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Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 14

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

missouriMissouri 67 Columbia Independent 57

Missouri held off Columbia Independent in the second half to pick up their third win of the season. Mikal Meriwether had a strong performance with 37 points and 18 rebounds for Missouri. Dacota Pierson contributed 17 points and seven rebounds.

MSD 17-16-13-21 = 67
CI      6--8-15-28 = 57

Halftime - Missouri led 35-14.

MSD (3-16):
Mikal Meriwether: 37 points, 18 rebounds
Dacota Pierson: 17 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal
Hezeki Smott: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 7 steals
Conner Luper: 6 points, 5 rebounds

CI: Izn Nagui 22, Marcus Havan 11.

New Mexico - Roadrunners not done yet

marylandMaryland 43 Covenant Life 42

Nursing a two-point lead at half, Covenant Life outscored Maryland 13-5 in the third quarter to take a 38-32 lead going into the fourth quarter. The momentum then swung into Maryland’s favor in the final stanza as the Orioles outscored Covenant Life 11-4 to escape with a 43-42 league win.

John Werner, Jr. led Maryland with 15 points, six steals, and three rebounds. Stefan Anderson had a double-double with 11 points and 13 rebounds.

CLS  11-14-13--4 = 42
MSD 15-12--5-11 = 43

Halftime - Maryland led 27-25.

MSD (20-5/8-2):
Jaden Joseph: 3 points, 3 assists
John Werner, Jr.: 15 points, 6 steals, 3 rebounds
Rory Lewis: 3 points, 4 rebounds
Esteban Kovacs: 5 points, 3 rebounds
Stefan Anderson: 11 points, 13 rebounds
Jason Werner: 6 points, 4 rebounds

Team Total FG: 16
Team Total 3FG: 5 (Werner, Jr. 3, Kovacs, Lewis)
Team Total FT: 6-8

CLS (9-7/5-4): AJ Thomas 15, Andrew Stuy 9, Garfield Turner 15, DeWayne Up 3.

Team Total FG: 15
Team Total 3FG: 8 (Thomas 5, Stuy 3)
Team Total FT: 4-9

stmarysCentral Baptist 45 St. Mary's 34

The Bison hosted Central Baptist yesterday afternoon in Gallagher Gym. Last time we played Central Baptist, we won at the buzzer so this figured to be another close game. The Bison jumped out to an early lead behind the inside play of Isa Habeeb and Christian Lawrence. Dalton Planty also produced on the floor and Kassim Kassim hustled on defense. Nick Barrus couldn’t find his touch and struggled to get his offensive game at the pace he is used to maintaining. In the end, Central Baptist won 45-34. Christian Lawrence and Dalton Planty each scored 12 points for the Bison.

The Herd migrates east this Friday morning for the 58th ESDAA Division II Boys Basketball Tournament hosted by Rhode Island. (Contributed by Athletic Director Jim Carmody)

SMSD 12-8-6–-8 = 34
CBA     9-4-9-23 = 45

Halftime - St. Mary’s led 20-13.

SMSD (8-3):
Nick Barrus 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals
Kassim Kassim: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist
Christian Lawrence: 12 points, 9 rebounds
Isa Habeeb: 4 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 1 block
Dalton Planty: 12 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist, 3 steals

Team Total FG: 16-37
Team Total 3FG: 0-14
Team Total FT: 2-4

indianaIndianapolis Metropolitan 88 Indiana 57

Indianapolis Metropolitan put the game out of reach for Indiana with a 24-5 run in the second quarter en route to a 88-57 loss. Jared Beckler picked up a double-double for Indiana with 18 points and 10 rebounds along with four assists.

ISD 14--5-17-21 = 57
IM  18-24-24-22 = 88

Halftime - Indianapolis Metropolitan led 42-19.

ISD (8-13): Joel Dramin 13, Jared Beckler 18, Chase Kanable 2, Franco Bippus 9, Jerrell Edwards 3, Kolton Dickerson 5, Jerrick Pothorski 7.

Team Total FG: 14-38
Team Total 3FG: 6-18 (Dramin, Beckler 4, Dickerson)
Team Total FT: 11-20

Texas - We lost 43-25 in the 4A District 4 tie-breaker game after holding a two-point lead at halftime. We didn't show up to play in the second half. It became a snowball effect and things spiraled out of control. (Contributed by Head Coach Andy Donatich)

Western Pennsylvania ended their 2017-2018 season on a high note defeating East Liverpool at home, 58-25. Kyle D’Amore and Braden Elliot paced Western Pennsylvania with 12 points a piece and Brandon Gomez added 10. The Lions end the season with a 7-15 record.

Prep Basketball Roundup - February 13

Monday, February 12, 2018

Boys Basketball

atlanta-areaAtlanta Area - Ahmeen Steakhouse scored 30 points to power Atlanta Area (#3 seed) past Cottage School (#2 seed), 54-47 in the Atlanta Athletic Conference semifinals. Atlanta Area will face #1 seed Howard School in the league championship game this Wednesday, February 14.

Eastern North Carolina - Hornets close year with loss at NEC Prep

indianaIndiana 73 Southside Christian 36

Indiana jumped out to an early lead against Southside Christian and cruised to a lopsided non-league road win. With four players scoring in double-digits, Jared Beckler had team high 21 points and nine rebounds.

ISD 23-27--9-14 = 73
SC    6-11-10--9 = 36

Halftime - Indiana led 50-18.

ISD (8-12): Joel Dramin 10, Jared Beckler 21, Kyle Jenkins 9, Justin Pickering 2, Franco Bippus 5, Jerrell Edwards 10, Kolton Dickerson 5, Jerrick Pothorski 11.

Team Total FG: 21-37
Team Total 3FG: 6-25 (Dramin 2, Beckler 3, Dickerson)
Team Total FT: 13-23

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania - Bernie Elliot scored team high 12 points for Western Pennsylvania in a league loss to Harvest Baptist, 49-33. Kyle D’Amore and Kyle Keracher each had 10 points.

Girls Basketball

atlanta-areaAtlanta Area - Tatiana Malone had 16 points to help Atlanta Area (#3 seed) nudge past Cottage School (#2 seed) in the semifinals of the Atlanta Athletic Conference, 26-22. Area will face #1 seed Howard School in the league championship game this Wednesday, February 14.

tennesseeTennessee - MarCreshia Phillips had 24 points for Tennessee (#8 seed) in a 57-29 loss to Hancock County (#5 seed) in the first round of the District 2A playoffs. The Lady Vikings wrap up the 2017-2018 season with a 4-17 record.

western-pennsylvaniaWestern Pennsylvania - Ryane Smalley scored nine points and Danielle Fisher had eight as Western Pennsylvania defeated Harvest Baptist 25-20 in a league match-up.

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania Boys Basketball @ ESDAA Division 1 Tournament -  Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak.

Pennsylvania 54 New York 36 - Quarterfinals

On Friday, we played New York and the boys were ready to come out and play ball. The first half was a little shaky and we did better in the second half. Jacob Cross had 12 points and seven rebounds. Nasir Ford put in 23 points, five rebounds, and seven steals. Aquil Roane grabbed seven rebounds.

American 60 Pennsylvania 42 - Semifinals

This game was a tough challenge for the boys but they hung in there and fought the entire game. Nasir Ford led our team 26 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals, and five blocks. Aquil Roane had four points and six rebounds. Jacob Cross added seven points and seven rebounds. This was a special night for Nasir Ford as he scored his 1,000th point.

Pennsylvania 54 Lexington 36 - 3rd Place

This was was a great back and forth game with both teams was playing their hearts out. We pulled ahead and took the lead on our way for 3rd place finish out of seven teams. Nasir Ford again led our team with 32 points, 11 steals, and nine rebounds. Jacob Cross contributed with 10 points and eight rebounds. Hazim Haroun chipped in with six points and six rebounds.

Our season is over and we conclude our season with a 13-8 record.

Swishes and sign language: This Kalani basketball player soars on the court

By Kainoa Carlson

Kalani HSHONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - This Wednesday, the Hawaii State Basketball tournament will tip off. Among the players competing for the state championship is 15-year-old Brandon Chung.

For as long as he could remember, silence was all he heard.

Chung, the starting forward for the Kalani Falcons, doesn't let his disability stop him from becoming one of the best young players on the team.

Read more: http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37491022/swishes-and-sign-language-this-kalani-basketball-player-soars-on-the-court

Source: Hawaii News Now

American boys & Maryland cheerleaders win ESDAA crowns at WPSD

Monday, February 12, 2018

The 86th annual Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Division 1 boys basketball tournament hosted by Western Pennsylvania School for the Deaf featured a thrilling championship between American and Marie Philip School.

86th Annual ESDAA Program Book

The championship game between American and Marie Philip was a nail-biting affair from start to end. With both teams trading baskets and going on runs, American prevailed in the end by two points, 50-48 to successfully defend their ESDAA championship from last year. Kacey Monahan of Marie Philip was named the tournament MVP. Pennsylvania topped Lexington 35-26 in the third place game and New York won 5th place with a 43-37 victory against Ohio.

2018 American BBB ESDAA D1 Champs
2018 ESDAA Boys Division 1 Champions - American School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of ASD Athletics)

Final Results

Friday, February 9 (Quarterfinals)
Lexington 46 Western Pennsylvania 36 - OT
Marie Philip 57 Ohio 34
Pennsylvania 54 New York 36

Saturday, February 10
Semifinals
American 60 Pennsylvania 42
Marie Philip 44 Lexington 26

Consolation Semifinals
Ohio 32 Western Pennsylvania 28

Sunday, February 11 (Finals)
American 50 Marie Philip 48 - Championship
Pennsylvania 54 Lexington 36 - 3rd Place
New York 43 Ohio 37 - 5th Place

Places - 1st) American 2nd) Marie Philip 3rd) Pennsylvania 4th) Lexington 5th) New York 6th) Ohio 7th) Western Pennsylvania.

Championship Game MVP - Kacey Monahan, Marie Philip

All-Tournament Team
Dylan Christoffels, Marie Philip
Robert Milone, American
Andrew Ray Taylor, American
Kyle D’Amore, Western Pennsylvania
Nasir Ford, Pennsylvania
Jaykuss Figueroa, New York
Kacey Monahan, Marie Philip
Jacob Cross, Pennsylvania
Steven Hopkins, Ohio
Jarmal Puryear, American
Steve Salmon, Lexington
Kyle Florio, Marie Philip

Joe Giordano Sportsmanship Award - Ohio
Team Free Throws - Marie Philip
Team Lay-Ups - American
Team Twenty-One - Marie Philip
Knock-Out Champion - Kyle Florio, Marie Philip
Hot-Shot Champions - Tyler Furzland, Marie Philip

The cheerleading competition on Saturday afternoon featured six schools from Lexington, Maryland, Mill Neck Manor, New York, Pennsylvania, and Western Pennsylvania. Maryland won the cheerleading competition for the second straight year followed by Lexington for second and New York for third. Yasmine Cintron of New York was recognized as the Most Valuable Cheerleader.

2018 Maryland ESDAA Cheer Champs
2018 ESDAA Cheerleading Champions - Maryland School for the Deaf
(Photo courtesy of MSD Athletics)

Places - 1st) Maryland 2nd) Lexington 3rd) New York.

Most Valuable Cheerleader - Yasmine Cintron, New York

Cheerleading All-Stars
Jordan Laikram, Lexington
Aaron Laikram, Lexington
Bianca Llorens, Mill Neck Manor
Freya Seremeth, Maryland
Thalia Guether, Maryland
Alora Johnson, New York
Manar Muatan, Pennsylvania
Xiaoli Carr, Western Pennsylvania

Spirit Award - New York
Individual Cheer - Yasmine Cintron, New York
Individual Jump - Carina Trainor, Maryland
Creative Movement - Maryland

americanAmerican -  Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood

American 60 Pennsylvania 42 - Semifinals

ASD raced out to a quick lead in the first period leading 19-10 but faced heavy foul trouble early. The team relied on its young starter and young bench to keep the pace the in the second quarter to maintain the lead at 34-18 for halftime.

PSD came out of halftime with a new game plan that was successful in matching up the teams evenly. ASD continued to struggle with foul troubles and the bench stepped up with critical contributions.

ASD (11-5):
Andrew Ray Taylor: 16 points, 11 rebounds, 6 blocks
Jarmal Puryear: 10 points, 10 rebounds
Omar Shariff: 10 points, 5 rebonds, 9 steals

American 50 Marie Philip 48 - Championship

MPS started the game with dominating energy and took advantage of a poor shooting start by ASD to lead 8-2 after the first quarter. In the second quarter, Robert Milone put the team on his back scoring eight points in the quarter to pace the Tigers cutting MPS’s lead to 25-23 at the half.

ASD changed up the game plan at halftime to take control in the third quarter outscoring MPS 12-4 in the third with Andrew Ray Taylor dominating the boards. The fourth period was a back and forth affair with both teams going on 10-0 runs. ASD was able to hold on in the end winning 50-48 over MPS for their second straight championship. The last time our school won two straight was back in 1980.

ASD (12-5):
Andrew Ray Taylor: 19 points, 24 rebounds, 8 blocks
Robert Milone: 13 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists
Dylan Mallach: 7 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assist

Delaware girls win ESDAA championship at home

Monday, February 12, 2018

This past weekend, six schools battled for supremacy at the Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association (ESDAA) Division 2 girls tournament held at Delaware School for the Deaf.

Delaware successfully defended its championship from last year to make it two in a row in a hotly contested championship battle against Rochester, 49-47. The game was decided when the tournament MVP Carolyn Russell scored on a driving lay-up to give Delaware the lead with just a few seconds left in the game. New Jersey took home the third place trophy defeating Rhode Island 29-10 and St. Mary’s finished in fifth place defeating New York State, 22-14.

2018 Delaware GBB ESDAA D2 Champs
2018 ESDAA Girls Division 2 Champions - Delaware School for the Deaf 
(Photo courtesy of DSD)

Final Results

Friday, February 9 (Quarterfinals)
New Jersey 52 New York State 12
Rhode Island 23 St Mary's 19

Saturday, February 10 (Semifinals)
Delaware 37 New Jersey 18
Rochester 30 Rhode Island 8

Sunday, February 11 (Finals)
Delaware 49 Rochester 47 - Championship
New Jersey 29 Rhode Island 10 - 3rd Place
St Mary's 22 New York State 14 - 5th Place

Places - 1st) Delaware 2nd) Rochester 3rd) New Jersey 4th) Rhode Island 5th) St. Mary’s 6th) New York State.

Most Valuable Player – Carolyn Russell, Delaware

All-Tournament Team
Katie Hence, New York State
Cameron Cole, St. Mary’s
Yasmin Sicaju, Rhode Island
Olivia Collins, Rhode Island
Giezi Teufle, New Jersey
De’Avian Watson, New Jersey
Sara Hopkins, Delaware
JyAjia Bratten, Delaware
Carolyn Russell, Delaware
McKenna Girod, Rochester
Mariana Menzynski, Rochester
Courtney Gentzke, Rochester

Jim McCarthy Team Sportsmanship – New York State
Anne Leo Girls’ Award for Courage – Tatyana Bean, St. Mary’s
Manager Award – Ana Maria Devora, New Jersey
Tom Berry Team “21” Award – Delaware
Anne Kist Team Free Throw Award – Delaware
Kelly Butterworth Lay-up Award – Delaware
Broken Clipboard Award – Head Coach Wendy Chuba, St. Mary’s

rochesterRochester -  Contributed by Head Coach Charles Palmer

Rochester 30 Rhode Island 8 - Semifinals

The Wildcats traveled to Delaware for the ESDAA tournament last weekend. Our first game of ESDAA tournament was on Saturday against Rhode Island which we won, 30-8. Courntey Gentzke scored 12 points and had five rebounds. McKenna Girod added 10 points and nine rebounds.

Delaware 49 Rochester 47 - Championship

We entered the championship game on Sunday against Delaware. We had a 21-16 lead at halftime and tried to keep the lead in the second half. However, Delaware overtook us at the end of third quarter, 34-30. We never gave up in the fourth quarter and fought back for a 47-47 tie with just a few seconds left. Delaware’s Carolyn Russell made a drive and scored on a lay-up which gave them a 49-47 lead. We weren't able to score in the final nine seconds of the game. As a coach, I am very proud of my team and I couldn't ask for more from them. They have improved a lot during the course of the season. I really am looking forward to having them back for next season.

RSD (14-6):
Courtney Gentzke: 23 points, 4-of-8 for 3-pointers, 7 rebounds, 3 steals
Mariana Menzynski: 7 points, 5 assists
McKenna Girod: 6 points, 13 rebounds

stmarysSt. Mary’s -  Contributed by Head Coach Wendy Chuba

The Lady Bisons traveled to Delaware this past weekend for the ESDAA girls basketball tournament. They played in two games and came in fifth overall.

Rhode Island 23 St. Mary's 19 - Quarterfinals

In their first game Friday night they took on Rhode Island in what turned out to be one of the closest games of the weekend. The Bison had a hard time breaking through the Rhode Island defense and with starter Elise Watson getting sick and missing the second half of the game, the girls had a lot of floor to cover. Though they trailed most of the game by 2-3 points, they never gave up and eventually tied up the game late in the fourth quarter. It all came down to the last minute of play when Rhode Island put in two baskets quickly ending our chance of advancing. Kioney Alvira-Jurado led the team with nine points while Cami Cole and Kearah Kelly both helped out with four each.

SMSD 6-4-3-6 = 19
RISD  7-6-3-7 = 23

Halftime - Rhode Island led 13-10.

SMSD (1-5):
Kara Kelly: 4 points, 1 steal
Cameron Cole: 4 points, 7 rebounds, 1 steal
Elise Watson: 2 points
Kioney Alvira-Jurado: 9 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 2 steals
Julia Bronneberg: 2 rebounds

Team Total FG: 9-31
Team Total 3FG: 0-2
Team Total FT: 1-4

St. Mary's 22 New York State 14 - 5th Place

After a day of competitions and watching others play on Saturday, we had the first game of the day on Sunday. We took on New York State school for the Deaf for 5th place. Knowing how our last meeting with New York State ended, we made the smart move to start Elise Watson as point guard with Aleyshka Nieves-Rivera, Tatyana Bean, Julia Bronneberg, and Kearah Kelly making up the rest of the roster. The girls played strong against New York State and kept it close throughout the first half of the game. Elise Watson ran into foul trouble early in the game and had to be replaced by Kioney Alvira-Jurado and Cameron Cole at point. The girls took turns this game running against New York State, but coming into the second half our starters quickly took, and maintained, the lead. Cameron Cole led the team with 11 points this game with Kioney Alvira-Jurado adding eight and Kearah Kelly contributing three for the win in this 22-14 victory.

Though they only finished in 5th place the girls showed great sportsmanship throughout the weekend. Senior Tatyana Bean won the Ann Leo award for courage and sophomore Cameron Cole was named to the tournament All-Star team

The girls finished their season with a final record of 2 wins and 5 loses.

SMSD  1-6-8-7 = 22
NYSSD 3-5-4-2 = 14

Halftime - New York State led 8-7.

SMSD (2-5):
Kara Kelly: 3 points, 1 rebound, 4 steals
Emma Foster: 1 steal
Cameron Cole: 11 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Tatyana Bean: 5 rebounds
Elise Watson: 2 rebounds
Aleyshka Rivera-Nieves: 1 steal
Kioney Alvira-Jurado: 8 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal
Julia Bronneberg: 6 rebounds, 1 steal, 1 block

'I can and I will': Inside how Frisco Centennial's Lily Crane overcomes deafness on the court

By Greg Riddle

Frisco Centennial HSFRISCO -- Last month, Frisco Centennial's Lily Crane was asked to go one-on-one against a McDonald's All-American nominee.

Crane was given the assignment of guarding Frisco Lone Star superstar Mallory Adams, a San Diego State signee who averages 22 points per game.

Midway through the second quarter, Crane forced Adams into a tough shot that was missed. Crane got the ball in transition and fed teammate Kaila Gilmore for a fast-break layup. On the next possession, when a free throw was missed, Crane alertly tapped the rebound to a teammate, which led to another Centennial basket.

Read more: https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/high-school/high-schools/2018/02/11/can-will-inside-frisco-centennials-lily-crane-overcomes-deafness-court

Source: Dallas News - SportsDay HS

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