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Varsity Fights Hard And Falls To Proviso East In Regional Championship! The Varsity Bulldogs struggled early with 10 turnovers in the first quarter and trailed by as many as 12 points, before settling for a 21-11 first quarter deficit. The Dogs settled down in the second quarter and played the Pirates even, trailing 34-24 at halftime. The third quarter was all Bulldogs, as the Dogs outscored Proviso East 20-10, highlighted by a Will Kincanon buzzer beating 3 at the end of the quarter to tie the game 44-44. The fourth quarter was back and forth and the Bulldogs held a 49-45 lead with just under 6 minutes to go. A couple costly Bulldog mistakes led to an 8-0 Proviso East run. The Bulldogs and Proviso East played even the rest of the game with Proviso East making numerous free throws in the final minute to seal the final score of 72-65. The Bulldogs showed great balance once again with Jack VandeMerkt leading the Bulldogs with 18 points and 12 rebounds. Sam Johnson added 15 points and 12 rebounds. Kevin Fitzgerald had a solid game scoring 14 points and playing solid defense on Proviso East's best player, Jevon Carter who is attending West Virginia next season. Will Kincanon chipped in 10 points and 8 rebounds. The loss marks the end of the RB basketball careers of Will Kincanon and Jack VandeMerkt (both were named to the Metro Suburban Conference All Conference team, along with junior Sam Johnson). Both Will and Jack were a part of two conference championships and back to back 21-7 seasons. They both had huge senior seasons and both will be very successful beyond high school. Kincanon will be going to Division 1, Middle Tennessee State University on a baseball scholarship, while VandeMerkt is currently entertaining many different options to play college basketball. Thank you Will and Jack!
Varsity Advances to Regional Championship Game! The Varsity Bulldogs led 17-13 after one quarter and 37-27 at halftime in the regional semifinals against Wheaton North. The Bulldogs showed a ton of balance in the first half with 4 players scoring 6 points and 2 more players scoring 5 points. The Dogs improved the lead to 14 points early in the third quarter, before Wheaton North surged back to cut the Bulldog lead to 2 points midway through the third quarter. The Bulldogs then went on a 14-2 run to close out the third quarter, leading by 14 after 3. The Dogs withstood another Wheaton North run and closed out the game by handling the ball and making free throws down the stretch. The Dogs finished with a 76-60 victory. The victory improves the Bulldog record to 21-6 overall. Will Kincanon had a very good overall game with 23 points, 12 rebounds, and was 12-13 from the free throw line. Jack VandeMerkt added 17 points and 6 rebounds, while Sam Johnson chipped in 12 points and 7 rebounds. Daniko Jackson added 7 points and 6 assists. Next up for the Bulldogs is a 7:00pm Regional Championship game on Friday, March 7th vs. Proviso East at Elk Grove High School. There will be a fan bus for students. Sign up is during all lunches in the cafeteria.
Varsity wins 20th Game! Sophomores Finish The Season 21-3! The Varsity Bulldogs came out hot with a 9-0 lead. Elmwood Park stayed close in the first half and the varsity Bulldogs blew the game wide open in the second half, before finishing with a 97-72 victory over the Tigers of Elmwood Park. The Dogs showed great balance by placing 5 guys in double figures for the first time this season. Sophomore point guard Daniko Jackson led the way with 23 points (6 three pointers), 6 assists and 4 rebounds. Jack VandeMerkt added 15 points including 2 tremendous dunks on back to back possessions in the third quarter. Kevin Fitzgerald chipped in 15 points and 3 steals. Senior Will Kincanon narrowly missed a triple double with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. Junior Sam Johnson had a double double with 14 points and 11 rebounds. The Bulldogs improve to 20-6 overall and have now won 20 games for 6 consecutive seasons. The Bulldogs also finished a perfect 12-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs begin state tournament play on Tuesday, March 4th at 8:00pm against the winner of Willowbrook and Wheaton North. Go Bulldogs!
The Sophomore Bulldogs finished a tremendous season with a 60-45 victory over Elmwood Park. The Tigers kept in close for about 2 1/2 quarters before the Bulldogs pulled away in the second half. The Dogs were led by Jalen Clanton's 19 points, and James Kaczmarzyk's 18 points. Sam Falk added 9 points and 7 rebounds, while Davonte Mikell chipped in 8 points and 5 steals. The Dogs finish the season 21-3, which is the 7th straight 20 win season on the sophomore level. The season saw many highlights including being undefeated 12-0 and winning the Metro Suburban Conference championship. The Bulldogs also won the St. Laurence Big Gold Holiday Classic for only the second time since 2001. The Dogs also had an impressive 18 game winning streak during the season. This class has been very productive over their two years at RB, with a very impressive record of 45-3 during their freshman and sophomore campaigns combined. The Bulldogs over the past 7 seasons have been extremely successful on the sophomore level, with an overall record of 150-18 and an 86-1 conference record. The sophomore Bulldogs are also currently on a 53 game conference winning streak. Congratulations on a very successful sophomore season to all the players and the coaching staff is looking forward to great things in the future.
Freshman A & B Teams Both Win Conference Championships!!!! The Freshman A Team clinched the outright conference championship with a 47-24 victory over Elmwood Park. Henry Trelenberg led the team with 22 points and 8 rebounds. Jalen Brooks scored 8 points and had 6 rebounds. The A Team finished the season with a 20-4 record overall and a 11-1 conference record.
The B Team clinched first place with a 47-14 victory over Elmwood Park. Keenan Scott led the team in scoring with 15 points. Billy Wackrow scored 7 points to help the cause. The B Team won the conference with a 10-1 record.
Varsity With Hard Fought Road Win! Sophomores Win 20th Game! The Varsity Bulldogs turned a 2 point halftime lead into a 66-55 victory against a solid Providence Catholic team. The Bulldogs shot an impressive 8-18 from three point range. Jack VandeMerkt led the Bulldogs with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 assists. Sam Johnson added 16 points and 11 rebounds. Will Kincanon added 14 points, while sophomore Daniko Jackson added 7 points and 5 assists. The Bulldogs improve to 19-6 overall and travel to Elmwood Park on Friday, February 28th in the final regular season game of the year.
The Sophomore Bulldogs shot poorly from the field 18-59 overall, and 3-20 from three point range. The Dogs were also terrible from the foul line, shooting 16-34, but they still found a way to defeat Providence. The Dogs were down 16-9 after one quarter, 22-17 at halftime, and 32-29 after three quarters. The Dogs were down 44-42 with 18 seconds left, ran some offense and Jalen Clanton got fouled going to the rim with 1.8 seconds left. He calmly sunk both free throws to force the overtime. Overtime was all Bulldogs as they outscored the Celtics 11-4 to secure the 55-48 victory. Clanton led the Bulldogs with 21 points, all in the second half, and chipped in 7 rebounds and 3 assists. James Kaczmarzyk added 11 points and 5 rebounds. Mikey Berscheid added 9 points, while Ryan Swift finished with 6 points and 10 rebounds. The win marks the Bulldogs 20th for the season and the 7th straight season the sophomore Bulldogs have won at least 20 games. The Dogs improve to 20-3 overall and travel to Elmwood Park on Friday, February 28th at 5:30, in the final game of the season.
Tough Night For Bulldogs at St. Charles East! The
Varsity Bulldogs and St. Charles East Saints battled throughout the game, changing leads numerous times, before the Saints made key plays down the stretch for the 68-61 victory. The Dogs trailed by 6 at halftime and came back and took the lead numerous times in the second half, but could not hold on. Will Kincanon led the Bulldogs with 25 points and pulled down 8 rebounds. Sam Johnson added 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Jack VandeMerkt added 10 points and 12 rebounds. The Dogs fall to 18-6 overall and the Bulldogs next play on Tuesday, February 25th at Providence Catholic at 7:00pm. The Sophomore Bulldogs fell behind early, 8-0 and and trailed 16-15 at the end of one quarter. The Dogs took the lead in the second quarter, but trailed St. Charles East 29-27 at halftime. The Bulldogs led numerous times in the second half and the game was tied at 40-40 at the end of three quarters. However, St. Charles took control of the game late in the fourth quarter and held on to defeat the Bulldogs 62-52. Jalen Clanton led the Bulldogs with 18 points. James Kazmarczyk chipped in 16 points and Sam Falk had 12 points and 5 rebounds. The loss drops the Bulldogs overall record to 19-3 and they travel to Providence Catholic High School on Tuesday, February 25th in non-conference action at 5:30pm.
Varsity Wins On Senior Night After Big Second Half! Sophomores Clinch Conference Championship! The Varsity Bulldogs and Ridgewood battled back and forth in the first half, with the Bulldogs taking a 31-29 lead into halftime. The third quarter was all Bulldogs! The Dogs defense stepped up and held Ridgewood to 1 third quarter point and took a commanding 50-30 lead going into the fourth quarter. The Dogs increased their lead to 27 points midway through the 4th quarter, before clearing the bench and giving seniors Will Kincanon and Jack VandeMerkt a great send off with a 69-56 victory. Senior manager Ryan Kunish was also honored for all the work he has given to our program over the past four years. He has been a tremendous asset to our program and will definitely be missed! VandeMerkt led the Bulldogs with 25 points and 11 rebounds. Will Kincanon had a solid overall game with 18 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds. Sam Johnson had another double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. The victory improves the Bulldog record to 18-5 overall and a perfect 11-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs have a quick turnaround with a tough non-conference game tonight (Saturday, February 22) at St. Charles East at 6:00pm.
The Sophomore Bulldogs won their 8th consecutive conference championship and 12th in the past 13 years with a 63-46 victory over the Rebels of Ridgewood. The Dogs trailed 14-12 after one quarter and lead 32-24 at halftime, before stepping up in the second half to finish with the victory. Freshman Jalen Clanton had 27 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 steals. Mikey Berscheid continued his solid play with 13 points. James Kaczmarczyk chipped in 7 points and had a team high 9 rebounds. The Dogs improve to 19-2 overall and 11-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs travel to St. Charles East at 4:30pm on Saturday, February 22nd.
Sophomore Comeback Falls Short! The
Sophomore Bulldogs lost for just the second time this season at Wheaton Warrenville South. The Tigers came out on fire, making 4 three pointers on their first five possessions and jumping out to a 15-2 lead. The Bulldogs trailed 21-6 after1 quarter. The Dogs played better in the second quarter, cutting into the Tiger lead and trailed 30-18 at halftime. The second half the Bulldogs turned up the energy level and cut the lead to 39-35 after 3 quarters. Things continued to go in favor of the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter, as Jalen Clanton hit a huge three pointer to put the Bulldogs up for the first time, 43-41 with just over two minutes to play. However, the Bulldogs couldn't sustain the solid effort and had three very costly turnovers and a couple costly fouls in the last 2 minutes. Trailing by three with 9 seconds left and the ball, the Tigers got a needed defensive stand, got fouled and made 2 free throws to seal the 50-45 final margain. The Bulldogs 18 game winning streak was snapped and are now 18-2 overall. Jalen Clanton led the Bulldogs with 18 points. James Kaczmarczyk chipped in 9 points. Mikey Berscheid had 7 assists. The Dogs host Ridgewood in a Metro Suburban Conference battle at 5:30pm on Friday, February 21st. Varsity Clinches 13th Consecutive Conference Championship! Sophomores Gut Out Tough Conference Win! The Varsity Bulldogs started out strong and battled with Glenbard South for about a quarter and half, before taking full control of the game mid-second quarter. The Dogs took a 36-23 lead into halftime and turned that lead into 29 points late in the third quarter and early in the fourth, before finishing with a 74-53 victory. The win marks an unprecedented 13 consecutive conference championships for the Varsity Bulldogs. The Dogs shot the ball very well in the game, making 13 three pointers. Jack VandeMerkt led the way with 26 points and 7 rebounds, including 6 three point field goals. Will Kincanon had a solid game with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Kevin Fitzgerald continued his steady play, while Sam Johnson had 6 points and 14 rebounds. The Dogs improve to 17-5 overall and 10-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs next play on Friday, February 21st at home vs. a tough Ridgewood Rebel team at 7:00pm.
The Sophomore Bulldogs didn't bring their A game, shooting poorly, having an uncharacteristic 19 turnovers, and doing a poor job defensive rebounding, but won a hard fought game with a tough Glenbard South team. The Dogs took control early on, but Glenbard South made a run at the end of the first quarter to take a 14-12 lead. The Dogs played a little better in the second quarter and took a 29-21 lead at halftime. The Dogs could never expand the lead to more than 10 points in the second half. Glenbard South cut the game to 3 points numerous times. The Dogs closed the game out by going 6-6 from the free throw line in the final minute to win 54-46. Mikey Berscheid played very well scoring 20 points. Jalen Clanton chipped in 10 points and 9 rebounds. James Kaczmarczyk added 8 points, all in the first quarter. The win is the Dogs 51st consecutive conference win on the sophomore level and 18th game in a row this season. The Dogs improve to 18-1 overall and 10-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs play next on Wednesday, February 19th at 5:30 pm at Wheaton Warrenville South.
Varsity And Sophomores With Big Conference Wins Illiana Christian started out strong, but the varsity Bulldogs began to pull away in the second quarter taking a 32-17 lead. However the Vikings fought back and cut the Bulldog lead to 40-32 at halftime. The Bulldogs came out very strong in the third quarter and outscored the Vikings 21-3, taking a 61-35 lead after three quarters. The Dogs coasted the rest of the way to a 71-51 victory. Jack VandeMerkt led the Bulldogs with 23 points. Will Kincanon struggled from the field, but still contributed 12 points, 8 rebounds, and 6 assists. Sam Johnson finished with 11 points and a team high 9 rebounds. The Dogs improve to 16-5 overall and 9-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs next travel to Glenbard South in a big conference showdown on Friday, February 14th. The Sophomore Bulldogs started slow vs. Illiana Christian, trailing most of the first quarter. Jalen Clanton had a steal and layup at the first quarter buzzer to tie the game at 15. The Dogs played a solid second quarter and led 30-23 at halftime. The Dogs extended the lead to 45-30 after three quarters, before finishing with the 57-34 victory. James Kaczmarczyk led the Bulldogs with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Ryan Swift and Jalen Clanton chipped in 12 points each, with Swift pulling down 11 rebounds. Mikey Berscheid contributed to the Bulldog balance with 9 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. The Bulldogs have now won 17 games in a row and improve to 17-1 overall and 9-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs have a huge game on Friday, February 14th vs. Glenbard South at 5:30pm.
Fitzgerald with Huge Night in Varsity Win! Sophomores Win 16th Straight Game! Timothy Christian came out on fire, making 6 first quarter three pointers, and led the Bulldogs 22-13 after one quarter. The Bulldogs fought back and cut the Trojans lead to 36-34 at halftime. The Dogs held the Trojans to only 17 second half points and went on to win 71-53 to improve to 15-5 overall and 8-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Junior Guard Kevin Fitzgerald had the hot hand, making 8 three pointers (7 in the second half) on 11 attempts (2nd most made threes in a game in school history) to finish with a career high 24 points. Fitzgerald is also the 5th Bulldog to score over 20 points in a game this season, demonstrating the team's versatility. Will Kincanon also had a very solid game scoring 23 points. Sophomore guard Daniko Jackson had a solid overall game with 10 points, 8 assists, and 5 rebounds. The Dogs host Illiana Christian on Tuesday, February 11th at 7:00pm. The
Sophomore Bulldogs won their 16 straight game this season with the 59-27 victory over Timothy Christian. The Dogs led 11-3 after one quarter and 26-13 at halftime before cruising to the victory. Mikey Berscheid led the Bulldogs with 17 points. The Dogs improve to 16-1 overall and 8-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs host Illiana Christian on Tuesday, February 11th at 5:30pm. Sophomore and Freshman Games vs. Wheaton South Rescheduled! The Sophomore and Freshman Games against Wheaton Warrenville have been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 19th. The Games are at Wheaton South High School. The Sophomore game starts at 5:30. The Freshman A game starts at 5:30 and the B game starts at 6:45.
Varsity and Sophomores Cruise to Easy Wins Against Fenton! The Varsity Bulldogs took a 42-24 lead into halftime and didn't look back, coasting to an easy 77-44 victory over the Fenton Bison. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 15 points and 8 rebound. Will Kincanon also scored 15 points and chipped in 4 rebounds and 4 assists. Jack VandeMerkt added 12 points, including 3 electrifying dunks. The Bulldogs improve to 14-5 overall and 7-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs next host Timothy Christian on Friday, February 7th at 7:30pm, in a very important Metro Suburban Conference matchup.
The Sophomore Bulldogs led Fenton 20-11 after one quarter, 42-23 at halftime, 60-29 after 3 quarter and cruised to a 69-41 victory. Mike Berscheid led the Bulldogs with 16 points. James Kaczmarczyk added 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists. Jalen Clanton chipped in 13 points and had 6 steals. The win is the Bulldogs 15th straight as they improve to 15-1 overall and 7-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Next up, the Bulldogs host Timothy Christian on Friday, February 7th at 5:30pm.