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Latest News Summer Camp and Summer League Information Announced: Our Annual 3rd-8th Grade Summer Camp Information and our 7th-8th Grade Camp information has been announced. All grades are the grade a player will be entering in Fall of 2013. All skill levels are encouraged to sign up.
New this year will be a Parent/Son Camp (3rd-9th Grade) on May 9th in addition to our Offensive Skills Camp (3rd-9th Grade), Traditional 2 Week Camp (3rd-8th Grade), Incoming Frosh Camp (9th Grade) , and Incoming Soph/Varsity Camp (10th-12th Grade).
All Camp dates, times, and other pertinent information are available on the following registration links and for more information please click on the Summer Camps/Leagues Link on the left.
Numerous Post Season Awards For Bulldog Basketball Players! Congratulations Miki Ljuboja for being named to the 4th Team Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team. Damonta Henry followed up a junior campaign where he was named 4th team all state and as a senior was named Special Mention Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State. In addition Miki Ljuboja was named Suburban Life Newspapers All-Area Player of the Year. Miki is third straight Bulldog (Ryan Jackson in 2011 and Damonta Henry in 2012) to earn the honor and 4th (Chris Parrish 2008) in Coach McCloskey's 12 years at the helm. Damonta Henry earned All-Area status in the Suburban Life, while Liam Lesniak, Eric Loury, and Jack VandeMerkt were named All-Area Honorable Mention in the Suburban Life. Miki Ljuboja also earned the respect of all the coaches in the conference, by being named Metro Suburban Conference Player of The Year! Damonta Henry and Liam Lesniak were also named to the all-conference team, while Miki Ljuboja earned All-Area honorable mention from the Chicago Sun Times. In addtion to the post season awards, Miki Ljubjoja was invited to play in the Southside vs. Westide All-Star game at University of Chicago in May and to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game at Illinois Wesleyan Univeristy June 29. Congratulations Bulldogs!
Class of 2010 Bulldog, Sean McGonagill Named 1st Team Ivy League All-Conference for Brown University Congratulations to Sean McGonagill, Class of 2010 for being named to the 1st Team Ivy League All-Conference Team. Sean has had a stellar career at Brown that has seen him go from Freshman of the Year in the Ivy League in 2010-11 to All-Conference 2nd team last year, to First Team All-Conference this season. Sean finished 4th in the conference in scoring and 4th in assists. He currently is 3rd in Brown history in assists and has scored over 1,100 career points. Sean also led Brown by playing 37.5 minutes per game. He also helped his team to a 13-15 overall record and 7-7 in the league. The best record Brown has had in his 3 years running the point for the Bears. You can click here to view the article from the Brown website regarding Sean's accomplishment.
Bulldog Alum Ryan Jackson Named 1st Team GLVC All Conference For Lewis University! Congratulations to Ryan Jackson, Class of 2011 for being named to the First Team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference For Lewis University. Ryan is following up a very successful freshman year, that saw him named GLVC Freshman of the Year, with an even better sophomore season. Ryan is currently leading the Flyers in scoring with 16.4 points per game and is averaging 4.2 rebounds per game, while also shooting 82.9% from the free throw line and 36.5% from three point range. Ryan has also led the Flyers to a very successful season, currently they are 19-8 and competing in the second round of the GLVC tournament and hoping for a NCAA tournament invitation. Click here for the article regarding Ryan's honor. Varsity Bulldogs Lose In State Tournament To Conant The Varsity Bulldogs battled with Conant in a game that went back and forth throughout, in the regional at Hoffman Estates High School. There many lead changes throughout the game. The game was tied 27-27 at the half. Conant went on a small run in the third quarter and took a 46-40 lead at the end of the third. However, the Bulldogs responded with a 8-0 run and took a 48-46 lead. A couple more lead changes took place throughout the 4th quarter, but Conant was able to close out the game with the 67-61 victory. The Dogs were led by Eric Loury's 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals. Liam Lesniak added 13 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. While, Damonta Henry finished with 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. Will Kincanon added 9 points and 5 rebounds. The loss was a disappointing way to end the Bulldogs 5th consecutive 20 win season. The Dogs finished 21-7. It also marks the end of great careers of the 9 seniors. Hunter Claire, David Aldape, Jack Hansa, Tyler Campbell, Jack Gibson, Eric Loury, Liam Lesniak, Miki Ljuboja, and Damonta Henry all put in many hours of hard work to help our program be successful and the coaching staff is very appreciative of all their contributions! Also a big congratulations goes out to Miki Ljuboja, Damonta Henry, and Liam Lesniak for being named to the All-Conference team for the Metro Suburban Conference. Miki Ljuboja also received an extra special honor by being named Conference Player of the Year! Congratulations to everyone on another successful season.
PERFECTION!!!! Freshman End Season 24-0. First Undefeated Team in School History. B Team Doesn't Lose in Conference. The Freshman A Team impressively capped off their undefeated season with a 46-16 victory over Elmwood Park. The Dogs were dominate on the defensive end by forcing 39 Turnovers and getting 29 steals. Sam Falk led the Dogs with 10 points. Daniko Jackson had a nice all-around game with 9 points, 4 assists, and 5 steals. Butch Witken scored 8 points and had 10 rebounds. Jack Domeier and James Kaczmarczyk each had 6 points. Domeier also had 8 rebounds. The A Team finished the season 24-0 and 12-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The B Team continued their great improvement by easily defeating Elmwood Park 60-25. They ended the game on a 41-8 run. Richie Gentile led the team in scoring with 17 points with 5 three-pointers. Alex Martinson scored 11 points and Maclean Nolan scored 10. They finished the season with a record of 17-7 and 12-0 in conference play.
Varsity Bulldogs Win On Senior Night! Sophomores Finish on 13 Game Winning Streak! The Varsity Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 19-3 lead in the first quarter, highlighted by a bunch of blocked shots, steals and dunks by Eric Loury and Jack VandeMerkt. However, Elmwood Park continued to fight and cut the Bulldog lead to 28-21 at halftime. Coach McCloskey was able to clear the bench and play all of the seniors extensive minutes on Senior Night. 11 different players scored for the Bulldogs, led by Damonta Henry's 19 points. Miki Ljuboja chipped in 11 points and 8 rebounds. The win also clinches the conference championship outright for the Bulldogs, which is the varsity's 12th in a row. The Bulldogs improve to 21-6 overall and finished 11-1 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Up next is the regional game against Conant at 7:30pm on Wednesday, February 27th at Hoffman Estates High School.
The Sophomore Bulldogs finished the season winning their 13th consecutive game and haven't lost a game in January or February since January of 2010. The Bulldogs finished tied for the third most wins (21) in school history on the sophomore level. The Bulldogs jumped out to a 15-3 first quarter lead and led 34-12 at halftime. The Bulldogs came out after halftime and held Elmwood Park scoreless for the third quarter, leading 51-12 after three, before finishing with a 54-27 victory. Mark Smith led the Bulldogs with 10 points and 9 rebounds, while David Franco finished with a season high 8 points. The Dogs finished the season 21-3 and a perfect 12-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Sophomore Bulldogs have now won 39 consecutive conference games since January of 2010 and are 74-1 in Metro Suburban play over the past 6 years. In addition to that the Sophomore Bulldogs are a very impressive 129-15 overall during the past 6 years. The Bulldogs had many contributions throughout the year with 7 different leading scorers showing the Bulldogs balance. 6'5 Sophomore, Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs in scoring, averaging 12.5 points per game. 6'6 Freshman, Mark Smith averaging 11.7 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.2 blocks per game. Ryan Hanley finished averaging 9.2 points per game, while 6'5 Sophomore Paul Sitkiewicz contributed 8.9 points per game and a team leading 6.9 rebounds per game. Kevin Fitzgerald added 7.4 points per game and led the team in assists. Congratulations to all the players on another very successful season!
Bulldogs Defeat St. Charles East On Every Level! Damonta Henry Scores 1000th Career Point! The Varsity Bulldogs and Saints of St. Charles East played a very competitive game that went back and forth throughout with many lead changes. The scores was tied after one quarter and the Bulldogs trailed 30-29 at halftime. The Dogs and Saints were tied at 46 after three quarters. Damonta Henry and Miki Ljuboja made some key plays down the stretch and numerous Bulldogs knocked down some free throws to secure the victory. Damonta Henry led the Bulldogs with 23 points and 7 rebounds. He continued his very successful career by scoring his 1000th point and now has 1013 for his career. Miki Ljuboja had 11 points, while Will Kincanon added 10 points. St. Charles East was ranked as high as number 5 in the Sun Times earlier this season, so this is the third opponent the Bulldogs beat who were ranked at some point this year (Waubonsie Valley and Marshall were the other two). The win also marks the 5th straight season that Coach McCloskey's Varsity Bulldogs have won at least 20 games. The Bulldogs are now 20-6 overall and host Elmwood Park on Friday, February 22nd at 7:00pm for our annual "Senior Night", celebrating the careers of all of our seniors. Click Here to Read the Story from the Game from Chicagohoops.com
The Sophomore Bulldogs jumped out to a quick 10-0 lead against a very good St. Charles East team. The Dogs led throughout the entire first half and took a 24-18 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs went on a run early in the third quarter to increase their lead up to 9 points again. However, St. Charles East continued to battle back and the Dogs led 33-27 at the end of the third quarter. With the Bulldogs up 36-30, St. Charles East went on a 6-0 run to tied the game at 36 midway through the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs made some big plays offensively and clamped down defensively to go on a 16-0 run to close out the game and win their 20th game for the 6th consecutive season with a 52-36 victory of the Saints. Paul Sitkiewicz had a huge game with 19 points and 9 rebounds. Mark Smith added 13 points and 9 rebounds, while Kevin Fitzgerald had a steady floor game with 9 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 assists. The win improves the Sophomore Bulldogs record to 20-3 and it is also their 12th straight victory this season. The Sophomore Bulldogs have now gone three straight seasons without losing a game in January or February. The Dogs play their final game of the season at home on Friday, February 22nd vs. Elmwood Park at 5:30pm.
The Freshman A Team won their most competitive game in 2 months and beat a very talented St.Charles East squad 48-44 to improve to 23-0 on the season. Behind some good defense the Dogs led 23-13 at the half. In the second half the Bulldogs struggled to get stops and let the Saints take a 42-39 lead with less than 3 minutes left in the game. This was the first time the Bulldogs trailed in the fourth quarter all year. James Kaczmarczyk hit a huge 3-pointer to tie the game and the Bulldogs clamped down defensively to finish the game with a huge win. Kaczmarczyk led the team with 16 points and 6 Rebounds. Mikey Berscheid scored 7 points and had 4 steals. Sam Falk had 7 points and 5 rebounds. Daniko Jackson had 6 points and 6 assists and Jack Domeier had 6 points and 6 rebounds. The Freshman Team closes out its season on Saturday, February 23rd vs Elmwood Park. A win will give the Bulldogs the first undefeated basketball season in school history.
The B Team continued its excellent play on the defensive end and won 32-29. Richie Gentile led the team with 11 points and Justin Chaney scored 7 points. This was the B Teams 10th straight win.
November 15, 2012 Liam Lesniak Commits to Ripon College! The Riverside Brookfield Bulldog Basketball program would like congratulate senior forward Liam Lesniak on his commitment to play college basketball at Ripon College in Ripon, WI. Ripon is a NCAA Division III college that competes in the Midwest Conference. Congrats and good luck Liam! Liam is the second member of the RB class of 2013 to commit to play college basketball, with hopefully a few more commitments on the way.
Damonta Henry Signs to Play College Basketball With Division 2, University of Mary: Congratulations to senior guard, Damonta Henry on his commitment and signing to play at the college level with Division 2, University of Mary in Bismark, North Dakota. Damonta accepted a full scholarship to play with the Marauders.