It was a bittersweet occasion. But more sweet than bitter. The first-ever reunion of men’s basketball alumni attracted more than 30 former players Dec. 14 and was marked by broad smiles of recognition and good memories, pats on the back, and bear hugs. The event also honored the memory of beloved former basketball coach Bernard “Red” Sarachek, who passed away in November at age 93
Seniors Ryan Almaleh and Eric Antes led Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy of Overland Park, KS, to victory at the 13th Annual Red Sarachek Basketball Tournament of Yeshiva University, as the Rams defeated top-seeded and previously unbeaten Marsha Stern Talmudical Academy/Yeshiva University High School for Boys (TMSTA), 50-34, in the championship game March 22.
The 13th annual Red Sarachek High School Basketball Tournament, named for Yeshiva University’s legendary men’s basketball coach, will take place Thursday, March 18 to Sunday, March 22 at YU’s Max Stern Athletic Center on its uptown Wilf Campus, 185th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. The games will be broadcast live at www.yu.edu/sarachek.