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St. Mary's School for the Deaf wins first ESDAA boys hoops title since 2010

By Corey Desiderio

2018 St Marys BBB ESDAA
The St. Mary’s School for the Deaf boys basketball team won the 2018 ESDAA title. Front row (from left): Kassim Kassim, assistant coach Jim Carmody, manager Jack Kawalec, head coach Kevin LeRoy, Nick Barrus. Standing: Dalton Planty, Ethan Antone, Adnan Abdi, Christian Lawrence, Michael Norris, Ryan Brzezinski, Isa Habeeb, Francis Nguyen, Givon Blackwell. Not pictured: Jonathan Allen, Tyler Burgard. (Courtesy of Jim Carmody)

The St. Mary’s School for the Deaf boys basketball team was on a mission.

After losing in the second round to Pennsylvania School for the Deaf by three points in last year’s Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Division II tournament, a game athletics director Jim Carmody called the “de facto championship,” the Bisons were determined to bring back their first ESDAA boys hoops title since 2010.

“We hosted it last year, and we really thought we were going to win it,” said Carmody, who has been an assistant coach for 22 years and the AD the last seven. “If there had been another two minutes left, we feel like we would’ve won the game.”

Read more: http://buffalonews.com/2018/03/22/st-marys-school-for-the-deaf-wins-first-esdaa-boys-hoops-title-since-2010/

Source: The Buffalo News

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