The SAR Sting opened their tournament run with a thrilling, game-winning, buzzer-beating, half-court shot by Leo Heller to defeat #11 Valley Torah, 52-49. The Tier 1 qualifying win now gives them the chance to face Yeshivat Frisch for the chance to move on to the semi-finals.
The Frisch Cougars, coming in as the #3 seed, are looking to follow up an early playoff exit with another Sarachek championship. Lead by seniors Jack Reinhart and Max Mayerhoff, and juniors Max Zakheim and Shmuli Coates, the Cougars look to dominate the game with tormenting defense, three point shooting and fast breaks for days. Coach Franz-perrie Louis is looking for a championship in his first career Sarachek appearance.
Make no mistake about it, I am definitely cheering for my Cougars. However, I expect the Sting to put up a strong fight behind the mesmerizing skills of Judah Oppenheimer and keep the game close until the bitter end. Don’t be surprised if Frisch player Daniel ‘Chuck’ Hirsch launches his Arfe-styled three point shots from the logo and sparks the team from beyond the arc. Watch out for these two rivals to close out Sarachek day two in thrilling fashion.