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Prep Basketball Roundup - February 4

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Boys Basketball

kentuckyKansas 51 Kentucky 36

Kentucky fell behind early against the visiting Kansas in a morning match at the KSD Homecoming weekend as they fell, 51-36. Aaron Howard led Kentucky with 14 points and Richard Ward added eight.

KSSD 24-10-11--6 = 51
KYSD   6--8--6-16 = 36

Halftime - Kansas led 34-14.

KSSD (17-7): Reese 6, Welch 8, Melgar 11, Washington 14, Rolofson 2, McCastley 10.

KYSD (1-16): Howard 14, Ward 8, Yance 4, Vickery 6, Collins 4.

kentuckyNorth Carolina 53 Kentucky 28

Aaron Howard had 13 points for Kentucky in the final game of the annual KSD Homecoming weekend. Kentucky wrapped up the round-robin games with a 1-2 record.

NCSD 17-22-11-3 = 53
KSD     5--8-10-5 = 28

Halftime - North Carolina led 39-13.

NCSD (3-9): Futrail 17, Evans 9, Lineberger 20, Hernande 2, Anderson 1, Giron 4.

KSD (1-17): Howard 13, Ward 4, Miller 4, Yance 2, Dorn 1, Tucker 1, Haynes 3.

Girls Basketball

lexingtonLexington 42 Rhode Island 10

Lexington cruised in a road game against Rhode Island on Saturday afternoon. Gigi Zheng picked up a double-double for Lexington with 12 points, 13 rebounds, five assists, and six steals. Dorgianny Flores scored team high 16 points.

LSD 23-19 = 42
RISD 6--4 = 10

Halftime: Lexington led 23-6.

LSD (8-2):
Dorgianny Flores: 16 points, 2 assists, 4 steals
Gigi Zheng: 12 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists, 6 steals
May Tun: 6 points, 8 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 blocks, 3 steals
Heidy De La Rosa: 6 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks, 3 steals

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 3

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

fremontFremont 66 Holy Names 64

What. A. Game.

We were facing Holy Names, the #1 team in our league with a 8-0 record. We knew we were in for a tough battle coming in this game as they defeated us 2-1 last year with most of their key players returning this season, and it was the first of three consecutive game days.

We had a fast start to the game going up 10-4, then everything fell apart after their coach called timeout, and Holy Names went on a 14-0 run to end the first quarter 18-10. Our offensive struggles continued into the second quarter as we managed to score only five points. Holy Names were cruising to a 20-point halftime lead.

There were no locker room in the gym, so both team remained at the benches. We could see their team laughing and not taking things seriously, so that definitely lit a fire under our team. There were two different teams as we exploded for 51 points in the second half powered by our two sophomores Esther Biser (19 of her 21 points) and Mahlia Thornton (16 of her 20 -oints) who combined for 35 of the 51 second half points.

It was not easy as we never made a big run because Holy names kept scoring (29 points in the second half), but we made key defensive stops and turned up the pressure on them. Our best player, Malia Zornoza fouled out with 5 minutes remaining, at that point we were down 59-52. That still did not slow the Eagles, and we ended the game on a 14-5 run including four straight made free throws for our final four points. We were down as many as 22 points. Great team comeback victory, and I believe it may be unofficially the biggest comeback victory in school history.

Overall, CSD had 66 points on 48% shooting, 33 rebounds, 20 assists, 10 steals, and 4 blocks.

CSD is now 15-6, 6-1 league with five games remaining on the season schedule. (Contributed by Head Coach Joshua Weinstock)

CSD 10--5-25-26 = 66
HN 18–17–18–11 = 64

Halftime - Holy Names led 35-15.

Top players
Esther Biser: 21 points on 9 of 12 shooting, 7 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal, 1 block
Mahlia Thornton: 20 points, 11 rebounds, 2 assists, 4 steals, 1 block
Malia Zornoza: 12 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 3

Friday, February 2, 2018

kentuckyKentucky 48 Georgia 23

KSD has earned its first victory this season with a win over Georgia at our homecoming weekend. KSD was able to make a run after halftime to a 19-point lead after third quarter. KSD defense played a big part as both teams played well. Aaron Howard had an all-around game with 26 points, 13 rebounds, 2 assists, and 5 steals. Richard Ward recorded a double-double wth 12 points and 11 rebounds while Payne Yance dished out nine assists. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

GSD  7--6--5--5 = 23
KSD 8-11-18-11 = 48

Halftime - Kentucky led 19-13.

GSD (1-15): Royal 13, Johnson 4, Pantija 6.

KSD (1-15): Ward 12, Howard 26, Collins 4, Yance 4, Vickery 2.

Prep Boys Basketball Roundup - February 2

Thursday, February 1, 2018

missouriMissouri 58 Fulton St. Albans 32

Missouri played good defense to slow down Fulton St. Albans to pick up a win. Two players recorded a double-double for Missouri with Mikal Meriwether scoring 27 points and grabbing 16 rebounds. Conner Luper added 10 points and had team high 18 rebounds.

FSA    2--8-10-12 = 32
MSD 14-15-14-15 = 58

Halftime - Missouri led 29-10.

MSD (2-13):
Mikal Meriwether: 27 points, 16 rebounds
Docato Pierson: 15 points, 2 rebounds, 3 steals
Conner Luper: 10 points, 18 rebounds
Hezeki Smott: 4 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals

FSA: Joseph Alt 12, Josiah Currier 10.

floridaFlorida 62 Calvary Christian 55

I'm not sure how to open up this game recap, so I'm gonna pay homage to the late Keith Jackson, "WHOOOOOOOOAAAAAA NELLIE!". The boys played harmoniously once again and toppled Calvary Christian 62-55 in a wild game at Settles Gym.

Coming into this game, we knew Calvary was a great team. They annihiliated all of our common opponents including a team we just lost to by 25 last week. But our boys were up to the task and more. I'm going to continue with the dinner table analogy from last night and say that we carved up their press for easy baskets in the beginning. That forced them to lay back and play honest defense.

That threw us off guard a little bit as we only scored nine points in the second quarter. In the second half we started hot and stayed that way to score 18 and 19 points in the third and fourth quarters.

The best part of the game came in the end with five seconds left when they were playing tight man-to-man defense and Wallace Burrell executed a perfect screen to spring Quintin Galpine loose and Samy Vital hit him in stride towards the basket and Quintin finished with a thunderous dunk! The gym went crazy and we nearly brought down the roof. (Contributed by Head Coach Eric LeFors)

Leading scorers: Galpine 19, Yahir Rodriguez 15, Samy Vital 13, Luis Merced 7, Burrell 4, Walter Douglas 4.

CCA  12-14-13-16 = 55
FSDB 14--9-18-21 = 62

Halftime - Calvary Christian led 26-23.

marie-philipMarie Philip 51 Waring School 39

Marie Philip School Galloping Ghosts Varsity Basketball team hosted a league contest against Waring School. We had beat them two days ago at Waring and were playing tonight for rescheduled game due to game cancellation a few weeks ago. This would be our third straight game in three days.

We knew this game was going to be a battle as we were vying for a spot in league play-off and Waring was coming off with an upset win over Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall yesterday.

We got off to a good start in the first half, however we got careless with turnovers, and foul troubles. Waring kept crawling back to stay close to us. One of their players was having a hot game, scoring 14 of the team's 18 first half points. We were up at half time with the score, 23-18.

In the second half, Waring got off to a good start so we knew this was going to be another battle. We got Waring into foul trouble and attacked the basket to lead by eight. Waring's best player continued to have hot game and made key baskets to pull within two. Two of our players got into foul troubles so we made some defensive adjustments and were able to contain their best player. Kacey Monahan and Kyle Florio made key baskets including three-pointers to extend the lead. We won the game, 51-39. (Contributed by Athletic Director David Del Pizzo)

WS  18-21 = 39
MPS 23-28 = 51

Halftime - Marie Philip led 23-18.

MPS (12-7): Kyle Florio 9, Kacey Monahan 21, Slavik Sukhovtev 2, Dylan Chrstoffels 15, Amogne Kongel-Harmon 2, Luke McBrine 2.

Team Total FG: 20-46
Team Total 3FG: 3-11 (Florio, Monahan, Christoffels)
Team Total FT: 2-6

americanCentral Christian 58 American 50

Our boys played at Central Christian, getting off to a slow start in the first half. Central Christian played a very strong game taking care of the basketball and taking smart shots. ASD found themselves down 33-16 at halftime. Coaches made some defensive adjustments in the second half and the team started to roar back. ASD ran out of time to complete the comeback falling by a score of 58-50. Andrew Ray Taylor had 18 points, Robert Milone chipped in with 15 points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

stmarysSt. Mary's 49 Gow JV 38

The Bison headed south to face The Gow School with the Ravens having redemption on their minds from the last game. The Bison, tired and on their third game of the week started fast as they normally do. Nick Barrus continued to "steal" the show and finished with 11 steals along with 15 points. Christian Lawrence had 10 points and eight boards. Dalton Planty had nine points. Kassim Kassim chipped in eight points and Isa Habeeb had seven points. The Bisons headed north back to Buffalo with another win for the season. (Contributed by Athletic Director Jim Carmody)

SMSD 12-15-12-10 = 49
GOW    4--9--8-17 = 38

SMSD (7-1): Nick Barrus 15, Kassim Kassim 8, Christian Lawrence 10, Isa Habeeb 7, Dalton Planty 9.

Team Total FG: 19-50
Team Total 3FG: 2-8 (Barrus 2)
Team Total FT: 5-15

new-jerseyNew York 47 New Jersey 32

The Colts started off with a handicap with their best rebounder not playing and the team had a hard time on the boards. Freshman Nasir Gurganus led the team with 13 points. Chris Brown had eight points and another freshman Marco Espinoza added six points. Chris Ayers added the last three points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler)

NYSD 13-7-16-11 = 47
NJSD   5-7--2-18 = 32

Halftime - New York led 20-12.

atlanta-areaHoward School 68 Atlanta Area 48

Atlanta Area fell to Howard School in a home league game. Marquise King led Atlanta Area with team high 30 points, five rebounds, three steals, and four assists. Teammate Ahmeen Stackhouse had 18 boards to go with 17 points, five blocks, and three steals.

washingtonFirm Foundation 42 Washington 37

Washington wrapped up their 2017-2018 campaign with a loss to Firm Foundation. Juan Ramirez paced Washington with 15 points followed by Cristian Martinez-White with 14.

FF     15-7-9-11 = 42
WSD 11-4-6-16 = 37

Halftime - Firm Foundation led 22-15.

WSD (3-14/0-8): Cristian Martinez-White 14, Ricardo Pineda 2, Taylor Payne 4, Juan Ramirez 15, Jose Ramirez 2.

marylandMaryland 60 Rockbridge Academy 43

Rory Lewis poured in 29 points with eight coming off of three-pointers to lead Maryland in a road league win.

MSD 12-18-20-10 = 60
RA     6-11-16-10 = 43

Halftime - Maryland led 30-17.

MSD (18-4/7-1):
Jaden Joseph: 4 points, 3 rebounds
John Werner, Jr.: 3 points, 4 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals
Rory Lewis: 29 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals
Esteban Kovacs: 5 assists
Miguel Pavao: 1 point
Stefan Anderson: 12 points, 8 rebounds
Jason Werner: 11 points

Team Total FG: 19
Team Total 3FG: 10 (Lewis 8, Anderson 2)
Team Total FT: 12-21

RA: Ben Autt 4, James Jackson 4, David Lyt 17, Elijah Bongs 3, Tim Sohmer 12, Jim Tatterson 2, Tobi Ajuwon 1.

Team Total FG: 18
Team Total 3FG: 5 (Lyt 3, Bongs, Sohmer)
Team Total FT: 2-10

wisconsinUnion Grove Christian 70 Wisconsin 45

Montana Walker led the Firebirds with 24 points in a league loss to Union Grove Christian.

WSD (4-12/1-7): Walker 12 0-2 24, Kangas 4 3-5 11, Sanders 1 0-0 3, Penvosa 1 0-0 2, Robertson 2 1-2 5. Totals 19 4-9 45.

UGC (3-16/2-6): M. Love 5 2-6 17, I. Love 3 0-0 7, C. Pittsenbarger 0 2-2 2, Jones 4 1-4 9, C. Love 5 4-10 14, S. Pittsenbarger 4 2-4 12, Zimmerman 2 1-2 5, Bechman 2 0-0 4. Totals 25 12-28 70.

Western Pennsylvania lost their league game to First Baptist Christian, 51-49. Chad D’Amore had 19 points for Western Pennsylvania and David Harclerode added 12.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

atlanta-areaAtlanta Area 67 Center Academy 54

Atlanta Area recorded a league win behind Ahmeen Steakhouse’s 27 points, 17 rebounds, and six steals. Jordan added 24 points and three rebounds.

Prep Girls Basketball Roundup - February 2

Thursday, February 1, 2018

marylandMaryland 41 Rockbridge Academy 22

Maryland solidified its hold on first place of the Maryland Independent Athletic Conference west division with a win over Rockbridge. Rajena Guettler accomplished a difficult feat for Maryland recording a triple-double with 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 steals along with five assists.

MSD 17-10-8-6 = 41
RA     8--6-6-2 = 22

Halftime - Maryland led 27-14.

MSD (16-4/6-1):
A. Glennon: 2 points
S. Herzig Wilcox: 6 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals,
A. Patterson: 1 steal
C. Perry: 15 points, 16 rebounds, 2 steals, 3 assists, 4 blocks
R. Guettler: 14 points, 12 rebounds, 10 steals, 5 assists
H. Johnston-Shaw: 2 steals
E. Beldon: 2 points, 3 rebounds, 6 steals, 5 assists
M. Luebehusen: 2 points, 3 rebounds
E. Kovacs: 1 rebound

Team Total FG: 20
Team Total 3FG: 0
Team Total FT: 1-4

RA: V. Grey 6, S. Williams 4, J. Blazer 2, A. Craig 2, M. Taiwo 8.

Team Total FG: 11
Team Total 3FG: 0
Team Total FT: 0-4

mississippiMississippi 49 Piney Woods 23

Alexis Roberts powered Mississippi over Piney Woods with 21 points followed by Nilah Orey with 10.

MSD (16-2): Alexis Roberts 21, Raegan Hendrix 7, Nilah Orey 10, Tamer Grant 5, Guan Smith 4, Koreiona Guy 2.

rhode-islandLincoln School 26 Rhode Island 24

Our RISD girls' basketball team traveled to Lincoln School to play the first basketball game between these two schools. This turned out to be one of the most competitive game our girls have had. We were barely hanging on to a 14-12 halftime lead. In the second half, our girls woke up and we were able to pull away, holding a 10-point lead at one point. Fatigue set in on our girls and we slowly started to allow the lead to slip away and would ultimately lose on a buzzer-beating layup by Lincoln School's leading scorer who finished with 14 points.

The coaches hope that this game will serve as a good stepping stone for our girls as it shows all of our starters were able to score, and with a lead, we must protect it, not cruise toward the end of the game. Only two games left for us before we travel to Delaware for the 2018 ESDAA Division 2 tournament. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

RISD 14-10 = 24
LS     12-14 = 26

Halftime - Rhode Island led 14-12.

RISD (3-13): Yasmin Sicaju 8, Melissa Estrada 6, Lillian Klein 4, Olivia Collins 4, Ellie Lister 2.

missouriFulton St. Albans 34 Missouri 28

Missouri was not able to overcome their slow start as they fell to Fulton St. Albans by six points. Delanzia Hayes was the lead scorer for Missouri with 14 points along with seven rebounds. Cristin Kohl and Sara Farmer each had team high 11 rebounds.

FSA 14-2-11-7 = 34
MSD  4-4-12-8 = 28

Halftime - Fulton St. Albans led 16-8.

MSD (1-14):
Delanzia Hayes: 14 points, 7 rebounds, 2 steals
Melissa Davis: 8 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals
Cristin Kohl: 4 points, 11 rebounds, 7 steals
Sara Farmer: 2 points, 11 rebounds, 3 steals

FSA: Douglass 10, Ritchey 8.

new-jerseyNew York 39 New Jersey 27

This was a close game until the fourth quarter when the Lady Colts playing with only six players but one fouled out did not have the energy to hold off a 16–4 run by the Tornadoes. Alexis Holland led the team with 14 points. De’Avian Watson had five points, eight rebounds, six blocks, and six steals. Giezi Teuttle added six points, 11 rebounds, and three steals. Naiajah Wilson had two points, one rebound, two assists, one block, and two steals. (Contributed by Athletic Director Martha Fowler)

NYSD 4-7-12-16 = 39
NJSD  5-6-12--4 = 27

Halftime - Tied 11-11.

washingtonWoodland JV 43 Washington 23

Kelly Gutierrez scored team best eight points for Washington and Ashantay Truong added seven points.

WSD  7-2--8--6 = 23
WHS 7-9-14-13 = 43

Halftime - Woodland led 16-8.

WSD (5-12/0-6): Ashantay Truong 7, Annie Kvamme 2, LeAnna Clearbrook 4, Kelly Gutierrez 8, Jenifer Tudor 2.

atlanta-areaHoward School 40 Atlanta Area 26

Tatiana Malone had a double-double with 12 points and 13 points along with four steals for Atlanta Area in a league loss to Howard School. Madison Scott chipped in with 10 points, six rebounds, and four steals.

Union Grove Christian 43 Wisconsin 35
Jhada Meyer scored team best 12 points for Wisconsin in an Indian Trials conference loss.

WSD (5-9): Victorino 3 0-2 6, Meyer 6 0-0 12, Arreola 2 1-2 5, Bongard 3 0-2 6, Henke 3 0-0 6. Totals 17 1-6 35.

UGC (9-6): E. Bechman 0 0-0 0, Cochran 2 2-2 6, Emond 5 1-6 14, Riley 0 0-0 0, K. Bechman 8 0-0 16, Steele 2 2-4 7. Totals 17 5-12 43.

Western Pennsylvania - Danielle Fisher had 15 points and Ryane Smalley with five in a loss to First Baptist Christian, 37-26.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

new-mexicoNew Mexico 35 Wagon Mound 18

The Roadrunners broke their three-game losing streak with a good performance at Wagon Mound. We started off not doing a great job on the defensive side, being down at the end of the first quarter with Wagon Mound leading 9-8. During the second quarter, we did a great job shutting them down and not letting them score a point, while we went off on a 10 point-quarter. At the half, we were leading 18-9. However, the team was not satisfied with their performance and knew that they could play better. We finished the third quarter with a 14-point performance to Wagon Mound’s 6 and cruised to a win.

Sophomore Lindsay Hand had a double-double with 18 rebounds, 16 points, and two blocks. Freshman Victoria Baca with her quick hands contributed to the team with 10 points, five steals, and two rebounds. Sophomore Mya Malone continued her dominance on the board with 15 rebounds, two steals, and a block and a point a piece. Sophomore Andrea Leyba’s shooting woes continued, however, she scored a basket, had an assist, one steal, and a rebound. Her presence on the court did not show on the stat sheet, but her energy and positive demeanor was much needed for the team. 8th grader Sophia Martinez, continues to prove to the team that she is a valuable asset and a force to be reckoned with when asked to step in. Senior Sherrena Bob, who did a fantastic job preventing second chance points on the defensive side by doing all the little things such as; boxing out and challenging the shooter, helped the team with two points, three rebounds, and an assist. Senior guard, Antonia Martinez, who unfortunately had a brief injury scare, was able to contribute to the team with her two points, one rebound, and a block before her night was cut short. (Contributed by Head Coach Roderick Stickley)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

lexingtonPennsylvania 50 Lexington 44 - OT

Lexington came up short in a hotly contested game against Pennsylvania that was decided in overtime. Heidy De La Rosa led Lexington with 22 points, eight steals, and five rebounds. Gigi Zheng chipped in with 14 points and two blocks.

LSD   8-7-13-12--4 = 44
PSD 14-3-12-11-10 = 50

Halftime - Pennsylvania led 17-15.

LSD (6-2):
Heidy De La Rosa: 22 points, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, 8 steals
Gigi Zheng: 14 points, 4 rebounds, 2 blocks
Dorgianny Flores: 6 points, 4 assists, 6 steals
May Tun: 2 points, 6 rebounds, 1 steal
Yenifer Garcia: 2 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks

New Mexico School for the Deaf's hunger to win pays off

By James Barron

new-mexicoLetty Perez saw a bright future.

She just had to sell the rest of the New Mexico School for the Deaf Roadrunners on it.

When Perez took over as head boys basketball coach in 2015, she inherited a group of mainly freshmen and eighth-graders that had great potential and she let them know it. After all, she saw most of them growing up at the boarding school that houses students from kindergarten to high school as the school’s athletic director, girls basketball coach and teacher.

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Source: Santa Fe New Mexican

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