The first day of the 2016 Clerc Classic hosted by Maryland School for the Deaf found us, the #7 seed, playing versus the #2 seed, Texas School for the Deaf, in an afternoon game. The first half was a hotly contested match, both teams fighting for every ball, every possession, every second. At halftime, the score was TSD 26, CSDR 25. During the second half, the Cubs struggled to stay in the game but could not avoid mental mistakes and turnovers. By the fourth quarter, TSD had built up a considerable lead and never looked back. The final score was 59-47.
Our second game put us up against #6 seed Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf. It was the first game of the day, early in the morning. Both teams played their hearts out. The Cubs got off to a good start, captured the lead, and did not give it up the entire time. There was a point near the end of the game when MSAD fought back and came very close, but CSDR was able to stay in control and it helped us grab the win, 48-45.