Riverbank basketball teams, both varsity girls and boys, saw success on the courts during the past week, as classes recessed for the winter break. Because other schools have not yet gone on their break, games were also to be played this week.
Lady Bruin Basketball
Girls varsity had a successful week, with two wins on the home court.
On Tuesday, Dec. 10, the Lady Bruins wiped out their non-league opponent, the Lady Hawks of Delhi, 63-3, on the home court.
The next day, they hosted the Lady Lions of Big Valley Christian High School from Modesto, winning that contest by a 64-31 decision.
Riverbank’s Lady Bruins were set to host the Lady Wildcats from Sonora on Dec. 17, then travel to Davis High in Modesto for preseason action on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Riverbank High does have a wrestling team this year. Though not complete in all weight categories, there were enough to compete at a tournament at Beyer High in Modesto on Saturday, Dec. 14.
There, the grapplers found some success.
Most notable, Nathan Alanis, in the heavyweight classification, won his last three matches, all via pins. He came home with a championship medal.
Also successful was Aden Little, competing at 132 pounds, winning the championship match on points, 8-7.
Also placing was Steve Piñon, who wrestles in the 172 pound division. He won the consolation match with a pin, taking home a third place medal.
Varsity boys basketball saw success in a busy last week of school, both on the home and away courts including play at a weekend tournament in Turlock.
On Dec. 10, the Bruins hosted Bret Harte High School from Angels Camp, posting a 59-41 victory. They then traveled to the Frank Godinez Tournament in Turlock, starting with an 81-38 loss to the Golden Valley Cougars of Merced on Dec. 12. The next day, they beat Franklin High School’s Yellowjackets from Stockton and finished the tournament action with a win on Saturday, beating Merced High School, 56-37.
They were set to travel to Central Valley High School in Ceres on Dec. 17, then have a home game set for Monday, Dec. 23 against Stagg High School from Stockton.