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LSRV boys basketball uses 30-point 1st quarter en route to 62-35 win

Joshua Gordon
Rex Stanley, a Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School senior, looks to put the ball up from under the basket Friday against Hanna-Elk Mountain in Baggs, Wyo. Stanley scored eight points to help lead the Rattlers to a 62-35 victory in their league opener.
Joshua Gordon

Results ...

Box score from the Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School boys varsity basketball team’s game Friday against Hanna-Elk Mountain in Baggs, Wyo.:

(1st — 2nd — 3rd — 4th — final)

• LSRV — 30 — 18 — 13 — 1 — 62

• Hanna — 7 — 10 — 10 — 8 — 35

LSRV leading scorers:

(Name — points)

• Daniel Wille — 18

• Miles Englehart — 10

• Conner Lee — 9

• Rex Stanley — 8

• Grayson Lee — 8

Results …

Box score from the Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School boys varsity basketball team’s game Friday against Hanna-Elk Mountain in Baggs, Wyo.:

(1st — 2nd — 3rd — 4th — final)

• LSRV — 30 — 18 — 13 — 1 — 62



• Hanna — 7 — 10 — 10 — 8 — 35

LSRV leading scorers:



(Name — points)

• Daniel Wille — 18

• Miles Englehart — 10

• Conner Lee — 9

• Rex Stanley — 8

• Grayson Lee — 8

— The Little Snake River Valley (Wyo.) School boys varsity basketball team wanted a fast start Friday against Hanna-Elk Mountain on its home court.

Miles Englehart made sure it happened.

The LSRV senior’s 3-pointer early in the first quarter got the Rattlers going, but it was his dunk seconds later that put the crowd on their feet and gave his team a 19-1 lead.

The Rattlers rode the early momentum to a 62-35 victory in their Three Trails Conference opener.

“We knew (Hanna) was down a few guys, so we wanted to come out sharp and play a hard first quarter,” head coach Paul Prestrud said. “We were able to get three freshmen in the game and some other younger guys. It was our first conference game and we wanted a good start.”

The Rattlers (9-0 overall, 1-0 Three Trails Conference) led 30-7 after the first quarter before giving the younger players playing time.

Senior Daniel Wille led the attack with 18 points, Englehart had 10 and junior Conner Lee scored nine points.

The Rattlers got nine points from their bench and Prestrud said Friday’s game was more about teaching the younger players than improving the starting five.

“Our key was that success comes with teamwork, so we played guys who needed help,” he said. “We will have games down the road were the X’s and O’s will be our focus, but (Friday) we were able to let our older guys be on the court with the freshmen and teach them a few things.”

LSRV outscored Hanna in every quarter except the fourth. The Rattlers only scored one point on a free throw in the fourth, although numerous starters bypassed easy lay-ups to give the younger players a few looks.

In the first quarter, Prestrud said his players’ conditioning was the main difference between the two squads.

“We are in good shape and we ran and scored some easy points in the first,” he said. “In the first four and a half minutes, Dan and Miles hit some big threes to help us execute our offense.

“Almost all of our starters hit a three in the first quarter and that was big.”

Hanna senior Kris Chriswisser scored 45 points in a game earlier in the season, so Prestrud said he knew Chriswisser would be whom the Rattlers needed to slow down.

Prestrud said his team was able to get Chriswisser out of sync early in the game.

“Conner, Grayson (Lee) and Dan can guard anyone and they forced (Chriswisser) to take some bad shots,” he said. “Hanna’s big kid down low didn’t hurt us, so defensive wise we were the better team.”

The Rattlers will take their 31-game home winning streak into today’s match-up against Saratoga at 6 p.m.

Prestrud said no matter the team, his players don’t want to stop their streak.

“Hanna was our first conference game and we needed to start strong,” he said. “We will have to play them again at their house, so we wanted to make sure they know they can’t stop us.”

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