Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal presents Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Spread the word and tune in for the latest Yeshiva League hockey and basketball information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. For a deeper look at Yeshiva Sports check out Court Report, also hosted by Elliot, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. (ET) (replay on Sundays from 7-8pm ET). Check out the transcript of this morning’s update below.
Thank you Nachum,
With the hockey and volleyball championships having been completed, this past week was solely devoted to the hardwood as four of the five basketball championships took place. Contests were held for the “Crowns” of the remaining leagues, including Girls Varsity B, Girls JV and the grand finale to the Winter sports season, the JV and Varsity Boys championships which took place this past Sunday at Yeshiva University. We’ll give you the scoop on who went home with grand prize, straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Yeshiva University’s Max Stern Athletic Center, once again host to the Yeshiva League Varsity and JV basketball games, saw two more capacity crowds fill its stands on Sunday when Flatbush and DRS and Frisch and SAR squared off in their respective title contests.
The JV game led off the day with the undefeated Frisch Cougars, the West Champions taking on the West #2 seed the SAR Sting. These two teams played last year to a 1 point Frisch victory. SAR down 6 midway through the second quarter saw Noah Gurin and Jack Schwalbe make up the difference, tying the game at 17-17. The defending champions took control from there, scoring 11 straight points, including a Jack Stepner three as the clock wound down to take a 28-17 lead into the locker room that SAR would struggle to recover from the rest of the afternoon. In the 4th, Frisch’s free throw shooting kept the Sting from getting closer than 9 as the Frisch Cougars would repeat as JV Basketball champions by the score of 68-55. Stepner would receive MVP honors, scoring 21 points in the victory. Congratulations to Head Coach Dovey Forman and the Frisch School on their 2nd straight banner.
Also, congratulations to Frisch on their winning the JV Girls Championship last night.
In the Varsity game, the nation’s #1 team, the DRS Wildcats, took on Eastern Conference foe, the Flatbush Falcons. Two years ago, these squads met with DRS taking home the crown after a massive victory. This game would be somewhat similar. DRS would open up an 11 point lead after 1 before Flatbush would right their ship as the Falcons would only go into the locker room down 13 at the midway point. But right out of the gate, DRS’ Yoav Deutsch would catch fire, just as he did two years ago, scoring 9 of his team high 17 points to push the game out of reach, as DRS walked away victorious 63-34. For DRS, their 2nd championship in the last 4 years, this also completes the first ever undefeated season, as the Wildcats plowed through the Magen David preseason tournament, Cooper, Satran, Saracheck and now the Yeshiva League en route to a perfect 33-0. Gabe Leifer would take home MVP honors, scoring 16 and causing a mess in the post for Flatbush defenders. Not all was bleak for the Falcons, however, Junior Abie Rosow led the game with 18 points and kicked off the conversation about next year’s Varsity impact player right after the buzzer sounded. Congratulations to Head Coach Arvum Stein and to DRS on their 2nd championship in the last 2 weeks.
And congrats to SKA on winning the Girls B basketball championship.
For more in depth Championship coverage tune in to tonight’s Season finale of the Court Report, only on the Nachum Segal Network. Tonight, we’ll talk to Jay Aron, HAFTR’s basketball broadcaster and the voice of the broadcasts for all four boys championship games about his take on all of the action from last Sunday’s hockey finals and this Sunday’s basketball finals. All that and more tonight at 7PM only on the Nachum Segal Network.
Finally, although the Winter season has wrapped up, and basketball and hockey gyms now sit in darkness, we must remember the message that will be read across the globe tomorrow night, that even in times of darkness “Layehudim Haitah Orah,” for the Jewish nation there shall be light, and those courts will bask in the glow of the Spring sports, such as soccer, softball, boys volleyball and girls hockey, and the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update will be right here to bring that to you. Due to popular demand, we will be extending our coverage beyond the winter season and will provide you our complete coverage right up to the end of the Spring season. So tune in right here next week for yet another Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update.
Looking forward to sharing the Spring with you, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.