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 games are coming fast and heavy as we roll toward the middle of November. Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, Varsity Basketball’s #1 team upended in Overtime, Kushner makes a statement against the two favorites in Varsity Hockey, interesting developments for Brooklyn in JV Hockey, and Frisch takes down the 2019 Steve Glouberman Memorial Tournament in California. All that and more, straight ahead, Good Morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
The nation’s #1 varsity basketball team, the Magen David Warriors, took a spill earlier this week when they faced the TABC Storm. The two schools have clashed on the court several times over the last 3 years and this year’s contest only added to what will be a heavy race toward March. Warriors up 7 with very little time left on the clock, the Storm hit 3 three’s, 2 by Junior Zevi Samet and a game-tying long ball by Senior Yehuda Merwis to send the game to Overtime. In the extra session, Samet would hit another three that would give TABC the lead that would send them to eventual victory by the score of 60-56. Samet led all scorers with 16 points as the Storm move to 4-0 in the West following a win over MTA. The Warriors rebounded with wins over HANC and Flatbush to get back on track. In other action, HAFTR dropped Shaare Torah 66-57 and North Shore outpaced DRS 63-57.
Out in California, the Frisch Cougars reigned following the 2019 Steve Glouberman Memorial Tournament. The Cougars knocked off the host Shalhevet Firehawks 56-51 behind Tournament MVP Senior Max Zakheim’s 20 points. Frisch erased a 16-point third quarter deficit to bring another crown home to the Yeshiva League.
Moving over to hockey where Kushner has thrown their hat in the ring with the contenders for the 2020 varsity crown. The Cobras earned a split on the week against the two Bergen County schools but certainly earned the right to be considered for a spot at Lawrence Middle School in March. On Thursday, the Cobras hosted TABC and took it to the Storm, taking a 5-2 win behind 2 goals by Junior Max Orbach. The win would set up a showdown with the undefeated defending champion Frisch Cougars. The pre-season favorites got on the board early with 2 goals, but the Cobras would rebound with 1:08 left in the first on a goal from Orbach to head into the intermission down by 1. Senior Ari Baruch would extend the lead back out to 2 less than a minute into the 2nd period, but Kushner would answer back halfway through the frame when Junior A.J. Kaiser lofted a shot into the Frisch net. The score would remain 3-2 despite both teams having fantastic opportunities, but the game would ultimately be decided with just over a minute to go when Senior Jason Alter found himself all alone in the Kushner zone, putting it through the goalie and into the net for a 4-2 victory. The result puts Kushner and Frisch at 6 points, tied with SAR atop the West, the Sting 3-2 winners over MTA last night.
Finally, in JV Hockey, the YDE Thunder find themselves as an early season team of interest in the East after knocking off Flatbush, last night, 4-3. Flatbush came into the game riding a 3 game shutout streak, having swept two games with Rambam and one with Magen David. With the win, YDE moves to 2-0, second place behind Flatbush at 3-2, but with DRS having barely started their season, it’ll take a few more weeks to see who is a contender and who is just a pretender. Out West, Frisch rides an 8-2 win over HANC to move to a commanding lead over the division, but like in the East, with TABC just starting their season, there’s lots of action between now and the end of December.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.