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Lexington girls win second straight Metro League basketball championship

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lexington 34 Winston Prep 8 - Metro League Championship

2018 Lexington GBB Metro League Champs
2018 Metro League Champions - Lexington School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of LSD)

Lexington closed out their wildly successful 2017-18 campaign with a second straight Metro League championship title. May Tun scored team best 10 points along with four rebounds and an assist to lead Lexington. Dorgianny Flores contributed eight points and snagged five steals.

Lexington ends the season with a 17-2 record highlighted with their Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Division 1 championship.

WP   0--2-2--4 = 8
LSD 4-10-8-12 = 34

Halftime: Lexington led 16-2.

LSD (17-2):
May Tun: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Gigi Zheng: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals
Dorgianny Flores: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 5 steals
Heidy De La Rosa: 4 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 6 steals
Yenifer Garcia: 4 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Team Total FG: 15-58
Team Total 3FG: 0-4
Team Total FT: 4-10

Fremont girls wrap up a successful basketball season

2018 Fremont GBB Team
2017-18 California School for the Deaf, Fremont Girls Basketball
(Photo courtesy of CSD Athletics)

The 2017-18 California School for the Deaf, Fremont Eagles Girls Basketball team had a successful record-setting season to remember. The team finished with a 24-8 record, breaking the old school record of 21 wins set by the 2013-14 and 2015-16 teams.

Highlights of the season: 15th place in the Nike Central Valley Showdown in Fresno while facing Division 1 & 2 level competition, winning the 2nd annual CSD Classic Basketball Tournament Championship, defeating CSD Riverside 47-24 at the annual Battle of California game, placing 4th place at Clerc Classic in Washington D.C., winning the Bay Counties League Regular Season and Playoff Championships, Final Four in the North Coast Section Division VI Playoffs and First Round of NorCal State Playoffs. One of the greatest game this season was at Holy Names, where we were down 35-15 at halftime and won 66-64 with a 22-point comeback!

Senior Hannah Wetzel broke a 17-year old school record for most Assists in a season held by Nicole Lanning ('01) who had 77 assists. Wetzel now holds the school record with 117 Assists. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

Season Statistics Leaders
Points - Malia Zornoza, 417
Rebounds - Malia Zornoza, 210
Assists - Hannah Wetzel, 117
Blocks - Jade Dawson, 24
Steals - Esther Biser, 120

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

fremontRedding Christian 44 Fremont 39 - OT - NorCal Division 6 Quarterfinals

It was another long three and half hour drive from CSD to lovely Palo Cedro where we could see the snowcapped mountains of Shasta-Trinity and Lassen, only in California! We were the #7 seed traveling to play #2 Redding Christian who was the runner-up in the North Section which is one of the three sections that make up the NorCal (North Coast Section, North Section and San-Joaquin Section).

We were not afraid of their #2 seed status and started the game well with our defensive pressure and surprised them by grabbing the early 7-2 lead before they regained their composure and tied it up at 7.

After the timeout, our team went on a 8-0 run to lead 15-7 before they put together a small 4-0 run to make the score 15-11 with 4:15 remaining in the second quarter.

From that point, we did not allow another score in the quarter as we entered halftime feeling great with a 22-11 lead.

The third quarter was a ugly quarter with a bunch of turnovers and missed free throws from both teams. Two of our players picked up their fourth fouls in the quarter. We were tied 4-4 making the score 26-15 before Redding Christian went on a 4-0 run in the last 1:08 to make it 26-19 entering the fourth quarter.

We opened the quarter with a basket then the Lions caught fire on a 8-0 run to cut our lead into one point at 29-28. Our first player fouled out and they had the opportunity to tie it up at 30-30 with 4:09 remaining in the fourth quarter. Redding Christian finally got their first lead of the game 32-30 with 3:35 to go.

At 2:18, our second player fouled out with 2:18 on the clock and their free throw made it 33-31 which put us in a difficult position with only six eligible players remaining for the game.

Later on, we fouled them with six seconds left in the game and they made 1 out of 2 to make the score 35-33 in their favor. We had time to draw up one full-court game to tie it up, and the players executed it to perfection as Malia Zornoza made the shot to send the game into overtime at 35 for four more minutes of basketball!

The overtime did not start well as our third player fouled out with 3:08 remaining, and just like that, we ran out of bench players. They made a free throw and we responded with a basket to make it 38-37 with 2:40 left then we traded two straight baskets with 1:41 to go.

Our fourth player fouled out at 1:11 and that was the beginning of the end for our team as we had to play with four on the floor up 39-38. Redding Christian took advantage of that, and went on a 6-0 run to finish the game as we were outnumbered on both offense and defense.

It was a disappointing finish to the game because we knew that we beat ourselves as we were the better team that night. 29 turnovers, silly fouls and missed free throws ruined our chances to pull off the upset. #2 Redding Christian will play #6 Laytonville, the team that beat us in the North Coast Section Semifinals. We would have liked to play them again.

However, the team is still proud to make school history for most wins in a season ending with a 24-8 record. We will miss our lone Senior player Hannah Wetzel and Senior manager Melissa Potapova.

Overall, CSD had 39 points on 35% shooting, 32 rebounds, 10 assists, and 11 steals. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CSD 11-11-4--9-4 = 39
RCS   7--4-8-16-9 = 44

Halftime - Fremont led 22-10.

Top Players
Jada Dawson: 14 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Malia Zornoza: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Jade Dawson: 6 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 4 steals
Hannah Wetzel: 8 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist

CIF NorCal Division 6 State Basketball Bracket

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - March 7

Monday, March 5, 2018

lexingtonLexington 67 Legacy 45 - Metro League Quarterfinals

Jayden Orlang had team high 16 points along with seven assists to pace Lexington past Legacy in the Metro League quarterfinals. Steve Salmon and Timar Harris each contributed 12 points. Salmon also grabbed nine rebounds while Aaron Laikram had team high 13 rebounds. With the win, Lexington moves onto the semifinals where they will face Lowell on Thursday, March 8th.

TLS   6-14-11-14 = 45
LSD 18-14-22-13 = 67

Halftime - Lexington led 32-20.

LSD (13-10): Steve Salmon 12, David Perez 9, Timar Harris 12, Jordan Laikram 10, Aaron Laikram 8, Jayden Orlang 16.

Team Total FG: 27-57
Team Total 3FG: 4-9 (Salmon 2, Perez 2)
Team Total FT: 1-12

Prep Basketball Roundup - March 5

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Boys Basketball

Minnesota 78 Groves Academy 72 - TCAC Consolation Championship

2018 Minnesota BBB TCAC Consolation Champs
2018 TCAC Consolation Champions - Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of MSAD Athletics)

The game was a tough battle for both teams. We were able to come out strong in the final two minutes of the game. Within that time span, we outscored Groves Academy by 10 points taking control of the game until the final

Juan Salgado was selected to the 1st All-Tournament team while Jon Schmidt and Adam Rohde were named to the Honorable Mention team. Our team also won the TCAC (Twin Cities Athletic Conference) sportsmanship award of the year for our division. (Reprinted and edited from MSAD Athletics)

Girls Basketball

fremontFremont - The CIF (California Interscholastic Federation) State NorCal Division 6 8-team playoff bracket has been released.

#7 CSD (24-7) will play #2 Redding Christian (22-3) on Wednesday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m.

Bracket -

Other News

new-jerseyNew Jersey - The MKSD/NJSD Alumni Basketball Game scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th is cancelled due to a forecast of 3-5 inches of snow.

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - March 3

Friday, March 2, 2018

indianaIndianapolis Metropolitan 50 Indiana 31 - 1A Sectional 58 Semifinals

Indiana hosted Indianapolis Metropolitan in the IHSAA (Indiana High School Athletic Association) Class 1A Sectional 58 semifinals last night. In the season-ending loss, Kyle Jenkins led Indiana with 13 points and six rebounds. Jerrick Pothorski added 11 points and six rebounds.

IMHS 8-14-15-13 = 50
ISD    3--9--0-10 = 31

Halftime - Indianapolis Metropolitan led 22-12.

ISD (8-16): Joel Dramin 3, Jared Beckler 2, Kyle Jenkins 13, Kolton Dickerson 2, Jerrick Pothorski 11.

Team Total FG: 10-28
Team Total 3FG: 2-9 (Dramin, Jenkins)
Team Total FT: 5-7

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Marie Philip 51 Horace Mann 19

2018 Kacey Monahan
Dylan Christoffels (L) and Kacey Monahan (R) hit the 1,000 point benchmark this year. 
(Photo courtesy of MPS Athletics)

The highlight of this game was Kacey Monahan scoring his 1,000th point. MPS went with their second string to start the game. They did well building a 25-6 lead at halftime. MPS went back to the first string unit to start the second half and Kacey Monahan scored his milestone on a trey. He led the team with 11 points while 8th grader, Slavik Sukhostev added 10 points respectively. Senior Dylan Christoffels finished his basketball career for MPS with 1,066 points. It was a great honor to see two players hit their milestone in the same season. Only one player will leave the team next year and MPS boys basketball looks promising and brighter for next season. (Contributed by Head Coach John Monahan)

Kacey Monahan 1,000th point video highlight

MPS  25-26 = 51
HMSD 6-13 = 19

Halftime - Marie Philip led 25-6.

MPS (15-9): Max Moulton 7, Ty Looney 2, Kacey Monahan 11, Slavik Sukhostev 10, Jasper Damas 1, Dylan Christoffels 5, Amogne Kongel-Harmon 4, Dakota Rochette 2, Luke McBrine 7, John Feeney, III 2.

Team Total FG: 15-43
Team Total 3FG: 6-15 (Moulton, Monahan, Sukhovtev 2, Christoffels, McBrine)
Team Total FT: 3-4

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - March 2

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

fremontLaytonsville 44 Fremont 31 - NCS Division 6 Semifinals

The road to the North Coast Section Championship game was 193 miles away from 39350 Gallaudet Drive to play #2 Laytonville (24-3) at their home court. It was a tough playoff environment for us to be in and Laytonville started fast by having a 9-2 lead. We finished the quarter on a 5-3 run to make it 12-7.

We could not have picked a worse time to have our worst quarter of the season as Laytonville outscored us 16-1 to make it 28-8 at the half. The team had no answer to everything they did on defense. We missed open shots, free-throws, and made uncharacteristic turnovers which left us 20 points behind. Laytonville played slow and used every second of the shot clock wisely while getting 10 points on fast breaks and second-chance put-backs.

Our team was not going down without a fight, and tried our best to stage a comeback but Laytonville kept pace with us. We managed to get three of their starters in foul trouble early in the third quarter but their backups stepped up big time and handled themselves well.

In the end, we ran out of time and Laytonville earned their way into the CIF NCS Championship game, snapping our 14-game win streak. They will play #1 Rincon Valley Christian (Santa Rosa) this Saturday. RVC defeated our long-time rival #4 Emery 56-48.

What made this loss difficult was knowing that we outscored Laytonville 23-16 in the second half, Not counting the second quarter, we had a 30-28 point advantage over them in three quarters. We did not help our efforts any bit as we shot 9-25 from the free-throw line and 10-47 from the field.

However our 24-7 season is not over, as we have qualified for the 8-team NorCal State Division 6 Playoffs which is a tougher bracket. It is quite an achievement as we are considered top 8 of 76 Division 6 schools in NorCal and SoCal.

We will find out our seeding and matchup by Sunday, March 4 and play the first round game on Wednesday, March 7.

Overall, CSD made 31 points on 21% shooting, 38 rebounds, five assists, 13 steals, and one block. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

#3 CSD  7--1-11-12 = 31
#2 LHS 12-16--9--7 = 44

Halftime: Laytonville led 28-8.

Top Players
Jada Dawson: 11 points, 17 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 block
Esther Biser: 9 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal
Jade Dawson: 7 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

NCS Division 6 Bracket:

lexingtonLexington - Lowell has decided to forfeit the Metro League semifinal game scheduled for Wednesday, March 6th to Lexington. With the forfeit, Lexington advances to the league championship game and will face the winner of the other semifinal game, Summit vs. Winston Prep.

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