Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal will present Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Tune in for the latest Yeshiva League Spring Sports information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
We are about to reach the quarter-way mark through the 2018-2019 season and already several leagues have seen surprising results. Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, TABC can’t swat the Sting in JV Hockey, JV Basketball has new kings of the western jungle and in varsity basketball, two buzzer-beaters, one involving the league’s #1 team. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg
We’ll start off in Varsity Basketball where last second shots became the trend this past Sunday. We’ll start out with the game involving the North Shore Stars and the defending Champion Magen David Warriors. Game tied at 52 with just over 3 seconds to go, North Shore’s Ethan Abizadeh on the inbounds, lofts an ally-oop pass to Michael Tsor beating his defender and cutting to the lane, for the game-winning lay-in, handing the Warriors their first league loss since the winter of 2017. Across the East river, the buzzer-beater was the savior, not the dagger. Ramaz held a 3 point lead with time winding down on the Heschel Heat, Heat’s Charlie Sutton would pull down the rebound off of a missed three-pointer, run out to the corner and throw up a turn-around prayer trey that found the bottom of the net to send the game to Overtime, where the Heat would outscore the Rams 4-2 to take the come-from-behind win in the Battle for Midtown. In other Varsity action, SAR downed Waterbury 54-53 and Kushner took two on the week defeating Hillel, 58-41, and MTA, 48-39.
Speaking of MTA, the JV Lions have carved themselves a hold at the top of the standings board nearly 1/3 of the way through their schedule. MTA notched their 3rd win this week, downing Maor 64-42 and now stand in 1st in the West at 3-0. Out East, only 1 team remains undefeated as Magen David took their second win and handed North Shore its first loss in the process, defeating the Stars, 72-43. The Warriors have no time to relax, though. Six teams sit right behind them with 1 loss and with plenty of season left to be played.
Moving over to hockey, the JV West saw an eventful Thursday with both of the early favorites in action, with vastly opposite results. The Kushner Cobras kept humming along with another win, taking a 5-3 victory over the Ramaz Rams to stay undefeated at 3-0. The West only has one other undefeated team, but it’s not who you might expect it to be. The SAR Sting and TABC Storm met up on Thursday night, both teams featuring undefeated records. The Sting jumped out to an early 2-0 lead and never looked back, although the Storm would make it close at the end. A hat trick by Boaz Kahn would pace the Sting to a 5-4 win and a 3-0-1 record. The Sting and Kushner will face off on Thursday night with the winner holding a decided advantage for the Western crown. Over in the East, the North Shore Stars picked up their 3rd win on the season and handed DRS its 2nd loss, 4-2. Charles Greszes with 2 goals in the win for North Shore.
Finally, in Varsity hockey, Ramaz took two wins on the week, defeating Hillel 8-0 and Kushner 3-1.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.