DeafDigest Sports – February 12, 2020

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Hot DeafSports News at:

— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball updates

— Fremont football schedule clarification

— ESDAA-II girls’ basketball schedule

— Great Plains, as revised


2020 ESDAA Division 2 Girls Basketball Tournament
2/14 – 2/16 at Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Friday 2/14 Games

4:30 — Guest Horace Mann School vs. #1 Rochester

6:00P — #3 Rhode Island vs. #2 St. Mary’s

7:30P — #5 West Virginia vs. #4 Delaware


Great Plains results, as revised

for the Deaf on Feb 6-8, 2020


Champion: Oklahoma

Runner-up: New Mexico

3rd place: Kansas

4th place: Wisconsin

5th place: Minnesota

6th place: Iowa

7th place: Arkansas

8th place: Missouri


Fremont football clarification

Yesterday’s DeafDigest Sports announced
Fremont’s football schedule

There is a clarification. The varsity
will play 3 games against deaf teams
(Riverside, Maryland and Phoenix)

The JV team will play against Washington’s
varsity team.

For Washington, it is their varsity game.

Rest are against hearing teams

The Maryland game takes place at Frederick
at the same time Maryland is hosting the
Spike Out.


Maryland boys’ basketball

Frederick Force @ Maryland School for the Deaf

FF    –   12     6    10   12  =   40
MSD –   21   20    22   22  =   85

Halftime –  MSD led 41-18

Ethan Sheppeck – 14 points, 3 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals
Jory Valencia – 20 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists
Miguel Pavao – 9 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists
Ethan Guettler – 2 points, 4 rebounds
Jaden Joseph – 10 points, 8 assists, 5 rebounds, 4 steals
Enow Otto – 18 points, 13 rebounds, 2 blocks
Zion Ortiz – 10 points, 4 assists, 4 steals, 3 rebounds
Jamaal Porter – 2 points

Team Total FG:  37
Team Total 3FG:  5 (Valencia 4, Pavao)
Team Total FT:  6-9

Nathan Bowes – 4 points
AJ Switzer – 10 points
Sammy Bowes – 11 point
Berghen Sigulinsky – 11 points
Caleb Page – 4 points

Team Total FG:  18
Team Total 3FG:  4 (Sigulinsky 3, Sa. Bowes)
Team Total FT:  0-0

Record: 19-4


Missouri boys’ basketball

Columbia Independent            7   15    26   19 = 67
Missouri School for the Deaf  14   14   10   17 = 54

Jayden Riordan 31 points, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals
Mikal Meriwether 19 points and 9 rebounds

Record conf 7-9, 9-9

Dylan Saylers and Marcus Havan 18 points each


New Mexico basketball

GPSD BB weekend

Last weekend, we enjoyed our time at the GPSD basketball tournament in Oklahoma.
I was very impressed with our boys and girls who showed their class and
sportsmanship on and off the court.  Both our teams received 2nd place. They did
well! When you see them, please congratulate them!  Please take a look at our
NMSDtrue Instagram for GPSD basketball tournament photos and awards.

See below for our coaches’ GPSD basketball tournament weekend recap.

V girls


Minnesota 18

Thursday: We played versus Minnesota State Academy. They gave us a challenging
game. We got our lead and controlled the game with a final score of 32-18.


Kansas 26

Friday: We played versus Kansas School for the Deaf. We lost to them last year
and got 4th place. We won with a score of 33-26. Our top scorers include Mya
Malone with 13 points, 26 rebounds and 2 steals, Victoria Baca with 11 points
and 3 assists, Sophia Martinez with 4 points and 10 rebounds.


Oklahoma 47

Saturday: We played versus Oklahoma School for the Deaf for the championships
title. We started slow, but we were able to climb up during the last two
quarters. We fell short with a score of 47-31. Our top scorers are Victoria Baca
with 13 points, Stacy Vargas with 8 points and Sophia Martinez with 6 points.

We are so proud of our players. They worked hard all weekend and worked together
on court. We look forward to their success for the rest of the season.


V boys


Minnesota 38

The Roadrunners won an opening game over the Trojans with everyone contributing
in all areas.  The team was led by sophomore point guard Bruce Brewer’s 22
points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists. Senior Luis Villalobos had a solid 18 points
and 8 rebounds in limited playing time. Freshman post Kieran Vollmar had 6
points and 7 rebounds.  8th grade Adrien Ercolino had 8 points and 4 steals.
Freshman John Hernandez made a basket and both of his free throws.

The team is now 12-4.


Iowa 32

In a game where the boys started slow against the much taller and athletic
Iowans, the second quarter was where they turned the “on” switch and began
running the fast break efficiently.  Brewer had a complete all around game with
29 points, 6 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals.  Villalobos was dominant all over
the court, making 33 points inside and outside and snatching 17 rebounds. In the
closing seconds of the 4th quarter, freshman Jose Miranda, two months from
picking up a basketball for the first time ever, made his first career basket on
a nice three foot jumper from the low block, setting a mini-celebration off for
the boys as he has worked hard to improve his skills all winter and headed to
the Great Plains championship game for the third year in a row.

The team is now 13-4.

Oklahoma 53

Roadrunners 52

This game was an example of a team “crashing the wall” at the most inappropriate
time.  Already short-handed with a very thin and inexperienced 3 man bench, the
team got off slowly, didn’t showcase their customary speed and pretty much was
sluggish after a long day’s wait for the 8:30p tip off.

Oklahoma jumped out to a 7-0 lead before our first basket and the boys slowly
fought their way back into the game. In the second quarter, the boys
semi-exploded for a continuous stream of points which saw us enter halftime with
a 3 point lead, 29-26.  This was despite Oklahoma physically manhandling our
team continuously and a case of us being unable to actually have the ball go
through the basket on shots we normally make. In the third quarter, our lead
remained sizeable, however, foul calls went against our senior post/wing
Villalobos which saw him sit almost all of the third quarter and in which
Oklahoma use their size advantage along with their junior star guard, Isiah
Holt’s hot hand to stay close to us.  We were also unable to capitalize on the
Indians’ constant turnovers, which were aplenty. The fourth quarter saw a game
of defensive nip and tuck as both teams played great defense with a very low
scoring output.  The balls simply didn’t drop for either team on the offensive
end.  The referees called Villalobos for his fifth foul with two minutes left
and us up by five. We also missed six free throws and an ensuing possession off
an Oklahoma technical foul within those last minutes. Holt, who finished with 38
for the Indians, snatched an free-throw miss on our end and dribbled down court,
heavily guarded to make a nice pass inside to a post player who scored, putting
them up 53-52 with seven seconds left.  On the ensuing possession, Brewer made a
full court dash to attempt a layup, probably a step early, which then
agonizingly rimmed inside and out with a second left.  Oklahoma rebounded and
the game clock simply ran out of time for our boys.

Brewer finished with 21 points, 4 rebounds, 8 assists and 3 steals. Villalobos
has 19 points and 15 rebounds despite battling foul trouble and sitting on the
bench. Vollmar had 12 points and 3 rebounds. The team made 9 of 19 free throw
attempts.  Brewer was the tournament’s top vote getting All-Star and Villalobos
was also chosen to the All-Star team. The team also finished 2nd in the
free-throw team competition. We brought the 2nd place trophy home and our return
also begins a four day stretch of basketball games, starting tonight with a home
game against Walatowa.

The Team is 13-5.


V boys


Walatowa 35

In a tight district game, the Boys were able to sprint ahead in the final four
minutes at home.  Weary from a long weekend, the boys started out lethargic and
without senior post Luis Villalobos, who was resting for the night due to
injuries.  Thanks to our tight defense and heady play by our players, we were
able to claim victory number 14.

Bruce Brewer Jr had 36 points, 8 rebounds and 5 steals with Kieran Vollmar
chipping in 6 points, 9 rebounds and two steals. Adrien Ercolino ran the team
from the point guard spot and had a steady night with 2 points, 3 assists and a
steal. Jesus Rios had 2 points, 5 rebounds and a pair of steals.

The team is now 14-5.

V girls


Walatowa 50

Our varsity basketball girls played a great game last night versus Walatowa
Charter School. They were pretty tired from the long weekend filled with great
games. We started with a leading score of 9-2. We ended the first half with
18-17. We lost our lead during third quarter with some turnovers. The finals
core is 33-50. Our top scorers include Mya Malone with 13 points and 18
rebounds, Stacy Vargas with 9 points, and Victoria Baca with 7 points. We look
forward to a rematch next week.

Current Record 9-10


Ohio girls basketball

ESDAA Tournament final results for Ohio School for the Deaf Feb. 7-9, 2020

An error on the second game.  It’s not PENN. SD  it’s America SD

First Game: Lost

Ohio SD                                3-12-16-24

Pennsylvania SD              3-16-28-45

Second Game: Won

Ohio SD                                8-14-22-31

American SD               2-6-9-11

Third Game for 5th/6th place out of 8 teams : Lost

Ohio SD                                2-7-16-20

NYSD                                     3-9-14-29

OHIO SD Girls won 6th place out of 8 teams


Riverside basketball

Boys basketball season came to an end.  We were not selected for the
playoffs as
at large team.  Record: 8-12 (5-5).

Girls basketball team’s first CIF-SS playoffs game will be this coming
here at CSDR!  Game time will be either 3pm or 4pm.  We will play the
winner of
Faith Baptist-Indio.  They play this Thursday. We got a bye in the first
so Saturday’s game is in the second round.


St Mary’s boys basketball

SMSD 2019-2020 vs RISD

The Bisons had a bye on Friday of the tournament and received a well earned
extra day of rest. So on Saturday they played their first game of the tournament
against Rhode Island School for the Deaf. The Bisons came out quick and didn’t
look back from there and beat Rhode Island 61-23 to advance to the championship
game. An excellent display of teamwork was shown by the Bisons. Nick Barrus led
the team with another near triple double of 19 points, 13 rebounds and 6
assists, Isa Habeeb had 18 points, Ryan Brzezinski 11 points, Saul Alvira 5
points and Kassim Kassim and Ethan Antone had 4 points for the Bisons. The team
wanted to carry the momentum they built from this game into the championship
game against Rochester on Sunday. Go Bisons!

Next Game: Championship game against Rochester 2/9

Record: 5-11

SMSD 2019-2020 vs RSD

On Sunday the Bisons took on Rochester for the championship game of the
tournament. Earlier in the season, Rochester beat the Bisons when the Bisons
made the trip to Rochester. The Bisons were looking for some payback and that’s
exactly what they achieved. The team beat Rochester 59-52 and were crowned
champions of the ESDAA tournament. The team stuck together and worked for what
they wanted, to bring back a championship to St. Mary’s. Nick Barrus led the
Bisons with 19 points, Ryan Brzezisnki had 13 points, Kassim Kassim 12 points,
Isa Habeeb 11 points and Saul Alvira and Ethan Antone each had 2 points. The
team is ecstatic about winning the championship and we are all very proud of
them. Thank you to everyone who watched from home and supported us. The team has
a few more IAC games left in the season and are looking to finish strong. Go

Next game: 2/12 vs GOW 5pm

Record: 6-11


Washington girls’ basketball

WSD Girls Playoff Basketball Scores 2/11/20

Final game of the season; great job Lady Terriers!

Lady Terriers 21 @ Wishkah 50

WSD – 6-9-2-4

Record 7-13 (League 0-6)

Jennifer Tudor – 6

Emma McKinney – 2

LeAnna Clearbrook – 2

Janet Tuz-Manrique – 9

Juliana Sanchez

Lora Torres – 2

Ella Stromberg

Alondra Lopez-Alcaraz

Ashley Balcazar

Yarizbeth Aparicio

Wishkah – 15-11-16-8


random DeafSports thoughts

Fremont JV football team against Washington
varsity team?


No, way back in the 1950’s the
South Carolina varsity team played
against North Carolina’s JV team.

And Washington football has an interesting
history. In 1961 their varsity team fought
LaCenter HS JV team to a tie. The angry
Washington varsity then challenged LaCenter
varsity to a game on an open date.

And yes, Washington won!

So, are we saying that LaCenter JV
is better than LaCenter varsity???????