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Prep Basketball Roundup - December 4

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Boys Basketball

kentuckyKentucky @ Viking Classic

Tennessee 50 Kentucky 13

It was KSD’s first game of two games at the Viking Classic held at Tennessee School for the Deaf. Tennessee opened the game by scoring the game’s first 16 points. KSD wasn’t able to match Tennessee’s aggressiveness and quickness. Turnovers’ hurting KSD so far this season as KSD had 21 turnovers this morning. We have to work on everything including fundamentals.

Richard Ward had seven rebounds while Miller and Howard each had a block. The team shot 2 of 7 at the charity stripe. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

KSD    1–-9--2--1 = 13
TSD 18-12-10-10 = 50

Halftime - Tennessee led 30-10.

KSD (0-3): Yance 3, Howard 8, Dorn 1, Vickery 1.

TSD (2-2): Davidson 2, Harris 6, Freeman 8, Williams 9, Williamson 9, Currie 8, Staggs 4, Mould 4.

South Carolina 54 Kentucky 27

KSD completed the Viking Classic by going winless. South Carolina raced to a nine-point lead after first quarter. First quarter has been a thorn to KSD so far in the early part of season. KSD needs to work on passing and rebounding. KSD had a season high 30 turnovers which limited their field goal attempts to 29.

Aaron Howard led the team with 16 points, six rebounds, and two blocks but committed 11 turnovers. John Collins had two steals and the team did not have any three pointers. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

KSD       4--7--6-10 = 27
SCSDB 13-17-16--8 = 54

Halftime - South Carolina led 30-11.

KSD (0-4): Howard 16, Dorn 2, Miller 3, Collins 2, Rhodes 2.

SCSDB (1-2): Smith 12, Beritez 5, Moore 34, Vincent 3.

Girls Basketball

south-carolinaSouth Carolina @ Viking Classic

Alabama 41 South Carolina 6

Yasmeen Crute scored all of six points for South Carolina.

SCSDB 0--2-4-0 = 6
ASD  18-14-2-5 = 41

Halftime - Alabama led 30-2.

Kentucky 49 South Carolina 16

Ashley Moss had eight points and DeAsia Miller added five as South Carolina fell to Kentucky and completed Viking Classic weekend with a 0-3 record.

SCSDB 6--0--3-7 = 16
KSD  17-13-14-4 = 49

Halftime - Kentucky led 30-6.

SCSDB (0-3): Moss 8, Miller 5, Crute 2, Plifer 1.

American and Marie Philip split NESD championships

americanSummary of day two at the New England Schools for the Deaf Tip-Off Tournament (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

Horace Mann 21 Rhode Island 15 - 3rd Place

In the first match up between Rhode Island School for the Deaf and Horace Mann School for the Deaf girls, Horace Mann used steady and strong play from the point guard position to control the tempo throughout the game. Horace Mann was able to secure a 21-15 victory.

Rhode Island 31 Horace Mann 13 - 3rd Place

In the second game of the day, Horace Man School for the Deaf boys took on Rhode Island School for the Deaf. RISD dominated from the opening tip off, leading by as much as 15 points early in the game. RISD was able to avoid any critical mistakes down the stretch to secure a 31-13 victory.

Marie Philip 22 American 16 - Championship

In the girls championship game between American School for the Deaf and Marie Philip School for the Deaf, both teams fought through early scoring trouble. After Marie Philip took a 7-2 lead, American dominated the final three minutes of the first half to take 8-7 lead at halftime. Marie Philip was able to hit three three-pointers in the second half to retake the lead for good at 16-7 and MPS would never relinquish the lead, winning by a final score of 22-16.

American 44 Marie Philip 38 - Championship

In the boys championship game between American School for the Deaf and Marie Philip School for the Deaf, was the game of the tournament. MPS raced out to a dominating 12-3 first quarter lead and 26-9 halftime lead playing with far more energy than ASD and taking full advantage of early foul trouble and missed shots. It was a very physical game on both ends of the court. ASD closed the gap to 10 points making the score 37-27 at the end of the third period. ASD continued their torrid shooting and defense to take the lead for good with 4 minutes remaining the game, sealing the 44-38 victory with late free throws.

Girls final results
1st - Marie Philip
2nd - American
3rd - Horace Mann
4th - Rhode Island

Boys final results
1st - American
2nd - Marie Philip
3rd - Rhode Island
4th - Horace Mann

Girls: Horace Mann School for the Deaf
Boys: Rhode Island School for the Deaf

Girls All-Stars
Jenasia Butler, Horace Mann
Olivia Collins, Rhode Island
Craichelle Morrison, American
Emily Pagan, American
Emily Dy, Marie Philip
Shayla Rochette, Marie Philip

Boys All-Stars
Mohammed Abanoor, Horace Mann
Timothy Jallah, Rhode Island
Dylan Christoffels, Marie Philip
Kacey Monahan, Marie Philip
Omar Shariff, American
Andrew Ray Taylor, American

rhode-islandSummaries from Rhode Island School for the Deaf (Contributed by Athletic Director Nathan Engel)

Boys Basketball

On Friday night we opened our 2017-18 season at the New England Tip-Off Tourney hosted by the American School for the Deaf. We played Marie Philip School who is expected to be in top two teams in the Division 1 ESDAA Boys tourney this year. They started out very strong and we had a hard time against their talented players but we did not stop playing from start to the end. Timothy Jallah scored seven points for the Roosters while playing the point guard position and Juan Fernandez-Espinal scored six points. MPS won the game by the final score of 46 to 13.

On Saturday in the 3rd place game, we played Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. We started off strong leading 12 to 0 in the first quarter and never looked back. We showed great team work and played hard on defense. Timothy Jallah, for the second straight game, handed the ball as our point guard and kept the offense in control. Jallah scored 10 points and Juan Fernandez-Espinal added a season-high 14 points with our forward Mario Pacheco chipping in seven points.

RISD boys finished in 3rd place for the tournament and was awarded the Sportsmanship award which we are proud of. Timothy Jallah was selected to the tournament All-Star team.

Girls Basketball

RISD Lady Roosters started this season with the New England Schools for the Deaf Basketball Tip-Off Tournament, hosted by American School for the Deaf. Our first game was against the host school ASD girls' team.

Both teams started out the game a little sloppy as only two points was scored in the first quarter. ASD Girls started to pick things up with a strong 2nd quarter and had a 17-2 halftime lead.

Our young team tried their best to improve in the second half by focusing on improving ourselves and showed great effort the whole game. We lost the game 33-6.

RISD 0--2--0-4 = 6
ASD 2-15-12-4 = 33

Halftime - American led 17-2.

Melissa E.: 4 points
Ellie L.: 2 points

On Saturday in the 3rd place game, we played Horace Mann School for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. This was a lot more competitive and a fun game for both teams involved. The game was tense all the way from the beginning to the end and the lead was never too big.

We got great contributions from unexpected players on both ends of the court and actually held the lead through the first half before letting HMS go on a run and take the lead, which they never surrendered. HMS would win the game by the final score of 21-15.

HMS  4-2-9-6 = 21
RISD 6-2-4-3 = 15

Halftime - Rhode Island led 8-6.

Melissa E.: 7 points
Ellie L.: 6 points
Lillian K.: 2 points

Kansas girls win Neesam Classic, boys fall short

Kansas @ Neesam Classic

Girls Basketball

Kansas rode on the backs of Kaylee Wells and Madison Welch at the Neesam Classic this past weekend at Minnesota to claim their second straight championship. Wells and Welch scored in double digits in all three games to power Kansas to a 3-0 record and the tournament championship.

2017 Kansas GBB Neesam Classic champs
2017 Neesam Classic Champions - Kansas School for the Deaf (Photo courtesy of KSD Athletics)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Kansas 58 Iowa 10

ISD    6—-4 = 10
KSD 37—21 = 58

Halftime - Kansas led 37-6.

Kaylee Wells: 18 points, 4 assists
Madison Welch: 18 points, 8 rebounds,
Tiadra Vang: 6 points, 6 assists
Taylor Wise: 2 points, 7 rebounds
Ravin Greene: 8 points, 8 rebounds
Katja Grace: 3 points, 7 rebounds

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kansas 41 Wisconsin 32

KSD  29—12 = 41
WSD 14—18 = 32

Halftime - Kansas led 29-14.

Madison Welch: 18 points, 20 rebounds, 3 steals
Kaylee Wells: 10 points, 2 steals
Tiadra Vang: 10 points, 3 assists, 4 steals

Kansas 54 Minnesota 32

KSD  33—21 = 54
MSAD 8—24 = 32

Halftime - Kansas led 33-8.

Madison Welch: 20 points, 12 rebounds
Kaylee Wells: 15 points, 3 assists, 3 steals
Tiadra Vang: 14 points, 6 assists
Ravin Greene: 4 points, 12 rebounds
Katja Grace: 2 points, 4 rebounds

Boys Basketball

The Kansas Jackrabbits went 2-1 at the Neesam Classic last weekend held on the campus of Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. Kansas had a chance to win the Neesam Classic championship after dominating Iowa and Wisconsin when they faced the host team, Minnesota in the weekend’s final game. Kansas was shot down 60-40 allowing Minnesota to win the championship over Kansas and Wisconsin when all three finished with an identical 2-1 record based on points differential.

Friday, December 1, 2017

ISD    8--4 = 12
KSD 36-29 = 65

Halftime - Kansas led 36-8.

Jayman Washington: 12 points, 11 rebounds
Raul Melgar: 10 points
Tyler Mayfield: 11 points
Marcus Aiken: 12 points
Tayte McCaskey: 8 points, 13 rebounds
Sethan Rolofson: 12 assists

Team Total FG: 27
Team Total 3FG: 11
Team Total FT: 0-1

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Kansas 69 Wisconsin 55

WSD 20-35 = 55
KSD  45-24 = 69

Halftime - Kansas led 45-20.

Jayman Washington: 25 points, 17 rebounds
Raul Melgar: 15 points
Tayte McCaskey: 18 points, 15 rebounds

Team Total FG: 28
Team Total 3FG: 6
Team Total FT: 6-15

MSAD 24-36 = 60
KSD   13-27 = 40

Halftime - Minnesota led 24-13.

Jayman Washington: 17 points, 11 rebounds
Raul Melgar: 10 points
Tayte McCaskey: 4 points, 8 rebounds

Team Total FG: 16
Team Total 3FG: 2
Team Total FT: 6-14

Prep Basketball Roundup - December 2

Friday, December 1, 2017

americanSummary of day 1 of the New England Tip off (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

ASD Varsity Girls played against Rhode Island School for the Deaf to open the tournament. After a messy first quarter ASD was able to score in the final seconds to take a 2-0 lead. The basket appeared to set things in motion for ASD as they rolled to a 33-6 victory in a game that featured more combined turnovers than combined points scored.

ASD Varsity Boys played against Horace Mann School for the Deaf for the second game. ASD raced out to a 10-0 lead early highlighted with quick ball movement. The score was 36-5 at halftime and started a running clock for the second half. ASD played their second string for the second half and won the game 69-11.

Marie Philip School for the Deaf Girls played against Horace Mann School for the Deaf. Marie Philip overcame some early mental errors to take a commanding lead by halftime. MPS initiated a running clock early in the fourth quarter before HMSD started to make a small comeback but MPS was able to secure a 36-13 victory.

In our final game of the night, Marie Philip School for the Deaf Boys faced Rhode Island School for the Deaf. MPS controlled the game immediately from the start. The score was 36-0 at halftime. MPS then cruised to a 46-13 victory following a running clock for the second half.

RISD Girls will play HMSD Girls for 3rd place at 9:00 am
HMSD Boys will play RISD Boys for 3rd place at 10:30 am
MPS Girls will play ASD Girls for the Championship at 12:00 pm
ASD Boys will play MPS Boys for the Championship at 1:30 pm

Boys Basketball

kentuckyAlabama 59 Kentucky 12

Alabama opened up the game with a 28-0 run thanks to full court pressure that led Kentucky into piling up turnovers at the Viking Classic being held at the Tennessee School for the Deaf. Aaron Howard’s 3-pointer put finally got Kentucky on board. Youth and inexperience was a big factor for Kentucky. Kentucky had 28 turnovers with 20 of them coming in the first half. Howard and Yance each had a three-pointer. (Contributed by Coach Leslie Stayer, Jr.)

KSD   0--5--5--2 = 12
ASD 18-16-13-12 = 59

Halftime - Alabama led 34-5.

KSD (0-2): Yance 3, Ward 4, Howard 5.

ASD (4-2) Dorda 4, Stults 4, Holman 6, Wallace 12, McKinnie 6, Garrett 2, Paige 5, Williams 8, McCroe 2, Simons 10.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Boys Basketball

virginiaeastern-north-carolinaEastern North Carolina 40 Virginia 26

Eastern North Carolina picked up its’ fifth win of the season on the road against Virginia. Jeremiah Deans powered Eastern North Carolina’s offense with 12 points followed by Luis Vargus with 11. Thomas Manning had 13 points for Virginia.

ENCSD 11-18-8--3 = 40
VSDB     4--3-7-12 = 26

Halftime - Eastern North Carolina led 29-7.

ENCSD (5-0): Deans 12, Eason, Vargus 11, Carlton 10, Foote, Cooke, Robinson 7, Brayboy, McLaughlin.

VSDB (1-3): Maxwell 3, King 1, Manning 13, Laurore 1, Decker, Manning 8.

Prep Basketball Roundup - December 1

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Girls Basketball

americanAmerican 19 Midstate Christian 15

American School for the Deaf Varsity Girls team opened up the varsity season with a 19-15 victory against Midstate Christian. ASD built a large lead heading into the fourth period before MidState was able to fight back. A basket by Emily Pagan with less than 30 seconds remaining in the game sealed the victory. The team was led by Craichelle Morrison with 13 points and Emily Pagan chipped in an additional six points as ASD was able to win minus two key starters. (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

mississippiMississippi 61 Mount Olive 21

Three players scored in double-digits for Mississippi as they overpowered Mount Olive last night for their fifth straight victory.

MSD (5-0): Raegan Hendrix 17, Nilah O'Rey 16, Alexis Roberts 11.

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 37 New Jersey 20

Our Lady Panthers played their first game of the season against the New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD). The girls worked hard and came home with a victory! It was a great start to the season and the the girls are looking forward to improving as a team. Senior Yasmean Evans had 10 points and nine rebounds and sophomore Maysan had her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 20 rebounds. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

new-mexicoCimarron 59 New Mexico 27

Lindsay Hand led New Mexico with 17 points and Mya Malone had team high 7 rebounds with a block.

NMSD (1-1): Hand 17, Baca 7, Malone 3.

Team Total FG: 7-49
Team Total 3FG: 3-6 (Hand 2, Baca)
Team Total FT: 4-8

indianaBethesda Christian 68 Indiana 32

Anya Pothroski had 13 points and Kate Lorenzo scored seven for Indiana in a loss to Bethesda Christian.

BC 21-14-24-9 = 68
ISD 13--3--9-7 = 32

Halftime - Bethesda Christian led 35-16

BC (6-0): Maddi Fulks 26, McKenna Baker 18, Rachel Shafer 14, Ally Charleswood 4, Brooke Dodson 3, Darcy Patterson 3.

ISD (1-6): Anya Pothroski 13, Kate Lorenzo 7, Kalena Bumbala 6, Annalise Alberti 4, Caitlyn Smith 2.

Tennessee - Lady Viking basketball drops a district game to Hancock County 65-43. MarCreshia Phillips led with 25 points and nine rebounds.

Boys Basketball

marylandMaryland 67 Redeemer Classical Christian 6

Junior Rory Lewis tied the school record for most treys in a game with eight as Maryland rolled over Redeemer Classical Christian in a season opening win.

RCC    4--0--0-2 = 6
MSD 25-19-18-5 = 67

Halftime - Maryland led 44-4.

John Werner, Jr.: 8 points, 3 assists, 4 steals
Rory Lewis: 26 points
Esteban Kovacs: 5 points, 6 assists, 4 steals
Miguel Pavao: 6 points, 3 rebounds
Stefan Anderson: 9 points, 4 assists, 5 rebounds
Jason Werner: 9 points, 11 rebounds
Thomas Apfel, Jr.: 2 points, 3 steals
Janos Giuranna: 2 points, 5 rebounds

Team Total FG: 27
Team Total 3FG: 9 (Lewis 8, Kovacs)
Team Total FT: 4-8

RCC: Isaiah Taft 3, Josh Sadowski 1, Aaron Sadowski 2.

Team Total FG: 2
Team Total 3FG: 1 (Taft)
Team Total FT: 1-1

americanAmerican 64 Midstate Christian 8

American School for the Deaf Varsity Boys basketball team opened the season with a resounding 64-8 victory over Midstate Christian. First string played for half of the first quarter before giving away to second string and third string. Second and third string played out the rest of the game. Jey Cruz notched 13 points and six steals in his varsity debut. Andrew Parent scored nine points, several players contributed 4-6 points each. Andrew Ray Taylor scored eight points in less than four minutes of action. Focus from the second quarter on was skill development and passing. (Contributed by Athletic Director Mason Wood)

pennsylvaniaPennsylvania 45 New Jersey 16

We traveled to New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD) for our first basketball game and the boys were ready to go along with some of our new players who did really. The top scorers were Jacob Cross with 12 points, seven rebounds, and five steals. Nasir Ford had 16 points, four rebounds, four steals, and four blocks. Peter Dammer finished with eight points and three rebounds. Hazim Haroun grabbed five rebounds and newcomer Darnell Godbolt had four points. (Contributed by Athletic Director Matt Bujak)

PSD 15-17-6-7 = 45
NJSD 2--4-2-8 = 16

Halftime - Pennsylvania led 35-6.

mississippiMount Olive 49 Mississippi 38

Mark Campbell had team high 15 points and four steals for Mississippi and Kenmarkis Meeks added 13 points with three steals and three assists.

MSD  7-11-10-10 = 38
MO 13-14—-8-14 = 49

Halftime - Mount Olive led 27-18.

MSD (1-4): K. Meeks 13, Campbell 15, Wilson 2, Jones 5, Moore 2.

Team Total FG: 12-43
Team Total 3FG: 0-7
Team Total FT: 13-22

indianaBethesda Christian 67 Indiana 32

Jared Beckler scored team high 10 points, five rebounds, and three assists for Indiana. Jared Pothorski chipped in with eight points and five rebounds.

ISD (1-1): Beckler 10, Jenkins 2, Bippus 9, Dickerson 3, Pothorski 8.

Team Total FG: 9-28
Team Total 3FG: 2-16 (Beckler, Dickerson)
Team Total FT: 8-19

Tennessee - Vikings Basketball fall to Hancock County. 62-35. DeSean Freeman led with 14 points and six rebounds.

Texas 50 KIPP Austin 30

KIPP (4-2)  9--5--3-13 = 30
TSD (3-0) 17-12-14--7 = 50

Halftime - Texas led 29-14.

Prep Basketball Roundup - November 30

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Boys Basketball

lexingtonLexington 65 Summit Nyack 18

Lexington cruised to an easy league win against Summit Nyack behind Timar Harris’ team high 17 points. Jordan Laikram had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds along with two blocks.

SNS   2--9--5--2 = 18
LSD 14-10-22-19 = 65

Halftime - Lexington led 24-11.

Timar Harris: 17 points, 2 assists, 2 steals
Jordan Laikram: 12 points, 12 rebounds, 3 steals, 2 blocks
Jayden Orland: 12 points, 3 steals
Aaron Laikram: 11 rebounds, 2 blocks
Steve Salmon: 8 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists
Tayqwan Richardson: 4 points, 10 rebounds
Jovanni Vega: 7 points
David Perez: 3 points
Adem Mahassin: 2 points

Metro League: 2-0

floridaFlorida 67 Taylor Pierson 59

It's nice to follow up a win with another one the next night. We're still far from perfect but will take a 2-0 start to the season. We improved in some areas of our game, but regressed in some others. We will need our bench players to start to step up soon if we want to maintain this nice momentum we've got going for us now. (Contributed by Head Coach Eric LeFors)

FSDB 16-14-21-16 = 67
TAY   20-15-11-12 = 58

Halftime - Taylor Pierson led 35-30.

FSDB (2-0): Yahir Rodriguez 20, Quintin Galpine 19, Wallace Burrell 12, Enow Otto 8, Samy Vital 4, Cody Newsome 4.

Girls Basketball

floridaTaylor Pierson 27 Florida 21

Yesterday night, the Varsity Lady Dragons had our third straight game at Taylor (Pierson). Our girls were not 100% physically and mentally ready for the game. We moved slowly on both offenses and defenses. We missed many shots near the basket. We made many turnovers. However, we know the girls will work hard and improve some during our practices. (Contributed by Head Coach Joy Moers)

Points: Ja’Myra Harris 9, Lourdine Jordonne 6, Olivia Brown 4, Keliah Williams 2
Steals: Olivia Brown 5, Ja’Myra Harris 3, Keliah Williams 2, Samantha Suarez 2
Rebounds: Lourdine Jordonne 8, Samantha Suarez 8, Keliah Williams 6, Shanna Cooley 3
Assists: Olivia Brown 2, Samantha Suarez 2, Lourdine Jordonne 1

riversideRiverside Prep 37 Riverside 26

Riverside could not get any offense going with the team shooting just 19% from the field as they fell to Riverside Prep at the Knights Classic basketball tournament. Alexandra Monge had team high eight points and Lily DeSimone grabbed 10 rebounds.

RP    10-15--8-4 = 37
CSDR 6--5-10-5 = 26

Halftime - Riverside Prep led 25-11.

CSDR (1-1): Williams 1, Fry 2, Ruiz 2, Salazar 4, Monge 8, Blakery 2, Metzner 7.

Team Total FG: 7-36
Team Total 3FG: 1-7 (Monge)
Team Total FT: 9-16

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Boys Basketball

new-yorkNew York 46 Green Meadows Waldorf School 38

In the first quarter, we took the control with a 16-point lead at 20-4. For the next two quarters, our boys got too comfortable and did not play hard on offense but did well with our defense. As we went into the 4th quarter, we were up by 16 points. GMWS finally found their offense as we continued to struggle with ours and they made a big 13-4 in the first five minutes and our lead shrunk to 42-31. We fought hard with our defense which allowed us to stop GMWS’ offense. With an under minute left, we took control of the game with our defense and didn’t allow GMWS any more points. Sophomore Jaykuss played very well with 17 points and two assists. Junior Alnord added 11 points and nine rebounds. (Contributed by Head Coach Nicolas Tegni)

NYSD 20-8-8-10 = 46
GMWS 4-8-8-18 = 38

Halftime - New York led 28-12.

Jaykuss Figueroa: 17 points, 2 assists, 4 steals
Alnord Deski: 11 points, 9 rebounds,
Yazeed Al-Khatib: 6 points, 2 assists
Joshua Crawford-Ponder: 4 points, 3 rebounds, 1 block

Girls Basketball

new-yorkGreen Meadows Waldorf School 32 New York 27

We played our first game against Green Meadow Waldorf at Spring Valley, NY. We were down by nine points in the first half. New York worked hard to grab a lead after 2:43 minutes by one point in the second half but unfortunately we could not hold onto it. Silmara Campos led with 12 points and Kiara Herrara had 10 points. In addition, Samantha Pon had 14 rebounds. (Contributed by Head Coach John Diehl)

NYSD  2-4-11-10 = 27
GMWS 6-9--2-15 = 32

Halftime - Green Meadows Waldorf led 15-6.

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