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Scenes from Roundball Classic Game 3: Oak Glen vs Lansing Christian

Final score: 16–11, Lansing Christian

Story and photos by Josh Bootsma

LANSING, Ill. (February 7, 2020) – The third game of the Roundball Classic and the first game of Friday’s action at Memorial Junior High School tipped off at 6:00pm Friday, when parents, grandparents, and others gathered in the gym to watch Oak Glen Elementary school take on Lansing Christian Elementary School. Oak Glen is located at 2101 182nd Street and Lansing Christian is located at 3660 Randolph Street.

Deontre Simmons races to the basket on a fast break while Bryson Wells tries to catch him.
Ian Hadley asks for a pass from Elias Johnson in the backcourt.
Brandon Dixon hoists a long range floater.
Gavin Bell attempts to shake off defenders Casey Gordon (20) and Amareye Bonds.
Casey Gordon (20) scrambles for the ball while Elias Johnson (right), Brayden Bultema (middle), and Bryson Wells swarm around him.
Brayden Bultema launches from mid range as the crowd looks on.
Casey Gordon (20) and Darryl Weekly (44) try to prevent Elijah Michel (23) from inbounding the ball, while Brandon Dixon (42) covers Brayden Bultema (22). (Photo: Melanie Jongsma)
Bryson Wells fires from deep while Robert Ortega (4) races to defend and Elijah Michel (23) prepares to grab the rebound.
Official Mike Clay, whose son played in the Roundball Classic years ago, teaches an in-bounding rule to William Davis (34). Clay has officiated basketball, football, and baseball games–some at a professional level.
Mayor Eidam presents the MVPs of the game–Deontre Simmons (left) and Gavin Bell (right)–to the crowd.

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

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

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

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Josh Bootsma
Josh Bootsma
Josh is Managing Editor at The Lansing Journal and believes in the power and purpose of community news. He covers any local topics—from village government to theatre, from business openings to migratory birds.