Congratulations to Simeon for winning the 12th Annual Riverside Brookfield Summer Shootout! Congratulations to Simeon for defeating Proviso East 55-35 in the Championship Game of this year's shootout. Isaiah Moss was named MVP with 20 points in the contest.
Click on the Summer Shootout Link on the left to view results from all the games.
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.