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MTA Varsity Basketball Earns Back-to-Back Wins

Last week, the Varsity basketball Lions played back-to-back away games. On Sunday, December 18, MTA started off strong against Maor, leading by eight at the half, but after a barrage of three threes by Maor, MTA trailed by two early in the fourth. Senior Eli Gruenburg (14 points) then went on an 8-0 run to put the Lions up by 12, and then senior Aryeh Halpert (nine points) sealed the game with a three. The Lions left confidently with a 64-48 victory.

The next day, they traveled to Ramaz and, after watching the MTA JV win, started off slow, not able to get any shots to fall. Despite this, they led at the half and late into the third until a three fell for Ramaz that ended the period with the Rams up by one. The Lions then looked to seal the deal with their free throw shooting and shot a strong 14 of 19 from the line. The Rams committed two technical fouls and a flagrant foul that essentially took them out of the game and opened the door for another strong win by the Lions. Senior Josh Klein had a strong performance offensively with 13 points, and MTA left with a win by a score of 55-39.

By Aryeh Halper

 

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