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:
Good morning everyone,
We here at JM in the AM hope that all of our Winter Breakers are having fun on their vacation finding things to do in the sun, while the rest of us are here trying to find the sun. This week on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, SAR and HAFTR renew pleasantries in varsity and JV hockey and YU Athletics resume. All that and more straight ahead, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
With only 5 Yeshiva League games in the last week, at least one had to have a major impact on the upcoming playoffs. In truth, 4 of the 5 did. SAR Varsity Girls Basketball wrapped up the Western Conference with their 10th win of the season, this time over Westchester and Heschel Varsity Boys basketball kept perfect, trouncing Maor for their 11th win, setting up three big matchups for them in early February.
While the impact of those games were great, neither were really close. For a close game this past week, your fix was the doubleheader between HAFTR and SAR varsity and JV hockey teams on Long Island. On the varsity side, there is no love lost between the two schools. HAFTR and SAR have met in the semifinals each of the last two years, with HAFTR taking both meetings in hard-fought games, including, the quadrouple-overtime game won by HAFTR on their road to a second-consecutive championship two years ago. Strangely enough, when the teams square off during the regular season, of late, the edge has gone to SAR and this game would follow suit. Junior Jason Burian scored twice and Junior Gordie Kolb would add one as the Sting rolled to a 3-1 victory over HAFTR, keeping their hopes at the Western division title alive, ALthough not in their control with Frisch still one ahead in the loss column. For HAFTR, it knocks the Hawks two losses behind DRS in the race for the Eastern Conference crown.
Turnabout is fair play in JV, though. The Hawks dealt a serious blow to the JV Sting hopes and secured their own ticket to the post-season with a 3-0 win. As a result, all 4 JV East playoff teams have now been decided, as DRS, Flatbush, HANC and HAFTR will see the post-season, with Rambam on the outside looking in. For SAR, the Sting will need to win their final game of the year and get help to sneak into the final playoff spot in the West.
YU returns to action this week on both the hardcourt and the rink. The basketball Maccs picked up their Skyline conference schedule last night with a tough 69-60 loss to Farmingdale State. Tied at the half and a 4-point game with 3 minutes to go, Farmingdale was able to put the game away from the line, handing the Maccs only their 2nd Skyline Conference loss. Michael Berg led the game for YU with 16 points. They’ll look to rebound tomorrow night when they face Sarah Lawrence College at the Max Stern Athletic Center. Tip-off is 8PM
The YU Roller Hockey team will be back in action this coming Sunday with a triple-slate of action. The Division 2 leading Maccs will square off with Stony Brook at 8am, Delaware at 10am and Penn State at 12pm, with all games taking place at the Inline Skating Club of America rink in North Arlington, New Jersey. This past Sunday on the Court Report, I had the opportunity to talk to team Captain Amir Gavarin about the team’s successes on the rink and how a team only a year and a half into its existence has already accomplished so much on and off the floor. You can hear that interview on tonight’s encore presentation of the Court Report at 7pm, only on the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com.
Finally, as you’ve heard from Nachum all last week, this Motzai Shabbos, Courtside Grill in Cedarhurst will play host to the taping of the 2017 Kosher Halftime Show staring Aryeh Kuntsler. Join us as we take in the live performance before it airs on February 5th during halftime of the big game. That’ll be this Saturday night at 9pm at 602 Central Avenue in Cedarhurst. Get there early, it’s going to be a blast!
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.