Flaming Gorge Classic: GRHS Basketball Photos, Scores and Commentary

Flaming Gorge Classic: GRHS Basketball Photos, Scores and Commentary

The Green River Wolves are back in action at home this weekend in the Flaming Gorge Classic Tournament. Photo by Brayden Flack.

GREEN RIVER — The Flaming Gorge Classic is back in Sweetwater County for the 2019-20 high school basketball season. The three-day tournament will feature a host of teams from around the state with games being played in Rock Springs and Green River.

The Wolves will be one of many teams looking to improve during the tournament. Check here daily for photos, scores and team commentary from the scheduled games for Green River. You can find a schedule of the tournament for the boys here and the girls here.

Photos, scores and commentary below:

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Thursday, December 19

Green River Wolves 58 Pinedale Wranglers 51

The Wolves found their first win of the season against the Pinedale Wranglers 58-51 on Thursday afternoon.

After jumping out to a 36-20 lead at halftime, the Wolves were setting up to have their best performance of the season. Patient offense and sound defense padded the 16-point lead.

The Wranglers came back surging from behind the three-point line in the second half. A late fourth quarter comeback by Pinedale cut the Green River lead to five with under three minutes to go. However, the Wolves survived Pinedale’s threat by staying disciplined on offense and executing at the free throw line.

Green River will move on to face West Side tonight at 7:40 in Green River.

Postgame Comments from PG Jachob Fuss

Q: What kind of confidence does this win provide?

“Last week was a learning experience playing against the top four teams in the state. We just wanted to get better last weekend. Coming into this weekend we just wanted to get some dubs and keep getting better.

This win gives us a lot of confidence. We know what we have to do to win and from last weekend we know what not to do. This win gives us a lot of confidence to keep rolling and pick up some more wins.

Q: How did you guys regroup in the fourth quarter to avoid the Pinedale comeback?

“On offense we slowed the ball down. On defense we were getting a little skelter so we just took a deep breath. We got a couple easy buckets and that transitioned over to our defense. It was just a matter of getting a few stops.”

Green River Wolves 61 West Side 43

Friday, December 20

Green River Wolves 44 Worland Warriors 62

Saturday, December 21

Green River Wolves 38 Bear Lake Bears 48

GRHS Girls

Thursday, December 19

Green River Wolves 71 Rawlins Outlaws 40

Green River Wolves 58 Bear Lake, Idaho Bears 49

The Lady Wolves trailed at the start of the second half, but with a surge of points they headed into the fourth quarter 41-39.

The game was tied at 48-48 with 1:45 left in the contest before the Lady Wolves pulled away with the lead. Through a series of shots and free throws, Green River secured the 58-49 win.

Friday, December 20

Green River Wolves 66 Lyman Eagles 36

Saturday, December 21

Green River Wolves 65 Mountain View Buffaloes 43

The Green River Lady Wolves closed out the Flaming Gorge Classic with an undefeated performance as they shattered any hopes of a Mountain View win Saturday night. Green River led by as many as 30 points at halftime and completely dominated both sides of the ball.

The Lady Wolves now improve to 6-2 on the year as they head into the Christmas break.

Postgame Comments from Madelynn Heiser

Q: What would you say contributed to tonight’s blowout win over Mountain View?

“We just worked well as a team. We were patient, moved the ball well and everybody took good shots. We played nice defense.”

Q: You guys finish 4-0 in the tournament. Is there anything you learned about this team this weekend?

“In our second game we came back from like a 20-point deficit. So just that fire that we have and we aren’t going to give up.”

Q: What are you looking forward to going forward from now?

“Looking forward to the hard work we’re going to put in and the teamwork that we’re going to win games with.”