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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

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 20

Monday, February 19, 2018

kentuckyGerrard County 75 Kentucky 21

Gerrard County defeated Kentucky 75-21 in the quarterfinals of the 45th District playoffs. John Collins led Kentucky with eight points as the team ended the season with a 1-19 record.

KHSAA 45th District Playoffs

KSD 0–-4-10--7 = 21
GC 31-18-14-12 = 75

Halftime - Gerrard County led 49-4.

KSD (1-19) Ward 5, Collins 8, Yance 5, Haynes 3.

Team Total FG: 9-31
Team Total 3FG: 2-14 (Haynes, Yance)
Team Total FT: 1-2

Friday, February 16, 2018

new-mexicoNew Mexico 59 Walatowa Charter 58

What an incredible game! In the 4th quarter, with 5 seconds left, Walatowa made a free throw which took them up by one point. Without any time outs left, Bruce Brewer, Jr. dribbled down the court and passed the ball to Jonathan Garcia who then decided to drive to the basket. Sure enough, Walatowa fouled on Garcia right before the buzzer to end the game went off. Garcia went to the free throw line and he looked so confident making both free throws with both hitting nothing but net. Our boys ran to Jonathan and celebrated the fact that we broke the school record for most wins with 19! We want to say hats off to our boys for believing that the game is not over until the clock runs out. Garcia had 23 points and Deven Thompson added 17 points.

Clarification regarding district title and district championship. We have the district title which means we have an automatic bid in the state tournament because of our first place finish in District 1A standings. We do not have the District championship yet but we are the number 1 seed for the district basketball playoffs. We will need to win the district championship game to be considered district champions and bring the DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY home. The District championship game will be on Saturday, February 24th, 5:00 p.m. at home @ 5:00 p.m. (Contributed by Head Coach Letty Perez)

NMSD (19-4/7-1): Bruce Brewer, Jr. 11, Deven Thompson 16, Jacob Lopez 2, Jonathan Garcia 27, Jacob Stevens 3.

Team Total FG: 13-43
Team Total 3FG: 6-23 (Brewer, Garcia 5)
Team Total FT: 15-23

Fremont girls win Bay Counties League basketball championship

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Fremont 60 Holy Names 43

2018 Fremont GBB BCL Champs
2018 Bay Counties League Girls Basketball Champions
California School for the Deaf, Fremont

(Photo courtesy of CSD Eagles)

Holy Names was a fitting opponent for our Bay Counties League Championship matchup. Last season, Holy Names eliminated us in the semi-finals, so payback was sweet for our team. They did not have their starting Point Guard due to an ankle injury in the season finale, but the rest of their team picked up the slack as they played aggressive full-court pressure throughout the game.

We had a small run in each quarter that helped increase our lead against Holy Names as we picked apart their press. In the first half, we started 7-0 in the first, 6-0 in the second quarter. Our defense was excellent for the most part of the quarters except when Holy Names made small 5-0 runs to make it close.

In the third quarter, an Esther Biser basket helped start a 8-2 run. In the fourth quarter we started 6-0 to make it 46-26 for a comfortable 20-point lead.

Holy Names tried their best to come back but the lead never went under 16 largely in thanks to Jade Dawson being on NBA Jam Fire as she scored 13 of her 22 points in the fourth quarter alone including nine consecutive points for the Eagles.

In the end, we made enough plays to clinch the school's second-ever Bay Counties League Championship, the last one was in 2014. Malia Zornoza was named All-Tournament for her consistent all-around play on both sides of the court and Hannah Wetzel, the Tournament MVP for her excellent lock-down defense and running the offense.

In addition to the championship victory, the team has broke the school record for most wins in a season held by the 2014 and 2016 basketball teams.

CSD is now 22-6 on a 12-game winning streak.

With the BCL Championship, we have earned an Automatic Qualifier for the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) North Coast Section (NCS) Division VI Playoffs as known as the CIF NCS Div. 6 Playoffs.

We found out that we are the #3 seed and will play Jewish Community, who we defeated 53-17 on December 5th for our sixth game of the season.

Here is the link to the bracket on MaxPreps:

Overall, CSD had 60 points on 36% shooting, 43 rebounds, 18 assists, 16 steals, and five blocks. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CSD 11-14-14-21 = 60
HN    7–-7-12-17 = 43

Halftime - Fremont led 25-14.

Top Players
Jade Dawson: 22 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 block
Malia Zornoza: 20 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals, 1 block
Hannah Wetzel: 3 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals, 2 blocks
Mahlia Thornton: 8 points, 13 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Fremont 63 Oakland Military Institute 18

Bay Counties League Semifinals, #1 CSD against #4 OMI. We played Oakland Military Institute for the third time this season. We defeated OMI on their home court January 31st, 55-23, then won again 62-25 for our Senior Night. We were prepared to take care of business and elevate our game for the playoffs.

After starting the game 4-2, we went on a 16-0 run before an OMI free throw made it 20-3, then we went on another 10-0 run before a free throw ended the run to make it 30-4. It was an excellent start, and we took their spirit out of the game with our passing. Six players had seven points or more which helped our balanced attack

Our defense were playing hard with a purpose to stop Brooklyn North, the league MVP. She was frustrated throughout the game and eventually fouled out with three minutes remaining in the third quarter with only 14 points.

With the win, CSD has entered the BCL championship game against Holy Names. Last year, Holy Names defeated us in the BCL semifinals, so we definitely have payback on our sights. In two games this season against Holy Names, we defeated them at their house 66-64 in the infamous 22-point comeback and our home 68-39.

Overall, CSD had 63 points on 45% shooting, 43 rebounds, 22 assists, seven steals, and four blocks.

CSD is now 21-6 on a 11-game winning streak. We have tied the school record of 21 wins held by Oskar Schugg’s 2014 (21-9) and Deb Ayres’ 2016 (21-7) squads. Senior Guard Hannah Wetzel has made 100 assists in this season as she broke the old record of 77 from 2001. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

Top Players
Esther Biser: 14 points, 2 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal, 8 for 9 free throws
Mahlia Thornton: 14 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Hannah Wetzel: 9 points, 3 rebounds, 6 assists, 1 steal, 2 blocks
Malia Zornoza: 7 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals

CSD 20-16-14-13 = 63
OMI   2--9-13--4 = 28

Halftime - Fremont led 36-11.

St. Mary's boys wins ESDAA championship in a dominating performance

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Rhode Island School for the Deaf hosted the annual Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Division 2 tournament last week with eight teams. Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing took part in the tournament as an exhibition team and took the spots of bye games.

St. Mary’s came in the tournament as the #1 seed and dominated the competition to claim their first championship in more than 10 years. St. Mary’s routed Horace Mann in the quarterfinals and Rochester in the semifinals to meet New Jersey in the championship game. New Jersey also won by lopsided scores against Delaware in the quarterfinals and West Virginia in the semifinals. After a close battle to start the game, St. Mary’s pulled away in the second part of the first half outscoring New Jersey 17-8 and 17-5 in the first part of the second half before they let up the gas in the final minutes of the game. St. Mary’s Nick Barrus scored team high 15 points for St. Mary’s with five rebounds, five steals, and four assists to earn the championship game MVP award.

For the third place game, West Virginia defeated Rochester 34-29. The fifth place game was a close and competitive game with the hosts, Rhode Island topping New York State, 59-52. Delaware finished the tournament in 7th place.

2018 St Marys BBB ESDAA D2 Champs
2018 ESDAA Boys Division 2 Champions - St. Mary’s School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of SMSD)

Final Results

Friday, February 16 (Quarterfinals)
New Jersey 52 Delaware 21
Rochester 46 New York State 16
St Mary's 51 Horace Mann 17 - Bye game
West Virginia 50 Rhode Island 33

Saturday, February 17
New Jersey 52 West Virginia 31
St Mary's 55 Rochester 21

Consolation Semifinals
Horace Mann 48 New York State 15 - Bye game
Rhode Island 31 Delaware 30

Sunday, February 18 (Finals)
St Mary's 43 New Jersey 27 - Championship
West Virginia 34 Rochester 23 - 3rd Place
Rhode Island 59 New York State 52 - 5th Place
Delaware 54 Horace Mann 39 - 7th Place (Bye game)

Places - 1st) St. Mary's 2nd) Marie Katzenbach 3rd) West Virginia 4th) Rochester 5th) Rhode Island 6th) New York State 7th) Delaware

Championship Game MVP - Nick Barrus, St. Mary's

All-Tournament Team
Devonte Baptista, Horace Mann
Dominic Hecker, Delaware
Hunter Ocmand, New York State
Jayden Elias, Rhode Island
Clarence Market, Rochester
Jeffrey Simpson, West Virginia
Zach Stump, West Virginia
Naim Webb, Marie Katzenbach
Nasir Gurganus, Marie Katzenbach
Chris Brown, Marie Katzenbach
Nick Barrus, St. Mary's
Isa Habeeb, St. Mary's
Dalton Planty, St. Mary's

Team Awards
Harry Woodcock Team Sportsmanship Award - Rochester
Team 21 Champions - St. Mary's
Brian Sosnowski Team Foul Shooting Champions - St. Mary's
Team Lay Up Champions - St. Mary's
Manager's Competition - Christian Stump, West Virginia

stmarysSt. Mary’s - Contributed by Athletic Director Jim Carmody

St. Mary’s 51 Horace Mann 17 - Quarterfinals (Bye game)

The Herd came out fast from the start of the game and controlled the tempo. Horace Mann was out-matched but never gave up. After the first 10 minutes, the Bison used the bench and played a well balanced "team first" game. Every Bison saw significant playing time and had opportunities to score.

SMSD 22-14-6-9 = 51
HMSD  4--2-8-3 = 17

Halftime - St. Mary’s led 36-6.

SMSD (9-3): Nick Barrus 8, Ethan Antone 2, Kassim Kassim 11, Christian Lawrence 10, Isa Habeeb 6, Michael Norris 4, Adnan Abdi 4, Dalton Planty 2, Ryan Brzezinski 4.

Team Total FG: 23-47
Team Total 3FG: 1-4 (Kassim)
Team Total FT: 2-5

St. Mary’s 55 Rochester 21 - Semifinals

The Bison faced I-90 rivals, the Rochester Wildcats and were ready for the challenge. It was another well balanced performance by The Bison. The Bison took the tip from the start of the game and never trailed. The Bison controlled the boards and tempo. Nick Barrus led all scorers wth 16 points and seven steals. The Bison had eight out of 10 players score.

SMSD 18-15-13-9 = 55
RSD     2--4--8-7 = 21

Halftime - St. Mary’s led 33-6.

SMSD (10-3): Nick Barrus 16, Kassim Kassim 6, Christian Lawrence 5, Isa Habeeb 9, Michael Norris 2, Adnan Abdi 6, Dalton Planty, Ryan Brzezinski 4.

Team Total FG: 23-37
Team Total 3FG: 1-6 (Barrus)
Team Total FT: 6-15

St. Mary’s 43 New Jersey 27 - Championship

It has been over 10 years since The Herd was in the championship game so the Bison were anxious and jittery to start. The first eight minutes were close and low scoring for both teams. The Bison then took off on a run and outscored New Jersey 17-8 in the final eight minutes of the first half (Rhode Island state rules play halves and not quarters). Nick Barrus and Kassim Kassim created some key turnovers that led to points. Isa Habeeb (10) and Dalton Planty (11) combined for 21 rebounds and helped control the boards. Ryan Brzezinski came in off the bench and provided a change in the game which led to points for the Bison. New Jersey got into foul trouble to start the second half and the Bisons continued their run and outscored New Jersey 17-5 for eight minutes of play. The Bison went on to win and become Division 2 Champions.

SMSD 7-17-17-2 = 43
NJSD  5--8--5-9 = 27

Halftime - St. Mary’s led 24-13.

SMSD (11-3):
Nick Barrus: 15 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 5 steals
Kassim Kassim: 3 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal
Christian Lawrence: 11 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Isa Habeeb: 4 points, 10 rebounds, 3 assists, 1 steal
Dalton Planty: 9 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals
Ryan Brzezinski: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal

Team Total FG: 15-42
Team Total 3FG: 2-6 (Barrus, Planty)
Team Total FT: 7-17

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