River Valley Girls basketball meets Belmont

The River Valley girls basketball team tipped off their home season last Tuesday night, hosting the Belmont Braves. The Blackhawks came into the game having played just once, a season-opening loss at Lancaster. The Lady Braves, on the other hand, won their only contest of the year over Southwestern. Coach Brent Johnson brings three starters back from last season, including senior Emily Esser, and sophomores Brooke Anderson and Charlotte Ferstl. Along with senior Ava Liegel, the returning starters would play key roles in what turned out to be a hard-fought 36-33 loss.