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JV Bruin Boys Win In OT Thriller
Riverbanks D. Hickman (33) scores the winning basket as the Junior Varsity Bruins come away with an overtime victory against the JV Eagles of Enochs High School on Monday, Jan. 5 at home. The final score of the JV game was 84-82 at the end of the four-minute extra period. Ric McGinnis/The News

An exciting overtime win for the junior varsity Bruins in non-league boys basketball action was the highlight of the local sports scene this past week.

A rebound and a two-point put back by D. Hickman at the buzzer closed out the four-minute overtime period with a tight win, 84-82, in the JV boys basketball contest against the visiting Enochs Eagles on Monday, Jan. 5.

In the varsity game, the RHS boys ended up down 73-62 to the visiting Eagles of Enochs High School. After ending the first half ahead 39-25, the Bruins were out scored in both the third and fourth frames.

The freshman Bruins lost 58-46 in the early game.

A varsity only pre-season game was scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 10, against Saint Patrick/Saint Vincent of Vallejo in the last game of the holiday break.

With school now back in session following the three weeks off for the holidays, high school athletic teams were set to begin Trans-Valley League play this week.

Next up for the Bruin boys is a league game at Escalon on Friday, Jan. 16, followed by a game at Ripon Christian on Tuesday, Jan. 20.