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Prep basketball: Battle of the Silver Wolves

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PLAIN CITY — The Riverton Silverwolves traveled north to go up against the Fremont Silver Wolves Friday, Nov. 30 in non-region play. Team mascots were probably the only real similarity between the two teams: Fremont relied on the three-point shot and the half-court set, while Riverton thrived on points in the paint and forcing turnovers. Ultimately, Riverton proved to be too much, walking away with a 62-45 victory.

The first quarter was a true dogfight, ending with Riverton clinging to a 17-15 lead. Fremont's Kade Criswell, one of only three seniors, scored five of the team's first seven points. He shot all night inside the paint and from beyond the arc and finished with 21 points and seven boards.

Riverton, however, had a big man of its own that ended up overpowering the smaller Fremont defense. Richard Worsham, a 6-foot-7 senior, scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the win. He was effective in the second half — a half that saw Riverton outscore Fremont 32-19 — by hanging out in the low post and running the floor on the fast break.

Counting Riverton's season-opening loss to Davis, this win brings them to 1-1 on the young season, while Fremont drops to 0-2.

Johnny Allred is a graduate of Brigham Young University and is an English teacher in Weber School District. Email:


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