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.
Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, SAR Varsity Basketball takes down another top opponent, North Shore JV Hockey wraps up their season and hopes it means a division crown and Frisch varsity hockey gains the upper-hand in the initial “Route-4 Rumble.” All that and more, straight ahead! Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start out in Varsity basketball, where two weeks ago, we talked about one highly-touted team, Magen David, hitting the skids before righting the ship. Since their two-game slide, the Warriors have run off three straight victories, including a 64-53 win in a championship rematch with Frisch this past week. Another contending team hoping for similar luck now, the Heschel Heat. Last Thursday night, the Heat came up short to the SAR Sting ,43-40. For the Sting, that now makes two Championship caliber teams that they have taken out, having also been a part of that Magen David losing streak. Senior Judah Oppenheimer scored 15 points in the 4th Quarter, to erase a 9 point deficit, finishing with a game-high 19, and Senior Drew Greenbaum’s three free-throws with under a second left capped off the win for the Sting. To make matters worse for Heschel, they were upended last night by JEC, 54-50. The Thunder, led by Senior Moshe Heller, take a step up in the middle of the pack getting their 4th win. Heschel, now at 7-3 will need to wait until after the New Year to try to snap their skid. In other action, Flatbush upends Rambam, 49-47 in Overtime, and HAFTR drops DRS, 54-47.
In JV Basketball, only a handful of games over the last week, but none bigger than the game between two one-loss teams DRS and HAFTR. The Hawks copied their varsity squad, defeating the Wildcats in Overtime, 45-43. Both teams now sit at 5 wins and are very close to clinching a playoff berth.
Speaking of teams who have clinched a playoff berth, we move over to JV Hockey, where the North Shore Stars have actually completed their regular season. Take you back exactly a month ago, the Stars found themselves embarrassed, losing 1-0 to a then-winless, YDE Thunder squad. The Stars gained a measure of revenge defeating YDE last night to close out their season at 7-2-1. At 15 points, they have already clinched a playoff berth and are a virtual lock to host a first-round home game. Over the next few weeks, the Stars may celebrate clinching the Eastern Division and earning home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. Also gaining revenge last night, the TABC Storm. The Storm knocked off SAR, 6-0, on two goals by Sophomore Baruch Karpov, to avenge their loss from early November. And, the Rambam Ravens make up for dropping a lead and eventually the contest to the HAFTR Hawks a few weeks ago by knocking off HAFTR at home 4-2. Both the Storm and Ravens would be in action again this past week. For the Storm, a 5-1 win over Route-4 rival and Championship foe, Frisch, but for Rambam, it would be the reverse, a 5-0 thrashing at the hands of rival DRS.
As to the other-half of that Hockey Route-4 Rivalry, over the last few years, at least as far as the regular season has gone, it’s pretty much been all TABC Storm. However, in a bit of a twist, the Frisch Cougars, are looking to stamp their claim to the title that they just took two years ago in JV, League Champions, and on Thursday night, they did just that, erasing three one-goal TABC leads to take a 4-3 victory. The win keeps Frisch undefeated, the only team in the West to remain so, heading into the 2nd half of their season. They will look to remain undefeated with 3 games over the next week, facing North Shore tomorrow night, SAR on Thursday and Rambam on Saturday night. TABC would rebound from the loss dropping SAR in overtime 1-0. In other action Rambam dropped two to its Five Towns foes, HAFTR and DRS and HANC split two Brooklyn contests, losing to Flatbush but defeating Magen David.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.