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SEAAD Tournament Results

The 67th Men's and 23rd Women's Annual Southeast Athletic Association of the Deaf (SEAAD) Basketball Tournament results at South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind Voss Gym and 1st Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina on March 15th and 16th, 2013.

Game 1 GA Bulldogs 71  Dolphins 64
Game 2  Palmetto (PCD) 31  HEAT 22
Game 3  Sunshine State 63  Macon 48
Game 4  Roanoke (RVCD) 89  Greenville (GDC) 71
Game 5  Atlanta 75 Pine Hills 63
Game 6  SFRAD 51  Alabama 41
Game 7  Jacksonville ladies 54  Carolina ladies 51
Game 8  Alabama 28  HEAT 20
Game 9  Dolphins 44  Pine Hills 39
Game 10  FSAD 81  Sunshine State 53
Game 11  CAAD 92 RVCD 25
Game 12  GA Bulldogs 65 Atlanta 49
Game 13  SFRAD 75  PCD 52
Game 14  JAAD ladies 45  CAAD 37
Game 15  Sunshine State 58  GDC 48
Game 16  RVCD 37  Macon 35
Game 17  Alabama 36  Atlanta 30
Game 18  PCD 57  Dolphins 37
Game 19  GA Bulldogs 66  FSAD 64
Game 20  CAAD 64  SFRAD 45
Game 21  Alabama 48  Sunshine State 30
Game 22  RVCD 45  PCD 37
Game 23 5th place Alabama 36  RVCD 26
Game 24  3rd place FSAD 42 SFRAD 40
Game 25  Women's champion JAAD ladies won by forfeit.
Game 26  Men's champion CAAD 92 GA Bulldogs 47

Women's All Tournament Awards
Women's Champion - JAAD Ladies
Runner-up - CAAD Ladies
Most Valuable Player - Shameka Hill-Sloan, JAAD
Coach of the Tourney - Johnson Petides, JAAD
Team Sportsmanship - CAAD
Chris Johnson Award - Amelia England 

First All-Star Team
Shameka Hill-Sloan, JAAD
Amelia England, CAAD
Wanda Mack, JAAD
Shae Scarbrough, CAAD
Nicole Brooks, JAAD

Free Throw Contest Winner - Shamtaye Massey, CAAD
3 Points Contest Winner - Amelia England, CAAD

Men's All Tournament Awards
Men's Champion - CAAD
Runner-up - GA Bulldogs
Most Valuable Player - Henry Dorsey, CAAD
Coach of the Tourney - Phillip Morris, GA Bulldogs
Team Sportsmanship - HEAT (Fla)
Most Points - Brandon Regins, RVCD, 78 points
Most Rebounds - Martise Colston, FSAD, 35 rebounds
Most Assists - Darian Smith, Sunshine State, 22 assists

3 Points Contest Winner - Matthew Wright, GDC
Free Throw Contest Winner- Chris Jones, Pine Hills - won back to back (2012-13) 

First All-Star Team
Josh Sisco, CAAD
Kentavious Boyd II, GA Bulldogs
Stu Jones, CAAD
Hector Cueto, FSAD
Howard Gilbert, SFRAD

Second All-Star Team
Xavier Williams, CAAD
Timothy Simmons, GA Bulldogs
Martise Colston, FSAD
Matthew Alson, GA Bulldogs
Anthony Robinson, Alabama

There were 478 fans and players that attended the SEAAD basketball tournament. Next year SEAAD board will host Men's 68th and Women 24th annual tournament at Jacksonville, Florida from March 6th through March 8th, 2014.

Reprinted with permission from www.usadb.us

SWBAD Tournament Results

Southwest Basketball Association of the Deaf (SWBAD) Regional Basketball Tournament at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma during the weekend of March 14th through 16th drew 510 players, coaches, officers, past officers & fans.

MEN DIVISION
1st Place - ATX Toros
2nd Place - SWCID Rattlers
3rd Place - DFW Infinity
4th Place - Dallas Independence
5th Place - Baton Rouge Cajun
6th Place - Texas Alamo
7th Place - DFW Soul
8th Place - Tulsa Hawks
9th Place - Oklahoma City Chiefs
10th Place - East Memphis Association of the Deaf
11th Place - West Texas Bandits
12th Place - 3rd Coast Pitbulls
 
BOLD - Going to USADB
 
First Team All-Tournament                                            Second Team All-Tournament
Anton Jackson - ATX Toros                                               Jordan Hardy - Dallas Infinity
David Spaulding - ATX Toros                                             Byron Smith - Baton Rouge Cajun
Eugene King - ATX Toros                                                  Neel Smith - Baton Rouge Cajun
Christopher Gaddy - SWCID Rattlers                                  Thurtson Williams - Dallas Independence
Jarron Barker-Tillis - SWCID Rattlers                                  Jerry Smith - Dallas Independence
 
Most Valuable Player - Melvin Chriss - ATX Toros
Coach of Tournament - Kevin Bohlin - SWCID Rattlers
Team Sportsmanship - Oklahoma City Chiefs
Most Points - Jarron Barker-Tillis - SWCID Rattlers - 64 Points @ 4 Games
Most 3-Points - Lawrence Huerta - West Texas Bandits - 24 @ 3 Games
Most Assists - Dustin Tipon - SWCID Rattlers - 6 @ 4 Games
Most Rebounds - Christopher Gaddy - SWCID Rattlers - 30 @ 4 Games
Clyde Nutt Individual Sportsmanship - Adam Smith - Texas Alamo
 
WOMEN DIVISION
1st Place - Houston Lady Texans
2nd Place - SWCID Lady Rattlers
3rd Place - Irving Lady Eagles
4th Place - Tulsa Honey Bees
5th Place - DFW Mavericks
 
BOLD - Going to USADB

First Team All-Tournament                                            Second Team All-Tournament
Isabella Hasty - SWCID Lady Rattlers                                Min Min Woods - Irving Lady Eagles
Courtney McClain - Houston Lady Texans                           Mariah Rogers - SWCID Lady Rattlers
Saranne Fewel - Tulsa Honey Bees                                    La Sheri Henderson - SWCID Lady Rattlers
Tiffyon Evans - Tulsa Honey Bees                                      Torilla Lee - DFW Lady Mavericks
Camelia Thurman - Tulsa Honey Bees                                Secret Lesense - SWCID Lady Rattlers
 
Most Valuable Player - Amanda Ortiz - Houston Lady Texans
Coach of Tournament - Luis Ortiz - Houston Lady Texans
Team Sportsmanship - SWCID Lady Rattlers
Most Points - Min Min Woods - Irving Lady Eagles - 42 Points @ 4 Games
Most 3-Points - Lashai Henderson & Secret Lesense - SWCID Lady Rattlers - 14 @ 4 Games
Most Assists - Amanda Oritz - Houston Lady Texans - 6 @ 4 Games
Most Rebounds - Camelia Thurman - Tulsa Honey Bees - 27 @ 4 Games
Clyde Nutt Individual Sportsmanship - Gloria Gonzalez - DFW Lady Mavericks

Reprinted with permission from www.usadb.us

NWADB basketball tournament results and awards

NWADB Tournament:

Champions: California Team
2nd Place: The City (Fremont)
3rd Place: Rockies (Idaho/Utah)
4th Place: Oregon
5th Place: Utah Yellow Jackets
6th Place: GSCD/VAD (Seattle/Vancouver)
7th Place: Nor Cal (Sacramento)

NWADB Awards:
Most Valuable Player-MVP: Steven Dean - California
Best Defense: AJ O'Donnell - The City
Most Outstanding Player-MOP: Chance Martin - California
Coach of Tournament: Scott O'Donnell - The City
Team Sportsmanship: GSCD/VAD

Most Points: Austin Hills - 75 points
Most Rebounds: Brain Cocanour - 52 rebounds
Most Assists: Chris Parnell - 18 assists
Most Steals: Hristo Momakov - 18 assists
Most Blocks: Bryon Jenson - 15 blocks

All Stars:
2nd Team
Nathan Yerkes - GSCD/VAD
Marcus Winn - The City
Byron Jenson - Rockies
Nimral Singh - California
Tyler Carn - Utah

1st Team
Nemo Szpakowski - California
Matt Boyd - Oregon
Christian Fairbanks - The City
Kevin Kovacs - The City
Brian Concacour - Rockies

Reprinted with permission from www.usadb.us

2013 FAAD Basketball Tourney Results

The 68th Men's & 25th Women's Annual FAAD Regional Basketball Tournament Results at Arizona State Schools for the Deaf and the Blind Frank Sladek Gym on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2, 2013 in Tucson, AZ were as the following:

MEN'S
Game #1 #3 NEW MEXICO ZIA 93 vs. #6 AZ DESERT MONSOON 49
Game #2 #4 TUCSON 68 vs. #5 ARIZONA STAMPEDE 44
Game #3 #2 DSA MODEL 91 vs. #3 NEW MEXICO ZIA 77
Game #4 #1 ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF) 113 vs. #4 TUCSON 35
Game #5 #4 TUCSON 67 vs. #6 ARIZONA DESERT MONSOON 51
Game #6 #3 NEW MEXICO ZIA 85 vs. #5 ARIZONA STAMPEDE 74
Game #7 #5 AZ STAMPEDE 74 vs. #6 AZ DESERT MONSOON 45 (Fifth Place)
Game #8 #3 NEW MEXICO ZIA 79 vs. #4 TUCSON 56 (Third Place)
Game #9 #2 DSA MODEL 77 vs. #1 AZDF 71 (Championship)

FAAD MEN'S PLACEMENT
Champions - DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) Model
Runner-Up - ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF)
Third Place - NEW MEXICO (NM) Zia
Fourth Place - TUCSON
Fifth Place - ARIZONA (AZ) Stampede
Sixth Place - ARIZONA (AZ) Desert Monsoon

FAAD MEN'S ALL-STARS
Will be announced shortly.

WOMEN'S
(Round-Robin)
Game #1 - #1 AZBW 96 vs. #3 AZ STAMPEDE 22
Game #2 - #2 DSA STARS 67 vs. #3 AZ STAMPEDE 19
Game #3 - #1 AZBW 53 vs. #2 DSA STARS 51 (Championship)

FAAD WOMEN'S PLACEMENT
Champions - ARIZONA BLACK WIDOWS (AZBW), 2-0
Runner-Up - DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) Stars, 1-1
Third Place - ARIZONA (AZ) Stampede, 0-2

FAAD WOMEN'S ALL-STARS
Will be announced shortly.

FIVE (5) TEAMS GOING TO USADB are as the following:
FAAD MEN'S TEAMS
Champions - DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) Model
Runner-Up - ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF)
Third Place - NEW MEXICO (NM) Zia
FAAD WOMEN'S TEAMS
Champions - ARIZONA BLACK WIDOWS (AZBW)
Runner-Up - DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) Stars

TOURNAMENT HIGHLIGHTS
• Perhaps, it was most exciting FAAD Championships in FAAD history, both Women's and Men's.
• 2013 FAAD are dedicated to those gentlemen who departed from us as the following: (Can be seen inwww.faad.org)
• John Francis (Jack) "JAX" Levesque
• James "Jimmy" Goodson
• Bennie "Benny" Arthur Maucere
• Seymour Bernstein
•Oldest person in attendance at FAAD was Ed Buell, 88, the founder of New England Athletic Association of the Deaf (NEAAD) back in 1945 when he was a 20 year old president. He threw the basketball ball before FAAD Men's Championship game.
• Our oldest FAAD past player/coach was Edwin Slade, 85 who had been involved with FAAD for over 24 years as a player and later as a coach. He throw the basketball ball before FAAD Women's Championship Game.
• Our FAAD Legends are still playing as the following:
MEN'S
• Steve McLeod, 50 of ARIZONA STAMPEDE
• David Hamilton, 49 of ARIZONA DESERT FIRE (AZDF)
WOMEN'S
• Janel Birrenkott, 49 of ARIZONA BLACK WIDOWS (AZBW)
• Laura Edwards, 47 of ARIZONA BLACK WIDOWS (AZBW)
• Ida Dotson, 33 of DEAF SPORTS ACADEMY (DSA) STARS
• Our FAAD had six (6) Basketball Officials who are deaf and CODA  as the following:
• Rodd Gatewood of Phoenix, AZ
• Oscar Hamilton of Phoenix, AZ
• Roy Lopaty of Simi Valley, CA
• Ronnie Milliorn of Santa Fe, NM
• Tommy Schultz  (CODA) of Tucson, AZ
• Michael "Doc" Torres of Avondale, AZ

FAAD MEETING
We had our FAAD Meeting.  We have some motions to propose to USADB for its By-Laws on AUDIOGRAMS, CODA, FORMS, etc. There were some possible FAAD host sites for 2014 to 2017 in LAS VEGAS, NV; LOS ANGELES, CA; PHOENIX, AZ; and SANTA FE, NM. We had no FAAD Election as FAAD Officers are elected for a two-year term. All FAAD Officers are the same until next election in 2014, possibly in Phoenix, AZ.

FUTURE POSSIBLE FAAD HOST SITES FROM 2014 TO 2017
PHOENIX, AZ - SANTA FE, NM - LAS VEGAS, NV - LOS ANGELES, CA

Complete FAAD Statistics, FAAD Team Photos, etc. can be seen soon in our FAAD Web-site, www.faad.org

Respectfully submitted by,
Mark
Mark Alan Corson
FAAD President/Commissioner

2013 MAAD Basketball Tourney Results

Midwest Athletic Association of the Deaf basketball tournament hosted by Olathe Club of the Deaf.

3 Women teams - Olathe Angry Chicks, Omaha Eagles and Wichita

6 Men teams - CSD Arctic Warriors, CBSC Warriors, Faribault Deaf Club, Midwest Outlaws, MinnePaul A, and MinnePaul B

Team Roster

Men
Friday, March 1
Council Bluffs 86  MinnePaul B 37
MinnePaul A 58  Midwest Outlaws 43
Faribault 66 Council Bluffs 43
MinnePaul A 79 CSD 75 (2 OT)

Saturday, March 2
Midwest Oultaws 99 MinnePaul B 27 (5th Place Game)
CSD 61 Council Bluffs 49 (3rd Place Game)
Faribault 82 MinnePaul A 64 (1st Place Game)

1st - Faribault
2nd - MinnePaul A
3rd - CSD
4th - Council Bluffs
5th - Midwest Outlaws
6th - MinnePaul B

2013 Men's Basketball Awards
MVP - Lance Gonzales, Faribault
Individual Sportsmanship - Jonathan Scherling, Council Bluffs
Team Sportsmanship - MinnePaul A
Top Avg Scorer - 24 avg - Lance Gonzales, Faribault
Top Avg Rebound Champ - 12 avg - Russell Hoover, CSD
Top Avg Assist Champ - 3.5 avg - Lee Jones, Faribault
Lance Gonzales, Faribault
Nick Huntimer, CSD
Coach of Tournament - Davey Olsen, Faribault

All-Stars
Lee Jones, Faribault
Robin Johnson, MinnePaul A
Adam McDermott, MinnePaul A
Curt Anderson, CSD
Shawn Shannon, Council Bluffs
Alfred Wigley, Midwest Outlaws
Zach Phipps, CSD
Russell Hoover, CSD
Matthew Eby, Faribault
Jason Smith, MinnePaul A

Women
Friday, March 1
Olathe 62 Wichita 45

Saturday, March 2
Omaha 52 Wichita 47
Olathe 63 Omaha 45 (1st Place Game)

1st - Olathe
2nd - Omaha
3rd - Wichita

2013 MAAD Women's Basketball Awards
MVP - Kimberly Calaman - Olathe
Individual Sportsmanship - Amanda Smith - Omaha
Team Sportsmanship - Wichita
Top Avg Scorer - 21.5 avg - Stevie Middlebrook - Omaha
Top Avg Rebound Champ - 15.5 avg - Leslie Burd - Wichita
Top Avg Assist Champ - 4.5 avg - Amanda Smith
Coach of Tournament - Lorrie Shank - Olathe

All-Stars
Stevie Middlebrook, Omaha
Leslie Burd, Wichita
Tabitha Dieterich, Olathe
Haley Irvine, Wichita
Rachel Nemmers, Omaha

Source: www.facebook.com/MidwestAthleticAssociationoftheDeaf

NCAA players interview Catchings

With the Women's Basketball Coaches Association announcing their inaugural Allstate Good Works Team yesterday, Swish Appeal had the opportunity to conduct another interview with Indiana Fever star Tamika Catchings. However, rather than ask the questions ourselves, we had a group of NCAA players - including 2013 Good Works Team honoree Drey Mingo - ask the questions in order to gather some wisdom from one of women's basketball's greatest stars. Read full story.

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