DeafDigest Sports – January 22, 2019

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Smith nearly perfect with 35-point game as GU defeats Penn College

WASHINGTON – Freshman guard Corey Smith (Miami, Fla.) had a game to
remember here Monday against Penn College in a North Eastern Athletic
Conference (NEAC) men’s basketball contest. Smith was on fire as he shot
90.9 percent from the field en route to a career best 35-point game as
Gallaudet University won 87-77.

Smith made his first seven field goals before he missed a shot seven
minutes into the second half. He didn’t miss again as he made 10 of 11
shots, including a perfect 4-for-4 from 3-point range, and 11 of 12 from
the free throw line in 32 minutes off the bench. Smith added three
assists, three rebounds and two steals.

Gallaudet (3-13, 3-5 NEAC) had four players in double figures including
Smith, junior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) netted 20 and junior
center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside, Calif.) and sophomore guard
Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) added 12 points each

Gallaudet women’s basketball

Neild’s triple-double powers Bison past Wildcats

WASHINGTON – Senior guard/forward Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) recorded
her first career triple-double as she led Gallaudet University to a
dominating 98-52 North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) women’s
basketball victory over Penn College here Monday in the Field House.

Neild recorded 23 points as she made 10 of 19 shots from the field,
including three 3-pointers, and grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds and passed
out 10 assists in the win. She added four steals and one block. This is
the first triple-double for the GU women’s basketball program since Dec.
12, 2009, when Easter Fa’afiti tallied17 points, 12 steals and 11 rebounds
against CCNY.

Gallaudet (9-8, 6-2 NEAC) led from start to finish as the Bison built up a
24-12 lead in the first quarter and the buff and blue took a 59-22 lead
into halftime. GU sailed from thre as the entire team played and eight of
the nine players scored points


Maryland SD Boys’ Basketball – Game #15

Game #15

January 19, 2019

Clerc Classic XIX
California School for the Deaf, Riverside – Riverside, CA
(Championship Game)

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

1    2     3    4   =  Total
ISD     –   9    8   11  16   =   44
MSD   –  14   9   28  13   =   64

Halftime –  MSD led 23-17

Eric Long – 12 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Rory Lewis – 22 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Miguel Pavao – 4 points, 6 steals, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Jaden Joseph – 4 points, 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 1 block
Enow Otto – 5 points, 5 rebounds
Jason Werner – 17 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 block

Team Total FG:  24
Team Total 3FG:  8 (Lewis 6, Long 2)
Team Total FT:  8-19

Zachary Bippus – 1 point
Tyler Gordon – 4 points
Jared Beckler – 17 points
Kyle Jenkins – 10 points
Chase Kanable – 7 points
Franco Bippus – 2 points
Jerell Edwards – 2 points
Joshua Saaty – 1 point

Team Total FG:  16
Team Total 3FG:  4 (Becker 2, Jenkins, Kanable)
Team Total FT:  8-14

MSD capture back-to-back Clerc Classic boys basketball championships and
sixth overall (2007, 2010, 2011, 2016, 2018, 2019) in the school history.

Rory Lewis was named Most Valuable Player of the Clerc Classic tournament
for the second year in a row. Jaden Joseph and Jason Werner were selected
to the Clerc Classic XIX All-Tournament team.

We would like to give special recognition to the California School for the
Deaf, Riverside PE/Athletics Supervisor Laura Edwards, Athletic Director
Jesse J. Bailey, and tournament committee for the wonderful hospitality
successful tournament through the weekend.

For more information on the tournament, please visit www.clercclassic.com.

Record:  13-2


New York basketball

Girls basketball:

1/15- The Lady Golden Tornadoes played an exciting game against American
School for the Deaf (ASD). With a tie score going into half time the Lady
Golden Tornadoes regrouped and picked up their intensity. They outscored
ASD 15- 6 in the 4th quarter leading to their victory. Each player
recorded at least one steal and the team total steals was a season high of
17.  The final score was 25-18.

Their next home game is January 16th at 3:30pm vs Rhode Island School for
the Deaf.

Game Highlights:
Britney P: 8 points, 1 rebound, 4 steals
Silmara C.: 7 points, 1 assist, 4 steals

1/16- The Lady Golden Tornadoes played another great game against the
Rhode Island School for the Deaf. They outscored the Roosters in each
quarter. The final score was 39 to 19. Three of the players scored 10
points or more. Senior, Samantha P. recorded a double double in scoring
and rebounding! The team shared the ball and played great defense. The
Lady Golden Tornadoes are working hard and improving each practice and
game in preparation for the ESDAA tournament next month.

Game Highlights:
Samantha P: 10 points, 21 rebounds,1 assist, 7 steals
Britney P: 17 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Silmara C.: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals

1/18- The Lady Golden Tornadoes played a hot game against Education First
International School (EF). It was a race from the start. Britney P. scored
10 points in the 2nd quarter helping with the lead 16-13 at half. The game
continued to go back and forth between the teams until the 4th quarter
when EF scored 3 baskets back to back. The final score was 23-28.

Game Highlights:
Britney P.: 13 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Samantha P.: 6 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 1 block

Record: 5-10
Next game at Education First Academy on Monday, January 28.

Boys Basketball Scoreboard

New York 65, American 64

1/15- New York School for the Deaf got away with a huge victory over
American School for the Deaf (ASD) in double overtime. The final score was
65-64. Alnord Deski had an amazing performance as he scored career-high 31
points on 67% shooting. Jaykuss got his first career triple play with 13
points, 15 rebounds, and 13 assists. Ehadji Ndoye played a pivotal role on
defense to contain ASD from scoring.

Game Highlights:
Alnord D.: 31 points, 12 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assists
Jaykuss F: 13 points, 15 rebounds, 3 steals, 13 assists
Christian G.: 21 points, 8 rebounds, 3 steals, 3 assists

New York 62, Rhode Island 40

1/16- New York School for the Deaf (NYSD) cruised to a victory over Rhode
Island School for the Deaf. Christian G. scored career-high 39 points.
Jaykuss F. had 18 points, 35 rebounds, and 9 assists, one shy away of
triple-double. Kevin F., Andy D., Ricardo V., and Afnan R. played a lot of
minutes and did very well.

Education First Academy 60, New York 46

1/18- New York School for the Deaf faced a tall task against EF
International. It turned out to be a very physical game. NYSD was only
down by 6 points in the beginning of 4th quarter and did everything as
they could to attempt a comeback, but was not enough. The final score was
60-46. Christian G finished with 24 points and 7 rebounds. Alnord D. and
Jaykuss F. scored 12 points and 10 points respectively.

Record: 5-10
Next game at Education First Academy on Monday, January 28.


Wheelchair basketball

The Cincinnati Royals adult wheelchair basketball team finished in 2nd
place at the Bluegrass Invitational in Louisville this weekend.  Kerwin
Haake, sophomore at Kentucky School for the Deaf, was the team’s second
leading scorer with 63 points in 5 games.  Kerwin plays for both the
Cincinnati Dragons (high school team) and the Cincinnati Royals (adult
Division II team).


random deafsports thoughts

Transportation a problem in deaf sports?

This year in Great Britain, a new national deaf soccer league
was formed – to give teams opportunities to play against
better teams everywhere in the nation.

As a result, some teams are dropping out of the new national
league, unable to afford the additional costs of transportation.

Seems it is back to local and regional deaf leagues!


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