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SMSD Hosts 1st 1-90 Classic
2/1/2013

 

Yesterday was the first time ever had a triple header with Rochester.  It opened with the  both school’s Grade School teams followed by the Boy’s Varsity game and then finished with the Girl’s Varsity game  The I-90 Classic(named this because the I-90 Thruway connects both of these schools/cities) turned out to be a real success and we hope to continue this event annually!

 

One of the highlights was having two of the highest scoring basketball players in New York State in attendance. One of them was Charles Palmer(a graduate of Rochester in 2002)who is the RSD girls coach and is recognized as the NYSPHAA Scoring Leader with 2,875 points.  Crystle Marion also was present for the game(a graduate of St. Mary’s in 2012)who last year broke the WNY Girls Scoring Record and finished with 2,527 career points.

 

Results of the I-90 Classic:

 

Elementary Game

 

ST. Mary’s 20     Rochester 16

 

The grade school game was a great game to watch and the kids really had fun. ST. Mary’s opened up hot and took  the lead in the beginning.  RSD managed to come back in the second half and made it a real close game! There were  some great performances and efforts by all!

 

Boys Varsity Game

 

Rochester 47- ST. Mary’s 27

 

The Bison’s were outmatched against a very talented, deep and balanced RSD team from the start of the game.  RSD came out pressing and we had a difficult time handling this without point guard Baylen Oliver who was out sick.  Despite the big lead by RSD the Bison’s continued to play and never gave up.  We managed to play better in the second half against many of the RSD reserves and put together a solid fourth quarter performance.

 

Dustin Robinson lead all scorers with 25 points and had 14 rebounds.

Jacob Rhoades has 2 points.

 

Our record: 0-10

 

Girls Varsity Game

 

Rochester 45- St. Mary’s 28

 

The nightcap of yesterdays triple-header featured the Lady Bison’s against the Lady Wildcats.  It was nice to see our girls getting healthier and having more players to compete against Rochester.  The game started well for St. Mary’s and appeared that they were able to play “toe to toe” with their rival despite not having played together in 3 weeks.  However, early foul trouble and missed shots put the Lady Bison’s in a hole that we could never climb ourselves out of. Despite a late surge by our squad in the 4th quarter it was too little too late and RSD was able to knock us off. 

 

Overall Record: 6-5

 

Shakenya Ward-Brassell: 17pts

Andrea Lewis: 9pts

 

Thanks for Rochester School for the Deaf for coming out for some friendly competition! We look forward to continuing the tradition next year!

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