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Regional tournament results

Northwest Association of the Deaf Basketball (NWADB) tournament at Reno, Nevada.

Friday, March 4th:
Game 1=Montana 74 Utah Warriors 56
Game 2=Deaf Row Sacramento 85 Seattle 58
Game 3=Utah Glaciers 59 Idaho 26
Game 4=Oregon 66 Fremont 55
Game 5=Pacific Breaker (Bay Area) 52 Montana 17
Game 6=Deaf Row Sacramento 104 USCRD-Sacramento 89
Game 7=Seattle 62 Utah Warriors 34
Game 8=Idaho 39 Fremont 34 Saturday, March 5th:
Game 9=Pacific Breaker 76 Utah Glaciers 40
Game 10=Deaf Row Sacramento 81 Oregon 68
Game 11=Seattle 53 Montana 16
Game 12=Idaho 53 USCRD-Sacramento 46
Game 13=Seattle 54 Idaho 38 (5th/6th place)
Game 14=Oregon 81 Utah Glaciers 58 (3rd/4th place)
Game 15=Pacific Breaker 71 Deaf Row Sacramento 70 (1st/2nd place)

Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf (SEAAD) basketball tournament (unofficial).

Women's
1. Jacksonville 31    South Carolina 19
2. Central Carolina 37   Great Tampa Bay 34
3. Alabama 34   Jacksonville 28
4. Great Tampa Bay 32   South Carolina 30
5. Great Tampa Bay 38   Jacksonville  32 (3rd/4th place)
6. Alabama 54   Central Carolina 52 (1st/2nd place)

Men's
1. Sunshine St. 55   South Carolina 50    
2. South Florida 69   NE Florida 37
3. West Bay 48   Wilson (NC) 41
4. Pine Hills (FL) 81   Bahamas 40
5. Bears Goaynabo 72   Georgia 71 (2 OT)
6. South Carolina 55   NE Florida 52
7. South Florida 63   Sunshine St. 46
8. Florida St. 80   West Bay 32
9. Pine Hills 56   Atlanta 51
10. Carolinas 97   Bears Goaynabo 45
11. Sunshine St. 50   Bahamas 26
12. Atlanta 65   South Carolina 56
13. Georgia 46   West Bay 42
14. Bears Goaynabo 57   Wilson 34
15. Florida St. 59   South Florida 46
16. Sunshine St. 52   Georgia 44
17. Carolinas 67   Pine Hills 39
18. Atlanta 77   Bears Goaynabo 37 (7th/8th place)
19. Atlanta 57   Sunshine St. 56 (OT) (5th/6th place)
20. South Florida 73   Pine Hills 42 (3rd/4th place)
21. Carolinas 72   Florida St. 56 (1st/2nd place)

Here is the result of GBAD (BPT) 10th Annual Winter Classic Invitational Basketball tournament that was rescheduled due to bad weather on January 8th.

On March 5th, with 57 fans and 43 players/coaches, GBAD hosted its 10th Annual Winter Classic.

There were 4 participating teams and the results were:

Game 1:  BPT ~ 132       Boston ~ 76
Game 2:  VT(A) ~ 71        VT (B) ~ 62
Game 3:  VT(B) ~ 64       Boston~  59
Game 4:   BPT ~  97        VT (A) ~ 68

Final standings: 1- BPT (2-0), 2 - VT(A) (1-1), 3 - VT(B) (1-1) and 4 - Boston (0-2)

GBAD will host its 11th Annual Winter Classic Basketball Tournament on January 8, 2012 at the American School for the Deaf Ward Gym. More information will be forthcoming.

Next tournament will be the NEAAD regional on March 26-27 hosted by Brattleboro Deaf Sports at Vermont.

Indy Hawks

The Indy Hawks are saddened to announce that the CAAD has kicked out the Indy Hawks from the 66th annual CAAD to take place next weekend - the first weekend of March. The reasoning behind this is not mentioned, nor explained but officer Neal Kenize states that the CAAD has received a large volume of protests from inside and outside the region as to the Indy Hawks participation and that the players/coaches of the Central Region have voted to have the Indy Hawks banned from participating. The Indy Hawks have not lost a region game in 7 years and have been Central champions since April 2004. The unofficial reason is that the Indy Hawks are simply "too strong" for the CAAD region.

The decision has been made by the CAAD officers, without our knowledge or input and has come as a surprise and a disappointment to the Hawks, who as a team, have been eagerly looking forward to playing in the tournament. The Hawks have not caused a scandal, nor received as much as a technical in CAAD play in the 7 years I have coached the team. Games have often been close within the tournament - as evidenced by WSAD's 7 point loss to the Indy team in 2005,  Kentucky's halftime lead over the Hawks in the CAAD opener in 2008; WSAD nearly upsetting the Hawks in 2009 and Central Zone giving us fits the past two years. 

The past 7 seasons have seen the Hawks undergo at least three major personnel changes in order to stay competitive and among the USADB Elite, which has been heavily revolved around Indiana School for the Deaf alumni, grassroots basketball players and smart coaching. The ensusing result has been appearances in the USADB Championship game 5 times in the past 6 years, with two USADB championships as well as 7 consecutive Central region championships.

The Indy Hawks make no apologies for working hard to be champions on an annual basis and are severely disappointed in the CAAD's decision to exclude the Indy Hawks from the 66th annual tournament. 

-- 
Carl Wayne Denney

EAAD Invitational Tournament

EAAD First Invitational Basketball tournament was successful yesterday.  76
fans and 40 players watched four teams play.  Congrats to Fanwood Alumni who won it all!!

The Scores are:

    Game 1 Fanwood 60 vs NJ Magic 39
    Game 2 Buffalo 46 vs NJ Warriors 43
    Game 3 NJ Warriors 44 vs NJ Magic 43 Overtime
    Game 4 Fanwood 49 vs Buffalo  47  Championship game

Thanks, Michael Shiffer
EAAD Secretary/Treasurer

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