Lady Wolves prep for Cheyenne road trip
The Green River High School girl’s basketball team will face a tough test this week with three games against 4A North teams.
The Lady Wolves will be traveling to compete at the Cheyenne Invite with their first game Thursday against the number one team in the state, Sheridan. The Lady Wolves will take on Cheyenne South (2-4) Friday and Cheyenne Central (6-1) Saturday.
Green River will enter the contest against the Lady Broncs (4-1) with a 2-3 record. In their last contest Jan. 2, the Lady Wolves lost 35-18 to Star Valley.
The road contest was the first game for interim coach Rick Carroll.
This week Green River will have three practices and Carroll said the team will continue with the defensive philosophy they started last week, including working with a full-court set and a zone they are starting to feel comfortable with.
On offense, Carroll said he wants to get the girls to the point they don’t have to think about what they’re doing.
“I want these girls to have confidence in their offensive abilities and skills and to know that we have kids that can shoot, and we have kids that can handle the ball,” he said. “We’re just really focusing on having to the confidence to go out and do what they know they can do.”
In practice, Carroll said the girls have been doing a lot of good things, but he wants to see them do that when competing.
Even though the new coaching staff will only have seven practices going into the Thursday game, Carroll said the kids are doing well and they are seeing good attitude.
“They are coming in and working and trying to do what we’re asking them to do,” he said.
The game Thursday against Sheridan is set for 3:30 p.m. The Lady Wolves will play Cheyenne South Friday at 6:30 p.m. and Central Saturday at 3 p.m.