RV boys comeback falls short

Wednesday, January 27, 2010
River Valley's Andrew Volkert (32) is surrounded by defenders during recent boys basketball action in Correctionville. Volkert led the Wolverines in rebounds with 10 in a narrow loss to tough Lawton-Bronson Friday night in Correctionville. Photo by Reta Todd

CORRECTIONVILLE - The River Valley boys battled back from an 11-point deficit against a 10-4 Lawton Bronson team in Western Valley Conference basketball action here on Friday night, only to have a 3-point shot rim out at the buzzer, giving LB a 69-66 win.

Austin Hansen led RV in scoring with 18 points, while Ryan Kettelson added 13 and Sam Lundt 12. Andrew Volkert had 10 rebounds for the Wolverines, who "continue to play hard and fight to the final whistle," in the words of their coach, Dean Norris.

Norris said he was very proud of the effort shown by the Wolverines, whose record now stands at 8-6 for the season. Norris felt that a 29 to 12 difference in free throw attempts played a huge role in game, as L-B outscored RV by 12 from the free throw line.

No information was submitted or posted on the River Valley/Lawton-Bronson girls game.

The River Valley boys host Boyer Valley Friday night.

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