Green River Star -

By Jack H. Smith
Staff Writer 

Boys learn at FGC


It was a tough weekend of competition for the Green River High School boy’s basketball team.

The Wolves faced a daunting three-game schedule that included matchups against the number two (Gillette) and three ranked (Cheyenne East) teams in the state.

The Wolves started the tournament against defending state champion Gillette Thursday and for two and a half quarters were able to hang with the powerful Camels squad.

A strong fourth quarter push propelled Gillette to a 99-61 victory.

Green River head coach Dan LaRose said he was pleased for the most part with the teams play.

“I think our kids stepped up to the challenge against Gillette and we played for as hard as we could as long as we could,” he said.

The second-year coach was not as enthused with his teams play the following night in a 60-36 loss to North Summit (Utah) High School.

LaRose said his team did not have the same intensity level as they had during the first two games of the season.

LaRose said he really thought his team had a chance to beat North Summit and he was disappointed with the effort.

“We learned we can’t come out and thing we might be able to win. We can approach any team different,” he said. “They learned a valuable lesson. You can’t take a night off.”

In the Friday game, LaRose said the team came out flat and just seemed to step slow and need to learn from the game.

“It’s always about learning. You learn from it, you fix it, and you forget it. Don’t let the last game hold the next one hostage,” he said.

In the final game of the tournament Saturday, Green River fell to Cheyenne East, 66-46.


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