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Sophomores Win Conference!! Beat Wheaton Academy in Overtime. The Sophomores beat Wheaton Academy 45-40. Luke Gentile, Daniel Sessler, and Dylan Meehan each scored 9 point for the Dogs. Ryan Gaynor and Jamir Truman each scored 6. The win gave the team a final record of 21-3 (11-1) and a MSC Conference Championship. The Bulldogs finished the season with 15 straight wins and they also won the St. Laurence Christmas Tournament.
Bulldogs Drop Final Conference Game to Wheaton Academy The Bulldogs (18-10, 10-2) lost a close one 62-59 on the road at Wheaton Academy to split a share of the conference championship. Zach Vaia led the Dogs with 25 points, 10 rebounds and 6 assists. Ryan Cicenas and Patrick Hanley each had 10 points apiece. The Bulldogs begin their IHSA playoff run Wednesday 02/28 against York at Curie High School.
Bulldogs Clinch Share of Conference Title With Win at ACC. Sophs Beat ACC!! The Bulldogs (18-9, 10-1) guaranteed themselves at least a share of the conference title with a 57-19 win over ACC. The guys started out on a 14-3 run in the first quarter and never looked back from there. Patrick Hanley led the Dogs with 14 points on 4-5 from 3 points range. Zach Vaia and Andrew Veon each had 10 points apiece. This marks the Dogs 10th straight conference win. The Bulldogs look to clinch the conference title outright this Tuesday at Wheaton Academy.
The sophomores overcame a poor shooting night by making 18 of 22 free-throws in a 42-29 win over ACC. Dylan Meehan led the team with 12 points and 5 rebounds. Ryan Gaynor scored 9 points. Daniel Sessler scored 7 points and pulled down 6 rebounds.
Incoming 5th/6th and 7th/8th Grade (fall of 2018) Summer League Information Announced/Registration Open The 9th Annual 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade Riverside Brookfield Summer League information has been released. Grade is based on what grade your son will be in the fall of 2018. Summer Camp information will be released by mid-March.
Bulldogs Get 9th Straight Conference Win. Sophs Get Revenge Against the Raiders. The Bulldogs (17-9, 9-1) erased an 8 point halftime deficit to beat Glenbard South 69-59. The Bulldogs pulled to even after 3 quarters and then outscored the Raiders by 10 in the fourth to come up with a big conference victory. Zach Vaia had a big second half and finished with 25 points and 5 rebounds. Ryan Cicenas had 17 points and Andrew Veon added 13.
The Sophomores avenged their only conference loss and beat Glenbard South 56-37. The Bulldogs shot 58% from the floor and held the Raiders to 28% shooting. Jack Stivers led the Dogs in scoring with 20 points. Dylan Meehan had a terrific game with 15 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals and 3 blocks. Daniel Sessler scored 11 points to go along with 5 rebounds and 4 assists. Jordan Chapp contributed 8 points and 5 assists.
Bulldogs Get 8th Straight Conference Win on Senior Night! Sophs Beat Fenton The Bulldogs (16-9, 8-1) picked up their 5th straight win 58-45 against the Fenton Bison on Tuesday night. After a slow start to the game, the Bulldogs used a strong 2nd & 3rd quarter to pull away and led by as many as 28. Three Bulldogs scored in double figures led by Ryan Cicenas with 13 points. Andrew Veon added 12 points, with Jason Bagaenis putting up 11. Seniors Jake Vaia and AJ Meindl also contributed valuable minutes. Vaia scored 8 points while Meindl played tough defense and grabbed 4 rebounds.
The Sophomores easily beat Fenton 44-24. Ryan Gaynor led the team with 11 points. Jack Stivers scored 10 and Liam Corbisiero added 9.
Varsity Bulldogs Beat Fenwick! Sophs win 11th Straight! The Bulldogs (15-9, 7-1) used a balanced scoring attack and tough defense to upset Fenwick 67-65. The Dogs led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but Fenwick fought back to tie the game with 28 seconds remaining. Zach Vaia had the final bucket, hitting a fade away jumper with 2 seconds left to give the Bulldogs the final edge. Four Bulldogs scored in double figures led by Ryan Cicenas with 16 points. Zach Vaia went 4-9 from 3pt and ended up with 14 points and 9 assists. Patrick Hanley, 12 points, added 4 threes of his own and Jason Bageanis contributed 13 points.
The sophomores won their 11th straight game by beating Fenwick 43-37. Ryan Gaynor led the team with 18 points. Dan Sessler and Dylan Meehan each had 8 points. Jack Stivers led the team with 6 rebounds.
Varsity Bulldogs Get Conference Win Against Illiana Christian. Sophs Stifle Illiana. The Bulldogs (14-9, 7-1) get an important win 71-50 against Illiana Christian to maintain their lead in the conference. Zach Vaia led the Bulldogs with 24 points 6 rebounds and got to the line to go 10-12 from FT. Ryan Cicenas added 17 points and grabbed 5 rebounds. Andrew Veon was also in double figures with 12 points and pulling down 5 rebounds.
The Sophomores played another great defensive game and beat Illiana Christian 47-28. Jack Stivers scored 13 to lead the team. Luke Gentile scored 8 points to go along with 8 assists. Ryan Gaynor, Jordan Chapp, and Dylan Meehan each added 6 points.
Varsity Bulldogs Sink ICCP at Buzzer! Sophs Defense Stifles IC Prep. Zach Vaia drained a 30 footer at the buzzer to put away the Knight 47-44 in a huge conference battle at ICCP. The Bulldog (13-9, 6-1) offense struggled to find their rhythm most of the game, but all they needed was 3 seconds in their final possession to get off the shot that mattered most. Andrew Veon inbounded the ball to Jason Bageanis who found Vaia cutting back towards the ball. Vaia was able to step into a highly contested shot that banked in as the horn sounded. Jason Bageanis led the Bulldogs with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Zach Vaia ended up with 10 points and 7 assists.
The sophomore were down 17-8 at the end of the first quarter. The Dogs defense then completely shut down IC Prep by allowing only 10 points the rest of the game to contribute to a 41-27 win. Jack Stivers led the team with 16 points and 4 steals. Jamir Truman scored a career high of 15 points to go along with 5 rebounds.
Hot Shooting Propels Varsity against Chicago Christian! Sophs Cruise by Chicago Christian. Four Bulldogs scored in double figures as RB (12-9, 5-1) gets a big road win 81-57 against Chicago Christian. The Bulldogs had the offense rolling as they hit 14 threes (14-27, 51%) and assisted on 26 of 32 total field goals. Andrew Veon led the way with 16 points and 6 rebounds along with a thunderous dunk in the 3rd quarter. Zach Vaia had 15 points and 13 assists. Ryan Cicenas and Patrick Hanley were also in double figures with 13 and 12 respectively. The Bulldogs get back into conference play on Friday 01/26 at ICCP.
The Sophomore team played suffocating defense and easily beat Chicago Christian 53-17. Jack Stivers led the Dogs with 16 points and 9 rebounds. Ryan Gaynor scored 9 points, Daniel Sessler scored 7 and had 4 boards, and Dylan Meehan scored 5 and pulled down 6 boards. Luke Gentile led the team with 6 assists.
Sophs Beat St. Joes!! The sophmores overcame a very slow start, but their defense kept them in the game, and they beat St. Joes 33-29. Ryan Gaynor led the team with 9 points. Jack Stivers had a nice all-around game with 6 points, 5 rebounds, and 4 steals.
Varsity Drops Final Game of MLK Tournament to St. Viator The Bulldogs (11-9, 5-1) lost to St. Viator 73-60 in their last game of the Loyola MLK Tournament. Trailing by as much 13 in the first half, the Bulldogs came out strong in the 2nd half to cut the lead to 2, but were unable to get the stops needed to close out the game. Ryan Cicenas led the Bulldogs with 17 points. Reggie Loury contributed 11.
Varsity Win Streak Halted at 6 with Loss to DePaul DePaul Academy's 11-0 opening run proved to be the difference in the final game of pool play in the Loyola MLK Tournament as the Bulldogs lose 47-36 to the Rams. The Dogs showed great resolve as they fought back to play a strong second half outscoring the Rams 23-20 in the half. Ryan Cicenas led Bulldogs with 14 points. The Bulldogs finished 2nd in their pool and will play St. Viator on Monday in the final game of the Loyola MLK Tournament.
Varsity Gets 6th Straight Win! Sophs Cruise Past St. Eds! The Bulldogs (11-7, 5-1) overcome a sluggish 1st half to beat Elgin St. Ed's 60-44. Trailing at the half, the Bulldogs outscored St. Ed's 36-18 in the second half to win their 6th straight game. Zach Vaia led the Dogs with 15 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists. Ryan Cicenas chipped in with 10 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists.
The sophomores jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back in a 52-30 win over St. Eds. Dylan Meehan led the Dogs with 18 points. Jack Stivers scored 11 and Joey Mieczkowski scored 9. Jonathan Rehder-Swallow led the team with 9 rebounds and Luke Gentile had 6 assists. Sophs Beat Brother Rice! Thesophomores beat Brother Rice 50-32. After a close first quarter the Dogs outscored the Crusaders 20-1 in the second quarter. Jack Stivers led the Dogs with 18 points. Dylan Meehan scored 10 points and Dan Sessler added 7. Luke Gentile scored 6 points and pulled down 8 rebounds, and Jordan Chapp led the team with 5 assists. Varsity Makes It 5 In A Row With Win Over St. Francis! The Bulldogs (10-7, 5-1) beat St. Francis 69-66 to win their second game of pool play in the Loyola MLK Tournament. With the flu keeping leading scorer Ryan Cicenas out for the night, Zach Vaia stepped up his offensive game to drop 31 points while adding 7 rebounds and 4 assists. He was a perfect 12-12 from the free throw line including some clutch free throws in the fourth quarter. Patrick Hanley (12 points) and Reggie Loury (11) also contributed to the scoring. AJ Meindl gave the Bulldogs a spark off the bench with two quick buckets in the 1st quarter that helped get the offense going. Bulldogs are back in action again this Friday with a conference cross-over game against St. Ed's here at RB.
Varsity Gets 4th Straight with Win Over Lindblom The Bulldogs (9-7, 5-1) toughed out a 52-46 win over Linblom in their first match up for the Loyola MLK Tournament. Ryan Cicenas got the Bulldogs out to a hot start hitting five 3s in the first half and finishing with 21 total points and 6 rebounds. Andrew Veon added 10 points of his own while Jason Bageanis led the Dogs with 9 rebounds. The Bulldogs are now 8-2 in their last 10 games. They continue pool play in the Loyola MLK Tournament at RB Monday against St. Francis of Wheaton.
Varsity Now Sit Atop Conference Alone with Win Over Wheaton Academy!! Sophs Beat WA to tie for First Place. The Bulldogs (8-7, 5-1) shot lights out against Wheaton Academy to grab hold of the division lead in the conference with a 77-61 win on Friday night. The offense was clicking on all cylinders hitting 14 of 29 3pta (48%) and assisting on 24 of 28 total buckets. Four Bulldogs scored in double figures led by Zach Vaia who put up a stat line of 17 points (5/8 3pt), 11 assists & 5 rebounds. Reggie Loury contributed 15 points off the bench while Ryan Cicenas (12pts) and Patrick Hanley (16pts) each hit four 3's of their own.
The Sophomores overcame a couple of scoring droughts to beat Wheaton Acad. 51-44. Dan Sessler lead a very balanced scoring attack with 11 points. Dylan Meehan had 8 points and 4 rebounds. Ryan Gaynor scored 8 and Jordan Chapp added 7. Luke Gentile contributed 8 assists.
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