Welcome to the Home of the Riverside Brookfield Basketball Program!
"Championship Effort Is The Only Effort Accepted Here" Please check back regularly for updates on Schedules, Games, Program News, Alumni, Junior Bulldog Program and anything and everything related to Riverside Brookfield Basketball:
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.