Historic Season Comes to An End For the Bulldogs! The Varsity Bulldogs had a phenomenal 2014-15 season come to a disappointing end on Tuesday, March 17th to the hands of eventual State Champion, Stevenson 62-45. The Bulldogs fell down early and battled the rest of the way, but couldn't get over the hump. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs in that game with 10 points and 14 rebounds. It was a season of milestones for the Bulldogs. The Dogs started the season strong by defeating Oak Park in the championship of the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic. The Dogs then went on to win 15 consecutive games, before falling to Lake Forest in the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic. The Dogs went undefeated in the Metro Suburban Conference, winning their 14th consecutive conference championship. The Dogs also set a school record for number of wins in a season with 28, finishing 28-4 and breaking the almost 90 year old record set by the 1925-26 team of 25. The Dogs then went on to defeat Oak Park for the second time this season to win their 7th IHSA Regional Championship in school history and 4th since Coach McCloskey took over in 2001. The Dogs then won their 2nd sectional game in school history, defeating Curie 83-73, before defeating Morton 66-61 in front of an electric sold out crowd to win the first IHSA Sectional Championship in school history, advancing to the Elite Eight of Class 4A. These were many of the tremendous team accomplishments obtained throughout the year. Individually Coach McCloskey won his 400th career game in the regionals against Lindblom and he was also named Illinois Basketball Coaches Association District Coach of the Year. We had 4 players named all-conference, Jalen Clanton, Daniko Jackson, Mark Smith, and Sam Johnson was named conference MVP. The Illinois Basketball Coaches Association named Sam Johnson 3rd Team All-State, Daniko Jackson Special Mention, and Jalen Clanton Honorable Mention. The Suburban Life Newspaper named Sam Johnson All-Area MVP, Daniko Jackson was All-Area and Jalen Clanton and Mark Smith were honorable mention. Lastly, Sam Johnson broke a 50+ year old single-season rebounding record, breaking Tom Kondla's record of 382 in 1962-63, with 390 rebounds. The coaching staff wishes seniors, Sam Johnson, Ryan Hanley, Jake Lucas, Kevin Fitzgerald, and Paul Sitkiewicz the best of luck in their futures. They have been great players, leaders, and most importantly teammates during their 4 years at RB and have laid the foundation for the younger players in the program. There is a lot to be optimistic about moving forward within the Bulldog Basketball Program!
Sectional Champions! The Varsity Bulldogs earned the first Sectional Championship in school history tonight with their 66-61 victory over Morton. The atmosphere was electric. The student sections were both awesome. This Sectional Championship game was everything that is great about high school sports. The Bulldogs led 17-10 after one quarter and 35-26 at halftime and seemed to be in full control. Morton switched from their various box and one and zone defenses to man to man in the second half and turned the game around. The Dogs turned the ball over on their first three possessions of the second half and Morton capitalized. Morton would not back down and took a 47-46 lead after three quarters. The game was back and forth in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs trailed 59-58 with about 2:30 left in the game, but went on a 8-2 run to close out the game. Timely defensive plays and free throws secured the hard fought victory for the Bulldogs. The Bulldogs showed great balance placing four players in double figures. Junior Daniko Jackson led the way with 17 points and 8 assists. Sophomore Jalen Clanton added 15 points, while 6'7 junior Mark Smith finished with 14 points, 5 rebounds, and 2 huge blocks in the fourth quarter. Senior Sam Johnson finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Dogs continue their record setting season and improve to 28-3 overall on the season. The Boy's Basketball program would like to thank all of the students (the 6th Man), and all fans and community members that came out to support the Bulldogs. Your support is truly appreciated. We need you guys next week as, the Dogs advance to the Elite Eight (Super-Sectional) in Class 4A on Tuesday, March 17th at 7:00pm vs. Stevenson.
Varsity Advances To Sectional Championship Game! The Varsity Bulldogs and Curie Condors played an exciting uptempo game in the Sectional semifinal at Morton East High School. The Dogs trailed 18-14 after one quarter and the game was tied 38-38 at halftime. The Bulldogs took a 5 point lead into the fourth quarter and closed out the game with the 83-73 victory. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Sophomore Jalen Clanton had 22 points and 6 assists, while fellow sophomore Henry Trelenberg added 16 points and 4 rebounds. Paul Sitkiewicz came off the bench to contribute 9 points and 5 rebounds. Junior point guard Daniko Jackson was sensational, handling the Curie pressure defense and played a solid overall floor game with 5 points, 7 assists (only 1 turnover), and 5 rebounds. The Bulldogs as a team did a great job handling the Curie pressure with only 9 turnovers on the evening. Kudos to Curie Senior Joshua Stamps who played a tremendous game and gave it all he had with 36 points. The Dogs shot the ball really well, going 11-21 (52%) from three point range, 17-31(55%) from two point range, and 15-18 (83%) from the foul line. The Dogs improve to 27-3 on the season and take on the winner of the Morton vs. St. Ignatius game in the Sectional Championship on Friday, March 13th at 7:00pm at Morton East High School. Tickets will be available pre-sale in the RBHS Athletic Office beginning on Wednesday afternoon. Come out and support the Bulldogs.
Varsity Bulldogs Regional Champions! The Varsity Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-5 first quarter lead against Oak Park River Forest and led by as many as 21 points in the second quarter, before taking a 32-18 lead into halftime. The Huskies continued to scratch and claw their way back into the game. The Dogs led by double figures most of the second half, but Oak Park continued to fight, before the Bulldogs held on for the 67-61 victory. Daniko Jackson led the Bulldogs with 20 points, including 12-12 from the free throw line. Mark Smith added 18 points (13 in the first quarter) and 7 rebounds. Jalen Clanton chipped in 10 points and 4 assists. Leading Scorer, Sam Johnson played limited minutes because of foul trouble and still had 11 rebounds on the night. Sophomore Henry Trelenberg chipped in 7 points and 7 rebounds. The win, also sets the single season record for wins in a season at RB with 26, as the Dog improve to 26-3. The regional title is RB's first since 2011 and Coach McCloskey's fourth since taking over the helm in 2001-2002. It is also only the 7th regional championship for the RB Basketball program in over 100 years of playing boy's basketball. The Bulldogs move on to the sectional where they take on Curie on Tuesday, March 10th at 7:00pm at Morton East High School.
Varsity Bulldogs Improve to 25-3! Take On Oak Park Friday in Regional Championship! It was a night of milestones for the Riverside Brookfield Basketball program. The team recorded it's 25th victory, which ties the school record for wins in a season (and is the most in the modern era). Coach McCloskey also recorded his 400th career victory, putting him in an exclusive group of coaches that have achieved this plateau. However, none of the Bulldogs were celebrating either of these accomplishments after their 77-40 trouncing of Lindblom. All the players and coaches can think about is their regional championship game on Friday, March 6th at 7:00pm vs. Oak Park River Forest at Leyden High School (East Campus). The Dogs started out strong vs. Lindblom, leading 48-17 at halftime and the lead surged to 46 points in the second half, before finishing with the 77-40 victory. Sam Johnson led the way for the Bulldogs with 23 points and 6 rebounds. Sophomore Jalen Clanton had 11 points and 6 assists, while classmate Henry Trelenberg added 11 points. The Bulldogs made 14 three pointers in the game. We hope to see a huge crowd of Bulldog supporters at Leyden, Friday night, cheering the Bulldogs on!
Varsity Falls To Hot Shooting St. Charles East! The Varsity Bulldogs and St. Charles East were in a close, entertaining game for most of the first half. St. Charles East led 21-19 after one quarter and 32-30 midway through the 2nd quarter before St. Charles East made three pointers on 4 straight possessions and opened up the game to 44-30 in what seemed like a matter of seconds. The Saints led the Bulldogs 50-34 at halftime and made 11 three pointers in the first half. The Bulldogs continued to try and claw back in the second half and weren't able to put a run together. The Dogs lost 76-67 and fall to 24-3 on the season. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists. Mark Smith added 13 points, while Jalen Clanton chipped in 9 points. The Dogs start state tournament play in the Leyden Regional on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00pm against either Lindblom or Prosser.
Varsity Improves to 24-2 overall! The Varsity Bulldogs trailed 15-10 to Sun Times ranked #21 St. Ignatius after one quarter. The Dogs played a solid second quarter and took a 31-27 lead into halftime. The Dogs started out strong in the third quarter, and jumped out to a 36-27 lead before St. Ignatius went on a 9-0 run to tie the game up. The Wolfpack took the lead 41-40 late in the third quarter, but that was the last lead for the Wolfpack, as the Dogs then took a 48-44 lead into the fourth quarter, before closing the game out with a 68-57 victory. Sophomore Henry Trelenberg had a great game with 20 points and 7 rebounds. Sam Johnson battled foul trouble all night and still finished with 15 points and 14 rebounds. Jalen Clanton had 11 points and 3 steals, while Mark Smith added 10 points. Daniko Jackson had 6 points and 8 assists. The Dogs continue to shoot the ball well from the free throw line, finishing the game, an impressive 13-15 from the line. The Bulldogs improve to 24-2 overall and take on a very talented St. Charles East team (ranked number 14 in the Sun Times) on Friday, February 27th at 7:00pm to close out the regular season.
Varsity Finishes Undefeated in Conference! The Varsity Bulldogs led Glenbard South 24-17 after one quarter and led 46-34 at halftime, beofre blowing the game wide open in the third quarter by scoring 31 points. The Dogs led by as many as 44 points in the second half before finishing with the 101-63 victory. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 7 assists. Mark Smith had a solid game with 18 points and 8 rebounds, while Jalen Clanton added 14 points and 5 assists. Daniko Jackson chipped in 13 points. The Dogs improve to 23-2 overall and finished a perfect 12-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs next game in Tuesday, February 24th at 7:00pm as they host St. Ignatius.
Sam Johnson leads Bulldogs with 41 Points! The Varsity Bulldogs traveled to Elgin St. Edward and played against a very inspired Green Wave team. The Dogs trailed 17-12 after one quarter and had a 26 point second quarter, taking a 38-31 lead into halftime. The Dogs led 55-46 at the end of three, before extending their lead to over 20 points in the mid-fourth quarter and settling for the 74-62 victory. Sam Johnson was absolutely dominant in his 41 points, 14 rebound performance. Junior Mark Smith added 10 points and 5 rebounds in the win. The Bulldogs improve to 22-2 overall and 11-0, winning their 14th consecutive conference championship outright. The Dogs host Glenbard South at 7:00pm on Friday, February 20th, while hosting their annual Junior High Night. This night has 3 Eighth grade games after the varsity game. S.E. Gross plays St. Louise, Hauser plays St. Mary's, and Komarek plays Washington (Lyons) in all the different gyms at RB, at about 8:30pm.
Varsity Clinches Share Of Conference Championship! The Varsity Bulldogs played tremendous in their annual senior night game against Fenton. The 5 seniors started and built a 31-11 first quarter lead against the Bison. The Dogs took a 50-18 lead into halftime and cruised to a 91-51 victory. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with another double-double, 19 points, 11 rebounds. Ryan Hanley had 12 points, 4 assists and Kevin Fitzgerald had 12 points, 4 steals and 3 assists. Junior James Kaczmarcyk added 10 points, including an alley oop dunk from Daniko Jackson at the third quarter buzzer. Senior Jake Lucas was the fourth senior in double figures with 10 points. Senior Paul Sitkiewicz just missed double figures with 8 points and 7 rebounds, highlighted by a huge 3rd quarter dunk. The Bulldogs improve to 21-2 overall and clinched at least a tie of their 14th straight Metro Suburban Conference Championship, improving to 10-0 in the league. The Dogs travel to Elgin St. Edward at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, February 17th.
Varsity Bulldogs Hold Off Aurora Central Catholic! Win 20+ Games For The 7th Straight Season! The Varsity Bulldogs started out very slow and didn't play very well on the defensive end of the floor for the first three quarters. The Dogs trailed 23-14 after 1 quarter and trailed 34-33 at halftime. The Dogs trailed 50-41 late in the third quarter, before going on a 31-7 run to close out the game, including winning the fourth quarter 27-7 to finish with the 72-57 victory. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 23 points and 15 rebounds. Jalen Clanton chipped in 18 points, while Daniko Jackson had a double-double with 11 points and 11 assists. The Dogs improve to 20-2 overall and 9-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs host Fenton at 7:00pm on Friday, February 13th, which will be senior night, honoring our 5 seniors.
Varsity Bulldogs Defeat ICCP In Convincing Fashion! The Varsity Bulldogs came out strong and never looked back in the 92-43 dismantling of Immaculate Conception. The Bulldogs ball movement was tremendous on offense an everyone brought something to the table in the win. The Bulldogs were a very impressive 16-29 (55%) from three point range, as 8 different Bulldogs made three point field goals in the game. Daniko Jackson led the Bulldog attack with 22 points and 4 assists. Sam Johnson added 15 points, 7 rebounds, and 5 assists. Jalen Clanton added 10 points and 4 rebounds. Mark Smith added 10 points and 6 rebounds. The Bulldogs improve to 19-2 overall and 8-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. Next up for the Dogs is traveling to Aurora Central Catholic on Tuesday, February 10th at 7:30pm.
Varsity Bulldogs Cruise To Easy Victory Over Wheaton Academy! The Varsity Bulldogs came out strong taking a 17-7 first quarter lead and never looked back cruising to an easy 78-44 victory over Wheaton Academy. Even more impressive is the Dogs played without point guard, Daniko Jackson who was out ill. Sophomore guard Jalen Clanton stepped up huge with 25 points, including 5 three pointers. Mark Smith added 14 points and 7 rebounds. Henry Trelenberg had a steady all-around game with 9 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. Sam Johnson didn't have his normal scoring game with only five points, but he contributed 17 rebounds and 5 assists. Sam Falk came off the bench and chipped in 10 points, all in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs improve to 18-2 overall and 7-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs return home for the first time in a month on Friday, February 6th at 7:00pm against Immaculate Conception.
Evanston Hands Bulldogs 2nd Loss Of Season! The Varsity Bulldogs came up short against the Wildkits of Evanston in the When Sides Collide Shootout held at Glenbard East High School. The Dogs trailed 21-17 at the end of the first quarter and trailed 35-32 at halftime. The Dogs cut the Evanston lead to 2 or 1 point numerous times throughout the second half, but couldn't get over the top and take the lead. Daniko Jackson hit two free throws with 6 seconds left to cut the Evanston lead to 64-63. The Dogs fouled right away and Evanston star Nojel Eastern hit two free throws to make the Bulldog deficit 66-63. Daniko Jackson had a great look to tie the game at the buzzer and unfortunately it went halfway down and popped out. Jalen Clanton led the Bulldogs with 21 points. Sam Johnson added 20 points and 9 rebounds. Daniko Jackson chipped in 11 points, 7 assists, and 5 rebounds. The Bulldogs fall to 17-2 overall and start the second round of conference play at Wheaton Academy at 7:30pm on Friday, January 30th.
Varsity Bulldogs Win Battle at Illiana Christian! The Varsity Bulldogs started out strong, leading by as many as 9 points in the first quarter, but Illiana Christian wouldn't go away, cutting the Bulldog lead to 22-17 at the end of the quarter. The second quarter, Illiana Christian played very well and took a 38-35 lead into halftime. The Dogs came out strong in the second half, limiting Illiana to just 22 points and finished with a hard fought 73-60 win in a very tough environment. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 23 points, 8 rebounds, and 7 assists. Mark Smith had a solid game with 16 points (on 8-9 shooting) and 8 rebounds. Daniko Jackson added 13 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, and 3 steals. Henry Trelenberg added 11 points and 5 rebounds. The Dogs improve to 17-1 overall and take on a very talented Evanston team at 4:30pm, Saturday, January 24th in the When Sides Collide Shootout at Glenbard East High School.
Varsity Bulldogs Win Entertaining Game vs. St. Pius X from Houston! The Varsity Bulldogs won a very entertaining game against a very talented team from St. Pius X of Houston, TX. The Dogs led 19-17 after one quarter and led 29-26 at halftime. The Dogs played a very solid second half increasing their lead by as my as many 18 points in the mid fourth quarter, before finishing with the 67-55 victory. Mark Smith played a great game with 20 points, 8 rebounds, and 5 blocked shots. Sam Johnson was his usual steady self with 17 points, 13 rebounds, and 6 assists. Kevin Fitzgerald came off the bench and played very solid with 9 points, 6 rebounds, and 3 steals. Sophomore Jalen Clanton added 9 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Daniko Jackson added 6 points and 11 assists. Clanton was assigned the duty of guarding St. Pius, high-scoring, Texas Tech bound guard, Jordan Jackson and held him to 8 points and only 2 field goals. The Bulldogs improve to 16-1 overall and are currently ranked number 10 in both the Chicago Sun Times and on Comcast Sportsnet. The Dogs play again on Friday, January 23 at Illiana Christian to take on the Vikings in the Metro Suburban Conference Crossover game at 7:30pm.
Varsity and Sophomore Bulldogs Finish First Round of Conference Play Undefeated! The Varsity Bulldogs started out quickly but cooled off immediately in the first quarter. The Dogs jumped to a quick 7-0 lead, but gave up 9 unanswered points to trail Glenbard South after one quarter 9-7. The second quarter didn't get any better for the Bulldogs as they trailed 28-21 going into halftime. However, the second half was all Bulldogs as they outscored the Raiders 44-25 to take the 65-53 victory. Sophomore Jalen Clanton paced the Bulldogs with 22 points, 4 assists, and 3 steals. Sam Johnson added 13 points, 11 rebounds and 5 steals. 6'7 Junior Mark Smith had 11 points, 9 rebounds, and 4 blocks. Sophomore Henry Trelenberg added 11 points, 4 rebounds, and 4 assists. The Bulldogs improve to 15-1 overall and 6-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs play next on Saturday, January 17th in the Martin Luther King Dream Classic at Whitney Young High School. The Bulldogs take on St. Piux X from Houston, TX at 3:00pm. St. Pius X is a traditionally strong program in Texas who made the Final Four in the state playoffs in 2014.
Varsity Bulldogs Take Sole Possession of First Place In Conference! The Varsity Bulldogs responded to their loss in the championship of the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic with a convincing win over Elgin St. Edward, giving the Green Wave their first loss in the conference, as the Bulldogs were tied with them coming into the game. The Bulldogs led 17-6 after one quarter, 40-23 at halftime and increased their lead to as many as 39 points before finishing with the 87-51 victory. The Bulldogs had great balance again with 5 players scoring in double figures. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 19 points and 18 rebounds. Daniko Jackson added 16 points and 8 assists. Jalen Clanton had 13 points, while Mark Smith and James Kaczmarczyk had 10 points each. The Bulldogs improve to 14-1 overall and 5-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs play again on Friday, January 9th at 7:00pm at Glenbard South High School.
Varsity Bulldogs Fall To Lake Forest in Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Championship Game! The Varsity Bulldogs dropped their first game of the year at the hands of a very talented Lake Forest team in the championship game of the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic held at York High School. The Dogs had a great run in the tourney going 4-1, but couldn't handle the strength of the Scouts in the 69-42 defeat. RB led 13-10 late in the first quarter, but it was all Lake Forest after that as they went on a 11-0 run to close out the quarter. The Dogs trailed 21-13 after one quarter and 32-21 at halftime. They did everything they could to get back in the game in the second half, but shots didn't fall and Lake Forest took advantage of every Bulldog miscue. Daniko Jackson led the Bulldogs with 12 points and 6 assists, while Mark Smith added 8 points. Congratulations to Sam Johnson and Daniko Jackson for being named to the all-tournament team. The Dogs are currently 13-1 overall and ranked number 12 in the Chicago Sun Times. The Dogs play next on Tuesday, January 6th at 7:00pm at home vs. Elgin St. Edward.
Varsity Bulldogs Dismantle De Paul Prep! Advance to Jack Tosh Holiday Classic Championship! The Varsity Bulldogs started fast and never looked back against De Paul Prep. The Bulldogs were clicking on all cylinders offensively and defensively, leading 12-2 after the first quarter and 34-13 at halftime. The Bulldogs expanded the lead to 51-15 with about a minute left in the third quarter before clearing the bench, finishing with the 61-38 victory. Daniko Jackson led the Bulldogs charge on both ends of the floor with 15 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists, and 4 steals. Sam Johnson added 13 points and 8 rebounds, while Mark Smith added 8 points and Henry Trelenberg chipped in 7 points. The Bulldogs (ranked number 12 in the Chicago Sun Times) improve to 13-0 and take on Lake Forest High School (13-0 and ranked number 8 in the Chicago Sun Times) in the championship game of the Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament on Wednesday, December 31st at 3:00pm.
Varsity Bulldogs With Big Win Over St. Ignatius! Advance to the Semifinals of the Jack Tosh Tournament! The Varsity Bulldogs held off a very good St. Igantius team, ranked number 19 in the Sun Times, 68-60 to advance to the semifinals of the Jack Tosh Holiday tournament. The Dogs for the better part of the game, taking a 28-23 lead into halftime. The Dogs led for the better part of the second half, but St. Ignatius did take a very brief two point lead in the third quarter. The Dogs responded and never looked back leading by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter before finishing with the 8 point victory. 6'7 Senior Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 19 points and 21 rebounds. Junior point guard Daniko Jackson added 19 points including some clutch free throws late in the game. 6'7 junior Mark Smith added 10 points and 6 rebounds. The Dogs improve to 12-0 overall and take on a very talented De Paul Prep team at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, December 30th at 6:30 pm in the semifinals of the Jack Tosh tournament at York High School.
Varsity Advances to Quarterfinals With Great Balance In Win Vs. York The Varsity Bulldogs improve to 11-0 and move on to the quarterfinals of the Jack Tosh Tournament with a 64-48 victory over the host York Dukes. The Dogs led 20-9 after one quarter and 28-23 at halftime before taking control for most of the second half. The Dogs showed great balance in the victory with Sam Johnson leading the way with 17 points and 12 rebounds. Sophomore Jalen Clanton added 14 points and 8 assists, while Junior Mark Smith contributed 14 points and 5 blocked shots. Junior Daniko Jackson also chipped in 13 points, 6 assists, and 4 rebounds. The Dogs next match up is on Monday, December 29th at 5:00pm vs. a very talented St. Ignatius team.
Varsity Starts Slow and Finishes Off Lane Tech! The Varsity Bulldogs gave up an uncharacteristic 42 points in the first half and trailed Lane Tech 42-37. The Dogs clamped down on defense in the second half and finished with a 71-60 victory. Sam Johnson and Jalen Clanton both led the Bulldogs with 21 points each. Johnson added 13 rebounds and Clanton added 4 steals. Henry Trelenberg added 14 points. The Dogs improve to 10-0 overall and take on York at 8pm on Saturday, December 27 at York HIgh School.
Varsity With Hard Fought Win Over Lyons Township! Sophomores Struggle Offensively in Loss. The Varsity Bulldogs led for a majority of the game at Lyons Township, but the host Lions didn't go down without a fight. The Bulldogs led 19-11 after one quarter, but battled foul trouble throughout the second quarter and the Lions wouldn't go away. Harrison Niego made a halfcourt shot at the buzzer to give LT the 39-37 lead heading into halftime. The Dogs reclaimed the lead in the second half and LT, tied it a few times, but RB led most of the way. Multiple times in the second half the Bulldogs led by 4, 5, 6 points, but LT never stopped fighting. With the score tied and 30 second to play, Daniko Jackson found Jalen Clanton in the corner for the go ahead three, that put the Dogs up 65-62. The Bulldogs made one free throw and LT made a layup with 5 second to go, to secure the final score of 66-64. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Mark Smith added 16 points and 10 rebounds. Jalen Clanton had 14 points. Daniko Jackson added 9 points and 11 assists. The Dogs have also won 4 out of the last 5 meetings with the Lions. The Dogs improve to 9-0 overall heading into the Jack Tosh Holiday Classic at York High School beginning Friday, December 26th at 6:30pm vs. Lane Tech.
Varsity Improves to 8-0 behind triple double by Sam Johnson. The Varsity Bulldogs jumped out to a 20-5 1st quarter lead and 40-11 at halftime, before cruising to the 81-44 victory at Fenton. 6'7 senior Sam Johnson was solid once again finishing with an impressive triple double of 10 points, 12 rebounds, and 11 assists. 6'7 Junior Mark Smith added 16 points, while Sophomores Henry Trelenberg and Jalen Clanton added 14 points and 10 points respectively. Jake Lucas added 8 points off the bench. The Bulldogs improve to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Dogs play on Saturday, December 20th, when they travel to take on neighborhood rival, Lyons Township at 5:00pm.
Varsity Wins Big! Sam Johnson with Another Huge Night! The Varsity Bulldogs had a tremendous offensive first half scoring 55 points against Aurora Central Catholic, taking a 55-35 lead into halftime. The Dogs continued the offensive onslaught in the second half leading 82-44 after three quarters, before finishing with the 94-60 victory. Sam Johnson had a phenomenal game with 28 points, 19 rebounds, and 4 assists. Sophomore Jalen Clanton added 18 points and 5 assists. Fellow Sophomore Henry Trelenberg added 16 points and 4 assists, while Ryan Hanley added 10 points. The Bulldogs improve to 7-0 overall and 3-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs next game is on Friday, December 19th when they travel to Fenton to take on the Bison at 7:00pm.
Varsity Blast Immaculate Conception! The Varsity Bulldogs jumped out to a 21-10 first quarter lead and followed that up with an even better second quarter taking a 39-16 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs held Immaculate Conception star Rhashaun Epting to 0 field goals and 1 point in the first half. IC went on a 6-0 run to start the second half, but the Bulldogs countered and built the lead to as many as 32 points in the fourth quarter, before finishing with the 69-42 victory. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 23 points, 13 rebounds and 5 assists. Ryan Hanley added 14 points. Henry Trelenberg chipped in 10 points and 6 rebounds, while fellow sophomore Jalen Clanton had a solid game with 9 points and 8 assists. The Bulldogs improve to 6-0 overall and 2-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs first two wins in league play were against teams (IC and Wheaton Academy) that won their respective leagues last year before joining the MSC. The Varsity hosts Aurora Central Catholic at 5:00pm on Saturday, December 13th, followed by the alumni game.
Varsity and Sophomores Both Open Up Conference Play With Wins. Sam Johnson scores 30 points! The Varsity Bulldogs didn't bring their A game, but still won their conference opener vs. Wheaton Academy 70-60. The Dogs led by 18 after three quarters and by as many as 22 points during the third quarter. The Dogs led by 14 at halftime. Wheaton Academy didn't give up and forced the Dogs into many mistakes in the fourth quarter. 6'7 Senior Sam Johnson had a huge game with 30 Points and 7 rebounds. Senior Ryan Hanley had 10 points and Sophomore Henry Trelenberg also added 10 points. Junior Point Guard Daniko Jackson added 5 points and had a season high 11 assists. Sophomore Jalen Clanton had 7 points in the first quarter before going down with an ankle injury. The Bulldogs improve to 5-0 overall and 1-0 in the Metro Suburban Conference. The Bulldogs travel to Immaculate Conception on Friday, December 12th at 7:00pm in a Metro Suburban Conference battle.
Varsity Defeats Oak Park River Forest--Win Bill VandeMerkt Classic Championships! The Varsity Bulldogs started slow and Oak Park made 5 three pointers in the first quarter, to see the Bulldogs trail 17-13. However, the second quarter was all Bulldogs, fueled by Daniko Jackson and Mark Smith, to take a 32-21 lead into halftime. The Bulldogs built their lead to 18 points halfway through the third quarter, but the Huskies wouldn't go away, cutting the Bulldog lead to 42-32 after three quarters. The Huskies continued to chip away as the Bulldogs were cold and cut the lead to 3 points, before big baskets from Ryan Hanley, Sam Johnson, Henry Trelenberg, and Jalen Clanton propelled the Bulldog lead back to 10 points in the final couple minutes. Mark Smith led the Bulldogs with 18 points and 7 rebounds. 6'7 senior Sam Johnson had 12 points and 16 rebounds, while Sophomore guard Jalen Clanton chipped in 11 points. Junior Point Guard and tournament MVP, Daniko Jackson had 9 points and 8 assists. The Bulldogs improve to 4-0 overall and open up conference play on Friday, December 5th at home vs. Wheaton Academy at 7:00pm.
Varsity Bulldogs Improve to 3-0! The Varsity Bulldogs dominated their third straight opponent with a 66-42 victory over Rich South. The Dogs led 19-6 after the 1st quarter and 37-18 at halftime before opening up a 30 point lead early in the fourth quarter. The Bulldogs once again showed tremendous balance. 6'7 Senior Same Johnson had 12 points and 8 rebounds. Sophomore Guard Jalen Clanton had 12 points and 5 assists. Sophomore Henry Trelenberg added 11 points. Junior Guard Daniko Jackson had 10 points, 5 steals and 4 assists. Seniors Paul Sitkiewicz and Ryan Hanley had 8 points and 7 points respectively. The Bulldogs take on Oak Park River Forest at 5:30pm for the championship of the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic. The Dogs are currently 3-0 on the season.
Varsity Bulldogs With Another Blowout Win! The Varsity Bulldogs demonstrated great balance once again with their 79-45 victory over Providence St. Mel. The Dogs were up 39-22 at halftime and came out with a lot of energy in the third quarter scoring 27 points and pushing the lead to 66-28 after three quarters. Sam Johnson led the Bulldogs with 16 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore Jalen Clanton added 15 points and 3 assists. 6'7 Junior Mark Smith also chipped in 15 points and had 4 blocked shots. Daniko Jackson had a great overall game with 9 points, 6 assists, and 5 steals. The Bulldogs improve to 2-0 overall and take on Rich Central on Friday, November 28 at 6:00pm.
Bulldog Varsity Opens Season with Blowout Win. All 13 Players Score! The Varsity Bulldogs scored 19 points or more in each quarter, opening up a 38-17 halftime lead and cruised to a 77-33 victory against Team Englewood in the opening round of the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic. All 13 players scored in the contest led by sophomore Henry Trelenberg who had 13 points and 3 rebounds. Sam Johnson had 12 points, 12 rebounds, and 5 assists. Junior Mark Smith added 9 points and 5 rebounds, while Daniko Jackson had a solid overall game with 8 points, 6 rebounds, and 4 steals. Senior Ryan Hanley chipped in 8 points. The Bulldogs are 1-0 overall and take on Providence St. Mel on Wednesday, November 26th at 7:00pm.