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Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 25

Saturday, February 24, 2018

texasTexas 36 Faith Academy 30 - TAPPS 4A Quarterfinals

TAPPS 4A Final Four-bound!

We defeated #3 state ranked and our own district champion, Faith Academy Marble Falls 36-30 to advance to the Final Four. Our girls played very composed as we led from the very beginning all the way to the end. This is the first time ever beating Faith Academy out of 12 attempts.

It got close in the 4th quarter when we were up only two but then sophomore Kaci Ketchum (5 points) knocked down a big time 3-pointer to put us up five and back in control. Sunita Schmidjorg and Janelle Coons had eight points each. Jaelene Etkie contributed another seven.

We will play the winner of Brentwood (our district, 2nd place finisher) vs. Lutheran North (Houston) in Waco at University High School this Friday, March 2nd at 11:00 a.m.

Let the magical season roll on another week! (Contributed by Head Coach Brian Sipek)

Maryland 49 Greater Grace Christian 48 - OT - MIAC Championship

2018 Maryland GBB MIAC Champs
2018 MIAC Champions - Maryland School for the Deaf (PC MSD Athletics)

Maryland prevailed in a nail-biting Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC) championship battle that was decided in overtime against Greater Grace Christian.

Championship game MVP Cassidy Perry led Maryland with 19 points and 14 rebounds. Tournament All-Star Rajena Guettler contributed 18 points and 13 rebounds. Ernelina Beldon dished out 12 assists along with three steals to earn All-Star honors as well.

Maryland extends its streak of MIAC league championships to four and remains the only school to win the girls championship.

MSD 13-10-14-4-8 = 49
GGC 12-13--9-7-7 = 48

Halftime - Grater Grace Christian led 25-23.

MSD (21-5):
A. Glennon: 1 steal
S. Herzig Wilcox: 6 points, 1 rebound, 3 steals, 1 assist
C. Perry: 19 points, 14 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block
R. Guettler: 18 points, 13 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 assists
E. Beldon: 2 points, 3 steals, 12 assists
H. Johnston-Shaw: 2 rebounds
M. Luebehusen: 2 points, 6 rebounds,
E. Kovacs: 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals

Team Total FG: 21
Team Total 3FG: 0
Team Total FT: 7-11

GGC (24-4): H. Lynch 8, Ju. Chandler 33, Jo. Chandler 2, M. Weyer 5.

Team Total FG: 21
Team Total 3FG: 1 (Weyer)
Team Total FT: 3-9

Thursday, February 22, 2018

michiganBentley 61 Michigan 17

We played against Class “C” Bentley which was a very good team with good 3-point shooting. We couldn’t match up with them but we could score against them. Great experience for our team to play against bigger school. This was our last regular season game and we are now preparing for our district tournament which will be on Wednesday, February 28th against Genesee High School. (Contributed by Head Coach Lucas VanDalen)

BHS 17-15-22-7 = 61
MSD 3--4--4-6 = 17

Halftime - Bentley led 35-7.

MSD (0-11/0-8):
Wendy Chicky: 6 points, 1 block, 2 steals, 9 rebounds
Candace Fleming: 6 points, 5 steals, 5 rebounds
Crystal Katcher: 2 points, 1 rebound
Haley Cooper: 3 points, 6 rebounds

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 25

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Maryland 64 Mount Airy Christian 53 - MIAC Championship

2018 Maryland BBB MIAC Champs
2018 MIAC Champions - Maryland School for the Deaf (PC MSD Athletics)

The third time is a charm for the Maryland boys as they claimed their first-ever Maryland Independent Athletic Conference (MIAC) championship with a 64-53 victory over #1 seed Mount Airy Christian. Maryland had made their third straight appearance in the league championship game and came up short in the first two.

Championship game MVP John Werner, Jr. led Maryland with 30 points and six rebounds. Tournament All-Stars Stefan Anderson had five points with 12 rebounds and Esteban Kovacs put in 12 points, three rebounds, and three assists.

MSD 15-12-17-20 = 64
MAC   8-16-13-16 = 53

Halftime - MSD led 27-24

MSD (24-5):
Jaden Joseph: 3 rebounds
John Werner, Jr.: 30 points, 6 rebounds
Rory Lewis: 12 points, 6 assists
Esteban Kovacs: 12 points, 3 assists, 3 rebounds
Stefan Anderson: 5 points,12 rebounds
Jason Werner: 5 points, 5 rebounds

Team Total FG: 20
Team Total 3FG: 13 (Werner Jr. 7, Lewis 4, Kovacs 2)
Team Total FT: 11-20

MAC (21-8): Michael Faragalla 7, Xavier Marmol 3, Mark Webster 6, Will Brethauer 14, Austin Finch 23

Team Total FG: 21
Team Total 3FG: 4 (Brethauer 2, Faragalla, Marmol)
Team Total FT: 7-16

Athletics provide a sense of community at Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind

By Victor Flores

idahoGOODING — Maizy Wilcox is usually too focused on the game to acknowledge the scoreboard. So was the case on Dec. 11, when the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind girls basketball team played at Carey.

Wilcox, a freshman point guard, knew the game was close, but she didn’t realize where her team stood until after the final buzzer. She looked at the scoreboard and saw a one-point win in favor of the Raptors.

Read more:

Source: Times-News

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

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