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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

Source: https://www.facebook.com/MidwestAthleticAssociationoftheDeaf

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.

Read more: http://www.standardmedia.co.ke/sports/article/2000194393/deaf-basketball-kings-and-queens-eye-continental-glory

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.

Read more: http://www.athleticbusiness.com/people/sign-language-interpreter-helps-youth-hoops-players.html

Source: Athletic Business


By Steve Jones

gallaudetZamica Gage is just 39 points shy of becoming the 11th player in the history of the Gallaudet University women's basketball program to reach the career 1,000-point mark. That milestone would have seemed out of reach just two years ago, when Gage returned to college basketball following an extended absence.

Read more: http://www.pressboxdc.com/2016/02/26/after-extended-absence-gallaudets-zamica-gage-makes-her-presence-felt

Source: PressBox DC


By Steve Jones

gallaudetWhen Kevin Kovacs was hired to lead the men's basketball program at Gallaudet University in July 2015, he found a program that was in good shape.

Gallaudet was coming off of an 18-7 season and a second-place finish in the North Eastern Athletic Conference's South Division. During the 2014-15 campaign, the Bison had established several school single-season records, including overall victories (18), conference wins (14) and consecutive triumphs (10).

Read more: http://www.pressboxdc.com/2016/02/12/gallaudet-mens-basketball-prospering-under-new-coach

Source: Pressbox D.C.

Former LRSC AD, women's basketball head coach Schwab inducted to NJCAA Hall of Fame

By Sam Herder

Duane Schwab, the former longtime athletic director and head women's basketball coach at Lake Region State College, has been inducted into the Class of 2016 NCJAA Hall of Fame.

Schwab was the athletic director at LRSC from 1990-2014. He coached the women’s basketball team from 1989-2014, where he won 572 games, won 14 Mon-Dak Conference titles and appeared in nine NCJAA National Tournaments.

Read more: http://www.devilslakejournal.com/article/20160209/NEWS/160209010/?Start=1

Source: Devils Lake Journal


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