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 this Election Day edition of the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, the Sting keep buzzing in varsity hockey, a goal-fest between Flatbush and North Shore Junior Varsity hockey, Heschel varsity basketball starts the long road back to the finals and the 2017 Cooper Invitational Basketball Tournament takes over Memphis. All that and more, straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
JV Hockey has seen its fair share of high-scoring games, but very few of them compared to the competitive high scoring game between Flatbush and North Shore last night. North Shore built a 6-1 lead before Flatbush mounted a comeback, but could get no closer than 3, en route to a 10-7 North Shore win. North Shore freshman Charles Greszes and Flatbush freshman Gerry Sabbagh had lights-out nights with Greszes scoring 7 for the Stars and Sabbagh’s 5 for the Falcons. In other action, TABC blanks Ramaz behind 4 goals from Freshman Zachary Levy by the final score of 6-0
Moving over to Varsity Hockey, Monday night saw a showdown between the two top ranked teams in the Western Conference, the SAR Sting and the Frisch Cougars. After splitting last year’s series on the other’s home court, Frisch’s road took them to the finals while SAR’s ended at the semifinal level on the road. With that in mind, both teams went to battle last night looking for the early advantage in the division race. Consider it “Advantage Sting.” Five different Sting goal scorers combined for six goals in the first two periods , led by Senior Judah Fortgang’s two as SAR stayed perfect on the year, taking home a 7-3 win. In other action, Magen David pulled off the upset over Flatbush in the battle between the two biggest Brooklyn rivals, 2-1 in Overtime. Senior Meyer Sakkal with the OT winner for the Warriors.
In Varsity Basketball, Alex Anteby’s 25 points kicked the season off for last year’s runners-up, Heschel Heat, as they went on to defeat the Waterbury Wolfpack 51-44. The Heat begin the campaign minus last year’s Senior playmakers and without injured Senior superstar Ilan Orgel, but will still be a force to be reckoned with as the season progresses.
Out in Memphis, an historic Cooper Invitational Tournament as this year’s event marked the first time since 2013 that a Yeshiva League team did not walk away with the Tier I Championship, but was also the first time since 2011 that the Tier I Championship did not feature a Yeshiva League team, as well as the first time since 2008 that a Yeshiva League team wasn’t in competition for either the Tier I or Tier II final! DRS and Magen David both went as far as the semifinals before faltering, leading Magen David to defeat the Wildcats in the Tier I Consolation game. In the Tier 1 Championship, it was “California Dreaming” as the #2 seed Valley Torah Wolfpack battled back from an 8 point halftime deficit against the #1 seed Miliken Wildcats to tie the game and send it to Overtime, not one, not two, not three, but four overtimes would pass before we would not only decide a winner, but also see a single extra-session bucket made. A Nadiv Altit 3-pointer at the buzzer would be the difference giving the Wolfpack their first ever tournament title.
Looking for more Yeshiva League news and results? Tune in to tonight’s encore presentation of the premiere for the 2017-2018 Court Report season at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network. This past week we set the stage for varsity and JV hockey and basketball and recaped the first two weeks of the season. This coming Sunday, we will continue to preview JV basketball, the 3 girls basketball leagues, and more in depth coverage of the Cooper Tournament. 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.