GREEN RIVER– The Green River High School girls and boys varsity basketball teams hosted Evanston Thursday evening, in which the girls won while the boys fell to the Red Devils.
The girls basketball team won 44-39. The boys lost 70-75.
Thursday night’s game was also Military Appreciation Night, in which GRHS recognized and honored those who have dedicated themselves to defending the United States.
Those who have served or are currently serving in the military were escorted onto the gym floor by the GRHS cheerleaders and the dance team to be recognized by the crowd.
Boy Scout Troop 312 presented the flags, including all five armed service flags, for the National Anthem.
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Green River 44 Evanston 39
The Lady Wolves and Lady Red Devils played a close game Thursday evening. Green River led at the end of the first quarter 15-12. Evanston took a brief lead in the 2nd quarter, but the Lady Wolves quickly took over again, heading into halftime with a 21-19 lead. The game remained very close in the second half, the Lady Wolves leading at the end of the third by just one point, 32-31. The Lady Wolves took away with the momentum a bit in the final quarter, stretching their lead out to win the game 44-39.
Green River 70 Evanston 75
Evanston put the first points up, but the two teams kept the score close at the start of the game, the Wolves trailing by just one at the end of the first quarter, 12-13. Evanston pulled away from the Wolves a bit in the second quarter, heading into halftime leading 31-23. Green River continued to trail in the second half, but in the fourth quarter, they started making a comeback. With 20 seconds left in the contest, the Wolves were trailing by one point at 68-69. However, in a series of scoring and free throws, Evanston pulled away and took the win 75-70.
The Wolves and Lady Wolves will go on the road this Saturday, February 16 to take on Jackson Hole. The girls varsity will play at 2:30 pm and the boys varsity will play at 4 pm.