Rock River Girls and Boys Basketball Update [VIDEOS]
The Rock River basketball teams are looking to be one of the two representatives from the 1A Southeast Quadrant at the state tournament in early March.
The Rock River girls are off to a good start at 6-2 on the season. They’ve qualified for the Class 1A state tournament four of the last five years. Their roster for this year features only seven players.
The Longhorns are led by seniors Rachel Broyles, Stephany Davis, and ShayLynn Voss. Broyles is a returning all-conference selection. She is averaging 10.3 points, 3.8 rebounds, two assists, and 2.5 steals per game. Davis contributes 6.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and a team-best four steals per contest. Voss is just under two points and 3.1 rebounds per game. Rock River has two freshmen that contribute in a major way. Naomi Moore leads the team in scoring and rebounding, while Mikayla Alexander leads the team in assists.
Broyles and Voss, as well as head coach Ty Vallier, visited with WyoPreps’ David Settle about how the season is going, areas to improve in the next month, and more in the video above.
The Longhorn boys’ team is at 3-5 on the season. They last qualified for the state tournament in 2018.
Led by seniors Kagan Sims and Tai and Mindo Walrath, Rock River has a 10-player roster this season. One of their key players in 6’7 sophomore Johnny Moore, who leads them in scoring at 21.5 points per game and rebounding at 10.5 per contest. Sims contributes 6.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per contest. Mindo Walrath leads the squad with 2.4 assists per game.
Sims and head coach Jeff Torbert, who is in his third year with the program, talked with David Settle from WyoPreps about how the season has gone, what their focus is now, and what needs to happen to be playing their best at the right time.
The Longhorns have had some upcoming games canceled due to COVID circumstances with their opponents. They are not scheduled to return to action until Feb. 5 and 6 with home games against Guernsey-Sunrise and H.E.M. in the 1A Southeast Quadrant.