Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) with Elliot Weiselberg has returned to JM in the AM! Nachum presented Elliot on this morning’s program to deliver the latest Yeshiva League hockey and basketball information. For a deeper look at Yeshiva Sports check out Court Report, also hosted by Elliot, on Sunday evenings at 7:00 p.m. ET (replay on Tuesdays from 7-8 p.m. ET). You can read the transcription of this morning’s update below:
It’s the last day of February, folks, which means that in just 24 hours the calendar will turn to March, and everyone knows, that means March Madness. No, I’m not referring to the massive College Basketball brackets, but rather the most exciting month in the Yeshiva League as we countdown the days to the 2016-2017 MYHSAL Championship games. Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, the madness begins early with mind-blowing comebacks in JV Basketball, a massive upset in Varsity Hockey and a look at the most entertaining weekend in Yeshiva sports, the 26th Annual Red Saracheck Tournament. Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start out in varsity hockey where we already have our first upset and in dominating fashion. The East 4th seed HANC Hurricanes hosted the East 5th seed Flatbush Falcons last week in first round competition. During the regular season, Flatbush took the victory between the two in their game in Flatbush. Three minutes in and you would already have the sense of how this game would go as the Falcons scored three times to bust the contest wide open. The Falcons would score another in the first, one in the second and five in the third en route to a 10-3 blowout of the Hurricanes. Junior Murray Dweck recorded 7 points with 4 goals and 3 assists and Senior Sam Laniado added a hat trick for Flatbush in the win. The Falcons will advance to play the Western Division Champion Frisch Cougars in round 2.
In JV Basketball a thunderous week for comebacks as we saw two teams make spectacular double-digit comebacks to advance to the 2nd round. First, the West 5th seeded JEC Thunder rolled back from a 15 point deficit in the 2nd quarter and two 10-point deficits in the 3rd quarter to take a 58-55 win over 2-time finalist SAR Sting, behind Sophomore Yair Kimmel’s 20 points and timely shooting by sophomores Moshe Heller and Jake Goldberg. This, however, would not be the wildest contest. That would happen in the East, where with 1:40 left in the third quarter, the East #3 DRS Wildcats enjoyed a 36-17 lead, a 19 point difference. What would happen in the next 9:40 would be unbelievable. East 6th seed, YDE, would go on a 32-11 run, come all the way back and knock off the host Wildcats 49-47 behind incredible play from freshman Joey Mishanie, and sophomores Isaac Alfaks and Hymie Sassoon. YDE will move on the play West division champion TABC. Oh and by the way, YDE’s team name, of course, the Thunder.
The 26th Annual Red Saracheck Tournament will begin this coming Thursday and run through Monday afternoon at the Max Stern Athletic Center on the campus of Yeshiva University. Five Yeshiva League teams will participate in the event, top seeds, Frisch and Heschel, 4th seed SAR, 8th seed, host MTA and 15th seed Kushner. The competition will begin Thursday at 10:00 AM with the Tier II and Tier I Qualifiers and can be seen all weekend on Macslive.com, the official home of the YU Basketball team and the Saracheck Tournament. Speaking of YU Basketball, the Maccs season came to a close this past week with a heartbreaking loss to Purchase in the first round of the Skyline Conference Tournament. YU finished their season at 15-10, 11-5 in the Skyline Conference and picked up a host of conference awards, including Rookie of the Year for Simcha Halpert, All Conference-First Team for Judah Cohen and Coach of the Year to Head Coach Elliot Steinmetz and his staff. A Yasher Koach to all on a great season and for being a constant Kiddush Hashem for the Jewish community.
Need more Yeshiva League Action? Tune in to tonight’s all new episode of the Court Report at 7PM, right here on the Nachum Segal Network. This week, we talk more about the JV basketball upsets, as well as one varsity basketball upset that turned heads, too. Girls sports are advancing rapidly with two teams already having punched their tickets to their respective league championships. All that and more, tonight at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.