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Bulldogs Lose to Farragut in Team Rose Shootout The Bulldogs (8-1, 3-0) couldn't hang on to a halftime lead and lost 54-44 to ranked Farragut. Reggie Loury led the Dogs with 15pts (5-8 3pt) and 6 rebounds. Andrew Veon added 11pts and 11 rebounds with Zach Vaia contributing 10 points. Bulldogs look ahead to a conference match up with IC this coming Friday.
Bulldogs Win First Road Test Against Chicago Christian. Sophs Easily Defeat Chicago Christian! The Bulldogs (8-0, 3-0) used a balanced scoring attack to beat Chicago Christian 59-46 to win their 8th straight game. Four Bulldogs were in double figures: Andrew Veon (17), Zach Vaia (11), Patrick Hanley (11), and Charles Terry (10). The Dogs face off with ranked Farragut Saturday, 12:30 at Mount Carmel High in the Team Rose Shootout.
The Sophs overcame a poor shooting day by playing great defense and grabbing 26 offensive rebounds to beat the Knights 52-21. JP Hanley led the team with 11 points and 11 rebounds. Mike Bloodgood scored 11 points, Dan Connelly scored 7, and Brady Vaia added 6. The Bulldogs held the Knights to 22% shooting for the game.
Bulldogs Pick Up W vs ACC to Move to 7-0. Sophs Beat ACC. The Bulldogs (7-0, 2-0) continue their excellent start to the season by beating ACC 76-58 to move to 7-0 on the year and 2-0 in the conference. Bulldogs were led by Zach Vaia with 19pts (5-8 3pt) 6 assists and 4 steal. Andrew Veon and Patrick Hanley were also in double figures with 14 and 13 respectively. The Dogs have their first conference road test this Friday at Chicago Christian.
The Sophs beat ACC 49-31. JP Hanley led the team with 16 points and 5 rebounds. Dan Connelly had 11 points and 7 rebounds and Deandre Harris had 7 points and 6 rebounds. Mike Bloodgood chipped in 11 points and Jack Pitts led the team with 4 assists and 4 steals.
Bulldogs Beat LT to Start 6-0! Sophs fall to LT. The Bulldogs (6-0, 1-0) proved to have too many weapons on Friday night as they topped crosstown foe LT 72-52 to win their 6th straight game to open the season. Ryan Cermak ignited the Dogs in the 1st quarter by draining three 3 pointers and finishing a perfect 4-4 for the game behind the arc. Charles Terry's (9pts, 8rbs) defensive intensity and activity on the offensive glass added to fire. Andrew Veon filled up the stat sheet posting 20pts, 8rbs & 4 assists. Patrick Hanley added 17pts (5-7 3pt). The Bulldogs have another busy week ahead as they play host to ACC on Tuesday, head out to Chicago Christian Friday, and take on a top 20 team in Farragut on Saturday at 12:30pm at Mount Carmel High School.
Sophomores lost a heartbreaker against LT 45-44. Patrick Hanley led the team with 13 points and 6 rebounds. Michael Bloodgood also scored 13 for the Dogs.
Bulldogs Top Bishop Mac for 5th Straight! Sophs win big! The Bulldogs (5-0, 1-0) win their opening conference game 77-45 over Bishop Mac. A solid team defensive performance had the Bulldogs come away with 14 steals in the game. Zach Vaia led the Dogs with an efficient 21pt (7-11 FGs, 5-9 3pt) performance. Reggie Loury (13pts, 6rbs) and Andrew Veon (12pts, 7rbs) also contributed to the victory. Bulldogs take on crosstown rival LT at RB on Saturday at 5:30pm.
Mike Zamudio shot a perfect 7 for 7 from the field and led the Sophs to a 63-36 win over Bishop Mac. JP Hanley scored 14 points and pulled down 5 boards. Brady Vaia added 11 points and Mike Bloodgood scored 7 points to go along with 5 assists. Jack Pitts led the team with 7 assists.
Bulldogs Win VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic Championship!! The Bulldogs (4-0) beat Kenwood 72-49 to win the 2018 VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic. The Dogs shot 14-27 from 3pt range and played great team defense to come out on top. The team had 4 players in double figure scoring with Patrick Hanley leading the way with 25pts (7-11 3pts). Andrew Veon (13pts), Zach Vaia (12pts) and Charles Terry (10pts) also contributed on the offensive end. The Bulldogs are off until the weekend home stand when they take on Bishop Mac Friday and LT on Saturday.
Successful Summer for the Bulldogs: The Varsity Bulldogs had a solid summer, participating in numerous different events, including: Addison Trail High School Shootout, Hoop Mountain Shootout at Batavia High School, Maine East Shootout, and the prestigious Morris Shootout at the end of June. The Riverside Brookfield Summer Shootout, the first weekend of June, and the RB Summer League on Monday and Wednesday Nights are two more events the Bulldogs hosted and participated in. Last, the Bulldogs participated in two college team camps at Marquette University and Bradley University. The Bulldogs finished 27-16 on the summer and it was a great way to blend the returning seniors with the upcoming juniors together. The basketball program has a lot of optimism looking toward the start of the season in November!
Season Comes To A Close For The Bulldogs The Bulldogs battled but lost to a very talented Curie in the regional championship. The Bulldogs finished the season 19-11 and won the Metro Suburban Conference championship with a 10-2 record in the league. The 19-11 finish was very impressive considering a 1-5 start to the season. The Dogs had many highlights throughout the year, including getting to play in the Chicago Elite Classic at UIC Pavilion vs. Lyons Township, coming back from 8 points down with 1:08 left to beat Wheaton North. Buzzer beater wins vs. ICCP, Fenwick (who was ranked number 6 at the time), and York. Of course, winning the conference championship was also a very big highlight. Junior point guard, Zach Vaia was named Metro Suburban Conference Player of the Year, while seniors Jason Bageanis and Ryan Cicenas, as well as junior Andrew Veon, joined him on the All-Conference team. Cicenas led the Bulldogs in scoring this season, while Bageanis led in rebounding and Vaia led in assists. The loss also ends the very good four year careers of Jason Bageanis, Ryan Cicenas, AJ Meindl, and Jake Vaia. These four seniors did everything the right way, worked very hard, had great character on and off the floor, and were very coachable. They had a lot of success on the court over their four years. Cicenas will continue his basketball career at St. Xavier University after scoring over 900 career points and is second all-time in three pointers made in a career at 197, 10 shy of Randy Ramsey's 207. Best of luck to the Bulldog Basketball Class of 2018 in their future endeavors.
Dogs Battle But Drop Regional Final to Curie The Bulldogs lost the IHSA Regional final to the Curie, the #3 ranked team in the state, 67-59 to bring their season to an end. The Dogs played the Condors tough for 4 quarters but fell just short. Ryan Cicenas led the Bulldogs with 22 points hitting 5-9 3 pointers. Andrew Veon added 21 points. And Jason Bagaenis was 4-4 from 3pt range finishing with 12 points.
Buzzer Beater Sends Bulldogs to Regional Final!! The Bulldogs beat York 52-49 on a 3pt buzzer beater by Andrew Veon to advance to the IHSA Regional Final. The Dogs overcame a slow start and trailed 21-10 at the half before picking up the pace and pressure to outscore the Dukes 31-20 in the second half. Zach Vaia led the Bulldogs with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. Along with sinking the final shot, Andrew Veon played an efficient game by scoring 18 points on 8-11 from the field and grabbing 5 rebounds. The Bulldogs will face the #1 seed Curie in the Regional Final this Friday at 7pm at Curie High School.
Mike Reingruber Named Head Varsity Coach Congratulations to Mike Reingruber, who was named Head Coach of the Riverside Brookfield Boys Basketball program at the Board Meeting on April 11th. Coach Reingruber succeeds Hall of Famer, Tom McCloskey. See the two links below for recent Landmark articles about the hiring. RB Landmark Article from 4/12/17 RB Landmark Article from 4/19/17