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January 25, 2004

Bobcats get past Oklahoma Deaf

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil - Jan 25, 2004

FULTON, Mo. - The Iowa School for the Deaf boys basketball pulled out a 54-50 decision over Oklahoma School for the Deaf Saturday at Missouri Deaf.

"The game was back-and-forth the whole way," said Bobcat coach Dan Gradoville. "It could've gone either way."

The largest lead of the day for the Bobcats was the final margin of four points.

Leading the Iowa Deaf attack was Edlin Dorn, who scored 21 points, pulled down 23 rebounds, and swatted seven shots.

"He played well inside," said Gradoville. "He played great and also got a lot of help from his teammates."

Those teammates included Moises Arteaga, who scored 15 points and had five assists. Derek Bohlman had nine points and four rebounds, while David Arteaga added five points. Mack Weyers chipped in four points and five rebounds.

The Bobcats are next in action Tuesday, when they host Clarinda Academy in a girl/boy double header.

Oklahoma Deaf 15 14 13 8 - 50

Iowa Deaf 13 18 14 9 - 54

Oklahoma Deaf: S. Espep 15, T. Stultz 2, S. Fewel 10, S. Cornelson 15, S. Jenkins 8, G. Hall 0.

Iowa Deaf: Moises Arteaga 15 (5a), David Arteaga 5, Mack Weyers 4 (5r), Derek Bohlman 9 (4r), Edlin Dorn 21 (23r, 7b).

Records: Iowa Deaf (10-4).

Iowa Deaf 40,

Oklahoma Deaf 34

FULTON, Mo - Iowa School for the Deaf started off and finished strong as it defeated Oklahoma School for the Deaf in a prep girls basketball game Saturday, 40-34.

The Bobcats came out and doubled-up Oklahoma Deaf 14-7 in the first quarter, but Oklahoma Deaf came back and cut the Bobcat lead to only two at the half.

Oklahoma Deaf took a two-point lead into the fourth quarter as it out-scored the Bobcats 6-2 in the third frame as each offense struggled to put up points.

"We struggled shooting in the third quarte. The third quarter has been difficult for us all season," said Iowa Deaf coach Mike Shannon.

Jada Hart fouled out early in the fourth quarter for the Bobcats and the rest of the team picked up their effort with her absence.

"Jada was our catalyst and the team really rallied when she fouled out," said Shannon.

The Bobcats offense picked it up and outscored Oklahoma Deaf 18-10 in the final period to pick up the win.

"It was a close game, we struggled at times but it's good to pick up a win," said Shannon.

The Bobcats were led by Katie Romey, who had a double-double scoring 13 points and 12 rebounds. Karen Ruckman added 13 points.

Iowa Deaf 14 6 2 18 - 40

Oklahoma Deaf 7 11 6 10 - 34

Iowa Deaf: Liz Gramblin 2 (7r, 4a), Karen Ruckman 13 (9s, 5r), Jada Hart 2, Rachel Kill Small 0, Kasandra Case 6 (7r), Meredith Kasal 4, Erin Huntrods 0, Katie Romey 13 (12r).

Oklahoma Deaf: C. Stallings 2, M. Walters 2, Rebecca Greenwood 9, T. Nilo 0, Kelsey Jones 13, Camila Thurman 8.

Records: Iowa Deaf (6-6), Oklahoma Deaf (na).

©Daily Nonpareil 2004