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Boys prepare to bounce back


February 28, 2018

Star photo by Stephanie Thompson

Devin Love continued to take the ball to the hoop throughout the first half of Saturday's basketball game against Kelly Walsh.

The boys basketball team are looking for rebound after a series of losses last week in their last home games of the season.

The Wolves were defeated by Natrona County and Kelly Walsh over the weekend, losing to Natrona, 64-61, Friday night and Kelly Walsh, 58-57, Saturday afternoon.

According to head coach Laurie Ivie, the team had periods where they were doing the right things offensively and defensively, but they were still inconsistent.

"In order to win games, we need to play four, solid quarters of basketball," Ivie said.

She said the two games were huge for the Wolves, both in terms of seeding for the upcoming regional tournament, as well as for Friday's senior night.

The Wolves are seeded fourth, while Natrona is seeded fifth.

She thinks the Wolves hit the court with a lot of energy, but channeled it in the wrong way.

Channelling their energy efficiently is something Ivie has worked on with the team throughout the past few days of practice, as well as staying focused on what they need to do to win.

"Friday night, we let Natrona beat us on the boards by 13. We didn't do the things we needed to do, and the things we are capable of in order to get the job done. We know we have to win the battle on the boards in order to compete with bigger teams, and we didn't do that on Friday," Ivie said.

She believes the team is prepared for Natrona, who the Wolves will face again Thursday evening.

"We need to take care of the little things that helped us find success throughout the season - solid dedication to boxing out and rebounding, teamwork and chemistry and channeling our energy and effort effectively," she said.

Green River and Natrona are now 1-1 in the conference. Green River defeated the team earlier this season, 46-38.


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