Matt Rafferty grabs the ball during the Red Devils 74-61 defeat of Sandburg on Monday, 11/24 during the HC-Lyons Thanksgiving Tournament
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Thanksgiving basketball tournament starts 11/24 at Hinsdale Central!
Argo, Hinsdale Central, Hinsdale South, Lyons Township, Sandburg, Stevenson, St. Ignatius
Monday, November 24, 2014 at Hinsdale Central
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at Lyons Township
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Hinsdale Central
Friday, November 28, 2014 at Lyons Township
Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Hinsdale Central
Quarterback Matt Rafferty to wide receiver Thomas Ives was a popular passing combination on the Hinsdale Central football field this fall and apparently they’re able to transfer that magic to the hard court.
Rafferty and Ives played the inside-outside game to perfection Monday night, teaming up to score 30 points in the Red Devils’ 74-61 victory over Sandburg in the Hinsdale Central-Lyons Thanksgiving Tournament at Hinsdale Central.
"Me and Raff spend a lot of time together off the court and off the field," Ives said. "We have good chemistry and know where each other is going to be and we just make plays."
Against Sandburg, the 6-7 Rafferty (16 points) established himself down low with six first-quarter points that helped Hinsdale Central (1-0) race out to a 16-8 lead. In the second quarter, Rafferty ... READ MORE
Division I prospect Matt Rafferty, a 6-7 senior, and point guard Jordan Bradshaw have two West Suburban Silver championships under their belts. The Devils will attempt to win three consecutive conference titles for the first time since capturing five in row from 1924-28. Rafferty, who quarterbacked the football team to the playoffs, has basketball offers from Loyola, Northern Illinois, Toledo and Illinois-Chicago. “For me, adjusting [from football] is mostly physical,” Rafferty said. “I’m always excited to play basketball. I’m a little beat-up from the football season.”
Two additions to the varsity are coming off successful fall seasons in other sports. Junior guard Bradley Huth was a running back/receiver threat for the football team and Drew Shepherd tied for 33rd for the Class 3A state golf champions. The tallest player from last year’s sophomore team, ... READ MORE
Ryan Scales is the 2014 recipient of the Carson Peele Most Valuable Teammate Award. In 1997, the Hinsdale Central Boys' Basketball Program created the award to honor the memory of a varsity basketball player who died tragically in an automobile accident. The award is given every season to the player who demonstrates the greatest work ethic, the most enthusiasm and the individual who is most willing to place “team” before self. The Carson Peele Award is the program’s highest honor.READ MORE