DeafDigest Sports – February 19, 2020
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— dedication to an all-time Gallaudet legend
Dedication to the longest living Iron Man basketball player
DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Donald
Padden, the sole surviving member of the famed 1943
Gallaudet Iron Men basketball team that won the
Mason-Dixon Conference basketball championship
despite a losing overall season record.
He just departed us.
to look at the group picture of the Gallaudet Iron Men:
Padden is the one with jersey #9
Gallaudet women’s basketball
Gallaudet tripped up by Penn College on Senior Night
WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team dropped its
final home regular-season game of the season here Tuesday night to Penn
College, 85-80, before a crowd of 340 in the Field House on Senior Night
and “Play4Kay” night.
Gallaudet men’s basketball
ison lose NEAC playoff berth to Penn College on Senior Night
WASHINGTON – The goal was clear to both teams here Tuesday night. Win and
you’re in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) men’s basketball
tournament next week.
Gallaudet University (5-18, 5-9 NEAC) had a golden opportunity to make the
postseason but coughed up the chance to play next week as they ran into a
hot-shooting Penn College (7-16, 5-9 NEAC) squad and lost, 92-60. The
32-point loss is the third largest this season for the Bison.
Delaware girls’ basketball
Final scores for all our games at Girls Division II ESDAA:
Friday against West Virginia(5): Win
Saturday against Rochester(1): Lost
Sunday against Saint Mary’s(2): Win
WE PLACED IN THIRD!!!!!
We also won the Kelly Butterworth Lay Up Team Competition with 35 points!
A shout out to our All Stars:
Sheimyllian Morales Sanchez
Final record: 6-10
BCL LEAGUE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT – The CSD Girls had another thriller in a
semifinals game against Holy Names and unfortunately lost 52-48. The CSD
Contra Costa Christian 63-27 in the semifinals and then Oakland Military
Institute 59-49 to win the League Championship. Congratulations to both
NCS BASKETBALL – The Girls team are on a roll having won 7 of our last 10
to propel us in the NCS Playoffs! They will be the #15 seed and look
forward to going to
#2 Calistoga on Wednesday. The Boys team are also on fire, winning 10 of
our last 11 and they have earned the #2 seed and will host #15 Valley
Christian Dublin on
Wednesday. Please come and support our teams! Attached is our brackets.
WRESTLING – George Quirie got eliminated at the MVAL Tournament and our
season has ended. Congratulations to George and everyone else!
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK – LEONARDO VERGARA – Our senior speedster had a
memorable week starting from Senior Night on February 6 to League Playoffs
on February 15. Leo
helped us win the BCL Playoff Championship with excellent defense,
disrupting the opposing team’s offensive rhythm. Leo also scored 17 points
in both BCL Playoff
games including 5 three-pointers in the championship game to punch our
ticket into the North Coast Section Playoffs!
Kentucky boys’ basketball
Kentucky School for the Deaf at Frankfort Christian in Frankfort, Kentucky
KSD 9 4 4 18-35
FC 16 10 5 18-49
KSD (0-15) Collins 15, Gilbert 9, Tucker 6, Frahler 5.
Maryland boys’ basketball
Rockbridge Academy @ Maryland School for the Deaf
* MIAC Quarterfinals *
1 2 3 4 = Total
RA – 10 14 12 13 = 49
MSD – 20 13 28 14 = 75
Halftime – MSD led 33-24
Ethan Sheppeck – 20 points, 3 assists
Nathan Sheppeck – 6 points
Miguel Pavao – 6 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 5 steals
Jaden Joseph – 12 points, 10 assists, 6 steals, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Enow Otto – 20 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals
Zion Ortiz – 11 points, 4 rebounds, 5 steals
Team Total FG: 31
Team Total 3FG: 7 (Et. Sheppeck 6, Ortiz)
Team Total FT: 6-13
Ben Ault – 22 points
Tim Tatterson – 4 points
Luke Williams – 12 points
Alex Lawing – 4 points
Luke Sweeney – 5 points
Paul Ward – 2 points
Team Total FG: 20
Team Total 3FG: 5 (Williams 4, Sweeney)
Team Total FT: 4-6
MSD advance to the semifinals of the Maryland Independent Athletic
Conference (MIAC) tournament and will face the top seed from East
Division, Greater Grace
Christian Academy in Baltimore on Thursday, February 20 at 5:30pm.
Maryland girls’ basketball
Maryland School for the Deaf vs. Carroll Christian Schools
1 2 3 4 = Total
MSD – 12 22 10 11 = 55
CCS – 8 16 4 16 = 44
C. Lummer – 25 points, 8 rebounds, 4 steals, 4 assists
C. Salit – 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, 6 assists
Ar. Zfati – 7 points, 3 rebounds, 4 steals
A. Cohen – 1 rebound
S. Herzig-Wilcox – 7 points, 1 rebound, 5 steals, 4 assists
N. Whittaker – 2 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, 1 assist
Team FG: 22
Team 3-FG: 6 (4 Salit, 1 Ar. Zfati, 1 Herzig-Wilcox)
Team FT: 5-7
C. Echegeyen – 8 points
S. Wooden – 10 points
K. Goldsmith – 4 points
L. Truedale – 2 points
S. Wedge – 4 points
A. Day – 16 points
Team FG: 21
Team 3-FG: 0
Team FT: 2-4
Michigan boys’ basketball
MSD at Austin Catholic
Tartars showed up today different than last time, but came short. We lost
25 to 30.
Minnesota girls’ basketball
Won 45-20 against Metro Deaf School for our last home game of the season.
controlled the game in the first half, had a lot of missed shots and were
not driving to the basket. In the second half, we made adjustments and
advantage of their miscues and ran out a good lead and allowed our bench
play lengthy minutes. Final game this upcoming Thursday.
H. Sheets- 6 points and 1 assist
J. Johnson (#5)- 22 points, 5 rebounds, 5 steals and 1 assist
E. Olakunle- 5 points, 8 rebounds and 1 assist
R. Hernandez-Gutierrez- 2 points, 7 rebounds and 1 steal
D. Schwartz- 8 points, 2 assists, 3 rebounds and 3 steals
B. Roggow- 2 points, 2 steals, 1 rebound and 1 assist
A. Gillespie- 3 rebounds
Missouri boys’ basketball
Missouri School for the Deaf 6 10 8 10 = 34
Calvary Lutheran 21 10 4 11= 46
Mikal Meriwether 16 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 Steals
Conner Luper 10 points
Hezeki Smoot 7 points and 8 rebounds
Jayden Riordan did not play that night.
Record conf 7-9 , overall 9- 10
New Mexico basketball
2/13/20 V girls
Jemez Valley 50
We lost to Jemez last night with a final score of 29-50. We were able to
score more during the fourth quarter. A lot of missed shots and rushing
lost us the game.
We look forward to regrouping and having practice next week. Some of our
top scorers include Mya Malone with 14 points and 17 rebounds, Martina
9 points and 8 rebounds, Victoria Baca had 5 steals. Mya Malone reached
her milestone of one thousand rebounds.
2/13/20 V boys
Jemez Valley 73
In the second game of back to back games against Jemez Valley at Larson,
The Warriors came out hot and kept making baskets despite our best
defensive efforts. The
Roadrunners couldn’t overcome a cold start and played catch-up through the
night to no avail. Senior Luis Villalobos had 18 points, 9 rebounds and 4
being double-teamed all night with Sophomore Bruce Brewer Junior making 15
points and 8 rebounds along with 4 assists despite being double-teamed
Vollmar had 11 points and 6 rebounds with Adrien Ercolino chipping in 6
points. The team, currently 15-6, is having a long weekend off before
travelling to Walatowa
for their fourth district game in a row.
TSD wrestling went to McKinney Christian Academy for the TAPPS state
tournament on Feb. 15th and we have to say the team did great!
Individually 106 lbs Hawkins Morgan and 113 lbs Brandon Brentham had tough
matches in the championship game and they finished second, 120 lbs Jay
Gorosestia and 285 lbs Xavier Morris finished 3rd, and 152 lbs Joseph
Kwalah finished 4th. We the coaches couldn’t be any more prouder of our
boys for competing so hard at a tough tournament. The team also finished
6th out of 19 schools which is an awesome result for us.
Area Playoffs – Feb. 18
TSD Rangers (22-7) will travel to Houston to face St. Thomas Episcopal
(19-4) at 5:15 pm.
Area Playoff – Feb. 18
TSD Lady Rangers (31-2) will take on Bay Area Christian (5-12) at Seeger
gym (TSD) at 5:15 pm.
St. Thomas Episcopal, 90
End of Season
Bay Area Christian, 22
WESTERN PENNSYLVANIA boys’ basketball
SWCAC FIRST ROUND PLAYOFFS
WPSD 29 – PC 57
HARCLERODE – 19 POINTS
RECORD 7 – 16 (SEASON END)
JV BOYS BASKETBALL: SEASON ENDS
OVERALL RECORD – 0-6
BOYS BASKETBALL: lost to Portersville Christian, 29-57 SEASON ENDS
LEAGUE RECORD: 2-6 – clinched playoff spot (4th place)
OVERALL RECORD: 7-16
MS BOYS BASKETBALL: did not play
LEAGUE RECORD: 4-8
OVERALL RECORD: 6-10
V GIRLS BASKETBALL: lost to Portersville Christian, 22-56 SEASON ENDS
LEAGUE RECORD: 3-5 – clinched playoff spot (3rd place)
OVERALL RECORD – 15-10
Girls Basketball team won vs. Early View 35-28 last night.
Boys Basketball team lost to Early View 26-78 last night
Both seasons has ended.
Track & Field will begin practice on March 2nd.
Girls Coaches: Karla Gunn & Therese Pohl-Markowitz
Boys Coaches: Casey Kelly & Kevin Annen
random DeafSports thoughts
Don Padden has departed us.
He was a firm believer in the level playing field
He just hated it when a team was much too strong
over a weaker team in any sport. And he has took
action into his hands, removing top players from
the stronger team to make even things out for the
This was in reference to Gallaudet intramural