DeafDigest Sports – February 13, 2020
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— random deafsports thoughts
— basketball updates
— Fremont football reasons for 8-man
— ESDAA-II girls’ basketball schedule
— huge Gallaudet men’s basketball upset
— Gallaudet women wins, too in basketball
2020 ESDAA Division 2 Girls Basketball Tournament
2/14 – 2/16 at Rhode Island School for the Deaf
Friday 2/14 Games
4:30 — Guest Horace Mann School vs. #1 Rochester
6:00P — #3 Rhode Island vs. #2 St. Mary’s
7:30P — #5 West Virginia vs. #4 Delaware
Gallaudet men’s basketball
Gallaudet upsets top team in NEAC on the road Wednesday night
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – Gallaudet University stepped off its Academy Bus on fire
here Wednesday night as the Bison men’s basketball team took down Penn St.
Harrisburg, the top team in the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC),
with a 67-62 victory.
Gallaudet (5-16, 5-7 NEAC) shot 43.8 percent from the field and made 7 of
12 (58.3 percent) shots from 3-point range in the first 20 minutes of the
game against Penn St. Harrisburg (14-7, 10-2 NEAC).
Senior guard Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) made 16 of his game-high 23
points in the first half as he sank 4 of 5 shots from 3-point range. The
Bison trailed early before they went on a 29-4 run to take a 29-8 lead
with 6:43 left before halftime.
GU went into halftime up, 39-21.
In the second half, the buff and blue stretched its lead to 22 points in
the first 10 minutes. The Lions went on their own 21-5 run to close the
gap to 55-49 with six minutes left in regulation.
Gallaudet was able to keep Penn St. Harrisburg at an arm’s length away
down the stretch to secure the key South Division win to keep GU’s playoff
Senior center Steve Valencia-Biskupiak (Riverside, Calif.) scored 10 of
his 12 points in the first half and grabbed six rebounds. Junior guard
Preston Kelly (Fishers, Ind.) finished with 11 points, eight assists,
seven rebounds and one steal.
Gallaudet women’s basketball
Bison take down Penn St. Harrisburg on the road, 91-83
MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Gallaudet University women’s basketball team made it
a clean sweep here Wednesday night as the Bison defeated Penn St.
Harrisburg, 91-83, in an important North Eastern Athletic Conference
(NEAC) South Division game. Gallaudet (8-13, 6-6 NEAC) outscored Penn St.
Harrisburg (10-11, 8-4 NEAC) in three of the four quarters as the Bison
tallied 23 points in three straight quarters en route to victory.
PPCS 52 CSDB 12
Hanover 50 CSDB 18
Elbert 53 CSDB 1
PPCS 77 CSDB 56
Hanover 44 CSDB 32
Elbert 55 CSDB 33
Fremont reasons for move to 8 man football
from athletic director Warren Keller:
you could link this YouTube link https://youtu.be/CKqYMuWGERU
it explains, in ASL, the reasons for the switch to
Michigan boys’ basketball
Merritt Academy stomped the tartars 69 to 30.
We are 1 win 12 losses.
Model Secondary School for the Deaf Girls Varsity Basketball
Date: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 6:00 PM
Model Secondary School for the Deaf: 49
Edmund Burke School: 20
New Jersey boys’ basketball
NJSD vs UCA.
We lost to a good team
34-46. Great game !
Nasir Gurganus leads scoring 18 points 15 rebounds 6 steals 4 block shots and 5
New Mexico basketball
Jemez Valley 52
Before a packed Larson Gym crowd, the fans had an entertaining night watching
sophomore Bruce Brewer, Junior have a fabulous performance in scoring his
1,000th career point, record a triple double with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10
assists along with 5 steals despite being constantly double-teamed and make the
winning shot at the buzzer to help the boys defeat a hard-charging Jemez Valley
team in an important district game, 54-52. The night was not without its
travails as the Roadrunners allowed the Warriors to creep back into the game
after sprinting to an 18 point lead, giving them the chance to tie the game at
52-all before having the game ball with 12 seconds left – setting up Brewer’s
drive through the Warriors defense to make an elbow shot that gave the
Roadrunners their 15th victory. Senior Luis Villalobos, battling foul trouble,
was able to contribute 22 hard earned points with 16 rebounds and 4 blocks.
Freshman Kieran Vollmar chipped in with 16 points. The boys will again face
Jemez Valley tonight at Larson Gym in the second end of a home and home
The team is now 15-5.
Jemez Valley 52
Our Girls’ Varsity Basketball lost our game yesterday versus Jemez Valley with a
final score of 24-52. We opened the game slow. We did not have practice on
Wednesday, our players only had one day of rest. Our turnovers cost us the game,
but we are looking forward to a rematch today. Some of our top scorers were Mya
Malone with 8 points and 12 rebounds, Martina Rodarte-Estrada with 8 points and
8 rebounds, Sophia Martinez with 10 rebounds and 3 points, and Victoria Baca
with 5 points and 4 steals.
Tonight is Senior Night and our last home game. Please come and support our
seniors and the team!
St Mary’s boys basketball
Yesterday the Bisons played their first game since winning the ESDAA tournament.
GOW came to visit the Bisons and the team was looking to prove to the IAC that
they can compete with them. The game was close all game with GOW holding onto a
slight lead all game that they were able to maintain and ended up winning 54-62.
The Bisons tried to go on a run and take the lead, but GOW was able to hold off
the team. Nick Barrus led the way with 22 points, Ryan Brzezinski had 14 points,
Ethan Antone 10 points, Isa Habeeb 4 points and Saul Alvira and Kassim Kassim
each had 2 points. The team competed with GOW a lot better than they did last
time and are proud of their efforts. Thank you to all that came to support the
team. Go Bisons.
Next game: Wednesday 2/13 @ Falk
GAME: SMSD 2019-2020 VS GOW 54:62
Jellico 41 Tennessee 12
Jellico 73 Tennessee 63
Washington boys’ basketball
WSD Boys Playoff Game Basketball Score: 2/12/20
Final game of the season; great job Terriers!
Terriers 37 @ Mary M Knight 46
WSD – 3-16-7-11
Record 11-10 (League 3-5)
Wylee Rogers – 11
Jose Ramirez – 16
Jace Lewandowski – 4
Juan Ramirez – 4
Kevin Diaz – 2
MMK – 13-6-15-12
random DeafSports thoughts
cannot help but think of St Mary’s
6-man football program during the
late 1940’s when comparing it with
Fremont’s switch to 8-man.
St Mary’s produced powerful 6-man
teams. They were so strong that
no 6-man teams in the Western
New York/Buffalo area were willing
to schedule them again.
There were two options –
to move up to 11-man football
(no 8-man football in the area)
to drop football.
St Mary’s did not have enough roster
numbers to field 11-man teams and
so it was not an option.
This is the reason why St Mary’s
dropped its successful, but shortlived
Interestingly enough, New York State
(Rome) had their own 6-man football
teams. For some reason both schools
never played each other in a game.