2019/03/18

DeafDigest Sports – March 18, 2019

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— Team of the Year announcement today

— random deafsports thoughts

— college deaf athlete

— Georgia basketball all-star hero

— elite deaf athlete

— part of Becker story

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DeafDigest Sports Team of the Year announcement

Small Schools boys’ Team of the Year
New Mexico School for the Deaf

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Basketball Team of the Year honors already announced

Big Schools Boys – Maryland School for the Deaf
Big Schools Girls – Texas School for the Deaf

Small Schools Boys – New Mexico School for the Deaf
Small Schools Boys runner ups – Lexington School for the Deaf
Small Schools Girls – Florida School for the Deaf and Blind

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comparing New Mexico with Lexington in boys’ basketball

New Mexico was 22-6
Lexington was 20-2

New Mexico defeated Missouri 59-19 in the Great Plains
championship game

Lexington defeated American 29-27 in the ESDAA-I
championship game

New Mexico reached the semi-finals in the state
class A basketball championships (public schools)

Lexington won the Metro League championshp
(small private schools)

Model (Clerc team) defeated Lexington 49-30
in a regular season game

in a scrimmage game that had referees, Maryland
(Clerc team) defeated Lexington by a big score

At Clerc, Texas defeated New Mexico 61-46 but
New Mexico defeated Riverside 71-32 and then
Fremont 71-49 to win consolation championship
(5th place)

These are the reasons why New Mexico is the Team
of the Year in boys’ Small Schools division.

This is not to detract from Lexington’s amazing
season in boys’ basketball.

See you all in the 2019-20 basketball season!

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upcoming announcements
Tuesday – boys’ All-American honors
Wednesday – girls’ All-American honors
Thursday – other boys’ honors
Friday – other girls’ honors

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Georgia basketball

Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club Senior All-Star Game Thursday March 14,
2019

Zariah Clay and DeMarco Brown both made GSD proud with their play last
Thursday in the NWGTOC Senior All-Star Game. Both played hard while on the
floor. Win or lose.

Zariah was one of 12 girls on her team. She was chosen from a list of
seniors? players from all the member schools. Her team lost a high scoring
game 92-79, Zariah finished the night with 4 points and 6 rebounds.

DeMarco was one of 11 boys on his team. He also was chosen from a list of
senior players from all the member school. His team won 68-65 in overtime.
DeMarco finished the night with only 2 points, but they were two important points.
He hit two free throws late in the fourth quarter to get his team closer
to tying the game at 60 in regulation.

This game was the last time either will play in the GSD uniform. They will
be missed.

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college deaf athlete

Samanatha Wessel

freshman

women’s basketball

Dominican University (Illinois, NCAA-III)

played 26 games, starting twice

averaged 12.7 minutes per game

averaged 3.3 points per game

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elite deaf athlete

The Cincinnati Royals adult wheelchair basketball team went 3-0 this
weekend to win the Bowling Green Invitational Tournament.  Point guard
Kerwin Haake, sophomore at Kentucky School for the Deaf, was the team’s
second leading scorer with 40 points in the 3 games.  This concludes the
Royals season.  Kerwin will continue to finish the season for his high
school team, the Cincinnati Dragons.  The Dragons have climbed to #6 in
the national rankings and will be competing at the national tournament in
Chicago later this month.

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part of Becker story (University of Vermont basketball coach)

Who is their coach?

John Becker began his coaching career in 1994 at Gallaudet, a school for
the hearing impaired in Washington. Coaching tennis. He was also an
assistant basketball coach and rose to head coach, where he proceeded to
go 4-44 in two seasons. For most, that would be the end of a coaching
career, and for a while, it was. Becker went into IT work, but eventually
the bug came back, and he spent a couple seasons as an assistant at
Division III Catholic.

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random deafsports thoughts

do we trust maxpreps?

Lexington vs Maryland in basketball

MSD is ranked 9277th best in nation according to maxpreps

Lexington is ranked 7413th best in nation according to maxpreps

Maryland and Lexington played against each other
in a game-like scrimmage with referees. It was a no
contest in Maryland’s favor

The score is not part of Maryland and Lexington’s
list of scores – as it was unofficial.

Lexington is a very good team, so is Maryland.

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