Sunday, January 13, 2013
Foye Oluoken saves best for last as unbeaten Bombers edge MICDS 40-38.
Just kinda seems like John Burroughs basketball has a team divided into types of athletes. There are the slimmer, taller ones who mainly play roundball. Then, there are the more muscular, “band of brotherhood” from the once-beaten football team who can carry much of the load, just like they did with MICDS Rams gridiron defenders on their backs last fall. The football refugees, Zeke Elliott, Foye Oluokun, Trevor Bain and newcomer Nathan VanSlyke combined for 32 of the Bombers total points, en-route to a thrilling 40-38 win over their rivals and nemesis on “Pink Out Night” in the MICDS gym. Events at this night annually raise funds for the American Cancer Society. Elliott says its just a necessity to play every season on their sprawling …
Friday, January 11, 2013
Bombers' and Rams' boys and girls will begin the night with double-dip at McDonnell, while No. 7 Ladue hopes to play giant-killer against No. 2 CBC.
The first big night of the high school hoops season comes tonight, with a trio of big ballgames featuring some of the best teams from the Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette area. On a city-wide scale, most eyes will be trained on the championship game of the DC Wilcutt Tournament out at CBC High School in Town and Country, where the Ladue High boys will take on the No. 2-ranked CBC Cadets at 8 p.m. CBC was the area's preseason No. 1, with at least three top college prospects on their roster, including 6'7 swingman Jordan Barnett, 6'6 power forward Ray Doby, and 6'6 shooting guard Patrick McCaw. The Cadets lost their No. 1 ranking after falling in the championship game of the Meramec Tournament to Hazelwood Central back on December 30. Since then, …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Senior three-sport star was gone for a week, preparing for and playing in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl football game in San Antonio, but came back on Tuesday to lead JBS to a 64-54 win over Prin.
After spending what he termed a "life-changing" week in San Antonio for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl high school football all-star game, which was played last Saturday at the Alamodome and televised nationally by NBC, John Burroughs senior Ezekiel Elliott was just hoping not to look too rusty in his first basketball game back with the Bombers on Tuesday. Elliott, a football star for the Bombers, who will play collegiately at Ohio State University next year, flew back to St. Louis on Sunday, and only had time for one practice with the team before Tuesday's key Metro League conference game against rival Principia. Fortunately for the Bombers, Elliott was able to shake off any rust he might have had pretty quickly, thanks to a resounding …
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Foye Oluokun drops a triple-double, and Trevor Bain knocks down seven three-pointers in sensational JBS win over rival Lutheran North.
The entire John Burroughs community is abuzz over football star Ezekiel Elliott's trip to San Antonio this week for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl football game that will kickoff in front of a national audience at high noon today. Just about anyone with any type of tie to JBS is expected to attend one of the many "Zeke Elliott watch parties" on Saturday, so they can see first-hand how the Burroughs senior does in his first chance to play on a national stage. About the only negative part of Elliott being in San Antonio this weekend, is that meant he would have to miss the JBS home basketball game against rival Lutheran North, Friday night at historic Olin Gymnasium. That left the remaining Burroughs basketball players with a particularly …
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Foye Oluokun scores 25 points, and Jimmy Carney adds 20, as Bombers stay unbeaten with 75-49 win over Ritter.
CREVE COEUR -- The John Burroughs boys basketball team earned a trip to the 42nd Annual Chaminade Christmas Tournament championship game later today, thanks to a truly scintillating 75-49 win in the final game of pool play over Cardinal Ritter. The Bombers, who came into the event the overall No. 1 seed, won both games it played in Pool A and will now face the winner of Pool B, Pattonville High in the Chaminade tourney championship game on Saturday. Senior Foye Oluokun had a spectacular night for Burroughs, scoring a game-high 25 points and dishing out eight assists, as the Bombers jumped out early on Ritter and never looked back. Fellow senior Jimmy Carney also had a huge night with 20 points, and football star Ezekiel Elliott added 13 …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Bombers stay unbeaten by holding Red Devils to 19 points in final two quarters of 53-48 come-from-behind victory in first round of Chaminade Tournament.
CREVE COEUR -- For the first two quarters of Wednesday’s Chaminade Christmas Tournament opener between the host Red Devils and visiting John Burroughs, the visitors looked like maybe they’d eaten too much turkey and dressing during their holiday dinners the night before. The Bombers were slow on defense, late on close-outs, and flat ineffective as rebounders. But in the second half, the No. 10-ranked team among all area Small School clubs, looked like its old self again, as Burroughs turned its defense into high gear and held off the hard-charging Chaminade squad, for a hard-fought 53-48 victory. “We didn’t play well on defense at all during that first half,” Burroughs head coach Steve Wilcutt said. “They had 29 points in the first half, …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
An inside look at what went down this week in local high school basketball, along with a look at what's coming up next week.
As the Missouri high school basketball season passes the quarter pole, two things have become crystal clear. The John Burroughs boys team is really good. And so is the St. Joseph's Academy girls team. Those points have been driven home emphatically, as both teams have begun the new season with unblemished records. The JBS boys are 7-0, following a sensational 56-45 win over O'Fallon Christian at the Terrell Ramey/Midwest Showdown Shootout at Lindenwood University last Saturday. That victory capped an incredible week for the Bombers, who won all three games they played, adding in triumphs over Brentwood (65-31, back on December 10) and Clayton (60-59 on Decmeber 13). Senior guard Foye Oluokun has been stuffing the stat sheet all year for …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Senior Jimmy Carney led all scorers with 17 points, while teammates Foye Oluokun and Ezekiel Elliott added 14 points and 12 points in exciting victory at the Terrell Ramey/Midwest Showdown Shootout.
ST. CHARLES -- John Burroughs boys basketball coach Steve Wilcutt estimates that since the football season went so long, with the Bombers advancing all the way to the state championship game for the third straight year, that three weeks into the hoops season, his team has had eight practices and seven games. For most teams that ratio might be a death sentence, with so few practices to get ready for a three-month long season. But for Wilcutt and his Bombers, it's worked just fine, as Burroughs is now 7-0 on the season, thanks to another superb performance on Saturday at the Terrell Ramey/Midwest Showdown Shootout against O'Fallon Christian High. "We showed we can guard a little bit," Wilcutt said, following JBS' 56-43 win over Christian. "…
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Senior was a key member of the JBS football squad that made three straight trips to the state championship game, and is now leading the boys basketball team in scoring for the second straight year.
Until the final day of voting last Thursday, all five Patch MVP candidates were still in the running for our weekly top athlete award. But on that final day, the folks from John Burroughs just took over the ballot and made sure their candidate, football and basketball star Foye Oluokun, walked away with the award. Foye wound up getting 64 percent of the total votes cast, and became one of our biggest landslide Patch MVP winners ever. This week, we were able to catch up with Foye, and learned a whole lot of awesome things about one of Burroughs' top student-athletes. Here's just some of what we found out about Foye Oluokun, our Winter Week 2 Patch MVP Athlete of the Week: Patch: Even though you have been a standout player on both JBS' …
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Representatives from all five Ladue-Frontenac-Olivette-area high school's made this week's Athlete of the Week candidate list. Fans can vote for a winner through 5 p.m. Thursday.
Once again, we've scoured the stat sheets and news wires and found deserving Athlete of the Week candidates from all five local high schools, and now we've officially opened up the voting to let the fans tell us, who should get this week's honor. We'll keep the ballots open until 5 p.m. Thursday, and we encourage all fans to make sure they vote in this week's poll. Here are this week's Patch MVP Athlete of the Week nominees: