On Wednesday night, November 16th, the Yeshiva Maccabees will look to start a winning streak as they take on the St Joseph Brooklyn Bears in the 2022-2023 season’s home opener at the Max Stern Athletic Center. Coming off a strong win against Webster College in their final game of the weekend tournament down in Bloomington, Illinois, the new-look Macs will look to bring this energy back in front of a home crowd for the first time this season. In recent years, the Macs have found major success against St Joseph’s, winning each of their last 10 matchups with the Bears.
St Joseph’s is 1-0 on the season, edging Medgar Evers for an 89-86 OT road win last Thursday. They are led by senior guard Evan Sirakis, who dropped 31 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory. Freshman forward Adam Jasaraj pitched in with an impressive double-double. The Bears will be banking on these two players to pace the offense once again against Yeshiva.
For the Macs, Zevi Samet will be looking to give the home crowd a glimpse of his scorching hot start to the season, shooting 45% from the field and a ridiculous 47% from beyond the arc. He may be receiving the most attention, but he’s not the only Mac off to a strong start this season; forward Matan Zucker is coming off an spectacular triple-double effort against Webster. He’d like nothing more than to win the home opener of his senior season.
The Macs are a young team. In order for them to come away with the win, it is essential they stay cool and composed on both sides of the floor, using the energy provided by their crowd to their advantage.
How to Watch:
The game will tip off at 8PM and fans are highly encouraged to attend the game in person.
You can also watch the game here on Macslive.