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Fremont girls face elite competition at Nike Central Valley Showdown

fremontOn the weekend of November 30th - December 2nd, the California School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball squad participated in the 12th Nike Central Valley Showdown hosted by Clovis West High School (North of Fresno, CA) who won the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) Open Division last year.

Overall, the competition was excellent as most of the 16 teams in attendance were elite teams from Division 1 and 2. Our team had a great experience playing and watching other teams in action. We played against several players who received NCAA Division 1 offers. Several college scouts were in attendance throughout the tournament. Rufus King who travelled all the way from Wisconsin won the tournament championship. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

Thursday, November 30

Central 91 Fremont 10 - 1st Round

Central (Fresno)'s size, speed and overall team play was overwhelming for our team. One of their players was on Team USA basketball, and they showed us why they were a top team in the entire state of California regardless of division level. We were down 60-2 at the half. Our players did not give up even though we were outmatched in every single facet of the game.

Top scorer: Malia Zornoza - 6 points

Friday, December 1

Bullard 64 Fremont 31 - Consolation Quarterfinals

We had another difficult opponent against Division 1 Bullard (Fresno) who had a 6’3” point guard leading the way. Our defense did play well in the second and fourth quarter holding them to eight points each but our offense was inconsistent to keep up with Bullard's offensive firepower.

CSD  6-12--8-5 = 31
BHS 26--8-22-8 = 64

Halftime - Bullard led 34-18.

Top Scorers:
Malia Zornoza - 13 points
Esther Biser - 5 Points

Saturday, December 2

Yosemite 66 Fremont 34 - 13th - 16th place semifinals

Our game against Yosemite (Oakhurst) was the only matchup against a Division 2 team (CSD is in Division 6), they had only eight players, but five of them were between 6’0” and 6’2” so they were a tall and big team. We started slow and did not play well as the tip-off time was at 10:30 in the morning. We finally woke up and played well in the fourth quarter but it was too late.

YHS 16-17-14-19 = 66
CSD   5--6--7-16 = 34

Halftime - Yosemite led 35-11.

Top Scorers:
Malia Zornoza - 12 points
Jada Dawson - 7 points

Saturday, December 2

Fremont 62 Garces - 15th/16th Place

We did not want to leave the tournament in 16th place without a win, and exploded in the first quarter for 21 points. Our defense did not allow Garces any momentum to come back in the second half despite their trying to push the tempo.

Overall, the coaches were proud of the girls for having two practices and five games on our first week of basketball after the fall break. The team improved after each one of our four games over the weekend.

GHS   7-10--4--8 = 29
CSD 21-10-13-18 = 62

Halftime - Fremont led 31-17.

Top scorers:
Jade Dawson - 24 points
Malia Zornoza - 15 points
Mahlia Thornton - 9 points

Prep Basketball Roundup - December 4

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Boys Basketball

kentuckyKentucky @ Viking Classic

Tennessee 50 Kentucky 13

It was KSD’s first game of two games at the Viking Classic held at Tennessee School for the Deaf. Tennessee opened the game by scoring the game’s first 16 points. KSD wasn’t able to match Tennessee’s aggressiveness and quickness. Turnovers’ hurting KSD so far this season as KSD had 21 turnovers this morning. We have to work on everything including fundamentals.

Richard Ward had seven rebounds while Miller and Howard each had a block. The team shot 2 of 7 at the charity stripe. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

KSD    1–-9--2--1 = 13
TSD 18-12-10-10 = 50

Halftime - Tennessee led 30-10.

KSD (0-3): Yance 3, Howard 8, Dorn 1, Vickery 1.

TSD (2-2): Davidson 2, Harris 6, Freeman 8, Williams 9, Williamson 9, Currie 8, Staggs 4, Mould 4.

South Carolina 54 Kentucky 27

KSD completed the Viking Classic by going winless. South Carolina raced to a nine-point lead after first quarter. First quarter has been a thorn to KSD so far in the early part of season. KSD needs to work on passing and rebounding. KSD had a season high 30 turnovers which limited their field goal attempts to 29.

Aaron Howard led the team with 16 points, six rebounds, and two blocks but committed 11 turnovers. John Collins had two steals and the team did not have any three pointers. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

KSD       4--7--6-10 = 27
SCSDB 13-17-16--8 = 54

Halftime - South Carolina led 30-11.

KSD (0-4): Howard 16, Dorn 2, Miller 3, Collins 2, Rhodes 2.

SCSDB (1-2): Smith 12, Beritez 5, Moore 34, Vincent 3.

Girls Basketball

south-carolinaSouth Carolina @ Viking Classic

Alabama 41 South Carolina 6

Yasmeen Crute scored all of six points for South Carolina.

SCSDB 0--2-4-0 = 6
ASD  18-14-2-5 = 41

Halftime - Alabama led 30-2.

Kentucky 49 South Carolina 16

Ashley Moss had eight points and DeAsia Miller added five as South Carolina fell to Kentucky and completed Viking Classic weekend with a 0-3 record.

SCSDB 6--0--3-7 = 16
KSD  17-13-14-4 = 49

Halftime - Kentucky led 30-6.

SCSDB (0-3): Moss 8, Miller 5, Crute 2, Plifer 1.

American and Marie Philip split NESD championships

americanSummary of day two at the New England Schools for the Deaf Tip-Off Tournament (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

Horace Mann 21 Rhode Island 15 - 3rd Place

In the first match up between Rhode Island School for the Deaf and Horace Mann School for the Deaf girls, Horace Mann used steady and strong play from the point guard position to control the tempo throughout the game. Horace Mann was able to secure a 21-15 victory.

Rhode Island 31 Horace Mann 13 - 3rd Place

In the second game of the day, Horace Man School for the Deaf boys took on Rhode Island School for the Deaf. RISD dominated from the opening tip off, leading by as much as 15 points early in the game. RISD was able to avoid any critical mistakes down the stretch to secure a 31-13 victory.

Marie Philip 22 American 16 - Championship

In the girls championship game between American School for the Deaf and Marie Philip School for the Deaf, both teams fought through early scoring trouble. After Marie Philip took a 7-2 lead, American dominated the final three minutes of the first half to take 8-7 lead at halftime. Marie Philip was able to hit three three-pointers in the second half to retake the lead for good at 16-7 and MPS would never relinquish the lead, winning by a final score of 22-16.

American 44 Marie Philip 38 - Championship

In the boys championship game between American School for the Deaf and Marie Philip School for the Deaf, was the game of the tournament. MPS raced out to a dominating 12-3 first quarter lead and 26-9 halftime lead playing with far more energy than ASD and taking full advantage of early foul trouble and missed shots. It was a very physical game on both ends of the court. ASD closed the gap to 10 points making the score 37-27 at the end of the third period. ASD continued their torrid shooting and defense to take the lead for good with 4 minutes remaining the game, sealing the 44-38 victory with late free throws.

Girls final results
1st - Marie Philip
2nd - American
3rd - Horace Mann
4th - Rhode Island

Boys final results
1st - American
2nd - Marie Philip
3rd - Rhode Island
4th - Horace Mann

Sportsmanship
Girls: Horace Mann School for the Deaf
Boys: Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Girls All-Stars
Jenasia Butler, Horace Mann
Olivia Collins, Rhode Island
Craichelle Morrison, American
Emily Pagan, American
Emily Dy, Marie Philip
Shayla Rochette, Marie Philip

Boys All-Stars
Mohammed Abanoor, Horace Mann
Timothy Jallah, Rhode Island
Dylan Christoffels, Marie Philip
Kacey Monahan, Marie Philip
Omar Shariff, American
Andrew Ray Taylor, American

rhode-islandSummaries from Rhode Island School for the Deaf (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

Boys Basketball

On Friday night we opened our 2017-18 season at the New England Tip-Off Tourney hosted by the American School for the Deaf. We played Marie Philip School who is expected to be in top two teams in the Division 1 ESDAA Boys tourney this year. They started out very strong and we had a hard time against their talented players but we did not stop playing from start to the end. Timothy Jallah scored seven points for the Roosters while playing the point guard position and Juan Fernandez-Espinal scored six points. MPS won the game by the final score of 46 to 13.

On Saturday in the 3rd place game, we played Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We started off strong leading 12 to 0 in the first quarter and never looked back. We showed great team work and played hard on defense. Timothy Jallah, for the second straight game, handed the ball as our point guard and kept the offense in control. Jallah scored 10 points and Juan Fernandez-Espinal added a season-high 14 points with our forward Mario Pacheco chipping in seven points.

RISD boys finished in 3rd place for the tournament and was awarded the Sportsmanship award which we are proud of. Timothy Jallah was selected to the tournament All-Star team.

Girls Basketball

RISD Lady Roosters started this season with the New England Schools for the Deaf Basketball Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by American School for the Deaf. Our first game was against the host school ASD girls' team.

Both teams started out the game a little sloppy as only two points was scored in the first quarter. ASD Girls started to pick things up with a strong 2nd quarter and had a 17-2 halftime lead.

Our young team tried their best to improve in the second half by focusing on improving ourselves and showed great effort the whole game. We lost the game 33-6.

RISD 0--2--0-4 = 6
ASD 2-15-12-4 = 33

Halftime - American led 17-2.

RISD
Melissa E.: 4 points
Ellie L.: 2 points

On Saturday in the 3rd place game, we played Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This was a lot more competitive and a fun game for both teams involved. The game was tense all the way from the beginning to the end and the lead was never too big.

We got great contributions from unexpected players on both ends of the court and actually held the lead through the first half before letting HMS go on a run and take the lead, which they never surrendered. HMS would win the game by the final score of 21-15.

HMS  4-2-9-6 = 21
RISD 6-2-4-3 = 15

Halftime - Rhode Island led 8-6.

RISD
Melissa E.: 7 points
Ellie L.: 6 points
Lillian K.: 2 points

Kansas girls win Neesam Classic, boys fall short

Kansas @ Neesam Classic

Girls Basketball

Kansas rode on the backs of Kaylee Wells and Madison Welch at the Neesam Classic this past weekend at Minnesota to claim their second straight championship. Wells and Welch scored in double digits in all three games to power Kansas to a 3-0 record and the tournament championship.

2017 Kansas GBB Neesam Classic champs
2017 Neesam Classic Champions - Kansas School for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of KSD Athletics)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Kansas 58 Iowa 10

ISD    6—-4 = 10
KSD 37—21 = 58

Halftime - Kansas led 37-6.

KSD
Kaylee Wells: 18 points, 4 assists
Madison Welch: 18 points, 8 rebounds,
Tiadra Vang: 6 points, 6 assists
Taylor Wise: 2 points, 7 rebounds
Ravin Greene: 8 points, 8 rebounds
Katja Grace: 3 points, 7 rebounds

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kansas 41 Wisconsin 32

KSD  29—12 = 41
WSD 14—18 = 32

Halftime - Kansas led 29-14.

KSD
Madison Welch: 18 points, 20 rebounds, 3 steals
Kaylee Wells: 10 points, 2 steals
Tiadra Vang: 10 points, 3 assists, 4 steals

Kansas 54 Minnesota 32

KSD  33—21 = 54
MSAD 8—24 = 32

Halftime - Kansas led 33-8.

KSD
Madison Welch: 20 points, 12 rebounds
Kaylee Wells: 15 points, 3 assists, 3 steals
Tiadra Vang: 14 points, 6 assists
Ravin Greene: 4 points, 12 rebounds
Katja Grace: 2 points, 4 rebounds

Boys Basketball

The Kansas Jackrabbits went 2-1 at the Neesam Classic last weekend held on the campus of Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. Kansas had a chance to win the Neesam Classic championship after dominating Iowa and Wisconsin when they faced the host team, Minnesota in the weekend’s final game. Kansas was shot down 60-40 allowing Minnesota to win the championship over Kansas and Wisconsin when all three finished with an identical 2-1 record based on points differential.

Friday, December 1, 2017

ISD    8--4 = 12
KSD 36-29 = 65

Halftime - Kansas led 36-8.

KSD
Jayman Washington: 12 points, 11 rebounds
Raul Melgar: 10 points
Tyler Mayfield: 11 points
Marcus Aiken: 12 points
Tayte McCaskey: 8 points, 13 rebounds
Sethan Rolofson: 12 assists

Team Total FG: 27
Team Total 3FG: 11
Team Total FT: 0-1

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kansas 69 Wisconsin 55

WSD 20-35 = 55
KSD  45-24 = 69

Halftime - Kansas led 45-20.

KSD
Jayman Washington: 25 points, 17 rebounds
Raul Melgar: 15 points
Tayte McCaskey: 18 points, 15 rebounds

Team Total FG: 28
Team Total 3FG: 6
Team Total FT: 6-15

MSAD 24-36 = 60
KSD   13-27 = 40

Halftime - Minnesota led 24-13.

KSD
Jayman Washington: 17 points, 11 rebounds
Raul Melgar: 10 points
Tayte McCaskey: 4 points, 8 rebounds

Team Total FG: 16
Team Total 3FG: 2
Team Total FT: 6-14

Prep Basketball Roundup - December 2

Friday, December 1, 2017

americanSummary of day 1 of the New England Tip off (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

ASD Varsity Girls played against Rhode Island School for the Deaf to open the tournament. After a messy first quarter ASD was able to score in the final seconds to take a 2-0 lead. The basket appeared to set things in motion for ASD as they rolled to a 33-6 victory in a game that featured more combined turnovers than combined points scored.

ASD Varsity Boys played against Horace Mann School for the Deaf for the second game. ASD raced out to a 10-0 lead early highlighted with quick ball movement. The score was 36-5 at halftime and started a running clock for the second half. ASD played their second string for the second half and won the game 69-11.

Marie Philip School for the Deaf Girls played against Horace Mann School for the Deaf. Marie Philip overcame some early mental errors to take a commanding lead by halftime. MPS initiated a running clock early in the fourth quarter before HMSD started to make a small comeback but MPS was able to secure a 36-13 victory.

In our final game of the night, Marie Philip School for the Deaf Boys faced Rhode Island School for the Deaf. MPS controlled the game immediately from the start. The score was 36-0 at halftime. MPS then cruised to a 46-13 victory following a running clock for the second half.

RISD Girls will play HMSD Girls for 3rd place at 9:00 am
HMSD Boys will play RISD Boys for 3rd place at 10:30 am
MPS Girls will play ASD Girls for the Championship at 12:00 pm
ASD Boys will play MPS Boys for the Championship at 1:30 pm

Boys Basketball

kentuckyAlabama 59 Kentucky 12

Alabama opened up the game with a 28-0 run thanks to full court pressure that led Kentucky into piling up turnovers at the Viking Classic being held at the Tennessee School for the Deaf. Aaron Howard’s 3-pointer put finally got Kentucky on board. Youth and inexperience was a big factor for Kentucky. Kentucky had 28 turnovers with 20 of them coming in the first half. Howard and Yance each had a three-pointer. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

KSD   0--5--5--2 = 12
ASD 18-16-13-12 = 59

Halftime - Alabama led 34-5.

KSD (0-2): Yance 3, Ward 4, Howard 5.

ASD (4-2) Dorda 4, Stults 4, Holman 6, Wallace 12, McKinnie 6, Garrett 2, Paige 5, Williams 8, McCroe 2, Simons 10.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Boys Basketball

virginiaeastern-north-carolinaEastern North Carolina 40 Virginia 26

Eastern North Carolina picked up its’ fifth win of the season on the road against Virginia. Jeremiah Deans powered Eastern North Carolina’s offense with 12 points followed by Luis Vargus with 11. Thomas Manning had 13 points for Virginia.

ENCSD 11-18-8--3 = 40
VSDB     4--3-7-12 = 26

Halftime - Eastern North Carolina led 29-7.

ENCSD (5-0): Deans 12, Eason, Vargus 11, Carlton 10, Foote, Cooke, Robinson 7, Brayboy, McLaughlin.

VSDB (1-3): Maxwell 3, King 1, Manning 13, Laurore 1, Decker, Manning 8.

Prep Basketball Roundup - December 1

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Girls Basketball

americanAmerican 19 Midstate Christian 15

American School for the Deaf Varsity Girls team opened up the varsity season with a 19-15 victory against Midstate Christian. ASD built a large lead heading into the fourth period before MidState was able to fight back. A basket by Emily Pagan with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game sealed the victory. The team was led by Craichelle Morrison with 13 points and Emily Pagan chipped in an additional six points as ASD was able to win minus two key starters. (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

mississippiMississippi 61 Mount Olive 21

Three players scored in double-digits for Mississippi as they overpowered Mount Olive last night for their fifth straight victory.

MSD (5-0): Raegan Hendrix 17, Nilah O'Rey 16, Alexis Roberts 11.

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 37 New Jersey 20

Our Lady Panthers played their first game of the season against the New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD). The girls worked hard and came home with a victory! It was a great start to the season and the the girls are looking forward to improving as a team. Senior Yasmean Evans had 10 points and nine rebounds and sophomore Maysan had her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 20 rebounds. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

new-mexicoCimarron 59 New Mexico 27

Lindsay Hand led New Mexico with 17 points and Mya Malone had team high 7 rebounds with a block.

NMSD (1-1): Hand 17, Baca 7, Malone 3.

Team Total FG: 7-49
Team Total 3FG: 3-6 (Hand 2, Baca)
Team Total FT: 4-8

indianaBethesda Christian 68 Indiana 32

Anya Pothroski had 13 points and Kate Lorenzo scored seven for Indiana in a loss to Bethesda Christian.

BC 21-14-24-9 = 68
ISD 13--3--9-7 = 32

Halftime - Bethesda Christian led 35-16

BC (6-0): Maddi Fulks 26, McKenna Baker 18, Rachel Shafer 14, Ally Charleswood 4, Brooke Dodson 3, Darcy Patterson 3.

ISD (1-6): Anya Pothroski 13, Kate Lorenzo 7, Kalena Bumbala 6, Annalise Alberti 4, Caitlyn Smith 2.

Tennessee - Lady Viking basketball drops a district game to Hancock County 65-43. MarCreshia Phillips led with 25 points and nine rebounds.

Boys Basketball

marylandMaryland 67 Redeemer Classical Christian 6

Junior Rory Lewis tied the school record for most treys in a game with eight as Maryland rolled over Redeemer Classical Christian in a season opening win.

RCC    4--0--0-2 = 6
MSD 25-19-18-5 = 67

Halftime - Maryland led 44-4.

MSD
John Werner, Jr.: 8 points, 3 assists, 4 steals
Rory Lewis: 26 points
Esteban Kovacs: 5 points, 6 assists, 4 steals
Miguel Pavao: 6 points, 3 rebounds
Stefan Anderson: 9 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds
Jason Werner: 9 points, 11 rebounds
Thomas Apfel, Jr.: 2 points, 3 steals
Janos Giuranna: 2 points, 5 rebounds

Team Total FG: 27
Team Total 3FG: 9 (Lewis 8, Kovacs)
Team Total FT: 4-8

RCC: Isaiah Taft 3, Josh Sadowski 1, Aaron Sadowski 2.

Team Total FG: 2
Team Total 3FG: 1 (Taft)
Team Total FT: 1-1

americanAmerican 64 Midstate Christian 8

American School for the Deaf Varsity Boys basketball team opened the season with a resounding 64-8 victory over Midstate Christian. First string played for half of the first quarter before giving away to second string and third string. Second and third string played out the rest of the game. Jey Cruz notched 13 points and six steals in his varsity debut. Andrew Parent scored nine points, several players contributed 4-6 points each. Andrew Ray Taylor scored eight points in less than four minutes of action. Focus from the second quarter on was skill development and passing. (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 45 New Jersey 16

We traveled to New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD) for our first basketball game and the boys were ready to go along with some of our new players who did really. The top scorers were Jacob Cross with 12 points, seven rebounds, and five steals. Nasir Ford had 16 points, four rebounds, four steals, and four blocks. Peter Dammer finished with eight points and three rebounds. Hazim Haroun grabbed five rebounds and newcomer Darnell Godbolt had four points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

PSD 15-17-6-7 = 45
NJSD 2--4-2-8 = 16

Halftime - Pennsylvania led 35-6.

mississippiMount Olive 49 Mississippi 38

Mark Campbell had team high 15 points and four steals for Mississippi and Kenmarkis Meeks added 13 points with three steals and three assists.

MSD  7-11-10-10 = 38
MO 13-14—-8-14 = 49

Halftime - Mount Olive led 27-18.

MSD (1-4): K. Meeks 13, Campbell 15, Wilson 2, Jones 5, Moore 2.

Team Total FG: 12-43
Team Total 3FG: 0-7
Team Total FT: 13-22

indianaBethesda Christian 67 Indiana 32

Jared Beckler scored team high 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists for Indiana. Jared Pothorski chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.

ISD (1-1): Beckler 10, Jenkins 2, Bippus 9, Dickerson 3, Pothorski 8.

Team Total FG: 9-28
Team Total 3FG: 2-16 (Beckler, Dickerson)
Team Total FT: 8-19

Tennessee - Vikings Basketball fall to Hancock County. 62-35. DeSean Freeman led with 14 points and six rebounds.

Texas 50 KIPP Austin 30

KIPP (4-2)  9--5--3-13 = 30
TSD (3-0) 17-12-14--7 = 50

Halftime - Texas led 29-14.

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