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. This week, due to circumstances beyond our control, Nachum presented Elliot and the latest YLS news on Thursday morning instead. 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.
Good Morning Nachum.
Today on the Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, the Route-4 Rivalry gets special showcase in Hockey and Basketball, SKA’s claim in Girls Varsity Basketball gets stronger, and the playoff race heats up in JV Hockey. All that and more, straight ahead. Chag Sameach, I’m Elliot Weiselberg.
We’ll start off with Varsity Basketball, where, while the East awaits their marquee matchup this coming week between North Shore and Magen David, the West had their top rivalry, TABC and Frisch on the docket on Saturday night, with both teams looking to put a dent in the other’s chances to vie for the division. Earlier in the season, the Cougars walked away with a 13 point victory, meaning that a sweep would all but end TABC’s chances in the West and leave them to battle for a quarterfinal matchup. However, the home team would not cooperate as Netanel Benloulou’s 30 points catapulted TABC to a 55-44 win, bringing TABC to 8-2 and keeping them in the mix as we head toward the back-stretch of the season. In other action, Waterbury pulls to 4-5 with an overtime upset over DRS and Hillel skates by Ramaz by 3, 69-66.
In Girls Varsity Basketball, Ramaz hands Frisch their first loss 57-56, leaving SKA as the only remaining unbeaten team, currently sitting at 9-0.
And in Boys JV, DRS suffers another close loss, dropping a 41-40 decision to North Shore, taking their second loss on the season, in a three day stretch, by a combined total of 3 points.
Moving over to hockey, ten months ago, the Frisch Varsity Cougars and TABC Storm met up in Frisch in a classic, with Eli Knapp putting home the overtime winner for a 2-1 victory in a game that would serve as the catalyst for Frisch down the stretch on their way to a championship. The two met up last night in Frisch, in overtime, in a 2-1 contest, but this time it would be the Storm, behind two goals from Ryan Brandwein pulling out the win and dropping the last undefeated team in the league. Frisch still controls their own destiny out west, having gained a point on the night, but the two will meet up again next Wednesday night with the West title potentially on the line before the turn of the calendar. Also on the week, SAR continues their up and down play, one week after defeating TABC, losing to last place Ramaz 3-2 and beating MTA 2-1. Harrison Agus with the game winner for the Rams, who would take two on the week, also defeating Magen David last night 5-3.
In JV Hockey, with DRS, TABC and SAR running away at the top of the league, the race for the remaining three playoff spots is heating up behind them. Two of the favorites to take spots, North Shore and Flatbush met up in a rematch from last week, where North Shore blanked the Falcons 2-0 in Great Neck. In this contest, however, Flatbush would get their revenge, but the Stars would still earn a point as the Falcons pulled off a 2-1 OT win. The victory pulls Flatbush to 3-3 and sets them up in a race to the finish with Frisch, Ohr Yisroel and MTA, the Lions a 6-1 winner over Kushner this week, upping their record to 4-2-1. Back to the top, all eyes will be on SAR and TABC as the sole remaining game this week on Thursday night in SAR.
With the playoff race heating up, keeping up to date is a must, and the best place for that is Yeshiva League Pass. For all the latest scores, standings and rankings for both hockey and basketball be sure to follow Yeshiva League Pass on Instagram.
And that was your Tuesday Morning JM in the AM Sports Update, happy Chanukah everyone!