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RB Tops ACC The Bulldogs (9-7, 3-2) went on the road and took home another conference win beating ACC 67-53. A balanced scoring attack saw 4 different Bulldogs in double figures. Jack Stivers and Jamir Truman led the Dogs with 15pts each. Paul Zilinskas had 13pts while Dylan Mehan contributed 12pts of his own. Next up, conference leader Aurora Christian comes to town this Friday night.
Bulldogs Beat St. Francis The Bulldogs (8-7, 2-2) picked up a big conference win beating St. Francis 70-56. RB went high tempo from the start and jumped out to a 16-3 lead. St. Francis battled back in the 3rd but the Bulldogs were able to close strong to get back above .500 on the year. Paul Zilinskas filled up the stat sheet leading the Dogs with 26pts (4-6 3pt) 8rebs and 5 assist. Jack Stivers again came up big off the bench adding 16pts. JP Hanley and Dylan Mehan also contributed with 9pts each. Bulldogs will be back at it again when they take on ACC this Tuesday.
RB Loses Close One to Rice The Bulldogs (7-7, 1-2) couldn't overcome a down shooting night as they lose to Brother Rice 56-53. The Dogs were an uncharacteristic 4-17 from 3pt land but still hung tight with the Crusaders until the end as a shot to tie the game fell short as time expired. Jack Stivers led the Dogs with 13pts off the bench. Luke Gentile and Paul Zilinskas had 10pts each. RB is back into conference play this Friday against St. Francis.
RB Drops Final Game of Tosh The Bulldogs (7-6, 1-2) lose to St. Pat's 70-56 in their final game of the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament. The Bulldogs just couldn't quiet overcome a 10pt halftime deficit as St. Pat's pulled away in the 4th quarter. The Dogs were led by Paul Zilinskas with 21pts & 9 rebounds. Ryan Gaynor added 4 threes of his own to finish with 12pts. The Bulldogs will have a few days off before heading to Br. Rice on January 7th.
Dogs Cruise Past Providence The Bulldogs (7-5, 1-2) used a 14-0 run to start the game to jump start a 62-43 win over Providence. The Dogs were led by Paul Zilinskas who had 26pts (3-6 3pt). Jamir Truman added 9pts and while Luke Gentile and Dylan Mehan had 8pts each. The Bulldogs finish off the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament Monday against St. Pat's at 1:30.
Bulldogs Lose to Wheaton North The Bulldogs (6-5, 1-2) lost their second round game in the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament to Wheaton North 65-53. Paul Zilinskas had 13pts and 7rebs to lead the Dogs. Luke Gentile, Dylan Meehan, and Jamir Truman contributed with 8pts each. The team will be back at it Saturday at 6:00pm against Providence Catholic.
Bulldogs Open Tosh With a Win The Bulldogs (6-4, 1-2) kicked off the 2019 Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament with a 65-48 win over Stagg in the opening round. The Dogs were 10-22 from 3pt (45%) and used a strong second half to put away the Chargers. Paul Zilinskas led the team with 28pts (5-8 3pt). JP Hanley was also in double figures with 10pts. Next up, Wheaton North at 4:30pm on Friday 12/27.
Bulldogs Lose to ICCP In Close One The Bulldogs (5-4, 1-2) let a halftime lead slip away to ICCP and lose 60-59. In a back-and-forth game down the stretch, Paul Ziliniskas hit a shot with 5 seconds left to put the Bulldogs up 2. ICCP was able to draw a foul on a 3 point shot and buried all three free throws with no time remaining to win the game. Paul Zilinskas led the Bulldogs with 20pts (4-7 3pt, 6reb). Jack Stivers contributed off the bench with 15pts & 6rebs. The Bulldogs are off for a few days but will take on Stagg in the first round of the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic at York on Thursday December 26th.
Bulldogs Beat DeLaSalle The Bulldogs (5-3, 1-1) bounced back Saturday morning to beat DeLaSalle 65-46. Three Dogs were in double figure scoring led by Paul Zilinskas with 17pts. Jamir Truman added 10pts while JP Hanley contributed with 13pts off the bench. The Bulldogs had 21 assists on 26 total baskets. They are back into conference play Friday against ICCP.
Bulldogs Lose to Chicago Christian The Bulldogs (4-3, 1-1) dropped a close one to Chicago Christian 66-61 at home. The Dogs struggled to get any consistent offense going and lose their first conference game of the season. Jack Stivers led the Bulldogs with 12pts. Paul Zilinskas and JP Hanley also contributed double figures in scoring with 10pts and 11pts respectively. The Bulldogs have a quick turnaround as they take on DeLaSalle at Mount Carmel High School at 11am on Saturday.
Bulldogs Lose to Wheaton Warrenville South The Bulldogs (4-2, 1-0) lost to Wheaton Warrenville South on Saturday night 38-35. Paul Zilinskas led the Dogs with 12pts. Jamir Truman added 6pts and 7rebs. The Bulldogs are back in action Friday night as the continue conference play against Chicago Christian High School.
Bulldogs Win Conference Opener The Bulldogs (4-1, 1-0) took down Bishop Mac 63-32 on the road to open conference play with a win. Th Dogs came out with pressure and jumped out to a big lead on the Irish heading into into half up 20. Paul Zilinskas led the way with 19pts while sophomore JP Hanley added 11pts. Bulldogs jump back into action Saturday at 7:30 against Wheaton Warrenville South.
Bulldogs Take 3rd in VandeMerkt The Bulldogs (3-1) closeout the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic with a 57-49 win over Kenwood Academy. The Dogs overcame a 5 point halftime deficit to finish 3rd in the holiday classic. Paul Zilinskas and Dylan Mehan led the way for the Bulldogs with 20pts and 15pts respectively. Jamir Truman contributed with 9pts and 9rebs. The Bulldogs will begin conference play this Friday at Bishop Mac.
Dogs Bounce Back With Win Over OPRF The Bulldogs (2-1) withstood a Husky 2nd half run to pull out an 88-79 victory over OPRF. The balance scoring attack for the Bulldogs had 4 players in double figures, with Paul Zilinskas's 25pts (5/8 3pt) leading the way. Jamir Truman (14pts), JP Hanley (11pts) and Jack Stivers (10pts) were the others. The Bulldogs will close out the VandeMerkt Classic against Kenwood on Saturday at 3pm.
Morton Tops Bulldogs The Bulldogs (1-1) drop game two of the VandeMerkt Classic 61-55 to Morton. Paul Zilinskas had 16pts and 9rebs. Nate Schoditsch was also in double figures with 11pts and 7rebs. The Dogs will take on OPRF Friday at 4:30pm.
Bulldogs Open Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic With a Win The Bulldogs (1-0) begin the season with an 80-31 win over Excel Academy. Paul Zilinskas lead the way with 21pts (5-7 3pt). Jamir Truman and Jack Stivers each added 9pts of their own. In total, 14 different Bulldogs scored in the game. Next up, Morton on Wednesday at 7:00pm.
17th Annual Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic Information: We are excited to host the 17th Annual Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic.
Bulldogs Battle but Lose to #1 Curie in Sectional Semis The Bulldogs (28-5, 11-1) dropped the final game of the season 62-53 to #1 Curie. The Dogs once again showed how much fight they have as they battled back from 18 down at half to cut the lead to 8 at one point by outscoring Curie 33-24 in the 2nd half. Patrick Hanley led the Dogs in scoring with 17pts on 3-5 from 3pt. Charles Terry finished with a double-double putting up 11pts and 10 rebounds. Andrew Veon battled inside to finish with 9pts and 9 rebounds. Reggie Loury contributed 9pts while playing great defense. Zach Vaia dealt with double teams and pressure all night and finished with 7 points.
Bulldogs Win Regional Championship over #9 Lincoln Park!!! The Bulldogs (28-4, 11-1) capture their first Regional Championship title since 2015 with a huge 69-60 comeback victory of #9 ranked Lincoln Park. The Dogs trailed by 12 at half but surged in the 3rd quarter to take a 1 point lead entering the 4th quarter and were able to stretch that to seal the win. The back and forth contest was witnessed by a huge Bulldog contingency who stormed the court after the victory. The Dogs again got contributions from multiple players. Four were in double figure scoring: Zach Vaia 25pts, Charles Terry 12pts, Patrick Hanley 10, & Andrew Veon 10. The Bulldogs move on to face #1 ranked Curie in the Proviso West Sectional Semi-Final this Tuesday.
Bulldogs Advance to Regional Final with Win Over Morton!!! The Bulldogs (27-4, 11-1) beat Morton 59-52 at Morton in their 1st round of the IHSA playoffs. The back and forth game saw the Dogs use a 23 point 2nd quarter to take the lead at the half, but Morton hung tough and was able to regain the lead during the 3rd quarter. Clutch threes by Reggie Loury and Zach Vaia down the stretch sealed the victory for the Dogs. Four starters were in double figures: Charles Terry 16pts (11rebs), Zach Vaia 15pts (8rebs, 6 asst), Andrew Veon 13pts (9rebs), and Reggie Loury 12pts (6rebs). The Bulldogs will play for the Regional Championship against Lincoln Park this Friday night at 7pm at Morton East High School.
Bulldogs Close out the regular season with 13 Straight Victories and Win at Ridgewood! Sophs Finish Season 21-5!! The Bulldogs (26-4, 11-1) beat Ridgewood 82-54 to closeout regular season play with 13 straight victories. All 5 starters were in double figure scoring for the night: Andrew Veon 21pts, Zach Vaia 16, Patrick Hanley 15, Charles Terry 12 & Reggie Loury 11. It was a night of milestones as well. The Bulldogs collect their 26th victory which sets the school record for most wins in a regular season. Zach Vaia also becomes only the 13th Bulldog in history to top the 1,000 point mark. The state playoff run begins Wednesday February 27th at Morton.
The Sophomores beat Ridgewood 54-29 to win their 14th straight game. JP Hanley led the Dogs with 14 points and 5 rebounds. Mike Bloodgood scored 12, Brady Vaia scored 7, and Dan Connelly and Deandre Harris each added 6.
Bulldogs Beat De LaSalle for 12th Straight Win! The Bulldogs (25-4, 11-1) beat De LaSalle 82-67 in the President's Day Shootout at Evergreen Park High School to collect their 25th win of the season and 12th straight victory. The Dogs got 30 points off the bench and assisted on 21 of 28 field goals in the game. Patrick Hanley led the Dogs with 17pts (5-11 3pt) while Zach Vaia (5-12 3pt) had 16pts and 7 assists. Sam Grivetti and Ryan Cermak had big contributions off the bench with 16pts and 14pts respectively. The 25th win ties the school record for most wins in a regular season at RB. The Bulldogs look to top that record and end the regular season with a W at Ridgewood on Tuesday night.
Bulldogs Win Metro Suburban Conference with Victory Over Aurora Christian!!! The Bulldogs (24-4, 11-1) take home the Metro Suburban title with a revenge victory over Aurora Christian 51-47. The Dogs only conference loss was in an overtime contest to Aurora Christian earlier this year. On Senior Night, the Bulldogs closed out conference play with a hard-fought victory - making it 11 wins in a row. Every senior scored - Andrew Veon had 13 points & 11 rebounds. Zach Vaia also had 13 points with 4 assists and 3 steals. Patrick Hanley hit three 3's to finish with 11 points and 6 rebounds. Reggie Loury, Charles Terry and Ryan Cermak each had 4 points apiece and played terrific defense. Sam Grivetti gave efficient minutes off the bench with a bucket and drew a huge charge. The Dogs take on De La Salle this Sunday at Evergreen Park High School.