Nachum welcomed Elliot Weiselberg to this morning’s 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 transcript for this morning’s update is below.
Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, underdogs reign supreme as the 2021-2022 Winter season draws to thrilling conclusions, with more still to come! All that and more, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
Boys JV Hockey and the two boys basketball leagues all wrapped up their seasons over the last seven days.
We start out last Tuesday night where DRS and TABC met in Frisch for the JV Hockey championship. TABC opened the scoring in the 2nd period, on a shorthanded effort by Sophomore Shay Fields. DRS would battle back though and within a two-minute stretch, Freshman Yitzy Yudin and Sophomore Ariel Rogoff gave DRS a 2-1 lead that it would never relinquish. The championship is the first for the Wildcats on the JV level since the 2014-2015 season.
We move over to Basketball where the championships took center stage at the Max Stern Athletic Center on Sunday night. The night kicked off with an all-East JV contest between Magen David and North Shore. The #3 Stars jumped out early with hot 3-point shooting to take a 21-9 lead in the 2nd quarter. The Warriors would ride the press and climb all the way back to tie the game at 37-37 with over a minute to go. Each team would have an opportunity for the win, but neither could hit and the game would go to overtime. In the extra session, North Shore would jump out to a 5- point lead at 46-41 with under 30 seconds to go. Magen David would close the gap to 3 and have a chance to tie at the buzzer, but the open look from beyond the arc would not go, giving North Shore the 46-43 victory and its first JV Championship. Sophmore Center Ben Abizadeh, a force on both ends of the floor took home a well-deserved game MVP.
In the Varsity Championship, an all West battle between #1 SAR and #2 Ramaz saw SAR force Ramaz into a lackluster shooting first half, opening up a 19-6 lead going into the locker room and a 26-12 lead with 11 minutes left in the contest. From that point on, it was all Ramaz. The Rams rode a 17-2 run the rest of the way taking their first lead of the game on a Cy Aminzadeh pull up jumper with just 12.7 left to go in the contest. SAR would get one last possession with the ball, but a last second shot would fall just short as Ramaz claims their first varsity championship since 2010. Aminzadeh paced Ramaz through the early shooting woes and would claim the game MVP, leading the victors with 11 points in the comeback effort.
Both teams will be back on the court again this coming Thursday when the 2022 Red Saracheck Tournament kicks off at YU. This year’s tournament will feature 24 teams, the largest in history, 10 of which are from our area. Action kicks off Thursday morning at 10am with the top seed Sting looking to rebound against Berman Academy. You can catch a full-day’s worth of action only on Macslive.com.
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And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.