DeafDigest Sports – February 5, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet basketball 2 big wins

— two wrestling updates

— two deaf on wheelchair basketball


Gallaudet women’s basketball

Bison win it at the free-throw line against Penn St.-Berks

WASHINGTON – It was a thrilling final quarter for the Gallaudet University
women’s basketball team here Tuesday night as the Bison won their second
straight game to start the month of February. The Bison trailed for the
majority of the game before they regained the lead late in the third
quarter and extended it to eight points en route to a 70-62 victory over
North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) rival Penn St.-Berks in the Field

Gallaudet (7-11, 5-5 NEAC) iced the game at the free-throw line in the
fourth quarter as the Bison went 7-for-8 (87.5 percent). The Bison
finished the game with a season-best 20-for-26 (76.9 percent) at the
free-throw line. GU went a combined 15 of 19 (78.9 percent) from the from
the charity stripe in the second half.


Gallaudet men’s basketball

Gallaudet wins second in a row to begin February

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball team won its second
straight game here Tuesday night to begin the month of February as the
Bison defeated Penn St.-Berks, 71-69, in the Field House.

Gallaudet (4-15, 4-6 NEAC) led for the majority of the first half and
extended its lead to 12 points, in the final minute before halftime, as
the Bison took a 45-36 lead into the locker room.

Penn St.-Berks (2-16, 2-8 NEAC) got into the game in the second half and
took the lead at the 13:36 mark up 51-49.

GU responded with four straight baskets, including three 3-pointers, to
take a 60-59 lead with 6:39 left in regulation. From there the lead
changed hands eight times as both teams went up-and-down the court. Junior
guard Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) came through with three aggressive
drives in the lane to convert layups and regain the lead for Gallaudet on
each basket. His final layup came with 28 seconds left as GU clung to a
70-69 lead.

PSB went down the court and missed a 3-pointer as junior Shawn Daniels
(Lakeland, Fla.) made a big rebound and got fouled in the process. Daniels
made the first of two shots from the free throw line with two seconds left
in the game. Daniels missed his second shot but senior center Steve
Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside, Calif.) came down with the big offensive
rebound as time expired.

Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) led all-scorers with 25
points as he surpassed 1,700 career points in the process. Valencia
currently sits fifth all-time on Gallaudet’s scoring list with 1,711
career points. Valencia scored 17 of his 25 points in the first half as he
made 3 of 5 shots from 3-point range.

Valencia-Biskupiak finished with 14 points while freshman guard Kalib
Jones (Frederick, Md.) tallied 11 points and a game-high four steals.
Kelly had eight points in the game as he scored six points in the final
four minutes of the contest. Kelly added nine assists, seven rebounds and
two steals on the night.


Fremont girls’ basketball

Fremont Basketball

CSD Eagles bump their win total to 11-9 with a 38-30 victory over Crosspoint
Christian. Esther Biser led all scorers with 25 points. CSD doubles back
with home games Wednesday night at 5:30 & Senior Night honoring Esther
Biser&  Jhada Meyer Thursday night @ 7:00.


Lexington Girls Basketball

February 4, 2020
Game # 19

Stony Brook at Lexington

SB – 9 – 13 – 16 – 18 = 56
LEX-4 – 13 – 13 –   1 = 31

SB led at Halftime: 22 – 17

Ava V. – 18 pts, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 5 steals, 1 block
Lawryn H. – 5 pts, 1 steal, 1 block
Julianna V. – 4 pts, 2 rebounds, 1 assist
Brianna R. – 2 pts, 9 rebounds, 1 steal
Alexandra Q. – 2 pts, 4 rebounds

Record: 10 – 9


Maryland girls’ basketball

High School Varsity Girls Basketball
Game #20

Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Greater Grace Christian Academy

MSD –    15   13  10   6  =      44
GGCA –   3    6    8    7  =      24


C. Lummer – 12 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, 1 assist
C. Salit – 18 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals, 5 assists, 2 blocks
H. Weiss – 8 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Ar. Zfati – 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist
Al. Zfati – 1 steal
A. Cohen – 1 rebound
N. Whittaker – 1 rebound
S. Herzig-Wilcox – 2 points, 5 steals, 5 assists
A. Bielucke – 2 rebounds
B. Finkle – 2 rebounds

Team FG: 20
Team 3-FG: 2 (2 Salit)
Team FT: 2-8


M. Medley – 14 points
J. Chandler – 6 points
B. Weyer – 2 points
N. Cannon – 2 points

Team FG: 9
Team 3-FG: 1 (Medley)
Team FT: 5-16

Record: 15-5


Msryland boys’ basketball

Greater Grace Christian @ Maryland School for the Deaf

GGC  –  11   13    20   8   =   52
MSD  –  18   10    13  27  =   68

Halftime –  MSD led 28-24

Ethan Sheppeck – 12 points
Jory Valencia – 13 points
Miguel Pavao – 6 points, 12 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
Jaden Joseph – 15 points, 8 rebounds, 8 assists, 1 block
Enow Otto – 15 points, 19 rebounds
Zion Ortiz – 7 points, 3 rebounds

Team Total FG:  28
Team Total 3FG:  6 (Valencia 3, Et. Sheppeck 2, Ortiz)
Team Total FT:  6-8

Jack Brigham – 15 points
Justin Lynch – 13 points
Colby Dunbar – 7 points
Ronnie Daniels – 7 points
James Carter – 10 points

Team Total FG:  20
Team Total 3FG:  7 (Lynch 3, Carter 2, Daniels, Dunbar)
Team Total FT:  5-9

Record:  16-4


Maryland wrestling

V.S. Covenant Life School & Gerstell Academy

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) 54 – Covenant Life School (CLS)  6

106: Peter Thang (MSD) forfeit over (CLS)

126: Tha Moe (MSD) forfeit over (CLS)

132: Crosse Herpin (MSD) pinned over Gabe McClure (CLS) (Fall 1:24)

138: Michael Williams (MSD) forfeit over (CLS)

145: Joel Otoo (CLS) pinned over Kenny Bissainthe (MSD) (Fall 3:01)

152: Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) pinned over Benjamin O`Connell (CLS) (Fall 4:26)

160: Jamal Johnson (MSD) pinned over David Fedeli (CLS) (Fall 3:51)

182: Calvin Johnson (MSD) forfeit over (CLS)

195: Truth Dorsette (MSD) forfeit over (CLS)

285: Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) forfeit over (CLS)

Gerstell Academy (GERA) 53 – Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) 27

106: Peter Thang (MSD) forfeit over (GERA)

113: Greg Mechpaz (GERA) forfeit over (MSD)

120: Ben Maerten (GERA) forfeit over (MSD)

126: Sameer Nasir (GERA) pinned over Tha Moe (MSD) (Fall 1:12)

132: Crosse Herpin (MSD) pinned over Marcell Luckie (GERA) (Fall 1:18)

138: CJ Kovalsky (GERA) pinned over Michael Williams (MSD) (Fall 3:42)

145: Kenny Bissainthe (MSD) forfeit over (GERA)

152: Rami Tadros (GERA) pinned over Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) (TF 15-0 0:00)

160: Rocco Ruppert (GERA)pinned  over Jamal Johnson (MSD) (Fall 1:52)

170: Grant Abbott (GERA) forfeit over (MSD)

182: David Martinez (GERA) pinned over Calvin Johnson (MSD) (Fall 3:13)

195: Truth Dorsette (MSD) won over Sam Koyfman (GERA) (Dec 23-16)

220: Zavian Valedon (GERA) forfeit over (MSD)

285: Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) forfeit over (GERA)


Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Wrestling


Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:45 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 18

St. Christopher’s High School: 60

Model Secondary School for the Deaf Boys Varsity Wrestling


Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 4:55 PM

Result: Loss

Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 24

Collegiate School: 39


New Jersey boys’ basketball

NJSD vs Lewis.

We won 53-33

Marco Espinoza leads the scoring 20 points

Record is 5-7.


New Mexico basketball

V boys


Pine Hill 58

Before a large crowd at Pine Hill, the Roadrunners claimed victory number 11
behind Sophomore Bruce Brewer’s 35 points. His offensive performance guided the
team through the first three quarters.

The boys were able to grab control of the game late in the third quarter with
some outstanding defensive stops and maintain the lead till the end.

Senior post Luis Villalobos has 15 points, 25 rebounds and 6 blocks against the
speedy Pine Hill players. Freshman Kieran Vollmar had 17 points and 6 rebounds.
8th graded Adrien Ecrolino had 5 points, including the clutch basket near the
end of the 4th that claimed the game ours. Jesus Rios had two points but made
several defensive stops that helped us.

Record 11-4

V girls


Pine Hill 61

Our girls Varsity Roadrunners Basketball team played versus Pine Hull last
night. We ended first quarter with a score of 2-22. We caught up in second
quarter with a score of 14-36. We ended the game with a final score of 22-61.
This is an improvement from the last game. We used this game as an opportunity
to practice on some new skills and plays. We look forward to tomorrow night’s
game and this weekend. Our top scorers are Mya Malone with 16 points and 13
rebounds. Victoria Baca with 3 points and 3 assists, Sophia Martinez with 3
points and 2 steals.

Record 7-9


Phoenix Basketball

North Valley Christian (6-11) 30, Phoenix 27, OT
Final Season Record: 9-15

North Valley Christian (16-1) 105, Phoenix 24
Final Season Record: 5-20


Riverside Girls and Boys Basketball

We traveled down to Wildomar and played C-Hawks of California Lutheran.
Girls won 43-37 and boys won 58-51.  Girls record: 17-5 (8-1) and boys
record: 8-11 (5-4). Next up: last game of regular season @ Sherman Indian,
Thurs., Feb. 6th.


St Mary’s girls basketball

St. Marys Deaf vs @New Life Christian

The Lady Bisons travelled to Olean face New Life Christian.  New Life is the top
team in the IAC and they proved to be too much for the Bisons.  The final score
was 43-17.  Laci Stoffer  had 11 points and hit 3 three pointers.  Kioney Alvira
Jurado finished with 6 points.

Record 4-8 Overall and 2-4 in the league.

Next game is Thursday Feb. 6th against Gilead.


Texas basketball

Junior Varsity Boys
Veritas, 31
TSD, 45

Record: 10-1

Varsity Boys
Veritas, 37
TSD, 40

Record: 21-7

Varsity Girls
Veritas, 14
TSD, 55

Record: 29-2


Washington basketball

Lady Terriers 40 vs Hudson’s Bay 14

WSD – 8-10-10-12

Record 7-11 (League 0-5)

Jennifer Tudor

Emma McKinney – 13

LeAnna Clearbrook – 9

Janet Tuz-Manrique – 9

Juliana Sanchez – 2

Lora Torres – 2

Ella Stromberg – 2

Alondra Lopez-Alcaraz

Ashley Balcazar – 2

Yarizbeth Aparicio – 1

HB – 4-4-6-0

Terriers 51 vs Hudson’s Bay 52

WSD – 23-8-12-8

Record 10-8 (League 3-4)

Ramon Varaja

Wylee Rogers – 15

Osvaldo Cruz

Jose Ramirez – 23

Jace Lewandowski – 2

Juan Ramirez – 9

Kevin Diaz

Kwabena White Star

Tye Gonzalez – 2

HB – 13-12-22-5


wheelchair basketball – two deaf teammates

The Cincinnati Royals adult wheelchair basketball team finished in 4th
place at the Summit City Shootout in Fort Wayne this weekend.  The Royals
have 2 deaf players.  Kerwin Haake, a junior from Henry Clay HS in
Lexington KY, starts for the Royals and Tim Fausnaugh deaf adult from
Cincinnati comes off the bench.

Here were the game results

Cincinnati Royals 47 Detroit Pistons 30

University of Alabama Men 70  Cincinnati Royals 57 (Alabama is the
defending collegiate national champions)

Cincinnati Royals 67 Pittsburgh Steelwheelers 24  (Kerwin Haake scored 13
points in this game including 3 3-pointers and Tim Fausnaugh scored 2

University of Alabama Women 59 Cincinnati Royals 39 (Alabama women are the
defending women’s college national champs)

Toronto Raptors 47 Cincinnati Royals 39

The Royals will next be in action at the National Wheelchair Basketball
Association National Tournament in March.  They are currently ranked #2 in
the national Division II rankings.


random DeafSports thoughts

Yesterday’s thoughts revolved around Clerc – hosted
during the season and not at end of the season.

A coach at a deaf school responded, saying
that there are always schools education planning
after the holidays.

But that at the end of the basketball season, there
are states that host their own post season tournaments.

And that there are always Easter breaks.  And speaking
of airfares, costs are lower at the end of the
season as compared to the Holiday season.

Another big issue is weather, especially at these
cold weather states.