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Bruin Sports Teams Play During Winter Break
RHS junior Isaac Brenes, 35, looks to shoot the ball during first quarter varsity boys basketball action on Monday, Dec. 20. Shown here, with a Waterford defender in the air above him, Brenes had to settle for two points from the free throw line, after the Wildcat player tumbled backwards to the floor. Photo By Ric McGinnis

School classes may have been on winter break, but boys basketball and soccer play, as well as girls basketball, continued early last week.

Riverbank High classrooms emptied for the calendar year on Friday, Dec. 17, but the non-league sports action continued on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 20-21.


Bruin Soccer

RHS soccer players hosted McNair High School from Stockton on Monday, coming out on top, 3-0, with all their scores coming in the second half.

On Thursday, Dec. 23, the Bruins traveled to Chowchilla to defeat the Tribe, 2-1.

Riverbank is scheduled to play next in three straight home matches the first week of January, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Trans-Valley League play will begin on Jan. 5, hosting Ripon High School.


Bruin Basketball

Varsity boys basketball continued with non-league play on Monday, Dec. 20, with Waterford coming to town. They went home with a 58-17 loss.

Riverbank traveled to Oakdale the next day, falling 53-49 to the Mustangs.

Wednesday, Dec. 29, the Bruins are scheduled to host Turlock Christian High School, then travel to East Union in Manteca on Thursday to play the Lancers.


Lady Bruin Basketball

Riverbank’s varsity girls basketball team hosted Sonora on Tuesday, Dec. 21, taking a 59-42 victory from the Lady Wildcats in non-league play.

They were to host Mariposa on Tuesday, with two home games, and the start of league play, set for next week: Escalon, coming in on Tuesday, Jan. 4, and Ripon High School on Thursday, Jan. 6.

Freshman Avah Luu, 22, looks for a teammate to pass the ball to in varsity girls basketball play on the home court on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The Lady Bruins hosted the Lady Wildcats of Sonora High, and came out on top, 59-42. Photo By Ric McGinnis
Bruin Alex Ayala, 6, fights his way between McNair defenders in varsity boys soccer action at home on Monday, Dec. 20. Riverbank came out on top of the Eagles, 3-0, in a non-league match. Photo By Ric McGinnis