Green River Boys Basketball Team Returns to State Tournament
The Green River boys basketball program has been resurrected by Coach Laurie Ivie after more than a few lean years. The Wolves went 9 straight years without a state tournament appearance, now they have visited Casper for the tourney for the last 3 years running. With an up and down regular season, Green River punched their ticket to state with a 49-42 win in the 4A West Regional and earned a #3 seed for the state get-together.
In the quarterfinal round, Green River had a tough time with Thunder Basin as they absorbed a 46-24 defeat, The Wolves were ice cold from the field going 2-17 in the 2nd half after shooting 53% in the first half. They did get 9 points from Jachob Fuss and 13 rebounds from Dylan Taylor but the team as a whole only went to the free-throw line 4 times.
In the consolation round, Green River was eliminated by Cheyenne East 71-65 in a very competitive game. The Wolves trailed by as many as 14 but a 4th quarter rally fell short. Dylan Taylor was 7-14 from the floor and finished with 19 points along with 11 rebounds. Kason Ivie and Jachob Fuss chipped in 9 each. Green River finished the season with a record of 10-13
Taylor ended up being an all-state selection in 4A as he averaged 15 points a game. Fuss was an all-conference pick throwing in 11 per contest. Fuss was a senior but Taylor returns as a senior to be. The Wolves are expecting six seniors for the 2020-21 squad. Be sure and take a look at our short video of this team in the state tournament. Enjoy!