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DeafDigest Sports – January 15, 2018

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Hot DeafSports News at:
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— basketball scores

— Two Gallaudet basketball wins

— top pro in billiards

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Deaf Sports Collections update
— basketball referee not hearing his own whistle
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-sports-collections/

DeafSports picture of the day
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Basketball won/lost records (as of 01/15/18)
http://deafdigestsports.com/deaf-schools-won-lost-records/

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Andy Cruz nets his 1,000th career point as Bison knock off Cazenovia

WASHINGTON – Senior forward Andy Cruz (Bronx, N.Y.) converted a
three-point play, late in Sunday’s North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) men’s basketball game, to earn his 1,000th career point at
Gallaudet University. Cruz’s milestone helped to propel the Bison to a
78-67 win over Cazenovia College in the Field House on Padden Court.

Cruz made a lay-up at the 4:17 mark in the second half when he was fouled
and was sent to the free throw line. Cruz converted the free-throw attempt
to earn his 20th point in the game and his 1,000th in four years at GU.
After a brief moment to recognize the accomplishment, the Bison went on to
score 12 of the final 21 points to close out the game.

The duo of Cruz and sophomore guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.)
combined to score 42 points. Valencia made four three-pointers en route to
his game-high 22 points while Cruz completed the double-double with 13
rebounds.

Gallaudet played a strong first half and took a 43-36 lead into halftime.
The physical and tough game slugged on in the second half where GU
outscored Cazenovia by four points, 35-31.

Freshman guard Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) poured in 13 points, seven
rebounds and two steals while junior guard Jawaun Jackson (Downey, Calif.)
added 11 points in the win.

editor’s note:
DeafDigest Sports editor watched the game, and it was heartwarming
to win a tough game over Cazenovia to snap a long losings streak.
Cazenovia would not gave up and even rallied to lead the game,
however, briefly – but Gallaudet would not lose control of the game.
Keep in mind, Gallaudet has lost key starters and key subs (two of
them 6’7 tall) from last season.

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Bison rebound with a victory over Cazenovia, 86-71

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team left it all
on the court with a 86-71 victory over Cazenovia College in a North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game here Sunday afternoon in the Field
House on Padden Court.

Junior Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) scored a new career-high of 33
points for the Bison (6-9, 4-3 NEAC) and reached double figures with 11
rebounds. Kelsey Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) was the second Bison to record
a double-double as she tallied 12 points and grabbed a season-high 15
rebounds. The senior forward made a clutch three-pointer at the buzzer to
send GU into the locker room with a 39-29 lead at the half.

The Wildcats (4-8, 1-5 NEAC) would not go easy in the second half.
Cazenovia made a run in the third quarter to cut the margin to two points,
45-43, at the 5:48 mark. That was as close as Cazenovia got as Gallaudet
scored 10 points, in just over a minute, to put them up by double figures
once more.

GU entered the fourth quarter with an 11-point lead, 64-55, and held on
for the 15-point victory.

Freshman guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) recorded a career-high nine
assists to go with a game-high four steals, eight points and seven
rebounds. Junior guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) scored 11 points and
passed five assists while junior forward Kelli Barnes (Cliffside, N.C.)
tallied the second most points GU with a season-high 16 points.

editor’s note:
DeafDigest Sports editor watched the game, and realized that Hannah
Neild has this soft shooting touch; she doesn’t rush her shots, just
makes sure the ball softly reaches the net. Keep in mind she was
a starter past two seasons with Merrimack College, a NCAA-II
program, leading her team in most minutes spent on the floor.
It is extremely rare for a NCAA-II starter to transfer to a
NCAA-III program. Merrimack’s loss is Gallaudet’s gain! Gallaudet,
over the years has had a number of NCAA-II players transfer to
play for the Bison, but they were subs at their hearing colleges.

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Maryland boys’ basketball

Game #16

January 13, 2018

Clerc Classic XVIII
Washington, DC
(Championship Game)

Indiana School for the Deaf vs. Maryland School for the Deaf

               1     2    3     4   =  Total
ISD      – 13  13   15  18   =  59
MSD    -   13  20   26  22   =  81

Halftime -  MSD led 33-26

MSD ORIOLES

Jaden Joseph -  4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
John Werner, Jr. -  7 points
Rory Lewis -  27 points, 8 rebounds 3 assists
Esteban Kovacs – 11 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
Eric Long – 2 points
Stefan Anderson – 17 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists
Jason Werner – 13 points, 7 rebounds

Team Total FG:  26
Team Total 3FG:  10  (Anderson 3, Kovacs 3, Lewis 3, Werner Jr.)
Team Total FT:  19-22

INDIANA ORIOLES

Tyler Gordon – 6 points
Joel Dramin – 5 points
Jared Beckler – 20 points
Kyle Jenkins – 7 points
Franco Bippus – 5 points
Jerell Edwards – 4 points
Kolton Dickerson – 8 points
Jerrick Pothorski – 4 points

Team Total FG:  21
Team Total 3FG:  8 (Beckler 5, Dickerson 2, Dramin)
Team Total FT:  9-14

The win gives MSD their first Clerc Classic boys basketball championship
since 2016, and 5th overall in the school history.

Rory Lewis was named the Clerc Classic XVIII tournament Most Valuable
Player. Stefan Anderson and John Werner, Jr. were selected to the
All-Tournament team.

Record: 14-2

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Maryland girls’ basketball

how did they defeat Fremont in a pool game that propelled them into finals?

The response:
After Fremont hit the three pointer, Cassidy Perry responded with a
strong driving layup with 3.2 seconds left.

Fremont missed  a short jumper at the buzzer.

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Texas girls’ basketball

We capped off a great weekend in Washington, D.C. by winning the Clerc
Classic championship.  Below is a quick 3-game recap and a list of
All-Tournament/MVP selections.

Game 1 vs Riverside (Wednesday)
Won 52-17

Game 2 vs Indiana (Friday)
Won 56-35

Game 3 vs Maryland (Championship game)
Won 37-19

All Tournament Team:
Sunita Schmidjorg (Jr.)
Michaela Kelley (So.)

MVP- Jaelene Etkie (Sr.)

The players did a wonderful job on both ends of the court.  Iяяm proud
of the consistent patience and brilliance our team showed throughout the
weekend.  We now have a tough road to get through with district play set
to start on Tuesday.

Next game: Tuesday vs San Marcos Academy then Thursday vs Brentwood
Christian

We are now 21-4 overall, 1-0 in district.  All of our remaining games
are district competition.

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web posting

Faces in the Crowd: Shane Van Boening

He’s been playing professionally since he was 20 years old and earned
his first U.S. Open at just 24 years old. You’ll hear him referred to in
pool rooms around the world as the “South Dakota Kid.”

Even as one of the best billiards players in the world, he doesn’t get
complacent; he still practices for hours on end and says the game is 75
percent mental.

He is hearing impaired, allowing him to tune everyone out and focus on
the game.

He is jet setting to competitively play pool around the world.
 

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