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Scenes from Roundball Classic Game 1: Reavis vs Lansing Christian

Final score: 31–7, Reavis

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2020) – Announcer Ken Reynolds introduced the opening night of the Roundball Classic by naming the outcome that makes this tournament unique. “Lansing Roundball—” he told the crowd, “the tournament that over the last 10 years has raised over $50,000 for Lansing charities.”

Five schools are competing in this year’s tournament and fundraiser—Coolidge, Lansing Christian, Oak Glen, Reavis, and Heritage will compete in the following schedule. Game 1 of the 11-game series pitted Reavis Elementary (17121 Roy Street) against Lansing Christian (3660 Randolph Street). All games are held at Memorial Junior High School (2721 Ridge Road).

Mayor Patty Eidam launched the series by tossing the opening jump ball for Elijah Michel (23) of Lansing Christian and Van Mansker (34) of Reavis. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Reavis out-mans Lansing Christian as Van Mansker (34), Maurice King (14), Israel Gallon (54), and Michah Miles (24) keep the ball from Bryson Wells (50) and Brayden Bultema (22). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Elias Johnson (right) grabs the ball out from under Maurice King’s feet. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Israel Gallon (54) tries to inbound the ball past Elijah Michel (23). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Michah Miles (24) takes the first of two free throws. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Reavis’s Jairo Saenz (2) works to keep the ball from Lansing’s Gavin Bell (13). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Bryson Wells (50), Elijah Michel (23), Aiden Musgrove (43), William Boyd (52), and Maurice King (14) wait for the rebound. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Ian Hadley (4) races to join Brayden Bultema (22) as Evan Krueger (20), Shane Cade (13), William Boyd (52), and Van Mansker (34) head toward the basket. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

The tournament continues Friday and Saturday, and the championship game and award ceremony will take place on Monday, February 10.

Friday, February 7

  • G3 6:00 Oak Glen v. Lansing Christian
  • G4 7:00 Reavis v. Heritage
  • G5 8:00 Coolidge v. Oak Glen

Saturday, February 8

  • G6 11:00 Heritage v. Lansing Christian
  • G7 12:00 Reavis v. Oak Glen
  • G8 1:00 Lansing Christian v. Coolidge
  • G9 2:00 Heritage v. Oak Glen
  • G10 3:00 Coolidge v. Reavis

Monday, February 10

  • 6:30 Award ceremony for all participants

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Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma
Melanie Jongsma grew up in Lansing, Illinois, and believes The Lansing Journal has an important role to play in building community through trustworthy information.