Athletes at Riverbank High School have had time off from school work this week and last, but practices and pre-season sports tournaments and games have continued through the Winter Break.
This past week, on Tuesday, Dec. 20, boys basketball took on the Patriots of nearby Beyer High in a varsity only game. Early on, the Bruins held the lead, but it slipped away with a two-point Beyer bucket at the buzzer ending the first half.
Through the ebb and flow of the second half of the game, Riverbank stayed close, but in the end, they succumbed to a 71-61 defeat.
At the beginning of this week, the freshman boys basketball team was to be competing in the Davis Tournament, while the JV and varsity teams are scheduled to play Venture Academy tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 29.
Varsity girls basketball was on the road last week, playing in tournaments, with a game scheduled for today in Tuolumne, against Summerville High School. They’re set to play in Escalon next Tuesday, Jan. 3 as they open up Trans-Valley League action.
Soccer Teams Remain Active
On Thursday, Dec. 22, the Bruins’ varsity boys soccer squad took a tough 3-1 loss at home against Calaveras. The JV team was more successful, coming in with a 10-0 victory. Their next game will be at home, against Mountain House, as Trans-Valley League play begins in 2017.
The varsity soccer girls traveled to San Andreas to take on Calaveras on Dec. 22, but the score was not reported. They play next on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017, at home against rival Escalon’s Lady Cougars.
League play continues for the Lady Bruins on Monday, Jan. 9, the same day school resumes, on the road at Mountain House.