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December 10, 2008 > CSD takes consolation championship

CSD takes consolation championship

By Giovanni Albanese Jr.

California School for the Deaf girls basketball team took the court at St. Elizabeth High School in Oakland from Thursday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 6, and left with a consolation championship.

After struggling in game one, losing 53-27 to International High School on Thursday, Dec. 4, the Lady Eagles bounced back strong.

On Friday, Dec. 5, Coach Debbie Ayres' team tipped off against Leadership-Hayward with a chance to go to the consolation championship game. CSD coasted in this game, as their leading scorer, Arica Jones (16), outdid the entire Leadership-Hayward team. The Lady Eagles advanced to the consolation championship by winning, 46-12.

In the consolation championship game, CSD was matched up with San Francisco Waldorf on Saturday, Dec. 6. It was a much tighter game throughout than it was the night before for CSD. Eventually, the Lady Eagles pulled away in the end, with the help of top scorers Arica Jones (16) and Alex Brinkley (11); and Shea Rasmus cleaned out the boards for CSD, hauling 13 rebounds.

CSD has an eight day layoff before starting up another tournament, December 18-20, at the Cloverdale Invitational.

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