by nathan oster
Greybull put two players on the Class 2A Northwest all-conference team.
The Buffs finished 11-14 overall and third in the conference with a 4-4 league mark. The Buffs were swept by the conference’s top two teams, Rocky Mountain and Lovell, but dominated the two teams at the bottom, going 4-0 against Riverside and Shoshoni.
Riley Hill, a senior, and Braeden Tracy, a junior, were the only Greybull players named to the all-conference list.
Hill was a force inside, leading the Buffs in scoring (13.8 points per game) and rebounding (6.8 rebounds per game). He was also the team’s second-most accurate long-range threat, connecting on 24 percent (17 of 79) from behind the arc.
“He was our leading scorer, leading rebounder and a team captain so I’d say he was a natural choice,” said Coach Nolan Tracy. “I don’t get to vote on my own players, but Riley was a kid every coach had to game plan to try to stop.”
Braeden Tracy led the Buffs in 3-point shooting, sinking 29 percent from long range (34 of 119). He ranked second to Hill in points scored (188, or 8.2 ppg) in addition to accumulating 48 rebounds, 34 assists and 35 steals.
“With Korbin (Adams) going down with an injury, Braeden had to step up,” said Tracy. “It changed his role with the team. He was our most experienced varsity player coming into the season — he’d been on varsity since he was a freshman — and the other coaches clearly felt he was one of our more important players.”
Rocky Mountain, the conference champion, led the way with five all-conference selections: Jonathan Allred, Colby Davison, Tristan Jewell, Lathan May and Ethan Price.
Lovell also had five, including conference player of the year Kyle Wolvington, Brent Snyder, Jeremy Schneider, Brenden Lundberg and Ben Cornia.
While they didn’t make the first team, seniors Max Mills and Miguel Gomez earned honorable mention. Tracy said they were “good players and a huge part of the team. The fact that they got votes from the other coaches, as possible all-conference selections, just proves they were legit players and deserving of the honor.”
No Buffs were named to the all-state team in 2A this year.