GREEN RIVER — The Green River Wolves basketball teams hosted the Riverton Wolverines on Monday night at Green River High School for a conference matchup. The Wolves and Wolverines tipped off the rescheduled matchup after the original game was cancelled earlier this month due to weather.
Both Green River basketball teams pleased the home crowd with victories over the visiting conference foe.
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Lady Wolves 77 Lady Wolverines 37
The Lady Wolves continued to build their undefeated conference record with a 77-37 win. After building an impressive 26-12 lead in the first quarter, the red hot Lady Wolves didn’t look back. Monday night’s game proved to be a shooting clinic for Green River. The Lady Wolves also forced plenty of Riverton turnovers which padded the scoreboard in their favor.
The 40-point victory was also another milestone for head coach Rick Carroll who coached his 700th game on Monday night.
Wolves 78 Wolverines 64
The Wolves bounced back strong after a three-overtime loss on the road in Evanston last weekend. Green River earned a 78-64 win over Riverton in a head-to-head battle through all four quarters.
A tied 16-16 score in the first quarter was soon forgotten as Green River took the lead going into halftime. The Wolves maintained the lead throughout the second half despite Riverton’s efforts to keep the deficit close. The Wolves eventually pulled away in the fourth quarter to claim the home victory.
The Wolves now improve to 7-13 on the year and 2-3 in conference play.
The Wolves will host the annual Make-A-Wish game on Thursday in Green River against the Rock Springs Tigers. Tip off is set for 5:00 p.m. beginning with the Lady Wolves and Lady Tigers.