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Gameday Preview: #1 MDY Vs #8 Maimonides

The New York-Boston rivalry will take center stage in Sarachek. In what promises to be an electrifying matchup, the #1 Magen David Warriors square off against the #8 Maimonides M-Cats in the Tier I quarterfinals.


The 36-2 Warriors, winners of 22 straight including a Yeshiva League title are coming off a 69-26 demolition against the MTA Lions in their Tier I qualifie on Thursday. They're showing why they're considered the team to beat, with their deep roster and disciplined play. They're hungry to keep their winning streak alive and prove they're truly the best team in the nation.


Maimoides enter after a hard-fought 55-53 victory against the HAFTR Hawks. The Bostonians physicality and transition game led by players like Nathan Weinstock, could give the Warriors a run for their money.


However, it won't be an easy task for Maimonides. Magen David's lineup is deep, and versitale. These Brooklynites constantly keep you on your toes with different looks and their aggressive style of play can overwhelm any opponent. The M-Cats will need to bring urgency and intensity from the start to counter the Warriors' ability to force turnovers and capitalize on fast breaks.


Yeshiva League All-Star and Magen David Captain Mark Sardar will look to lead the Warriors into the Tier I semifinals with a win over the Maimonides M-Cats in an early Friday morning tilt between New Yorkers and Bostonians. (Photo Credit: Annabelle/ MacsLive)


While Magen David is favored to advance by 17 points as per the Sarachek Panel, Maimonides is determined to defy expectations shock the country. It's going to be an exciting bout with both teams hungry for a spot in Sunday's semifinals. Will the Warriors continue their dominance , or will the M-Cats pull off a stunning upset? Tune in at 9AM on MacsLive or come to the Max Stern Athletic Center to find out.


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