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Varsity Pulls Out Win and Sophomores Lose to Immaculate Conception! The Varsity Bulldogs were never in sync offensively or defensively throughout the game vs. Immaculate Conception. The Dogs trailed ICCP 36-34 at halftime and the Knights gave the Bulldogs all they could handle throughout the game. The Bulldogs made some timely plays down the stretch, mainly offensive rebounds on missed free throws by Mark Smith and Ryan Cicenas and finished with the 71-66 victory. The Bulldogs were able to take advantage of a size advantage in the post with Mark Smith leading the way with 16 points and 13 rebounds. Junior Calvell Randall added 15 points inside for the Bulldogs. Ryan Cicenas chipped in 13 points and Jalen Clanton added 12 points. The Bulldogs improve to 16-4 overall and 8-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. and host Aurora Central Catholic on Tuesday, February 9th.
The Sophomore Bulldogs started out strong leading a very good Immaculate Conception team 14-10 after one quarter. However, the Bulldogs did not sustain the same effort throughout the game and trailed 24-19 at halftime. The Dogs then trailed 40-34 after three quarters and the Knights opened up the game midway through the fourth to beat the Bulldogs 61-45. Donald McCurdy led the Bulldogs with 13 points. ICCP improved to 22-2 with the win and moved into a first place tie in the Metro Suburban Conference with the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs fall to 14-5 overall and 7-1 in the conference. The Dogs host Aurora Central Catholic at 5:30pm on Tuesday, February 9th.
Sophomore Bulldogs Win Tough Battle vs. Glenbard East! The Sophomore Bulldogs and the Rams of Glenbard East traded blows back and forth throughout the game. The score was tied 11-11 at the end of the first quarter and the Bulldog trailed 26-23 at halftime. The Bulldogs built several 4-5 point leads throughout the second half and Glenbard East answered with a run of their own every time and the Bulldogs were able to hang on for a 58-57 victory. Jason Bageanis led the Bulldog charge with 14 points and 6 rebounds. Drew Pitlick added 13 points. Zach Vaia had another solid overall game with 10 points, 5 rebounds and 4 assists. AJ Meindl chipped in 8 points in the win. The Bulldogs improve to 14-4 overall and take on a very good Immaculate Conception team on Friday, February 5th at 6:00pm in Elmhurst.
Varsity Bulldogs and Sophomore Bulldogs Fall Short Vs. St. Joseph! The Varsity Bulldogs and St. Joseph battled back and forth for entire game, with neither team taking more than a 5 point lead. The Bulldogs trailed 13-10 after one quarter and held a 20-19 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs had a 37-34 lead after three quarters, but couldn't hold on, as St. Joseph made some plays down the stretch and the Bulldogs didn't. The Chargers prevailed with a 53-50 victory at the Batavia Night of Hoops. Jalen Clanton led the Bulldogs with 17 points and added 5 rebounds. Henry Trelenberg finished with 13 points and Mark Smith added 12 points and 7 rebounds. The Bulldogs fall to 15-4 on the season and travel to Immaculate Conception on Friday, February 5th to take on the Knights at 7:30pm.
Earlier in the day the Sophomore Bulldogs took on a very tough St. Joseph team. Most of the first half the Bulldogs and Chargers traded baskets, with the Chargers leading 19-18 after one quarter. With the score tied, the Chargers went on a 8-0 run to close out the 2nd quarter and took a 36-28 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs clamped down defensively in the third quarter and cut the Charger lead to 42-39 after three quarters. The Chargers and Dogs played even most of the fourth quarter until the last 3 minutes the Chargers made a couple of plays and made their free throws down the stretch to finish with the 56-45 victory. The Sophomore Bulldogs fall to 13-4 on the season and host Glenbard East on Wednesday, February 3rd at 5:30pm.