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RHS Varsity Boys Win Hoops Pair
Muscling past the Bret Harte defenders in the third quarter, sophomore Bruin Theo Luu, 21, scores to keep the Bruins close, eventually edging out the Bullfrogs from Angels Camp, 60-56, on the home court on Tuesday, Dec. 15. Ric McGinnis/The News


As the fall semester wound to a close for the Riverbank Bruins this past week, the boys varsity basketball team tallied two winning games on the home court.

The first, against the Bullfrogs of Bret Harte High School from Angels Camp, was on Tuesday, Dec. 15. After being down by one point at the half, the Bruins slipped to six down midway through the fourth quarter before pulling out a 60-56 victory at the final buzzer.

The JV Bruins lost by just 10 points, 61-51 in the middle game, and the Bruins freshman team continued their winning ways with a 61-23 victory in the evening’s early game.

Again, at the end of the week, the varsity Bruins did well, hosting the Sonora Wildcats and playing to a solid 66-46 win in the final game before the school’s winter break began, on Friday, Dec. 18.

The JV Bruins lost 80-41 in the opening game. There was no freshman game against Sonora.

Though school is out and won’t resume until after the start of the New Year, basketball action continues during the holiday break from classes.

This week, on Monday and Tuesday, the boys varsity was to compete in the Mesa Verde Challenge in Citrus Heights. Next Wednesday, Dec. 30, they’re scheduled to play East Union in Manteca and go against Enochs in Modesto on Saturday, Jan. 2.

Meanwhile, the JV boys were to play at the Future Stars Tournament at Johansen High in Modesto this week then have a break for playing at Enochs on Jan. 2.

The frosh team doesn’t play again until the Jan. 2 game against Enochs.



Last week, the varsity girls played in the Livingston Tournament on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Dec. 17, they lost to Merced, 63-49. On Dec. 18, it was a 71-50 loss to Stagg of Stockton, and on Dec. 19 they won, 42-38 against Chavez of Stockton.

The Lady Bruins were to play next on Tuesday, Dec. 29, hosting Bret Harte of Angels Camp. They’re scheduled to play again at home on Saturday, Jan.2, hosting Sierra of Manteca.

The JV Lady Bruins were scheduled to compete this past week at the Atwater JV Tournament. No scores were reported.

They were also to play host to Bret Harte on Tuesday, Dec. 29, then Sierra on Saturday, Jan. 2.

The freshman girls are next scheduled to play against Sierra on Jan. 2.