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. For a more in-depth look at Yeshiva League Sports, make sure to tune in on Sunday evening’s at 7:00 p.m. (ET) for Court Report, hosted by Elliot Weiselberg (encore on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.). The full transcript of this morning’s update is below.
Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, DRS and Frisch square off in a Saturday Night hockey showdown, Rambam varsity basketball pulls two in Brooklyn, and Lightning strikes once in Girls Varsity B…but will it strike twice? All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Last February, the Rambam Ravens harbored hopes of walking away with a division title in Boys Varsity Basketball, until they were derailed in an 18 point loss to Darchei Erez. YDE would go on to win the Eastern division while Rambam settled for the 4th seed. Coming into the week, both teams had only lost once, so a meetup would certainly carry with it major significance. For Rambam, the game would be the 2nd game in Kings County on the week. On Tuesday night, the Ravens picked up their third win in a row knocking off Shaare Torah, 55-46. Junior Aaron Azose would lead the Ravens with 14 in the victory. Two nights later, Rambam would travel to YDE. The two teams played a low-scoring contest and with under 10 seconds to go, the Ravens held a 37-34 lead. YDE with the ball, Junior Hymie Sasson appeared to have tied the game with a step-back three pointer, but the officials ruled that his foot was on the line making it a 2-pointer. Rambam would hit a free throw and time would run out as the Ravens upped their record to 7-1 with a 38-36 victory, gaining a measure of revenge and some momentum into the second half of the season. Azose would again lead Rambam in the win with 12 points.
In recent memory, no school has been as dominant in any varsity league as the SKA Sonics. SKA has won each of the last four Girls Varsity B championships, with 3 of the 4 capping off undefeated seasons. In each of those championships, the foe has been a familiar one. The Bruriah Lightning have struggled year after year to get over the hump, but it seems that their persistence has paid off. This past week, the Lightning met up with the Sonics in SKA, and blew the home team away winning, 41-30. The Lightening, the last team to defeat the Sonics, hope to put an end to the run, but will need to prove that this game was not a fluke when they meet up with SKA in the return game tomorrow night in Bruriah. Another win and we could be talking about the possible end of a streak in March.
Speaking of championship aspirations, the DRS Wildcats and the Frisch Cougars met up on Saturday night in rematches of various hockey finals over the last two years. In the JV contest, Frisch would ride two Sophomore Elliot Eisner goals to victory in a 3-1 win. Sophomore Max Baruch would score the go-ahead power-play goal mid-way through the 3rd for the Cougars. Sophomore Ariel Ifergan would score the lone goal for the Wildcats. In the Varsity game, it would be much more of a grind. Junior J.J. Coren would put the Cougars on the board first with a rebound into the DRS net. For two periods, it looked as if last year’s runners-up would gain some revenge. But, a few minutes into the third period, DRS with an extended powerplay on a Frisch double-minor, Junior Aiden Englander would fire home the tying goal from the line. For 14 minutes, the two teams would fight, but there would be no resolution as the game would end in a 1-1 tie.
Looking for more Yeshiva League action? Tune in to tonight’s encore presentation of the Court Report at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network. This past week, we took a closer look at the other possible varsity hockey championship preview between SAR and DRS, as well as an inside look at some really bizarre scheduling and our first playoff clinching scenarios. Coming this Sunday, a brand new Court Report complete with scores, standings and highlights, as well as a look at some matchups that will start separating the middle from the top in all divisions. All that and more, this Sunday night 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.