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Macs Basketball Win Streak Ends at Four

The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team earned a key Skyline win over Sarah Lawrence College, 71-54, on the campus of Baruch College on Thursday evening. The game was held during the 19th annual Macs Madness event. The victory did not come easy. The Maccabees trailed by eight, their largest deficit of the game, with 16:12 remaining in regulation time. Yeshiva narrowed the score 37-33, but Sarah Lawrence answered with a traditional three-point play to go back up by seven with just under 15 minutes remaining.

The Maccabees came roaring back by scoring seven unanswered points, capped off by a three-point basket from freshman forward Tal Gweta, to tie the game up at 40. After the Sarah Lawrence Gryphons regained the lead, 49-45, the Macs produced a bigger rally, scoring 18 unanswered points in a span of 6:19, ending with two field goals from senior forward Shelby Rosenberg. This gave the home team a commanding 63-49 lead, with just 4:28 left to go. Yeshiva did not surrender the lead for the remainder of the contest and went on to win its third conference game in a row.

The Macs earned another impressive Skyline victory over the Sage Colleges, 82-72, at the Max Stern Athletic Center on Saturday evening. Yeshiva advanced its record to 6-3 overall, and 4-2 in Skyline play, while Sage fell to 7-3 overall, and 5-1 in conference games.

The key stretch of the game was the beginning of the second half. With Yeshiva hanging on to a 34-31 advantage, a tip-in by senior guard Shaje Weiss began a 14-2 run for the Maccabees in a span of 3:08. A pair of free throws from Hod finished the run after he stole the ball and drew a foul on the fast break. That made the score 48-33 and helped secure the victory for Yeshiva University.

The Macs’ winning ways hit a speed bump on Monday, by falling to Skyline rival St. Joseph’s Bears of Brooklyn, 85-68, at the Hill Center. The Maccabees trailed only 45-43 in the second half, but the Bears took control of the game by going on a 15-5 run in a span of three minutes; they took a commanding 60-48 lead, with just 12:19 remaining in regulation time. That put the game out of reach for Yeshiva.

Credit: YUMacs.com

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