The Palatine Boys Feeder Basketball Program is for 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade boys who are interested in growing their knowledge in the game of basketball.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Tryouts fo the Palatine boys' basketball teams scheduled for early September.
Monday, February 27, 2012
Fremd Vikings win state playoff game by eliminating crosstown rivals.
Fremd and Palatine showed Monday what the state basketball playoffs are all about. Despite both teams not seeded in the top ten in the sectional, they battled like it was for the state title. Fremd was able to come back from a huge first quarter deficit and then held on for a 50-48 victory before a large, enthusiastic crowd at Palatine. “It was great opening regional game,” Fremd coach Bob Widlowski said. “It was a big crowd and a great atmosphere. And it came down to the last possession.” Palatine (3-24) showed no signs of making this a one and done game. The Pirates hit their first four shots and jumped to an 11-0 lead. “There was no alternative but to play hard,” Palatine coach Eric Millstone said. “They are proud kids and we got off to…
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Fast start for Lions puts Pirates in too deep a hole.
St. Viator’s Ore Arongundade put Palatine on its heels early. But the Pirates regained their footing, only to fall to the Lions 67-53 Tuesday in Palatine. Arongundade, who only is a sophomore, scored 11 of the game’s first 13 points as St. Viator (10-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead. “I wanted to come out with some intensity and set the tone for our team,” said Arongundade, who finished with career-high 28 points and 15 rebounds. “We just had some problems later. But coach got on us.” After the Pirates (1-8) fell behind, coach Eric Millstone removed all his starters and went to his bench for the final four minutes of the second quarter. “When you play Viator there is little room for error,” Millstone said. “They just come at you from so many …
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Barrington's three scorers contribute toward a 50-34 victory over Palatine.
Palatine began its MSL W conference fight versus Barrington by playing a zone style defense. But Barrington's offensive zone shooters during the second half proved too much for the Pirates. "[Palatine's] zone made us uncomfortable and we were impatient to start," Barrington's coach Bryan Tucker said. "Once they were relaxed and settled in we were able to move the ball and it allowed us to start attacking." The Broncos (15-6, 5-2), now winners of seven straight, were having a tough time finding the bottom of the net early during Friday's heated conference match-up with Palatine, but the Pirates were unable to capitalize on Barrington's nearly four minute scoring drought. "We didn't really execute in that first half," Tucker said. "We …
Fremd failed to avenge its December 9th loss to Schaumburg as the Saxons claimed a 60-55 overtime victory over the Vikings on Friday night in Palatine.
Despite an 18-7 third-quarter advantage which lead to an 11 point fourth-quarter lead, Fremd was unable to shut the door on Schaumburg Friday night in Palatine as the Saxons outlasted the Vikings, 60-55, in overtime. Fremd senior, Zach Monaghan, scored a game-high 19 points, but finished an uncharacteristic 5-of-10 from the free-throw line, which included missing the front end of two one-and-one opportunities late in the contest. "We don't give up. We never have," said Schaumburg head coach, Matt Walsh. "I thought we showed a lot of toughness, a lot of character and a lot of composure. We play some young kids and the ball hasn't bounded our way against some good teams but tonight we made it happen." Schaumburg (9-9) regained the lead with …
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Egan Malley scored 15 points off the bench for the Pirates, who defeated Vernon Hills on the road, 49-44 Friday night.
Senior Egan Malley's three-pointer with 1:12 remaining gave Palatine its first lead since a 9-8 advantage in the first quarter, and the Pirates closed the game on an 8-0 run to tame the Cougars, 49-44, on Friday night in Vernon Hills. "I saw John [Millin] drive baseline, so when the ball moved down, I just tried to find an open spot," said Malley, who finished with a game-high 15 points. "He made a great pass and the shot fell." The Pirates (7-10), who scored just two points in the second quarter and trailed by as many as 11 in the third, slowly began to chip away, thanks in large part to junior, Tommy Hauert, who grabbed a team-high six rebounds and scored all of his 14-points in the second half. Vernon Hills (11-6) took its time, picking…
Friday, December 24, 2010
Palatine girls basketball team finishes on a high note at Blue Devil Classic.
It was halftime at Warren High School and Carmel held a 19-15 lead over Palatine. And then Carmel went to the locker room. Palatine did not do the same. The Pirates stayed right in their seats for the entire halftime. "We've had some rough third quarters,'' said Palatine coach Leslie Schock. "So we stayed on the court." Well something worked. Nia Pappas had 13 points and Katie Scovic added 8 points in Palatine's 43-35 win Thursday night in Gurnee. The win over Carmel gave the Pirates (6-8) third place in the Blue Devil Classic tournament. "Our girls play hard,'' Schock said. "They all know their roles." When Pappas banked in a 3-pointer, Palatine took a 15-11 lead halfway through the second quarter. The sophomore had 8 of her team's 15 …
Sunday, December 5, 2010
The Palatine basketball team trailed the entire first half, but outscored the Knights by 17 in the second half to win its second Mid-Suburban win in as many nights.
Sophomore Josh Baldus scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in the first half, junior John Millin put up 16 points in the second half, and the Palatine defense held Prospect guard Mike Latulip in check as Eric Millstone's Pirates beat the Knights, 65-55, Saturday night in Prospect Heights. "Coach told us to play our hearts out, and we did," senior guard Peter Bony said. Palatine entered the fourth quarter with a five-point lead. It was cut to three points a few times early in the fourth, but the Pirates maintained a two-possession lead throughout the final three minutes. "With a young team, that's what was most rewarding, the way we closed it out," Millstone said. It was the second night of a back-to-back for Palatine. They hosted and…
Saturday, November 20, 2010
In his third year as head varsity basketball coach, Eric Millstone looks to lead team to its first winning season in 12 years.
After replacing hall of fame coach Ed Molitor as the head of Palatine High School's varsity basketball program, Eric Millstone knew that following the 32-year coach would not be an easy task. Now entering his third year, Millstone is humbled after sustaining consecutive losing seasons. However, a completely restructured lineup has given Millstone and his players optimism for the upcoming 2010-11 season, which begins with next week's Ed Molitor Tournament. "Ed was a hall-of-fame basketball coach," Millstone said. "After three years it's to the point where you're not directly in the shadow anymore, but you still find yourself doing a lot of the things he did fundamentally." Millstone, who served as a varsity assistant to Molitor for eight …