Every Tuesday morning at 7:20 ET Nachum Segal will present Elliot Weiselberg on JM in the AM to deliver the Yeshiva League Sports (YLS) Update. Tune in for the latest Yeshiva League Spring Sports information, as well as, the occasional update on other sports happenings in the Jewish world. The transcription for this morning’s update is below.
The second full week of the 2019-2020 Yeshiva League Season is upon us, and already the action is heating up both at home and away from the New York area. Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, a good week for defending champions as all of last year’s winners notch victories, and a Yeshiva League takedown in Memphis as four metro area schools rule the Cooper Memphis Invitational Basketball Tournament. All that and more, straight ahead, Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
The Frisch Cougars have opened up the Varsity Hockey season by jumping to the top of the Western Conference. Frisch is now 2-0 after taking two home wins, knocking off JEC 4-1 and Ramaz 7-2. The Cougars will now take a week off and gear up for a home-and-home with Kushner, including members of last year’s JV Championship. Frisch, however, is not alone at the top, as the SAR Sting have matched the 4 points in their first two contests. A 9-2 win over Magen David followed up by a thrilling overtime win last night against Ramaz have given SAR momentum in the young season. Senior Alex Levy opened up last night’s contest with a goal twenty seconds in and would add two more including the game-winner with 38 seconds left in the extra session for the 4-3 Sting victory. In other varsity hockey action, in what has become a yearly tradition, the DRS Wildcats played a varsity doubleheader with North Shore and Solomon Schechter, sweeping the night to lead the East and TABC opens up their campaign with a 4-0 win over MTA.
In JV Hockey, only a few games on the week, as Kushner rebounds from their opening loss to defeat Ramaz and Flatbush rebounds from their opening night loss to take a 1-0 overtime win over Rambam.
In JV Basketball, the Magen David Warriors kicked off their defense with a dominating win over Rambam to join HAFTR at the top of the East and Heschel and Hillel notch their first Ws of the season.
The Heschel Varsity Heat and Ricky Sutton start their climb back to Yeshiva University with a 65-38 win over Waterbury. The Senior and reigning championship MVP dropped 21 to lead all scorers. In other action around the area Senior Zach Brown drops 21 as DRS knocks off HANC 66-45 and Ramaz takes their 2nd win of the year, defeating Kushner 64-41.
The real story of the week, however, occurred down in Tennessee, where the Yeshiva League reigned at the Cooper Memphis Basketball Tournament. In a field of 16 teams, Sunday’s semifinal saw all four slots owned by teams from the Metro area. One semifinal saw a rematch of the exciting Magen David Pre-Season tournament contest between Magen David and Hillel and this one would not disappoint either. The Heat would challenge the Warriors but it would take overtime before Magen David would come away with the 49-45 win. The other semifinal would feature an upset as Shaare Torah downed TABC 61-54 to set up the all-Brooklyn final. The final would be a close one until the third quarter where Magen David would ride a 26 point frame to pull away en route to a 68-49 win, their 2nd tournament championship of the season.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.