2019/12/07

DeafDigest Sports – December 7, 2019

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— dedication to a long time assistant coach

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/07/19

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Passing of Ben Baylor, long-time employee and coach

WASHINGTON – Benjamin Baylor, a 37-year Gallaudet University employee,
passed away on November 28. Ben served the Gallaudet community in many
ways. He was a Technical Resource Specialist in the Department of Physical
Education and Recreation from April 1977 until January 2014. He also
served as an assistant coach for the women’s basketball team for 22 years,
when Kitty Baldridge was at the helm. This dynamic partnership provided
outstanding role models for the players, and resulted in four league
championships and the team’s magical 1998-1999 run to the NCAA Division
III Sweet 16.

Ben also assisted with the Children’s Instructional Summer Program that
operated at Gallaudet for over four decades, and provided technical
support for Gallaudet Dance Company performances on campus and abroad. He
mentored Gallaudet undergraduate students who worked with him under the
College Work-Study Program, as well as MSSD students. Ben also supported
many other students, providing guidance and compassion that he delivered
with a big heart and smile. Always willing to help anyone, Ben undertook
his work and his contributions with a “can do” attitude and nary a
complaint.

Benjamin Baylor was born March 24, 1953 in Washington D.C. to Gladys and
Frederick Baylor, both deceased. He attended Rutgers University.

Ben is survived by two children, Christie Baylor and Alderic Cooper; three
grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three siblings, Lorraine Baylor,
Frederic Baylor Jr. and Derrick Baylor. Four siblings preceded Ben in
death: John Miner, Evelyn Scott, Joyce Baylor, and Alfreda Baylor.

Ben was honored with a moment of silence before the Gallaudet women’s
basketball game against Marymount University on December 4. The Department
of Physical Education and Recreation is planning to establish an award in
Ben’s honor; details will follow.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 9 at J.B. Jenkins
Funeral Home, 7474 Landover Road, Hyattsville, Maryland from 1:30 to 2:30
p.m., preceded by visitation from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Both the viewing and
funeral services will be interpreted.

Gallaudet University mourns Ben’s passing, and sends its condolences to
his family, friends, and colleagues. He will be greatly missed.

note:
A picture is at:
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Lexington Girls Basketball

Game #3

December 6, 2019

Waldorf at Lexington

WDF – 7 – 8 – 6 – 6 = 27
LEX – 11 – 6 -15- 9 = 41

LEX led at Halftime: 17 – 15

Brianna R. – 14 pts, 12 rebounds, 2 steals
Ava V. – 12 pts, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Julianna V. – 7 pts, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 1 steal
Lawryn H. – 2 pts, 9 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals
Keferny M. 2 pts, 1 rebound

Varsity record: 1 – 2

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Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Basketball

Basketball

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 4:30 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 73

Edmund Burke School: 48

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Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball

Basketball

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM

Result: Win

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 37

Edmund Burke School: 11

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New Mexico basketball

V boys

NMSD  52

ATC      27

The Roadrunners home opener started with a bang as senior Luis Villalobos
ran off 9 straight points before ATC got on the scoreboard. With a full
house, the young
Roadrunners were in complete control of the game from start to finish. The
tempo was such that the younger players got ample opportunities to expand
their game by
getting involved in drives, shot-making and making outstanding defensive
plays. The Roadrunners were led by the 6’2 Villalobos’ 20 points, 13
rebounds and 6 blocks,
with sophomore point guard Bruce Brewer, Jr chipping in 18 points, 8
rebounds and 7 assists. Kieran Vollmar has earned 10 points and 6
rebounds. 8th grader Adrien
Ercolino scored his first varsity points on a baseline jumper, and added a
3-pointer to finish with 7 points along with several strong defensive
stops. This was a
game that allowed our younger boys to step up, gain confidence and
experience. The Roadrunners (1-1) play Santa Fe Desert Academy at Larson
Gym next Wednesday
December 11th.

Record: 1-1

V girls

NMSD 15

ATC  32

Our Roadrunners Girls’ Varsity Basketball team played Academy for
Technology and Classics last night. We fell short with the final score of
15-32. Our players
started the game with strong defense, but our offense could not keep up
with their shooting. We are still proud of our players, and we look
forward to regrouping
and getting ready for a big week next week and weekend. Some of our
statistics from last night include Mya Malone with 7 points and 19
rebounds. Martina
Rodarte-Estrada ended the game with four points and seven rebounds. Sophia
and Victoria both have two rebounds and two points. Stacy Vargas had five
rebounds. Emily
Begay gave her all each time she was on the court. Thank you for coming
and supporting us last night.

Record: 1-1

MS boys

NMSD 3

ATC 36

Our first game, the team showed full effort until the end of the game.
The players struggled with the fundamentals but they are a very young team
and we coaches
are looking forward to working with them to build their skills.  We are
very proud of them.

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Tennessee basketball

Girls
Hancock 54 Tennessee 7

Boys
Hancock 84 Tennessee 48

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random deafsports talk

Ben Baylor, who passed away, is an extremely rare individual
in Gallaudet athletics.

He served as assistant women’s basketball coach for 22 years.

Almost all assistant coaches, in any sport, do not last that
long.

Ben joins the late John Perry as these extremely rare
coaches in Gallaudet athletics.

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