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:
Now that Winter Break is over, only two weeks stand between us and the MYHSAL post-season and over the next two weeks, we will cover all of the amazing action as the final brackets are pared down. But, seeing as how there was no Yeshiva League action for us to discuss, as it was in the old Monty Python films, “Now time for something completely different.” Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, Yeshiva University’s Men’s Basketball and Roller Hockey teams both start off their sessions with tough losses, but rebound for strong showings. All that and more straight ahead, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Yeshiva University’s Men’s Basketball team took to the court for three games this past week. Last week, we discussed the Maccabees’ loss to Skyline Conference leader Farmingdale State. Yeshiva would bounce back last Wednesday night with a resounding 73-43 victory over Sarah Lawrence College. Michael Berg and Simcha Halpert would lead YU with 19 points and 13 points respectively. Not lost on the evening, an NCAA Division III Basketball first, as three siblings, Jordan, Justin and Tyler Hod appeared on the floor at the same time. The Maccabees would continue the winning trend, upending Purchase College 79-77, despite an 18-10 run by Purchase in the last 5 minutes to narrow down a 10 point lead to the final two point differential. Four Maccs reached double-digits in points, led by Judah Cohen and Halpert with 23 and 13 respectively. YU is now 10-6, 6-2 in Skyline Conference play. The team will play in Albany tonight against Sage College and return home Thursday to play Mount Saint Mary.
YU’s Roller Hockey Maccs also jumped back into action following their break and looked as if they would continue the hot streak that they were on heading into the break, taking a 4-1 lead into the third against Stony Brook, who, following the weekend’s action had jumped over YU into first place. However, a two minute stretch in the third, yielded four Stony Brook goals to put YU on its heels. Ari Drazin would tie the game with two minutes left, sending the game to Overtime. In the extra session, though, Stony Brook would take a YU turnover and pot it into the net to halt YU’s 4-game winning streak despite the Maccs outshooting the Seawolves 45-28. Moshe Genuth would lead YU with two goals in the loss, Avi Margulies had two assists. As is the case for the Maccs, they would be in action again only an hour later, taking on Delaware. In a rebound game, YU proved that there is, in fact, no “D” in Delaware with an 8-2 win. Etan Bardash and Drazin would lead the team with two goals each in a game where six different members scored for the Maccs. Bardash would add an assist as well. An hour later, in the final game of the meet against Penn State, Yeshiva would yield a goal with 2:51 left in the first period, only to get it back eight seconds later. The teams would trade goals again before Benjy Shulman broke the tie and gave the Maccs a lead that it would not relinquish en route to a 5-2 win. Drazin would add two goals and Jesse Gordon added two assists in the victory. For the third time in the meet, the Maccs topped the 40-shot mark, vastly outstripping PSU 42-16. Yoni Jaroslawicz recorded Yeshiva’s two wins on the day. Going 2-0-1 during the event, YU is now 11-1-1 and still controls its own destiny in the race for the top-seed in the ECRHA. They will next be in action on February 12th in Sewell, NJ.
Missed what went on in the Yeshiva League while you were away? Tune in to tonight’s episode of the Court Report to catch up on all the action from the last three weeks and follow along as we set the stage for a big week of action in all leagues. All that and more, tonight at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com.
Finally, make sure you tune in this Sunday night for the NSN Kosher Halftime Show. Courtside Grill played host to an amazing event this past Motzai Shabbos and Aryeh Kuntsler scored a touchdown with his rocking performance. You do not want to miss this! Be sure to tune in, this Sunday night, during halftime of the big game!
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.