DeafDigest Sports – – December 3, 2020


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— random deafsports thoughts

— Gallaudet Giving

— Florida girls’ basketball

— Indiana basketball

— Texas football

— Texas boys’ basketball

— soccer hand signals, true or false

— World Deaf Basketball championship


Gallaudet Giving

Support Gallaudet Athletics on Giving Tuesday, donate towards the team of
your choice

WASHINGTON – This has not been a typical year for the Gallaudet University
Athletics Department. While the COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to cancel
our athletic seasons, our staff continues to support our student-athletes
and recruit future Bison student-athletes for next year. Our mission
remains the same. Even though we work, learn, study and teach remotely we
remain Bison Strong. We will get through this together. It is also because
of people like you who are generous with your donations to help support
our Athletics Department and our teams. We appreciate each every one of
you and every dollar donated helps. Please consider making a donation
today, Giving Tuesday, to support Bison Athletics. Go Bison!

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Florida girls’ basketball

December 1, 2020 against Halifax Academy

Score: 40-11

We had our first home game, and we captured the second win of the season.
Everyone on the team had an opportunity to play. It was a team effort
tonight. Each girl
played their heart out on both sides of the court, although they made some
silly mistakes in decision making. We will continue to work and improve in
making. Our team helped with many deflections and steals and set up the
fast break opportunities. Olivia led the team with 15 points. Lourdine and
Cassidy attacked
the rim and poured 12 points totals. Again, it was a team effort tonight.
Our next game will be on Wednesday, December 9th against Interchalen at
7:30 PM.

The player of the game was Olivia Brown, our junior. She is our point
guard. She brought the ball up the court and continued to direct her
offense. She took
advantage of some openings in the paint. She hustled on the court when
there were fast break opportunities for her. She tried to make the lay-ups
every time she
sprinted to the basket. She scored 15 points, and she also played defense
aggressively as she had 7 steals total.


Olivia Brown: 15 pts, 1 reb, 7 stl, 1 ast

Oceana Brown: 5 pts, 3 reb, 6 stl, 2 ast

C. Dainty: 6 pts, 7 reb, 1 stl, 2 ast

I. Essex: 1 reb, 1 ast, 4 stl

J. Harris:  6 reb, 1 ast

L. Jordonne: 6 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl, 3 ast

T. Pellicer: 4 pt, 3 reb, 2 stl

K. Williams: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

Z. Williams: 2 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 2-1

November 30, 2020 at Crescent City

Score: 43-7

The Varsity Lady Dragons had their second game yesterday at Crescent City.
Well, the score says it all. We captured the first win of the season! We
missed our first
nice easy shot. Right after that shot, Keliah and Olivia played
defensively. It led to our first steal by Keliah. It allowed us to play
offensively. Our point guard
passed to our center Lourdine at the free throw line. She drove in. The
two girls stopped her, but Lourdine made a nice bounce pass to Keliah. She
was wide open,
and she had a nice shot! That gave us a lot of momentum! In the first
quarter, the score was only 9-2. Then we started to pick up the rhythm
going into the
2nd quarter, after our Lady Dragons began to utilize their learned skills.
In the second quarter, we picked up 9 extra points, bringing us to 18 to 2
before we
concluded the first half. We had fast break opportunities after our
players continued to play defense aggressively that caused them to make
their turnovers. In the
second half, we continued to work on our offenses as well as keep the Lady
Raiders without scoring for a long time. Our next game is today against
Halifax Academy
at home. We will play at 5:30 PM.

The player of the game was Cassidy Dainty, our junior. She played for 18
minutes. She stepped in the game when one of our post players sprained her
ankle. She
played hard through the game. She fought for the rebounds. She took many
second chances. She scored 6 points. She had 9 offensive rebounds and 2
defensive rebounds.
She played defensively. She had 1 steal. She made 1 assist. She had a
determined attitude through the game. We were very proud of her!


Olivia Brown: 12 pts, 2 stl, 3 ast,

Oceana Brown: 3 pts, 3 reb, 5 stl, 2 ast

C. Dainty: 6 pts, 11 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

J. Harris: 4 pt, 6 reb, 1 ast

L. Jordonne: 11 pts, 11 reb, 3 stl, 3 ast

T. Pellicer: 5 pts, 3 reb, 2 stl

K. Williams: 2 pts, 4 reb, 1 stl, 1 ast

Z. Williams: 3 reb, 2 stl

Record 1-1


Indiana basketball

newspaper scores

Purdue Polytechnic 65, Indiana Deaf 47

Indpls Tindley 66, Indiana Deaf 21


Texas football


San Marcos Academy (6-3) vs. Austin Texas School for the Deaf (6-3), 7
p.m. Friday, Marble Falls Faith Academy


Texas boys’ basketball

from a newspaper


1. Lubbock Trinity Christian; 2. Lubbock Christian; 3. The Woodlands
Legacy Prep; 4. Austin Texas School for the Deaf; 5. Arlington Pantego
Christian; 6. Dallas Shelton; 7. Houston Cypress Christian; 8. Tyler All
Saints; 9. League City Bay Area Christian; 10. Colleyville Covenant


soccer hand signals, true or false

from yesterday’s DeafDigest Mid Week edition

— referees’ hand signals used in world’s #1 sport

Soccer is world’s #1 most popular sport. Referees use
hand signals during these soccer games. There was a
tweet posting saying that these hand signals were
invented by the deaf!  Really? DeafDigest editor
does not believe it.


World Deaf Basketball Championship

Heraklion, Greece to host World Deaf Basketball Championships in 2023


random deafsports thoughts

just a fun trivia

newspaper headline:
Sun Bowl off for first time since 1935 inception

Did a deaf football player participate in a past Sun Bowl game?

yes, it was Sam Oates, playing for the Hardin-Simmons in the 1958 Sun Bowl
game against University of Wyoming. Oates’ team lost 14-6.




Order a copy of the new Gallaudet University Men’s Basketball History Book

WASHINGTON – The Gallaudet University men’s basketball program is excited
to announce online ordering information for those fans, alumni, etc.,
interested in purchasing a copy of the Gallaudet University Men’s
Basketball History Book (1904-2019) written by Gallaudet Athletics Hall of
Famer Barry Strassler.

The book made its debut back on February 15, 2020, at the annual Alumni
Madness Day. The Bison men’s basketball program held a reunion that
evening where Strassler signed copies of the book.

For those not in attendance, you can now purchase your own copy for $35
apiece and $8 for shipping. Please allow two weeks to receive the book.
Purchase here: https://app.mobilecause.com/form/LQ60XQ?vid=73t7e

If you have any questions, please contact Gallaudet men’s basketball head
coach Kevin Kovacs at kevin.kovacs@gallaudet.edu.

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