March 4th, 2014—In an absolute thriller of a game, SAR edged out rival Frisch by a final of 41-39.
The first half saw balanced play from both sides, as Frisch headed into the locker room with a slim lead, 18-17. The second half was near neck and neck, until Frisch appeared to have built up a 7 point lead after forcing back-to-back turnovers, both leading to uncontested fast break layups. However, SAR came storming back with clutch baskets of their own, bringing the score to 26-27 heading into the final frame. Back and forth both teams went, with momentum unable to stay on either side for more than a few brief moments. Frisch consistently received timely hoops from star players Reichel, who finished with 18, and Furer, who played a marvelous game at both ends of the court. The game went down to the wire.
With Frisch bringing up the ball in the winding seconds, appearing to perhaps be holding for the final shot, suddenly Rebecca Hyman came up with a steal, took it the length of the court, pump faked, and finished the layup in style, putting her girls up by two with nine seconds to go. On the ensuing possession, Frisch could not get a shot off.
The Sting are now headed to the league finals to face Maayanot.
Rebecca Kann led the way for SAR with 21 points and numerous game-changing plays on the defense end as well. The Hecht sisters both rebounded and protected the rim quite well, though it was Reichel who was able to hit from outside and keep the game close
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