Mar 13, 2012 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterRiverton Wolverine junior Xavier Webb has been named to the Class 4-A all-state basketball team and is one of four Riverton girls and boys basketball players to receive postseason recognition.
Webb, a junior, was the only Wolverine to average double digits in scoring, netting 13.8 points per game. That ranked him third in the Class 4-A West and fifth in all of Wyoming Class 4-A basketball.
"Xavier had a good season. He was our consistent scorer and did a nice job for us. He invested a lot of time in the off season, and it is nice to see that pay off for him. He has a feel for getting pall in the basket and is a good passer, too. He sees things pretty well," Riverton head coach Dick Quayle said.
Webb will try out to play with AAU teams in either Utah or Colorado this spring and summer, according to Quayle, and will work to improve his game, especially his defensive play.
Webb was also recognized as a first-team Class 4-A West performer along with teammate Spenser Yowell, a senior and the conference's second leading rebounder at 7.2 boards per game.
"Spenser was a leading rebounder, a good scorer and was a big presence in the middle," Quayle said.
Leading the way for the Lady Wolverines was senior Hanna Svilar, who was named as a first-team Class 4-A West all-conference performer. Svilar was the conference's third-leading scorer, averaging 9.6 points per game and was also the conference's third-leading rebounder, grabbing 7.1 boards per game.
"Missing a year made it difficult for her to make the decision to come back, but she probably was our main scoring option through the first half of the season. She redounded and scored and had a lot of raw talent. She held her own in conference and throughout the state and is an intelligent young lady who is versatile with her activities," RHS Lady Wolverine coach Ron Porter said.
Lady Wolverine Sheridan Smith was named honorable mention all-conference in the Class 4-A West.
"I can't say enough good things about Sheridan. She worked as hard as anyone we had and deserves the recognition as much as anyone. She was a lot of fun," Porter said.
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