by TOM SCOTT From the word go, the Rockford girls basketball team had their work cut out for the night of Friday, Feb. 18, as the Jenison team was matching Rockford’s skills and scoring abilities at every chance. Rockford proved their dominance despite the tough competition and held the lead at halftime, 20-16. The Lady Rams kept the heat on through the second half and held on to win 42-40. Kimberly Weston, was the evening’s high scorer with 16 points, followed by Rachel Henry with six points. The win gives the girls a league record of 12-6. At halftime, fans had the privilege of viewing Rockford’s Athletic Director Tim Erickson presenting Rams senior Ryan Majerle with a plaque in his honor in regards to his four-year full-ride basketball scholarship at Toledo University.
Rockford basketball’s 6’4” senior guard Ryan Majerle made his early commitment official to attend University of Toledo on a basketball scholarship on Wednesday, Nov. 10. Majerle earlier committed to the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, but decided to follow his coach Todd Kowalczyk last April when he accepted the head coaching position at Toledo. Majerle will be a four-year varsity player for his dad, who is head coach at Rockford High School. He is currently on pace to be in the top three of almost every statistical category in Rockford’s basketball history.