Tuesday, March 28, 2023

The Noam Knights have had a great start to the season. They opened the season at Manhattan Day School, with the Knights winning by 29 in a terrific opening game.

Next came the home opener vs. SAR, and the team’s first real test. The Knights got off to an awful start as SAR began the game with a 7-0 lead. But the Knights were able to make critical mid-game adjustments and eventually prevailed by 3 points.

Game number three saw the Knights matched up against RPRY, a team they beat in the preseason match up. Noam got off to their trademark slow start (scoring four points in the first), but won the game by 14.

Brimming with confidence after a 3-0 start to the season, Noam had a lot of momentum going into what may probably be its most difficult game of the season against league powerhouse Moriah. Although the Knights kept the game close, the team had no answer to Moriah’s trap defense and they handed Noam its first loss of the young season.

After a few practices, Noam was ready for its next opponent, the Hilllel Heat. The Knights once again got off to a slow start offensively, but their new trapping defense was more than Hillel could handle. When the final buzzer sounded, the Knights had beaten the Heat by 26 points.

With a 4-1 start to the season, are the Noam Knights ready for their other local rivals? In a game that is sure to be exciting, the Knights travel cross-town to play an undefeated Yavneh team on Sunday at 2 p.m.

By Ari Kaminetzky

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