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Spotlight Shining Still, Evelyn Duarte In Focus
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Lady Bruin 2020 senior Evelyn Duarte guards a bigger Hughson ball handler at home in a girls varsity basketball game in January. Riverbank hosted the Lady Huskies in a TVL contest. Ric McGinnis/The News

Though stay-at-home restrictions are being loosened, COVID-19 is still a factor in everyday life, in Riverbank and elsewhere in California, leaving the future of a ‘normal’ season for high school fall sports in limbo for the time being.

In the meantime, we continue our ‘Spotlight’ feature, shining it on former Riverbank High School seniors, now Class of 2020 grads.

This week, we highlight Lady Bruin basketball player Evelyn Duarte.

Though she didn’t see a huge amount of playing time, she was always available from the bench, and played a key role in making sure the starting players were pushed during practices. Duarte saw most of her playing time on the court in the later stages of varsity girls basketball games. She proved herself to be an athlete who was ready to go in and do her best whenever she got the call.

Next up, for Spotlight lucky number 13, is Bruin football player Easton Gutierrez.

Riverbank Class of 2020 senior Evelyn Duarte, 12, looks to pass the ball over a Ripon Christian opponent during a game back in February. It was second quarter Lady Bruin girls varsity basketball action on the home court of the Ray Fauria Memorial Gymnasium. Ric McGinnis/The News