Tuesday, October 4, 2011 vs. Shaare (Non-League) – 8:15 pm
MTA 46 – Shaare Torah 38
MTA Overall Record: 1-0
MTA MYHSAL Record 0-0
The Lions embarked on their 71st season by hosting the talented Shaare Torah Stars. The teams traded baskets early, highlighted on the Lions’ side by an acrobatic left handed lay-up by Shauli Naumberg and a step back 3 ball by Jeremy Felder. On the Stars’ side they were propelled by some early perimeter shooting, including a 3 by Wahba. Akiva Blumenthal came off the Lion bench to take a key early charge, while the dynamic defense of Jeremy Felder provided a spark which set the pace for the Lions. In the second half the Lions leaned on strong offensive board work by big men Zev Senter and Avraham Wein and excellent free throw shooting (the Lions were 11-13 from the FT line in the 2nd half and 13-17 for the game) to maintain a slim lead into the final minutes. Ultimately is was a dagger corner 3 ball by Jeremy Felder with under 2 minutes to play that sealed the Lions’ opening night win. The Lions’ offense was led by Jeremy Felder (game high 20 pts), Zev Senter (9), Shai Kaminetzky (6), Avraham Wein (5) and Shauli Naumberg (5). The Stars were led by S. Wahba (12), J. Stavrach (8) and S. Starvach (7). The Lions will host the North Shore Stars this coming Sunday at 2:00pm in their second “non-league” game.
Sunday, October 9, 2011 vs. NSHA (Non-League) – 2:00 pm
MTA 27 – NSHA 43
MTA Overall Record: 1-1
MTA MYHSAL Record 0-0
The Lions concluded the pre-season portion of their schedule by going on the road to take on the NSHA stars. The Lions jumped out to a quick 8-0 lead, only to see the Stars’ Elias respond with 13 unanswered points to give his team a 13-8 lead. The Lions then responded with 5 more points to knot the score at 13-13 before the Stars’ defense completely stopped the Lions’ offense in their tracks and pulled away for the 16 point win. The Stars were led by Elias (15) and Zborowski (14), while the Lions were led by Jeremy Felder (8). The Lions open up league play at HAFTR on Monday, 10/31.
Monday, October 31, 2011 @ HAFTR – 8:00 pm
MTA 68 – HAFTR 44
MTA MYHSAL Record: 1-0
MTA Overall Record: 3-1
The Lions opened up their league season by traveling to Lawrence to take on the HAFTR Hawks. The Lions jumped out to a 37-17 half time lead on the combined strength of dominant play in the paint and red hot perimeter shooting (Seven 3s). The Hawks never relented but ultimately couldn’t cut into the Lions’ lead. The Lions balance scoring saw 10 players score and was led by Zev Senter (16 pts, 20+ boards, 6 blocks), Shai Kaminetzky (16 pts on 4-5 shooting from behind the arc), Ari Mitnick (11 first half pts on 3-3 from behind the arc), Jeremy Felder (7 pts) and Ben Zion Feld (6).
Saturday, November 5, 2011 vs. Magen Avraham – 8:30 pm
MTA 90 – Magen Avraham 26
MTA MYHSAL Record: 2-0
MTA Overall Record: 3-1
The Lions raced out to a 34-3 lead and were never threatened thereafter. The Lions balanced attack saw 13 players score and was led by Ari Mitnick (26 pts off the bench on 4-4 from behind the arc all in 11 minutes), Shauli Naumberg (12), Jeremy Felder (10), Shai Kaminetzky (8), Akiva Blumenthal (6) and Zak Lenik (6). Magen Avraham was led my Moshe Abraham (9) and Jackie Abraham (6). The Lions host Simchas Chaim at 8:30pm on Tuesday night before heading down to Memphis for the National Cooper Invitational on Thursday.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011 vs. Simchas Chaim – 8:30 pm
MTA 62 – Simchas Chaim 10
MTA MYHSAL Record: 3-0
MTA Overall Record: 4-1
The Lions took a 38 point lead into the half time locker room and coasted from there. The Lions’ balanced scoring saw 14 players score and was led by Yosef Sklar (9), Jeremy Felder (9), Meir Finkelstein (8) and Ari Mitnick (7). Simchas Chaim was led by Noah Gordon (6). The Lions head down to Memphis Thursday morning to compete in the National Cooper Invitational, where they will take on the Beren Academy Stars from Houston, TX in first round action.
Thursday – Sunday, November 10-13, 2011 – Cooper National Invitational – Memphis, TN
MTA 51 – Beren Houston 45
MTA Overall Record: 5-1
MTA MYHSAL Record: 3-0
The Lions defense was dominant early, led by numerous blocked shots by Zev Senter and strong rebounding across the board. Offensively Zev Senter was a force in the paint, while Shauli Naumberg and Jeremy Felder led a strong perimeter attack. The Lions’ double digit half time lead evaporated in the 3rd quarter as their offense went cold and the Stars chipped away. Several big buckets down the stretch by Senter and Felder, as well as clutch free throw shooting by Ben Zion Feld enabled the Lions to hold off the strong Beren team. The Lions’ offense was led by Zev Senter (20 pts), Shauli Naumberg (10) and Jeremy Felder (8). The Stars were powered by Zach Yosher (20). The Lions advance to Friday’s Tier 1 Quarter-Finals where they will take on the host team, the #13 seeded Cooper Macs, who upset the #4 seeded NSHA Stars. Tip off is scheduled for 12:00pm central standard time and will be broadcast on www.cooperinvitational.com.
MTA 45 – Cooper Memphis 30
MTA Overall Record: 6-1
MTA MYHSAL Record: 3-0
The Lions took on the surging Cooper Macs, who were fresh off a first round upset over NSHA. The first half saw the Macs’ Bryan Izikowitz and Eli Osdoba connect on several tough shots to give their team a slim 19-17 lead at intermission. The second half was a different story as the taller Lions locked down the Macs at the defensive end, holding them to 11 points in the half. At the offensive end the perimeter prowess of Jeremy Felder and Shauli Naumberg, combined with the inside strength of Zev Senter, enabled the Lions to pull away late. The Lions were powered by Jeremy Felder (19), Zev Senter (17) and Shauli Naumberg (7). The Macs were led by Bryan Izikowitz (11) and Eli Osdoba (9). The Lions move on to face the #1 ranked YULA Panthers in Saturday night’s Tier 1 semi finals. The game will be broadcast on www.cooperinvitational.com.
YULA 54 – MTA 38
MTA Overall Record: 6-2
MTA MYHSAL Record: 3-0
A capacity crowd came out to watch the rematch of last year’s Cooper Tournament Championship game between these long time East Coast – West Coast Rivals. The Lions struck first with back to back 3s from Jeremy Felder to grab the quick 6-0 lead. Jack Gindi and the Panthers quickly settled down to go on a 19-6 run to give the #1 ranked Panthers a 19-12 lead after 1 quarter. The second quarter saw the Lions offense grind to a halt and the Panthers took a commanding 28-14 lead into the half. The Panthers extended the lead to 40-23 before a furious late comeback by the Lions cut the Panther lead to single digits but the Panthers hung on for the win. The Lions were led by Jeremy Felder (13), Zak Lenik (10) and Shai Kaninetzky (8). The Panthers were led by Jack Gindi (19) and Yisrael Solomon (14). The Lions will take on the high octane Magen David Warriors in Sunday’s 3rd place consolation game at 11:45am central standard time.
MTA 67 – Magen David 51
MTA Overall Record: 7-2
MTA MYHSAL Record: 3-0
The Lions wrapped up the National Cooper Invitational with a dominant performance and led wire to wire against their division rival and #8th nationally ranked (and #6 tournament seeded) Magen David Warriors. In addition to Magen David, the Lions defeated the nationally ranked Beren Houston Stars and the upstart Cooper Macs, while losing only to #1 YULA. The Lions balanced offensive attack was led by Zev Senter (22 pts), Shauli Naumberg (11), Shai Kaminetzky (9), Ari Mitnick (8) and Rafi Mitnick (7). The Warriors were led by Dweck (21) and Katan (8). The Lions return to MYHSAL league play when they travel to Derech Hatorah on Monday, 11/21.
Monday, November 21, 2011 @ Derech HaTorah – 9:00 pm
MTA 71 – Derech Hatorah 43
MTA Overall Record: 8-2
MTA MYHSAL Record: 4-0
The Bulldogs played a spirited first quarter and only trailed by 1 heading to the 2nd quarter before the Lions went on a 24-7 run to pull way. All 11 Lions who saw action scored and the balanced attack was led by Shauli Naumberg (16), Jeremy Felder (13), Akiva Blumenthal (10), Shai Kaminetzky (8) and Ben Zion Feld (7). The Bulldogs were led by Stern (19) and Eisner (6). The Lions travel to Brooklyn on Tuesday night, 11/29, to take on Magen David.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 @ Magen David – 9:15 pm
MDY 70 – MTA 44
MTA Overall Record: 8-3
MTA MYHSAL Record: 4-1
In a game far closer than indicated by the final score, each team went on wild runs, with the Warriors striking last. The Lions struck first with a quick 3 from Shauli Naumberg, only to see the red hot shooting Warriors go on a 23-5 run to take a commanding 23-8 lead after 1 quarter. The Lions turned things around to go on a 23-10 run to cut it to a manageable 33-27 deficit at the half and a 33-31 deficit early in the 3rd quarter. After the Warriors responded with 5 unanswered points of their own, the Lions went on a 13-6 run to close out the 3rd quarter and to tie the game at 44-44 heading into the 4th quarter. The hot shooting Warriors grabbed the reins of the game by going on a 12-0 run in the first 2 minutes of the 4th quarter to take a 56-44 lead, at which the Lions turned to a wide open gambling defense that backfired when the Warriors made several lay ups to complete an astounding 26-0 4th quarter and to turn a 44-44 tie early in the 4th quarter into a comfortable win. The Lions were led by Zev Senter (9), Shauli Naumberg (7), Jeremy Felder (6), Avraham Wein (6) and Zak Lenik (6). The Warriors were led by Morris Dweck (Game high 24), Sayegh (13), Betesh (13) and Adsmi (8). The Lions host Derech Hatorah, Monday night 12/5 at 7:45pm.
Monday, December 5, 2011 vs. Derech HaTorah – 7:45 pm
MTA 70 – Derech Hatorah 15
MTA Overall Record: 9-3
MTA MYHSAL Record: 5-1
The Lions rode their stifling defense to a huge first quarter lead and were never threatened thereafter. The Lions balanced attack saw 14 players score and was led by Ari Mitnick (10 pts, all in the 2nd quarter), David Moskovich (9), Shai Kaminetzky (8 pts, all in the 1st quarter), Zev Senter (7) and Yoni Kram (6). The Bulldogs were led by Ezra Stern (11). The Lions travel to the Sephardic Community Center in Brooklyn at 9:15pm Thursday night (12/8) to take on Magen Avraham.
Thursday, December 8, 2011 @ Magen Avraham – 9:15 pm
MTA defeats Magen Avraham (by forfeit)
MTA Overall Record: 10-3
MTA MYHSAL Record: 6-1
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 @ Flatbush – 9:15 pm
MTA 49 – Flatbush 26
MTA Overall Record: 11-3
MTA MYHSAL Record: 7-1
The Lions jumped out to leads of 13-0 and 26-4 and coasted to the win. The Lions’ balanced attack was led by Ari Mitnick (14 pts), Jeremy Felder (10) and Zev Senter (10). The Falcons were led by Elliot Anazi (8) and S. Sasson (7). The Lions host Ramaz at YU this coming Saturday night, 12/17, at 9:00pm.
Saturday, December 17, 2011 vs. Ramaz – 9:00 pm
MTA 57 – Ramaz 50
MTA Overall Record: 12-3
MTA MYHSAL Record: 8-1
The Lions jumped out to a quick 11-3 lead before the Rams fought back to briefly take their only lead of the game at 17-16. Shai Kaminetzky’s strong 15 pt first half carried the Lions to a 30-24 lead at intermission. The Lions maintained their lead throughout the 3rd quarter until a late Ram flurry ties the game at 40-40 heading into the 4th. The Lions quickly regrouped to grab a 49-41 lead and held on for the 7 pt win. The Lions were led by Shai Kaminetzky (game high 22 pts), Jeremy Felder (13) and Shauli Naumberg (6). The Rams were led by Solomon Michelon (11), Josh Wildes (11) and Frohlinger (8). The Lions host Simchas Chaim on Wednesday, January 4th at 9:15pm.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012 vs. Simchas Chaim – 9:15 pm
MTA 71 – Simchas Chaim 8
MTA MYHSAL record: 9-1
MTA Overall record: 13-3
The Lions balanced scoring saw 14 players score and was led by Zack Lenik (10), Jeremy Felder (9), Shai Kaminetzky (8), Akiva Blumenthal (7) and Meir Finkelstein (6). Simchas Chaim was led by Lusry, Kovitz and Ossias. The Lions take on the MDY Warriors at YU this Saturday night at 9:15pm.
Saturday, January 7, 2012 vs. Magen David – 9:15 pm
MDY 70 – MTA 41
MTA Overall Record: 13-4
MTA MYHSAL Record: 9-2
The hot shooting Warriors grabbed a 13 point lead at the half and the Lions were unable to cut into the lead in the second half. The Warriors were led by Sayegh (20), Pardo (12) and Dweck (9). The Lions were led by Ari Mitnick (10) and Zev Senter (10). The Lions host the undefeated SAR Sting Wednesday night, 1/11 at 8:30pm.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 vs. SAR – 8:30 pm
Saturday, February 4, 2012 @ SAR – 9:30 pm
SAR 32 – MTA 31 (OT)
MTA MYHSAL Record: 10-3
MTA Overall record: 14-5
After beating the Sting by 1 pt in their last game, the Lions traveled up to Riverdale for the rematch in front of a packed house. The first half was played at a slow pace and the Lions took a 12-7 lead into the half time locker room. The Lions extended their lead to 24-13 with 5:08 to play. Down the stretch Sting PG Zack Dicker made four 3s, while the Lions missed 11 Fts and committed a few costly turnovers. The Lions had the ball down 1 with 34 seconds to play and again with 8 seconds to play but failed to score, as the Sting held on for the 1 pt win. The Sting were led by Zack Dicker (13) and Johnny Nulman (9). The Lions were led by Shai Kaminetzky (10) and Zev Senter (8). The Lions wrap up their regular season at home vs. Flatbush on Sunday, 2/12 at 3:00 pm.
Sunday, February 12, 2012 vs. Flatbush – 3:00 pm
MTA 40 – Flatbush 22
MTA MYHSAL Record: 11-3
MTA Overall Record: 15-5
The Lions jumped out to a quick 7-2 lead on the strength of baskets by Jeremy Felder, Avraham Wein and free throws by Zev Senter. The Falcons responded with 9 pts by Eliot Arazi to cut the Lions’ slim lead to 14-11 at the half. In the second half the Lions tightened their defense and got their offense untracked to outscore the Falcons 26-11 for the win. The Lions balanced offense saw 8 players score and was led by Zev Senter (10), Jeremy Felder (8), Shai Kaminetzky (6) and Akiva Blumenthal (6). The Falcons were led by Eliot Arazi (9). The Lions and Falcons now await their respective first round playoff opponents.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
MYHSAL Varsity Playoffs First Round:
MTA 67 – Hillel 59
The Lions roared out of the gate and grabbed a 20-0 first quarter lead on the strength of quick 3s from Shauli Naumberg and Jeremy Felder and strong inside play from Zev Senter. The Heat used two 3s from Ashkenazie to cut the Lions’ lead to 23-8 after the first quarter. While the Heat’s Ashkenazie added a 3 in the 2nd quarter, the Lions outscored the Heat to extend their halftime lead to 38-16.
The Heat’s PG – Sultan led a 3rd quarter push with 10 pts in the quarter but the Lions’ Shaulie Naumberg answered with three 3s in the quarter to allow the Lions to take a seemingly comfortable 53-33 lead into the final stanza. In the fourth quarter things got interesting as the Heat made an incredible six 3s in the quarter to storm back and cut the Lions’ lead to single digits, but a timely 3 from Lions’ guard Zack Lenik and 6 free throws down the stretch from Shaulie Naumberg enabled the Lions to close out the 8 point win to advance to the Quarter Finals. The Lions scoring was led by Shauli Naumberg (Game high 22 pts), Zev Senter (17 pts and a dominant rebounding performance), Akiva Blumenthal (8) and Ari Mitnick (7). The steady back court play of Jeremy Felder and Shai Kaminetzky, as well as a strong rebounding and defensive performance from Avraham Wein, also keyed the win for the Lions. The Heat scoring was led by Sultan (20), Benjamin (17), Ashkenazie (12) and Chera (8).
Congrats to the Lions on the win as well as to the Heat for showing a lot of heart in a furious late rally to make the final score close.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
MYHSAL Varsity Basketball Quarter-Finals:
MTA 53 – JEC 37
The Lions’ Jeremy Felder opened the game with a quick 3 pointer and the Lions jumped out to a quick 13-2 lead that they would never relinquish. The Thunder were only able to muster a field goal by Goldblatt and 2 free throws, while the Lions added a first quarter 3 from Ari Mitnick and 4 big points in the paint by Zev Senter to extend their lead to 19-4 after one quarter. The second quarter saw the Thunder come to life with a 3 by Johnny Kluger and another by Apsan. The Lions’ sharp shooting Ari Mitnick was not to be outdone however, as he hit the second of two 3s and Avraham Wein scored 7 points in the quarter to give the Lions a 27-17 lead at the half.The Thunder got 3rd quarter 3s from Apsan and Zach Goldberg to cut the Lions’ lead to 29-23, the closest they would ever get. Following a timeout, Ari Mitnick drained his 3rd and 4th 3 pointer of the game to give the Lions a controlling 35-25 lead heading into the final stanza. In the 4th quarter, Lions’ power forward, Avraham Wein, scored 6 big points slashing through the paint, Jeremy Felder added 2 big buckets and Ari Mitnick hit his 5th 3 pointer (on only 6 attempts!) to give the Lions a 16 point victory, propelling them into the Semi-Finals.
The Lions were led by Ari Mitnick (Game high 15 pts), Avraham Wein (13), Zev Senter (7 pts and a dominating rebounding performance), Jeremy Felder (7) and Shai Kaminetzky (7). The Thunder were led by Apsan (8), Weiss (8), Zach Goldberg (8) and Johnny Kluger (7). Congratulations to the Lions on the win as well as to the Thunder on a strong MYHSAL season.
Monday, March 12, 2012
MYHSAL Varsity Basketball Quarter-Finals:
MTA vs. SAR (@JEC) – 8:30 pm
SAR 59 – MTA 38
Sunday, March 18, 2012
MTA 53 – Yeshiva of Waterbury CT 34
MTA Overall Record: 18-6
MTA Final MYHSAL Record: 13-4
After a disappointing loss in the MYHSAL Semi-Finals at the hands of the #1 nationally ranked SAR Sting, the Lions hosted the Yeshiva of Waterbury (coached by former Lions’ Assistant Coach Yitz Rabovsky) in a non league tune up for the upcoming Saracheck Tournament. Following early back to back 3s by Dovid Schiller and Eli Abisror, Waterbury had an early 11-5 lead, sending their fans into a frenzy. The Lions called Timeout and quickly regrouped to out score Waterbury 26-6 to close out the first half with a 31-17 lead. The inside-outside combination of Zev Senter and Shauli Naumberg as well as timely passing by Shai Kaminetzky enabled the Lions to increase their lead to 44-21 after 3 quarters and both teams got good 4th quarter contributions from there benches. The Lions were led by Zev Senter (17 pts), Shauli Naumberg (13), Shai Kaminetzky (8) and Avraham Wein (5 pts and strong rebounding). Waterbury was led by Elisha Adelman (10) and Eli Abisror (5). The Lions will be the #5 seed in the upcoming Saracheck Tournament and will take on #12 seeded Or Chaim Toronto at 4:00 pm on Thursday, 3/22 in first round play.
Saracheck Tournament – March 22-26, 2012
Saracheck Tournament Tier 1 Qualifier
MTA 51 – Or Chaim Toronto 22
MTA Overall Record: 19-6
The #5 seeded (#6 nationally) Lions took on Toronto’s Or Chaim Knights and the Lions jumped out to quick leads of 8-0 and 15-5 on the strength of strong inside play and stellar defense. The Lions rode big 3s by Ari Mitnick and Shai Kaminetzky to extended their lead to 26-13 at the half. The Lions padded their lead in the 3rd quarter to take a commanding 40-17 lead after 3 and coasted from there. The Lions’ balanced scoring was led by Ari Mitnick (11 pts on 2-3 from behind the arc and 4-7 overall), Zev Senter (10 pts, 11 rebounds and countless blocks), Shai Kaminetzky (9 pts), Jeremy Felder (6 pts), Shauli Naumberg (6) and Avraham Wein (5 pts, 4 rebounds). The Knights were led by Josh Teller (12 pts, 6 rebounds). The Lions will look for their second consecutive 20 win season (The Lions’ own the MYHSAL – Yeshiva League’s 2nd best league record during the two year stretch) when they take on the North Shore Stars in the Quarter-Finals on Friday at 10:00am in the Max Stern Athletic Center.
Saracheck Tournament Tier 1 Quarter-Finals:
MTA 57 - NSHA 34
MTA Overall Record: 20-6
The Lions (ranked #5 in the tournament and ranked #6 nationally) took on the NSHA stars (ranked #4 in the tournament and #4 nationally) and took command of the game early. The Lions used a dominant inside-outside attack which included the inside play of Zev Senter and Avraham Wein, paired with hot perimeter shooting from Ari Mitnick, Shauli Naumberg, Jeremy Felder and Shai Kaminetzky to outscore the Stars 19-2 in the second quarter to take a 32-11 lead into the half. The Lions maintained their 20+ point lead for most of the second half to seal the win. Notable stats from the game included: The Lions shot 51% from the field, an incredible 56% (5-9) from behind the arc, 80% (12-15) from the FT line and outrebounded the Stars 26-16. The Lions were led by a dominant performance by Zev Senter (21 pts on 6-10 from the floor and 9-10 from the FT line), as well as by Ari Mitnick (11 pts on 3-4 from behind the arc), Shai Kaminetzky (10 pts on 4-8 from the field), Jeremy Felder (6 pts on 3-4 shooting), Shauli Naumberg (5) and a dominant rebounding and defensive performance by Avraham Wein (8 boards to go along with 2 pts). The Stars were led by Jeremy Zborowski (14 pts on 6-12 shooting) and Benjamin Hakakian (12). The win marks the 20th win on the season for the Lions (against 6 losses), their second consecutive 20 win season. The win also propels the Lions into a rematch of the MYHSAL Semi-Finals, in which the Lions will take on the #1 SAR Sting in the Tier 1 Semi-Finals at 1:30pm on Sunday in the Max Stern Athletic Center.
Saracheck Tournament 3rd place Game:
MTA 48 – Shalhevet 32
MTA Final Overall Record: 21-7 (second consecutive 21 win season, tying MTA’s most wins in a season in at least 15 years)
Fresh off blowout Saracheck wins over Or Chaim Toronto and #4 Nationally ranked and #4 tournament seed North Shore, and a heartbreaking Saracheck Semi-Final loss to #1 seed SAR, the Lions (seeded 5th at Saracheck and entering the tournament ranked #6 nationally)took on another nationally ranked top 10 team in the Shalhevet Firehawks. The Firehawks themselves had been making waves in this year’s tournament as they defeated Weinbaum Boca, #3 seeded Frisch and lost a 3 pt lead to YULA in the final seconds of the other of the tournament’s two tier 1 semi-final games, before succumbing to the eventual tournament champions. The Lions inserted Seniors Avi Kaye and Ari Mitnick into the starting line up. After Firehawks’ star guard Joseph Fallas gave his team a quick 5-0 lead, the Lions responded by turning to the inside play of Zev Senter, along with perimeter scoring from Ari Mitnick, Jeremy Felder, Shai Kaminetzky and Shauli Naumberg to put together an 11-0 run of their own to grab a lead that they would never relinquish. In the second half the Lions continued their strong inside-outside play to outscore the Firehawks 28-15 to secure the 16 pt win. While the Lions shot 44% from the field (to the Firehawks’ 33%), the most telling stat of the game was the Lions outrebounding the Firehawks by an astounding 30-10 margin. The Lions were led by Zev Senter (16 pts, 16 boards and named All Tournament 1st team by the Saracheck committee), Shai Kaminetzky (9 pts), Ari Mitnick (8 pts on 3-5 from the field, 2-4 from behind the arc and named a Tournament All Star), Jeremy Felder (5) and Avraham Wein (4 pts, 5 boards and another dominating defensive performance). The Firehawks were led by Joseph Fallas (12 pts), Yosef Halpert (7) and Simcha Halpert (6). The Lions completed the 20 team Saracheck Tournament with a 3rd place finish, while the Firehawks finished with a 4th place finish. With the final jewishhoopsamerica.com national rankings due to be released later in the week, the Lions likely made a strong case for a top 5 national ranking.