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Boys, girls basketball squads split league contests
On his way to the basket, Bruin Will Mitchell slides by a Hughson defender in first quarter varsity boys play on Thursday, Feb. 1. Riverbank won the home game, beating the Huskies 65-62. Ric McGinnis/The News

Bruin basketball players found themselves faced with a split decision from this past week’s Trans-Valley League action, as did the Lady Bruins as both teams won and lost.


Bruin Basketball

On Tuesday, Jan. 30, Riverbank’s varsity boys basketball team traveled to Ripon for a TVL contest, falling to the host Indians, 48-42. Then, they played at home, beating Hughson’s Huskies by a close 65-62 final on Thursday, Feb. 1. That game was Senior Night, where seniors on the roster are recognized for their contributions to the team.

The Bruins are to play at Ripon Christian on Feb. 7 and finish the week with Winter Homecoming on Friday, Feb. 9 by hosting the Livingston Wolves at 7 p.m. Riverbank’s TVL record at the end of last week stood at 6-4, for third place, 17-8 overall.


Lady Bruin Basketball

The Riverbank girls came on strong against Ripon on Tuesday, Jan. 30 taking a 50-24 victory over the Lady Indians. However, they fell by a 55-44 decision when they traveled to Hughson, on Thursday, Feb. 1. After those games, their TVL record was 8-2, for third place, 17-5 for the season.

The Lady Bruins were to celebrate their Senior Night on Feb. 6 at home and travel to face Livingston’s Lady Wolves on Thursday, Feb. 8.


Bruin Soccer

The soccer teams have had to play all away matches lately, because of the rain, making their field unfit for competition.

The boys fell at Livingston, 4-1, on Tuesday, Jan. 30. They were victorious in Hilmar, winning 4-1 there on Thursday, Feb. 1. The Bruin varsity soccer boys stood in second place in the TVL following last week’s game, with a 7-2 record in league, 10-11-4 for the season.

They were to finish up their regular season with a match at Ripon on Feb. 6. CIF Sac-Joaquin Section playoffs are set to begin with round one action on Friday.


Lady Bruin Soccer

Varsity girls soccer lost 4-1 at Livingston on Tuesday, Jan. 30, and fell 5-0 at Hilmar on Thursday last week. They were close out their season, also at Ripon, on Feb. 6. The girls had a record of 1-6-2 in the TVL standings following last week’s losses.

Guard Kaelyn Tongson brings the ball in from the corner in the fourth quarter of varsity girls basketball at home on Tuesday, Jan. 30. It was a TVL contest against the Lady Indians of Ripon, with the Lady Bruins taking the win. Ric McGinnis/The News