Redlands East Valley boys basketball: How good are they?

How good is Redlands East Valley boys basketball? That’s a question I wondered before I saw the Wildcats for the first time this season on Thursday night against Cajon.

They are very good. But it’s too early to tell exactly how good.

But one thing I noticed and verified by senior Julian Sinegal: they play better team defense than last year. Last year’s team had the best player: Eli Chuha, who should eventually play at the NCAA Division I level.

“But we would get caught standing around waiting for him to do something,” Sinegal said.

There is no such waiting this year. The team forces turnovers, has ball-handlers, enough size inside and some outside shooters. I don’t know exactly how far they can go, but they should win the Citrus Belt League at least.

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REV’s Kurt Bruich named state coach of the year

Kurt Bruich (in red hat) celebrates with his father Dick after winning the CIF State title.

Kurt Bruich, the coach of the CIF State Division II champion Redlands East Valley football team has been named state coach of the year by CalHiSports.com.

Bruich wins the award for the first time and he and his father Dick (who won the award as Fontana’s coach in 1989) are the first father-son duo to win the award.

The Bruichs are also the only coaches from San Bernardino County to win the award, which dates back to 1930.

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San Bernardino Kiwanis Basketball All-Tournament Team and Results

RESULTS FOR 57th SAN BERNARDINO KIWANIS TOURNAMENT:

 

ARROYO VALLEY  48, INDIAN SPRINGS 37                           15TH PLACE

SAN GORGONIO  PACIFIC                                                        13TH PLACE

SERRANO 80, APPLE VALLEY 71                                              11TH PLACE

BARSTOW 61, RIALTO 58                                         CONSOLATION CHAMPION

CARTER 66, YUCAIPA 51                                                         7TH PLACE

REDLANDS  69, FONTANA 51                                                 5TH PLACE

BEAUMONT 75, RAMONA 55                                                  3RD PLACE

REV 71,  SUMMIT 46                                             TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP

 

57TH ANNUAL  KIWANIS TOURNEY ALL TOURNAMENT TEAM

MVP: CHRIS HARPER – REV

ELIJAH JOSEPH – BARSTOW

A.C. LINCOLN – CARTER

ALEX ZISKA – REV

JULIAN SINEGAL – REV

DARION WILLIES – SUMMIT

ARJUN SOLANKI – SUMMIT

DARNELL EAVES – BEAUMONT

BRAD MOTYLEWSKI – REDLANDS

DERRECK AFFOR – BEAUMONT

JOE MCGUIGAN – RAMONA

TOM FOX MEMORIAL TROPHY:  MATT ARNOLD – SUMMIT

 

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REV CIF State Championship videos

Here are some video interviews after Redlands East valley won the CIF State Division II football championship:


Coach Kurt Bruich after winning state


Senior WR/RB Malik Lovette


Senior DB Isaiah Armstrong


Junior RB Joey Harman


Sophomore LB Jaelen Phillips, who blocked a PAT and recovered a fumble

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CIF State Championship REV football: Scribble Live updates

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Redlands East Valley state championship prediction

REV is playing in the CIF State Division II Championship game today, in about an hour from now.
It would be a great achievement for REV to win San Bernardino County’s first-ever state championship in football on the field.

Who will win?
I predict it will be Clayton Valley, the powerful team from Concord that will be on probation for too many transfers. I think Clayton Valley’s run game, which averages 442 yards per game, will be too much for REV.
Score? Clayton Valley 45, Redlands East Valley 38

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Redlands East Valley prediction for tonight

I didn’t do badly at all last week: I went 4-1 last week, missing only Serrano’s game. I got the margin exactly right for REV (three points) and my season record is 307-91-2 picking winners. I have gotten the winning team and margin exactly right 11 times.

Anyway, my prediction for this week is: Redlands East Valley 36, Bakersfield Ridgeview 30.

I will be there. Not sure what to expect, since REV was focusing on winning a CIF-SS title, not state.

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Redlands East Valley will meet Ridgeview for state title

REV's Malik Lovette celebrates the CIF-SS Title victory on Dec. 5 against Riverside Poly.

REV’s Malik Lovette celebrates the CIF-SS Title victory on Dec. 5 against Riverside Poly.

Head coach Kurt Bruich and the Redlands East Valley Wildcats (13-1) were named to the CIF Division II South State Championship Game against the Bakersfield Ridgeview Wolf Pack (12-1).

The game will be held at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 13 on the campus of Citrus Valley High School.

The Wildcats handed Riverside Poly High, it’s first loss of the season to win the 2014 CIF-SS Inland Division Championship on Dec. 5.

The Wolf Pack defeated Dinuba High, 16-14, to win the CIF Central Section Divsion II Championship.

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