Photo Recap: Wolves Sweep Tigers in Blood Drive Games

Photo Recap: Wolves Sweep Tigers in Blood Drive Games

Green River guard Jachob Fuss hits a three-pointer against the Tigers. Photo by Brayden Flack.

ROCK SPRINGS — The first matchup of the season between the Rock Springs Tigers and Green River Wolves ended in a celebration of green and black. Both the girl’s and boy’s teams beat the Tigers during Thursday night’s blood drive basketball games.

Both games came down to game-tying opportunities. In each instance, the Tigers came up short on their attempts to force overtime.

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The Lady Wolves battled the Lady Tigers first. The game stayed close between the two rival schools. Going into the fourth quarter, Green River found a way to hold on to a lead. Down by three, the Lady Tigers attempted a three-pointer to tie the game. Rock Springs’ Brenli Jenkins took the shot, but came up short. The Wolves improved to 12-4 on the season and remain undefeated in conference play. Rock Springs falls to 8-6 on the year and 2-1 in conference play.

The Green River Wolves found a huge victory which followed a similar storyline to the Lady Wolves’ victory. After starting off slow in the first quarter, the Wolves picked up the pace in the second quarter, heading into halftime with a five point deficit. The second half was a different story for Green River’s offense. The Wolves took the lead over Rock Springs in the third quarter. The Tigers came to life in the fourth quarter, but gave up a small lead late in the game which forced them into a tough game-tying situation. Justis Reese was given an opportunity with under two seconds remaining in the game. The senior wasn’t able to get a clear look which ended the game in a 55-52 victory for Green River.

The Wolves improve to 5-12 on the year and earn their first win in conference play. As for Rock Springs, the Tigers drop to 5-10 overall and 2-1 in conference play.