2016-17 Boys Basketball Highlights

Thursday, February 23 – Lexington 42 New York 39 – First Round

As the game played on, NYSD struggled to take charge of the game. Lexington was leading 13-4 by the end of first period. At halftime, Lexington led 18-15 and in the final period, NYSD tried to catch up being down just by two points. NYSD could have made a score but it did not happen due to turnovers. It was heartbreaking loss for our boys.

LEX  13–5-16–8 = 42
NYSD 4-11–9-15 = 39

Halftime: Lexington led 18-15.

Saturday, February 25 – New York 71 Western Pennsylvania 57 – 5th place

Our boys did not quit playing against WPSD and earned the fifth place trophy. NYSD was struggled to get scores in the first period. After that, NYSD finally found their spark by making many great shots and scoring more than 20 points for three periods. WPSD could not stop NYSD’s hot hand. Senior Carlos Vegas had 23 points including going 6 for 8 at the charity stripe. Vega was also selected to the All-Tournament team. Next year’s ESDAA tournament will be hosted by Western Pennsylvania.

WPSD 17-14-10-16 = 57
NYSD   8-21-22-20 = 71

Halftime: Western Pennsylvania led 31-29.

Thursday, February, 16, 2017
New York 33 – EF International Academy 57

The last time we played EF International, we lost by more than 30 points. This game is different as we were able to play defense forcing them to struggle on their offense in the first half. We managed to stay close as we were down by two points at halftime. In the third quarter, EF International finally broke our defense and crushed us. Alnord Deski led with 9 points and 11 rebounds. Carlos Vega added eight points and seven rebounds.

EFI    7-7-25-18 = 57
NYSD 5-7-10-11 = 33

Halftime: EF International led 14-12.

Monday, February 13, 2017
Harvey School 46 New York 44

New York struggled in the first half as they were down by eight points. The third quarter saw us grab the first lead of the game but we could not hold onto the lead as we fell behind by three points at the end of the quarter. Our boys fought and finally got our lead back late in the game but with less than a minute remaining, Harvey rallied to tie the game 44-44. With just five seconds left in the game, Harvey scored defeating us.

NYSD   9–6-18-11 = 44
HRVY 10-13-15–8 = 46

Halftime: Harvey led 23-15

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Community School 62 New York 35

New York struggled with their offense as we got outscored in first three quarters, 50-18. The boys finally found their offense in the fourth quarter as they scored 17 points. Carlos Vega led the team with 15 points and four steals. Alnord Deski added six points and pulled eight rebounds. (Contributed by Athletic Director Nicolas Tegni)

NYSD  5–6–7-17 = 35
CHS 15-15-20-12 = 62

Halftime: Community led 30-11.

Saturday, February 4, 2017
New York 43 Pennsylvania 42

We led by three after the first quarter but the second quarter saw a lot of missed shots while PSD scored 17 points. After the intermission, we were able to shut down PSD’s key players who did not score much. Under pressure, we were able to tie PSD with 42 points in the fourth quarter with about 30 seconds left. Joseph Pon was fouled which sent him to the charity stripe. He missed his first attempt but made the second to give us the lead by a point. Our defense was able to contain PSD until time run out.

NYSD 13–7-7-16 = 43
PSD   10-17-4-11 = 42

Halftime: Pennsylvania led 27-20.

Jaykuss Figueroa: 13 points
Alnord Deski: 11 points, 7 rebounds
Carlos Vega: 11 points, 5 assists, 4 steals
Joseph Pon: 9 points, 7 rebounds

Thursday, February 2, 2017
New York 59 Rhode Island 24

We started out rusty in the first half as we were off for a week but our defense was able to control RISD from scoring. We were up by five points at the intermission and played much better offensively scoring 27 points in the third quarter. We were able to snap our six game losing streak with a victory.

RISD    7-5–5–7 = 24
NYSD 10-7-27-15 = 59

Halftime: New York led 17-12.

Carlos Vega: 11 points, 10 rebounds, 4 assists
Joseph Pon: 14 points
Jaykuss Figueroa: 20 points

Thursday, January 19, 2017
EF International 69 New York 35

NYSD struggled getting to score in the first three quarters against EF International’s size and quickness. We never gave up but suffered our fourth straight loss. We will visit Lexington on Tuesday, January 31st for our next game.

NYSD 3-4–5-23 = 35
EFI  22-8-21-18 = 69

Halftime: EF International led 30-7.

Jaykuss Figueroa: 11 points, 4 rebounds
Joseph Pon: 6 points
Carlos Vega: 12 points, 8 rebounds, 6 steals

Friday, January 13, 2017
Delaware 57 New York 44

NYSD played well and were down by just five points in the first half. Alnord Deski and Jackory Lora did a good job with rebounds against Tomiere Harris, a star player for Delaware. In the fourth period, we struggled with our offense because Delaware took advantage of our turnovers costing us a chance for victory. Our next game will be against Greens Meadows on Wednesday, January 18 at home. 

NYSD 14-10-16–4 = 44
DSD    13-16-16-12 = 57

Halftime: Delaware led 29-24.

Jackory Lora: 10 points, 7 rebounds
Alnord Deski: 12 points, 8 rebounds
Carlos Vega: 8 points

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Stamford Academy 71 New York 55

NYSD started out with an amazing performance in the first quarter but struggled in the second quarter getting outscored by 16 points. We tried to cut into Stamford’s lead in the second half but were not able to do so.

SA       11-21-16-22 = 71
NYSD 16–5-12-23 = 55

Halftime: Stamford led 32-21.

NYSD: Christian Gonzalez 14, Joshua 12, Alnord Deski 8, Jaykuss Figueroa 7, Carlos Vega 8.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
American 61 New York 54

NYSD the score close with ASD being down by just four points at halftime. Jaykuss Figueroa played well scoring 16 points in the first half. The boys fought hard to keep the game close but despite playing an amazing game, the team came up short by seven points. This was an improvement as we lost to ASD by 28 point in the last game. Figueroa had a great game with 23 points and Carlos Vega helped with 12 points.

NYSD 16-14–9-15 = 54
ASD    15-19-10-17 = 61

Halftime: American led 34-30.


Thursday, January 6, 2017
New York 69 New Jersey 55

New York finally played a game as we returned from vacation. NYSD controlled the lead every period but we were up by 24 points in the third quarter. We eventually struggled in getting points and NJSD played well enough to cut the lead. NYSD was stubborn not to lose our lead when we just led by two points. We finally pulled away to lead by eight points to snap our five game losing streak. Carlos Vega led the team with 27 points. Jaykuss Figueroa chipped in with 15 points and Alnord Deski scored 12 points along with grabbing 12 rebounds.

NJSD  13–7-16-19 = 55
NYSD 16-19-11-23 = 69

Halftime: New York led 35-20.

Friday, December 16, 2016
Marie Philip 49 New York 30

We suffered our third straight loss when Marie Philip jumped out to a 15-0 lead which we could not bounce back from. Senior Carlos Vega led with 17 points.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 
Montfort Academy 56 New York 31

We were missing Carlos Vega due to injury. Senior Joseph Pon had a season high nine points. Montfort Academy led by 20 points in the first half and we played better in the second half but were unable to mount a rally. Alnord Deski had seven points and seven rebounds.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
ASD 78 NYSD 51

Senior Carlos Vega had 24 points and four steals. Freshman Jackyus Figeroua played his first varsity game and scored nine points.

20th Annual Tip-off Basketball Tournament at New Jersey School for the Deaf

Four schools for the deaf competed in the 2016 20th annual Tip-Off Tournament on December 9 and 10: Lexington School for the Deaf (Lex), Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD), New Jersey School for the Deaf (NJSD), and New York School for the Deaf (NYSD).

Friday, December 9, 2016
NYSD 38 LEX 34

NYSD was well-prepared to face Lexington School for the Deaf in the opening round of the Tip Off tournament. They played well in the first half and led the game by 6 points.

In the third period, NYSD increased their lead by 9 points, playing a solid game. Admittedly, in the fourth period, the boys struggled to score.

Lexington stepped up their game in the fourth period, bringing the teams to a tie score with less than 5 minutes remaining. NYSD focused on maintaining control of the ball so that held on to their lead.

Joey Pon made two points in just about 40 seconds and attempted an unsuccessful free throw. NYSD was leading by two points. Lexington regained possession of the ball, but failed to score. NYSD was back in possession when Joey was fouled, earning the team 2 free throws.

NYSD kept control the remainder of the game and came away with the close win 38-34. NYSD’s hard work paid off, however, they were very relieved they came away with the win.

Carlos Vegas led with 16 points. Christian Gonzalez and Joey Pon had 9 points each.

LEX    5-10–7-12 = 34
NYSD 9-12-10–5 = 38

Saturday, December 10, 2016
On Saturday, NYSD faced Pennsylvania School for the Deaf (PSD) for the Championship title.  These teams played each other the week before, with NYSD taking the win by 16 points.

NYSD really invested their energy into this game and they used all their tools to beat PSD. During the first half, the teams were tied twice. NYSD finally took the lead before the end of first half.

The team was determined to hold on to the lead, however PSD did take advantage of a few turnovers. NYSD put their heads down, and fought to take back control and played well, ending the game with a 10-point lead.

Carlos Vegas had 16 points in the championship game. Joey Pon’s 3-pointers were on fire, making 4 out of 5 field goals. He had 12 points overall.

Congratulations to Carlos Vegas and Joey Pon, for earning All-Tournament awards. Coaches Nick Tegni and April Guillermo are also proud of the team for winning the Sportsmanship award.

New York School for the Deaf claimed their third straight Championship title in a row.

PSD    4–8-15–5 = 32
NYSD 4-14-14-10 = 42

The record is 5-1

Thursday, December 1, 2016
New York 44 French-American JV 30

New York led the entire game to record its’ third straight win. Carlos and Alnord combined for 27 points.

FAJV   10–6-6–8 = 30
NYSD 12-13-6-13 = 44

Halftime: New York led 25-16.

Carlos: 16 points, 5 rebounds and 2 steals
Joseph: 2 points and 13 rebounds
Alnord: 11 points and 14 rebounds
Yazeed: 2 points
Fernando: 2 points and 5 rebounds
Christian: 4 points
John: 1 points and 2 rebounds
Joshua: 4 points and 12 rebounds
Gergerio: 2 points

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
New York 50 Pennsylvania 34

New York had their second straight win against Pennsylvania. The team led the entire game. NYSD were leading all the way to the end. Carlos led New York with 21 points and 10 steals.

PSD     8–4–5-17 = 34
NYSD 10-13-12-15 = 50

Halftime: New York led 23-12.

Carlos: 21 points, 10 steals
Joseph: 9 points, 3 rebounds
Alnord: 6 points, 9 rebounds
Yazeed: 4 points
Fernando: 2 points
Christian: 6 points, 6 steals
John: 2 points

Monday, November 28, 2016
New York 36 Stormers 31

Last Monday, we had our first boys basketball game against the SMA Stormers HomeSchool. In absence of our head coach John Diehl, April Rose Guillermo, the assistant coach subbed as the head coach. In the first quarter, we led 14-2 and we did great. Yet, the Stormers found a way to defend us as we struggled with our offense in the second and third quarters. Fear not, we finally found our way back in the last quarter and prevailed. Carlos had 24 points with three assists. Alnord had 14 rebounds and Joseph had five steals.

SMA    2-9-10-10 = 31
NYSD 14-5–5-12 = 36

Halftime: New York led 19-11

Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our Feed