Green River Star -

By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

Boys win in forfeit Thurs.

 


The Green River High School varsity boys’ basketball team is having a difficult time clearing that hurdle and getting their next win.

Thursday, the varsity boys went up against Evanston. It was initially a loss for Green River with the final score of 64-37. Yet, the game ended in a forfeit by Evanston, because a member of the Evanston team played over the quarter allotment time for players, playing in both the junior varsity and varsity games.

Green River’s high scoring players of the game, Chase Stoeger and Hunter Spartz scored nine points each for the team.

“It was extremely physical,” head coach Laurie Ivie said. “They had a really good senior. He played outstanding.”

Next, Green River’s varsity team played Riverton on Friday. This game was different. Green River shrunk Evanston’s lead they had on them to five points at the beginning of the fourth quarter in the game.

Hunter Spartz again scored nine points for the team in this game. Devin Love also scored nine points for Green River during the game.

As soon as we Green River got the lead down, a Riverton player responded with making two three-point shots.

“That was the game changer,” Ivie said. “In a blink of an eye we were down 11.”

After that, Green River struggled to regain the points and close the gap they worked so hard for only seconds before.

“Not only did we not get the five points, we headed south,” Ivie said.

She said it became that mental toughness again for her players. It took the fight right out of them. That was the end of the game for Green River.

The game ended with a loss to Riverton, 70-49.

Green River’s next game is against rival Rock Springs, Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The rival schools will not only be rivals on the court at the game, but rivals in dollar bills as well. The two schools are raising money this week until the game, for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. The winning school that raised the most money will be announced at the game Thursday.

As far as on the quart, to prepare the face Rock Springs and future teams, they are refocusing their practice.

“An emphasis on our defense and just some mental toughness kinds of things,” Ivie said. “Last game, they pressed us the entire game.”

 

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