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YU Men’s Basketball Earns Big Skyline Win over NYU Polytech

Brooklyn, N.Y.—The Yeshiva men’s basketball team shot 50% from the field and limited its opponent to under 29% en route to a dominating Skyline Conference win as the Maccabees beat NYU Poly 71-45 on December 4th.

The win ups Yeshiva’s record to 2-4 (1-2 Skyline), while NYU Poly is now 1-4 (0-1 Skyline).

The Maccabees were led by Benjy Ritholtz with 20 points and seven rebounds. He connected on 7-of-11 shooting, including 4-for-6 from behind the arc. Yisrael Feld added 15 points in the win. Shlomo Weissberg and Yosef Rosenthal each added eight points.

NYU Poly was led by Brendan Gallagher with 16 points and nine rebounds.

The host Blue Jays scored the first point of the game, but that was the extent of their lead the entire game. The Maccabees responded with a 14-0 run to go up 14-1 midway through the first half.

Yeshiva’s runaway win though did not come without a fight by NYU Poly. After the Maccabees took a 20-7 lead with 6:36 to go before halftime, the Blue Jays raced off 11 in a row to pull to within two. The score was 20-18 with two and-a-half minutes to play.

But the Maccabees closed out the half on a 9-0 run to go back up by double figures and Yeshiva was up 29-18 at halftime.

In the second half NYU Poly pulled to within five points early, but never got closer. With the score 31-26 Yeshiva, the Maccabees raced away with a 21-4 run to take a 52-30 lead with 11:58 to play. Yeshiva coasted the rest of the way en route to winning by 26.

The Maccabees outscored the Blue Jays 20-10 on points off turnovers and 16-15 on second chance points. Yeshiva held a 44-32 edge on rebounding.

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