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MTA Lions Meet Kushner Cobras in Basketball White Out

This past Monday, the Max Stern Athletic Center was packed when the MTA junior varsity and varsity Lions faced off against the Kushner Cobras at the highly anticipated White Out. All MTA fans in attendance were provided a new, limited edition White Out t-shirt to mark the occasion.

The evening started off with the JV game. The Lions dominated the court, finishing the first quarter with a 19-5 lead. The second quarter started off in favor of the Cobras as they hit three straight shots without a single point from the Lions. However, the game turned back around after two consecutive three point shots by MTA, who led at the half by the score of 25-11. At halftime, Tzvi Sabo ‘17 won the opportunity to take a shot from the 3-point line with the chance to take home $100. Unfortunately the shot fell just short.

The rest of the game went south for the Cobras. The Lions tightened their defense and caused 7 turnovers in the third quarter alone. Although the Cobras put up a good fight, they were no match for the Lions, who won the game by a final score of 53-43.

Before beginning the Varsity game, a drawing was held for someone to shoot a half-court shot; if he were to hit it, he would win an incredible $10,000. The winner of the raffle was Ari Englander ‘17, who, despite missing his shot (he had the aim but not the distance), enjoyed the opportunity tremendously. At the start of the varsity game, the Lions proceeded in a similar fashion to their JV team, finishing the first half with a lead of 21-7.

The second half surprisingly turned in favor of the Cobras. Kushner pulled off the seemingly impossible, nearly tying the score. But just as in the JV match, the Lions dominated the rest of the game and finished with a 42-25 win.

By Amiel Katz

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