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:
Welcome to another edition of the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update. Thanks to the impending break, you’re going to find yourself hearing plenty of the same team this week and a majority of them from the West side of the region but make no mistake about the importance of these games from the West perspective. Straight ahead: A very small but impactful slate in hockey, with only one JV game and five varsity games, but who needs quantity when you have quality? Heschel and TABC each take a pair in varsity basketball, Frisch finds itself on the edge of wrapping up the JV Basketball West, while the same stands true for SAR in Girls Varsity Basketball West. Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Frisch and SAR squared off in varsity and jv hockey double-header action this week. The two varsity teams took to the floor leading the Western Conference with the winner earning a clear road to the top seed in the division for the upcoming playoffs. The two teams squared off earlier in the season in Frisch with SAR taking it 2-1. Any thoughts of a low-scoring contest went out the window early as Yehuda Brinn netted two quick goals for the Cougars. SAR would not buckle, and on shots by Solomon Freilich and Jason Burian, the Sting had tied the game at 2 heading into the first intermission. The second period would see Frisch and SAR trade off goals before Brinn would put the Cougars up for good with his 3rd goal of the night. Each team would score another goal before the night was over, but Frisch would avenge their earlier loss with a 5-4 win on the road. The win puts Frisch at 9-1 and the loss drops SAR to 9-2 with Frisch having a competitive but doable road to the #1 seed on the other side of the break.
In JV, a similar start between two teams fighting at the opposite ends of the playoff spectrum. Frisch, fresh off of a tie with TABC needing as many points as they can to stay in the race for the top seed in the division and SAR, a point behind JEC and MTA in the race for the final playoff spot in the West. Early on the home team showed their desperation and fashioned it into two goals in the first 6 minutes of the game before Frisch turned the deficit around, scoring twice before the end of the first period. With the game knotted at 2, just under 5 minutes left in the 2nd, Alex Levy would put SAR back up by one. Third period, SAR still holding the lead, teams playing 3 on 3 after penalties on both sides, an Aryeh Bloom shot would knot the game at 3. Overtime would not be able to decide the game with the 3-3 score holding up as the final. For Frisch, their 3rd tie of the season, almost assuring that they will not be able to capture the top seed, for SAR, hopes stay alive in their race for the playoffs.
In varsity basketball, TABC dropped two double-nickels, defeating MTA and Kushner 55-46 and 55-48 respectively. The wins leave the Storm tied for 3rd place in the West with SAR who dropped their game with Heschel by the score of 55-49. It would also be Heschel’s 2nd win on the week, as they also defeated Kushner to keep undefeated at 10-0 and with a win tomorrow night against Maor, can put Frisch’s backsides to the fire in the race for the West #1 seed.
Speaking of #1 Seed, stop me if you’ve heard about these two schools, but Frisch JV Basketball and SAR Varsity Girls basketball find themselves inches from wrapping up their respective Western divisions. Frisch’s win over Ramaz leaves them with a win or a TABC loss away from the West crown, while a win will clinch for the SAR Varsity lady Sting.
There was no new episode of the Court Report this week, but if you tune in to tonight’s encore at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network, you can go back to our season premiere episode, the Hockey season preview with TABC Head Coach Mo Fuchs and grade us on our predictions as the season draws to a close. There will be an all-new episode this Sunday so stay tuned to the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com for all of the amazing Yeshiva League Action.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.