Green River Star -

By David Martin

Girls seek offensive improvement


After nearly two weeks worth of practices, the Green River High School Girls Basketball team will have a chance to apply what they’ve learned during the Christmas break.

The Lady Wolves will travel to Cheyenne this weekend to compete in the Taco John’s Invitational, taking on three teams in the course of three days. They are scheduled to play against Cheyenne South, Sheridan and Laramie during the tournament. Next week, the team will face Cheyenne South and Laramie a second time in Green River.

For head coach Rick Carroll, winning games is important, but that isn’t the only goal he has for the girls. He’s looking for more consistency in the team’s offense.

During the long break, the team spent a lot of time focusing on offense. They also worked on basic skills such as ball handling and shooting.

“We’ve installed more offense and another offensive set,” Carroll said.

The girls have struggled throughout the early season games with consistent offense and have had a few very close heartbreakers, such as a 40-37 loss to Pinedale and a 54-45 loss to Worland in overtime during the Flaming Gorge Classic.

“We’re just inconsistent,” Carroll said.

One area Carroll said the team shows consistency in is its defense. He said the Lady Wolves continues to strengthen their defensive intensity.

Carroll has also worked to help the girls see the court better to allow the team to recognize opportunities to prevent plays, as well as cut down on their turnovers.

Carroll looks forward to the upcoming tournament, believing the team will compete well against the other 4A schools they’re pitted against.


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