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Basketball club team headed for world stage

By Glen Rosales

new-mexicoBaseball has the Little League World Series and soccer has its plethora of international youth tournaments.

Now count basketball as among the sports determining worldwide youth champions through its Jr. NBA World Championship tournament this summer.

And the local Santa Fe Thunder program has landed a coveted slot in the 14-under boys south regional that will be played June 15-17 in Frisco, Texas.

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Source: Albuquerque Journal

St. Mary's School for the Deaf wins first ESDAA boys hoops title since 2010

By Corey Desiderio

2018 St Marys BBB ESDAA
The St. Mary’s School for the Deaf boys basketball team won the 2018 ESDAA title. Front row (from left): Kassim Kassim, assistant coach Jim Carmody, manager Jack Kawalec, head coach Kevin LeRoy, Nick Barrus. Standing: Dalton Planty, Ethan Antone, Adnan Abdi, Christian Lawrence, Michael Norris, Ryan Brzezinski, Isa Habeeb, Francis Nguyen, Givon Blackwell. Not pictured: Jonathan Allen, Tyler Burgard. (Courtesy of Jim Carmody)

The St. Mary’s School for the Deaf boys basketball team was on a mission.

After losing in the second round to Pennsylvania School for the Deaf by three points in last year’s Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Division II tournament, a game athletics director Jim Carmody called the “de facto championship,” the Bisons were determined to bring back their first ESDAA boys hoops title since 2010.

“We hosted it last year, and we really thought we were going to win it,” said Carmody, who has been an assistant coach for 22 years and the AD the last seven. “If there had been another two minutes left, we feel like we would’ve won the game.”

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Source: The Buffalo News

Photo credit - The Buffalo News

First annual charity basketball game (MPD VS MSSD) to be held April 15, 2018

2018 MPD vs MSSD Charity BasketballWatch the Metropolitan Police Department vs. the Model Secondary School for the Deaf Eagles in a basketball game for charity.

Date and time: April 15, 2018, 1-4 p.m.
Location: MSSD Gym

The proceeds will go to Deaf Reach, Inc.

A D.C. based Non-profit organization that offers mental health services, day-habilitation, counseling, group homes, community support, supported employment, interpreting services, and independent living skills for our members and community members that are deaf, deafblind, hard of hearing and deaf with additional diagnoses. Deaf Reach was established to offer a place to go for many deaf people whom were institutionalized at Saint Elizabeth's. Our aim, since 1972, has been to ensure all of the people we serve, have meaningful lives, empowering them to define what meaningful means to them.

Mental health awareness is very important especially to our linguistic minority community that often has limited access to these services.

Adults $15

Students $10 at the door with valid ID

Children under 10 years of age get in free.


*Reprinted from Gallaudet University -

GSD's Chynah Johnson named MVP of all-star game

georgiaGeorgia School for the Deaf’s Chynah Johnson took part in Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club’s annual all-star game. Johnson scored nine points and was named the Most Valuable Player.

Full Story - Area seniors play in Northwest Georgia Tip-Off Club’s annual all-star games

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - March 14

Monday, March 12, 2018

lexingtonWinston Prep 40 Lexington 31 - Metro League Championship

Lexington’s quest for the Metro League Championship fell apart with a fourth quarter collapse. Both teams went into the fourth quarter tied at 19-all and Winston Prep took over the game and the championship outscoring Lexington 21-10 in the final stanza.

Jordan Laikram had team highs in points with 10 and rebounds with seven. Lexington ends the season with a 14-11 record.

WP    9-4-6-21 = 40
LSD 12-2-7-10 = 31

Halftime - Lexington led 14-13.

LSD (14-11): David Perez 3, TayQwan Richardson 3, Timar Harris 6, Jordan Laikram 10,
Aaron Laikram 2, Jayden Orlang 7.

Team Total FG: 9-20
Team Total 3FG: 3-9 (Perez, Richardson, Orlang)
Team Total FT: 4-7

Lexington girls win second straight Metro League basketball championship

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lexington 34 Winston Prep 8 - Metro League Championship

2018 Lexington GBB Metro League Champs
2018 Metro League Champions - Lexington School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of LSD)

Lexington closed out their wildly successful 2017-18 campaign with a second straight Metro League championship title. May Tun scored team best 10 points along with four rebounds and an assist to lead Lexington. Dorgianny Flores contributed eight points and snagged five steals.

Lexington ends the season with a 17-2 record highlighted with their Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Division 1 championship.

WP   0--2-2--4 = 8
LSD 4-10-8-12 = 34

Halftime: Lexington led 16-2.

LSD (17-2):
May Tun: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist
Gigi Zheng: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals
Dorgianny Flores: 8 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 block, 5 steals
Heidy De La Rosa: 4 points, 1 rebound, 4 assists, 2 blocks, 6 steals
Yenifer Garcia: 4 points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals

Team Total FG: 15-58
Team Total 3FG: 0-4
Team Total FT: 4-10

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