Silverwolves basketball team plays full-court
Riverton High School boys basketball team has had its ups and downs this season. Head coach Steve Galley and his staff are constantly trying to find what works to help the team achieve their goals.
“Every year I like the challenge of finding what makes the team better, and I love helping each kid experience success,” Galley said.
The Silverwolves started the season 4-2. Wins over Freemont, 62-45, Judge Memorial, 61-53, Viewmont, 64-57, and West Jordan, 56-43, highlighted the team’s preseason schedule.
In their regular season, it has been a different story. The Silverwolves have a 2-4 record, and sit in fifth place in Region 4. They have lost to American Fork, 60-49, Bingham, 60-53, and Lone Peak twice, 70-40 and 46-27; while beating Pleasant Grove, 71-57, and Lehi, 78-75.
Galley, the 2012 Salt Lake Tribune 5A Coach of the Year, has three returning starters from last year’s team: Stephan Holm, Bryce Stone and Richard Worsham.
Holm, a 6 ‘ 3” inch senior guard leads the team in scoring, averaging 17.1 points-per-game. He has committed to play college basketball at Montana State next season.
“Stephan gets a lot of attention from our opponents. He is a pure shooter, excellent from three-point range, and he can drive to the hoop,” Galley said.
Worsham is a 6’ 7” senior forward and averages 10.3 points a game and almost five rebounds. Stone, also a senior, averages 7.3 points per game and stands 6’ 4”.
Region 4 has some of the most talented teams in the state, including the number 1 nationally ranked Lone Peak Knights. (according to maxpreps.com)
“Some of these teams are huge, and that creates problems for us. We just need to be more consistent. We have played well in stretches,” Galley said.
The Silverwolves’ hopes of making the playoffs came to an end on Feb. 11 when they lost to Bingham 67-65 as they finished the final seven minutes of a postponed game against Bingham Feb. 11.