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USADB announces bracket for upcoming basketball tourney

The USADB Board has posted the final and official Men's and Women's National Tournament brackets on the USADB.US website.  The brackets include the game times.  Please visit our website at www.usadb.us.

Farwest Athletic Association of the Deaf Tourney Results

66th Annual Men's and 23rd Annual Women's FAAD Regional Basketball Tournament was held on Friday & Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2011 at California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR); 3044 Horace Street; Riverside, CA 92506.

FAAD Regional Tournament was well attended with over 200 fans plus 165 registered basketball coaches, players and sports leaders in spite of hard financial times and woes, especially with over $4.00 per gallon to gas up your vehicles.

Thanks to our hard-working 2009-2011 FAAD Administration, especially with our FAAD Basketball Coordinator Jimmy Newsome and our FAAD Tournament Director Franklin Johnston in making this FAAD Tournament host a historical and memorable one.

Also thanks to our other officers, Mark J. Quinones, Bonita Leek, James Leek, Greg Glenn and Tim Leary for taking up and preparing for our FAAD Regional Tournament for the benefit of our beloved coaches, fans, players and sports leaders.

We passed out our official FAAD Souvenir Program Book and our official FAAD Souvenir T-Shirt to every coach, player and sports leader including officials, scorekeepers, etc.

We are very fortunate to see our greatest FAAD Legends - past, present and future continuing to be involved in our region among the greats: Bennie Maucere and others. Our winningest FAAD Basketball Coach Bennie A. Maucere threw the ball before the "championship game between ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF) and DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA).

Our Past FAAD Presidents and national & regional sports leaders: Greg Glenn, Tim Leary, Bennie Maucere, Jimmy Newsome and others are still around us.

We salute our departed friends who served as our past FAAD Presidents and our great sports leaders including our own Larry, Dr. Lawrence R. Fleischer.

Also, enclosed as attached are team photos of all participating FAAD/USADB Men's and Women's Basketball Teams.

Here is the Official FAAD Schedule at CSDR's Middle (School) Activity Center (MAC) - New Gym with two (2) overflow FAAD/NDBO games at The Cave (Old Gym) for the following three (3) FAAD Regional Round-Robin Basketball Tournaments as the following:

FAAD/USADB MEN'S ROUND-ROBIN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE
FAAD/USADB-Men's 4-Team Round-Robin Games

Fri., March 11; 1:30 PM - Game # 1
DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) 111 vs. SO CAL MAGIC 64

Fri., March 11; 3:00 PM - Game # 2
ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF) 70 vs. NEW MEXICO (NM) COUGARS 67

Sat., March 12; 8:00 AM - Game # 3
ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF) 91 vs. SO CAL MAGIC 55

Sat., March 12; 9:30 AM  - Game # 4
DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) 102 vs. NEW MEXICO (NM) COUGARS 89

Sat., March 12;  6:30 PM - Game # 5
NEW MEXICO (NM) COUGARS 88 vs. SO CAL MAGIC 73

Sat., March 12;  8:00 PM - Game # 6
ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF) 58 vs. DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) 55

FAAD/USADB-MEN'S 4-TEAM ROUND-ROBIN GAMES
1-DSA 111   So Cal Magic 64
2-AZDF 70   NM Cougars 67
3-AZDF 91   So Cal Magic 55
4-DSA 102   NM Cougars  89
5-NM 88   So Cal Magic 73
6-AZDF 58   DSA 55

FAAD/USADB-MEN'S 4-TEAM ROUND-ROBIN RECORDS
1-Arizona Desert Fire (AZDF)  3-0
2-Deaf Sports Academy (DSA)  2-1
3-New Mexico (NM) Cougars  1-2
4-So Cal Magic  0-3

FAAD/USADB MEN'S ROUND-ROBIN TOURNAMENT PLACEMENT
CHAMPIONS - ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF)
RUNNER-UP - DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA)
THIRD PLACE - NEW MEXICO (NM) COUGARS
FOURTH PLACE - SO CAL MAGIC

FAAD/USADB WOMEN'S ROUND-ROBIN TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

FAAD/USADB-Women's 2-Team Round-Robin Games

Fri., March 11; 4:30 PM - Game # 1
ARIZONA BLACK WIDOWS (AZBW) 84 vs. NEW MEXICO (NM) ZIA 27

Sat., March 12; 2:00 PM - Game # 2
ARIZONA BLACK WIDOWS (AZBW) 66 vs. NEW MEXICO (NM) ZIA 49

Sat., March 12; 9:30 PM - Game # 3 (if nec.)
ARIZONA BLACK WIDOWS (AZBW) vs. NEW MEXICO (NM) ZIA

FAAD/USADB-WOMEN'S 2-TEAM ROUND-ROBIN GAMES
1-AZBW 84   NM Zia 27
2-AZBW 66   NM Zia 49

FAAD/USADB-MEN'S 4-TEAM ROUND-ROBIN RECORDS
1-Arizona Black Widows (AZBW)  2-0
2-New Mexico (NM) Zia  0-2

FAAD/USADB WOMEN'S ROUND-ROBIN TOURNAMENT PLACEMENT
CHAMPIONS - ARIZONA BLACK WIDOW (AZBW)
RUNNER-UP - NEW MEXICO (NM) ZIIA

FAAD/NDBO MEN'S ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT
FAAD/NDBO-Men's 5-Team Round-Robin Games

Fri., March 11; 12:00 Noon  Game # 1
DEAFBOOK.TV (ARIZONA DESERT) 73 vs. INLAND EMPIRE (IE) DARK KNIGHTS 70

Fri., March 11; 6:00 PM - Game # 2
ORANGE COUNTY (OC) BEARS 69 vs. INLAND EMPIRE DARK KNIGHTS 68

Fri., March 11; 7:30 PM - Game # 3
LOS ANGELES (LA) BALLERS 73 vs. DEAFBOOK.TV (ARIZONA DESERT) 70

Fri., March 11; 9:00 PM - Game # 4
SCAD LIONS 79 vs. ORANGE COUNTY (OC) BEARS 51

Sat., March 12; 8:00 AM - Game # 5 (The Cave)
LOS ANGELES (LA) BALLERS 89 vs. ORANGE COUNTY (OC) BEARS 45

Sat., March 12; 9:30 AM - Game # 6 (The Cave)
SCAD LIONS 84 vs. INLAND EMPIRE (IE) DARK KNIGHTS 55

Sat., March 12;  11:00 AM - Game # 7
DEAFBOOK.TV (ARIZONA DESERT) 72 vs. ORANGE COUNTY (OC) BEARS 55

Sat., March 12;  12:30 PM- Game # 8
LOS ANGELES (LA) BALLERS 57 vs. SCAD LIONS 54

Sat., March 12;  3:30 PM- Game # 9
INLAND EMPIRE DARK KNIGHTS 71 vs. LOS ANGELES (LA) BALLERS 69

Sat., March 12;  5:00 PM- Game # 10
DEAFBOOK.TV (ARIZONA DESERT) 48 vs. SCAD LIONS 42

FAAD/NDBO-MEN'S 5-TEAM ROUND-ROBIN GAMES
1-DeafBook.TV 73   IE Dark Knights 70
2-OC Bears 69   IE Dark Knights 68
3-LA Ballers 73   DeafBook.TV 70
4-SCAD Lions 79   OC Bears 51
5-LA Ballers 89   OC Bears 45
6-SCAD Lions 84   IE Dark Knights 55
7-DeafBook.TV 72   OC Bears 55
8-LA Ballers 57   SCAD Lions 54
9-IE Dark Knights 71   LA Ballers 69
10-DeafBook.TV 48   SCAD Lions 42

FAAD/NDBO-MEN'S 5-TEAM ROUND-ROBIN RECORDS
1-Los Angeles Ballers  3-1
2-DeafBook.TV (Arizona Desert)  3-1
3-SCAD Lions  2-2
4-Orange County Bears  1-3
5-Inland Empire Dark Knights  1-3

FAAD/NDBO MEN'S ROUND-ROBIN TOURNAMENTPLACEMENT
CHAMPIONS - LOS ANGELES (LA) BALLERS
RUNNER-UP - DEAFBOOK.TV (ARIZONA DESERT)
THIRD PLACE - SCAD LIONS  
FOURTH PLACE - ORANGE COUNTY (OC) BEARS
FIFTH PLACE - INLAND EMPIRE (IE) DARK KNIGHTS

Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf Tourney Awards

Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf 65th Annual Men’s & 21st Annual Women’s Regional Basketball Tournament proudly hosted by Florida State Association of the Deaf on March 3rd through March 5th, 2011.

SEAAD Results:
We had 648 fans. There were 13 men teams and 5 women teams.

Men teams list:
FSAD-(Fla), SFRAD-(Fla), Sunshine State-(Fla), Pine Hills-(Fla), West Bay-(Fla), NEFAD-(Fla), CAAD(NC), WAAD-(NC), SCDB-(SC), AAD-(GA), GAAD-(GA), Bear Goaynabo-(Puerto Rico), The Silents Warriors-(Bahamas)

Women teams list:
CCAD-(NC), SCDB-(SC), Talladega-(ALA), JAAD-(Fla), GTBAD-(Fla)

Women All-Stars:
1st Team:
Shantaye Massey-ALA
Amelia England-CCAD
Mandy Houghton-CCAD
Lisa Mcbee-GTBAD
Abigail Fellove-ALA

Team sportsmanship-SCDB
Most assists-5 players tied (7)
Most points-Wanda Mack-JAAD (39 pts) Most Rebound-Hope Tyler-JAAD (30)
MVP-Jasmine Smith-ALA
3 point champion-Christine Rowinski-CCAD
Free-throw Champion-Diana Werner-CCAD
Coach of Tournament-Abigail Fellove-ALA

Men All-Stars:
1st Team
Mark Hedrick-CAAD
Willie Brown-CAAD
Julian Mitchell-FSAD
Martise Colston-FSAD
Bobby Fleurantin-SFRAD

2nd Team
Fred Thompson-FSAD
Henry Dorsey-CAAD
Derrick Simpson-AAD
Matt Maxey-AAD
Shaq Pinerno-P.R.

Team Sportsmanship-West Bay
Individual Sportsmanship-Shaq Pinerno-P.R.
Most assists-Julian Mitchell-(11)
Most rebounds-Willie Brown-(33)
Most points-Jimmy Killing-(74)
Slam Dunk Champion-Bud Shield-NEFAD
3 point Champion-Cameron Gardner-NEFAD

MVP-Xavier Williams-CAAD
Coach of Tournament-Craig Brown-CAAD

NOVA wins Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf Tourney

Northern Virginia Club Deaf (NOVA) host 66th Annual Men and 20th Annual Women's EAAD Basketball tournament.  The tournament went well; there were several exciting games among several new teams. The Championship game was quite exciting as usual.  NOVA Diplomats won the championship for third straight year and beat New Jersey Warriors 87 to 62. Jon Mowl, NOVA Diplomats scored 35 points during that game which was a huge assist in helping his in winning.  Congrats to NOVA Diplomats.  

Game 1 Rosenfield 48 vs. Roc City Blazers 28
Game 2 Fanwood Alumni Assoc. 51 vs. New Jersey Magic 36
Game 3 Greater Philadelphia 45 vs. Buffalo Club of the Deaf 42
Game 4 New Warriors 44 vs. Maryland 28
Game 5 NOVA Diplomats 56 vs. Rosenfield
Game 6 Roc City Blazers 44 vs. New Jersey Magic 32
Game 7 Maryland 39 vs. Buffalo Club of the Deaf 37
Game 8 New Jersey Warriors vs. Greater Philadelphia 64
Game 9 NOVA Diplomats 116 vs. Fanwood Alumni Assoc. 63
Game 10 Maryland 46 vs. Roc City Blazers 43
Game 11 Greater Philadelphia 66 vs. Fanwood Alumni Assoc. 49  (3rd/4th Place)
Game 12 NOVA Diplomats 87 vs. New Jersey Warriors 62  (Championship Game)

Champion: NOVA Diplomats
2nd Place: New Jersey Warriors
Third Place: Greater Philadelphia

Coach of the Tournament: John Thomas, New Jersey Warriors
Team Sportsmanship: Buffalo Club of the Deaf

Most Outstanding Player: Vernon Lane
Most Valuable Player: Jon Mowl

All-Star:
Johnny Jackson, NOVA
David Farias, NOVA
Jason Garland, Greater Phila.
John Antal, Maryland
Glenroy Benjamin, New Jersey Magic
David Wantuck, Buffalo Club of the Deaf
James Postell, Roc City Blazers
George Rios, New Jersey Warriors
Mike Kent, NOVA

EAAD would like to welcome Buffalo Deaf club as a newly afflicted club to the region. Currently, both men and women NOVA will be attending USADB tournament along with NJ Warriors.

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

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