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 at the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update hope that you had a great Chanukah. The holiday limited the number of games played over the last week, but we will run through what did happen and where things stand, as almost all teams have hit the half-way mark, and enter the 3rd quarter of games in the 2018-2019 season. Straight ahead, a full rundown of JV and Varsity Hockey and Basketball heading into the last few weeks of the calendar year. Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start off with JV Hockey where only one game was played in the last week, with Flatbush following up their overtime win over Brooklyn-rival Magen David with a 7-6 regulation win over the Warriors. Falcon Sophomore David Shalam broke a 6-6 tie with under 4 minutes to go to give Flatbush its 4th win on the year. The Falcons now sit at 9 points, 4 behind Division-leader North Shore, but more importantly, 4 ahead of Rambam and HAFTR and 5 ahead of DRS in the race for a playoff spot in the East. Out West, Kushner and SAR have run out ahead of the pack with 14 and 11 points, but Frisch and TABC will get their shot to join the pack when the two square off, Thursday night, in TABC.
In Varsity hockey, HAFTR rebounded from their loss to MTA with two wins, including a 4-3 overtime win over the SAR Sting, on Thursday night. Junior defenseman Yoni Goldberg put home the game-winner for HAFTR in the extra-session. HAFTR now sits tight in a group of 3 teams, which includes Flatbush, who took 2 wins on the week, themselves, over Magen David and North Shore, and the Rambam Ravens who will square off with HAFTR on Thursday night. Out West, only two teams remain undefeated, those being Frisch at 6-0 and TABC at 5-0. Like the JV squads, they too will meet this Thursday night.
Moving over to Basketball where, 7 games marked both the JV and Varsity calendars. In Varsity, Magen David bounced back from their two-game losing streak into a two-game winning streak. The Warriors knocked off Flatbush, 47-39, and Rambam, 62-39, handing both teams their third loss on the year. Senior Michael Natkin led the Warrriors, with 23, in the win over Rambam. Flatbush would pick up loss #4 in a follow-up loss to North Shore 48-33. North Shore bounced back from a loss of their own dropping a 55-35 contest to YDE. Out West, Heschel took two on the week to regain sole possession of first place in the West, downing HANC and Ramaz. Senior Jesse Abed paced the Heat in the 24-point win over HANC.
Over to JV, where the SAR Sting shook things up in the West with a 43-41 win over previously-undefeated TABC. Down 39-38 with 20 seconds to go, Sting Freshman Netanel Hyman hit a three-pointer to put SAR ahead for good. The Sting now sit at 6-1, with the Storm falling to 4-1. The result leaves Frisch as the only undefeated team in the West at 5-0. TABC will look to rebound and change that when they host the Cougars, tomorrow night. In the East, Magen David is the only team left undefeated, upping their record to 4-0, with a 55-43 win over Flatbush. However, the week belong to the North Shore Stars who took contests over Derech HaTorah, HANC and Flatbush to improve their record to 8-1, and will face HAFTR next week where they can all but lock down a First-Round Bye in the postseason. HAFTR and DRS sit tied at 4-1 after the Hawks upended the YDE Thunder, 45-39.
Girls Varsity sees SAR at the top of the West, at 7-0, after defeating Eastern Division contenders, the Ramaz Rams, 47-34. The Rams recovered with a win over Flatbush to salvage the week, and put themselves into a tie in first place with Central at 6-2.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.