Feb 3, 2013 - By Craig Blumenshine, Staff WriterXavier Webb was 5-5 on 2-point shots and 5-7 on 3-pointers for Riverton.
Riverton High School's boys basketball team, currently ranked third in statewide media polling, closed out its first round of Class 4-A West play Friday night with a 70-34 blowout of the Green River Wolves in Green River.
With the win, Riverton (17-2, 4-1 Class 4-A West) sits on top of its conference tied at 4-1 with Evanston, which beat Rock Springs at the buzzer 43-41, but owning a common game win tiebreaker over the Red Devils.
"We played pretty well. We played sound defense and moved the ball pretty well against their zone. And we didn't get into foul trouble," RHS head coach Dick Quayle said.
Xavier Webb, who shot 5-5 from inside the 3-point line and 5-7 beyond led all scorers with 26. Seth Quayle added 10 for the Wolverines.
Assessing his team's first round of conference games, Quayle said, "We are disappointed with the Kelly Walsh loss, but we understand what we need to do, and we have played together better the last two games."
The Wolverines did not score from beyond the arc against Kelly Walsh, a big factor in their loss, but went 9-14 from 3-point land Friday.
"Xavier moved well without the ball, and our kids got him some good looks. Our 3-point shooting percentage was better than our 2-point percentage," Quayle said.
The Wolverines will now have a full week of practice before returning to the hardwood Saturday against Rock Springs. Riverton will wear blue uniform to promote prostate cancer awareness.
Riverton 17 10 26 17 -- 70
Green River 8 6 11 9 -- 34
Riverton (70) -- Brandon Fullerton 1 2-4 4, Kade Salisbury 2 0-0 (1) 7, Anthony Condie 1 0-0 2, Chris Quayle 0 0-0 (2) 6, Xavier Webb 5 1-2 (5) 26, Michael Johnston 2 0-0 4, Coley Nicholls 0 0-0 (1) 3, Caleb Richmond 0 0-0 0, Myron Oldman 0 0-0 0, Jordan Belville 4 0-0 8, Seth Quayle 5 0-0 10, Wyatt Meyer 0 0-0 0. Totals 20 3-6 (9) 70.
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