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.
Playoff action has hit a fever pitch as every postseason has reached at least the Quarterfinal stage. Straight ahead on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, a freshman powers Flatbush over HAFTR in Varsity Basketball, the semifinals are set in Girls Varsity Basketball and in JV Hockey, a battle “for pride” and, no…we’re not “Lyin”. All that and more, good morning, I’m Elliot Weiselberg
Varsity and JV Hockey each had one game played this week, both 1 goal affairs. In TABC, the #1 seeded Storm survived a scare against 8th seed Kushner, defeating the Cobras in Teaneck, but it did not come easy. Tied 1-1 until the 2 minute mark of the third, Storm Junior Shay Fields netted the go-ahead and game-winning goal. In dramatic fashion, the Storm would need to kill off a late Kushner powerplay, but did so and will now await the winner of tomorrow night’s contest between #4 YDE and #5 SAR, in Brooklyn. The other contest tomorrow night will feature the 5-Towns rivalry with #2 DRS hosting #7 HAFTR, the winner to face #3 Frisch with a spot in the championships on the line.
In JV, the drama took on more of a comeback variety out in the Battle for the Pride between the 5 seed MTA Lions and 4 seed North Shore Lions. North Shore jumped out to a 3-0 lead on 2 goals by sophomore Elijah Kule, but MTA would not go quietly, scoring twice to close the gap. However, they would not get any closer, as North Shore now advances to play TABC this Thursday night in Teaneck. Also Thursday night will be the remaining quarterfinal contest with #3 SAR hosting #6 Flatbush, the winner to play #2 DRS.
Moving over to basketball, where the quarterfinals in varsity are all set. The JEC Thunder upset #4 Hillel in Overtime 57-55, Senior Michayel Cornick with the grab and lay in down low at the overtime buzzer to represent the difference. JEC will now move on face North Shore tomorrow night, the winner to play the winner of West #2 SAR and East #3 DRS. In the other bracket, the Flatbush Falcons took 21 points from Freshman Sam Jemal to outpace East #5 HAFTR 49-41. The Falcons will play West #1 Frisch next Tuesday night, the winner to play the winner of Magen David and TABC, taking place in Brooklyn next Tuesday.
In JV, by the time we have our next update, we will have reached the semifinals, as all four quarterfinals will be played by next Monday night. This Thursday, West #1 TABC will host East #4 HAFTR, the Hawks 59-45 winners over Flatbush this past Wednesday. The winner of that contest will get to watch Saturday night as DRS and SAR square off in Woodmere. In the other bracket, North Shore and Frisch advanced to the quarters with first-round victories on Wednesday. North Shore downed YDE 59-38 and will next take on Ramaz, while Frisch upended West #4 Hillel 65-53 and will square off with Magen David. Both contests will take place Monday with the winners to meet in the next round.
Finally, in Girls Varsity, the semifinals are set and will take place next Tuesday and Wednesday. Undefeated SKA continued their roll, scoring 77 in a rout over Ma’aynot and will face East #3 Flatbush. The Falcons traveled to Ramaz and ran away with a 55-38 victory and will face the Sonics next Wednesday. In the other semifinal, next Tuesday, West top seed Frisch, winners of a 12-point victory over HANC Will take on East #2 seed HAFTR, who narrowly defeated SAR in the quarterfinals.
Championship Sunday is drawing ever closer in all leagues and the Yeshiva Sports Network is the only place to experience the hockey and basketball finals. For the 3rd time, YSN will be streaming all four championships with myself and an all-star cast of coaches and athletes breaking down each contest. Stay tuned for more information and for how you can become part of the action and sponsor, just like Yeshiva League Pass. Stay tuned to YLP for all up to date playoff information, then watch on YSN as our 2022-2023 Winter champions are crowned.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, I’m Elliot Weiselberg!