DeafDigest Sports – January 16, 2018

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Basketball won/lost records (as of 01/16/18)



DeafDigest Sports dedicates this edition to Carl Lorello
that departed us.

He was just about the greatest deaf basketball player that many
younger deaf fans never heard of.

He played at New York School for the Deaf (Fanwood) and then
for the New York Golden Tornadoes Athletic Club (GTAC).

He was well known for his line drive jump shots – straight
line towards the basket from the corners.

He retired at the young age of 25 because of an eye injury;
in a fast pitch softball game, he was hit on the eye. Doctors
advised him to stop playing sports or he could risk blindness.

When basketball old timers talk about the good old basketball
days, Lorello’s name always came up as the #1 all-time great.


American basketball

On 1/9, American School for the Deaf Boys and Girls traveled to Marie
Philip School for the Deaf. Playing in the first game back from winter
break the team was sloppy and uncoordinated throughout the game, to make
matters harder the team was without two starters including Andrew Ray
Taylor. Marie Philip played very well and controlled the game throughout.
MPS defeated ASD by a final score of 54-41.

 Boys are now 6-1

 Girls played the second game of the day. The game was closely contested
throughout with MPS leading 11-8 at halftime. ASD, which plays with just
five players, saw Emily P foul out in the second half while ASD was
leading 16-13 with 3 minutes remaining. MPS was able to break through the
diamond defense and ASD was unable to hold the lead once Oriana F. joined
Emily P on the sideline fouling out as well. MPS came away victorious by a
score of 20-16.

 Girls are now 6-4 on the season.

On 1/11 ASD Boys participated in the Clerc Classic at Model Secondary
School for the Deaf.

 ASD drew Indiana to open the tournament. ASD raced out to a 5-0 lead
before Indiana turned up the pressure on the Tigers utilizing their speed.
The score was 33-18 at halftime and Indiana never looked back in the
second half defeating ASD by a score of 66-39. Andrew Ray Taylor had 19
pts, 12 rebs, 7 blocks. Omar Sharif added 8 points and Andrew Parent
chipped in 6 points.

 On 1/12, the Tigers faced CSD-Fremont School for the Deaf. Fremont raced
out to an early lead, overwhelming the Tigers with defense and forcing
multiple turnovers. The score was 41-20 at halftime. The Tigers did
consideribly better in the second half slowing down the tempo but were
unable to make any runs in the game. Tigers lost 55-33.

 Andrew Ray Taylor notched a triple double with 10 pts, 11 rebs, 11
blocks. Robert Milone had 12 points and Dylan Mallach chipped in 5 points.

 On 1/13, the Tigers faced Arizona School for the Deaf. This is the first
basketball meeting between the two programs in their respective histories.
American coach shook up the line up seeking a spark, but it yielded no
results as the Tigers were down 9-4 after the first period. The second
period was face paced at the teams entered halftime with Arizona leading
22-19. Arizona dominated the third period outscoring the Tigers 15-8 in
the period.

The Tigers were down by 10 points with under three minutes to play, were
able to claw back into the game with a flurry of forced turnovers and
breakaways. Andrew Ray Taylor tied the game with 3 second remaining in the
contest at 43 all. In overtime the Tigers energy was clearly gone as
Arizona dominated the overtime period to win. Final score was 54-45

 Andrew Ray Taylor made All Tournament team.

Statistics not yet official – Andrew Ray Taylor’s 11 block game on Friday
is a Clerc Classic record if holds, breaking the previous record of 7 held
by Teddy Eveland of MSSD in 2006. The team’s 14 blocks, if hold, would set
a new record of blocks in a game, current record is 10 by MSSD in 2006.

 Andrew Ray’s 24 blocks through the tournament, if hold, would break Teddy
Eveland’s record of 18 set in 2006. The team notched 31 blocks
(unofficial) through the weekend, if holds, would set a new record,
breaking MSSD’s record of 27, set in 2006.

Boys record drops to 6-4 on the season.


Lexington boys’ basketball

Lexington 33 MPS 44

Lex 4-8-9-12
MPS 3-13-20-8

Halftime MPS led 16-12

Lexington Leaders
Points: Jayden Orlang 12, Steve Salmon 10
Rebounds: Aaron Laikram 7, Jordan Laikram 6, Tayqwan Richardson 6
Steals: Jayden Orlang 5, Timar Harris 3, Steve Salmon 3
Assists: Timar Harris 3, Jayden Orlang 2
Blocks: Jordan Laikram 2

Lexington (record 5-4)


Marie Philip boys’ basketball

Last Friday MPS traveled to Boston University Academy to play against the
mighty terriers. We didn’t have full starters to start the game. Most of
our young players had to step up their game. We didn’t have good start and
BUA led 30-20 in halftime. Then we worked up with better second half and
gave us to back in the game with tied 38-38. BUA put two big baskets that
put the game away from us. We missed some opportunity to back into the
game. BUA escaped with 6 for 6 on free throws at the last minutes. BUA 54
MPS  44.

Junior Kacey Monahan led the game with 23 points, 9 rebounds and 4 blocks.

Saturday game: MPS 44 Lexington 33

MPS didn’t have good start with our confidence shots. We missed many shots
for last of seven minutes then we finally scored. Good thing that our
defense kept the game close and build up with our offense at the late of
first half. MPS 16 Lex 12. Onto the second half, we got off with better
start and led all the way till the end of the game. Solid defense and
patience on our offense really paid off this game. Lexington did play
their best defense against us and definitely improved from last year. 
Senior Dylan Christoffels had his best game for the season of 2018 with 12
points, 18 rebounds and 9 assists. One assist away from triple and double
for Dylan.

Records as of now 7-5. MBIL 2-2

Next opponents this week.

Waring at MPS, 1/17 at 415pm

CHCH at MPS 1/19 at 515pm.


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