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Scores are only half the game at W.Pa. School for Deaf basketball tourney

By Nate Smallwood

western-pennsylvaniaIt wasn't just game time this week inside the Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf's gymnasium in Edgewood.

It was tournament time.

Student-athletes, coaches and family members from three states and Washington, D.C., traveled to Western Pennsylvania for the 14th annual Tri-State Middle School Basketball Tournament.

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Source: Trib Live

Showstoppers win tourney hosted by NJ Thunder

Showstoppers won the championship at the first annual basketball tournament hosted by New Jersey Thunder last Saturday, February 25th. Showstoppers rolled past Empire City 86-47 in the semifinals with Trey Gordon leading the way with 27 points. In the championship match, Gordon once again powered the Showstoppers in a lopsided win against Roc City Blazers 80-47 with 29 points. Tony Tatum added 22 points for for the champions.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball team’s long championship drought goes on

By David Larimer

GallaudetThe Gallaudet men’s basketball team, which set a program record for wins this season in pursuit of its first conference championship since 1943, was upset by visiting Morrisville State, 72-68, in the semifinals of the North Eastern Athletic Conference tournament.

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Source: The Washington Post

The nation’s only deaf men’s college basketball team is on the verge of its first March Madness

By Dan Sternberg

GallaudetThe most successful men’s basketball team in Gallaudet history is chasing ghosts again, and they aren’t hard to find. Players can’t avoid that team banner inside their campus field house, the one with two small entries on a mostly blank expanse of blue, recognizing conference championships in 1919 and 1943. A few steps outside the gym, the athletic department’s trophy case prominently displays the spoils from that most recent, World War II-era title, when the bottom-seeded Bison upset Delaware in the Mason-Dixon Conference final.

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Source: Washington Post

8th-grader at Willie Ross School for the Deaf in East Longmeadow drives basketball team's winning season

By Sean Teehan

Willie Ross School for the DeafEAST LONGMEADOW — With a high of 59 points scored in a game, an eighth-grade player is contributing heavily to the winning season of the Willie Ross School for the Deaf basketball team.

Since the season began this winter, Brian Cristobal-DeLeon has averaged 39 points per game in six games, five of which Willie Ross won, according to the school.

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Source: Mass Live


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