Wednesday, May 23, 2018
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A mission more important than basketball

By Lance Allred

As a basketball player who valued education, I was often the butt of jokes in the locker room. Not that I minded; a college education gave my father the enlightenment to lead our family out of polygamy when I was 12 years old. Because of this, education has always been an important part of our lives. Both of my parents became school teachers and my older siblings received academic scholarships, with me being the lone jock in the family. Yet the pride of education would extend to me as well, the youngest, because the last thing I ever wanted to be was a clichéd athlete who didn’t care about school.

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Source: Yahoo Sports

NBA's First Deaf Player Pivots To Social Entrepreneurship

By Devin Thorpe

Lance Allred played professional basketball for a decade all around the world, including a stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008. Born legally deaf into a fundamentalist polygamous family, his life experience has been anything but typical. Now, with his playing days behind him, Allred is turning to social entrepreneurship.

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Source: Forbes

DMV and Storm crowned EAAD champions

Eastern AADResults of the 71st Annual Men and 25th Annual Women EAAD (Eastern Athletic Association of the Deaf) basketball tournament hosted by New Jersey Community Center of the Deaf at Elmwood Park, New Jersey.

Saturday, March 12
Men Tournament
1st Round
#8 Rochester Energizers 58 #9 Crooklyn Code 43
#10 Showstoppers 97 #7 Fanwood Tornadoes 85

Championship Quarterfinals
#1 DMV Rochester #8 67 Rochester Energizers 54
#3 Empire City 92 #6 Apple City 64
#10 Showstoppers 97 #2 Rochester City Blazers 90
#4 Thunderbolts 75 #5 Maryland Blue Crabs 63

Championship Semifinals
#1 DMV 69 #4 Thunderbolts 51
#10 Showstoppers 107 #3 Empire City 85

Consolation Quarterfinals
#2 Rochester City Blazers 81 #9 Crooklyn Code 38
#8 Rochester Energizers 62 #7 Fanwood Tornadoes 61

Women Round Robin
East Storm 77 New Jersey Survivors 13
Lexington Liberty 90 New Jersey Survivors 39

Sunday, March 13
Men Tournament
Consolation Semifinals
#6 Apple City 65 #2 Rochester City Blazers 64 (OT)
#8 Rochester Energizers 2 #5 Maryland Blue Crabs 0 - Forfeit

#1 DMV 100 #10 Showstoppers 85 - Championship
#3 Empire City 79 #4 Thunderbolts 71 - 3rd Place
#8 Rochester Energizers 74 #6 Apple City 69 - 5th place

Women Championship
East Storm 76 Lexington Liberty 47

MinnePaul wins MAAD basketball championship

Midwest Athletic Assoc for the DeafResults of the 71st Annual Men and 29th Annual Women MAAD (Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf) basketball tournament hosted by Olathe Club of the Deaf at Riverside, Missouri.

Friday March 11
Men's Pool A
LAD Star City 55 Kansas Creepers 42
LAD Star City 49 Olathe Kings 47
Olathe Kings 93 Kansas Creepers 59

Men's Pool B
MinnePaul 90 Omaha Outlaws 64
MinnePaul 87 St. Louis Storm 37
Omaha Outlaws 69 St. Louis Storm 54

Women Round-Robin
Olathe Minx 38 Omaha Eagles 37

Saturday, March 12
Men Quarterfinals
#5 Kansas Creepers 76 #4 Omaha Outlaws 67
#3 Olathe Kings 77 #6 St. Louis Storm 61

Men Semifinals
#1 MinnePaul 99 #5 Kansas Creepers 43
#3 Olathe Kings 47 #2 LAD Star City 45

Men Finals
#1 MinnePaul 104 #3 Olathe Kings 60 - Championship
#2 LAD Star City 74 #5 Kansas Creepers 44 - 3rd Place
#6 St. Louis Storm 77 #4 Omaha Outlaws 42 - 5th Place

Women Championship
Omaha Eagles 50 Olathe Minx 36


Deaf basketball kings and queens eye continental glory

By Elizabeth Mburugu

The national deaf basketball teams have intensified training ahead of the upcoming All Africa Deaf Games (AADG) to be held in Kenya from April 14 to 26.

This will be the first time such continental games will be held. The national teams, popularly known as Deaf kings and queens, will be competing against other nations from Africa to be crowned the first AADG basketball champions.

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Source: Standard Digital

Sign Language Interpreter Helps Youth Hoops Players

On Monday evenings, Brittany Halstead laces on her sneakers and makes sure her hands are limber.

The Scott Depot resident's hands and feet get quite a workout when she assists her husband, Sam, during youth basketball practice at Maranatha Fellowship in St. Albans.

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Source: Athletic Business


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