DeafDigest Sports – January 16, 2020

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— random deafsports thoughts

— basketball scores

— volleyball Spike Out invitation

— wrestling update

— Gallaudet basketball, men defeats a winning team


2019-20 basketball won/lost records
as of 01/16/20

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Division 1 & 2 Spike Out volleyball tournament

Maryland School for the Deaf will host both Division 1 & 2 Spike Out
tournament on October 2-3, 2020.

Please contact Andy Bonheyo  at andy.bonheyo@msd.edu if you
want to send your team to the tournament


Gallaudet men’s basketball

Inspired Bison come through with 67-65 win

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball held on to defeat
Penn St.-Abington here Wednesday evening in the Field House as the Bison
prevailed 67-65 in a North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) game. The
Bison played inspired on the one-year anniversary of the passing of
longtime assistant coach  John Charles “Bird” Perry, ’96.

Gallaudet (2-11, 2-2 NEAC) came out on fire and scored the first eight
points and 18 of the first 23 points as the Bison led 18-5  just five
minutes into the contest. Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.)
netted 16 of his game-high 22 points during that run. Valencia was a
perfect 5-for-5 from 3-point range and even converted a 4-point play after
he made a 3-pointer and got fouled at the 15:04 mark.

Penn St.-Abington (7-6, 2-2 NEAC) contained Valencia for the remainder of
the game but his backcourt partner Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) kept pace
and scored 15 of his 21 points in the first half. The Nittany Lions slowly
chipped away at the Bison lead and was able to cut the margin down to
four, 35-31, by halftime.

In the second half, the Nittany Lions took a brief two-point lead, 41-39,
at the 14:34 mark before Gallaudet went on an 11-0 run to regain the lead
for good.

Penn St.-Abington had two chances to win the game in the waning seconds
but both 3-point shots didn’t fall.

always great to defeat a winning team. Abington was 7-5 prior to the
game with Gallaudet.


Gallaudet women’s basketball

Game slips away from Gallaudet in final minute

WASHINGTON – This is a game the Gallaudet University women’s basketball
team wishes it could go back and replay the final minute of regulation.

The Bison held a five-point lead over Penn St.-Abington in a key North
Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) South Division game here Wednesday
night in the Field House with 52 seconds left. A costly Bison foul led to
two made free throws and a missed Gallaudet jump shot gave the Nittany
Lions a chance to tie it on a 3-pointer with 11 seconds left. GU missed a
final shot, with four seconds left, as the teams went into overtime
knotted at 62.

This was the first overtime game for Gallaudet (4-8, 2-2 NEAC) and Penn
St.-Abington (5-7, 3-1 NEAC) this season as the Nittany Lions won, 77-74.


Arizona boys’ basketball

ASDB 31 vs. Valleyunion 41

Record 5-11


Colorado basketball


CSDB 16  Edison 63


CSDB 31  Edison 41


Maryland wrestling

V.S. St. John Catholic Prep & Georgetown Day School

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) 48 vs StJohn’s Catholic Prep (SJCP) 22

106: Peter Thang (MSD) pinned over Keller Newman (SJCP) (Fall 0:35) 113: Andrew
Elspas (SJCP) pinned over Aidan Moose (MSD) (Fall 0:50)
126: Tha Moe (MSD) over Emma Hutchens (SJCP) (Fall 3:42) 138: Michael Williams
(MSD) over Brady Clifford (SJCP) (Fall 1:06)
145: Colton Bazalewski (MSD) pinned over Zach Lorenzo (SJCP) (Fall 1:45)
152: Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) forfeit over (SJCP)
160: Tiernan O`Rourke (SJCP) pinned over Kenny Bissainthe (MSF) (MD 17-6)
170: Nathan Elspas (SJCP) forfeit over (MSD)
182: Calvin Johnson (MSD) pinned over Devon Thompson (SJCP) (Fall 0:52)
195: Truth Dorsette (MSD) forfeit over Roberto Cortes (SJCP) (Fall 2:22)
220: Joey Martin (SJCP) forfeit over (MSD)
285: Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) pinned over Alex Grutzkuhn (SJCP) (Fall 0:36)

Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) 33 vs Georgetown Day School (GDS) 30

106: Aidan Moose (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)
113: Adam Harris (GDS) pinned over Peter Thang (MSD) (Fall 2:47)
126: Emma Joseph (GDS) forfeit over (MSD)
132: William Edwards (GDS) forfeit over (MSD)
138: Henry Tucker (GDS) pinned over Michael Williams (MSD) (Fall 3:02)
145: Kenny Bissainthe (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)
152: Colton Bazalewski (MSD) won over Daniel Velvel (GDS) (Dec 9-5)
160: Alexsander Raimundo (MSD) pinned over Daniel Velvel (GDS) (Fall 1:10)
182: Calvin Johnson (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)
195: Saul Atwood (GDS) over Truth Dorsette (MSD) (Fall 1:22)
285: Gabriel ASANTE kWAKYE (MSD) forfeit over (GDS)


New Jersey boys’ basketball team

We lost today to a great team Warren tech. They got all big boys and a
very fast team. I give my hat to them

Score 41-81
Nasir Gurganus leads the team 22 points
Christian Ayers 9 points

4-4 record


New Mexico basketball

V boys


To’Hajiilee 64

NMSD Earned their first win of 2020 by defeating the host Warriors in a game
they led from the start. Showing am much improved defense, the Roadrunners has
leads as large as 15 and 18 before allowing the hosts to come close.

Senior Luis Villalobos had 32 points and 13 rebounds to pace the 7-3
Roadrunners. Sophomore Bruce Brewer had a near quadruple-double with 23 points,
5 rebounds, 12 assists and 10 steals. Freshman post Kieran Vollmar had 8 points
and 4 rebounds against the much taller Warriors.

Thursday, NMSD travels to Pine Hill in a rematch of last week tight loss.

V girls


Tohajiilee 59

Our Roadrunners basketball team lost to To’Hajiilee with a final score of 59-21.
We had a strong start with a score of 4-5 by the end of first quarter, but we
could not keep up with their offense. Our top scorers include Victoria Baca with
a score of 11, Andrea Leyba with a score of 4, and Stacy Vargas with a score of
3. Sophia Martinez made one block and one steal. Mya Malone did not play
tonight, since she was sick. We look forward to a rematch with them later this
season with a full team.

MS boys


SF Waldorf 31

MS Basketball game yesterday’s performance was better than last Thursday’s game.
Our team is improving every game. Yesterday game, they play hard until the 4th
quarter-end. Our team is a winner in our hearts because we work hard and play
hard. We lost to Waldorf, 31 to 10.


South Carolina boys’ basketball

Dixie 62

0-9 record


Tenneessee basketball


Greenback 68 Tennessee 6


Greenback 52 Tennessee 48


random deafsports talk

what is the criteria, according to DeafDigest
Sports editor, when a deaf team defeats a
hearing team in any sport?

Does the hearing team have a losing record
(a weak team) or a winning record (a strong
team) or a break-even or near-break even
record (a pesky team)?

This has always been the criteria for years!