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Iowa Deaf Girls Bow

February 5, 2007

KELLI COONEY, Staff Writer


The Thomas Jefferson prep girls freshman basketball team defeated Iowa School for the Deaf 32-25 on Parent’s Day at Iowa Deaf.

Catherine Wellman led the Lady Jackets with eight points, including a big 3-pointer to start the game. Mara George and Kelsey Byers added six points each.

The Bobcats held the Lady Jackets scoreless in the first five minutes of the second frame and the first four and a half minutes of the third quarter.

Sophomore guard Kiley Peterson led the Bobcat effort with 11 points and eight steals.

“She’s our leader on the court,” said Iowa Deaf coach Mike Shannon. Peterson hit a huge 3-pointer with three minutes to go in the fourth to tie the score for the first time at 24-24.

Thomas Jefferson went on an 8-0 run to pull away with the lead for good.

Anjoylen Tafoya had six rebounds to lead defense, followed by Heather Nurse with five boards and three points.

“Heather went to the basket,” said Shannon, “She hasn’t done that all year.”

The loss today doesn’t come on a lack of effort from the girls. “They work hard and they try hard,” Shannon said.

The Bobcats hit the road Wednesday for Minnesota, for the Great Plains School for the Deaf Tournament, Feb. 9-11. The Bobcats face Kansas School for the Deaf in the opening round on Thursday at noon.

Thomas Jefferson Freshmen 12 7 3 10 – 32

Iowa Deaf 6 5 6 8 – 25

Thomas Jefferson Freshmen: Mary Smelser 5, Catherine Wellman 8, Mara George 6, Kelsey Byers 6, Haley Johnson 1, Jackie Sieh 4, Emily Arnold 2.

Iowa Deaf: Kiley Peterson 11 (2r, 8s, 3a), Fawn Humlicek 2 (3r), Carly Weyers (4r, 1s), Alicia Sterr 3 (2r, 1s), Kelsey Abel 6 (3r, 2s), Anjoylen Tafoya (6r, 2s), Heather Nurse 3 (5r, 3s, 1b).


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  1. Anonymous
    October 2, 2007 at 11:07 pm

    kiley is awesome !!!!!

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