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February 1, 2011 > CSD wins WSBC


By Biff Jones

Girls Basketball
Fremont's California School for the Deaf defeated their sister school, CSD Riverside, 35-27 in the championship game of the Western States Basketball Classic played last week in Salt Lake City, Utah. Coach Debbie Ayres squad also won 70-9 over Oregon SD in first round action and beat Washington SD 26-18 in the semis.

CSDF's Natalie Lizarraga and Alexandria Brinkley-Green were named to the all tournament first team. They were joined by teammates Darriyan Thomas and Kelsey Slocum on the second team.

Eagles (12-9, 4-2) resume Bay Conference League play at home Tuesday, Feb. 1, 6 p.m. vs. Oakland Military Institute. CSD then travels cross-town on Thursday, Feb. 3, to take on Fremont Christian High.

Fremont Christian won two BCL games last week: 44-18 over OMI and 28-21 vs. Chinese Christian to improve its winning streak to 13 in a row. Kemana Otosi had 14 points and 11 rebounds against OMI and 10 points, 13 boards in the CC game. Game against CSD will be the last regular season home game for the Warriors (16-3, 7-0) before hosting the BCL playoffs Feb. 17 and 19.

Milpitas High Trojans lost their only game last week, 64-38 at home to Saratoga High and fell to 9-10 overall and 5-2 in the El Camino Division of the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League. Up next is at Homestead High of Cupertino on Wednesday, Feb. 2 before returning home against Los Altos High, Feb. 4.

Boys Basketball
Milpitas boys also played its only game last week at home against Saratoga and won 52-50 in overtime. Derek Fox led the Trojans with 20 points. Boys are also 9-10 and 5-2 in El Camino and host both Mountain View High, Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Monta Vista High of Cupertino, Feb. 4.

On Monday, Jan. 24, FC hosted CSD and the Eagles came away with a 57-46 BCL road win. Carlos Lopez had 18 points for CSD and Michaelson Liddle 15. Warriors were led by Jeremiah Herzog with 19 points while Joel Thompson had 10.

CSD also traveled to Utah for the WSBC and won both its first game over Oregon SD 74-27 and its semifinal encounter with Arizona SD and Blind, 62-15. Eagles (13-7, 5-1) then defeated CSD-Riverside for the boys championship. Next is at OMI, Feb. 1 then the rematch with FC at CSD, Feb. 3, tipping off at 6 p.m. FC (9-9, 3-3) will host Thomas More High of San Jose on Wednesday, Feb. 2 before the CSD game.

Boys Soccer
It was a good week for Milpitas Coach Bill Leffler. After receiving his award on Jan. 26 from the Central Coast Section (CCS) Board of Managers for being the 2011 boys soccer coach of the year (see page 14 of the Jan. 28 edition of the TCV), Leffler's Trojans defeated Monta Vista at home, 3-2, then they traveled to Cupertino High on Jan. 28 and won again, 3-1.

In the MV game, Martin Lopez scored on an assist from Ramiro Ceja then later Ceja scored after being assisted by Lopez. Milpitas' other goal was by Andres Romero assisted by Jesus Gonzalez. Cupertino game was the Ceja and Andrew Shin show. Shin, just back from academic probation, scored two goals while Ceja knocked in the other and also assisted on one of Shin's. Trojans (6-5-2, 5-2) hosted Lynbrook High of San Jose on Monday, Jan. 31. Score was unavailable at press time. Next match for the Trojans is Feb. 4, at home vs. Fremont High of Sunnyvale.

Girls Soccer
Trojan girls improved to 9-5-1 overall and 6-1 in El Camino with a pair of wins last week. Last Wednesday they won at Santa Clara High 3-2 then on Friday, won a home match 2-0 over Cupertino. Against SC, Haley Garvey scored all three goals while Belen Acosta had an assist. In the Cupertino match Acosta and Kelly Forsyth scored the goals with Acosta, Garvey and Natalie Minor getting assists. Jessica Jimenez had four saves in goal in the shutout victory. Milpitas also played on Jan. 31 and traveled to Lynbrook. For schedules and results go to the Tri-City Voice Sports website, Next game for the Trojans is Friday, Feb. 4, at Fremont High of Sunnyvale.

Milpitas traveled to Fremont last week and lost 48-22. Of the 14 scheduled weight classes, five were forfeits, six pins and only three were decided by decision. Trojan victories and their weight classes were: Angelo Banzon (112 lbs.) a four-point decision, 17-10; Jammi Watan (119), three-point decision, 8-3; Michael Nguyen (130), three-point decision, 8-7; Virk Sukhpreet (145), pin; and Laurence Hou (171), pin.

CSD-Fremont's cheerleaders -- along with the boys and girls hoop teams -- won the competition at the WSBC in Salt Lake last week.

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