by Aryeh Halpert (’17)

This past week, the Varsity Lions Basketball team played back to back away games. On Sunday, MTA started off strong against Maor, leading by 8 at the half, but after a barrage of 3’s by Maor, MTA trailed by 2 early in the 4th. Eli Gruenburg (’17) (14 points) then went on an 8-0 run to put the Lions up by 12, and then Aryeh Halpert (’17) (9 points) sealed the game with a 3. The Lions left confidently with a 64-48 victory.

On Monday, they traveled over to Ramaz and after watching the JV win, started off slow, not able to get any shots to fall. Despite this, they led at the half and late into the 3rd until a 3 fell for Ramaz that ended the period with the Rams up by 1. The Lions then looked to seal the deal with their free throw shooting and shot a strong 14-19 from the line. The Rams committed 2 technical fouls and a flagrant foul that essentially took themselves out of the game and opened the door for another strong win by the Lions. Josh Klein (’17) had a strong performance offensively with 13 points, and MTA left with a win by a score of 55-39.

 

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