Guilford shows it’s a contender with strong Showcase play


ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings went 5-1 in the Chicagoland Summer Showcase II, serving notice that they will be in the mix for their first NIC-10 basketball title since the 1999-2000 season.

The Vikings knocked off Chicago Prosser, Verona (Wisconsin), Chicago Hansberry College Prep, Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) West and Rockford Christian before finally falling to Zion-Benton, 53-49, Sunday.

The Vikings went 7-3 over the two weekends, the best winning percentage for a Rockford Public Schools 205 team.

East was 3-2 in Showcase II and 5-4 overall. The E-Rabs’ most impressive wins were over Taylorville, 59-54, and Rock Island, 67-66.

Jefferson was 2-3 this weekend and 4-5 over the two weeks. The J-Hawks scored impressive wins over Oak Forest and St. Charles East.

Auburn finished the two weeks at 3-6 after going 0-4 in Showcase II. The final record is deceiving, though. Auburn was entered into Super Pools for both showcases and it lost to the state champions of Ohio and Missouri as well as the second-place team in Nebraska.

When you factor in that the East Summer League wrapped up this week, players and coaches head into July 4th week deserving of a break. Here are the results of all RPS 205 games over the past 10 days.

ROCKFORD AUBURN (6-7)
Friday, June 21: Bellevue (Nebraska) West 52, Auburn 44
Saturday, June 22: Auburn 57, Evansville (Indiana) Bosse 53
Saturday, June 22: Auburn 59, Belleville Althoff Catholic 44
Sunday, June 23: Auburn 45, Omaha (Nebraska) Westside 36
Sunday, June 23: Moeller (Ohio) 60, Auburn 39
Monday, June 24: Auburn 58, Byron 44
Monday, June 24: Rockford Lutheran 48, Auburn 36
Tuesday, June 25: Auburn 49, Janesville (Wisconsin) Parker 44
Tuesday, June 25: Auburn 39, Machesney Park Harlem 25
Friday, June 28: St. Louis (Missouri) Vashon 72, Auburn 48
Saturday, June 29: Neenah (Wisconsin) 63, Auburn 43
Saturday, June 29: Omaha (Nebraska) Central 57, Auburn 49
Sunday, June 30: Milwaukee Academy of Science 71, Auburn 51

ROCKFORD EAST (8-5)
Friday, June 21: East 53, Hamilton (Ohio) 50
Saturday, June 22: Omaha (Nebraska) Benson 69, East 66
Saturday, June 22: East 75, Dixon 35
Sunday, June 23: Madison (Wisconsin) La Follette 60, East 46
Monday, June 24: Janesville (Wisconsin) Parker 66, East 61
Monday, June 24: East 78, South Beloit 37
Tuesday, June 25: East 85, Byron 41
Tuesday, June 25: East 58, Freeport 50
Friday, June 28: Lincoln (Nebraska) NE North Star 54, East 52
Saturday, June 29: East 59, Taylorville 54
Saturday, June 29: East 60, Romeoville 39
Sunday, June 30: East 67, Rock Island 66
Sunday, June 30: Aurora Waubonsie Valley 61, East 47

ROCKFORD GUILFORD (7-3)
Friday, June 21: Aurora Waubonsie Valley 58, Guilford 46
Saturday, June 22: Guilford 56, Chicago Schurz 39
Saturday, June 22: Guilford 57, Machesney Park Harlem 44
Sunday, June 23: Huntley 60, Guilford 51
Friday, June 28: Guilford 56, Chicago Prosser 45
Saturday, June 29: Guilford 53, Verona (Wisconsin) 32
Saturday, June 29: Guilford 55, Chicago Hansberry 21
Sunday, June 30: Guilford 54, Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) West 47
Sunday, June 30: Guilford 48, Rockford Christian 39
Sunday, June 30: Zion-Benton 53, Guilford 49

ROCKFORD JEFFERSON (7-6)
Friday, June 21: Jefferson 51, Galesburg 38
Saturday, June 22: Madison (Wisconsin) La Follette 59, Jefferson 53
Saturday, June 22: Bellevue (Nebraska) West 61, Jefferson 39
Sunday, June 23: Jefferson 66, Omaha (Nebraska) Benson 64
Monday, June 24: Jefferson 57, South Beloit 26
Monday, June 24: Jefferson 75, Janesville (Wisconsin) Parker 52
Tuesday, June 25: Jefferson 49, Rockford Lutheran 39
Tuesday, June 25: Rockton Hononegah 62, Jefferson 57
Friday, June 28: Rock Island 59, Jefferson 57
Saturday, June 29: Oswego East 57, Jefferson 44
Saturday, June 29: Jefferson 66, Oak Forest 59
Saturday, June 29: Jefferson 59, St. Charles East 58
Sunday, June 30: Belleville Althoff Catholic 45, Jefferson 36


Posted on 06.30.19