Two games, two Trans-Valley League victories.
Riverbank was successful on the road this week, winning at Escalon and Hilmar.
They took on the Cougars in a Monday, Jan. 6 contest and earned a 56-37 decision in a tough shooting night for both teams.
Ylli Lopez paced the Bruins with a total of 15 points. The varsity did finish with a trio of double digit efforts, with Rolaun Dunham notching 11 points, 12 rebounds and adding six assists while Reilly Nabors had 10 points and six boards on the night.
The team had a total of four 3’s and went 8-for-17 from the free throw line in the win.
They ran out to a 17-8 lead after one and were up 26-13 at the half on Monday, doubling up the Cougars over the first 16 minutes. The host team kept pace with the Bruins in a 12-12 third quarter but Riverbank sealed the win with an 18-12 fourth quarter scoring edge.
“We played Hilmar last Thursday and won 69-29,” added RHS varsity coach Jeff Jennings of the Jan. 9 road game. “Curtis Porter III led the way with 14 points, Reilly Nabors had 10, Rolaun Dunham nine, Tristin Rodgers eight.”
Rodgers had eight rebounds and Dunham added six in another strong outing.
“We did a tremendous job defensively throughout the game and we had one of our better games with our transition offense,” Jennings said. “Our fast break was extremely effective.”
The varsity squad was scheduled to host Ripon on Tuesday, Jan. 14 after The News went to press and have a bye on Friday. They face a big test next week, as they travel to Modesto Christian for a Tuesday, Jan. 21 game.
Their winter Homecoming will be at the end of the month, facing off with Escalon in a Friday, Jan. 31 contest.
The JV boys, meanwhile, lost a 54-49 decision to Escalon this week and the freshmen also fell to the host Cougars.