HINSDALE CENTRAL HOLIDAY CLASSIC
 
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Saint Rita Mustangs

 

Facts About the Saint Rita Mustangs
 
       
School Name: Saint Rita of Cascia High School School Colors: Red & Blue
School Location: Chicago, Illinois Conference: Chicago Catholic League
Founded: 1905 Head Basketball Coach: Gary DeCesare (10th Year at Saint Rita)
Enrollment: 575 2017-2018 Season: 18-12; 5-3 -- Regional Champion; Conference Runner-Up; HCHC Champion  
     
Notable Alumni: Co-Founder and Keyboardist of The Doors Ray Manzarek; Mayoral Candidate Chuy Garcia; NFL Receiver Kenny Golladay; MLB Pitcher and announcer Ed Farmer.
State Series History: Regional Champions 1982, 2000, 2003, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018.
Players to Watch: Jeremiah Oden; Stedmon Ihejirka; Cameron Bartman; Joel Watts; Alec Millender  


DEFENDING TOURNEY CHAMPS LOOKING FOR A REPEAT

No one has ever won back-to-back titles at the Hinsdale Central Holiday Classic.  Saint Rita is looking to make new history this year.  The Mustangs return a boatload of players from last year's title winning team.  Start with 6-7 Jeremiah Oden the team's returning leading scorer who has various Division 1 scholarship offers.  Two experienced junior guards will be playing in their third year on the varsity in 5-11 Joel Watts and 6-1 Alec Millender.  Coach Gary Decesare would "put them both up against any backcourt in the state."  6-5 junior forward Stedmon Ihejirka is like the Energizer Bunny, coming off the bench.  6-5 Javon Cooley is another bench player who averaged 9.5 points per game in last year's HCHC title run.  6-3 Doug Posley is a versatile guard.  6-8 Cameron Bartman has a big body presence and has drastically improved.  6-4 Myles Montaque is a dead-eye shooter. And don't forget about 6-3 sophomore guard Reggie Ward.  The Mustangs won their title with outstanding depth last season and that again should be one of their best attributes this year.

 

 
   



The Mustangs won last year's HCHC in their first appearance.
 

 
           
       
                   
                   
                   
           

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