DeafDigest Sports – December 4, 2018

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book on history of Gallaudet men’s basketball

DeafDigest Sports editor is busy, working on a
book on history of Gallaudet men’s basketball.

Gallaudet played its first game in 1904. That
means this sport has existed for 114 years.

A committee is working together on the book.

The goal is to have the book published by
February 2020.

If you have played varsity basketball at
Gallaudet and have stories and tales to share,
or have good pictures, please email:



Arizona basketball

Tuesday, November 27th 2018
ASDB girls lost to Valley Union 17 to 26

ASDB boys lost to Valley Union 50 to 53 in Overtime.
We were leading with 8 points with a minute left but lost control.  We was
our first game so boys are learning how to control the game better.

Thursday, November 29th, 2018
ASDB girls lost to Hayden 17 to 43

ASDB boys won against Hayden 47 to 38

ASDB had an outstanding day last Saturday sweeping PDSD, Phoenix Day
School for the Deaf winning all three games.

Middle School Boys basketball won 24 to 23

Nick Cabral scored 12 points
Bitahnii Yazzie scored 6 points
Julian Cole scored 4 points
Amare Cheney scored 2 points

High School Girls basketball won 22 to 14.  It was 10 to 1 halftime.  PDSD
tried to come back but our girls’ team continued to play well and
wrapped the game with a win.

Chyrie Prunty had 8 points and 5 rebounds
Marianna Rodriguez had 6 points and 2 rebounds
Aleah Thompson had 3 points and 4 rebounds
Grade Mendoza had 3 points
Selina Feldman had 2 points
Gabree Rein had 6 rebounds
Mecedres had 1 rebound

High School Boys basketball won 55 to 39.  The boys’ team did not have a
good start and let PDSD score easily.  We were few points behind before we
tied up at halftime 28 to 28.  In the second half, we made some adjustment
with defense and pulled away from PDSD scoring 17 to 3 during fourth
quarter to win the game.

Wylee Rogers had 20 points, 14 rebounds, and an assist
Santana Gonzales had 14 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists, and 6 steals
Giovany Correa had 11 points, 3 rebounds, and an assist
Manuel Gonzales had 8 points, 6 rebounds, an assist, and 2 steals
Bryan Munoz had 2 points, 8 rebounds, and 2 steals
Dominic Errigo had 2 rebounds
Adan Bustamante had 2 rebounds


Fremont boys’ basketball

61st Redwood Classic hosted by Anderson Valley High School

Nov 29
CSD 50
Argonaut 71

Argonaut made it to the championship game but lost to Stuart Hall. They
won North Section Division V championship last year.

Nov 30
Round Valley 49
CSD 46

CSD is now 0-2 with two league games coming up this week and Battle of
California vs CSD Riverside on Saturday, Dec 8.


Indiana boys’ basketball

lost to     Shawe Memorial

1-1 record


Indiana girls’ basketball

defeated Parke Heritage

5-0 record


Kansas boys’ basketball

The KSD Boys’ Basketball team traveled to Iowa School for the Deaf in
Council Bluffs Iowa on Friday Nov 30 for the Neesam Basketball Classic
Tournament. Their first game in the tournament (third of the season) was
4:30 PM on Friday, against Iowa School for the Deaf. KSD beat Iowa, 58 to
31. The boys did a fantastic job, especially after the long trip from
Olathe to Council Bluffs which lasted about 3.5 hours.

On Saturday, December 1 at 1:00 PM, the KSD boys played their second game
in the tournament. It was against Wisconsin School for the Deaf. KSD beat
Wisconsin Deaf, 60 to 23. The boys did a superb job, especially with their

On Saturday, at 5:30 PM,  KSD played against their rivals, Minnesota State
Academy for the Deaf. KSD beat Minnesota, 44 to 27! Our KSD Boys’
Basketball Team won the *Neesam Basketball Classic Championship!! * KSD
stopped Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf from winning six straight
Neesam Championships.  Our KSD boys worked hard and deserve
recognition!  Presently, KSD has 4 wins and 1 loss.

KSD’s third GPAC game will be against Hyman Brand, on Tuesday, December
at KSD, after the KSD Girls’ basketball game at 5:30 PM. Our primary
is to keep winning games in the GPAC in order to have a good place in the
GPAC standing. Presently, we have one win and one loss for the GPAC


Missouri School for the Deaf boys  Basketball

December 3, 2018

Missouri School for the Deaf       13      8    15     14   =  50
Community R-6 JV                          5      15    12       6   =  25

Mikal Meriwether – 20 points, 11 rebounds, 7 steals and 3 blocks
Conner Luper –            9 points and  13 rebounds
Jayden Riordan  –        9 points,  8 rebounds and 4 steals
Hezeki Smoot –            9 points,  5 rebounds, 10 steals and 2 blocks
Damar Washington  –  4 points, 3 rebounds and 2 steals

Missouri record 1- 0

Comm R-6 JV

G. Schmidt-  7 points
G. Stafford and H. Hoeflicker – 6 points each


Rhode Island basketball

*RISD Boys Basketball*

*Friday 12/1*
The Roosters played their first game of the season against Marie Philip
School at the New England Tip off Tournament hosted by Horace Mann School
for the Deaf in Boston. MPS jumped to a quick lead with their height
advantage and skills and held a commanding 32 to 4 at the half.

Our Roosters did not stop playing and worked hard until the very end of
game. Jayden E. scored 5 points and 4 rebounds and Timothy J. added 4

RISD.   4    10 – 14
MPS.   32  15  – 47

*Saturday 12/2*
Aiming for 3rd place, the Roosters had an opponent in Horace Mann School
for the Deaf whom we have had numerous close games over the last two
The Roosters and the Cougars went back and forth to a halftime tie at

After the halftime break the Roosters were able to step up their defense
and increased our lead – then we had to fight off HMS in the end to earn
the 40-37 win. Jayden E. earned Tournament All-Star honors with a
season-high 23 points and 23 rebounds. Timothy J. contributed with 10
points and 3 steals.

HMS.   21  16  – 37
RISD.   21  19   – 40

*Record*: 1-1
*Next Game*: Friday, December 7 vs. Rochester SD at MKSD Basketball Tipoff

*RISD Girls Basketball*

*Saturday 12/1*
Our Lady Roosters basketball team kicked off our 2018-19 season with a
against Marie Philip School’s girls team at the NESD Basketball Tip-Off
Tournament hosted by Horace Mann School for the Deaf at Emmanuel College.
This would be a good test for our girls after a month’s worth of
We jumped out to an early 3-0 lead, and our defense stood strong against
MPS’ offensive gameplan and the score was 3-3 halfway through the first
half. But MPS eventually clicked on their offense and they pulled away to
15-3 halftime lead en route to a 28-10 victory.

RISD   3    7   – 10
MPS   15   13  – 28

*Sunday 12/2*
Our girls team opened Sunday’s Day 2 of NESD Tournament in the 3rd/4th
place game against Horace Mann School. Both teams played each other three
times last year and all games were close – so this was going to be a fun
one. HMS got the first points of the game, but RISD would proceed to score
the next 7 points to coast to a 7-2 halftime lead. We continued to play
of our players in order to get them valuable game experience and we were
able to win 16-2. Lillian K. earned Tournament All-Star honors for her
efforts on both sides of the ball.

RISD  7   9  – 16
HMS   2   0  – 2

*Record*: 1-1
*Next Game:* Tuesday, December 4th at Providence Country Day School (3:30


Texas basketball & wrestling

Varsity Girls Basketball –

Our varsity girls basketball team headed to Universal City, TX (right
outside of San Antonio) this past weekend to participate in the FEAST
Patriots tournament.  This was the second year of participating after we
finished in second place last year to Austin Royals.  We opened our two
games on Friday with Pool B play against New Braunfels Christian Academy
(won 43-20) and then KIPP University (won 36-11).  We finished first in
our pool and would play against the second place team, BASIS Shavano, of
Pool A, on Saturday morning.

On Saturday morning, we came out hot and ready to play against BASIS and
made quick work, winning 43-12, and advancing to the championship game
against the host school – FEAST Patriots.  The championship game was a
good back and forth battle between both teams.  We took the lead early and
did not let up at any point during the game but the FEAST players made us
earn every point.  We scored a last minute basket to go up by eight points
and FEAST ran out of time.

The coaches were really pleased with how the team played on Saturday.
There was an All-Tournament Team medal that we could not decide on who
deserved it because it was truly an all around team effort – looking at
the stat sheet, we had even scoring through all four games.  The girls
showed the true definition of team basketball this past weekend and we are
excited about the rest of the season.

TSD d. New Braunfels 43-20
TSD d. Austin KIPP  36-11
TSD d. BASIS Shavano 45-12
Championship Game
TSD d. FEAST Patriots 45-37

Record: 9-0

Brian Sipek
Varsity Girls Basketball – Head Coach

JV Girls Basketball –

Regents: 14
TSD: 29

Record: 1-5

Varsity Boys Basketball –

TSD: 37
South Austin Warriors: 46

TSD: 54
New Braunfels: 64

Record: 0-2

JV Boys Basketball –

TSD: 23
South Austin Warriors: 43

Record: 0-1

TSD Wrestling –

TSD Wrestlers participated in the Capital Classic last weekend and those
boys placed in the top 3.

(113 lbs) Muhammed Ali Naeem – 1st
(120 lbs) Brandon brentham – 2nd
(126 lbs) Zaccaria Stein – 3rd
(138 lbs) Adiel Rodriguez – 1st
(152 lbs) Eric nieva – 1st
(170 lbs) Israel Martinez – 2nd
(220 lbs) Luis Orduna –  3rd
(HWT) Gerry Robertson –  3rd


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