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 hockey and basketball information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. In this week’s update, Elliot wraps up the 2017-2018 MYHSAL Winter season. For a more in-depth look at Yeshiva League Sports, make sure to tune in on Tuesday evening’s at 7:00 (ET) for Court Report, hosted by Elliot Weiselberg (encore on Sunday evenings at 7:00 ET). The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
With Pesach only a few days away, we are ready to clean house and wrap up the 2017-2018 MYHSAL Winter season. Today, on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, the JV and Varsity Girls Basketball championships finally take place, and we crown the queens of hardcourt of 2018. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Last Tuesday night, the long-awaited Girls JV and Varsity Basketball championships took place in TABC. Three Western Schools got together, this time, before Mother Nature could wreak any more havoc and capped off the winter season with two phenomenal championship games.
In the JV league, the SAR Sting and Frisch Cougars would meet up in a rematch of last year’s championship game, in which SAR walked away victorious. The defending champion, Sting, would open up a 5-point lead, which would blossom into a ten-point margin at the half, up 24-14. Frisch would cut into the lead to start the 3rd, as Sophomore Kira Elbaum would score 7 points, but the Sting would respond as it had done all night, with the ball coming from the hands of Sophomore, Sophia Reich. If it wasn’t Reich driving the lane, or hitting the shot herself, she was finding the right teammate for wide open shots, and teammates, Bella Ingber and Lucy Hecht, would make the most of the opportunities presented. SAR would push the lead back out to 7 to end the 3rd, and with 3:44 to go, a backbreaker three by Ingber, off of a Reich pass, would make it a double-digit deficit for the Cougars, and would be too much for them to handle. SAR would repeat as Girls JV Basketball champions, by the score of 49-38, with Reich scoring 16, and accounting for nearly as much on assists, earning her MVP honors in the win.
In the grand finale of the Winter season, the Girls Varsity Championship pitted Frisch against the Bruriah Lightning, in a game where two stars took to the stage, and shone bright. Bruriah Senior, Jesse Orgel, and Frisch Senior, Sarah Lieberman, went toe to toe, and shot for shot, in a high-scoring first half, that saw Bruriah take a 27-26 lead into the break. But, in the 3rd, Frisch would take the lead on 5 straight Lieberman points, and would pull away with threes by Senior, Atara Kaner, and Junior, Leila Deluty. In the 4th Quarter, Lieberman would put the game away with 8 more points, including fast-breaks on two straight possessions that served as the backbreaker. Both Lieberman and Orgel would top the 20 point mark, but it would be the Cougars taking home the championship, 56-44, and Lieberman the MVP trophy for her efforts.
With those finals in the books, we draw the 2017-2018 Winter sports season to a close. Congratulations to the champions of the respective Winter leagues, Ramaz in girls Volleyball Varsity A, Bruriah in girls Volleyball Varsity B and Frisch in Girls JV Volleyball, TABC and SAR in Boys JV and Varsity Hockey, and TABC and Magen David in Boys JV and Varsity Basketball. The Spring seasons have already begun, and after Pesach we will bring you all of the action from around the new Yeshiva League seasons, including soccer, boys volleyball, girls hockey and all of the action on the baseball diamond.
Looking for more Yeshiva League action? Tune in to tonight’s season finale of the Court Report, at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network. As we wind down season five, we’ll take a deeper look at the Girls Basketball Championships, recap all of the Saracheck Tournament action from last week, and wrap up with a few final words on the 2017-2018 season. All that and more, tonight at 7PM, on the Court Report, presented by Crown Trophy of Brooklyn, only on the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.