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Varsity Loses to IC Catholic Prep on Shot at Buzzer! Sophomores Win Big! The Varsity Bulldogs started slow, falling behind 18-5 early in the game to IC Catholic Prep, before cutting the Knights lead to 31-30 at halftime. The Dogs took a 55-52 lead after 3 quarters and led for the majority of the fourth quarter. The Knights took a 70-67 lead with less than one minute to play, before Jalen Clanton made a three pointer to tie the game with 10 seconds to play. The Dogs then defended the Knights full court before Austin Reed broke the Bulldog defense down and found Alex Meurer for a game winning three pointer from the corner. Jalen Clanton led the Bulldogs with 25 points, 5 assists, 5 steals, and 4 rebounds. Ryan Cicenas contributed 17 points, while Henry Trelenberg added 16 points and 5 rebounds. The Dogs fall to 3-2 overall and 0-1 in the Metro Suburban Conference.
The Sophomore Bulldogs battled with the IC Knights, leading 14-10 after one quarter, before outscoring ICCP 17-4 in the second quarter to take a 31-14 lead at halftime. The Bulldogs extending their lead to 48-19 after three quarters, before finishing with the 53-31 victory. Patrick Hanley led the Bulldogs with 14 points. Sam Grivetti added 11 points and 6 rebounds. The Bulldogs improve to 4-0 overall and 1-0 in the conference and host Illiana Christian at 5:30pm on Friday, December 9th.
Varsity Falls in Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic. Sophomore and Freshman A Win Tourney Titles! The Varsity Bulldogs started slow and could never get over the hump against a very talented Oak Park River Forest team. The Huskies played great defense on the Bulldog perimeter and the Dogs struggled throughout the game with Oak Park's size. The Dogs trailed 39-27 at halftime and by the margin of 8-13 points much of the second half until Oak Park went on a run in the mid-fourth quarter to blow the game open for the final score of 79-62. Jalen Brooks led the Bulldogs with 15 points, while Jalen Clanton and Henry Trelenberg had 12 points and Calvell Randall added 11 points. The Dogs fall to 3-1 overall and travel to IC Catholic Prep on Friday, December 2nd for their first conference game at 7:30pm.
The Bill VandeMerkt Classic Sophomore championship game was a great back and forth game between the Bulldogs and Oak Park River Forest Huskies. The Dogs were up 13-12 after one quarter and trailed 23-22 at halftime, before taking a 33-31 lead after 3 quarters. Oak Park had a shot at the buzzer for the win, but the Bulldogs held on for the 45-44 victory, claiming the championship. Ryan Cermak was huge off the bench, leading the Bulldogs with 13 points. Sam Grivetti added 10 points, while Charles Terry had a solid all around game with 8 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists. The Bulldogs improve to 3-0 overall and play at IC Catholic Prep on Friday, December 2nd at 6:00pm in the Metro Suburban Conference opener.
The Freshman A Team won the Bill VanderMerkt Thanksgiving Classic by beating Fenwick 59-38. The Bulldogs played great defense and shot the ball extremely well throughout the whole game. After taking a 31-19 lead into the half, the Friars cut the lead to 32-30 with 2 minutes to go in the third quarter. From that point on the Dogs outscored the Friars 27-8 to seal the win. Jordan Chapp led the Dogs with 19 point, including 5 3's. Jack Stivers scored 14 for the Bulldogs.
Varsity And Sophomores to Play for Bill VandeMerkt Championship vs. Oak Park River Forest! The Varsity Bulldogs started slow, falling behind 15 points in the first half against the Rockets of Rich East and didn't panic, continuing to fight back, cutting the Rockets lead to 4 points at the end of three quarters, before making a bunch of key plays down the stretch and finishing with a 74-71 victory. Henry Trelenberg and Jalen Brooks led the Bulldogs with 20 points each. Brooks also contributed 6 rebounds. Jalen Clanton added 17 points and 8 assists. The Bulldogs improve to 3-0 overall and face the Oak Park River Forest Huskies at 5:30pm on Saturday, November 26th.
The Sophomore Bulldogs jumped out to a 14-2 first quarter lead, holding the Indians of Lane Tech to 2 free throws. The Dogs expanded their lead to 34-15 at the half before cruising to a 61-39 victory. Andrew Veon led the Bulldogs with 17 points, while Patrick Hanley had a solid overall game with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists. Sam Grivetti added 10 points and Charles Terry chipped in 4 points, 7 assists, and 11 rebounds. The Dogs improve to 2-0 and take on Oak Park River Forest for the Bill VandeMerkt tournament championship at 4:00pm on Saturday, November 26th.
Varsity On Fire With School Record 20 Three Pointers In Big Win vs. St. Laurence! Sophomore Open Season On Winning Note! The Varsity Bulldogs shot the ball well again from start to finish, making a school record 20 three pointers, breaking the previous record of 19 set in 2009. 20 Threes is also tied for 7th most in a single game in state history. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 26-12 first quarter lead and lead 49-29 at halftime, before finishing with the 85-56 victory. The Bulldogs spread the wealth with Henry Trelenberg finishing with 19 points (5 three pointers) and 6 assists. Jalen Clanton had 18 points on 6 three pointers, and 6 assists, while Ryan finished with 15 points (5 threes) and 5 rebounds. Calvell Randall added 9 points and 8 rebounds. The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 and take on Rich East at 6:00pm on Friday, November 25th.
The Sophomore Bulldogs played great defense throughout the game and jumped out to a 12-4 first quarter lead and extended the lead to 25-8 at halftime, before finishing with a 45-18 victory. Patrick Hanley led the balanced Bulldog effort with 11 points. Sam Grivetti chipped in 9 points and 5 rebounds. The Dogs start the season 1-0 and take on Lane Tech at 4:30pm on Friday, November 25th in the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic.
Varsity Opens Up With Win vs. Rich Central: The Varsity Bulldogs shot the ball well from start to finish, opening up a 26-12 first quarter lead and stretched the lead to 47-20 in the second quarter before cruising to a 89-72 victory. The Bulldogs made 16 three pointers for the game, led by Jalen Clanton's 25 points (5 threes), 7 assists and 6 rebounds. Ryan Cicensas added 21 points on 5 three pointers. Henry Trelenberg had 18 points, including 4 three pointers. Calvell Randall added a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Jalen Brooks contributed 10 rebounds. The Bulldogs are 1-0 and take on St. Laurence on Wednesday, November 23rd at 7:00pm.
All Levels Open This Week in the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic: The Varsity Bulldogs open up play in the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic on Monday, November 21 at 6:00pm vs. Rich Central, in the newly renovated Dudley Gymnasium. Sophomores open up on Wednesday, November 23 vs. De Paul Prep and Freshman open up on Wednesday, November 23 vs. Argo. Complete schedules for the week are listed on the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic link on the left. 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.