Scenes from Roundball Classic Game 2: Coolidge vs Heritage

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Coolidge (in blue) and Heritage (in red) both race across the court in pursuit of the ball. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)

Final score: 25–8, Coolidge

by Melanie Jongsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 6, 2020) – Game 2 began at 7:00pm, and parents and grandparents of Heritage and Coolidge fifth-graders found seats in the bleachers of the Memorial Junior High gym. Heritage Middle School is located at 19250 Burnham Avenue, and Coolidge Elementary School is located at 17845 Henry Street.

Travel Williams and the Heritage team expressed both nervousness and confidence before the start of Game 2. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Sam Carter (right) leaves the ground to make a shot early in the first quarter, and Nathan Weathers (32) is unable to stop him. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Coolidge (in blue) and Heritage (in red) both race across the court in pursuit of the ball. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Treivous Hardiman (11), Markell Morris (24), and Samir Billingslea (10) stay focused from the sidelines. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Following his Game 1 workout, Maurice King (14) stops at the concession stand with his brother Damarion. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
From left: Cathy Stone, Debbie Vliek, Mary Mahoney, and Judy Meyer are part of the Alpha Delta Kappa sorority, which volunteers in the concession stand for opening night of the Roundball Classic. They are pretty sure they have been the Thursday night concessionaires for the entire 11 years of the tournament. (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Treivous Hardiman (11) tries to get the ball past Nico Winston (51) and Chance Williams (43), and into the hands of Andrew Gates (23). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Jordan Davis (50) dribbles past Chance Williams (43). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Sam Clark’s mom shows her school spirit and her maternal pride. (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
  • G11 7:00 CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

All games are held at Memorial Junior High School (2721 Ridge Road).

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