Indy Hawks capture 2011 WSAD Invitational

Indy Hawks Special Report

The Indy Hawks went to Chicago for the annual WSAD tournament yesterday (January 29th) and came home victorious for the fourth straight time. With only 8 players, the Hawks were able to defeat Lincoln (defending MAAD champions) 69-28 then defeated Chicago Stags (defending CAAD champions) 53-24 before meeting Central Zone for the championship which the Hawks won 57-52. Scoring among the Hawks were balanced each game and our defense, rebounding and ball-sharing among the versatile players were able to propel us each game. The players representing the Hawks were John Little, Brian Bippus, Eugene King, Onye Davis, Kevin Webster, Nick Parks, Sam Davis and Keith Westhoelter. Our record currently is 9-5 with a Fieldhouse League game coming up this Wednesday at 9pm.

Next week Wednesday on February 9th, the Hawks will give a basketball clinic to the ISD students in grades 1st to 4th at the KRC Gym from 3pm to 430pm. An expected 30 children will take part in different drills focusing on the fundamentals such as passing, dribbling, shooting and learning defense nuances.

In a related note, the Hawks are in dire need of donations and sponsorship to allow us to travel to the USADB Nationals held in Minneapolis this coming April. The Hawks have been in the USADB championship game 5 out of the last six years, winning in 2008 and 09. Our championships and continued team successes have helped make Indianapolis the “USA Capitol of Deaf Basketball” the past six year as well as being one of the favorites to win the 2011 USADB championship – a reality that needs our community’s help to happen. Please email Carl at indyhawks@gmail.com for further information.

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