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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Florida SpartansFlorida Spartans hosted a 10-team double elimination tournament last Saturday. FSAD Bombers defeated Hoopstars 56-47 to win the tournament championship.

The tournament was mentioned in The St. Augustine Record - link to article.

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DIBF Referee Antonios Koutsoumaris honored

dibfGREECE – Congratulations to our DIBF Referee Antonios Koutsoumaris who was honored during the annual celebration of Thessaloniki Basketball Refereeing Association on 3 January 2018 for his earned referee services at the 2017 Summer Deaflympics Basketball in Samsun, Turkey.

Antonios, from Thessaloniki, Greece, since 2007 DIBF Referee and his twice nominated Deaflympics times as referee, led sovereign and smooth many matches in preliminary and final rounds in the Deaflympics, as well the women bronze medal game.

Extract from the Tsiotras Blog:
“More than 200 guests honored their attendance at the cutting of the Basilopite of Thessaloniki Basketball Refereeing Association that took place last night at the M2 Building’s Foyer at the Thessaloniki Concert Hall. A special moment was the moment honored by Antonis Koutsoumaris, who was the referee in the 2017 Deaflympics.“

Tsiotras Blog
SDKTH Article
EKASTH Article
YouTube Video (as of 7:40min)

Reprinted from DIBF -

Whitworth men's basketball welcomes Gallaudet University to the Fieldhouse

By Femi Abebefe

GallaudetFriday night, the Whitworth Pirates men's basketball team welcomed a unique visitor to the Fieldhouse. Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private school in Washington, D.C., for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The entire team and coaching staff is either deaf or hard of hearing, with the exception of the equipment manager who serves as the team's interpreter. Despite what some might think is a disadvantage, the Bison are a successful basketball program--coming off a record-breaking 20-6 season just last year. Whether it's trying to communicate with each other or the officials, the Bison are more than up for the challenge.

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Source: KHQ

Defending Conference Champion Morrisville State College Picked First in 2017-18 NEAC Men's Basketball Preseason Poll

GallaudetGallaudet University closes out the top five with 127 points. The Bison, who received the final first-place vote, are coming off the best season in program history. In 2016-17, head coach Kevin Kovacs led his team to a 20-6 overall mark and the NEAC Regular Season Title. The Bison return two NEAC All-Conference players in Andy Cruz (Bronx, N.Y.) and Noah Valencia (Riverside, Calif.) to help lead a team that will be challenged in non-conference games against the likes of Whitman College and George Fox early in the year.

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Source: North Eastern Athletic Conference

Deaf Club Basketball - November 7

Deaf Club BasketballResults of Deaf Club basketball tournaments held on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

Florida Blue Waves Basketball Tournament at Clearwater, Florida (9 teams).

Co-champions - FSAD Bombers and Florida Spartans. (Championship game not played due to lack of time)
Third Place - Florida Blue Waves.

D.C. Elite Hoyas First Annual Round Robin tournament.

DMV: 5-0
Capital City Cardinals: 4-1
Elite: 3-2
Holyoke: 2-3
Empire City: 1-4
NJ Thunder: 0-5

Source: DeafHoops/Facebook

USA Deaf Basketball hosts 3x3 national tournament qualifier

USA Deaf Basketball hosted its’ first ever 3x3 national tournament qualifier at Gallaudet University in Washington, D.C. last Saturday, October 7. The tournament was hosted in an open format with seven men’s team and an opportunity to compete in the 2018 USA Basketball 3x3 national tournament in Colorado Springs, Colorado in April 2018.

Adroit which featured Kazeem Babatunde, Anton Jackson, and Kris Saucedo had a slow start with a 1-2 record and finding themselves having to play an extra game in bracket play. But they stepped up when it mattered the most defeating Union Market 21-12 in the quarterfinals and W 21-19 in the semifinals. In the championship game, Adriot topped Let it Fly 21-18 to take the first championship of tournament.

2017 USADB 3X3 Champ
Adroit - USADB 3 on 3 Champions. Anton Jackson (L) and Kazeem Babatunde (R).(Kris Saucedo - not pictured). Photo courtesy of USADB.

Round Robin
Let it Fly 2 Adroit 0
Trio 20 Union Market 12
W 13 Hoops We Did It 10
Trio 2 Snipers 0
W 21 Adroit 13
Union Market 2 Snipers 0
Let It Fly 21 Hoops We Did It 12
Adroit 21 Hoops We Did It 10
Let It Fly 16 W 14

Round Robin Record
Let it Fly 3-0
Trio 2-0
W 2-1
Adroit 1-2
Union Market 1-1
Hoops We Did It 0-3
Snipers 0-2

Trio 21 Hoops We Did It 19
Adroit 21 Union Market 12

Let It Fly 16 Trio 15
Adroit 21 W 19

Adroit 21 Let It Fly 18

Adroit: Kazeem Babatunde, Anton Jackson, Kris Saucedo.
Hoops We Did It: Jamal Garner, Jawaun Jackson, Esteban Kovacs, Trace Martin.
Let It Fly: Andy Cruz, Brandon McMillian, Noah Valencia, Jeremias Valencia.
Snipers: Derek Keels, Jon Mowl, Raymond Nelson, Orion Palmer.
Trio: Elonzo Arellano, Cody Crace, Anthony Finocchio, Devonte Ramsey.
Union Market: Jarvis Beaver, Bryan Lewis, NA (2).
W: Todd Bonheyo, Stephen DaSilva, Daniel Fava, Bren Stern.


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