[Erica Benson - For Shaw Media]
Riverside-Brookfield coach Mike Reingruber said Bageanis is a key player inside for the Bulldogs.
“Jason is tough, strong and good around the rim and he played with a lot of confidence [Friday],” he said.
Vaia said Bageanis helped steady the Bulldogs during a hectic final three minutes.
“Jason was definitely a calming influence for us tonight,”Vaia said. “Things kind of got out of control, but Jason was always on the glass and picking up those bad shots and keeping us in the lead. He made a big play on that rebound and putting it in for a bucket at the end.”