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Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic: Click Here for the schedule for the 2018 Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic. This schedule is for varsity, sophomore and freshman Levels.
Successful Summer for the Bulldogs: The Varsity Bulldogs had a solid summer, participating in numerous different events, including: Addison Trail High School Shootout, Hoop Mountain Shootout at Batavia High School, Maine East Shootout, and the prestigious Morris Shootout at the end of June. The Riverside Brookfield Summer Shootout, the first weekend of June, and the RB Summer League on Monday and Wednesday Nights are two more events the Bulldogs hosted and participated in. Last, the Bulldogs participated in two college team camps at Marquette University and Bradley University. The Bulldogs finished 27-16 on the summer and it was a great way to blend the returning seniors with the upcoming juniors together. The basketball program has a lot of optimism looking toward the start of the season in November!
Season Comes To A Close For The Bulldogs The Bulldogs battled but lost to a very talented Curie in the regional championship. The Bulldogs finished the season 19-11 and won the Metro Suburban Conference championship with a 10-2 record in the league. The 19-11 finish was very impressive considering a 1-5 start to the season. The Dogs had many highlights throughout the year, including getting to play in the Chicago Elite Classic at UIC Pavilion vs. Lyons Township, coming back from 8 points down with 1:08 left to beat Wheaton North. Buzzer beater wins vs. ICCP, Fenwick (who was ranked number 6 at the time), and York. Of course, winning the conference championship was also a very big highlight. Junior point guard, Zach Vaia was named Metro Suburban Conference Player of the Year, while seniors Jason Bageanis and Ryan Cicenas, as well as junior Andrew Veon, joined him on the All-Conference team. Cicenas led the Bulldogs in scoring this season, while Bageanis led in rebounding and Vaia led in assists. The loss also ends the very good four year careers of Jason Bageanis, Ryan Cicenas, AJ Meindl, and Jake Vaia. These four seniors did everything the right way, worked very hard, had great character on and off the floor, and were very coachable. They had a lot of success on the court over their four years. Cicenas will continue his basketball career at St. Xavier University after scoring over 900 career points and is second all-time in three pointers made in a career at 197, 10 shy of Randy Ramsey's 207. Best of luck to the Bulldog Basketball Class of 2018 in their future endeavors.
Dogs Battle But Drop Regional Final to Curie The Bulldogs lost the IHSA Regional final to the Curie, the #3 ranked team in the state, 67-59 to bring their season to an end. The Dogs played the Condors tough for 4 quarters but fell just short. Ryan Cicenas led the Bulldogs with 22 points hitting 5-9 3 pointers. Andrew Veon added 21 points. And Jason Bagaenis was 4-4 from 3pt range finishing with 12 points.
Buzzer Beater Sends Bulldogs to Regional Final!! The Bulldogs beat York 52-49 on a 3pt buzzer beater by Andrew Veon to advance to the IHSA Regional Final. The Dogs overcame a slow start and trailed 21-10 at the half before picking up the pace and pressure to outscore the Dukes 31-20 in the second half. Zach Vaia led the Bulldogs with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Along with sinking the final shot, Andrew Veon played an efficient game by scoring 18 points on 8-11 from the field and grabbing 5 rebounds. The Bulldogs will face the #1 seed Curie in the Regional Final this Friday at 7pm at Curie High School.
Mike Reingruber Named Head Varsity Coach Congratulations to Mike Reingruber, who was named Head Coach of the Riverside Brookfield Boys Basketball program at the Board Meeting on April 11th. Coach Reingruber succeeds Hall of Famer, Tom McCloskey. See the two links below for recent Landmark articles about the hiring. RB Landmark Article from 4/12/17 RB Landmark Article from 4/19/17