Friday, September 23, 2016

205 Tip-Off Classic all-time records

Auburn, Elgin Larkin, East, Belvidere and Indianapolis Pike will be making their third straight appearances in the 205 Tip-Off Classic in November. The 2015 champion, Chicago Hyde Park, will be back to defend its title. Janesville Parker, Rockford Guilford, Freeport and Madison LaFollette also are making return engagements. Proviso West is back after sitting out last year's classic.

Here are the all-time records so far - yes, it's only two years, still, a good tournament keeps these kind of records.

205 Tip-Off Classic all-time records
School
Years
W
L
Pts
Ag.
Championships
Rockford Auburn
2
7
1
662
459
2014
Elgin Larkin
2
5
3
542
493

Chicago Hyde Park
1
4
0
270
205
2015
Belvidere
2
4
4
395
424

Indianapolis Pike
2
3
1
304
237

Chicago Farragut
1
3
1
225
181

Rockford East
2
3
5
489
550

South Elgin
1
2
2
199
188

Proviso West
1
2
2
226
250

Madison LaFollette
1
1
1
109
104

Janesville Parker
1
1
1
119
121

Chicago Dunbar
1
1
3
180
185

Freeport
1
1
3
235
267

Milwaukee Vincent
1
0
2
106
130

Rockford Guilford
1
0
4
147
245

Chicago Julian
1
0
4
198
300


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Never too early to think about hoops - 2016 Tip-Off Classic schedule

We're less than two months from the beginning of boys basketball season. In Rockford, the year starts with top flight talent playing at the Rockford Public Schools.

For the first time, all four high schools will be hosting games with Jefferson joining the mix. The tournament will again feature teams from Wisconsin, Indiana and Chicago, along with an entry outside the Midwest, Hollywood (Florida) McArthur High School.
Monday, Nov. 21, at Jefferson
6 p.m.
Belvidere vs. Freeport
7:30 p.m.
Hollywood (Fla.) McArthur vs. Rockford Jefferson
Tuesday, Nov. 22, at East
6 p.m.
Elgin Larkin vs. McArthur
7:30 p.m.
Milwaukee Bay View vs. Rockford East
Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Auburn
10 a.m.
Jefferson vs. Proviso West
11:45 a.m.
McArthur vs. Rockford Auburn
1:30 p.m.
Bay View vs. Freeport
3:15 p.m.
Janesville (Wis.) Parker vs. Belvidere
Wednesday, Nov. 23, at Guilford
6 p.m.
Elgin Larkin vs. Rockford Jefferson
7:30 p.m.
McArthur vs. Rockford Guilford
Friday, Nov. 25, at East
10 a.m.
Proviso West vs. Rockford East
11:30 a.m.
Rockford Guilford vs. Janesville Parker
4 p.m.
Madison LaFollette vs. Rockford East
Friday, Nov. 25, at Auburn
10 a.m.
Elgin Larkin vs. Rockford Auburn
5:30 p.m.
Proviso West vs. Freeport
7 p.m.
Indianapolis Pike vs. Rockford Auburn
Saturday, Nov. 26, at Jefferson
10 a.m.
Proviso West vs. Belvidere
11:30 a.m.
Chicago Hyde Park vs. Rockford Jefferson
Saturday, Nov. 26, at Guilford
6 p.m.
Elgin Larkin vs. Rockford Guilford
7:30 p.m.
Madison LaFollette vs. Freeport
Saturday, Nov. 26, at East
1:30 p.m.
Madison West vs. Indianapolis Pike
3:15 p.m.
Elgin Larkin vs. Rockford East
Saturday, Nov. 26, at Auburn
4:30 p.m.
Rockford Guilford vs. Proviso West
6 p.m.
Chicago Hyde Park vs. Belvidere
7:30 p.m.
Madison West vs. Rockford Auburn

Saturday, November 28, 2015

All-Tournament teams

First team

Trayvon Tyler, Rockford Auburn, senior, guard.
Tajuan Agee, Chicago Hyde Park, senior, forward.
Justin Thomas, Indianapolis Pike, senior, guard.
Dulan Scott, Chicago Farragut, senior, guard.
Christian Negron, Elgin Larkin, junior, forward.

Second team

Carlos Campos, Janesville Parker, senior, guard.
Ashton Miller, Madison La Follette, senior, guard.
Caleb Sellers, Freeport, junior, guard.
Trayvon Ross, Chicago Dunbar, sophomore, guard.
Chris Burnell, Rockford East, freshman, guard.

205 Tip-Off Classic leading scorers



Auburn takes second in Tip-Off Classic by blasting La Follette

ROCKFORD -- Auburn jumped on Madison La Follette early and didn't let up, capturing second place in the 205 Tip-Off Classic with a 72-39 win.

The Knights, which won the inaugeral tournament last year, finished 3-1. La Follette was 1-1 in its two games.

Trayvon Tyler and Daevion Dixon combined for 19 points in the first half as the Knights sprinted to a 39-16 lead. Dixon finished with 15 and Tyler 12. Sophomore Yahmir Muhammad also had 12 for Auburn.

Senior guard Ashton Miller had 18 for La Follette, which plays in the Big Eight conference in Wisconsin against schools from Madison, Middleton, Janesville and Beloit. Sophomore Anthony West added 13.

Rockford Auburn 72, Madison La Follette 39
La Follette  6   10  15   8  -- 39
Auburn      16  23  16  17 -- 72
La Follette -- West 5 2-5 13; Miller 8 0-0 18; Soba 1 2-2 4; Jordan 1 0-0 2; Dunn 1 0-0 2. Totals 16 4-7 39.
Auburn -- Tyler 3 4-10 12; Dixon 4 6-8 15; Richardson 3 0-0 6; Davis 4 1-4 9; Muhammad 4 2-2 12; Ford 4 0-0 10; Parchman 1 1-2 3; Sturlin 1 0-0 3; Wilson 1 0-0 2. Totals 25 14-26 72.

Freeport picks up first win by beating Dunbar

ROCKFORD -- Freeport finished the 205 Tip-Off Classic on a hot streak, knocking down 13 three-point shots to beat Chicago Dunbar, 83-65.

Both Freeport and Dunbar finished the tournament 1-3.

Caleb Sellers made five three-pointers on his way to a tournament-high 28 points. Bailey Frank and Grant Holman added three three-pointers each and 13 points for Freeport, which outscored Dunbar 20-8 in the first quarter and were never threatened after.

Patrick Bishop led Dunbar with 24 points and Trayvon Ross added 12.

Freeport 83, Chicago Dunbar 65
Dunbar  8  10  27  21 -- 65
Freeport  20  19  25  17 -- 83
Dunbar -- Robinson 0 1-4 1; Wright 2 0-0 5; Stevens 2 1-2 6; Ross 4 4-4 12; Bishop 11 1-4 24; Scurlock 1 0-0 2; Lamb 5 0-0 10; Peak 1 2-4 4. Totals 26 9-18 65.
Freeport -- Vandenburgh 3 0-0 7; Offard 0 3-8 3; Hiteman 2 0-0 4; Jackson 1 0-0 3; Hayward 0 1-2 1; Sellers 10 3-4 28; Holman 4 2-2 13; Stacy 1 0-0 2; Frank 3 4-4 13; Buckwalter 2 5-5 9. Totals 26 13-25 83.
3-pt FG, Dunbar 3 (Wright, Stevens, Bishop), Freeport 13 (Sellers 5, Holman 3, Frank 3, Vandenburgh, Jackson).

Farragut rallies to beat East


ROCKFORD -- Chicago Farragut outscored East 21-9 in the fourth quarter Saturday to score a 53-47 victory on the E-Rabs' court.

The victory gives the Admiral's a final 205 Tip-Off Classic record of 3-1. East finished 1-3.

East built a 22-8 lead halfway through the second quarter but Farragut rallied to cut the margin to 25-21 at halftime. East held a 38-32 lead after three quarters.

Dulan Scott led the Admirals with 22 points. Kevian Evans, with 10 points, was the only E-Rab in double figures.

Chicago Farragut 53, Rockford East 47
Farragut   6  15  11  21 -- 53
East         14  11  13   9 -- 47
Farragut -- Robinson 5 2-3 16, Jones 0 1-2 1, Hayslett 3 1-2 10, Scott 7 6-11 22, Strong 1 0-1 2, Dent 1 0-0 2, Totals 17 10-19 53.
East -- Moore 1 6-10 8, Charles Burnell 4 0-0 9, Evans 4 0-0 10, Robinson 3 0-0 8, Gowan 3 0-2 8, Chris Burnell 2 0-1 4, Totals 17 6-13 47.
3pt FG -- Farragut 9 (Robinson 4, Hayslett 3, Scott 2), East 7 (Evans 2, Robinson 2, Gowan 2, Charles Burnell).