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4 questions with Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind coach Ken Anderson

By Victor Flores

idahoGOODING — Ken Anderson has been a part of Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind athletics for 26 years.

He was a star basketball player and track athlete when he attended ISDB in the 1970s and 1980s, and he played basketball and competed in the high jump at Ricks College (now BYU-Idaho). The 6-foot-9 coach has been deaf his entire life. Now, as a basketball coach at ISDB, he is passing along his experience to the next generation of athletes.

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Source: Times-News

Prep Basketball Roundup - February 23

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Boys Basketball

marylandMaryland 78 Greater Grace Christian 77 - OT - MIAC Semifinals

After falling behind 25-8 with three minutes left to halftime in the semifinals of the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC) playoffs, Maryland put in a 18-0 run to overtake Greater Grace Christian, 26-25 at the half. Maryland extended its lead to 53-39 going into the fourth quarter before Greater Grace Christian roared back with a 22-14 advantage to force the game into overtime. Maryland was able to overcome Greater Grace Christian to make their third straight trip to the league championship game.

Rory Lewis and Stefan Anderson both recorded double-doubles for Maryland. Rory Lewis had 20 points, 10 rebounds, and three assists. Anderson put in 17 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists.

Maryland hopes to avenge their loss to #1 seed Mount Airy Christian in last year’s championship game this Saturday, February 24th.. This year, Maryland is 0-2 against Mount Airy Christian during the regular season and is aiming to win their first-ever MIAC championship.

MSD   5-21-27-14-11 = 78
GGC 15-10-20-22-10 = 77

Halftime - Maryland led 26-25.

MSD (23-5/9-2):
Jaden Joseph: 2 points, 6 rebounds
John Werner, Jr.: 25 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists
Rory Lewis: 20 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists
Esteban Kovacs: 6 points, 10 assists, 5 rebounds
Stefan Anderson: 17 points, 11 rebounds, 4 assists
Jason Werner: 8 points, 3 assists

Team Total FG: 27
Team Total 3FG: 15 (Werner Jr. 7, Lewis 6, Kovacs 2)
Team Total FT: 9-13

GGC (19-7/8-3): Austin Pellegrino 28, Sam Phillips 13, Colby Dunbar 15, Justin Lynch 14, Josiah Gaddis 7.

Team Total FG: 28
Team Total 3FG: 9 (Dunbar 5, Lynch 2, Pellegrino 2)
Team Total FT: 12-18

Girls Basketball

marylandMaryland 42 Perry Hall Christian 33 - MIAC Semifinals

Cassidy Perry led Maryland past Perry Hall Christian in the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC) semifinals at home. Perry put in 12 points, five rebounds, and six steals. Ernelina Beldon added 10 points along with six assists and five steals. Rajena Guettler chipped in with 10 points, six assists, and four steals.

Maryland looks to defend their three-straight MIAC league championships this Saturday, February 24th against Greater Grace Christian.

PHC    5--9--9-10 = 33
MSD 10-10-10-12 = 42

Halftime - Maryland led 20-14.

MSD (20-5/8-1):
A. Glennon: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steal
S. Herzig Wilcox: 3 rebounds, 3 assists
C. Perry: 12 points, 5 rebounds, 6 steals, 2 assists
R. Guettler: 10 points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, 6 assists
H. Johnston-Shaw: 2 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist
E. Beldon: 10 points, 3 rebounds, 5 steals, 6 assists
M. Luebehusen: 4 points, 5 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 assist, 1 block
E. Kovacs: 2 points, 1 rebound

Team Total FG: 21
Team Total 3FG: 0
Team Total FT: 0-2

PHC (19-7/5-5): S. Yost 2, J. Holland 8, S. DeTaco 8, O. Manager 9, T. Santoro 6.

Team Total FG: 10
Team Total 3FG: 2 (Holland 2)
Team Total FT: 7-8

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 22

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

fremontFremont 40 Jewish Community 24 - NCS Division 6 1st Round

The first round playoff match-up against Jewish Community was a classic ugly, grind-it-out playoff game. Jewish Community brought their intensity with a nothing to lose attitude which kept the game close for them by forcing turnovers and grabbing loose 50/50 balls.

They improved greatly since we last played them on December 5th when we defeated them 53-17. I must compliment their team as they did a great job rebounding and boxing out because we somehow won with ZERO offensive rebounds in the game, denying us second chance points.

We relied heavily on our defense to deny Jewish Community any big runs to take the lead as we did not trail them the entire game. The game was close all the way until the fourth quarter where we finally woke up and played our style of basketball, starting with a 7-0 run that gave us a 32-17 lead and some breathing room.

Overall, CSD had 40 points on 52% shooting, 16 rebounds, 12 assists, 18 steals, and seven blocks.

CSD is now 23-6 on a 13-game winning streak. We advanced to the Second Round and will play #11 Ferndale at our gym on Saturday, February 24. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)


#3 CSD 10-6-9-15 = 40
#14  JC 8-4-5–-7 = 24

Halftime - Fremont led 16-12.

Top Players
Malia Zornoza: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 8 steals, 1 block
Jada Dawson: 12 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks
Hannah Wetzel: 4 points, 4 assists, 1 steal, 3 blocks

michiganMerritt 42 Michigan 27

We played much better offensively against Merritt but our defense still needs work as we gave up too many easy lay-ups and shots. We lost our first game against Merritt,65-6. Wendy Chicky had team high 13 points and Candace Fleming had eight rebounds.

We have our final regular season game tonight against Bentley on our home court tomorrow night and we will head to District tournament next week. (Contributed by Head Coach Lucas VanDalen)

MA   9-14-11--8 = 42
MSD 3--8--5-11 = 27

Halftime - Merritt led 23-11.

MSD (0-10/0-8):
Wendy Chicky: 13 points, 1 steal, 2 rebounds
Candace Fleming: 2 points, 1 steal, 4 assists, 8 rebounds
Rina Manssora: 4 points, 1 block, 1 assist
Haley Cooper: 8 points, 2 assists, 2 rebounds

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 22

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

missouriWellsville 57 Missouri 13 - 1A District 10 Quarterfinals

Missouri was a #7 seed facing #2 seed Wellsville in the 1A District 10 Quarterfinals. Dacota Pierson had five points, two rebounds, and an assist for Missouri. Conner Luper added four points and three rebounds. Missouri wraps up the 2017-2018 campaign with a 3-17 record.

WHS 17-20-16-6 = 57
MSD    2--0--7-4 = 13

Halftime - Wellsville led 37-2.

MSD (3-17): Dacota Pieson 5, Conner Luper 4.

WHS: C. Ebers 15.

indianaTindley 105 Indiana 42

Indiana was overpowered by the 2017 Indiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A State Champions Tindley as the Orioles lost in a lopsided match. Jared Beckler led Indiana with team highs in points (15) and rebounds (7).

ISD    4-16-11-11 = 42
THS 25-19-28-33 = 105

Halftime - Tindley led 44-20.

ISD (8-15/1-3): Joel Dramin 5, Jared Beckler 15, Kyle Jenkins 2, Chase Kanable 5, Franco Bippus 8, Kolton Dickerson 3, Jerrick Pothorski 4.

Team Total FG: 9-40
Team Total 3FG: 6-22 (Dramin, Beckler 3, Kanable, Dickerson)
Team Total FT: 6-6

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 21

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

texasTexas - We beat #7 ranked Woodlands Christian (Houston) 35-20 to advance to the Area (Elite 8) round of the TAPPS 4A State Playoffs. Our next opponent will be #3 ranked Faith Academy who is also in our district on Saturday, February 23rd.

The winner will advance to the State Championship rounds played in Waco, Texas next weekend. (Contributed by Head Coach Brian Sipek)

Friday, February 16, 2017

new-mexicoWalatowa Charter 50 New Mexico 18

Our final regular season game ended in a disappointing loss with Walatowa cruising to a win. Walatowa led at the half 30–9. We played with much better defense in the second half limiting them to 20 points.

WC    15-15-11-9 = 50
NMSD 4—-5--5-4 = 18

Halftime - Walatowa Charter led 30-9.

NMSD (5-15):
Mya Malone: 7 points, 5 rebounds, 1 assist
Lindsay Hand: 6 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Victoria Baca: 6 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 points, 1 block
Andrea Leyba: 1 point, 3 steals, 1 rebound
Antonia Martinez: 2 points, 5 steals, 2 points, 1 rebound
Sherrena Bob: 9 rebounds
Olivia Haley: 1 rebound

new-jerseyNew Jersey @ ESDAA Division 2 Tournament (February 9-11) -  Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler

New Jersey 52 New York State 12 - Quarterfinals

The Lady Colts had a very strong game as all players scored. We only had five players but they played through their fatigue. De’Avian Watson led the team with a double-double, 17 points, 10 rebounds, eight blocks, and three steals. Alexis Holland contributed with 14 points, six rebounds, two assists, two blocks, and four steals. Naiajah Wilson added 12 points, five rebounds, three assists, one block, and one steal. Sinmiloluwa Folaranmi had her best game of her career putting in seven points, two rebounds, and three steals.

Delaware 37 New Jersey 18 - Semifinals

De’Avian Watson led the team with 14 blocks, eight points, seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal.

New Jersey 29 Rhode Island 10 - 3rd Place

The Lady Colts captured the third-place trophy with a strong performance by De’Avian Watson with another double-double, putting in 16 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, four blocks, and four steals. Alexis Holland added eight points, pulled down 15 rebounds, had two assists and four steals.

Congratulations to the Lady Colts and their coaches. They played all season with minimal players. They went into most games with only six girls. Congrats to the players for sticking out the season, even though they were exhausted. Coaches GREAT job! Final record is 4-10.

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 21

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

marylandMaryland 90 Perry Hall Christian 21 - MIAC Quarterfinals

Perry Hall Christian did not put much of a challenge as Maryland cruised to a 90-21 win in the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference quarterfinals. Stefan Anderson had 19 points and 17 rebounds for Maryland.

PHC    5--5--9--2 = 21
MSD 13-21-24-32 = 90

Halftime - Maryland led 34-10.

MSD (22-5/9-2):
Jaden Joseph: 16 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals
John Werner, Jr.: 6 points, 5 assists, 5 steals
Rory Lewis: 13 points, 7 rebounds, 5 steals, 3 assists
Esteban Kovacs: 9 points, 4 assists, 4 steals
Ethan Sheppeck: 7 points, 3 steals
Miguel Pavao: 11 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Stefan Anderson: 19 points, 16 rebounds
Janos Giuranna: 9 points

Team Total FG: 36
Team Total 3FG: 3 (Kovacs, Lewis, Werner Jr.)
Team Total FT: 15-25

PHC (3-21/3-8): Adonis Stokes 4, Nick Bruno 6, Silvio Morisi 4, Griffin Rodgers 3, Nicholas Bailey 2, Stephen Peterson 2.

Team Total FG: 7
Team Total 3FG: 1 (Bruno)
Team Total FT: 6-10

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