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Varsity and Sophomores Both Fall To Lyons Township! The Varsity Bulldogs battled from start to finish against Lyons Township, but could never get over the hump to defeat the Lions. The Bulldogs trailed at 41-32 at halftime and cut the lead to 2-3 points numerous times in the fourth quarter. However, LT made some timely free throws and the Bulldogs didn't make the timely plays needed, as the Lions won 68-64. Jalen Clanton played a great all-around game for the Bulldogs with 26 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, and 4 steals. Ryan Cicenas added 21 points for the Bulldogs. The Dogs fall to 10-15 overall with one more regular season game left on Tuesday, February 21st against Wheaton Academy, at 7:30pm at Wheaton Academy.
The Sophomore Bulldogs had a rare poor offensive night against a very good defensive Lyons Township team. falling to the Lyons 45-33. The Bulldogs were led by Sam Grivetti with 10 points and Ryan Cermak with 8 points. The Dogs are now 21-2 overall and close out the season on Tuesday, February 21st at 6:00pm at Wheaton Academy.
Varsity Knocks Off Glenbard South! Sophomores Win 11th Straight Conference Championship! The Varsity Bulldogs played one of their most complete games of the season, defeating Glenbard South 76-70. The Bulldogs came out with a lot of energy, jumping out to a 10-2 lead and taking a 24-18 lead after one quarter. The Bulldogs led 50-43 at the end of three quarters, but Glenbard South made a run to tie the game against the Bulldogs at the beginning of the 4th quarter. The Bulldogs responded by making numerous plays down the stretch for the victory. Seniors Jalen Brooks and Jalen Clanton led the way. Brooks had 27 points and 9 rebounds, while Clanton chipped in 22 points, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Sophomore Zach Vaia had a solid overall game with 12 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 assists in the victory. The Bulldogs improve to 10-14 overall and 5-6 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Next up for the Bulldogs is Saturday, February 18th at Lyons Township at 5:00.
The Sophomore Bulldogs withstood a great effort from Glenbard South. The Raiders played extremely hard and led the Bulldogs 10-9 after one quarter and increased the lead to 16-9 before the Bulldogs made a run to close out the first half with a 22-18 lead. The Bulldogs withstood a few Glenbard South runs, but controlled most of the second half, building their lead to as many as 12 points,, before leading 38-28 after three quarters and finished with the 53-46 victory. Patrick Hanley and Sam Grivetti led the Bulldogs with 13 points each, while Charles Terry added 10 points. The Bulldogs improve to 21-1 overall and 11-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs travel to neighborhood rival, Lyons Township at 3:30pm on Saturday, February 18th.
Varsity Wins on Senior Night! Sophomores Clinch at least a tie for Conference Championhip! The Varsity Bulldogs went on a 7-0 run to close out the first half vs. Fenton with a 38-29 lead and never looked back defeating the Fenton Bison 79-58 on Senior Night. On this senior night the Bulldog Basketball program honored senior players, Jalen Brooks and Jalen Clanton, while also honoring senior managers Fabian Villalobos and Jakob Veselsky for all their hard work and dedication to our program. This game marked their last home game in Dudley Gymnasium and also was Coach McCloskey's last home game at Dudley after a very successful career and many great memories. Jalen Brooks led the Bulldogs with 26 points and 10 rebounds. Junior Ryan Cicenas added 21 points, while Sophomore Zach Vaia chipped in 17 points and 4 rebounds. The Bulldogs are now 9-14 overall and 4-6 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs travel to Glenbard South on Friday, February 17th to take on the Raiders at 7:00pm.
The Sophomore Bulldogs clinched at least a tie for their 11th straight conference championship with 2 games to go, defeating the Fenton Bison 59-24, in a game that saw the Bulldogs lead 24-7 after one quarter and 36-15 at halftime before cruising to the victory. Patrick Hanley led the Bulldogs with 20 points and 4 assists. Andrew Veon chipped in 14 points and Sam Grivetti had 8 points and 7 rebounds in the win. The Bulldogs improve to 20-1 overall and 10-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Next up for the Bulldogs if Friday, February 17th at Glenbard South at 5:30pm.
Varsity Fights and Comes Up Short! Sophomores Improve to 19-1! The Varsity Bulldogs battled with first place Aurora Central Catholic in a Metro Suburban Conference matchup, but fell just short in the 72-68 loss to the Chargers. The score was tied 34-34 at halftime. The Dogs trailed 53-49 after three. Down the stretch the Chargers built the lead to 9 points, but the Bulldogs never gave up and made a few key plays in a short amount of time to cut the deficit to 2 points with one minute to go. Timely free throws from ACC sealed the Charger victory. It's unfortunate the Dogs couldn't come up with the win, as the Riverside Brookfield basketball community celebrated the career of head coach Tom McCloskey, who is retiring from coaching at the end of the season. The amount of former players, former player's families, former coaches, teachers, administrators, friends, and other bulldog basketball faithful who came out to honor coach was a tremendous symbol of not only what a great coach he has been for the hundreds of players who have played for him over the years, but more importantly what a great man he is and how much he has meant to the Riverside Brookfield community. The varsity falls to 8-14 on the season and 3-6 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Next up is Senior Night on Tuesday, February 14th at 7:00pm in RB's Dudley Gymnasium.
The Sophomore Bulldogs jumped out to a 29-11 first quarter lead and never looked back, cruising to an 80-45 victory. The win was the Bulldogs 10th straight and improve them to 19-1 overall and 9-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Patrick Hanley led the Bulldog charge with 18 points and 4 assists. Andrew Veon had a solid overall game with 14 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Sam Grivetti chipped in 14 points and 5 rebounds. Charles Terry had 10 points and 6 assists, while Havon Jacobs added 8 points and 4 assists. The win was also a milestone in Coach Reingruber's career, as it was his 300th win at the sophomore level since taking over the sophomore program in the 2001-02 season. Coach Reingruber now has 300 wins and 85 losses during his stint as sophomore coach. Next up for the Bulldogs is Tuesday, February 14th at 5:30pm vs. Fenton at Riverside Brookfield.
Tough Second Half Dooms Varsity! Sophomores Improve to 18-1 With Win Vs. Fenwick! The Varsity Bulldogs battled highly ranked Fenwick for most of the first half. Fenwick went on a run to close out the half and the Bulldogs trailed 36-26 at halftime. The second half was all Friars, as they blew the game open late in the third quarter and the Bulldogs fell 89-58. The loss is the fifth in a row for the Bulldogs, as they fall to 8-13 overall. Jalen Clanton led the Bulldogs with 19 points. Jalen Brooks chipped in 12 points and 5 rebounds, while junior Drew Pitlik added 9 points. The Dogs host Aurora Central Catholic on Friday, February 10th at 7:00pm.
The Sophomore Bulldogs led the Fenwick Friars 14-11 after one quarter. However, Fenwick shot the ball very well in the second quarter, making 5 three pointers and the Dogs trailed 27-23 at halftime. Fenwick increased their lead to 9 points early in the third quarter, but after that it was all Bulldogs. The Dogs trailed 40-39 after three quarters and held the Friars to only 4 points in the fourth quarter, before finishing with the 49-44 victory. Sam Grivetti led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Patrick Hanley and Andrew Veon both added 11 points. The win is the 9th in a row for the Bulldogs and they move to 18-1 overall for the season. Next up for the Bulldogs, is Aurora Central Catholic at 5:30pm on Friday, February 10th at Dudley Gymnasium.
Varsity Loses Heartbreaker! Sophomores Keep Rolling! The Varsity Bulldogs lost a heartbreaker to Illiana Christian. The Bulldogs trailed 32-26 at halftime and 45-39 after three quarters before taking a one point lead late in the fourth quarter. However, Illiana made some timely plays and the Bulldogs struggled shooting the ball all night long and fell 61-60. The win marks Illiana Christian's first victory in 14 tries against RB, since joining the league 7 years ago. Jalen Brooks led the Bulldogs with 19 points and 8 rebounds, while Jalen Clanton added 14 points and 5 assists. The Dogs fall to 8-12 overall and 3-5 in the Metro Suburban Conference and have a quick turnaround with a 5:30 game on Saturday, February 4th at Fenwick.
The Sophomore Dogs won their 8th game in a row and improve to 17-1 overall with a solid 58-32 victory over Illiana Christian. The Dogs trailed 10-8 early in the first quarter and went on a 12-0 run to close out the quarter and led 20-10 after one quarter. Illiana made an early run in the second quarter cutting the Bulldog lead to 24-21, but the Vikings never got closer as the Bulldogs went into halftime with a 28-21 lead. The Dogs held Illiana to just 11 second half points and finished with the solid victory. Sam Grivetti led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Patrick Hanley added 12 points and Ryan Cermak chipped in 9 points. The Bulldogs travel to Oak Park to face a talented Fenwick team on Saturday, February 4th at 4:00pm.
St. Joe's Knocks Off Varsity at Batavia Night of Hoops! Sophomores Defeat St. Joe's! The Varsity Bulldogs and St. Joseph Chargers played a fairly even game for most of the first half, with the Bulldogs trailing 22-16 at halftime. St. Joseph went on a 6-0 run to start the second half and the Bulldogs trailed anywhere from 7-12 points most of the rest of the game. St. Joseph defeated the Bulldogs 53-40. Jalen Clanton led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 5 assists. Ryan Cicenas chipped in 11 points. The Bulldogs fall to 8-11 overall and travel to Metro Suburban Conference foe, Illiana Christian on Friday, February 3rd at 7:00pm.
The Sophomore Bulldogs played a solid game against a talented St. Joseph Charger team. The Bulldogs trailed by one after a quarter and led by 2 at halftime. The Bulldogs led 26-22 after three quarters, before playing a very solid 4th quarter and finishing with the 38-28 victory. Andrew Veon led the Bulldogs with 14 points. Sam Grivetti chipped in 8. The Bulldogs are now 16-1 overall and travel to Illiana Christian on Friday, February 3rd at 5:30pm.
Ryan Jackson '11 Signs Professional Contract in France! Congratulations to Ryan Jackson, former Bulldog guard, class of 2012, for signing a contract to play professionally in France with Brissac Aubance Basket. Jackson had a fantastic 3 year varsity career as a Bulldog, winning 2 regional championships, leading RB to it's first sectional win in school history, winning 3 conference titles and at the time, became RB's all-time leader in varsity wins with 69. Ryan currently holds 5 individual records at RB, including points in a single season. After RB, Ryan had a tremendous career at Division 2, Lewis University, where he garnered many accolades. Ryan is the second RB alum to play Professional Basketball from Coach McCloskey's tenure. Sean McGonagill '10 was the other, who played professionally in Germany and England.