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. This week Elliot discussed how the home stretch to the playoffs in the MYHSAL is set to begin. 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.
With 2017 drawing to a close, the home stretch to the playoffs in the MYHSAL is set to begin. Today, on this, the last Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update of the calendar year, an instant classic between DRS and Frisch in varsity basketball, Rambam and HAFTR go down to the wire in Varsity hockey and North Shore rides a strong week into 2nd place in JV Basketball East. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
The Rambam Ravens and the HAFTR Hawks are two teams that usually find themselves in the conversation at the top of Varsity Hockey’s Eastern Conference and this year is no exception. The two sides squared off in Rambam this past week with possession of first place on the line. The two teams traded goals with Senior defensemen Oren Goldberg and Joe Wertman scoring for HAFTR and Rambam respectively. The score would stay 1-1 until late in the third when Goldberg would notch his 2nd of the night on HAFTR’s powerplay for the game-winning goal. HAFTR’s win puts its record at 8-1 and is now in a tie with Rambam who are at 8-3, both with 16 points. In other action, SAR put more distance between them and the rest of the West, knocking off MTA, 5-1, and North Shore drops Solomon Schechter for the 2nd time this year, once again in overtime, and once again by a 3-2 final.
After taking a loss to Magen David last week, the luster of a battle of the undefeated in Varsity Basketball between DRS and Frisch fell by the wayside, but anyone who believed that this game still would not shine would be in for a major surprise. Frisch up 50-47, DRS Senior Gideon Vilinsky would run the length of the floor as the clock wound down and would drain a running three at the buzzer to send the game to overtime. In the extra session, Frisch would build a 5 point lead. Vilinsky would hit another three. Frisch Senior Judah Strulowitz would hit 1 of 2 from the free throw line, and you can guess what happened next. Vilinsky wove his way to the right corner and drained a fade-away 3 to tie the game at 64. This time, however, there would be too much time left. Frisch would march up the floor and Jack Levine would nail a three of his own giving Frisch the 67-64 win. Levine led Frisch with 26 points, topped only by Vilinsky for the game, with 31.
Finally, in Boys JV Basketball, North Shore used three games in six days to jump from mediocrity to near the top of the pack. As of December 13th, the Stars were 3-3. By December 21st, they had added a win over HANC, an overtime win over previously undefeated HAFTR, and a two point win over the last undefeated team in the East, Shaare Torah, to lift their record to 6-3 and into 2nd place in the division. They cannot reach HAFTR to take the top spot in the East, but they will most likely make the postseason, and given the caliber of teams that they’ve taken down in their week-long assault, the Stars will be a force to be reckoned with.
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 dove more in depth into the DRS- Frisch classic, the insanity in a tightly packed Girls Varsity A, and the clarity that could come this week in Boys Varsity Hockey East. All that and more, tonight at 7PM and all new episode this coming Sunday night, 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.