Ramaz Rams 39 – Valley Torah Wolfpack 37

New York, NY, Mar 21, 2004 — In one of the most thrilling games of the Red Sarachek Tournament so far, the Ramaz Rams (1-1 Red Sarachek) defeated the Valley Torah Wolfpack (1-2 Red Sarachek) 39-37 in come-from-behind fashion.

Valley Torah led the game throughout behind the precision shooting of Simon Brookim, who finished with 20 points.

Led by the strong guard play of Sam Goldberg and Zack Berg and the post play of Daniel Joels and Ben Parker, Ramaz was able to steal a victory from the Wolfpack at the Max Stern Athletic Center.

Ramaz took their first lead of the game 35-34 after two clutch free throws down the stretch by Joels. With the score tied at 37-37 with 4.5 seconds to play, the Rams found Parker down low for the wide open layup. Valley Torah called a timeout in which they designed an inbounds play that freed-up guard Reshef Loza. Loza drove to the basket and was fouled as he went up for the shot. After missing the first of two free throws Loza missed the second one intentionally hoping for an offensive rebound and a putback to send the game into overtime, but the ball didn’t fall Valley Torah’s way today at the Max Stern Athletic Center.

Parker, whose 10 points led Ramaz, secured the rebound and the victory for the Rams.

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