CAL senior pulls down 500th career board

CAL’s Israel Rivera skies for a rebound during the Cadets’ game against Riceville. With Rivera’s first offensive board of the game, he collected career rebound No. 500. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

LATIMER – Needing only one rebound to notch career board No. 500, Israel Rivera did it just 13 seconds into CAL’s Senior Night on Friday, Feb. 2.

He rebounded his miss and went on to post a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in an eventual 49-41 loss to Riceville.

“I knew it was coming, but I didn’t know it was this game,” Rivera said afterward. “I thought it was coming in a few games. It does mean a lot..."

The full story appears in the Feb. 7 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.