls will be home in Wolverine Gym on Saturday for games against Casper Kelly Walsh and again next Tuesday for another mid-school week Class 4-A West conference pair against Evanston.

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