Riverton Wolverines Basketball 2022-23 Season Previews [VIDEOS]
The second stop on our WyoPreps Preseason Basketball Tour was in Riverton on Tuesday.
The Wolverines’ two programs are in different spots as they begin a new season.
The boys are coming off a very good 2021-22 season. Riverton was 21-6 last year and went undefeated in conference games. They capped last year with a consolation trophy at the Class 4A state basketball tournament.
Head coach Beau Sheets enters his sixth season with three key returners, but the Wolverines lost two valuable starters. WyoPreps chatted with Coach Sheets about how practice is going, the focus early on, some areas that will change with less size, and more.
We also caught up with junior Parker Paxton, and seniors Kade Gabrielsen and Jason Vincent to get their perspectives. They discussed how preseason preparation is going, how they feel this team’s connected and together, some differences, some keys, and more.
Paxton led the Wolverines in scoring last year at 13.1 points per game, while Vincent topped the team in assists (2) and steals (2.4) per game. Gabrielsen averaged four points and just over one rebound per game.
The Wolverine girls have been down the last few years, but are hoping to turn it around.
They finished 4-19 last season and won only one conference game. Sixth-year head coach Travis McIntosh returns four starters and several other players with experience. They did lose leading scorer and rebounder Savannah Martinez to graduation.
Coach McIntosh knows they’ve just got to keep getting better. He is looking for more competitiveness and consistency for his squad to improve.
WyoPreps also visited with seniors Olivia Bradley and McAye Fegler. They discussed how preseason practice is going, areas they’re focusing on, some keys to their season, and some fun items.
Riverton gets a chance to open at home next weekend hosting the Strannigan Classic, Dec. 8-10, 2022.