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Bruin Basketball Continues, Soccer Squads Lose To Weather
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In first quarter action, Bruin senior Freddie Anderson, 0, pulls up in the middle of the key to make a jump shot over the top of the Turlock Christian defense, in varsity boys basketball at home. Riverbank came out on top of the Hawks in the end, 70-49, on Wednesday, Dec. 29, in non-league play. Ric McGinnis/The News

Even though school classes were still on winter break last week, Riverbank High boys and girls basketball teams were able to fit in a game or two between Christmas and New Year’s, but the boys and girls soccer squads weren’t so lucky.

Originally scheduled for back-to-back home matches against Summerville High on Wednesday, both Riverbank soccer teams ended up disappointed.

The heavy recent rains had left the field here in the Angelo Novi Stadium too flooded to play on, so the plan changed to a pair of away games, on the Summerville campus, in Soulsbyville, Tuolumne County.

But the weather changed, and the snow level was to drop to below Sonora last week, well downhill from Soulsbyville, so the matches were canceled.


Lady Bruins

Girls basketball was held here at home on Tuesday, Dec. 28, hosting Mariposa County High School’s Lady Grizzlies. Riverbank varsity girls scored early and often, ending up 60-43 victors, in the final non-league game of their non-league play.

The Lady Bruins were scheduled to kick off the Trans-Valley season with home games this week, against Escalon on Jan. 4, and Ripon High on Jan. 6.


Bruin Basketball

Last week also saw the final two pre-season games for the varsity boys basketball program, a game at home on Wednesday, Dec. 29, hosting Turlock Christian, then closing out the calendar year at East Union of Manteca on Thursday, Dec. 30.

Riverbank defeated TC’s Hawks, 70-49, but fell to the Lancers, 54-31.

Even though classes remain on winter break this week, the Bruins were to start up their Trans-Valley League schedule on the road, first at Escalon on Jan. 5, then at Ripon High.

Lady Bruin sophomore Analise Serrato, 20, brings the ball into the forecourt, fighting her way past a Mariposa County opponent in fourth quarter varsity girls basketball action during the holiday break. Riverbank came out on top of the non-league game, beating the Lady Grizzlies, 60-43. They were scheduled to open up Trans-Valley League play this week. Ric McGinnis/The News