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.
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.
On a day that promises to be big, the Yeshivat Rambam of Baltimore Red Storm got things going with a bang.
In yet another exciting finish at the Max Stern Athletic Center, Yavneh held off the lower seeded Lions of Eshkol.
Yeshiva of Boca Raton (1-1 Sarachek) scored the first 17 points of the first game of Saturday night. And although Beren of Houston (0-3 Sarachek) was able to play them to a near stalemate the rest of the way, the outcome was never in doubt as the Storm defeated the Stars, 50-32.
This is what Sarachek is all about.
Valley Torah (1-1 Sarachek) very nearly pulled off an enormous upset, taking Hyman Brand (2-0 Sarachek) into overtime before the Rams were finally able to secure a win.
MTA built a comfortable lead over Hebrew Academy of Miami – too comfortable, perhaps – before having to hang on for a 61-54 win at the Max Stern Athletic Center.
TABC will make an unlikely appearance at the Tier-I semifinal on Sunday vs. Hyman Brand, after they knocked off second-seeded Ramaz, 50-49, in double-overtime.
YULA made routine work of a much improved Rambam (Baltimore), winning 57-44 to advance to the Tier-I semifinals.