Wednesday, August 30, 2017

McArthur, Elgin Larkin, Chicago Whitney Young clashes headline this year's 205 Tip-Off Classic

Monday, Nov. 20 at Auburn

6 p.m.

Chicago St. Rita vs. Freeport

7:30 p.m.

Rockford Auburn vs. Hollywood McArthur

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21 at East

6 p.m.

Hollywood McArthur vs. Elgin Larkin

7:30 p.m.

Rockford East vs. Chicago Whitney Young

 

Tuesday, Nov. 21 at Guilford

6 p.m.

Belvidere vs. Milwaukee Bay View

7:30 p.m.

Rockford Guilford vs. Chicago St. Rita

 

Wednesday, Nov. 22 at East

10 a.m.

Hollywood McArthur vs. Chicago Whitney Young

11:30 a.m.

Milwaukee Bay View vs. Rockford East

1 p.m.

Freeport vs. Janesville Parker

2:30 p.m.

Rockford East vs. Hollywood McArthur

 

Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Jefferson

5:30 p.m.

Chicago St. Rita vs. Belvidere

7 p.m.

Chicago Whitney Young vs. Rockford Jefferson

 

Friday, Nov. 24 at Guilford

10 a.m.

Janesville Parker vs. Rockford Guilford

11:30 a.m.

Belvidere vs. Chicago Perspectives

1 p.m.

Chicago Whitney Young vs. Elgin Larkin

2:30 p.m.

Rockford Guilford vs. Chicago Hyde Park

 

Friday, Nov. 24 at East

4 p.m.

Madison LaFollette vs. Belvidere

5:30 p.m.

Elgin Larkin vs. Rockford East

 

Friday, Nov. 24 at Auburn

6 p.m.

Chicago Perspectives vs. Rockford Jefferson

7:30 p.m.

Rockford Auburn vs. Chicago St. Rita

 

Saturday, Nov. 25 at Jefferson

10 a.m.

Chicago St. Rita vs. Rockford Jefferson

11:30 a.m.

Chicago Perspectives vs. Freeport

1 p.m.

Rockford Jefferson vs. Elgin Larkin

 

Saturday, Nov. 25 at Auburn

1 p.m.

Chicago Hyde Park vs. Rockford Auburn

2:30 p.m.

Rockford Guilford vs. Chicago Perspectives

4 p.m.

Freeport vs. Madison LaFollette

5:30 p.m.

Rockford Auburn vs. Chicago Whitney Young

 

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tip-Off Wrap Up: Thanks and thoughts for 2017

The RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic has a growing national profile just three years after the Thanksgiving basketball tournament started. Fifteen teams participated this year, including Indianapolis Pike - which has been with us since the start - and Hollywood, Fla., McArthur, which was playing in the tournament for the first time. This year also was the first year that all of our high schools hosted games, making it a true all-district event.

For a basketball tournament so early in the season to be successful is unusual. In fact, a 30-year local tournament ended in 2015. At the time, a coach was quoted in the Rockford Register Star predicting it would get harder and harder for Thanksgiving tournaments to draw good teams from outside the area. Instead, the Tip-Off Classic’s profile is increasing. Not only do teams like Pike and Proviso West want to return, we received interest recently from Toronto, Canada.

The challenge for subsequent years is to build our sponsorships. We are grateful for the support of Associated Bank and in-kind contributions such as free IceHogs tickets for the McArthur team and free practice time at the UW Sports Factory. However, we would like to expand that support.

The Classic was a win in another way: It was a showcase for our facilities work, especially the new fieldhouses and strength training rooms. There were gasps and expressions of awe, for example, from the McArthur team and staff as they entered the East fieldhouse. “Your facilities rival many on the college level and really tie the whole package together,” Dennis Dillon, McArthur athletic director, wrote in an email.


-- Mat Parker, Rockford School District Athletic Director

Sunday, November 27, 2016

All-time scoring records

Top individual scoring performances

Player

School

Points

Opponent

Date

Jalen Shaw

Elgin Larkin

31

Rockford Guilford

11-26-2016

Dulan Scott

Chicago Farragut

28

Rockford Auburn

11-23-2015

A.J. Hunter

Elgin Larkin

28

Janesville Parker

11-28-2015

Keyvon Kyles

Elgin Larkin

28

Janesville Parker

11-28-2015

Caleb Sellers

Freeport

28

Chicago Dunbar

11-28-2015

Nick Phillips

Rockford Guilford

26

Hollywood McArthur

11-23-2016

Trayvon Tyler

Rockford Auburn

26

Elgin Larkin

11-25-2015

Trayvon Ross

Chicago Dunbar

26

Belvidere

11-27-2015

Alex Moore

Rockford East

26

Chicago Dunbar

11-27-2015

Terry Ford

Rockford Auburn

25

Madison West

11-26-2016

Christian Negron

Elgin Larkin

25

Freeport

11-23-2015

Tajuan Agee

Chicago Hyde Park

25

Rockford East

11-27-2015

 

Top team scoring performances

School

Points

Opponent

Date

Indianapolis Pike

98

Rockford East

11-28-2014

Rockford Auburn

96

Proviso West

11-25-2014

Elgin Larkin

89

Chicago Julian

11-29-2014

Rockford Auburn

87

Chicago Julian

11-28-2014

Rockford East

83

Chicago Dunbar

11-27-2015

Freeport

83

Chicago Dunbar

11-28-2015

Rockford Auburn

82

Elgin Larkin

11-29-2014

Hollywood McArthur

80

Elgin Larkin

11-22-2016

 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

2016 Tip-Off Classic all-tournament team

First team
Jalen Shaw, Elgin Larkin
Terry Ford, Rockford Auburn
Isiah James, Indianapolis Pike
Robert Hill, Proviso West
Ralph Bissainthe, Hollywood McArthur

Second team
Julian Patton, Madison LaFollette
Breontae Hunt, Milwaukee Bay View
Anthony Lynch, Elgin Larkin
Chris Burnell, Rockford East
Tenoah Tatum, Rockford Auburn

Tip-Off tournament stars

Scoring Leaders

Player

School

G

Points

Avg.

Jalen Shaw

Elgin Larkin

5

103

20.6

Julian Patton

Madison LaFollette

2

41

20.5

Breontae Hunt

Milwaukee Bay View

2

39

19.5

Terry Ford

Rockford Auburn

4

74

18.5

Chris Burnell

Rockford East

4

73

18.3

Robert Hill

Proviso West

5

79

15.8

Anthony Lynch

Elgin Larkin

5

79

15.8

Ralph Bissainthe

Hollywood McArthur

4

63

15.8

Terrell Carey

Madison West

2

30

15.0

Quillen Dixon

Rockford Jefferson

4

60

15.0

Nick Phillips

Rockford Guilford

4

59

14.8

Scott Gowan

Rockford East

3

42

14.0

Charles Burnell

Rockford East

3

41

13.7

Simeon Parker

Madison West

2

27

13.5

Kashmir Ivy

Elgin Larkin

5

67

13.4

Kheron Millwood

Hollywood McArthur

4

53

13.3

Jamari Belvin

Hollywood McArthur

4

53

13.3

Isiah James

Indianapolis Pike

2

25

12.5

Austin Revolinski

Belvidere

4

48

12.0

My’Quion Garrett

Rockford Jefferson

4

47

11.8

Justin Robinson

Rockford Auburn

4

47

11.8

Kishawn Shanklin

Madison West

2

23

11.5

Alishawuan Taylor

Rockford Jefferson

4

46

11.5

Andrew Anderson

Chicago Hyde Park

2

23

11.5

Nate Seward

Madison LaFollette

2

22

11.0

Alex Berg

Madison LaFollette

2

22

11.0

Travis Ivy

Chicago Hyde Park

2

22

11.0

Tareq Hiteman

Freeport

4

46

10.5

Myterrion Carter

Freeport

4

42

10.5

Tenoah Tatum

Rockford Auburn

4

46

10.5

Dontonio Ward

Proviso West

5

52

10.4

Zeke Vandenburgh

Freeport

4

41

10.3

Pierre Black

Elgin Larkin

4

41

10.3

Justin Williams

Indianapolis Pike

2

20

10.0