2020/02/10

DeafDigest Sports – February 10, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Gallaudet honors

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Final Results for the 60th ESDAA Division II Boys Tournament at Delaware School
for the Deaf:

Champion: St. Mary’s
2nd: Rochester
3rd: New Jersey
4th: Rhode Island
5th: Delaware

NYSSD-Rome did not attend

Sportsmanship: Rhode Island

MVP: Nick Barrus, St. Mary’s

All Stars:
1. Isa Habeeb, St. Mary’s
2. Ryan Brezezinski, St. Mary’s
3. Kassim Kassim, St. Mary’s
4. Bode Aggas, Rochester
5. Mikalo Malone, Rochester
6. Ben Radez, Rochester
7. Nasir Gurganus, New Jersey
8. Christian Ayers, New Jersey
9. Jayden Elias, Rhode Island
10. Enrique Martinez-Sandoval, Delaware

Team Competitions:
Team 21: St. Mary’s
Half Court Lay ups: St. Mary’s
Team Free Throw: New Jersey
Manager Competition: Zakeria Coleman, New Jersey

Next year host:
New Jersey

Friday Games:
28 DSD- 31 RISD
44 NJSD- 65 RSD

Saturday Games:
37 RSD – 34 Aquinas (guest)
37 DSD- 61 NJSD
23 RISD- 61 SMSD
15 DSD- 28 Aquinas (guest)

Sunday Games:
3rd place game
70 NJSD- 47 RISD

Championship game
59 SMSD- 52 RSD

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Gallaudet sports

Beldon and Valencia chosen as January Bison of the Month

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University Athletics Department has announced
the January Bison of the Month recipients. Junior guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.)
of the women’s basketball team and senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside,
Calif.) of the men’s basketball team were selected for their standout
performances during the month of January.

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Lexington girls’ basketball

Division One ESDAA Tournament at Lexington School for the Deaf February 7 – 9th
2020

Game # 20
Semi – Final Game

Marie Philip at Lexington

MPS – 5 – 6 – 13 – 4 = 28
LEX  -13- 8 –   6 -12= 39

LEX led at Halftime: 21 – 11

Ava V. – 19 pts, 1 rebound, 9 steals, 1 block
Brianna R. – 11 pts, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Julianna V. – 7 pts, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals
Lawryn H. – 2 pts, 7 rebounds, 4 steals,
Alexandra Q. – 6 rebounds, 2 blocks
Keferny M. – 2 rebounds

Record: 11 – 8
Advanced to ESDAA Championship

February 9, 2020
ESDAA Championship
Game # 21

Western Pennsylvania at Lexington

WPSD – 2 – 6 – 6 -22 = 36
LEX.    – 6 -11- 12-13= 42

LEX led at Halftime: 17 – 8

LEX won DIV. !  ESDAA Championship

Ava V. – 18 pts, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 6 steals
Julianna V. – 9 pts, 1 rebound, 2 assists, 2 steals
Alexandra Q. – 8 pts, 10 rebounds, 1 steal
Brianna R. – 4 pts, 14 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals
Lawryn H. – 3 pts, 8 rebounds,  8 steals,
Keferny M. – 8 rebounds

Final Record – 12 – 8

unbeaten vs deaf teams

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Kentucky boys’ basketball

Georgia School for the Deaf at Kentucky School for
the Deaf in Danville, Kentucky.

GSD 13 4 12 10-39
KSD 4 5 2 9-20

KSD (0-13) Collins 11, Tucker 1, Dorn 2, Gilbert 6

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Minnesota boys’ basketball

GPSD WEEKEND

Stats

New Mexico (lost 68-28)

Benny Dow 20 pts and 2 assists
Jonathan Mejia 10 rebs and 5 blocks

Wisconsin (lost 43-22)

Benny Dow 11 pts, 4 rebs, and 2 assists
Jonathan Mejia 8 rebs and 1 block
Karsen Schroeder 6 pts, 4 rebs, and 3 steals

Arkansas (won 30-20)

Benny Dow 16 pts and 3 assists
Jonathan Mejia 10 points, 7 rebs and 3 blocks

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New Jersey boys’ basketball

New Jersey basketball news

Esdaa division 2

NJSD third place.  Good job boys

NJSD vs Rochester
Rochester won 65-44
Nasir Gurganus leads scoring 26 points

NJSD vs DSD
NJSD won 61-37
Nasir Gurganus leads scoring 36 points

NJSD vs RI
NJSD won 70-59
Nasir Gurganus leads scoring 39 points

Record is 7-9.

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Oklahoma Boys Basketball

Great Plains School for the Deaf (GPSD)at Oklahoma School for the Deaf
2-6-20 to 2-8-20

Oklahoma – 64
Arkansas – 21
(Round 1)

Record: 12-9

Oklahoma – 72
Missouri – 66
(Semi-Final)

Record: 13-9

Oklahoma – 53
New Mexico – 52
(Champion game)

Record: 14-9

We won 2020 GPSD basketball champions.  The last time the boys won the GPSD
championship was in 1990!  They played well and showed great teamwork.  I’m so
proud of my boys who commit a full of motivation and hardwork.  Also, met all
our goal accomplishments.

Next game:  Will be OSSAA B-Class District Tournament at Calvin, OK this
Friday.  We will play against Wapanucka High School.  If win, then will play
Calvin High School next day.

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Oklahoma girls’ basketball

GPSD scores for OKlahoma girls

Thursday VS missouri
48-20

Friday VS Wisconsin
33-16

Saturday VS New Mexico
Championship game
47-31

record is 11-11

One more game on this friday for district vs Wapuncka

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Rochester boys’ basketball

ESDAA-II tournament results

Hello Barry,
Friday 2/7 – SEMI FINALS against NJSD

NJSD 48
RSD 65

Bode Aggas: 29 pts 11 rebs 8 asts 10 stls
Mikalo Malone: 26 pts 17 rebs

Saturday – RECREATION GAME against Aquinas (automatic advances to Championship
Game on Sunday

Aquinas 34
RSD       37

Bode Aggas: 24 pts 7 rebs 10 blks
Mikalo Malone: 8 pts 19 rebs 5 stls

Sunday – CHAMPIONSHIP GAME against St Mary’s (SMSD)

St Mary’s 59
RSD         52

Bode Aggas: 17 pts 10 rebs 7 stls
Mikalo Malone: 20 pts 16 rebs 5 stls

Finished the season with 6 wins 11 losses and 2nd place in ESDAA DIv II

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Western Pennsylvania basketball

YESTERDAY’S RESULTS

JV BOYS BASKETBALL: SEASON ENDS
OVERALL RECORD – 0-6

BOYS BASKETBALL: did not play
LEAGUE RECORD: 2-6 – clinched playoff spot (4th place)
OVERALL RECORD: 6-13

MS BOYS BASKETBALL: did not play
LEAGUE RECORD: 4-7
OVERALL RECORD: 6-8

V GIRLS BASKETBALL: beat American School for the Deaf, 42-13
beat Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, 36-30
lost to Lexington School for the Deaf, 36-42

Amy Dean, Danielle Fisher, and Olivia Larson were named to All-Tournament team
and Danielle Fisher was named the MVP of the championship game.

Our girls also took the Team Sportsmanship award.

LEAGUE RECORD: 3-5 – clinched playoff spot (3rd place)
OVERALL RECORD – 15-9

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Steve Blehm again in a newspaper story

part of newspaper story

At the Ramsey County Tournament Jan. 27, 1971, held in the Starkweather
gymnasium, Steve Blehm, playing for the Devils Lake School for Deaf
Bulldogs, scored 85 points in a game against Hampden with the final score
122-22. By the time he graduated from high school his total scores in 94
official games had reached 3,859 points.

Blehm received a 1972 national “Athlete of the Year” award from
Gov. Arthur A. Link. The award was sponsored by the National Fraternal
Society of the Deaf.

note:
Blehm enrolled at Minot State University (NCAA-II program), planning
to play basketball there – but after a semester, transferred to
Gallaudet.

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random DeafSports thoughts

When hearing players look back on their high school
basketball careers, what do they remember the most?

Their games against deaf schools.

They realize deaf players are just as human
(and just as smart) as they are!

In one case, after a game, a deaf girls team
sat together with the hearing team for a
post-game meal at a school cafeteria. These
hearing girls quickly realized these deaf girls
were the same as they are! It was profiled in
a newspaper story by a middle-aged hearing
woman who never forgot a game her team played
against the deaf school many years back.

This is what sports is all about – deaf vs
hearing.

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