Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal presents Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Spread the word and tune in for the latest Yeshiva League hockey and basketball information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. 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 7-8pm ET). You can read the transcript of this week’s update below.
Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, the first week of the 2015-2016 Yeshiva League Playoffs have come and gone and we have several exciting results to report for you as well as a few more games for you to look forward to this coming week . Good Morning I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Varsity basketball saw its first playoff action last night in HAFTR as the East 3rd seed Hawks squared off with the East 6th seed HANC Hurricanes. The two traded off the lead for the first half of play with HANC taking a 6 point lead out of the first quarter, while the Hawks managed to pull into the lead 23-22 at the half. The third quarter would belong to the home team, though as HAFTR outscored HANC 13-3 in the period for an 11 point lead heading into the final stanza. As one would think given how the first half went, HANC would go on a run of its own and narrow the gap to 4 at 42-38 with 2 minutes to go on a long Daniel Baruch two pointer, but an Abie Perlow lay-in would seal the deal for the Hawks as it would be foul shots extending the game and increasing the final margin of victory to a score not so indicative of the game itself, 52-42 HAFTR. The Hawks will now go on to face Frisch in the quarterfinal round.
In JV Basketball, Yonatan Fein’s 21 point effort helped West #4 seeded TABC advance with a 63-50 win over Ramaz in TABC. The Storm shot 20-34 from the free-throw line en route to the win, compared to Ramaz only making 8 of their own in the losing effort. Emannuel Dicker led the Rams with 14, although not enough to keep their playoff hopes alive. The Storm will need to await the winner of tomorrow night’s JEC-Maor game to see which East bye team they will face. Should JEC win, TABC will travel to DRS in the quarters. Should Maor pull off the upset, the Storm will meet up with the Magen David Warriors in Brooklyn.
Varsity hockey saw its first post-season action as Flatbush and Ramaz met in a 4 vs. 5 seed play in game. The home team Falcons jumped on the board 30 seconds into the game on a goal by Aaron Harari only to see Jared Feingold tie the game up almost immediately for the Rams. In the second, Flatbush’s Sam Laniado would score twice, only to see Ramaz answer each one shortly after with DJ Presser knotting the game at 2 and Alex David tying it at 3. In the 3rd period, it would be Ramaz scoring the first and only goal as Feingold would net his second, the game winner, to help the Rams advance to the Quarterfinals where they will play the Western Division Champion TABC Storm in hopes of reversing the aforementioned JV Basketball loss.
In Girls Basketball, the “A” League saw West 3rd seed Bruriah upset East #2 HAFTR in HAFTR 40-35, while in JV, East #3 seed Flatbush eliminated defending champion West 2nd seed Maayanot 50-38.
For more in depth analysis and coverage of the first week of the playoffs and previews of the playoff week ahead of us, tune in to tonight’s brand spanking new episode of the Court Report at 7PM on the Nachum Segal Network Also on tonight’s episode, with the annual Witternberg wrestling tournament happening this past weekend in Frisch, we talk with announcer and coach Amichai Levy about all of the action, as well as the popularity of Wrestling in Yeshivas around the Metropolitan Area. All that and more, tonight at 7PM only on the Nachum Segal Network, Nachumsegal.com
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg