Bruins thrash Holt High in early season JV match

Devesh Kumar

The boys basketball team played host to the Holt High School Indians Dec. 10.  The Bruins roared to an early lead, taking a 14-1 lead in the first quarter. Although Holt’s offense eventually found its footing, the game was never in doubt. Aggressive defense and productive offense carried the RBHS to a 67-21 victory.[TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278969″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Coach Travis Gabel watches freshman Jamonta Black, 24, pull down a rebound. The Bruins dominated the boards in the first quarter and throughout the game. RBHS jumped to a 14-1 lead in the first six minutes and never looked back.”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278970″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Junior Eric Hoagenson, 10, explores his options on the perimeter. The Bruins’ tenacious defense led to several fast break opportunities such as this one. “][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278971″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Sophomore Treyshawn Beverly, 40, swats a Holt shot at the conclusion of the first quarter. RBHS accumulated several blocks, forcing contested shots throughout the game.”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278972″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Junior Jacob Lambert, 42, fights for a loose ball. The Bruins used their height and length to their advantage defensively, offensively and on the boards.”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278973″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Sophomore Devin Bernskoetter, 30, executes an old fashioned three-point played. His layup and free throw extended the Bruin lead to 21-1. “][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278974″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Beverly, 40, lays in an assist from fellow sophomore Hudson Dubinski. Beverley, along with sophomore Drew Boswell, 44, stand at 6’0“ and 6’5“ respectively. The height and physicality of the Bruin big men equated to dominance in the paint.”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278965″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Hoagenson, 10, lays in a basket in another fast break opportunity. The Bruin offense proved to be too fast and efficient for the Indian defense.”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278966″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Hoagenson, 10, creatively maneuvers around the Holt defender. The fancy finish extended the RBHS lead to 60-19.”][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278996″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Freshman Jamonta Black, 24, finishes a layup off the board. Despite the large lead, the Bruins continued their fast pace and tight defense for all four quarters. “][TS-VCSC-Image-Overlay image=”278991″ hover_type=”ts-imagehover-style2″ overlay_handle_color=”#2bb673″ message=”Beverly, 40, watches his layup fall through. The score extended a lead that was never in doubt. The Bruins moved to 5-1 after the 67-21 win.”]