DeafDigest Sports – December 9, 2019
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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 12/09/19
CSD Fremont Boys Basketball Season:
CSD returns 8 players from 2018-19’s 11-12 season while losing only one
senior. The basketball program is competitive with 12 players each on
Varsity and Junior Varsity rosters.
@ Jewish Community 54
Battle of California
@ CSD Riverside 43
Our record is now 1-1.
We have 4 games next week as we will host our 4th annual CSD Classic
Basketball Tournament on Dec 11-14.
Iowa boys’ basketball
Â ISD 26Â Treynor FrÂ 53
At the Neesam Classic
ISD 22Â KSD 19
ISD 50 MSAD 38
ISD 11Â WSD 25
ISD Is now 2-2 on the year.
Kentucky – wheelchair basketball
The Cincinnati Dragons finished in 2nd place out of 12 teams at the
Rockford Holiday Tournament in Rockford, Illinois. The Dragons (currently
ranked #5 in the nation) had victories over the #6 Nebraska Red Dawgs
(twice), #9 Chicago Hawks and #26 St. Louis Rams with our only losses to
the #1 ranked and defending national champions Milwaukee Bucks. Kerwin
Haake, a junior at Kentucky School for the Deaf, is the starting point
guard for the Dragons and had a team-high 18 points in the semifinal
victory over Nebraska including 2 3-pointers. The Dragons will return to
action in January at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Invitational.
North Valley Christian 35, Phoenix 33
Phoenix 36, Arizona (ASDB) 17
North Phoenix Prep 65, Phoenix 54
Arizona (ASDB) 57, Phoenix 37
Rhode Island basketball
RISD Boys Basketball
Friday 12/6 — Our RISD boys basketball team kicked off our 2019-20 season
with a game against our rival American School for the Deaf at the New
England Schools for the Deaf annual Basketball Tip-Off Tournament (hosted
by Marie Philip School). We lost three starters and valuable contributors
from our team last year which is a good amount of turnover for a small
school. But that also means more opportunities for our younger players to
ASD jumped off to a strong start and never looked back as our young team
struggled to find their identity, had troubles taking care of the ball and
keeping up with ASD’s speed on both ends of the court. There were plenty
of learning moments for our team.
RISD – 8 4 – 12
ASD – 24 31 – 55
Jayden E. – 10 Points, 3 Rebounds
Daury A. – 2 Points, 5 Rebounds
Saturday 12/7 — Our team had learned from our first game and were ready
to close out our Tipoff Tournament with a strong performance as we played
against a familiar foe in Horace Mann School for the Deaf. Our boys jumped
out to an early lead before allowing Horace Mann to crawl back into the
game as they once held a 8-7 lead at one point. Our coaches instilled some
urgency in our boys and they responded very well with a 14-1 run to close
out the first half.
One Horace Mann player caught fire early on in the second half, but we
continued to focus on our game and execute our game plan, as our lead
eventually started to grow with each possession. We closed out the
tournament on a strong note with a 50-26 victory, topping 50 points
[something that we hadn’t yet to do last year]. An outstanding effort for
our Rooster boys’ basketball team, showing great improvements from Friday
to Saturday and we also won the Boys’ Team Sportsmanship Award for this
RISD – 21 29 – 50
HMS – 9 17 – 26
Jayden E. – 22 Points, 14 Rebounds, 5 Steals
Daury A. – 14 Points
Jose S. – 13 Points, 3 Steals
RISD Boys Basketball Record: 1-1
Next Game: Wednesday, December 11 vs. Horace Mann School [5:00 P.M.]
RISD Girls Basketball
Friday 12/6 — Our RISD Girls opened our season at the New England Schools
for the Deaf annual Basketball Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by Marie Philip
School this past weekend. After a month’s worth of preparations, this
would be our first real test and our girls were looking forward to it
after a disappointing end to our season last year.
Our girls jumped off to a great start, taking control of the game with a
15-6 halftime lead. We maintained control in the second half, an important
point for our girls this year, and we were able to come out victorious
24-12, to clinch our first trip to the championship game in more than a
RISD – 15 9 – 24
ASD – 6 6 – 12
Yasmin S. – 16 Points, 8 Steals
Melissa E. – 4 Points, 9 Rebounds
Saturday 12/7 — Our RISD girls basketball team were ready to play for the
NESD Tipoff Basketball Championship with a chance to earn our first title
since 2005. It was quite a defensive battle from the beginning as baskets
were at a premium. Our girls were able to put together a good rally to
close out the first half, holding on to a precious 14-11 halftime lead.
The coaches emphasized focus and composure to our girls as they had a real
opportunity to make history as long as they kept doing exactly what they
had been doing. The second half was exactly the same — yet, another
defensive battle with every basket becoming more valuable. We held the
lead all the way until the closing minutes as MPS was able to inch closer
and closer after one of our valued starter fouled out and two other girls
had four fouls.
We had a chance to close out the game, but couldn’t convert on our free
throws and allowed MPS to win via a last-second offensive rebound off a
missed free throw and a layup. Quite a tough way for our girls to lose,
but we were proud of our girls and they certainly caught everybody’s
attention with how well they played today!
RISD – 14 17 – 31
MPS – 11 21 – 32
RISD Girls Basketball Record: 1-1
Next Game: Wednesday, December 11 vs. Horace Mann School [3:30 P.M.]
Varsity Boys Basketball –
FEAST invitational weekend:
TSD boys participated in FEAST invitational tournament over the weekend.
Coming in the tournament, we knew we were going to face a lot of good
teams with a thin roster as our three guards (two starters) are not
available due to injuries.
We played Feast Home School White Team in the first game. We trailed the
entire game but managed to tie the game and force overtime. We prevailed
in the end with a 39-36 victory.
In our second game, we handled Heritage Christian easily. They were 32-9
last year but lost 7 seniors from last year. We won 57-34.
We became even thinner on Saturday as we lost our captain Jack Scarboro to
an eye injury. We had to play without four players and we managed to
dominate in the semifinals over Central Austin Saints, 54-34.
In the championship game, we ran out of gas with a thin roster. We faced
a very good Feast Home School Red Team. Feast Home School Red Team won the
first three games by 148 points combined. We lost by 29 as the final score
Russell Rohde and Robert Stewart were named to the All-Tournament team.
Our record stands at 5-1.
Varsity Girls Basketball
The Varsity girls basketball team headed down to San Antonio this past
weekend to participate in the FEAST Tournament. Our goal was to defend
our championship title from last year and to continue showing improvement
on both ends of the court. The first game on Friday afternoon was against
Abilene Hawks, which we won 51-36. The second game against the Central
Texas Saints was the second matchup in three weeks. It was a true test of
our will to win and we responded very well – winning a very physical game
by a score of 44-42.
Since we finished at the top of our pool, we had a first round bye in the
tournament bracket. The second round game put us against a team from
Australia! The South East Storm was in the middle of a three-week tour in
the US. They had a 6’3″ girl who gave us challenges but we eventually
pulled away for a 50-20 victory.
The championship game was a rematch of last year’s championship game with
the host team: FEAST Patriots. Our girls dominated with a strong
defensive performance and FEAST had no answer. The final score of the
championship game was 51-26. The coaches were pleased with the discipline
of our defense and the ability of the players to communicate with each
other on the court.
Up next, we have Brentwood Christian on Tuesday before hosting the Ranger
Classic featuring Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana schools for the deaf.
TSD Rangers Wrestling went to the Rough Riders tournament at Roosevelt
high school in San Antonio the past weekend. The boys did awesome, out of
24 boys that wrestled 12 of them placed! Five boys nabbed the gold they
were Brandon Brentham, Aaliyah Crumpton, Isiah Crawford, Jay Gorosestia,
and Shadow Tollison. Six boys nabbed the silver and they were, Billy Calk,
Zachary Hurt, Joseph Kwaili, Tylik Lockett, Gerry Robertson, and Zaccaria
Stein. Hawkins Morgan is the only wrestler that took third. The wrestlers
exceeded to our expectations and we look forward to the rest of the
Western Pennsylvania boys’ basketball
@ TENNESSEE VIKINGS CLASSIC
NCSD 42 – WPSD 40
HARCLERODE – 22 POINTS
JOHNS – 12 POINTS
DEAN – 10 REBOUNDS
WPSD 18 – ISD 65
WPSD 35 – TSD 72
HARCLERODE – 18 POINTS
RECORD 0 – 3
Western Pennsylvania Girls Basketball – 12/6, 12/7
12/6/2019 vs. North Carolina School for the Deaf
WPSD – 32
12/7/2019 vs Indiana School for the Deaf
WPSD – 25
12/7/2019 vs Tennessee School for the Deaf
WPSD – 28
Overall record: 2-1
Girls lost to Salam 36-38
12/6 Neesam Classic @ Kansas
Girls lost to MSAD 21-22
Girls lost to KSD 19-28
Girls won over ISD 36-31
Head Coach: Matthew Eby
Assistant Coach: Sandra Waala
Boys lost to Union Grove Christian 30-46
12/6 Neesam Classic @ Kansas
Boys won over MSAD 47-16
Boys won over KSD 38-20
Boys won over ISD 25-11
WSD boys team Won 1st place with 3-0 record
Head Coach: Michael Eldred
Assistant Coach: Darrell Dilley
random deafsports talk
from DeafDigest news – 10 years ago
Curling is a popular winter sport in Canada; it is slowly
catching on in the rest of the world.
Croatia is one of the competing teams at the European
Curling championships (hearing).
What is the big deal is that all of the participants on the
Croatian national curling team is deaf! The deaf team defeated
all hearing teams on Croatia for the rights to represent the
nation at the world championships!
It is the first time that an all-deaf team is representing
its own nation at a world championship athletic event!