This past week SAR varsity athletics has been very successful in their Yeshiva League action.
The SAR varsity basketball team looked to leave their early season struggles behind, starting their game against JEC in a full court press. After SAR jumped out to an early lead, JEC’s Ethan Thurm dominated in the paint, tying the score at 19 just before half. Minutes into the third quarter, SAR found some momentum as fill-in starter Josh Morris ignited his teammates, diving on the floor for a loose ball. After out-scoring the Thunder 33-17 in the final two quarters, led by Eli Jesselson’s lockdown defense and Josh Hyman’s 13 second half points, SAR secured their first win of the season 52-36.
Shortly afterwards, the SAR varsity hockey team took on the Kushner Cobras. This game, just like every other, was a must win, but this game was essential because it had the ability to affect playoff seeding. With the playoffs on the minds of the Sting players and coaches, they did not disappoint. In a hard fought battle, SAR defended their home court by defeating Kushner 2-0. Ethan From was a brick wall from the beginning; he recorded his second shutout in two nights. Nathan Blum scored a shorthanded goal in the second period, and Adam Freilich finished a pass from Alex Levy for the insurance goal in the third period. SAR improves to 6-0, while Kushner drops to 3-3.
By Josh Hyman and Yamin Semer