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January 17, 2004

Bobcats sink KSD

From: Council Bluffs Daily Nonpareil, IA - Jan 17, 2004

MIKE BROWNLEE , Staff Writer

The Iowa School School for the Deaf boys basketball team used improved effort in the second half and large doses of Edlin Dorn to pull away from Kansas School for the Deaf Friday evening at the Lied Center, 39-26

After going up 10-2 after the first quarter, the Bobcats trudged through the first minutes of the second frame, which spurred coach Dan Gradoville to pull all five starters off the court.

"We were lethargic," said Gradoville. "I needed to make an attitude adjustment."

With the starters on the bench, Iowa Deaf didn't score in the second quarter, while the Jackrabbits went on a 10-0 run to take a 12-10 lead at intermission.

The Bobcats came out of the locker room at halftime with renewed enthusiasm, holding Kansas Deaf to five points while scoring 18 points.

"I think they got the point," said Gradoville.

Dorn asserted himself in the frame, overcoming Kansas Deaf's 2-3 zone to score 12 points, block two shots, and also find Eric Humlicek with a pretty baseline assist.

"(Dorn) was more assertive down low (in the second half)," said Gradoville. "The kids did a better job of finding him. That's where we need to go with the ball."

Dorn was again the focal point in the final frame, spurring a game-icing 7-0 run with a steal and coast-to-coast crossover into a baseline leaner which drew a foul.

He converted the free throw to complete and finished the run by diving for a loose ball, then finding Humlicek for an easy layup, for two of his eight points.

Dorn finished with 21 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks.

Also coming up big for the Bobcats was Moises Arteaga, who scored six of his eight points in the second half and had four assists.

"He has to play well for us to be successful," said Gradoville. "Moises is a real important part of our team.

"When he's going we get going."

Kansas Deaf 2 10 5 9 - 26

Iowa Deaf 10 0 18 11 - 39

Kansas Deaf: Jeff Zimmerman 0, Justin Brown 7, Dean Muszynski 0, Chester Kuschmider 4, Kyle Kuschmider 0, Michael Storm 2, Kelly Birch 0, Tim Schwarzenberger 4, Michael Harper 2, Greg Carlson 7.

Iowa Deaf: Shane Estes 0, Josh Scherling 0, Moises Arteaga 8 (4a), Eric Humlicek 8, Jordan Borgalia 0, Mack Weyers 2, Derek Bohlman 0 (4r), Tyler Kerger 0, Edlin Dorn 21 (10r, 2a, 3b), David Arteaga 0.

Records: Iowa Deaf (8-3).

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