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:
A chag sameach to all members of Yeshiva League nation and to all of their families across the globe. On this installment of a Channukah Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sport Update, Darchei Eres and HAFTR battle at the top of the Varsity Basketball Eastern Conference, while Frisch and SAR do the same in the West and the two top ranked teams in varsity hockey go head to head to see who remains undefeated. All that and more straight ahead. Good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Varsity hockey saw it’s two remaining undefeated teams clash as top-ranked 9-0 SAR hosted #2 ranked 7-0 DRS in Riverdale this past Wednesday. Both teams have put together impressive resumes this season, especially the Wildcats, who had knocked off every single opponent without ceding a goal in the process. The display would be on full-blast in this one. DRS scored in the first and third periods to take a 2-0 lead on goals by senior Shlomo Mansbach. With time winding down, it looked as if the shutout would hold, until a scrum in front of the DRS net produced a clutch goal by Junior Romi Harcstark with 36 seconds to go to cut the deficit to one. SAR would attempt a last-ditch effort to no avail and the DRS Wildcats would take the win 2-1. For the Wildcats, the goal against snapped a season-long streak spanning 287 minutes and 24 seconds. To put that into context, that would span the length of nearly 5 full NHL games. Also on the week, TABC defeated Kushner 6-2 and Magen David tied with YDE 4-4.
Speaking of YDE, the Darchei Eres Thunder have become a most intriguing story in the varsity basketball league this season. The Satran tournament finalists have amassed a record of 7-1 and currently sit a game out of first place in the Eastern Conference. Last week, the Thunder took out fellow one-loss team HAFTR by the score of 47-45. The difference in the game, two Jack Sayegh free throws with one second left on the clock, his 32nd and 33rd points on the night to lead YDE to victory. YDE will play Hillel tomorrow night, one of only 7 games being played this week across all 5 basketball and 2 hockey leagues. Out West, a similar battle for 2nd place as Frisch and SAR squared off. The two teams, familiar foes having ran into each other as members of the JV finals squads for the last two years now find themselves looking to keep pace with the surprising Heschel Heat who still sit above them undefeated. Senior Daniel Wisotsky would lead the way with 15 for SAR, but it would be Frisch, behind Senior Sammy Fishman’s 10 points that pulled out the win 47-42. The result now gives Heschel a 2-loss cushion between them and both teams as Frisch pulled to a record of 9-2 while SAR dropped into a tie with Kushner at 7-2. In other action, junior Gideon Vilinsky out scored Flatbush by himself, dropping 39 points in DRS’ 67-37 win.
With the playoffs just around the corner, teams have already started clinching postseason berths in all leagues, but Girls JV Basketball finds itself ahead of the game as all of its playoff teams have already been decided. Who is in? Tune in to tonight’s encore presentation of the Court Report at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network. We will also take a look at an intriguing situation brewing in JV Hockey as three teams vie for what could potentially be the final remaining playoff spot in the West and the likelihood of needing an extra game to figure it out. That, varsity hockey, varsity basketball and so much more, tonight at 7PM, only on the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com
Before we go, it wouldn’t be a proper Channukah if we didn’t provide an update on the battles of, who else, the YU Basketball Maccabees. The Macs currently hold a record of 7-4, and a conference record of 4-1 to lead the Skyline Conference. They will next be in action this Thursday night against Baruch at 8PM at the Max Stern Athletic Center.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, Happy Channukah, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.