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Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - December 12

Monday, December 11, 2017

rhode-islandRhode Island 25 Times Square Academy 21

Our Lady Roosters hosted our first home game this season against Times Square Academy. Our girls hadn't won a game yet so we were ready to come out and play hard today in hopes of earning our first win. Times Square had a point guard who showed very good ball handling skills and good shooting form. Our coaches switched our defense immediately to contain this point guard and it worked. Our Lady Roosters was able to get contributions from three players on offense and only had a 2-point halftime lead.

Times Square grabbed the lead early in the second half and our coaches immediately called timeout to stop the momentum. Our girls made adjustments and were able to go on a big scoring run to seize the lead and hold on to it to the end, winning 25-21! The coaches were proud of our student-athletes for how they played today. We hope to build on our success in our next home game this Thursday against Providence County Day School. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

TSA   10-11 = 21
RISD 12-13 = 25

Halftime - Rhode Island led 12-10.

RISD (1-5): Yasmin S. 13, Melissa E. 6, Olivia C. 6.

floridaFlorida 38 Taylor Pierson 22

Two weeks ago, the Varsity Lady Dragons played against Taylor Pierson, and we lost by six points, 27-21. Last night, we turned the tables on them with improved offense as we were able to make some good plays. (Contributed by Head Coach Joy Moers)

FSDB (3-5): Lourdine Jordonne 15, Oceana Brown 13, Olivia Brown 8, Ja’Myra Harris 2.

marylandMaryland 53 Mount Airy Christian 40

Maryland’s fast start in the first and third quarters was enough to hold off Mount Airy Christian’s rallies in the second and fourth quarters. Cassidy Perry was the lead scorer with 19 along with 10 rebounds and six steals. Rajena Guettler added 14 points.

MSD 20--3-18-12 = 53
MACA 6-12--5-17 = 40

Halftime - Maryland led 23-18.

MSD (4-1):
A. Glennon: 1 rebound
S. Herzig-Wilcox: 6 points, 9 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
A. Patterson: 2 rebounds, 1 steal
C. Perry: 19 points, 10 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assists, 1 block
R. Guettler: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 steals, 1 assist
H. Johnston-Shaw: 2 points, 2 steals
E. Beldon: 6 points, 5 steals, 2 assists
M. Luebehusen: 2 points, 4 rebounds
E. Kovacs: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist

Team FG: 23
Team 3-FG: 0
Team FT: 7-14

MACA: Gilbert 4, Shaffer 2, D’Ambrosio 10, Bowen 11, Eppich 13.

Team FG: 17
Team 3-FG: 1 (Eppich)
Team FT: 3-9

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 49 Delaware 29

The game between Pennsylvania and Delaware was a match up of ESDAA champions from last year. The girls played a great game as a team and beat Delaware for the first time in two years. Yasmean Evans had 18 points, 17 rebounds, and seven steals. Mecca Scott scored 12 and had four steals. (Contribute by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

Western Pennsylvania - Cheyenne Sloan had 12 points and Danielle Fisher added nine in a loss to Trinity Christian, 32-25.

Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017

rochesterRochester @ NJSD Tip Off Tournament

The Wildcats played the first game against Delaware School for the Deaf. We started off slow scoring just four points in the first half. We figured out how to play better in the second half with 18 points and we lost, 39-22. Emma Kane scored 10 points and on two three-pointers. McKenna Girod finished with six points and nine rebounds.

We faced Rhode Island School for the Deaf for the 3rd place game and won 25-15. Emma Kane earned a spot on the all-star team with 17 points in two games. (Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer)

Monday, December 4, 2017

new-jerseyWilberforce Charter 45 New Jersey 2

This game for our very young girls team was not good. Wilberforce continued to steal and fast break the entire game. Our starting point guard was out sick and the only point of the game came from Alexis Holland. A very frustrating game for the Lady Colts. (Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler)

Thursday, November 30, 2017

new-jerseyPennsylvania 37 New Jersey 20

De’Avian Watson lead the team with 15 points, eight rebounds, seven blocks, and three steals. Alexis Holland added four points, five rebounds, and six steals. (Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler)

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - December 12

Monday, December 11, 2017

marie-philipLexington Christian 61 Marie Philip 44

Lexington Christin Aacaemy’s (LCA) strong five players mastered our boys at the end of the game. They kept going at us on press defense and we tried our best to keep the game close as we led most in first half but were down by five at halftime. Then onto second half we came back within a point. All of sudden we made several turnovers that resulted LCA to be able to go on fast breaks. It was a very real learning experience for us in that game as we know that LCA was the former champion of NEPSAC Class D two years ago. They have a group of good basketball players. We are still proud of ourselves for our hard work. Dylan Christoffels led with 15 points and Kacey Monahan made some key rebounds. (Contributed by Head Coach John Monahan)

MBIL record: 1-0

floridaFlorida 58 Taylor Pierson 48

We accomplished two things last tonight. We kept our home record unblemished and snapped our 4-game losing streak. We exploded in the 3rd quarter with 26 points to bust the game open and enter the 4th period with a 54-31 lead. Our backups played pretty much the entire final stanza. It was good for them to get extensive playing time as it will pay off down the road. (Contributed by Head Coach Eric LeFors)

TPHS   8-12-11-17 = 48
FSDB 13-15-26--4 = 58

Halftime - Florida led 28-20.

FSDB (4-4): Samy Vital 11, Quintin Galpine 8, Wallace Burrell 12, Enow Otto 4, Yahir Rodriguez 13, Cody Newsome 4, Josiah Roberson 2, Kyle Prinzler 2, Walter Douglas 2.

marylandMount Airy Christian 42 Maryland 40

The second and third quarters had huge swings in momentum for Maryland and Mount Airy Christian. Maryland had a 10-point edge at the halftime after outscoring Mount Airy Christian 18-8 in the second period. But Mount Airy Christian erased that 10-point advantage when they clamped down Maryland with a 14-2 run in the third quarter. The fourth quarter saw both teams trade baskets and Mount Airy Christian prevailed by two points.

John Werner, Jr. and Rory Lewis had 10 points respectively and Stefan Anderson grabbed 11 rebounds.

MSD   8-18--2-14 = 40
MACA 8--8-14-12 = 42

Halftime - Maryland led 26-16.

MSD (5-1):
John Werner, Jr.: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 4 steals
Rory Lewis: 10 points, 4 rebounds
Esteban Kovacs: 3 points, 4 assists, 3 steals
Stefan Anderson: 9 points, 11 rebounds
Jason Werner: 8 points

Team Total FG: 16
Team Total 3FG: 2 (Kovacs, Lewis)
Team Total FT: 6-11

MACA: Michael Faragalla 8, Xavier Marmol 4, Mark Webster 8, Austin Finch 9, Will Brethaur 13.

Team Total FG: 17
Team Total 3FG: 2
Team Total FT: 6-12

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 52 Delaware 19

The boys came out hot and did an awesome job. Nasir Ford scored 22 points and had 10 steals. Jacob Cross added 21 points with eight rebounds while Aquil Roane had eight points and four rebounds. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

rhode-islandRhode Island 35 Times Square Academy 23

On Monday December 11th, the RISD boys finally played their first home game of the 2017-18 season against Times Square Academy. Times Square showed some quickness in the beginning but could not crack our defense and was limited to taking a lot of their shots outside the paint which worked to the coaches' game plan.

RISD led from the start and the lead would remain that way into halftime with a 17-13 lead. Our players came out strong in the second half and was able to pull away, allowing the coaches to play most of our reserves at the end which gave them valuable game experience. The Roosters won the game by the final score of 35 to 23. Jayden Elias led the scoring with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Juan Fernandes also contributed another double-double with 14 points and 18 rebounds. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

TSA   13-10 = 23
RISD 17-18 = 35

Halftime - Rhode Island led 17-13.

Western Pennsylvania - Chad D’Amore scored 16 points in a 44-32 victory against Calvary Baptist Academy.

Friday, December 8, 2017

marie-philipMarie Philip 66 New York 35

MPS boys got off with good start and lead all the way 37-11 until the half. We continued playing great til the end of game. Junior Kacey Monahan and Senior, Dylan Christoffels each had 20 points while Monahan had 21 rebounds and Christoffels dished out six assists. (Contributed by Head Coach John Monahan)

Oklahoma School for the Deaf bounces back in Indian Classic

By Austin Jackson

oklahomaSULPHUR — Oklahoma School for the Deaf hosted the 35th annual Indian Classic round-robin tournament over the weekend.

The tournament, which alternates host schools each year, featured free-throw and three-point contests, a couple parties and two days of basketball action with the Indian’s hosting Texas School for the Deaf, Arkansas School for the Deaf and Louisiana School for the Deaf.

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Source: The Daily Ardmoreite

A look inside the Kentucky School for the Deaf athletics program

By Jennifer Smith

kentuckyThe following story was originally published in the print edition of the Lexington Herald-Leader on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2001. Its original headline, subhead and body copy can be seen below along with some archive photos.



DANVILLE — Coach Byron Wilson set up an inbounds play in great detail for his girls’ basketball team. Everyone was on the same page when the ball was inbounded under the basket.

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Source: Lexington Herald Leader

Fremont girls capture CSD Classic championship

Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017

California School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball Squad won the 2nd annual CSD Classic championship, defeating League foe Fremont Christian in the semi-finals 49-27, then a thriller over our 86-year old rival Emery with a final score of 42-36! The Dawson Duo Jada and Jade received all-tournament honors with their excellent defense while Malia Zornoza earned the MVP of the tournament for her all-around play.

2017 Fremont GBB CSD Classic Champs
2017 Girls CSD Classic Champions - California School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of CSD Athletics)

Friday, December 8 – CSD Classic Semifinals

FC    8–-3–11–-5 = 27
CSD 8–14–12–15 = 49

Halftime - Fremont led 22-11.

After a first-round bye, the Eagles were eager to play a game against Fremont Christian. Last season, they swept us 2-0 so we had payback in our sights. CSD exploded at the start with a 6-0 run but Fremont Christian worked their inside-outside game and tied it up at 8. The Eagles’ defense in second quarter was the key to our victory by disrupting their offense’s flow and getting their two best players in foul trouble with three fouls each. We ended the game on a 15-3 run when it was 34-24 at the midpoint of the fourth quarter sparked by Esther Biser’s 3-pointer.

Overall, the team shot 33% from the field (credits to FCHS’ defense), had 39 rebounds, 11 steals, and eight assists.

Top scorers
Jade Dawson: 16 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks, 1 assist, 1 steal
Malia Zornoza: 14 points, 15 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 assist
Mahlia Thornton: 9 points, 7 rebounds

Saturday, December 9 – CSD Classic Championship

EHS  13–-6–-5–12 = 36
CSD 10–11–11–10 = 42

Halftime - Fremont led 21-19.

Emery was another revenge game as we lost to them 55-60 last season at their gym. Both schools had plenty of history over the years in all sports, so it was fitting that we faced the Spartans in the championship game. The CSD offense was consistent throughout all four quarters. Once again, victory came through our defense as we held Emery to 11 points in the second and third quarter combined.

Last year, Emery’s fabulous freshman Stephanie Okawi had 25 points against us, so we made it a priority to eliminate her from Emery’s game plan. We succeeded by holding the sophomore to 15 points - zero in the second and third quarter. We had the game in control at the start of the fourth quarter 32-24, but Emery had a no-quit attitude and came back to lead 33-32. After the timeout the Eagles showed their maturity, refocused on taking back our lead and closed out the game with a 10-3 run.

Overall, the team shot 38% from the field, had 25 rebounds, 13 steals, and 11 assists.

Top scorers
Malia Zornoza: 24 points, 9 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals
Jade Dawson: 2 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Hannah Wetzel: 9 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 2 steals

CSD’s record now stands at 5-3, with a 4-game winning streak. We have three games next week including our first Bay Counties League match and the Battle of California at CSD Riverside. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

fremontThe CSD Classic turned out awesome! We welcomed 14 teams from 12 different schools to Fremont where the games were very contested as eight games ended up within 10 points or less and both championship games went down the wire. Congratulations to Boys Champion, San Francisco Waldorf and Girls Champion, CSD!

Below and attached are the tournament results. We are already looking forward to next year!

December 6-9, 2017 – Second Annual CSD Classic

Girls Results
Champion – CSD
Runner Up – Emery
3rd Place – Capuchino
3rd Place – Fremont Christian
5th Place – Overfelt
6th Place – Averroes

Boys Results
Champion – San Francisco Waldorf
Runner Up – Athenian
3rd Place – Drew School
4th Place – Impact Academy
5th Place – Leadership Hayward
6th Place – CSD
7th Place – Valley Christian Dublin
8th Place – Averroes

Girls All-Tournament Team
#32 Zainab Adam – FR, Averroes
#24 Joyce Jusay – SR, Overfelt
#32 Brc Tomson – SR, Fremont Christian
#2 April Tuason – FR, Capuchino
#4 Tahaira Mason – SR, Emery
#23 Stephanie Okawi – SO, Emery
#2 Jada Dawson – JR, CSD
#11 Jade Dawson – JR, CSD
MVP – #5 Malia Zornoza – JR, CSD

Boys All-Tournament Team
#11 Shamil Magomedor – JR, Averroes
#5 Mitchell Friesen – JR, Valley Christian Dublin
#4 Tyler Harmount – SR, CSD
#23 Noah Fajarda – SR, Leadership Hayward
#0 Raymond Razon – FR, Impact Academy
#35 Tyler Yin – JR, Drew School
#12 Chika Amambgo – JR, Athenian
#3 Gabe Schwartz – SO, Athenian
#15 Orpheu Hanwright – JR, San Francisco Waldorf
#34 Kabir Karwal – SR, San Francisco Waldorf
MVP - #14 Simon Molesworth – SO, San Francisco Waldorf

Western Pennsylvania hosts annual homecoming tournament weekend

Friday, December 8 and Saturday, December 9, 2017

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf hosted Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania for their annual WPSD homecoming tournament weekend.

Girls Basketball

Pennsylvania 32 Ohio 22

PSD 7-14-11--0 = 32
OSD 5--2--2-13 = 22

Halftime - Pennsylvania led 21-7.

PSD (2-1): Yasmean Evans 15, Mecca Scott 8, Gia DiGiacomo 6, Sarah Mitchell 2, Trinity Rios 1.

OSD (2-3): Nicole Greene 14, Sabina Bajgai 6, Mierra Robinson 2.

Western Pennsylvania 33 Kentucky 28

WPSD 10-10-6-7 = 33
KSD   11--9-1=7 = 28

Halftime - Tied 20-20.

WPSD (3-0): Cheyenne Sloan 10, Danielle Fisher 9, Ryane Smalley 6, Olivia Larson 4, Cassie Friday 4.

KSD (1-5): Hailey Kircher 12, Keaura Davis 9, Adrianna Norris 6, Zhirtain Warmack 1.

Ohio 32 Kentucky 21

OSD 4-8-12--8 = 32
KSD 4-1--5-11 = 21

Halftime - Ohio led 12-5.

OSD (3-3): Nicole Greene 16, Sabina Bajgai 12, Mierra Robinson 4.

KSD (1-6): Keaura Davis 12, Haylie Kircher 5, Abriana Norris 4.

Western Pennsylvania 40 Pennsylvania 34

WPSD 16-10--5-9 = 40
PSD   12--4-16-2 = 34

Halftime - Western Pennsylvania led 26-16.

WPSD (4-0): Olivia Larson 15, Danielle Fisher 12, Cheyenne Sloan 4, Ryane Smalley 4, Destiny Tanner 3, Cassie Friday 2.

PSD (3-1): Yasmean Evans 21, Mecca Scott 6, Sarah Mitchell 3, Trinity Rios 2, Gia DiGiacomo 2.

Final Results
Western Pennsylvania 3-0
Pennsylvania 2-1
Ohio 1-2
Kentucky 0-3

Boys Basketball

Western Pennsylvania 52 Kentucky 27

WPSD 23-12-10-7 = 52
KSD    11--2--7-7 = 27

Halftime - Western Pennsylvania led 35-13.

WPSD (2-1): Chad D'Amore 14, David Harclerode 11, Antoine Hunter 6, Kyle D'Amore 4, Justin Warke 4, Kyle Keracher 4, Brandon Gomez 4, Montae Jackson 3, Braden Elliott 2.

KSD (0-7): Aaron Howard 15, Richard Ward 7, Payne Yance 3, Caleb Vickery 2.

Pennsylvania 44 Ohio 28

PSD 16-10-10-8 = 44
OSD   6--7--6-9 = 28

Halftime - Pennsylvania led 26-13.

PSD (3-1): Nasir Ford 17, Jacob Cross 10, Hazim Haroun 8, Aquil Roane 8, Darnell Godblot 1.

OSD (2-3): Zach Collins 10, Kayden William 10, Joey Mendis 3, Donald Preston 3, Darrell Taylor 2.

Ohio 52 Kentucky 24

OSD 15-12-14-11 = 52
KSD    4--6-11--3 = 24

Halftime - Ohio led 27-10.

OSD (3-3): Zack Collins 23, Joey Mendis 9, Donald Preston 6, Amin Ali 4, Alex Brown 4, Hunter Davis 2, Kayden Williams 2, Darrell Taylor 2.

KSD (0-8): Aaron Howard 12, Richard Ward 7, Cameron Miller 3, Jordan Dorn 2.

Pennsylvania 40 Western Pennsylvania 37

WPSD 9-12-10-6 = 37
PSD    7-11-16-6 = 40

Halftime - Western Pennsylvania led 21-18.

WPSD (2-2): Chad D'Amore 17, Justin Warke 8, David Harclerode 8, Kyle Keracher 4.

PSD (4-1): Nasir Ford 28, Jacob Cross 12.

Final Results
Pennsylvania 3-0
Western Pennsylvania 2-1
Ohio 1-2
Kentucky 0-3

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania Girls

This past weekend, the Lady Panthers traveled to WPSD for the annual homecoming basketball tournament. We played against Kentucky, Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania and finished the weekend with a 2-1 record.

On Friday, the girls played Kentucky for the first time and played well. All of the girls contributed to the win and beat Kentucky 38-28. Yasmean Evans had a double-double with 18 points and 18 rebounds. Defensively, Evans had five steals. Our other leading scorer, Mecca Scott had 10 points and eight rebounds.

On Saturday, the girls played two games. The first game was against Ohio. The girls had a sleepy start, but woke up for the second half. The defense worked hard for the win and the Lady Panthers came out on top with a 32-22 victory. Yasmean Evans had triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 steals.

The third and final game was against WPSD. Both teams were 2-0 for the weekend. It was a tough and competitive game throughout all four quarters. At the half, PSD was behind 10 points and by the end of the third quarter, the Lady Panthers finally took the lead. The Lady Panthers fought hard in the 4th quarter but ended with a loss, 40-34. Yasmean Evans had 23 points and seven rebounds. Sarah Mitchell had seven rebounds and three points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania Boys

The Panthers traveled to WPSD for the annual homecoming basketball tournament. We played against Kentucky, Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania and finished the weekend with a 3-0 record.

On Friday, for our first game, the boys won beating Kentucky 44-25. Nasir Ford had 24 points, four rebounds, four assists, nine steals. Jacob Cross scored six points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and three steals.

For Saturday, our second game against Ohio, the boys were a little more challenged but had control throughout the game which we won, 44-28. Nasir Ford had 25 points, four rebounds, four assists, and nine steals. Jacob Cross had a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Also, freshman Hazim Haroun stepped up with eight points and six rebounds.

The third and last game in the evening was a rivalry against WPSD. The game was hard-fought and competitive to the end. The boys got the victory, 40-37. WPSD led early in the game but in the second half, we took the lead and and stayed in control. Nasir Ford was on the fire the whole game with 28 points, six rebounds, and four steals. Jacob Cross chipped in with 11 points, eight rebounds, and three steals. 8th grader, Darnell Godbolt helped on the defensive side with six rebounds and four steals. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

kentuckyKentucky Boys

Western Pennsylvania 52 Kentucky 27

KSD opened the game with a 6-2 lead which is unusual. Then turnovers came back and haunted KSD once again. Also KSD didn’t rebound at all. WSPD ran up with 13 offensive rebounds that helped them score inside the paint as WPSD ran away to a 23-11 lead after the opening quarter. KSD just couldn’t keep up with everything. KSD had a total of 12 rebounds, all defensive. Richard Ward had a career high seven points, four rebounds, two steals, and a three pointer. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

Ohio 52 Kentucky 24

KSD was not able to match up with OSD physically and speed-wise. Jordan Dorn, Aaron Howard, and Cameron Miller all had two steals each while Howard also had two blocks. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

For additional coverage of Friday, December 8th games at the Hackney Classic, visit Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - December 9 and Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - December 9.

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