Boys’ basketball confronts OPRF

Junior Daniko Jackson had 6 points and 8 assists against Ignatius.

Cameron Shaw and Steven Baer

Bulldogs basketball is in the midst of one its greatest seasons in school history. Although the Bulldogs ended their schedule on a sour note with a 76-67 loss to St. Charles East, they still amassed an incredible regular season record of 24-3. Their excellent regular season play earned them a conference championship along with a number one seed in their sectional.

In their first round of the playoffs they dismantled a weak Lindblom team, 77-40, to advance to the Regional championship game. However a tough task lies ahead for the Bulldogs. They’ll be going up against their local rivals, the Huskies of OPRF.

This won’t be the Dogs’ first run at OPRF this season. Way back in November RB beat the Huskies 62-57, in the championship of the Bill VandeMerkt Thanksgiving Classic. Although OPRF (16-9) has had somewhat of a down year compared to seasons past, they’ve been hot as of late, winning seven straight games.

If RB is to win this game it will be their seventh ever Regional title. But more importantly, it will keep the Bulldogs’ chance at their first ever Sectional championship alive. A win will put them two wins away from that ever so elusive Sectional title. First things first. Beat OPRF