Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Champion Basketball Team

For the first time in history, a deaf team has won the New England Preps Schools Athletic Conference girls’ basketball title. The Learning Center for the Deaf in Framingham, Massachusetts won the NEPSAC Class D girls' basketball championship with a 43-35 win over Chase Collegiate of Waterbury, Connecticut. The Learning Center’s team is coached by Brad Crowell who is hearing but knows sign language. His team went 28-1 this year, dominated opponents and only losing three games in the past three seasons. The New England Preparatory School Athletic Council tournament committee had refused to recognize the Lady Ghosts until last year.