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Lexington girls win ESDAA championship in defensive battle

Monday, February 19, 2018

Seven schools descended on the campus of Ohio School of for the Deaf for the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) 41st Annual Girls Basketball Division 1 Basketball Tournament.

The championship between Lexington and Western Pennsylvania was a low-scoring defensive battle between the two teams. Lexington prevailed by a single point, 20-19 and was led by the championship game MVP, Heidy De La Rosa. Pennsylvania took third place against Marie Philip, 46-22, and New York nudged past Ohio for 5th place, 44-42.

2018 Lexington GBB ESADAA D1 Champs
2018 ESDAA Girls Division 1 Champions - Lexington School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of LSD)

Final Results

Friday, February 16 (Quarterfinals)
Lexington 36 New York 28
Marie Philip 37 Ohio 26
Pennsylvania 28 American 12

Saturday, February 17
Consolation Semifinals
New York 39 American 15

Lexington 41 Pennsylvania 40
Western Pennsylvania 34 Marie Philip 12

Sunday, February 18 (Finals)
Lexington 20 Western Pennsylvania 19 - Championship
Pennsylvania 46 Marie Philip 22 - 3rd Place
New York 44 Ohio 42 - 5th Place

Places - 1st) Lexington 2nd) Western Pennsylvania 3rd) Pennsylvania 4th) Marie Philip 5th) New York 6th) Ohio 7th) American.

Championship Game MVP - Heidy De La Rosa, Lexington

All-Tournament Team
Heidy De La Rosa, Lexington
Gigi Zheng, Lexington
Yenifer Garcia, Lexington
Danielle Fisher, Western Pennsylvania
Olivia Larson, Western Pennsylvaina
Cassie Friday, Western Pennsylvania
Yasmean Evans, Pennsylvania
Gia DiGiacomo, Pennsylvania
Shayla Rochette, Marie Philip
Samantha Pon, New York
Mierra Robinson, Ohio
Craichelle Morrison, American

Team Awards
Team 21: Lexington
Team Free Throws: Lexington
Team Lay-Ups: Ohio
Team Sportsmanship: Ohio


Lexington 36 New York 28 - Quarterfinals

NYSD 3-8-10-7 = 28
LSD 10-5-10-9 = 36

Halftime - Lexington Led 15-11.

LSD (12-2):
Gigi Zheng: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Yenifer Garcia: 7 points, 8 rebounds, 1 steal
Heidy De La Rosa: 6 points, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 4 steals
May Tun: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals
Dorgianny Flores: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals

Lexington 41 Pennsylvania 40 - Semifinals

LSD 13--4--9-15 = 41
PSD  3-16-17--4 = 40

Halftime - Pennsylvania led 19-17.

LSD (13-2):
Heidy De La Rosa: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Gigi Zheng: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 5 steals
Dorgianny Flores: 6 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block, 3 steals
May Tun: 6 points, 3 rebounds
Yenifer Garcia: 4 points, 10 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal

Lexington 20 Western Pennsylvania 19 - Championship

Lexington ends 20-year drought winning the ESDAA Division 1 championship for first time since 1998.

LSD    6-2-8-4 = 20
WPSD 2-4-6-7 = 19

Halftime - Lexington led 8-6.

LSD (14-2):
Heidy De La Rosa: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Dorgianny Flores: 6 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 block, 7 steals
Gigi Zheng: 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks, 1 steal
Yenifer Garcia: 7 rebounds
May Tun: 2 rebounds, 4 steals

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania - Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak

Pennsylvania 28 American 12 - Quarterfinals

The first game of the ESDAA tournament, the Lady Panthers played and beat ASD to move on to semifinals. It was a physical game but the girls were able to come out on top. Yasmean Evans had a great defensive game with seven blocks and five steals and along with 13 points.

Lexington 41 Pennsylvania 40 - Semifinals

This was a very competitive game but it ended in a heartbreaking loss. Yasmean Evans finished the day with 25 points and 12 rebounds.

Pennsylvania 46 Marie Philip 22 - 3rd Place

The game started out close but the Lady Panthers were able to take the lead and pull away for the 3rd place berth. Yasmean Evans had 20 points and 13 rebounds.

We want to congratulate our girls on an amazing season with a final record of 18-2. We are so proud of them and look forward to the 2018-2019 season!

GPSD Basketball and Cheerleading tournament provides plenty of excitement

Friday, February 16, 2018

Last weekend from Thursday, February 8 through Saturday, February 10, Kansas School for the Deaf hosted the annual Great Plains Schools for the Deaf (GPSD) basketball and cheerleading tournament with eight schools participating.

The New Mexico boys who are having a stellar season this year won their first-ever GPSD championship defeating Minnesota in the title game, 53-41. The last championship in a Deaf regional tournament that New Mexico won was in 1977 at the California Classic which has since been renamed to Western States Basketball Classic.

2018 New Mexico BBB GPSD Champs
2018 GPSD Boys Basketball Champions - New Mexico School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of NMSD)

The tournament hosts, Kansas defeated Wisconsin 66-24 for third place and Oklahoma nudged past Arkansas, 52-46 to take 5th place. Iowa snapped a long-losing streak defeating Missouri 25-25 for 7th place.

Final Results

Thursday, February 8 (Quarterfinals)
Kansas 60 Oklahoma 39
Minnesota 68 Iowa 28
New Mexico 51 Missouri 43
Wisconsin 45 Arkansas 38

Friday, February 9
Minnesota 56 Kansas 49
New Mexico 57 Wisconsin 26

Consolation Semifinals
Arkansas 42 Missouri 37
Oklahoma 66 Iowa 36

Saturday, February 10 (Finals)
New Mexico 53 Minnesota 41 - Championship
Kansas 66 Wisconsin 24 - 3rd Place
Oklahoma 52 Arkansas 46 - 5th Place
Iowa 35 Missouri 25 - 7th Place

Places - 1st) New Mexico 2nd) Minnesota 3rd) Kansas 4th) Wisconsin 5th) Oklahoma 6th) Arkansas 7th) Iowa 8th) Missouri.

Boys All Tournament Team
Shaq’Ke Robinson, Arkansas
Layne Guerrero, Iowa
Jayman Washington, Kansas
Adam Rhode, Minnesota
Juan Salgado-Rodriquez, Minnesota
Mikal Meriwether, Missouri
Bruce Brewer, Jr., New Mexico
Deven Thompson, New Mexico
Dylan Evans, Oklahoma
Dakota Kangas, Wisconsin

Boys Sportsmanship Award - Iowa
Boys Free Throw Competition Champions – Minnesota
Boys Three-Point Competition Champions – Oklahoma

Kansas girls powered their way to the championship game with lopsided wins in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Arkansas barely squeaked past Minnesota in the quarterfinals with a one-point victory before cruising past Wisconsin in the semifinals. Kansas outscored Arkansas 20-13 in the second half to win the GPSD championship at home, 44-36. Madison Welch had a strong game for Kansas with 20 points, 20 rebounds, and six steals. Arkansas was led by Cieara Williams who had team high 21 points.

2018 Kansas GBB GPSD Champs
2018 GPSD Girls Basketball Champions - Kansas School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of KSD)

Wisconsin defeated New Mexico in a nail-biter, 28-26 for third place and Oklahoma paced their way to a 5th place win defeating Minnesota, 43-24. Missouri won 7th place in a low-scoring affair against Iowa, 13-8.

Final Results

Thursday, February 8 (Quarterfinals)
Arkansas 30 Minnesota 29
Kansas 43 Missouri 15
New Mexico 34 Oklahoma 33 - OT
Wisconsin 35 Iowa 5

Friday, February 9
Arkansas 49 Wisconsin 26
Kansas 58 New Mexico 21

Consolation Semifinals
Minnesota 23 Iowa 17
Oklahoma 28 Missouri 8

Saturday, February 10 (Finals)
Kansas 44 Arkansas 36 - Championship
Wisconsin 28 New Mexico 26 - 3rd Place
Oklahoma 43 Minnesota 24 - 5th Place
Missouri 13 Iowa 8 - 7th Place

Places - 1st) Kansas 2nd) Arkansas 3rd) Wisconsin 4th) New Mexico 5th) Oklahoma 6th) Minnesota 7th) Missouri 8th) Iowa.

Girls All Tournament Team
Marisa Albarran, Arkansas
Mikka Coburn, Arkansas
Madison Welch, Kansas
Tiadra Vang, Kansas
Kaylee Wells, Kansas
Kayla Mitchell, Minnesota
Lindsay Hand, New Mexico
Emily Cavello, Oklahoma
Miracle Pearson, Oklahoma
Lucero Urioztegui-Arreola, Wisconsin

Girls Sportsmanship Award – Iowa
Girls Free Throw Competition Champions – New Mexico
Girls Three-Point Competition Champions – New Mexico

Oklahoma had an outstanding performance as the team took first place in the cheerleading competition followed by Kansas for second and Arkansas for third place.

Wisconsin won the traveling Spirit Stick which is given to the cheerleading squad that exhibits the most spirit and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. The winner of this team award award is decided by the cheerleading coaches.

2018 Oklahoma Cheer GPSD Champs
2018 GPSD Cheerleading Champions - Oklahoma School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of Big Green Academic/Athletic Association)

Cheerleading Competition
1st Place – Oklahoma
2nd Place – Kansas
3rd Place – Arkansas

Cheerleading Jump Competition
1st Place - Carley Williams, Arkansas
2nd Place - Dylan Evans, Oklahoma
3rd Place - Emily Cavello, Oklahoma

All-Tournament Cheerleaders
Briana Stephens, Arkansas
Carley Williams, Arkansas
Carime Enciso-Garcia, Minnesota
Delanzia Hayes, Missouri
Jenita Felker, Oklahoma
Meagan Gorecki, Wisconsin

kansasKansas Girls

Kansas 43 Missouri 15 - Quarterfinals

MSD  4--6-1-14 = 15
KSD 16-17-6--4 = 43

Halftime - Kansas led 33-10.

KSD (15-4): Madison Welch: 18, Kaylee Wells: 17, Tiadra Vang 6.

Kansas 58 New Mexico 21 - Semifinals

NMSD 2--7--6-6 = 21
KSD 17-22-13-6 = 58

Halftime - Kansas led 39-9.

KSD (16-4):
Madison Welch: 18 points, 14 rebounds
Kaylee Wells: 28 points, 2 rebounds
Tiadra Vang: 8 points, 2 assists

Kansas 44 Arkansas 36 - Championship

ASD 11-12--7--6 = 36
KSD  9-15-10-10 = 44

Halftime - Kansas led 24-23.

KSD (17-4):
Madison Welch: 20 points, 20 rebounds, 6 steals
Kaylee Wells: 7 points
Tiadra Vang: 13 points, 2 rebounds, 2 assists

arkansasArkansas Girls

Arkansas 30 Minnesota 29 - Quarterfinals

ASD (8-13): Mikka Coburn 15, Cieara Williams 8, Marisa Albarran 7.

Arkansas 49 Wisconsin 24 - Semifinals

ASD (9-13): Mikka Coburn 26, Cieara Williams 11, Faith Stufflebean 8, Marisa Albarran 4.

Kansas 44 Arkansas 36 - Championship

ASD 11-12--7--6 = 36
KSD  9-15-10-10 = 44

Halftime - Kansas led 24-23.

ASD (9-14): Cieara Williams 21, Mikka Coburn 13, Marisa Albarran 2.

arkansasArkansas Boys

Wisconsin 45 Arkansas 38 - Quarterfinals

ASD (4-20): Hammad Khan 17, Shaq’ke Robinson 11, Jamarian Sission 6, David Merriman 4.

Arkansas 42 Missouri 37 - Consolation Semifinals

ASD (5-20): Shaq’ke Robinson 19, Hammad Khan 11, Jamarian Sission 8, Shamsudeen Sulaiman 4.

Oklahoma 52 Arkansas 46 - 5th Place

ASD (5-21): Shaq’Ke Robinson 15, Hammad Khan 11, David Merriman 11, Jamarian Sission 9.

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 16

Thursday, February 15, 2018

marylandMaryland wrapped up its regular season with an easy win against former league-rivals, New Life Christian at home. Rory Lewis led the offensive attack with 20 points and five steals. Jaden Joseph added 17 points and nine rebounds.

NLC    9--6--4--8 = 27
MSD 16-20-17-12 = 65

Halftime - Maryland led 36-15.

MSD (21-5):
Jaden Joseph: 17 points, 9 rebounds
John Werner, Jr.: 9 points, 4 assists, 3 steals
Rory Lewis: 20 points, 5 steals
Esteban Kovacs: 1 point, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Miguel Pavao: 6 points
Stefan Anderson: 10 points, 8 rebounds
Enow Otto: 2 points, 2 blocks

Team Total FG: 22
Team Total 3FG: 8 (Lewis 4, Werner Jr 3, Joseph)
Team Total FT: 13-25

NLC: Adrian Vasquez 7, Liam Stakem 4, Caleb Mason 3, Vassily Wood 13.

Team Total FG: 9
Team Total 3FG: 6 (Wood 3, Vasquez 2, Mason)
Team Total FT: 3-6

Record: 21-5

Illinois - Hawks roll past ISD

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

new-mexicoNew Mexico 39 Coronado 26

Congratulations to our boys for clinching the district title with Wednesday night’s win over Coronado! The Roadrunners worked so hard and kept fighting to keep the lead for the entire game. The score is lower than usual because the boys were exhausted from playing seven games in two weeks. We are looking forward to tonight’s game with Walatowa Charter. The boys are hungry to break the school record for overall wins. The team is currently tied at 18 for the school record.

New Mexico School for the Deaf clinches outright district title

We have the district title which means we get an automatic bid to the state tournament. We still need to win the districts to be considered district champions and bring the trophy home. The district championship game will take place at NMSD next Saturday, February 24th at 5:00 p.m. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

District record: 6-1

Atlanta Area as a #3 seed fell to the #1 seed Howard School in the Atlanta Athletic Conference championship game, 77-44. Marquise King scored team high 25 points for Atlanta Area.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

marie-philipCommonwealth School 57 Marie Philip 53 (OT) - MBIL D2 Quarterfinals

Without two key starters from our squad along with fatigue from the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) at Western Pennsylvania, we did well in the first half with a 22-19 lead. For the second half, our boys started to show fatigue and were not able to control the lead when we were up by 11 points. Commonwealth made some strange shots that I would never thought would go in. Maybe its some magic spell on them and they came back to close the gap. Several key free-throws on our side didn't convert and that gave Commonwealth a chance at the end.

They scored on a trey and narrowed our lead to one point then fouled our player with 11 seconds left. 8th grader Tyler Furzland made one out of two free-throws. Commonwealth took a timeout and then regrouped to put a shot. A Commonwealth player went one-on-one against Kacey Monahan and he made a nice block but time stopped as the ball went out of bounds. Again, the same player got the ball and turned around, banking a nice shot over Kacey Monahan to tie the game at 45.

In overtime period, Commonwealth had momentum and were almost perfect on their shots from all over. With the loss, we were eliminated from the Mass Bay Independent League Division 2 tournament in the quarterfinals. Kacey Monahan had a monstrous game with 39 points, 14 rebounds, and seven blocks. He has just three points left to reach the 1,000 point milestone. (Contributed by Head Coach John Monahan)

TCS 19-26-12 = 57
MPS 22-23--8 = 53

Halftime - Marie Philip led 22-19.

MPS (14-9/6-4): Kyle Florio 5, Kacey Monahan 39, Slavik Sukhovtev 2, Dakota Rochette 2, Tyler Furzland 5.

Team Total FG: 13-24
Team Total 3FG: 5-17 (Florio, Monahan 4)
Team Total FT: 12-28

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 16

Thursday, February 15, 2018

marylandSaint Maria Goretti 49 Maryland 45

Cassidy Perry had 22 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks for Maryland in a non-league loss to Saint Maria Goretti. Ernelina Beldon added nine points and seven steals.

MSD   6-15-12-12 = 45
SMG 11-14-14-10 = 49

Halftime - Saint Maria Goretti led 25-21.

MSD (19-5):
A. Glennon: 1 rebound, 1 assist
S. Herzig Wilcox: 1 point, 5 rebounds, 5 steals
C. Perry: 22 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 7 assists, 2 blocks
R. Guettler: 6 points, 6 rebounds, 8 steals, 2 assists
E. Beldon: 9 points, 7 steals, 4 assists,
E. Kovacs: 7 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Team Total FG: 14
Team Total 3FG: 1 (Beldon)
Team Total FT: 14-23

SMG (19-10): P. Kirchner 9, M. Rife 4, P. Demory 9, K. Stubbs 15, A. Jean-Jacques 12.

Team Total FG: 13
Team Total 3FG: 3 (Kirchner, Stubbs, Jean-Jacques)
Team Total FT: 14-21

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

lexingtonLexington 50 Winston Prep 12

Lexington crushed Winston Prep in a league road game on Wednesday afternoon. Gigi Zheng had team best 22 points for Lexington along with five rebounds, and three steals. May Tun contributed with 12 points and four steals.

LSD 15-8-13-12 = 50
WP    2-4–-4--2 = 12

Halftime - Lexington led 23-6.

Gigi Zheng: 22 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block, 3 steals
May Tun: 12 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals
Dorgianny Flores: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 6 steals
Heidy De La Rosa: 6 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 steal
Vanessa Reyes: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals

michiganLandmark 49 Michigan 11

We played Landmark for the second time this season and the final outcome was the same as the first meeting as we fell, 49-11. Our team leader was Candace Fleming with four points, three rebounds, and a steal. Khadijah Ali added four points. Haley Cooper chipped in with two points, four rebounds, and a steal. Kaylie Edwards had a point and two rebounds. (Contributed by Head Coach Lucas VanDalen)

MSD 1--2--4--4 = 11
LA   9-15-12-13 = 49

Halftime - Landmark led 24-3.

League record: 0-7

new-mexicoCoronado 58 New Mexico 9

The Roadrunners had a tough road game against Coronado which we were not prepared for. Freshman Victoria Baca led the way with six points, three rebounds, and a steal. (Contributed by Head Coach Roderick Stickley)

NMSD 2--0--3--4 = 9
COR 18-14-13-13 = 58

Halftime - Cornado led 32-2.

NMSD (5-12/0-3): Victoria Bua 6, Sophia Martinez 3.

Team Total FG: 3-23
Team Total 3FG: 1-5 (Martinez)
Team Total FT: 0-2

COR (18-7/3-0): Alia Vigil 10, Jaylene Jacquez 10, Maryann Gonzales 7, Jazmyn Delgado 5, Molly McCellan 10, Sol Vigil 3, Janessa Madrid 12.

Team Total FG: 21-47
Team Total 3FG: 5-8 (Jacquez 2, Gonzales, Delgado, Vigil)
Team Total FT: 0-5

Atlanta Area (#3 seed) lost to The Howard School (#1 seed) 54-29 in the Atlanta Athletic Conference championship game. Tatiana Malone led Atlanta Area with 16 points.

Swishes and sign language: St. Mary's School for the Deaf providing students with opportunities

By Jenna Callari

stmarysBuffalo, N.Y. (WKBW) - The sound of shoes on the hardwood, a basketball being passed from teammate to teammate, and the crowd cheering. Those are all normal sounds you hear when attending a basketball game.

But it's the one thing you don't hear that makes St. Mary's pretty special.

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Source: WKBW Buffalo

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 14

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

texasTexas - We lost to Brentwood Christian last night, 23-22 in a 4A District 4 tie-breaker game. It was a very low scoring affair as they played very patient on offense with no shot clock. We fouled with two seconds left and they hit both free throws to go up 1. We missed so now we're in 3rd for district. This means we will go down to Woodlands Christian (Houston) to play our Area round opponent. Games from now on are survive and advance. (Contributed by Head Coach Brian Sipek)

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 41 City School Philadelphia 23

City School of Philadelphia came on campus for our final home game of the season. The Lady Panthers started out a little sleepy but were still able to prevail, 41-23. Our high scorers were Yasmean Evans with 21 points and Gia DiGiacomo added 11. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

lexingtonLexington 50 Stevenson 24

Lexington cruised to a easy league win behind Gigi Zheng and May Tun with both notching double-doubles. Zheng scored team high 18 points with 11 rebounds and five assists. Tun put in 10 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists.

STE   8-5–-5--6 = 24
LSD 18-6-14-12 = 50

Halftime : LEX led 24 - 13

LSD (10-2):
Gigi Zheng: 18 points, 11 rebounds, 5 assists
May Tun: 14 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists
Vanessa Reyes: 10 points, 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Dorgianny Flores: 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists
Lawryn Hernandez: 2 points, 10 rebounds, 1 block, 2 steals

missouriColumbia Independent 25 Missouri 22

Columbia Independent outscored Missouri 11-4 in the fourth quarter for a come-from-behind win, 25-22 in a season finale. Delanzia Hayes had 15 points for Missouri and the team ends season with a 2-18 record.

MSD 13-4-1--4 = 22
CI      5-2-7-11 = 25

Halftime - Missouri led 17-7.

MSD (2-18): Delanzia Hayes 15.

CI: Holmgren 9, Sayers 5.

new-mexicoDesert Academy 35 New Mexico 23

We opened up the game trailing 6-2 in the first quarter in a physical game but nothing the players have not experienced before. During the second half, we were down 19-8. We were unable to get fired up and play consistent. However, we came out the second half with much better effort and scored 15 points to their 16. Freshman Victoria Baca came out of her shooting slump and led the team with 10 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Mya Malone dominated the glass with 11 rebounds, six points, three blocks, and an assist. Lindsay Hand had a quiet night with five points, five assists, three rebounds, two steals, and two blocks. Sophia Martinez scored two points, grabbed a rebound and a steal. Olivia Haley grabbed two rebounds. Andrea Leyba helped the team with three rebounds. Sherrena Bob played all four quarters and contributed to the team with two rebounds, an assist, and a steal. (Contributed by Head Coach Roderick Stickley)

marylandMaryland 64 Covenant Life 19

Maryland blew away Covenant Life in the final league game of the season at home to finish first in the West division of the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC) with a 8-1 record. Cassidy Perry once again led Maryland with 22 points, 18 rebounds, and five assists. Rajena Guettler contributed with 19 points, five rebounds, five assists, and four steals.

MSD 17-19-12-16 = 64
CLS    4--3--6--6 = 19

MSD (19-4/8-1):
A. Glennon: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 2 steals
S. Herzig Wilcox: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 steals, 3 assists
A. Patterson: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals
C. Perry: 22 points, 18 rebounds, 2 steals, 5 assists, 1 block
R. Guettler: 19 points, 5 rebounds, 4 steals, 5 assists
H. Johnston-Shaw: 3 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists
E. Beldon: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 5 steals, 8 assists
M. Luebehusen: 6 points, 6 rebounds,
E. Kovacs: 3 points, 4 rebounds

Team Total FG: 26
Team Total 3FG: 0
Team Total FT: 12-18

CLS (2-13/0-8): S. Campbell 1, A. Brewer 8, A. Stockton 7, K. Stancik 1, A. Malcolm 2.

Team Total FG: 8
Team Total 3FG: 0
Team Total FT: 3-7

michiganSt. Thomas More 39 Michigan 27

Last night, we played against St. Thomas More Academy with just six players and they showed improvement over the first time when we played against them which we lost badly, 56-6. The final score for this game was 39-27 in St. Thomas More’s favor. Second chance offense rebounds by St. Thomas More hurt us the most. Wendy Chicky led the team with 14 points, five rebounds, and a steal. Candace Fleming chipped in with nine points, four steals, and four rebounds. Rina Manssora had two points, four steals, and three rebounds. Crystal Katcher finished with two points and an assist. (Contributed by Head Coach Lucas VanDalen)

MSD  7-4-4-12 = 27
STM 17-6-6-10 = 39

Halftime - St. Thomas More led 23-11.

oregonCanyondale Christian 42 Oregon 21

Oregon fell to Canyondale Christian in the final game of the season, 42-21. Jenna O’Deay had team best eight points for Oregon. Oregon end their campaign with a 4-19 record.

OSD  4--5--5--7 = 21
CCA 6-13-10-13 = 42

Halftime - Canyondale Christian led 19-9.

OSD (4-19): O’Deay 8, Gwinn 3, Cano 2, Ferguson 6, Zachary 2.

Team Total 3FG: 0

CCA (7-14): Tuan 14, Lee 6, Okada 11, Mucyo 11

Team Total 3FG: 6 (Mucyo 3, Lee 1, Okada 2)

rhode-islandRhode Island -  Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel

Friday, February 9th @ ESDAA Division II Girls Basketball Tournament in Delaware
#6 Rhode Island 23 #3 St. Mary's 19

We came into this game as underdogs and our girls embraced this mentality. We were motivated the entire trip from Rhode Island to Delaware, ready to make some noise and we did. We played St. Mary's tough and we played spirited basketball. The coaches were amazed by our girls' display of teamwork as we grabbed a critical 13-10 halftime lead. Our guard Yasmin Sicaju took over in the second half and scored eight out of nine second-half points and we were able to stop St. Mary's' key players and scored a huge 23-19 victory.

RISD: Yasmin Sicaju 11, Olivia Collins 7, Lillian Klien 3, Ellie Lister 2.

Saturday, February 10th @ ESDAA Divison II Girls Basketball Tournament in Delaware
#2 Rochester 30 #6 Rhode Island 8

This was going to be a huge test for us especially considering that Rochester was one of the favorites to contend for the ESDAA championship this year. We played against them at MKSD in the Tip-Off Tournament in December and they soundly defeated us without their best player.

We knew that our girls had to play even better than they did against St. Mary's if we were to have any chance of advancing. The first quarter saw both teams tied at 4-4 apiece and things were looking good for us. In the second quarter, Rochester found their scoring touch and immediately pulled away, putting the game out of reach. Our girls tried to battle back, but we were emotionally burned out from yesterday and couldn't do much as Rochester won the game 30-8.

RISD: Lillian Klien 4, Yasmin Sicaju 2, Ellie Lister 2.

Sunday, February 11 @ ESDAA Division II Girls Basketball Tournament in Delaware
#4 New Jersey 29 #6 Rhode Island 10

We had a chance to win 3rd place, which would have been a great way to end the season for us but we had to go through New Jersey first. We also played against them in the MKSD Tip-Off Tournament and lost against them, so we were looking to improve on our performance and hopefully bring home a trophy.

Once again, our girls battled in the first half and the halftime score was 4-4 apiece. We ran out of gas in the second half and New Jersey was able to make more of their baskets in the second half and pulled away with the lead and the game, winning 29-10.

RISD: Olivia Collins 4, Yasmin Sicaju 4, Melissa Estrada 2.

Tuesday. February 13th
Our girls' team were supposed to wrap up our season with a home game against Friends Academy. Unfortunately, due to injuries to our girls' team from the tournament as well as fever, we had to cancel the game.

Note: The "scrimmage" on December 21st against Horace Mann School has been changed to an official game and a victory for RISD. There was confusion as to HMS using overage players, which was later clarified and all players who played in the game was eligible.

Our RISD Girls end our 2017-2018 season with a 6-16 record. Very proud of our girls for a great season and persistence even though we only had seven girls on the team and sometimes just 5 players available for games.

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