The Summerville Bears boys’ varsity basketball team won two of three contests in the three-day Riverbank Tournament.
The Bears lost their opener 66-40 to Ripon Christian on Thursday. On Friday, Summerville demolished Denair 73-45 and then took care of Waterford on Saturday, 79-63.
“Well,” said Bears head coach Ben Watson, “I think we have a long way to go. But I think there were signs of some good things. At times, we played well offensively. But we’re turning the ball over way too much. And our defense is not where we want it to be.
“Ripon Christian took it to us good. Against Denair and Waterford, we played better offensively. Overall, right now, I’d say that taking care of the ball and our defense are the main issues we need to work on.
“We’ve got one game this week and four practices so, hopefully, we can get some things accomplished.”
Bears star forward Travis Arenas made the Riverbank First-Team All-Tournament team.
“Travis played real well,” said Watson. “At this point, we’re looking to see who the main eight guys will be for us that will be contributing. It’s still to be determined.”
Against Ripon Christian, Arenas scored 10 points and Logen Foster eight.
Foster scored 19 points against Denair and Arenas scored 12.
Against Waterford, Arenas scored 22 points, and Jesse Roberson and Josh Johnson scored 11 apiece.
The Bears (3-1) travel to Hughson on Wednesday for a non-league contest vs. the Huskies.
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