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Prep Basketball Roundup - November 30

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Boys Basketball

lexingtonLexington 65 Summit Nyack 18

Lexington cruised to an easy league win against Summit Nyack behind Timar Harris’ team high 17 points. Jordan Laikram had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds along with two blocks.

SNS   2--9--5--2 = 18
LSD 14-10-22-19 = 65

Halftime - Lexington led 24-11.

LSD
Timar Harris: 17 points, 2 assists, 2 steals
Jordan Laikram: 12 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Jayden Orland: 12 points, 3 steals
Aaron Laikram: 11 rebounds, 2 blocks
Steve Salmon: 8 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Tayqwan Richardson: 4 points, 10 rebounds
Jovanni Vega: 7 points
David Perez: 3 points
Adem Mahassin: 2 points

Metro League: 2-0

floridaFlorida 67 Taylor Pierson 59

It's nice to follow up a win with another one the next night. We're still far from perfect but will take a 2-0 start to the season. We improved in some areas of our game, but regressed in some others. We will need our bench players to start to step up soon if we want to maintain this nice momentum we've got going for us now. (Contributed by Head Coach Eric LeFors)

FSDB 16-14-21-16 = 67
TAY   20-15-11-12 = 58

Halftime - Taylor Pierson led 35-30.

FSDB (2-0): Yahir Rodriguez 20, Quintin Galpine 19, Wallace Burrell 12, Enow Otto 8, Samy Vital 4, Cody Newsome 4.

Girls Basketball

floridaTaylor Pierson 27 Florida 21

Yesterday night, the Varsity Lady Dragons had our third straight game at Taylor (Pierson). Our girls were not 100% physically and mentally ready for the game. We moved slowly on both offenses and defenses. We missed many shots near the basket. We made many turnovers. However, we know the girls will work hard and improve some during our practices. (Contributed by Head Coach Joy Moers)

FSDB
Points: Ja’Myra Harris 9, Lourdine Jordonne 6, Olivia Brown 4, Keliah Williams 2
Steals: Olivia Brown 5, Ja’Myra Harris 3, Keliah Williams 2, Samantha Suarez 2
Rebounds: Lourdine Jordonne 8, Samantha Suarez 8, Keliah Williams 6, Shanna Cooley 3
Assists: Olivia Brown 2, Samantha Suarez 2, Lourdine Jordonne 1

riversideRiverside Prep 37 Riverside 26

Riverside could not get any offense going with the team shooting just 19% from the field as they fell to Riverside Prep at the Knights Classic basketball tournament. Alexandra Monge had team high eight points and Lily DeSimone grabbed 10 rebounds.

RP    10-15--8-4 = 37
CSDR 6--5-10-5 = 26

Halftime - Riverside Prep led 25-11.

CSDR (1-1): Williams 1, Fry 2, Ruiz 2, Salazar 4, Monge 8, Blakery 2, Metzner 7.

Team Total FG: 7-36
Team Total 3FG: 1-7 (Monge)
Team Total FT: 9-16

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Boys Basketball

new-yorkNew York 46 Green Meadows Waldorf School 38

In the first quarter, we took the control with a 16-point lead at 20-4. For the next two quarters, our boys got too comfortable and did not play hard on offense but did well with our defense. As we went into the 4th quarter, we were up by 16 points. GMWS finally found their offense as we continued to struggle with ours and they made a big 13-4 in the first five minutes and our lead shrunk to 42-31. We fought hard with our defense which allowed us to stop GMWS’ offense. With an under minute left, we took control of the game with our defense and didn’t allow GMWS any more points. Sophomore Jaykuss played very well with 17 points and two assists. Junior Alnord added 11 points and nine rebounds. (Contributed by Head Coach Nicolas Tegni)

NYSD 20-8-8-10 = 46
GMWS 4-8-8-18 = 38

Halftime - New York led 28-12.

Jaykuss Figueroa: 17 points, 2 assists, 4 steals
Alnord Deski: 11 points, 9 rebounds,
Yazeed Al-Khatib: 6 points, 2 assists
Joshua Crawford-Ponder: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Girls Basketball

new-yorkGreen Meadows Waldorf School 32 New York 27

We played our first game against Green Meadow Waldorf at Spring Valley, NY. We were down by nine points in the first half. New York worked hard to grab a lead after 2:43 minutes by one point in the second half but unfortunately we could not hold onto it. Silmara Campos led with 12 points and Kiara Herrara had 10 points. In addition, Samantha Pon had 14 rebounds. (Contributed by Head Coach John Diehl)

NYSD  2-4-11-10 = 27
GMWS 6-9--2-15 = 32

Halftime - Green Meadows Waldorf led 15-6.

Coaching basketball through sign language

By Josh Christensen

Mount Vernon HSMT. VERNON, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) -- As boys on the Mt. Vernon basketball team learn a thing or two about the sport they're planning, it's not just X's and O's, they're learning skills through sign language and an interpreter.

Jeff Dahle is a volunteer coach for the Mustangs now for his second year. He has been deaf since he was a toddler.

Read more & view video: http://www.kcrg.com/content/news/Coaching-basketball-through-sign-language-460889533.html

Source: KCRG-TV9

Prep Basketball Roundup - November 29

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Boys Basketball

floridaFlorida 64 Halifax Academy 58

What a great season opening win, especially on our home court. It was a wildly entertaining back-n-forth basketball game, for the fans at least. As for the coaches, we probably lost more hair follicles than we would have liked. A lot of "first game of the season" stuff happened. But there were a lot of good things, too. What you won't see below in the stats are the glue plays by Wallace Burrell and Quintin Galpine. They kept our team composed and their teammates in the right place. (Contributed by Head Coach Eric LeFors)

HA     17-20--8-18 = 58
FSDB 17-17-15-15 = 64

Halftime - Florida led 34-32.

FSDB (1-0): Yahir Rodriguez 16, Enow Otto 16, Samy Vital 12, Cody Newsome 9, Wallace Burrell 5, Quintin Galpine 4, Josiah Roberson 2.

kansasKansas 61 Alta Vista 21

Jayman Washington picked up a double-double with 27 points and 14 rebounds for Kansas. Marcus Aiken added 12 points and five rebounds.

AV     0--6-12-3 = 21
KSD 15-19-20-7 = 61

Halftime - Kansas led 34-6.

KSD
Jayman Washington: 27 points, 14 rebounds
Raul Melgar: 9 points, 6 rebounds
Marcus Aiken: 12 points 5 rebounds
Tayte McCaskey: 8 points, 6 rebounds

Team Total FG: 22
Team Total 3FG: 2
Team Total FT: 11-26

kentuckyRiverside Christian 43 Kentucky 40

It was Kentucky’s first game of the season. Kentucky got to a fast start building a 9-4 lead in the first five minutes of the game but Riverside Christian closed the gap with a 6-0 run to take a 10-9 lead at end of first quarter. Kentucky was unable to handle Riverside Christian’s full court pressure and we tried to catch up and made a run in the final quarter but it was too late.

Aaron Howard led Kentucky with 24 points and 18 rebounds followed by Payne Yance with 13 points and three assists. Richard Ward grabbed eight rebounds. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

KSD 9--7--5-19 = 40
RC 10-11-14--8 = 43

Halftime - Riverside Christian led 21-16.

KSD (0–1): Yance 13, Howard 24, Dorn 2, Collins 1.

RC (1-1): Petty 4, P. Champ 11, Voth 9, Baker 15, C. Champ 4.

atlanta-areaHorizon Christian 80 Atlanta Area 36

Atlanta Area met their match in Horizon Christian who came in the game as defending state champions. Marquise King scored 20 points with 8 rebounds for Atlanta Area. Ahmeen Stackhouse added eight points with 11 rebounds and a block.

texasTexas 88 Sci-Tech Prep 13

We played two easy opponents and we are looking forward to tougher opponents this weekend when we participate in Feast Invitational Tournament. (Contributed by Head Coach Andy Donatich)

Game #1 - Texas 58 Tribe Consolidated 37

BTCHS 7--5-11-14 = 37
TSD   15-11-20-12 = 58

Game #2 - Texas 88 Sci-Tech Prep 13

STP    6--0--7--0 = 13
TSD 14-24-18-32 = 88

Halftime - Texas led 38-6.

indianaIndiana 86 Christel House Academy 77

Jared Blecker led Indiana in a high-scoring affair against Christel House with 36 points hitting on seven treys. Jerrick Pothorski had team high seven rebounds and Kyle Jenkins had four steals.

CHW 15-22-22-18 = 77
ISD   27-25-23-11 = 86

Halftime - Indiana led 52-37.

ISD (1-0): Dramin 8, Blecker 36, Jenkins 17, Bippus 8, Edwards 1, Kanable 2, Dickerson 14.

Team Total FG: 22-36
Team Total 3FG: 11-24 (Dramin 2, Blecker 7, Dickerson 2)
Team Total FT: 9-19

arkansasFaulkner County Falcons Homeschool 37 Arkansas 27

Shaq'Ke Robinson had 13 points, 17 rebounds, and four blocks for Arkansas.

FCF 5-13-16-3 = 37
ASD 8--3-10-6 = 27

Halftime - Faulkner County Falcons Homeschool led 18-11.

ASD (0-4): Sission 2, Pompeo 10, Khan 2, Robinson 13.

Team Total FG: 11-34
Team Total 3FG: 0-2
Team Total FT: 5-13

mississippiMize 59 Mississippi 52

Mississippi kept the game with Mize close throughout but could not overtake them as they fell 59-52. Kenmarkis Meeks paced Mississippi with 26 points and five rebounds. Mark Campbell added 13 points and dished out five assists.

MHS 16--9-20-14 = 59
MSD 13-11-16-12 = 52

Halftime - Mize led 25-24.

MSD (1-3): K. Meeks 26, Thomas 3, Campbell 13, Jones 5, Nelson 2, Moore 3.

Team Total FG: 13-34
Team Total 3FG: 5-17 (K. Meeks 2, Campbell 2, Moore 1)
Team Total FT: 11-22

new-yorkNew York 46 Green Meadows Waldorf School 38

Jaykuss Figueroa had team high 17 points and four steals to lead New York to a season opening win. Alnord Deski grabbed team high nine rebounds along with 11 points.

NYSD 20-8-8-10 = 46
GMWS 4-8-8-18 = 38

Halftime - New York led 28-12.

NYSD (1-0): Tejeda 2, Deski 11, Gonzalez 4, Al-Khatib 6, Figueroa 17, Crawford-Ponder 4, Panganiban 2.

Team Total FG: 14-20
Team Total 3FG: 3-7 (Deski, Al-Khatib 2)
Team Total FT: 3-7

georgiaJacksonville Christian 74 Georgia 40

Demarco Brown had 36 of the team’s 40 points for Georgia in a loss to Jacksonville Christian.

Girls Basketball

fremontFremont 58 Cornerstone Christian 31

We had a quick start starting 6-0 before ending the first quarter up 8-6. The team’s chemistry was not there yet, but at the start of the second quarter we clicked and went on a 19-0 run. The team defense stepped up big time.

At the second half we controlled the tempo. Cornerstone Christian tried to catch up by shooting 3s, but the lead we built was too much as CSD pulled away comfortably with a 27 point victory margin.

Overall, CSD shot 41% from the field, 42 rebounds, 27 steals and 19 assists as a team. Three players finished with five steals each.

Sophomore Mahlia Thornton led the scoring with 14 and six rebounds with one block.
Junior Malia Zornoza had a double-double, finishing with 11 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, five steals and a block.

Our record stands at 1-0, with the Nike Central Valley Showdown (16-team tournament) coming up at Clovis West High School in Fresno. We will face Central in the first round this Thursday. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CC   6–-0–13-12 = 31
CSD 8-19-20-11 = 58

Halftime - Fremont led 27-6.

marylandMaryland 54 Garrison Forest School 25

Junior Cassidy Perry turned in a dominant performance to lead Maryland to a season-opening win. Perry picked up a double-double with 16 points and 17 rebounds along with six blocks. Ernelina Beldon poured in 16 points and was in for three steals.

GFS    2--8--9--6 = 25
MSD 14-12-18-10 = 54

Halftime - Maryland led 26-10.

​MSD
S. Herzig-Wilcox: 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
A. Patterson: 5 points, 4 rebounds
C. Perry: 16 points, 17 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 assist, 6 blocks
R. Guettler: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist
H. Johnston-Shaw: 2 steals
E. Beldon: 16 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals
M. Luebehusen: 5 rebounds, 1 steal
E. Kovacs: 3 rebounds, 1 steal

Team Total FG: 21
Team Total 3FG: 1 (Beldon)
Team Total FT: 9-17

GFS: Coldiron 5, Hucks 2, Gotleib 2, Cowling 2, Howell 14.

Team Total FG: 7
Team Total 3FG: 2 (Howell 2)
Team Total FT: 5-7

mississippiMississippi 66 Mize 26

Mississippi was led by Alexis Roberts with 29 points for a lopsided win against Mize.

MHS   7--6-12--1 = 26
MSD 15-20-11-20 = 66

Halftime - Mississippi led 35-13.

MSD (4-0): Alexis Roberts 29, Raegan Hendrix 16, Nilah O'Rey 12.

kansasKansas 45 Alta Vista 36

With a 35-17 lead to start the fourth quarter, Kansas had built up a lead large enough to hold off Alta Vista’s rally in the fourth quarter. Kaylee Wells led all scorers for Kansas with 22 points followed by Madison Welch with 10 points and 20 rebounds.

AV     4-5--8-19 = 36
KSD 11-9-15-10 = 45

Halftime - Kansas led 20-9.

KSD
Kaylee Wells: 22 points, 2 steals
Madison Welch: 10 points, 20 rebounds, 4 steals
Tiadra Vang: 9 points, 2 rebounds
Taylor Wise: 2 points, 8 rebounds
Ravin Greene: 2 points, 7 rebounds

floridaFlorida 41 Halifax Academy 18

The Lady Dragons had their first home game tonight against Halifax Academy and we picked up our first win. Olivia Brown led the team with 18 points and eight steals. Lourdine Jordonne had team high 11 rebounds with 16 points and three steals. (Contributed by Head Coach Joy Moers)

HA      2-6--7-3 = 18
FSDB 15-6-12-9 = 41

Halftime - Florida led 21-8.

atlanta-areaHorizon Christian 21 Atlanta Area 20

Atlanta Area lost a heartbreaker to Horizon Christian last night, 21-20. Tatiana Malone powered Atlanta Area with eight points, eight rebounds, three steals, and a block. Madison Scott chipped in with eight points and Brianna Thigpen pulled down 11 rebounds.

kentuckyPortland Christian 48 Kentucky 7

Abriana Norris had eight rebounds for Kentucky. We need to cut down on our turnovers as we had 32 turnovers. Our girls tried their best but Portland Christian was too much for us. (Contributed by Head Coach Billy Lange)

PC 12–12–12–12 = 48
KSD 4–-2–-0–-1 = 7

Halftime - Portland Christian led 24-6.

PC (1-0): Lydia Cyrus 11, Ellie Heid 10, Adr: Wilson 2, Taylor Mulvey 2, Jen Miles 3, Alainey Williams 2, Hannah Taylor 12, Gracie Alvey 2, Barley Haynes 2, Sarah Ghoul 2.

KSD (0-1): Keaura Davis 5, Abriana Norris 2.

indianaLutheran 58 Indiana 32

Indiana and Lutheran were tied at end of first quarter before the hosts pulled a 26-3 run in the second quarter to put the game out of reach for Indiana. Kalena Bumbala led Indiana with 11 points.

ISD 10--3--8-11 = 32
LUT 10-26-16--6 = 58

Halftime - Lutheran led 36-13.

ISD (1-5): Kate Lorenzo 7, Caitlyn Smith 5, Kalena Bumbala 11, Anya Pothorski 6, Annalise Alberti 3.

LUT (3-4): Lauren Hedges 3, Rylee Morris 16, Erin Pasch 17, Jaden Seller 3, Chloe Andre 2, Mariah Mielke 1, Darianne Snyder 5, Anna Caster 2, Katie Hopkins 9.

arkansasFaulkner County Falcons Homeschool 42 Arkansas 21

Alerys Henriquez led Arkansas with eight points and 20 steals. Teammate Cieara Williams added five points and eight rebounds.

FCF 13-12-6-11 = 42
ASD  3--2-8--8 = 21

Halftime - Faulkner County Falcons Homeschool led 25-6.

ASD (0-3): Albarran 4, Williams 5, Rhodes 2, Stufflebean 2, Herniquez 8.

Team Total FG: 10-34
Team Total 3FG: 0-0
Team Total FT: 1-2

new-yorkGreen Meadows Waldorf School 32 New York 27

After being down at the half by nine points, New York rallied in the third quarter to the tie the game at 17-all. In the final quarter, New York was outlasted by Green Meadows as the team came up short, 32-27. Freshman Silmara Campos led New York with 12 points and three assists. Samantha Pon had team high 14 rebounds and three blocks.

NYSD  2-4-11-10 = 27
GMWS 6-9--2-15 = 32

Halftime - Green Meadows Waldorf led 15-6.

NYSD (0-1): Campos 12, S. Pon 2, Perez 2, Herrera 10, B. Pon 1.

Team Total FG: 12-37
Team Total 3FG: 0-3
Team Total FT: 3-7

georgiaJacksonville Christian 50 Georgia 46

Chynah Johnson led Georgia with 30 points followed by Jordan Hall with eight points in a loss to Jacksonville Christian.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Boys Basketball

oklahomaBray-Doyle 61 Oklahoma 33

We were good at halftime being down just by three, 26-23 but we ran out of gas in the second half. (Contributed by Head Coach Chris Reagle)

2017-2018 high school boys basketball previews

Updated Monday, December 4, 2017

2017-2018 high school boys basketball previews - schools listed in alphabetical order.

alabamaAlabama School for the Deaf

Coach: Walter Ripley, 7th season

Last season’s results: 11-15 (Mason Dixon runner-up, lost in 1A Area 7 semifinals)

Key players: Ke'Trez Holman and Cory McKinnie

Coach's outlook: We have an experienced roster this year.

americanAmerican School for the Deaf

Coaches: Justin Brooks and Clement Lovelace, 2nd season

Last season’s results: 15-5 (New England Schools for the Deaf Basketball Tip-Off runner-up, ESDAA D1 champions)

Key players: Andrew Ray Taylor, Robert Milone, Dylan Mallach, and Omar Shariff

Coach's outlook: The boys team is coming off capturing their first ESDAA crown in more than 30 years. The entire team returns this season minus one graduating senior. Early season practices have been very competitive as players are going all out of a roster spot. Reigning ESDAA MVP Andrew Ray Taylor leads the team with all around game and the team is well-balanced with the outside shooting of Robert Milone helps ease some of the scoring burden on Andrew. Omar Shariff made significant strides this off-season and should be in line for a big role this year after spending much of his first varsity season on the bench. ESDAA boys division will be filled with tough competition again this year as the balanced ASD boys team will look to continue to build upon recent year success.

arizonaArizona School for the Deaf and Blind

Coach: Gerald Brown, 11th season

Last season’s results: 12-12 (Roadrunner Classic champions, WSBC runner-up)

Key Players: Giovanny Correa, Derek Worrell, Manual and Santana Gonzales (twins), and John Gilbraith.

Coach's outlook: We are looking to improve on last year’s record.

arkansasArkansas School for the Deaf

Coach: Brandon Larry, 1st season

Last season’s results: 7-18

Key players: Shaq ke Robinson, Ethan Pompeo, Hammad Khan, Shamsudeen,

Coach's outlook: Our goal is to have a winning season and win the GPSD championship.

fremontCalifornia School for the Deaf, Fremont

Coach: David Hamilton, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 25-8 (CSD Classic champions, Clerc Classic runner-up, Bay Counties League champions, North Coast Section Division 6 champions, lost in NorCal Division 6 quarterfinals, NDIAA D1 national co-champions)

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: This is a rebuilding year and this team has the potential to be a great team in a couple of years.

riversideCalifornia School for the Deaf, Riverside

Coach: Jeremias Valencia, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 5-16

Key players: N/A

Coach’s outlook: We have five returning starters.

delawareDelaware School for the Deaf

Coach: Adam Johnson, 2nd season

Last season’s results: 12-7 (ESDAA D1 runner-up)

Key players: Dominic Hecker

Coach's outlook: We have only one player returning from last year’s team. It will be a rebuilding team for next few years.

floridaFlorida School for the Deaf and Blind

Coach: Eric LeFors, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 9-13

Key players: Quintin Galpine, Wallace Burrell, and Yahir Rodriguez

Coach's outlook: This year we have an unique mix of six seniors along with six varsity newcomers. Our season goal is to reach the championship game at the Mason Dixon Tournament in Alabama. Our regular season schedule will be a challenge. If we can navigate it and steal a few wins along the way, we should be able to gel as a unit in time for the tournament.

georgiaGeorgia School for the Deaf

Coach: Erik Whitworth, 5th season

Last season’s results: 5-21

Key players: The entire team, all six of them.

Coach’s outlook: The Georgia "5", maybe "6" if we are healthy. Season goals are to improve with every game. Never quit, never give up. Play as hard as we possibly can until the clock shows 0.0 and have some fun while doing it.

indianaIndiana School for the Deaf

Coach: Keith Westhoelter, 23rd season

Last season’s results: 11-13 (Calvary Christian Academy Tournament champions, Clerc Classic champions, lost in Sectional 58 semifinals, NDIAA D1 national co-champions)

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: Indiana could break through for a better season with young shooting guards leading the way.

iowaIowa School for the Deaf

Coach: Nyle Smith, 9th season

Last season’s results: 0-19

Key players: Layne Guerrero

Coach's outlook: As is usually the case, we are rebuilding this year.

kansasKansas School for the Deaf

Coach: William Richard Ward, 6th season

Last season’s results: 24-2 (Neesam Classic co-champions, GPSD champions)

Key players: Jayman Washington, Marcus Aiken, Stacey Welch, Raul Melgar, Troy Johnson, Tayte McCaskey, Jr., Sethan Rolfoson

Coach's outlook: Kansas School for the Deaf Jackrabbits enters the 2017-2018 campaign as a different team from last year. KSD lost three seniors and one transfer to Texas School for the Deaf. KSD is excited to play against possibly 18 Deaf schools this year. KSD will play against Mississippi School for the Deaf who are heavily favored to win this year’s national championship. KSD will be at Arkansas School for the Deaf to play against Mississippi in January 2018. Additionally, another exciting prospect for KSD is that we will play against Georgia, North Carolina, and Kentucky at Kentucky School for the Deaf in February 2018. For the 2018 GPSD tourney, KSD should be in the top four out of eight teams.

kentuckyKentucky School for the Deaf

Coach: Mike Yance, 11th season

Last season’s results: 2-21 (Lost in 45th district quarterfinals)

Key players: Aaron Howard and Payne Yance

Coach's outlook: This is a very young team as we have only one senior. I am calling this our “practice year“ as four of our players will be playing together for next three years.

lexingtonLexington School for the Deaf

Coach: Jamil Haque, 1st season

Last season's results: 9-16

Key Players: Timar Harris, Steve Salmon, Jordan Laikram, and Aaron Laikram

Coach's outlook: One of outstanding teamwork as chemistry between on defense and offense as well in the bright future. It's only in the beginning on open season.

marie-philipMarie Philip School

Coach: John Monahan, 22nd season

Last season’s results: 19-3 (NESD Tip-Off champions, Mass Bay Independent League D2 champions)

Key players: Dylan Christoffels, Wesley Silva, and Kacey Monahan

Coach’s outlook: After losing three games last year by a total of seven points, our team is gearing up for another good season. We lost one player from last year’s squad and we have four returnees and with some extra bench player that will step up for a better season. Senior Dylan Christoffels is going to lead team in scoring with help from Kacey Monahan and Wesley Silva. We have some promising young players who could contribute with some scoring. This team is looking for another great season and we hope for a better note at the end of the season.

marylandMaryland School for the Deaf

Coach: James DeStefano, 10th season

Last season’s results: 21-6 (Orioles Classic runner-up, Maryland Independent Athletic Conference runner-up)

Key players: Stefan Anderson, Esteban Kovacs, Rory Lewis, Eric Long, Jason Werner, and John Werner

Coach's outlook: MSD is expecting another stellar season.

michiganMichigan School for the Deaf

Coach: Michael Davis, 1st season

Last season’s results: 3-15 (Lost in District 106 quarterfinals)

Key players: None

Coach’s outlook: We have a lot of new players that have no playing experience, so this year will be a rebuilding team. Also, this is my first year as head coach and we are looking forward to a great season.

minnesotaMinnesota State Academy for the Deaf

Coach: Lance Gonzalez, 1st season

Last season’s results: 6-18 (Neesam Classic co-champions, GPSD runner-up)

Key players: Juan Salgado and Jon Schdmit

Coach’s outlook: I’m looking for a winning season and win the Twin Cities Athletic Conference championship (TCAC). Also, we are seeking to claim our 10th GPSD championship of MSAD boys basketball history.

mississippiMississippi School for the Deaf

Coach: Sekoe White, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 8-14 (Mason Dixon champions, Region 7-1A 3rd place, lost in Class 1A first round, NDIAA D2 national champions)

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: MSD lost just one player in Cortavious Harris who has graduated. Rest of last year’s team have returned and we are reloading. We are expecting to have a great season this year and represent our school well.

missouriMissouri School for the Deaf

Coach: Kenneth Hartman, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 13-7 (Lost in Class 1A District 10 quarterfinals)

Key players: Dacota Pierson, Mikal Meriwether, and Hezeki Smoot

Coach's outlook: N/A.

model-secondaryModel Secondary School for the Deaf

Coach: Timothy Frelich, 22nd season

Last season’s results: 12-13

Key players: Derrick Griffin, Kalib Jones, and Josco Mast

Coach’s outlook: Blending returning players with newcomers and building a chemistry will be a process. We have several good shooters and taller players. We have joined in a new 12-member league. It will be a new experience but we believe it will prepare us for the tournaments and we expect to improve on last year's record.

new-jerseyNew Jersey School for the Deaf

Coach: Mr. Nowrey, 1st season

Last season’s results: 3-15 (ESDAA D2 runner-up)

Key players: Ricky Maldonado, Stanley Uka, Naim Webb, and Nasir Gurganus

Coach's outlook: It should be a good year for New Jersey. I am excited too because it is my first year as head coach and I am ready to coach. It is their time of the year, I am glad they are ready to play on the court. Their ultimate goal is to win the tournament.

new-yorkNew York School for the Deaf

Coach: Nicolas Tegni, 2nd season

Last season’s results: 9-16 (New Jersey Tip-Off champions)

Key players: Alnord Deski, Jaykuss Figueroa, and Christian Gonzalez

Coach's outlook: Last year was rebuilding season as we lost three players due to graduation after our championship at ESDAA in 2016. Jaykuss and Christian were named co-rookie of year from last year and I expect more from both this year. I believe we will be in top-three at ESDAA behind American School for the Deaf and Marie Philip School.

north-carolinaNorth Carolina School for the Deaf

Coach: Tom Krohn, 9th season

Last season’s results: 11-8

Key players: Nycobian Lineberger and Morgan Evans

Coach's outlook: Without Nycobian, our team will always be the underdog against any team. We won’t be having him for all games as Nycobian can play only home games after 6:00 p.m. on weekdays and weekends due to work that is required for his class.

ohioOhio School for the Deaf

Coach: Chris Kuhns, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 8-10 (Mid-American Basketball Classic champions, Mountain State Classic runner-up)

Key players: Zack Collins

Coach's outlook: This will be an interesting season for us. We will have strong group of perimeter players and our post players have nice size but lacking experience.

oklahomaOklahoma School for the Deaf

Coach: Christopher Reagle, 27th season

Last season’s results: 2-21

Key players: N/A

Coach's outlook: We have too many freshmen and sophomores on the team this year. They are young and have potential in different areas. I look forward to our season this year.

oregonOregon School for the Deaf

Coaches: Mike McDaniel and Leshondre Brown

Last season’s results: 6-16 (WSBC champions)

Key players: N/A

Coach's outlook: Our boys are looking forward to defending last year's Western States Basketball championship. In CASCO league, we're working hard to move up the ranks. We're small, but have good speed and decent defense.

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania School for the Deaf

Coach: Alfonso Miller, 1st season

Last season’s results: 5-13 (NJSD Tip-Off runner-up, ESDAA D2 champions)

Key players: Nasir Ford and Jacob Cross

Coach's outlook: N/A

phoenixPhoenix Day School for the Deaf

Coach: Jesse J. Bailey, 1st season

Last season’s results: 2-21 (Roadrunner Classic runner-up)

Key players: Brian Lynch, Dion Melero Hernandez, Ronni Escareno Del Muro, Angel Cubas, and DeAndrae Johnson

Coach's outlook: A team loaded with freshmen and sophomores with a new system coming in. This is Jesse's first year coaching at PDSD but he coached for 10 years previously at several Deaf schools.

rhode-islandRhode Island School for the Deaf

Coach: Todd Murano, 10th season

Last season’s results: 3-21

Key players: Jayden Elias, Timothy Jallah, and Juan Fernandes-Espinal

Coach's outlook: We are a very young team with limited experience so we will work on lot of fundamental skills and decision making in the offense and defense. We are excited to go to three tourneys this year at the NESD Tip-Off, NJSD Tip-Off, and ESDAA here at RISD.

rochesterRochester School for the Deaf

Coach: Chad Evringham, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 9-12

Key players: Thomas Coates and Bode Aggas

Coach's outlook: The team is very young and inexperienced but they will grow throughout the season. The future looks good.

stmarysSt. Mary's School for the Deaf

Coach: Kevin LeRoy, 5th season

Last season’s results: 9-6

Key players: Nick Barrus, Isa Habeeb, and Christian Lawernce

Coach’s outlook: We have strength and size so I anticipate some good competition with most good teams this year.

tennesseeTennessee School for the Deaf

Coach: Barry Swafford, 33rd season

Last season’s results: 5-17 (Forfeited game in District 2-A quarterfinals)

Key players: Lorenzo Currie, Malcolm Williamson, Jalen Harris, DeSean Freeman, Tristen Davidson, Ri Carlyn, and Jerry Williams

Coach's outlook: With five freshman players aboard, we will "learn" many things as the season goes by. Since we have only one “tall” player on our team, we will depend on our speed to “move” around. With this being said, we will “grow” as time goes by.

texasTexas School for the Deaf

Coach: Andy Donatich, 1st season

Last season’s results: 24-6 (Holy Trinity Tournament champions, Ranger Classic champions, District 4 champions, lost in 2nd round of TAPPS 4A state playoff)

Key players: Eric Ellzey, Keaton Hamilton, and Chandler Sexton-Ruiz

Coach's outlook: We lost four key seniors but got a great group of young boys who strive for greatness. Our future is really bright.

utahUtah School for the Deaf and Blind

Coach: Wade Hester, 4th season

Last season’s results: 7-8

Key players: Javier Lopez

Coach's outlook: N/A

washingtonWashington School for the Deaf

Coach: James Forncrook, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 3-12

Key players: Taylor Payne, Ricardo Pineda, and Cristian Martinez-White

Coach’s outlook: We have three returning starters and our goal is to win the WSBC and make the state playoffs.

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Coach: David Tasselli, 5th season

Last season’s results: 9-15 (Mid-American Basketball Classic runner-up)

Key players: David Harclerode and Chad D’Amore

Coach's outlook: Our goal is to make the league playoffs and finish in the top four at ESDAA.

wisconsinWisconsin School for the Deaf

Coach: Michael Eldred, 12th season

Last season’s results: 8-12 (Neesam Classic co-champions)

Key players: Dakota Kangas and Perles Payne

Coach’s outlook: It will be an interesting year with veteran players and inexperienced newcomers playing together this season. We have quickness and speed on the team but unfortunately we don't have depth on the bench.

2017-2018 high school girls basketball previews

Updated Friday, December 1, 2017

2017-2018 high school girls basketball previews - schools listed in alphabetical order.

alabamaAlabama School for the Deaf

Coach: Marvice Robinson, 1st season

Last season’s results: 7-21 (Lost in 1A Area 7 semifinals)

Key players: Zackeshia Jordan

Coach's outlook: We lost two great basketball players from last year and this is a rebuilding year for us.

americanAmerican School for the Deaf

Coach: Jesus Marchan, 1st season

Last season’s results: 13-7 (NESD Tip-Off runner-up)

Key players: Craichelle Morrison, Emily Pagan, and Jatara Page

Coach's outlook: Jesus Marchan takes over the girls team that looks to begin building for the future. The team consists of just one senior in Craichelle Morrison who plays tough down in the paint. Emily Pagan continues to improve as she picks up her skill set. Team success will depend heavily on contributions from Jatara Page. Overall the team is very young and in full learning mode.

arkansasArkansas School for the Deaf

Coach: Tommy Varner, Jr., 2nd season

Last season’s results: 14-6 (Ranger Classic runner-up, GPSD champions)

Key players: Mikka Coburn and Cieara Williams

Coach's outlook: We lost two key players to graduation. I’m hoping the two new players can step up and fill that role. Our strengths is fast break and defense. As for the offense, we are still trying to find our identity.

fremontCalifornia School for the Deaf, Fremont

Coach: Joshua Weinstock, 2nd season

Last season’s results: 15-13 (Lost in 1st round of NCS Division 6 playoff)

Key players: Jade Dawson, Hannah Wetzel, and Malia Zornoza

Coach's outlook: CSD will return eight players from last year’s young 15-13 squad with the first continuing head coach in four seasons. The Eagles have a difficult start to their season as the majority of the basketball players are on the Varsity volleyball squad who are continuing their season in the state playoffs, missing two weeks’ worth of practice. However, the coaches are thrilled for the volleyball team's historic run in the postseason. Season highlights will be attending three tournaments including the Nike Central Valley Showdown in Fresno, hosting the second annual CSD Classic, the 18th Clerc Classic at MSSD, and an away game at our sister school, CSD Riverside for the Battle of California match-up in their brand-new gym.

delawareDelaware School for the Deaf

Coach: Nicole Laszczynski, 6th season

Last season’s results: 12-8 (ESDAA D1 champions)

Key players: Carolyn Russell and JyAjia Bratten

Coach's outlook: This should be an interesting year for our team. Our team will consist of four high school girls with the rest of the team made up with middle school girls.

floridaFlorida School for the Deaf and Blind

Coach: Joy Moers, 1st season

Last season’s results: 8-16 (Mason Dixon runner-up, lost in 4A District 2 playoff)

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: In the future, we could have a few key players and for this season, we don't have any best player, but we do have a good post player in Lourdinne Jordonne. For this year’s team, we have six freshmen and three sophomores. This group is one of our youngest rosters. With a new coach and philosophy, we are a team that is rebuilding.

georgiaGeorgia School for the Deaf

Coach: Danny L. Woolmaker, 14th season 

Last season’s results: 14-10

Key players: Chynah Johnson

Coach’s outlook: This could be a great year for us and we are ready to fire it up!

illinoisIllinois School for the Deaf

Coach: Chris Kuhn, 6th season

Last season’s results: 2-16 (Lost in Class 1A regional quarterfinals)

Key players: N/A

Coach's outlook: We have great guard speed on both sides of court. Hopefully with that speed and experience we have from our guards, we will be able to win at least eight games this year.

indianaIndiana School for the Deaf

Coach: Amanda Huser, 7th season

Last season’s results: 19-5 (Allie Jean Hale Classic champions, lost in Sectional 58 quarterfinals)

Key players: N/A

Coach's outlook: I have nine players who are key players in their own roles. Our season outlook is still questionable due to too many injuries. We will start with the unknown and finish an unforgettable season.

iowaIowa School for the Deaf

Coach: Dan Gradoville, 37th season

Last season’s results: 1-18

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: We have very few girls out for the team and we will struggle to be competitive.

kansasKansas School for the Deaf

Coach: Dean Muszynski, 1st season

Last season’s results: 14-7 (Neesam Classic champions)

Key players: Madison Welch, Tiadra Vang, and Kaylee Wells

Coach's outlook: KSD returns six players from last year’s squad that went 14-7. This group is very balanced. We have point guards, wings, posts.

lexingtonLexington School for the Deaf

Coach: Gerard Sorrentino, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 14-5 (NJSD Tip-Off champions, Metro League champions)

Key players: Heidy De La Rosa, Gigi Zheng, and May Tun

Coach's outlook: We expect to be a competitive team seeking our second straight Metro League title.

marylandMaryland School for the Deaf

Coach: Amy Mowl, 8th season

Last season’s results: 26-2 (Orioles Classic champions, Clerc Classic champions, Maryland Independent Athletic Conference champions, NDIAA D1 national champions)

Key players: Cassidy Perry, Ernelina Beldon, and Rajena Guettler

Coach's outlook: MSD returns five players from last year's squad that went 26-2. The five returners are Ernelina Beldon, Rajena Guettler, Meghan Luebehusen, Anevay Patterson, and Cassidy Perry. We are all-in on our young core of freshmen. This freshmen group has a mixture of position capabilities and skills.

michiganMichigan School for the Deaf

Coach: Lucas VanDalen, 1st season

Last season’s results: 2-16 (Lost in Class D District 106 semifinals)

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: This year is a new program for the girls along with a new head coach. We have many experienced players returning from last year with two seniors and four juniors. We have just one sophomore and two freshmen. We will play against six different Deaf schools which include Rochester, St. Mary's, Kentucky Classic, Ohio, and Western Pennsylvania. We also have good competition in our league as well. This season is a big test for us with a new program and head coach.

minnesotaMinnesota State Academy for the Deaf

Coach: Sabrina Hubmer, 15th season

Last season’s results: 9-7 (Co-op team with Shattuck-St. Mary’s)

Key players: Kayla Mitchell

Coach's outlook: We are thrilled to have a team this year after not having one for two years. The team is very young with Kayla Mitchell as the only senior on the team. We also have a new assistant coach, Kali Frowick. We are very excited about the upcoming season. We do believe that we will have a much better team with a few weeks of practices and games. We are excited about the future of our team and program.

mississippiMississippi School for the Deaf

Coach: Victorica Monroe, 2nd season

Last season’s results: 18-5 (Mason Dixon champions, Region 7-1A runner-up, lost in 2nd round of Class 1A state playoff, NDIAA D2 national champions)

Key players: Nilah Orey, Raegan Hendrix, and Alexis Roberts

Coach's outlook: Our young team might be a little different than last year’s historic season nevertheless they are still a strong and quick team. We will adjust, learn some new things, and make changes. We look forward to making strides and I know we will have a great season.

missouriMissouri School for the Deaf

Kenneth Hartman, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 3-16

Key players: Delanzia Hayes and Melissa Davis

Coach's outlook: N/A

model-secondaryModel Secondary School for the Deaf

Coach: Nukeitra Hayes, 4th season

Last season’s results: 10-15

Key players: N/A

Coach’s outlook: Every year at MSSD, there is always a good surprise with what kind of players we have. We do have four returning players from last year. This year we have many new players and many of them have never played together before so this will be a quite an interesting season for us all.

new-jerseyNew Jersey School for the Deaf

Coach: Carolynne Reed, 13th season

Last season’s results: 5-12 (ESDAA D2 runner-up)

Key players: DeAvian Watson, Giezi Teutle, and Alexis Holland

Coach's outlook: We are reorganizing and look forward to a successful season.

new-yorkNew York School for the Deaf

Coach: John Diehl

Last season’s results: 5-17 (NJSD Tip-Off runner-up)

Key players: Samantha Pon, Anjel Perez, and Silmara Campos

Coach's outlook: Last year was a struggle as we lost one of key players for the season from an injury. I believe we will be good team this year if we can stay healthly. We think we will be in the top-four at ESDAA.

ohioOhio School for the Deaf

Coach: Dawn Fitch, 1st season

Last season’s results: 5-12

Key players: Nicole Greene and Mierra Robinson

Coach's outlook: We return two experienced players in Greene and Robinson with a new coach and a new system. This is a rebuilding year for us and we are also struggling with a low number of players to start with.

oklahomaOklahoma School for the Deaf

Coach: Angie Shelby, 14th season

Last season’s results: 5-17 (GPSD runner-up)

Key players: Emily Cavello and Miracle Pearson

Coach's outlook: We think we will be better this year than last year as we are more experienced. We also have a new player that will help us along with two skilled guards.

oregonOregon School for the Deaf

Coaches: Scott Pfaff and Shanna Thomas

Last season’s results: 4-16

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: Our girls are looking forward to improve their standing in the Western States Basketball Classic this year. We believe we have a good shot at getting into the championship game. In CASCO league, we're working hard to move up the ranks. We're small and defense is our best attribute.

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania School for the Deaf

Coach: Brittainy Payne, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 9-6 (ESDAA D2 champions)

Key players: Yasmean Evans, Gia DiGiacomo, and Maysan Id-deen

Coach's outlook: N/A

phoenixPhoenix Day School for the Deaf

Coach: Megan Tellefson, 6th season

Last season’s results: 14-8 (Roadrunner Classic champions, WSBC champions)

Key players: Kiana Vazquez, Maddie Fears, Yosseline Espinoza, and Kissandra Rivera

Coach's outlook: We had a great 2016-2017 season last year, ending the season with the record of 14-8 and two championships. We lost five seniors, so we have some key players to replace. We also have five returning players. It will be a rebuilding year for us. Fortunately, we have no seniors this year, which means we can focus on building the team stronger for next year as well. I am looking forward to seeing what this season brings, especially being hosts for the Western States Basketball Classic (WSBC).

rhode-islandRhode Island School for the Deaf

Coach: Cassey Ellis, 4th season

Last season’s results: 3-14

Key players: Yasmin Sicaju, Ellie Lister, and Lillian Klein

Coach's outlook: We lost two seniors from last year who brought a lot of experience and leadership to the team. On the bright side, we aren't expected to lose any players for the next three seasons. This year, we will look toward our junior guard and second-leading scorer Yasmin Sicaju to take over as the leader of our Lady Roosters basketball team. She will have two freshman forwards helping her out in Lillian Klein and Ellie Lister. We are expected to have 6 or 7 players on the team, so conditioning will be very important to us this year. We will participate in two Tip-Off Tournaments (New England Schools for the Deaf and New Jersey) to start our season. Our coaches are focused on developing the players' skills and in-game experience throughout the season with hopes of competing in the ESDAA Division 2 Girls basketball tournament in February 2018.

rochesterRochester School for the Deaf

Coach: Charles Palmer, 6th season

Last season’s results: 5-13

Key players: Courtney Gentzke

Coach's outlook: We are a very young team and we will finally have more than seven players on the team. We have 11 players and a balanced team. Our team has a lot of potential to improve on their skills and knowledge about the game.

stmarysSt. Mary's School for the Deaf

Coach: Wendy Chuba, 6th season

Last season’s results: 6-8

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: We have a very young team and are rebuilding this year.

south-carolinaSouth Carolina School for the Deaf and Blind

Coach: Tanya Dawson, 1st season

Last season’s results: 1-13

Key players: None

Coach’s outlook: We have some inexperienced players except for Yasmeen Crute and Ashley Moss. We will struggle this year to be competitive. This team will be in the rebuilding stage for the next few years.

tennesseeTennessee School for the Deaf

Coach: Brooke Peters, 4th season

Last season’s results: 10-14 (Lost in District 2-A quarterfinals)

Key players: Mar'Creshia Phillips and Haliey Robinson

Coach's outlook: We have some experienced players that I am expecting a lot from. We have a few young players that I believe will get some playing time. I'm excited to have more substitutions in order to keep our starting five fresh.

texasTexas School for the Deaf

Coach: Brian Sipek, 8th season

Last season’s results: 26-9 (Ranger Classic champions, Our Lady of the Hills Holiday Tournament champions, Clerc Classic runner-up, Lost in TAPPS 4A quarterfinals)

Key players: Sunita Schmidjorg, Jaelene Etkie, Ashlene Etkie, Leila Sicoli, Michaela Kelley, and Kaci Ketchum

Coach's outlook: We return a strong group of girls and look to make a deep run into the state playoffs this year. Our team has a lot of depth and experience at key positions that will be important for a successful season. The coaches are looking forward to the continued improvement throughout the season.

virginiaVirginia School for the Deaf and Blind

Coach: Tammy L. Waddell, 4th season

Last season’s results: 12-7 (Mountain State Classic champions)

Key players: None

Coach's outlook: We have an inexperienced lineup as most of our players are new this year.

washingtonWashington School for the Deaf

Coach: Ron Spratlen, 10th season

Last season’s results: 4-11

Key players: Ashantay Truong and Emma McKinney

Coach’s outlook: We have a very young team with only one senior starter and three seniors overall. Our team goal is to grow together and improve through the season.

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania School for the Deaf

Coach: Michelle Vigliotti, 3rd season

Last season’s results: 11-14 (Mid-American Basketball Classic runner-up)

Key players: Danielle Fisher and Cheyenne Sloan

Coach's outlook: We will have a good season.

wisconsinWisconsin School for the Deaf

Coach: Matthew Eby, 5th season

Last season’s results: 7-11 (Neesam Classic runner-up)

Key players: N/A

Coach’s outlook: We have all starters returning from last year with depth on the bench this season. We are already excited about this season with a great group of girls.

Prep Basketball Roundup - November 28

Monday, November 27, 2017

Girls Basketball

floridaTrinity Christian 47 Florida 12

The Varsity Lady Dragons had their first game last night at Trinity Christian Academy. Lourdine Jordonne led the team with seven points, seven rebounds, and two steals. Ja’Myra Harris and Taria Pellicer scored two points each. Pellicer also had two steals while Harris had one. Keliah Williams finished with four rebounds and two steals. (Contributed by Head Coach Joy Moers)

FSDB 2--1--2-7 = 12
TCA 13-10-15-9 = 47

Halftime - Trinity Christian led 23-3.

riversideRiverside 36 Silver Valley 12

Riverside held Silver Valley to just three points in the first half to take home a season-opening win at the Knights Classic Basketball Tournament. Alexandra Monge led all scorers with 12 points along with team high four steals and four rebounds. Janae Blakery and Lily DeSimone both pulled down nine rebounds each.

CSDR 13-7-9-7 = 36
SV       3-0-3-6 = 12

Halftime - Riverside led 20-3.

CSDR (1-0): Fry 6, Salazar 6, Monge 12, DeSimone 4, Metzner 6, Weiss 2.

Team Total FG: 13-52
Team Total 3FG: 0-2
Team Total FT: 10-16

Boys Basketball

Texas 58 Tribe Consolidated 37

 
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