Game #1 vs. Excelsior 

CSD-Riverside Boys Basketball WINS their first game of the season!
The CSD-Riverside coaches wore blue ties in honor of one of our biggest supporters, Holly Bernstein, who contributed 36 wonderful years to the school as a teacher, cheerleading coach, mother, grandmother, loyal fan, volunteer, and more.
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In the first quarter, CSDR struggled on both defense and offense, so Excelsior jumped ahead with a big lead, 16-8. CSDR trailed early, 27-26 by the half, only to come back strong in the final two quarters. During the third quarter, CSDR became very stable on offense and defense and let Excelisor score only 5 points in the quarter. In the 4th quarter, CSDR answered back with a 19-8 run. CSDR captured the victory, 61-40.

Nathaniel Humpal tapped out double digits, scoring 12 points (4-for-12). Noah Valencia put up 35 points, 10 rebounds, and six steals. Also contributing for CSDR were Alan Alcocer with 6 points, Raymond Lee-Levine Jr. with 3 points, Jacob Weiss with 3 points, 3 rebounds, and 7 steals, and Jazob Caldwell with 2 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 blocks.

“It was a nice victory tonight in honor of our beloved Holly Bernstein. All of the coaches wore blue- Holly’s favorite color. We played with only 7 players tonight. Last year Excelsior beat us by 9 points. Tonight we won by 21 points. It was a nice double, but we still have a lot to work to do.”

CSD-Riverside (1-0) will have an away game on Thursday, December 3, at 7:00 p.m. against Academy of Academic Exellence (1-0).