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'I can and I will': Inside how Frisco Centennial's Lily Crane overcomes deafness on the court

By Greg Riddle

Frisco Centennial HSFRISCO -- Last month, Frisco Centennial's Lily Crane was asked to go one-on-one against a McDonald's All-American nominee.

Crane was given the assignment of guarding Frisco Lone Star superstar Mallory Adams, a San Diego State signee who averages 22 points per game.

Midway through the second quarter, Crane forced Adams into a tough shot that was missed. Crane got the ball in transition and fed teammate Kaila Gilmore for a fast-break layup. On the next possession, when a free throw was missed, Crane alertly tapped the rebound to a teammate, which led to another Centennial basket.

Read more: https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/high-school/high-schools/2018/02/11/can-will-inside-frisco-centennials-lily-crane-overcomes-deafness-court

Source: Dallas News - SportsDay HS

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 10

Friday, February 9, 2018

marylandMaryland 78 Mount Airy Christian 45

Maryland routed league-rival Mount Airy Christian last night at home with Cassidy Perry putting in a triple-double along with Rajena Guettler and Ernelina Beldon picking up double-doubles. Perry erupted for 29 points, 19 rebounds, 10 steals, and six assists. Guettler was in for 20 points, 10 rebounds, five assists, and three steals. Beldon added 12 points, 10 steals, and six assists.

MAC   9-13-12-11 = 45
MSD 19-20-19-20 = 78

MSD (18-4):
A. Glennon: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
S. Herzig Wilcox: 2 points, 2 rebounds
A. Patterson: 2 points, 1 rebound, 2 steals, 2 assists
C. Perry: 29 points, 19 rebounds, 10 steals, 6 assists
R. Guettler: 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals, 5 assists
H. Johnston-Shaw: 1 rebound
E. Beldon: 12 points, 2 rebounds, 10 steals, 6 assists
M. Luebehusen: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist
E. Kovacs: 5 points, 4 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist

Team Total FG: 33
Team Total 3FG: 2 (Guettler 2)
Team Total FT: 6-19

MAC (12-8): E. Eppich 13, K. Shaffer 5, C. Gilbert 10, J. Bowen 3, G. Hegler 6, K. Bowen 8.

Team Total FG: 10
Team Total 3FG: 4 (Eppich 3, Shaffer)
Team Total FT: 13-21

Thursday, February 8, 2018

fremontFremont 62 Oakland Military Institute 25

SENIOR NIGHT & ORANGE AND BLACK OUT NIGHT - First, We must recognize Hannah Wetzel’s historical achievement this season as she broke a 17-year-old school record of assists in a season. The old record was 77 held by Nicole Lanning and Wetzel currently has 94 as she broke it against California Crosspoint on February 1st.

Our Senior Night event honoring third-year varsity player Wetzel and two managers was a successful one. Our underclassmen played hard for Wetzel to have a proper farewell in front of our Orange and Black crowd full of spirit.

We had a comfortable 15-5 first quarter lead before Oakland Military Institute made two straight 3-pointers in the last minute. That woke up our defense and we turned up the pressure, preventing any more three-pointers as they had only seven points in the second and third quarter. Our offense was in sync, and everyone moved the ball around beautifully. We had a 16-0 run in the second quarter and they had no answer to our balanced offense as six of our players scored six points or more.

More likely we will face OMI once again this Thursday, February 15 in the first round of our league playoffs as we are #1 and they are the #4 seed.

Overall, CSD had 62 points on 53% shooting, 32 rebounds, 17 assists, 10 steals, and seven blocks.

CSD has concluded the regular season with a 20-6 record, 11-1 league on a 10-game winning streak and clinched the #1 seed in the upcoming Bay Counties League playoffs. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CSD 15-20-13-14 = 62
OMI  11--4--3--7 = 25

Halftime - Fremont led 35-15.

Top Players
Senior Hannah Wetzel: 6 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 5 blocks
Esther Biser: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Mahlia Thornton: 9 points, 9 rebounds, 3 assists
Jade Dawson: 17 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

fremontFremont 68 Holy Names 39

Holy Names were still fuming from our historical 22-point comeback on January 30. We picked up where we left off from our 51-point second half and jumped out to a nice lead in the first half. Our defense held Holy Names to only 16 points in the first half which was a big improvement from 35 in the last game. We were aware that they did lead 35-15 in the first game and we came back from that, which meant we had to protect our 34-16 lead to prevent their payback. We scored another 34 points in the second half.

Our defense remained consistent even after they tried to push the pace in the second half and began to shoot 3s. We slowed down the game, played inside and moved the ball around to run down the clock. Our shooting was on point as we scored 21 in the fourth to deny Holy Names any hope of coming back. Our standout defender Jada Dawson had a monster offensive game in the low post, scoring 24 points which was a tremendous improvement from her 4.2 season scoring average.

Overall, CSD had 68 points on 46% shooting, 35 rebounds, 19 assists, 25 steals, and nine blocks. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CSD 16-18-13-21 = 68
HN     8--8-10-13 = 39

Halftime - Fremont led 34-16.

Top Players
Jada Dawson: 24 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals, 4 blocks
Malia Zornoza: 14 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals, 2 blocks
Jade Dawson: 14 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals, 1 block

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

fremontFremont 47 Contra Costa Christian 17

In our first match-up against Contra Costa Christian, we did not play our best game and defeated them 32-23 on January 17. We were determined to play a better game and came out with a defensive mindset in this game. We started the game with a 10-0 run, and allowed CCC only two baskets in the first half (4 points, 5 free throws).

At one point from the second to third quarter, we had a 27-3 run which put them away for good. They were aggressive throughout the game and kept shooting but our team size was too much as we were in their face for every shot, making it tougher on them.

Overall, CSD had 47 points on 41% shooting, 30 rebounds, 14 assists, 16 steals, and three blocks. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CSD 14-12-11-10 = 47
CCC    3--6--1--7 = 17

Halftime - Fremont led 28-9.

Top Players
Malia Zornoza: 16 points, 7 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Jada Dawson: 3 points, 7 rebounds, 6 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Hannah Wetzel: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 steals

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 10

Friday, February 9, 2018

marylandMount Airy Christian 43 Maryland 39

Mount Airy Christian continues to be a thorn in Maryland’s side as the hosts fell to the visitors in a hotly contested league game for the second time this season. The loss drops Maryland to second place in the west division of the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC) with one more league game next Tuesday against Covenant Life. Stefan Anderson was the lead scorer for Maryland with 10.

MAC 13-14--4-12 = 43
MSD 11--5-10-13 = 39

Halftime - Mount Airy Christian led 27-16.

MSD (19-5): Jaden Joseph 2, John Werner, Jr. 9, Rory Lewis 8, Esteban Kovacs 6, Miguel Pavao 2, Stefan Anderson 10, Jason Werner 2.

Team Total FG: 14
Team Total 3FG: 8 (Anderson 2, Kovacs 2, Lewis 2, Werner Jr. 2)
Team Total FT: 3-6

MACA (16-7): Xavier Marmol 7, Nathan Stein 2, Will Brethauer 17, Mark Webster 11, Austin Finch 6.

Team Total FG: 15
Team Total 3FG: 5 (Brethauer 3, Webster 2)
Team Total FT: 8-17

indianaIndianapolis Lighthouse Charter South 74 Indiana 49

Jared Beckler scored 24 points and had six steals for Indiana in a non-conference loss to Indianapolis Lighthouse Charter South. Franco Bippus finished with team best seven rebounds.

ISD  12-16--8-13 = 49
ILCS 21-20-23-10 = 74

Halftime - Indianapolis Lighthouse led 41-28.

ISD (7-12): Joel Dramin 5, Jared Beckler 24, Kyle Jenkins 7, Franco Bippus 10, Jerrell Edwards 3.

Team Total FG: 17-48
Team Total 3FG: 3-21 (Dramin, Beckler 2)
Team Total FT: 6-11

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 9

Thursday, February 8, 2018

texasTexas - We've had a very busy week this week with a make up district game and then three district tournament games (4 games in 5 days).

Monday: beat Concordia (52-20) **make up game from last week
Tuesday: beat Concordia (57-24) 1st round of District Tournament
Thursday: beat Brentwood Christian (36-26) 2nd round of District Tournament
Friday: vs. Faith Academy (6:30 p.m.)

TSD girls have never beaten Brentwood Christian in basketball. Brentwood Christian is ranked #7 in the state for 4A. Faith Academy is ranked #4. We play in one of the toughest districts for TAPPS 4A as Brentwood Christian and Faith Academy always make deep runs in the state playoffs so last night's win against Brentwood Christian was a very good win for us.

Tonight's game against Faith Academy has big playoff implications for us. (Contributed by Head Coach Brian Sipek)

Overall record: 27-6 (27 wins already broke the previous high of season wins of 26)

mississippiJackson Academy 53 Mississippi 33

Koreiona Guy led Mississippi with 12 points and Raegan Hendrix added 10 in a loss to Jackson Academy. Mississippi wraps up the 2017-2018 campaign with a 16-3 record which includes a Mason-Dixon championship.

MSD (16-3): Koreiona Guy 12, Raegan Hendrix 10, Alexis Roberts 8, Nilah Orey 2, Tamer Grant 1.

Western Pennsylvania - Danielle Fisher had eight points followed by Cheyenne Sloan with four for Western Pennsylvania in a loss to Portersville Christian, 29-14.

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 9

Thursday, February 8, 2018

stmarysSt. Mary's 39 Falk JV 28

The Bison took on Falk for the third time this season. Once again, it was a physical game that played itself out to a Bison victory. Dalton Planty led all players with 12 points and seven rebounds. Nick Barrus had eight points and six steals. Isa Habeeb chipped in eight points and had three blocked shots. Christian Lawrence netted seven points and Kassim Kassim added four points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Jim Carmody)

SMSD 12-17-10-0 = 39
FALK    5-11--5-7 = 28

Halftime - St. Mary’s led 29-16.

SMSD (8-2): Nick Barrus 8, Kassim Kassim 4, Christian Lawrence 7, Isa Habeeb 8, Dalton Planty 12.

Team Total FG: 16-47
Team Total 3FG: 0-3
Team Total FT: 7-14

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

lexingtonLexington 48 Hallen 25

Four players scored in double-digits for Lexington with Jayden Orlang having a team high 23 points to go with seven steals. Jordan Laikram notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.

LSD 23-11-10-4 = 48
HAL 11--6--4-3 = 24

Halftime - Lexington led 34-17.

LSD (9-7):
Jayden Orlang: 23 points, 7 steals
Steve Salmon: 11 rebounds, 9 steals, 6 assists
Timar Harris: 11 points 6 steals
Jordan Laikram: 10 points, 11 rebounds

Team Total FG: 21-51
Team Total 3FG: 0-8
Team Total FT: 6-10

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 7

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

texasTexas 63 Faith Academy 22 - 4A District 4 Quarterfinals

TSD Boys beat Faith Academy 63-22 in the first round of district playoffs.

We beat Faith Academy by 18 when we played them two weeks ago. We needed this win to guarantee a spot in state playoffs.

It was gratifying to coach my boys tonight as they played the best half of the season as we took a commanding 46-10 lead by halftime. Clock ran in second half and we cruised to an easy 63-22 win.

We will play John Paul in the semifinals of our district playoffs on Thursday. They beat us in overtime when we played them in early January. They raced to a 18-0 lead and We managed to come back and force the game into overtime, but our boys ran out of gas. We lost by three. They play a pesky man-to-man high trap defense, and I hope we will be able to avenge the loss. We will earn a higher seed for state playoffs if we beat them on Thursday.

Congratulations to our boys for earning a spot in the state playoffs. For that, I'm proud of my boys. (Contributed by Head Coach Andy Donatich)

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 47 New Jersey 37

Our boys were off and didn’t play defense allowing New Jersey to lead the game in the first and second quarters. However, we found a way to rob New Jersey of their lead just before halftime. We led the rest of the way to pick up the win. Nasir Ford had 30 points and Jacob Cross recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 boards. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

NJSD 13–-6--8-10 = 37
PSD    9-21-13--4 = 47

Halftime - Pennsylvania led 30-19.

rhode-islandRhode Island 28 Horace Mann 18

We were eager to get revenge after Horace Mann beat us on our home court in December right before the holidays break. Our Roosters started strong with a great display of defense. Our offense stumbled into foul trouble early on as we started slow.

Then in the second half, we finally exploded on offense to keep the lead all the way through the end of the game, coming away with a well-deserved victory. The final score was 28 to 18.

Juan Fernandez-Espinal led the Roosters with 14 points and nine rebounds. Timothy Jallah chipped in with 12 points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

marylandMaryland 79 CHEN 28

Four players scored in double-digits with freshman Jaden Joseph leading the way for Maryland with 17 points, nine rebounds, six steals, and five assists.

MSD 18-22-15-24 = 79
CHEN  2--3-13-10 = 28

Halftime - Maryland led 40-5.

MSD (19-4):
Jaden Joseph: 17 points, 9 rebounds, 6 steals, 5 assists
John Werner, Jr.: 17 points, 3 assists
Rory Lewis: 11 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block
Esteban Kovacs: 12 points, 5 assists, 3 rebounds
Miguel Pavao: 5 points, 7 rebounds
Stefan Anderson: 2 points, 3 assists
Jason Werner: 6 points, 5 rebounds
Ethan Sheppeck: 5 points
Janos Giuranna: 4 points, 4 rebounds

Team Total FG: 32
Team Total 3FG: 9 (Kovacs 3, Lewis 3, Werner Jr. 2, Sheppeck)
Team Total FT: 6-12

CHEN: Josh Fadeley 3, Riley Fahs 1, Alek Graham 6, Luke Tomlinson 3, Kobe Collins 4, Ethan Merritt 5, Ryan McCoy 6

Team Total FG: 9
Team Total 3FG: 5 (McCoy 2, Fadeley, Graham, Tomlinson)
Team Total FT: 5-8

stmarysNew Life Christian 69 St. Mary’s 42

The Bison took on New Life Christian today and couldn’t match up with them. New Life Christian had more size, speed, and depth and was the best team we have seen all season. The Bison never gave up and worked hard as they prepare for the upcoming ESDAA tournament in 10 days. Nick Barrus led all players with 21 points and five steals. Isa Habeeb had 12 points and 12 rebounds. Christian Lawrence had seven points and Kassim Kassim had two. (Contributed by Athletic Director Jim Carmody)

SMSD 5–-8-15-14 = 42
NLC  22-15-19-13 = 69

Halftime - New Life Christian led 37-13.

SMSD (7-2):
Givon Blackwell: 1 assist
Nick Barrus: 21 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 5 steals
Kassim Kassim: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 1 steal
Christian Lawrence: 7 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists,
Isa Habeeb: 12 points, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 blocks
Michael Norris: 3 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal, 1 block
Ryan Brzezinski: 1 assist

Team Total FG: 16-46
Team Total 3FG: 2-9 (Barrus 2)
Team Total FT: 4-12

indianaIndianapolis Shortridge 78 Indiana 45

Jared Beckler had team high 19 points for Indiana in a non-conference loss to Indianapolis Shortridge at home.

IS 17-18-19-24 = 78
ISD 9-17-11--8 = 45

Halftime - Shortridge led 35-26.

ISD (7-11): Tyler Gordon 10, Joel Dramin 6, Jared Beckler 19, Kyle Jenkins 4, Franco Bippus 6.

Team Total FG: 7-26
Team Total 3FG: 7-22 (Gordon, Dramin 2, Beckler 3, Jenkins 1)
Team Total FT: 10-16

IS (3-12): Erikmycal Powell 8, Alonzo Watson 1, Aziekial Burnett 27, Evan Turner 7, Alex Ogden 7, Jaidon Barnes 6, Ralph Council 4, Daveion Sims 6, Andre Dickerson 12.

Team Total FG: 18-46
Team Total 3FG: 10-26 (Burnett 7, Barnes, Dickerson 2)
Team Total FT: 12-20

Western Pennsylvania - Chad D’Amore had 21 points for Western Pennsylvania while Kyle D’Amore and David Harclerode had 10 each in a 51-50 loss to Cheswick Christian.

Monday, February 5, 2018

oklahomaBray Doyle 64 Oklahoma 61

After recovering from the flu and other illnesses from last week, our boys came back to battle Bray Doyle. We fought them for the lead and two of our freshman got careless in the third quarter allowing them to get a eight-point lead. It was an intense game as we fought back in fourth quarter but we came up short, 64-61. This was a major improvement for our team as we lost to Bray Doyle on November 27 by the score of 61-35. (Contributed by Head Coach Chris Reagle)

indianaColumbus Christian 64 Indiana 61

Columbus Christian rallied in the second half to stun Indiana, 64-61. Franco Bippus and Jerrick Pothorski each had team high 12 points.

ISD 15-16-13-17 = 61
CC 5-17-21-21 = 64

Halftime - Indiana led 31-22.

ISD (7-10): Tyler Gordon 3 1-3 7, Joel Dramin 2 2-3 7, Jared Beckler 4 1-2 10, Kyle Jenkins 4 3-6 11, Franco Bippus 5 2-2 12, Jergll Edwards 1 0-0 2, Jerrick Pothorski 5 2-4 12. Totals: 24 11-20 61.

CC (11-18): Conner Emily 9 5-13 26, Taylor Hilliard 3 2-2 8, C.J. Reed 6 2-2 20, Josh Jones 2 0-0 4, Shelton Hawkins 0 0-0 0, Kyle Foster 3 0-0 6, Evan Graham 0 0-0 0. Totals: 23 9-17 64.

3-point goals: Indiana Deaf 2 (Dramin, Beckler); Columbus Christian 9 (Reed 6, Emily 3).

Eastern North Carolina - Hornets claim West Virginia Classic championship

north-carolinaNorth Carolina season summary (Contributed by Head Coach Tom Krohn)

February 1st - Defeated The Master’s Academy, 46-44.

TMA   5-11-12-16 = 44
NCSD 6-19-12--9 = 46

Nycobian Lineberger made a final field goal as the time expired. It was my first time in my coaching career that my team won or lost on the last shot as time expired.

February 2nd @ Kentucky School for the Deaf - Lost to Kansas School for the Deaf, 61-47.

NCSD 10--8-12-17 = 47
KSD   10-14-18-19 = 61

February 3rd @ Kentucky School for the Deaf - Defeated Georgia School for the Deaf, 42-24.

GSD     4--1-11-8 = 24
NCSD 15-12-15-0 = 42

It was unfortunate that GSD lost their most explosive player as he broke his hand and his scoring average is over 90% of the total team points. GSD had only five players.

February 3rd @ Kentucky School for the Deaf - Defeated Kentucky School for the Deaf, 53-28.

NCSD 17-22-11-3 = 53
KSD     5--8-10-5 = 28

February 6th -Defeated Virginia School for the Deaf & Blind, 48-26.

VSDB    5-7--5--9 = 26
NCSD 12-6-16-14 = 48

End of the basketball season - team record is 5-10.

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