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. 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 playoffs are upon us as we count down the days until we crown our 2022-2023 Winter Sports champions. Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, first round matchups are under way in almost all leagues. We’ll take you through a heavy week in basketball and a light week in hockey, but both equally impactful. All that and more, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start off in Boys Varsity Basketball, which saw the most action over the past week. Six matchups took place Tuesday night to determine the final seedings. North Shore defeated DRS 55-34 to finish undefeated at 14-0 and take the top seed in the East. Unfortunately for DRS, Magen David took an 11 point win over TABC, meaning that the Warriors would take the East #2 seed while DRS would have to play a first-round matchup. The Wildcats squared off with East #6 Waterbury, defeating them 49-37 to advance to play the West #2 seed, the SAR Sting. SAR earned the West #2 seed by virtue of TABC’s loss, but could not earn the #1 seed as Frisch defeated Ramaz to take the West crown. Frisch will now await the winner of Flatbush and HAFTR, playing this Thursday night. Out West, Hillel earned the #4 seed and will face off with JEC tonight, with the winner heading to North Shore. In the remaining first-round matchup, TABC ensured that there will be a new champion, as the Storm rode 22 points from Netanel Benloulou to defeat Ramaz. Their reward, another matchup with Magen David.
In Boys JV Basketball playoffs, West 3 seed SAR knocked off MTA and will advance to face East #2 DRS. The other 3 first-round contests will all take place tomorrow night. West #4 Hillel will host Frisch with the winner to face Magen David. Out East, #4 HAFTR meets up with #5 Flatbush and #3 North Shore takes on #6 YDE with the winners moving on to play West winner TABC and #2 Ramaz in the quarterfinals.
In Boys Varsity Hockey, the last game of the regular season, YDE scored late in the 3rd period to force overtime against Flatbush, and then proceeded to end the Falcons season on a Jack Harary game winner with 19 seconds left in the extra session. As a result, the Thunder gained the #4 seed and will host the SAR Sting next Wednesday night. The winner will face the winner of tonight’s contest between #1 TABC and the other benefactor of YDE’s win, #8 Kushner. On the other side of the bracket, the first game of the playoffs has already taken place as Frisch scored 4 unanswered goals in the last 14 minutes to upend #6 HANC 5-2. They will now await the winner of next Wednesday night’s contest between #2 HAFTR and #7 DRS.
Over in JV, Flatbush succeeded where the Varsity could not, downing YDE to gain their entry into the postseason. They will square off with #3 SAR with the winner taking on #2 DRS. The other quarterfinal contest will take place Thursday night as #4 North Shore hosts #5 MTA with #1 TABC waiting in the wings.
As the playoffs roll on, stay tuned to Yeshiva League Pass and all of the YLP handles on Instagram for all the latest updates as all leagues approach their respective championships.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg!