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americanSummary of day two at the New England Schools for the Deaf Tip-Off Tournament (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

Horace Mann 21 Rhode Island 15 - 3rd Place

In the first match up between Rhode Island School for the Deaf and Horace Mann School for the Deaf girls, Horace Mann used steady and strong play from the point guard position to control the tempo throughout the game. Horace Mann was able to secure a 21-15 victory.

Rhode Island 31 Horace Mann 13 - 3rd Place

In the second game of the day, Horace Man School for the Deaf boys took on Rhode Island School for the Deaf. RISD dominated from the opening tip off, leading by as much as 15 points early in the game. RISD was able to avoid any critical mistakes down the stretch to secure a 31-13 victory.

Marie Philip 22 American 16 - Championship

In the girls championship game between American School for the Deaf and Marie Philip School for the Deaf, both teams fought through early scoring trouble. After Marie Philip took a 7-2 lead, American dominated the final three minutes of the first half to take 8-7 lead at halftime. Marie Philip was able to hit three three-pointers in the second half to retake the lead for good at 16-7 and MPS would never relinquish the lead, winning by a final score of 22-16.

American 44 Marie Philip 38 - Championship

In the boys championship game between American School for the Deaf and Marie Philip School for the Deaf, was the game of the tournament. MPS raced out to a dominating 12-3 first quarter lead and 26-9 halftime lead playing with far more energy than ASD and taking full advantage of early foul trouble and missed shots. It was a very physical game on both ends of the court. ASD closed the gap to 10 points making the score 37-27 at the end of the third period. ASD continued their torrid shooting and defense to take the lead for good with 4 minutes remaining the game, sealing the 44-38 victory with late free throws.

Girls final results
1st - Marie Philip
2nd - American
3rd - Horace Mann
4th - Rhode Island

Boys final results
1st - American
2nd - Marie Philip
3rd - Rhode Island
4th - Horace Mann

Girls: Horace Mann School for the Deaf
Boys: Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Girls All-Stars
Jenasia Butler, Horace Mann
Olivia Collins, Rhode Island
Craichelle Morrison, American
Emily Pagan, American
Emily Dy, Marie Philip
Shayla Rochette, Marie Philip

Boys All-Stars
Mohammed Abanoor, Horace Mann
Timothy Jallah, Rhode Island
Dylan Christoffels, Marie Philip
Kacey Monahan, Marie Philip
Omar Shariff, American
Andrew Ray Taylor, American

rhode-islandSummaries from Rhode Island School for the Deaf (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

Boys Basketball

On Friday night we opened our 2017-18 season at the New England Tip-Off Tourney hosted by the American School for the Deaf. We played Marie Philip School who is expected to be in top two teams in the Division 1 ESDAA Boys tourney this year. They started out very strong and we had a hard time against their talented players but we did not stop playing from start to the end. Timothy Jallah scored seven points for the Roosters while playing the point guard position and Juan Fernandez-Espinal scored six points. MPS won the game by the final score of 46 to 13.

On Saturday in the 3rd place game, we played Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We started off strong leading 12 to 0 in the first quarter and never looked back. We showed great team work and played hard on defense. Timothy Jallah, for the second straight game, handed the ball as our point guard and kept the offense in control. Jallah scored 10 points and Juan Fernandez-Espinal added a season-high 14 points with our forward Mario Pacheco chipping in seven points.

RISD boys finished in 3rd place for the tournament and was awarded the Sportsmanship award which we are proud of. Timothy Jallah was selected to the tournament All-Star team.

Girls Basketball

RISD Lady Roosters started this season with the New England Schools for the Deaf Basketball Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by American School for the Deaf. Our first game was against the host school ASD girls' team.

Both teams started out the game a little sloppy as only two points was scored in the first quarter. ASD Girls started to pick things up with a strong 2nd quarter and had a 17-2 halftime lead.

Our young team tried their best to improve in the second half by focusing on improving ourselves and showed great effort the whole game. We lost the game 33-6.

RISD 0--2--0-4 = 6
ASD 2-15-12-4 = 33

Halftime - American led 17-2.

Melissa E.: 4 points
Ellie L.: 2 points

On Saturday in the 3rd place game, we played Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This was a lot more competitive and a fun game for both teams involved. The game was tense all the way from the beginning to the end and the lead was never too big.

We got great contributions from unexpected players on both ends of the court and actually held the lead through the first half before letting HMS go on a run and take the lead, which they never surrendered. HMS would win the game by the final score of 21-15.

HMS  4-2-9-6 = 21
RISD 6-2-4-3 = 15

Halftime - Rhode Island led 8-6.

Melissa E.: 7 points
Ellie L.: 6 points
Lillian K.: 2 points