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Bruin Boys, Girls Basketball Teams Host League Contests
Riverbank guard Chancis Gamez pushes her way through the Hilmar defense during a home varsity girls basketball game on Friday, Jan. 20. The Lady Bruins took the TVL contest, 85-31, at the end of the evening. Ric McGinnis/The News

It was a busy week on the home court for Riverbank High School’s boys and girls basketball teams. The hoopsters are in the midst of Trans-Valley League action, looking to get wins on the books and extend their season in the playoffs.


Bruin Basketball

The boys teams faced three Trans-Valley League foes this past week, with two wins and a loss the result.

On Tuesday, Jan. 17, Riverbank hosted the Knights from Ripon Christian High School, falling 64-50. On Thursday, the Bruins took on the visiting Livingston Wolves, squeaking out a 52-51 victory in that one. The boys then traveled to Hilmar, posting a 61-55 win there over the Yellowjackets.

This week, they’re scheduled to play two on the road, at Escalon on Jan. 25, then at Ripon High School on Friday, Jan. 27.


Lady Bruin Basketball

The girls, on the other hand, had two TVL games on the road, then played a third on the home court, on Friday. Jan. 21.

Riverbank traveled to Ripon Christian last Tuesday, defeating the Lady Knights, 67-24. Then on Thursday, the Lady Bruins were at Livingston, finishing on top, 62-17. On Friday, Riverbank hosted Hilmar, finishing with a decisive victory, 85-31, over the Lady Yellowjackets.

RHS was to host Escalon in key TVL play on Tuesday, Jan. 24 and then welcome in Ripon High School on Thursday, Jan. 26. After the first round of league play, the girls were at 5-1 in TVL, 17-3 overall.


Lady Bruin Soccer

Girls soccer was up against Ripon on Thursday, Jan. 19, falling 2-0. They were set to play Escalon in league action on Jan. 24. For next week, they are scheduled to be on the road at Hughson.


Bruin Soccer

The Bruin boys soccer team played at Ripon on Thursday, Jan. 19, posting a 7-0 TVL victory. They were scheduled to play Escalon on Jan. 24, then host Hughson on Thursday, Jan. 26. The team record as of last weekend stood at 3-0-1 in the Trans-Valley League.

Riverbank’s Erick Jimenez, 22, goes up for a third quarter two-point shot in varsity boys basketball action on Tuesday, Jan. 17 on the home court. The Bruins hosted Ripon Christian but fell to the Knights in the Trans-Valley League contest. Ric McGinnis/The News
Lady Bruin Livi Fernandez, at right, sends off the jumper for two points in the fourth quarter of varsity girls basketball on Friday, Jan. 20 as teammate Rayne Tago looks on from under the basket, in position for a possible rebound. The Lady Bruins defeated Hilmar 85-31, in the TVL game. Ric McGinnis/The News
Senior guard Diego Felix gets airborne at the end of a fast break that resulted in two points in the first quarter of varsity boys basketball against Ripon Christian High School. Riverbank hosted the Knights, but fell to them, 64-50, in Trans-Valley League play. Ric McGinnis/The News