2018 Flaming Gorge Classic: Scores, Recaps, Photos and Updates

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SWEETWATER COUNTY — The 2018 Flaming Gorge Classic will be held in Rock Springs and Green River throughout the week/weekend. SweetwaterNOW will have coverage of the local teams with scores, short recaps, photos and any other updates related to the tournament in this post.

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Thursday, December 13:

Green River High School

Varsity Girls

  • Green River 64 Pinedale 48
  • Green River 59 Bear Lake, Utah 41
    • The Lady Wolves started off strong, scoring 21 points in the first quarter, the Bear Lake Lady Bears only scoring 7. In the second quarter, the Lady Bears went on a 20-0 run to get their first lead of the game. The Lady Bears were up at halftime, 31-28. The Lady Wolves held the Lady Bears to just four points in the third quarter, heading into the fourth with a 38-35 lead. The Lady Wolves tacked on 21 more points in the fourth quarter to get the 59-41 win. Green River will take on the Lyman Lady Eagles Friday night  at 6 pm.

Varsity Boys

  • Green River 63 Westside, Idaho 40
    • The Green River High School Wolves pulled off a big win over the Westside Pirates Thursday night. The Wolves led the game at the end of the first quarter, 16-11. They added 21 points in the second quarter, only allowing the Pirates six points, making the score 37-17 at halftime. The Wolves finished the third quarter with a 52-32 lead before adding 11 more points to the score in the fourth, earning a 63-40 win. Green River will face a tough challenger Friday night, as they take on Thunder Basin at 4:20 pm.

Rock Springs High School

Varsity Girls

  • Rock Springs 50 Lyman 65
    • The Rock Springs Lady Tigers came up short against the visiting Lyman Eagles. McKinley Bradshaw, a future Wyoming Cowgirl, and the rest of the Eagles, gave the Tigers issues during Thursday’s opening game. A nine point second quarter for the Tigers gave the Eagles a lead that would be supported by a strong 21 point third quarter by Lyman. Rock Springs struggled defensively and offensively couldn’t keep up with the Lyman buckets. Ultimately the lack of production by Rock Springs led to a 65-50 loss. Rock Springs will take on Rawlins Friday night at 4:20 p.m.


Varsity Boys

  • Rock Springs 50 Rawlins 41
    • The Tigers opened up their first home game of the season with a well-rounded win against the Rawlins Outlaws. Both teams were identical throughout the first half. Rawlins ability to shoot the three-pointer in the first half kept the game close as the Outlaws went into halftime with a 24-23 lead. The high percentage shooting for Rawlins took a significant dip in the second half. Rock Springs’ defense stepped up to the plate and took away the outlaws lead in the third quarter. A five point run resulted in a 38-33 lead for the Tigers at the end of the quarter. Struggles continued for the Outlaws during the fourth quarter as Rawlins failed to score a single point until there was 3:37 left on the clock. Rawlins attempted a late run and pulled the deficit within six, but a bank shot by Justis Reese and a free throw by Bobby Sains secured the opening win 50-41 in favor of the Tigers. Rock Springs is scheduled to take on Ben Lamond Friday night at 6:00 p.m.

Friday, December 14:

Green River High School

Varsity Girls

  • Green River 48 Lyman 66
    • The Lyman Lady Eagles took the early lead, finishing the first quarter with 20 points over the Lady Wolves’ 14. In the second quarter, the Lady Wolves only put up four points while Lyman scored 11 points, heading into with Lyman leading 31-18. The Lady Wolves attempted a comeback in the third quarter, adding 22 points to their score, bringing the game to 40-48, with Lyman leading by just eight points. However, despite the Lady Wolves’ comeback effort, the Lady Eagles pulled away in the fourth, taking a 66-48 victory over Green River. The Lady Wolves will wrap up their tournament play with a match up against Mountain View Saturday afternoon at 4:20 pm.

Varsity Boys

  • Green River 47 Thunder Basin 56
    • The Wolves started off strong against the Thunder Basin Thunderbolts, scoring 19 points in the first quarter and holding Thunder Basin to 11. The Wolves’ scoring slowed down a bit in the second quarter, only putting up five more points, heading into halftime with a 24-20 lead. The Thunderbolts took the lead after the half, closing out the third quarter 34-33. Thunder Basin continued building the lead in the fourth, taking the 56-47 win over the Wolves. Green River will face Utah’s Ben Lomond Saturday afternoon at 2:40 pm.

Rock Springs High School

Varsity Girls

  • Rock Springs 54 Rawlins 40
    • One quarter of play was all the Lady Tigers needed in order to figure out the Rawlins Outlaws on Friday night. After a close first quarter which resulted in a 13-10 Rock Springs advantage, the Tigers went on to score 18 points in the second quarter. Rock Springs’ defense was the highlight of the game. The Outlaws simply had no answer to the Tigers overwhelming defense. After getting into foul trouble and settling for outside shots on the offensive side of the ball, Rawlins was victim to a 31-19 score at halftime. While Rock Springs had a comfortable lead going into halftime, the Lady Tigers did not let up in the second half. The Outlaws struggled to find any points in the third quarter which was attributed to a fierce defense by the Tigers who only yielded six points in the third quarter. The 24 point victory over Rawlins now gives the Tigers a 1-1 record in the tournament. Rock Springs will close out the tournament Saturday afternoon against the Pindale Wranglers at 4:20 p.m.

Varsity Boys

  • Rock Springs 55 Ben Lomond 66
    • After coming off yesterday’s win, the Tigers hoped to improve to 2-0 in the tournament against Ben Lomond out of Utah. Rock Springs’ hopes were crushed on Friday night as the Scots maintained a second half lead to drop Rock Springs to 1-1. The Tigers started out strong in the first quarter, frustrating the Scots’ offense. Ben Lomond also had quick foul trouble in the first quarter. The visiting Utah squad was in the bonus at the end of the first quarter despite having a one point lead over Rock Springs. Ben Lomond’s Garet Rentmeister came alive in the second quarter to lead the Scots to an 11 point halftime lead. Rock Springs had it’s own foul trouble in the second quarter which allowed more possessions for the Scots. Rock Springs responded well to open up the third quarter as they pulled the deficit to six points. Ben Lomond didn’t allow it’s lead to drop past six and played tough defense against the Tigers which forced Rock Springs to settle for outside shots. The Tigers struggled throughout the remainder of the game to stop the Scots’ three point shooting and offensive rebounding. As a result Rock Springs dropped Friday night’s game 66-55. The Tigers will host a familiar face in the Thunder Basin Bolts on Saturday afternoon at 2:40 p.m. to close out the Flaming Gorge Classic.


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Saturday, December 15:

Green River High School

Girls Varsity

  • Green River 55 Mountain View 57
    • The Lady Wolves dropped a close one this afternoon to the Mountain View Lady Eagles to finish out their Flaming Gorge Classic play. Mountain View took the early lead in the first quarter, 13-19. The Lady Wolves stayed right there with the Lady Eagles in the second quarter, heading into halftime trailing by just four points, 23-27. The Lady Wolves still trailed by four points at the end of the third quarter, heading into the fourth 35-39. With 12 second left to go in the game, the score was 55-54 with Mountain View still leading. However, the Lady Eagles scored one more time, earning a 57-54 victory. The Lady Wolves will be back in action on January 3 at the Cheyenne tournament.

Boys Varsity

  • Green River 59 Ben Lomond 43
    • Not a lot of scoring happened on either side of the court, the first quarter ending with Ben Lomond leading 7-6. In the second quarter, the Wolves went on a 8-0 run, taking over the lead. Green River led at halftime, 22-16. The Wolves held onto their lead in the second half, scoring six three-pointers in the third quarter. Heading into the final quarter, the Wolves were up 52-31. Their scoring slowed a bit in the fourth quarter, only putting seven more points up on the board, but earning the victory over Ben Lomond, 59-43. The Wolves will come back after Christmas break on January 3 for the Cheyenne tournament.

Rock Springs High School

Girls Varsity

  • Rock Springs 61 Pinedale 38
    • Saturday proved to be a dominating performance for the Rock Springs Lady Tigers. The Tigers set the tone of the game in the first quarter posting 18 points with a signifiant portion of those points coming from Taylor Jenkins. Pinedale struggled to find a rhythm on either side of the ball and only found three points in the first quarter. The Lady Tigers reinforced the results from the first quarter throughout the remainder of the game which gave the victory to Rock Springs 61-38. The Lady Tigers finished 2-1 in the home tournament and improved to 4-2 on the season. Today’s game marked the last game of the year for the Tigers. Rock Springs will play next on January 3 in the Cheyenne tournament.

Boys Varsity

  • Rock Springs 54 Thunder Basin 67
    • Similar results from yesterday’s loss transferred to Saturday’s matchup against the Thunder Basin Bolts. Both the Tigers and Bolts played evenly with one another in the first half. Throughout the first quarter the Bolts let loose on the three point shot as their first seven attempts of the game were from beyond the arc. Nathan Ashe chipped in two three pointers off the bench for the Tigers to keep the first quarter 21-17 in favor of Thunder Basin. The high percentage shooting for the Bolts cooled off in the second quarter. Rock Springs took advantage and exploded offensively to take the lead. Thunder Basin once again caught fire towards the end of the first half and tied the game 39-39 heading into halftime. The sloppy finish to the first half for Rock Springs continued into the beginning of the third quarter. Fouls and turnovers by the Tigers resulted in a ten point difference between the two teams with the scoreboard reading 45-55. The Bolts did a good job of closing out the game in the fourth quarter as they only allowed Rock Springs nine points which gave the Tigers it’s second loss of the tournament, 67-54. The Tigers will now have a long Christmas break before returning to the court against Cheyenne South on January 3.