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DeafDigest Sports – January 14, 2018

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— basketball scores

— Clerc championship results

— Gallaudet swimming updates

— Gallaudet basketball results

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Boys’ Clerc championship finals

Maryland 81
Indiana 59

Maryland led 33-26 at the half time

Girls’ Clerc championship finals

Texas 37
Maryland 19

it was just one point game, Texas leading 14-13 at half time

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Gallaudet men’s swimming

Seniors shine in final home meet as Gallaudet wins 103-97

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University won half of its events here Saturday to
defeat Bridgewater (Va.) College, 103-97, in a non-conference meet in the
Field House pool on senior day.

Senior Jonathan Tikhonoff (Folsom, Calif.) played a major role in the win
as he won three individual events and one relay. Tikhonoff set a new
personal record in the 200-yard butterfly with a first-place time of
2:13.50. He was also first to touch the wall in the 200-yard breaststroke
(2:29.84) and the 100-yard freestyle (55.45). He was also a member of the
first-place 200-yard medley relay team that won in 1:59.93. Tikhonoff was
joined by fellow senior David Bruno (Patchogue, N.Y.) along with freshman
Benjamin Sealts (Ottawa, Ohio) and junior Mackenzie Shannon (Winnetka,
Ill.).

Sealts improved on his Gallaudet record time in the 200-yard backstroke as
he shaved down his old time of 1:58.41 to 1:58.11 to win the event. The
freshman was also first in the 100-yard backstroke (55.27) and the
200-yard IM (2:04.36).

During the meet’s first break, Gallaudet head coach Larry Curran
recognized his seniors Tikhonoff, Bruno and Julian Simons (Austin, Texas)
with senior plaques.

Bruno and Simons finished second and third, respectively, in the 500- and
1,000-yard freestyle events to pick-up crucial team points. Bruno posted
times of 7:33.18 and 16:00.99 while Simons clocked in at 9:15.25 and
18:35.45.

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Gallaudet women’s swimming

Bison cap regular-season home schedule with meet against Bridgewater (Va.)

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s swimming and diving program
lost its final home meet of the 2017-18 season Saturday afternoon in the
Field House pool to Bridgewater (Va.) College, 187-65. The visiting Eagles
(7-1) won 13 of the 14 events over the Bison (4-6).

Junior Alisia Metante (Pleasanton, Calif.) won the 100-yard freestyle with
a time of one minute, 5.51 seconds, to lead Gallaudet. In her other two
individual events, Metante set personal record times with third-place
finishes in the 50-yard freestyle (29.48) and 500-yard freestyle
(7:19.23).

Sophomore Jackie Perkins (Hampton, Va.) was second in the 100- and
200-yard breaststroke events with times of 1:17.41 and 3:02.84,
respectively. Fellow sophomore Jessica Monroe (Senoia, Ga.) placed second
in the 200-yard freestyle (2:30.08) and third in the 100-yard butterfly
(1:21.79).

During the first break of the meet, Gallaudet paid tribute to its senior
class. Head Coach Larry Curran honored senior Faye Frez-Albrecht (Canton,
Conn.) and student-assistant Chelsea Newberry for their dedication and
service to the program. Thanks to Frez-Albrecht’s courage she turned a
negative situation, being disqualified at the NEAC championships two years
ago, and made a positive change to improve equal access for all swimmers.
Last year, Gallaudet was able to use lights at the starting blocks to help
with the start of events and a powerpoint to breakdown the communication
barriers. These elements were used at the 2017 NEAC championships and last
summer Frez-Albrecht, Curran and Gallaudet garnered national media
attention for these ground-breaking changes to improve collegiate
swimming.

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Gallaudet men’s basketball

Valencia’s career best 32 not enough against Wells

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University caught a major break Saturday against
Wells College, in a cross-division North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) showdown, but the Bison didn’t capitalize on the opportunity in an
85-75 loss in the Field House on Padden Court.

Wells’ Rich Ross, the reigning NEAC Player of the Year, picked up two
quick fouls in less than five minutes to begin the game as GU led 8-5.
Ross was sent to the bench but returned three minutes later to make a
three-pointer and give the Express their second lead, 14-11. He then
picked up a third foul at the 10:51 mark and sat for the remainder of the
first half.

Gallaudet (2-11, 2-4 NEAC) had the chance to take over the game without
Ross in the way but didn’t have an answer for the hot-shooting Express
(4-10, 2-3 NEAC).

Wells built a 10-point lead, 22-12, before Gallaudet began to chip away at
the margin. Freshman Shawn Daniels (Lakeland, Fla.) came off the bench and
made his first collegiate three-pointer which was quickly followed by a
three by sophomore guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.), who finished
with a career-high 32 points. Valencia made six three-pointers and went
10-for-11 from the free throw line.

The two squads continued to trade three-point shots as Valencia and
freshman Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) cut the Wells lead down to one.
Senior forward Andy Cruz (Bronx, N.Y.) made a jumper to give GU a 30-29
lead with 3:51 left before halftime. This was GU’s first lead in over
eight minutes.

Wells responded with a 10-0 run to close out the half and take a 39-30
lead into the locker rooms. Gallaudet missed its final six shots from the
field and missed two free-throw attempts in the final minutes of play.

In the second half, GU went on an 11-2 run to knot the game at 41. This
was as close as Gallaudet got to regaining the lead. The Bison kept the
game close but the outside shooting by the Express made them hard to
defend. Ross picked up his fourth foul at the 12:04 mark and sat for over
six minutes before playing the final 5:25 of the game as he finished with
12 points.

Wells made 15 three-pointers and shot 51.9 percent (28-for-54) from the
field and 45.5 percent (15-for-33) from three-point range.

Cruz finished with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists, two blocks and
two steals. The senior is now within 20 points of 1,000 career points as a
Bison. Junior guard Jawaun Jackson (Downey, Calif.) finished with 17
points as he made half of his shots and passed out four assists.

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Gallaudet women’s basketball

Neild nets a career-high 30 in tough loss to Wells

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team played hard
in a 67-64 loss to Wells College in a North Eastern Atlantic Conference
(NEAC) game here Saturday in the Field House on Padden Court.

Junior Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) scored a career-high 30 points for
the Bison as she made four three-pointers and went 10 of 12 from the free
throw line. Neild had the opportunity to tie the game in the waning
seconds but her bid for a fifth three-pointer went unfilled. Neild’s miss
turned into two points when junior guard Sabina Shysh (Tucson, Ariz.) made
a lay-up.

Wells (3-10, 2-3 NEAC) called a quick timeout with 14 seconds left as it
clung to a one-point lead, 65-64.

GU had two fouls to give before Shelby Medovich (12 points, nine rebounds)
toed the free throw line for two attempts, which she made, with nine ticks
left on the clock.

The Bison (5-9, 3-3 NEAC) made one final attempt to send the game into
overtime when freshman guard Emelia Beldon (Frederick, Md.) heaved a
three-point shot attempt, that missed, as time expired.

Gallaudet and Wells played close throughout as neither team led by more
than seven points.

The Express came out of the gates on fire and built a quick 7-0 lead, its
largest of the game, before Gallaudet regrouped and eventually took an
18-14 lead when the first quarter concluded.

GU took its largest lead of the game at the 9:42 mark on a Shysh made
jumper as the Bison went up 20-14. Wells responded with a 14-3 run over
the next four minutes to take a 28-23 lead. The Express led 34-32 at the
half.

Beldon finished the game with 10 points, seven rebounds and passed out a
game best eight assists. Shysh was the third Bison to reach double figures
as she tallied 10 points and grabbed five rebounds. Senior forward Kelsey
Hudson (Blissfield, Mich.) grabbed a team-high nine rebounds to go with
nine points.

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Kentucky girls’ basketball

The girls’ BB coach is Tina Yance.

Here are the season’s results so far:

Portland Christian 48, KSD 7
Alabama Deaf 35, KSD 17 (Viking Classic)
Tennessee Deaf 36, KSD 20 (Viking Classic)
KSD 49, South Carolina Deaf 16 (Viking Classic)
Pennsylvania Deaf 38, KSD 28 (WPSD HC Classic)
Western PA Deaf 33, KSD 28 (WPSD HC Classic)
Ohio Deaf 32, KSD 21 (WPSD HC Classic)
Frankfort Christian 26, KSD 25
Portland Christian 43, KSD 20
Georgia Deaf 40, KSD 16 (Kentucky Classic)
Atlanta Area Deaf 20, KSD 18 (Kentucky Classic)
KSD 27, Atlanta Area Deaf 20 (Kentucky Classic)
Georgia Deaf 44, KSD 21 (Kentucky Classic)

Record: 2-11

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Lexington girls’ basketball

Lexington at Marie Philip School

LEX: 17 – 26 = 43
MPS: 8 – 7 = 15

Halftime: LEX led 17 – 9

Dorgianny Flores – 19 pts, 8 rebounds, 5 steals
Gigi Zheng – 12 pts, 5 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block
Heidy De La Rosa – 8 pts, 4 assists
May Tun – 2 pts, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals
Yenifer Garcia – 2 pts, 6 rebounds, 1 assist

Record: 4-0
 

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