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Prep Basketball Roundup - December 30

Friday, December 29, 2017

Boys Basketball

Maryland 64 Fannett-Metal 33 - Championship

Maryland had strong starts in the first and third quarters to get a decisive win against Fannnett-Metal in the championship game at the 45th Annual Fannett-Metal Christmas Tournament.

John Werner, Jr. earned MVP honors with a 19-point, three assists, and four rebounds performance. Stefan Anderson and Rory Lewis were named to the All-Tournament team. Anderson put in 13 points with five rebounds and four assists. Lewis hit on 19 points and passed out three assists.

2017 Maryland BBB FM Champs
2017 Fannett-Metal Christmas Tournament Champions - Maryland School for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of MSD Athletics)

MSD 17-18-17-12 = 64
FM     7-13--2-11 = 33

Halftime - Maryland led 35-20.

MSD (9-2):
Jaden Joseph: 1 point, 5 assists, 4 rebounds
John Werner, Jr.: 19 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Rory Lewis: 19 points, 3 assists
Esteban Kovacs: 3 assists
Stefan Anderson: 13 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Jason Werner: 10 points, 12 rebounds, 1 block
Janos Giuranna: 2 points

Team Total FG: 24
Team Total 3FG: 7 (Werner, Jr. 4, Lewis 3)
Team Total FT: 9-14

FM: Darston Warren 6, Lucas Wingert 12, Colby Adams 7, Frank Ryder 6, Timber Brookens 2.

Team Total FG: 14
Team Total 3FG: 4 (Ryder 2, Warren 2)
Team Total FT: 1-2

Texas @ New Year’s Eve Shootout

texasCentral Catholic is a TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools) 6A school and we are in 4A. I thought our boys battled hard but fatigue set in after playing two games in five hours after a long winter break. We managed to score only two points in third quarter and ultimately cost us this game. We will play two more games tomorrow against two schools from Houston and San Antonio. (Contributed by Head Coach Andy Donatich)

Game 1 - Texas 56 Utopia 32

TSD 21-13-15-7 = 56
UHS  7--6-11-8 = 32

Halftime - Texas led 34-13.

Game 2 - Central Catholic 40 Texas 34

TSD   8-13-2-11 = 34
CCHS 5-11-8-14 = 40

Halftime - Texas led 21-16.

Girls Basketball

marylandMaryland 60 Washington 24

Cassidy Perry erupted for 36 points and 18 rebounds to carry Maryland past Washington at the annual Hancock Mixer. Rajena Guettler chipped in with 11 points and six rebounds.

MSD 11-22-10-17 = 60
WHS  10--5--4--5 = 24

Halftime - Maryland led 33-15.

MSD (6-2):
A. Glennon: 3 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals
S. Herzig-Wilcox: 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
A. Patterson: 2 rebounds
C. Perry: 36 points, 18 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists, 1 block
R. Guettler: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists
H. Johnston-Shaw: 2 steals
E. Beldon: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals, 4 assists
M. Luebehusen: 1 steal
E. Kovacs: 2 steals

Team FG: 23
Team 3-FG: 1 (Beldon)
Team FT: 10-17

WHS: J. Lutman 8, A. DeSimone 4, K. Crockett 3, S. King 5, B. Johnson 4.

Team FG: 8
Team 3-FG: 1 (Lutman)
Team FT: 3-6

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - December 28

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Maryland 73 McConnellsburg 37 - Semifinals

marylandMaryland picked up a big win against McConnellsburg in the semifinals of the 45th Annual Fannett-Metal Christmas Tournament hosted by Fannett-Metal High School in Willow Hill, Pennsylvania. Maryland broke open the game in the second quarter when the Orioles outscored McConnellsburg 26-7 to build a 20-point lead at the half.

Rory Lewis led all scorers for Maryland with 21 points followed by John Werner, Jr. who had 17. Stefan Anderson had team high 11 rebounds.

Maryland will play against the winner of Fannett-Metal and Shalom Christian game for the championship Friday night, December 29 at 7:30 p.m.

MHS  11--7--9-10 = 37
MSD 12-26-16-19 = 73

Halftime - Maryland led 38-18.

MSD (8-2):
Jaden Joseph: 8 points, 5 assists, 4 steals, 5 rebounds, 1 block
John Werner, Jr.: 17 points, 4 assists, 3 steals
Rory Lewis: 21 points, 3 steals, 1 block
Esteban Kovacs: 2 points, 3 assists 3 rebounds
Miguel Pavao: 2 points, 4 rebounds
Stefan Anderson: 4 points, 11 rebounds, 4 steals
Jason Werner: 15 points, 4 rebounds, 1 block
Ethan Sheppeck: 2 points
Janos Giuranna: 2 points

Team Total FG: 31
Team Total 3FG: 6 (Lewis 4, Werner, Jr. 2)
Team Total FT: 5-9

MHS: Philip Strait 2, Colton Mellott 2, Lucas McClain 8, Cale Harman 2, Kolby Brown 2, Nehemiah Romig 1, Dominick Reed 20.

Team Total FG: 15
Team Total 3FG: 1 (Reed)
Team Total FT: 6-16

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - December 22

Thursday, December 21, 2017

rochesterRochester Rapids Homeschool 68 Rochester 31

Rochester Rapids Homeschool sprinted to an huge lead early in the game and cruised to a win over Rochester. Bode Aggas was the lead scorer for Rochester with 16 along with six rebounds. Clarence Market pulled down team best 12 rebounds.

From Coach Anthony Palmer - “Bode Aggas (Sophomore) is leading our team averaging 24.7 points, 11.8 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 2.2 blocks per game. Clarence Market is big helper averaging 7.2 points and 10.5 rebounds per game.”

RRHS 21-25-10-12 = 68
RSD     8-14--7--2 = 31

Halftime - Rochester Rapids led 46-22.

RSD (1-6): Aggas 16, Ruper 5, Perez 3, Market 2, Cangialosi 1, Michalek 4.

Team Total FG: 6-24
Team Total 3FG: 4-19 (Aggas 2, Ruper, Perez)
Team Total FT: 7-14

rhode-islandHorace Mann 39 Rhode Island 35

RISD played host to Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in our last official game of 2017. HMS jumped out to an early 8-4 lead through the first eight minutes of the game and was able to maintain the lead into halftime as the score was 17-12.

Our coaches tried to instill some sense of urgency into our players to fight their way back into the game instead of giving up. We were able to storm back into the game, tying the game up at 26 apiece thanks to our point guard Jayden Elias taking over the offense. Our players' energy was flying, a little too high as we allowed HMS to score the next six points. Our players tried their best to chip away at the lead by turning up the pressure on defense, but we didn't take full advantage of our opportunities on offense and rebounding to take the lead once and for all.

HMS won the exciting game 39-35. They have definitely improved a lot since the last time we met at ASD in the New England School for the Deaf basketball Tipoff tournament. We look forward to playing them once again in February before the ESDAA Division 2 Tournament. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

HMS  17-22 = 39
RISD 12-23 = 35

RISD (3-6): Jayden Elias 21, Mario Pacheco 6, Timothy Jallah 4, Juan Fernandes 4.

marylandMaryland 80 CHEN 22

Five players scored in double digits for Maryland with Rory Lewis and John Werner, Jr. leading the way with 19 apiece.

CHEN  3--3--6-10 = 22
MSD 22-30-15-13 = 80

Halftime - Maryland led 52-6.

MSD (7-2): John Werner, Jr. 19, Rory Lewis 19, Esteban Kovacs 15, Miguel Pavao 4, Stefan Anderson 10, Jason Werner 11, Thomas Apfel, Jr. 2.

Team Total FG: 32
Team Total 3FG: 12 (Lewis 5, Kovacs 4, Werner, Jr. 3)
Team Total FT: 4-5

CHEN: B. Curtis 3, R. Fahs 3, A. Graham 4, K. Collins 12.

Team Total FG: 8
Team Total 3FG: 5 (Collins 4, Fahs)
Team Total FT: 1-4

indianaIndiana 61 Indiana Math & Science Academy 47

Four players scored in double-digits for Indiana with Kyle Jenkins leading the way with 15. Jared Beckler picked up a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Beckler also had team high six steals.

IMS 8-15-10-14 = 47
ISD 9-17-16-19 = 61

Halftime - Indiana led 26-23.

IMS (2-6): Lewis 16, Iwu 10, Stewart 6, Gooding 6, Thomas 5, Weathers 4.

ISD (3-3): Gordon 12, Beckler 10, Jenkins 15, Edwards 3, Dickerson 13, Pothorski 8.

Team Total FG: 20-59
Team Total 3FG: 3-14 (Beckler, Dickerson 2)
Team Total FT: 12-19

new-yorkStamford Academy 56 New York 50

Jaykuss Figueroa had team high 19 points, four assists, and three blocks for New York. Alnord Deski added 13 points and 13 rebounds.

SA     11-17-16-12 = 56
NYSD 12-10-14-14 = 50

Halftime - Stamford led 28-22.

NYSD (2-7): Tejeda 4, Deski 13, Gonzalez 5, Al-Khatib 6, Figueroa 19, Crawford-Ponder 3.

Team Total FG: 20-48
Team Total 3FG: 0-7
Team Total FT: 10-21

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania - Chad D’Amore recorded a double-double for Western Pennsylvania with 26 points and 14 rebounds in a 53-46 win against Jefferson County Christian.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New Mexico 62 Tierra Encantada 43

new-mexicoWednesday night was our last game for 2017 and our Roadrunners did well on the court. Before the pre-game warm-ups, I picked the quote “Don’t STOP when you are tired, STOP when you are done.” The boys showed hustle all the way and did not stop. Junior Deven Thompson made 25 points and 12 rebounds, while his two teammates, 8th grader Bruce Brewer, Jr. scored 17 points and senior Jonathan Garcia added 16 points. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

NMSD (7-2): Portillo 4, Brewer 17, Thompson 25, Gracia 16.

Team Total FG: 16-43
Team Total 3FG: 6-20 (Portillo, Brewer 3, Gracia 2)
Team Total FT: 12-27

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

rhode-islandMarie Philip 57 Rhode Island 13

RISD's Boys Basketball Team traveled to Marie Philip School for our first and only matchup against the Galloping Ghosts. This was going to be our toughest matchup of the season as MPS looks to be one of the favorites for ESDAA D-I Tournament. MPS dominated from the opening tipoff and cruised to an easy 57-13 victory. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

RISD  4–-9 = 13
MPS 24-33 = 57

RISD (3-5): Jayden Elias 7, Timothy Jallah 6.

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - December 22

Thursday, December 21, 2017

lexingtonLexington 42 Lowell 7

Lexington cruised to an easy win against Lowell yesterday afternoon. Gigi Zheng scored 15 points and dished out three assists and Yennifer Garcia had team high 13 rebounds.

LSD 23-10-6-3 = 42
LOW  0–-3-2-2 = 7

Halftime - Lexington led 33-3.

LSD (3-0):
Gigi Zheng: 15 points, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Dorgianny Flores: 9 points, 3 rebounds, 6 steals
May Tun: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Yenifer Garcia: 4 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Heidy De La Rosa: 4 points, 2 steals

new-yorkNew York 32 Stamford Academy 25

New York capitalized on a 14-8 advantage in the third quarter to pick up a close win against Stamford Academy. Freshman Silmara Campos had team best 11 points along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals.

SA      3-5--8-9 = 25
NYSD 4-7-14-7 = 32

Halftime - New York led 11-8.

NYSD (2-5): Campos 11, S. Pon 6, Johnson 6, Walker 2, B. Pon 7.

Team Total FG: 13-36
Team Total 3FG: 1-5 (B. Pon)
Team Total FT: 3-4

rhode-islandRhode Island 22 Horace Mann 15

We played host to Horace Mann School's girls basketball team however, we had to classify this as an exhibition because HMS needed to play one player who was overage in order to make this game possible.

We put up a strong first half, getting most of our points off HMS' turnovers and was able to secure a 13-7 halftime lead.

HMS ate away at the lead into the second half before we were able to pull away to secure the lead and the game, winning 22-15. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

HMS   7-8 = 15
RISD 13-9 = 22

Halftime - Rhode Island led 13-7

RISD: Yasmin S. 9, Melissa E. 5, Lillian K. 4, Ellie L. 2, Olivia C. 2.

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania - Danielle Fisher had 10 points and Olivia Larson added six for Western Pennsylvania in a 28-20 loss to Jefferson County Christian.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Covenant Christian 47 Marie Philip 10

marie-philipThe Lady Ghosts had a game on the home court against a fundamentally sound powerhouse Covenant Christian Academy. In the first half, CCA started off strong and scored quick points on us. CCA also forced turnovers and dominated on the glass as they out-rebounded us. For the second half, the Lady Ghosts changed their energy and challenged CCA’s perimeter defense but we suffered our second loss of the season. (Contributed by Coach Dee West)

CCA 26-21 = 47
MPS 6—-4 = 10

Halftime - Convenant Christian led 26-6.

MPS (6-2/2-0): Z. Elliott-Mendelsohn 4, Toledo 2, Dy 2, Rochette 2.

Team Total FG: 5-22
Team Total 3FG: 0-9
Team Total FT: 0-6

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

rhode-islandMarie Philip 34 Rhode Island 6

RISD Girls traveled to Framingham to play Marie Philip School before the holidays break. The game was tense for the first five minutes of the game as RISD held a delicate 2-0 lead.

MPS' Lady Ghosts finally found their shooting touch and galloped on a 17-1 run to close out the first half. MPS would continue to dominate the game on both ends of the floor and won the game 34-6 as our girls struggled with their second-chance opportunities. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

RISD  3--3 = 6
MPS 17-17 = 34

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - December 21

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

new-mexicoNew Mexico 64 Tierra Encantada 43

Deven Thompson had a dominant night for New Mexico with 25 points, 12 rebounds, and seven blocks. Jonathan Gracia scored 16 and dished out six assists.

TE        9-12--9-13 = 43
NMSD 20-14-19-11 = 64

Halftime - New Mexico led 34-21.

NMSD (7-2): Portillo 4, Brewer 17, Thompson 25, Gracia 16.

Team Total FG: 16-43
Team Total 3FG: 6-20 (Portillo, Brewer 3, Gracia 2)
Team Total FT: 12-27

*Reprinted from Santa Fe New Mexican by James Barron

“New Mexico School for the Deaf is a dark horse. Imagine the smallest school in the North with the biggest kid in the region (6-foot-8 Deven Thompson). Add a couple of good guards, and the Roadrunners are turning heads at 6-2. If they can finish top two in District 1-1A, NMSD will do something it has never done in its program history — make the state tournament.”

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americanAmerican 54 Fishers Island 46

American overcame ice-cold shooting at Fishers Island and utilized a dominating third quarter to pull ahead for good in a 54-46 victory. Fishers Island School played with passion through the first half staying even with the Tigers. ASD relied heavily on the "Twin Towers" of Andrew Ray Taylor who contributed 17 points, 12 rebounds, five blocks and Jarmal Puryear who scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. Dylan Mallach contributed an efficient 10 points. Team record is 6-0 heading into winter break. (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

marie-philipCovenant Christian 49 Marie Philip 42

We didn't get our sweet victory and gift from Covenant Christin. We simply gave away our chance to win. We got off with a good start and then fell apart at the end of game. With foul troubles, we had to sit our players. Covenant Christian came back with some nice scoring against us. We missed many golden opportunities for an easy lay-up and jump shots in the fourth quarter that was costly. We need to improve ourselves for next two months. (Contributed by Head Coach John Monahan)

MPS 24-18 = 42
CCA 20-29 = 49

Halftime - Marie Philip led 24-20.

MPS (5-4/2-2): Florio 3, Monahan 16, Silva 4, Christoffels 17, Furzland 2.

Team Total FG: 14-38
Team Total 3FG: 3-15 (Florio, Silva, Chritoffels)
Team Total FT: 5-11

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

new-yorkMontfort Academy 62 New York 48

The game went very well but we were cold in the first half as Montfort led by 19 points, 35-16. We finally found our offense in the second half as we fought back to cut Montfort’s lead to 10 points in the 4th quarter but we were not able to stay close as they ran away with a win by 14 points. Alnord Deski led with 16 points, 14 rebounds, and three assists. Jaykuss Figueroa added 12 points and eight rebounds. (Contributed by Head Coach Nicolas Tegni)

MA   15-20-12-15 = 62
NYSD 6-10-17-15 = 48

Halftime - Montfort Academy led 35-16.

NYSD (2-6): Tejeda 7, Deski 16, Gonzalez 9, Figueroa 12. Kiani 2, Crawford-Ponder 2.

Team Total FG: 17-40
Team Total 3FG: 3-10 (Tejeda, Gonzalez, Figueroa)
Team Total FT: 1-6

Monday, December 18, 2017

new-yorkGerman International 59 New York 26

Our boys struggled with our offense as we got a lot of open shots but the ball was not falling in. Our field goal percentage for the game was 25% as we shot 12 out of 48. Alnord Deski led with six points and 10 rebounds. Joshua Crawford-Ponder with four points, five rebounds, and two blocks. (Contributed by Head Coach Nicolas Tegni)

NYSD 1-12--9--4 = 26
GIS 10-15-19-15 = 59

Halftime - German International led 25-13.

NYSD (2-5): Tejeda 2, Deski 6, Gonzalez 5, Al-Khatib 4, Figueroa 5, Crawford-Ponder 4.

Team Total FG: 11-39
Team Total 3FG: 1-9 (Figueroa)
Team Total FT: 1-2

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - December 21

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

americanFishers Island 40 American 19

The girls team lost to Fishers Island School in a very physical game between the two schools. ASD struggled with fouls and playing with just five players through the game. Craichelle Morrison led the team with eight points and six rebounds while Oriana Foss contributed with six points. Emily Pagan scored five points and grabbed 10 rebounds. (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

marie-philipCovenant Christian 47 Marie Philip 10

Belinda Toledo had team high six rebounds along with two steal and two points for Marie Philip in a league loss to Covenant Christian.

CCA 26-21 = 47
MPS 6—-4 = 10

Halftime - Convenant Christian led 26-6.

MPS (6-2): Z. Elliott-Mendelsohn 4, Toledo 2, Dy 2, Rochette 2.

Team Total FG: 5-22
Team Total 3FG: 0-9
Team Total FT: 0-6

Saturday, December 16, 2017

fremontFremont 47 Riverside 24

It was a long bus trip, but we were thrilled to be in southern California for the Battle of California matchup against our sister school, CSD Riverside! Riverside won the first three events – Academic Bowl, Wrestling and Boys Basketball, so our team was determined to prevent a sweep.

The game was a low-scoring defensive battle in the first half. It was a difficult atmosphere to play in front of the loud and spirited Cubs crowd wearing red. The scoring went back and forth, as neither team led more than 4 points. Riverside appeared to take the lead 12-11 into halftime but we took the lead with :06 remaining to make it 13-12.

Riverside scored the first points of third quarter then CSD went on a 13-0 run going up 25-14. That was the key of the game as we never looked back and continued to stretch our lead for a 34-12 second half. They played hard through to the end. It is always a difficult game playing against a rival, especially with another Deaf school and Riverside gave us a great match.

Overall, the team had 39% shooting, 37 Rebounds, 16 Assists, 14 Steals and 6 Blocks. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CSD  6–7–19–15 = 47
CSDR 7–5–-5–-9 = 24

Halftime - Fremont led 13-12.

Top scorers:
Malia Zornoza: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 4 steals, 2 blocks
Jade Dawson: 10 points, 3 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Mahlia Thornton: 3 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals

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