DeafDigest Sports – January 9, 2020

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2019-20 basketball won/lost records
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Gallaudet men’s basketball

GU drops road game at Goucher, 79-73

TOWSON, Md. – Gallaudet University dropped a 79-73 non-conference men’s
basketball game to Goucher College here Wednesday night in the Decker Sports &
Recreation Center.

Gallaudet (1-9) pulled to within one point, 64-63, with 4:23 left in regulation
before Goucher (3-9) outscored the Bison 15-10 the rest of the way. The Gophers
scored 10 of their 15 points from the free throw line.

Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) led the Bison with 26 points as
he made 7 of 16 shots from 3-point range. Sophomore guard Corey Smith (Miami,
Fla.) added 16 points off the bench. Senior center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak
(Riverside, Calif.) chipped in nine points as the trio grabbed five rebounds

GU took a 10-point lead, 35-25, at the 6:05 mark in the first half on a Valencia
3-pointer. Goucher battled back and went on a 12-2 run to close out the half as
the teams were knotted at 37.

Gallaudet will jump back into North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) play this
weekend in the Field House. The Bison (1-0 NEAC) will play host to Wells College
(1-8, 0-1 NEAC) on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 1 p.m.


Florida girls’ basketball

Varsity Girls Basketball Result vs Halifax

FSDB vs Halifax Academy – 1/7/20

Final Score: 48-14

After being well-rested for two weeks during Christmas break, our Lady Dragons
went full throttle as we begin our first game of 2020 against Halifax Knights!
This game was the second round against the Knights, as our first game we stomped
them with a whopping 64 to their 24. Before going into the game last night, we
had a goal in mind- limit the opposing team with less than 24 points the entire
game. And we did exactly that! We finished strong with a 48 to their 14, and
while we could have scored a lot more, we chose to play our benchers more. We
wanted our Lady Dragons to work on their plays and fine-tune their basketball
skills, so we can be better prepared for a huge basketball tournament upcoming
next week in Indiana! Our very own Brown duo, Oceana and Olivia dominated the
scoreboard with their double digits points, while Ja-Myra, Lourdine and Keliah
fiercely defended, rebounded, and forced many scoring opportunities. Taria and
the rest of the benchers did a marvelous job as well, continuing the fire we
called upon on the Knights! Way to go, girls!

Tonight, we face a home game against Impact Christian- come and root for us as
we go for our 7th win of the season!

Record 6-2


Olivia Brown: 15 pts, 2 reb, 3 ast, 6 stl

Oceana Brown: 12 pts, 6 reb, 3 ast, 6 stl

Ja’Myra Harris: 8 pts, 4 reb, 5 stl

Lourdine Jordonne: 6 pts, 10 reb, 1 ast, 3 stl, 2 blk

Shylah Thomas: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Elsie Essex: 2 pts, 2 reb, 2 stl

Emma Hancock: 2 pts, 2 reb, 3 stl

Keliah Williams: 1 pt, 3 reb, 2 ast

Shanna Cooley: 2 reb, 1 ast, 1 stl

Samantha Suarez: 1 stl


Indiana girls’ basketball

part of newspaper story

IBCA Names Its Players Of the Week For Dec. 30-Jan. 4

Gary 21st Century senior Johnell Davis, McCutcheon freshman Dravyn
Gibbs-Lawhorn, Greensburg senior Andrew Welage, LaPorte senior Nyla Asad,
Indiana School for the Deaf senior Anya Pothorski, Noblesville freshman
Ashlynn Shade, and Greenwood Christian junior Isabella Reed were selected
as recipients for the week of Dec. 30-Jan. 4 in the recognition program
coordinated by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association.

Davis is the boys’ recipient while Asad is the girls’ recipient in
District 1. Gibbs-Lawhorn is the boys’ winner while Pothorski and Shade
are girls’ co-winners in District 2. Welage is the boys’ honoree and Reed
is the girls’ honoree in District 3.

Pothorski has had quite the career for the Deaf Hoosiers, as she is
approaching the 1000-point and 800-rebound plateaus. Last week she nearly
helped her team to a championship at the Speedway Tournament. In the
morning game, a 43-35 win over Rising Sun, Pothorski scored 27 points,
grabbed 14 rebounds, and blocked four shots.

In the championship game against host Speedway, the 6-1 post did
everything in her power to help her team, but the Sparkplugs ended up
victorious, 52-46. Pothorski scored 16 points, grabbed 20 rebounds, and
nearly reached a triple-double with her eight blocked shots.


Lexington boys’ basketball

Happy New Year!

Here’s the result of last 4 games.

Lexington Boys Basketball

Game #6 December 17, 2019

Lexington @ New York School for the Deaf

Lexington 55


Jayden O. – 32 pts

David P. – 6 pts

Michael M. 6pts

Record: 3- 3

Game #7 December 19, 2019

Lexington vs Avenues

Lexington 38

Avenues 44

Jayden O. – 14 pts

David P. – 9 pts

Alex D. – 8 pts

Record: 3 – 4

Game #8 January 6, 2020

Lexington vs Waldorf

Lexington 39

Waldorf 50

Jayden O. – 20 pts

Erick A. – 7 pts

Jovanni V. – 6 pts

Record: 3- 5

Game #9 January 8, 2020

Lexington vs Kew Forest

Lexington 36

Kew Forest 44

Record: 3 – 6​


Lexington Girls Basketball

Lexington at Our Savior

LEX – 13 – 11 – 15 – 11 = 50
OSV-   6 – 10 –   5 – 17 = 38

LEX led at Halftime: 24 – 16

Ava V. – 18 pts, 3 rebounds, 5 assists, 8 steals, 1 block
Julianna V. – 10 pts, 2 rebounds, 2 assists
Brianna R. – 11 pts, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, 5 steals
Lawryn H. – 6 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals
Alexandra Q. – 1 pt, 12 rebounds, 1 assist,
Keferny M. – 4 pts

Record: 6 – 3


Minnesota girls’ basketball

Won 40-5 against our in-state Deaf school- Metro Deaf School from the Twin
Cities area.

Had a slow start in the first half before finally pulling away and got a
chance to empty the bench for playing experience early in the second half.

J. Johnson (#5)- 16 points, 5 rebounds, 3 steals
H. Sheets- 8 points, 2 rebounds
D. Schwartz- 7 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals, 2 blocks
B. Roggow- 4 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals
R. Hernandez-Gutierrez- 4 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
C. Gomez-Salvador- 6 rebounds

Record- 3-5


Minnesota boys’ basketball


We lost. (61-17)

Our shooting is bad tonight which hurt us a lot. Our 2pt fg  4-21 and 3pts
fg 2-15 and I guess it was a glass on the top of hoop for us tonight. Hope
we will shooting better next game. Even though, my boys were playing hard
until end of the game.

Record 0-8

Benny Dow 10 points


New Mexico basketball

V girls

Pine Hill 63

NMSD  13

We are excited to be back, and continue our basketball season. Our Girls’
Varsity Basketball Team opened the year of 2020 with a game versus Pine
Hill last night.
We lost with a final score of 13-66. Pine Hill won championships in our
District last season, so we started the game with slow offense in hopes of
slowing their
baskets down. Our players worked hard throughout the game, and we are
incredibly proud of their effort. Our top scorers are Victoria Baca with
five points, Stacy
Vargas with four points, and Mya Malone with four points. We look forward
to regrouping and continue working on our skills.

Our next game is at Maxwell this upcoming Thursday.

Record 6-2

V boys

Pine Hill 68


The Roadrunners lost a tight game in which fatigue from the two week
holiday break played a factor. Pine Hill was fresh while we were running
on fumes in the 4th
quarter.  The team also played without senior Luis Villalobos (out).
Sophomore point guard led the team with 35 points and 13 rebounds while
freshman post Kieran
Vollmar chipped in with 16 points and 8 rebounds.  The 6-2 Roadrunners
will travel to Maxwell HS this coming Thursday.

Record 6-2


Oklahoma Boys

December 17, 2019
Thackerville – 53 Oklahoma – 42

Record: 4-4

January 6, 2020
Paoli – 40
Oklahoma – 22

Record: 4-5

January 7, 2020
Maysville – 78
Oklahoma – 48

Record: 4-6


Phoenix basketball

Salome 52, PDSD 22
Rec.: 2-10

Salome 42, PDSD 13
Rec.: 5-6


Riverside Girls & Boys Basketball

We played La Sierra Academy in league play at home.  Boys won 80-73 and
girls won 54-33.

Boys record: 3-6 (1-2)

Girls record: 10-2 (3-0)

The Lady Cubs looked rusty in their first game back after break and it
showed when we gave up 25 points in the second half.   8 of the 9 players
scored  to ensure the Cubs’ first win of the new decade and improved our
record to 10-2.   Next game: tonight at Hamilton


Texas basketball

TSD Boys Basketball

Junior Varsity
Game cancelled

TSD, 55
Hill Country Christian, 54

Record: 12-4

TSD Girls Basketball
Junior Varsity
TSD – 32
Hill Country Christian – 25 OT

Record: 3-0

TSD – 58
Hill Country Christian – 39

Record: 20-1


deaf golfer

part of newspaper story

Diksha Dagar, who is currently No 56. The 19-year-old, who plays with a
cochlear implant as she was born with a hearing problem, rose to
prominence after becoming the youngest from India to win on the Ladies
European Tour in 2019 (South African Open). If she maintains her upward
trajectory, she could be one of the stories of Tokyo.

this deaf golfer received NCAA-I golf scholarship offers but turned
them down as she wanted to turn pro.


random deafsports talk

There was a story in an Australian newspaper
about a deaf cricket player showing up for the
national team tryouts. He arrived and no one
was at the playing field. He realized the coach
emailed him, telling him the tryouts have been
cancelled because of the wildlife fires affecting the

Fortunately for him, the coach knew of his reputation,
and placed him on the national team – without having
a chance to watch him during the tryouts.

This reminds DeafDigest Sports of deaf hockey during
the seventies. He was involved with the US National
Deaf Hockey team (before AHIHA came into being).

An outstanding high school mainstreamed player
was not able to come to the tryouts because of
the national shortage of gas during the early seventies.

Thanks to the player’s reputation he was placed on the
national team. Years later he played for the RIT
hockey team, one of the few deaf players with this