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Yeshiva Surges Past SUNY Geneseo To Complete Upstate New York Sweep

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

With a dominant second half, the Yeshiva

University Maccabees completed a weekend sweep in upstate New York with an 84-68 victory over SUNY Geneseo on Sunday. Zevi Samet and Or Sundjvsky led the charge with 22 points each, complemented by Max Zakheim's impressive 17-point contribution.

      How it Happened:

  • The Macs started with an impressive 11-2 lead, showcasing some run-and-gun finesse.

  • Zevi Samet and Or Sundjvsky took the spotlight, delivering a hoops feast inside and outside the paint.

  • The Geneseo Knights cranked up the intensity, causing YU turnovers; they flexed their muscle inside, exposing the Macs' defensive weak spots.

  • Despite Yeshiva's attempts to fix things, Geneseo fought hard, tying the game at 29 with a clutch three from Josh Garelle.

  • Samet stepped up with seven straight points, but Yeshiva fumbled, trailing 39-36 as they headed into halftime.

  • The Macs tidied up their game in the second half, launching a stunning 46-23 run fueled by slick ball movement and airtight defense from Max Zakheim and Dothan Bardichev.

  • Turnovers and inside troubles were a thing of the past as Yeshiva orchestrated a beautiful second-half performance.

  • Sundjyvsky and Samet proved their scoring prowess and ensured the Macs shone throughout the contest.

  • Yeshiva sealed the deal with an 84-68 win over SUNY Geneseo, completing a victorious weekend in upstate New York. It was a Macs’ takeover!

Zevi Samet had 22 points, leading the Macs past SUNY Geneso 84-68 for their second straight win. (Photo credit Akiva Poppers/ Macs Live)

Rebounding Redemption: 

The Macs owned the boards, turning missed opportunities into gold. Like basketball alchemists, they outscored Geneseo 17-7 on second-chance points.

Turnover Turnaround: 

Yeshiva turned Geneseo's missteps into their own points playground. With a slick defensive game, they outscored them 25-20 on points off turnovers.

Resilient Rallies: 

Despite a shaky first half, the Macs didn't just bounce back – they soared. The second-half surge was a testament to their resilience for the second time in less than 24 hours.

For SUNY Geneseo:

  • Michael Gentile, Josh Garelle, and Justin Yearwood combined for 42 points on the Geneseo scoreboard.

  • Geneseo's bench came to play, contributing a substantial 26 points. 

  • The Knights kept the tempo high, racking up an impressive 16 points in fast-break situations. Their ability to capitalize on quick transitions added an extra layer of excitement to the game.

For Yeshiva: 

  • Zevi Samet and Or Sundjvsky each contributed 22 points to the Macs' tally.

  • Max Zakheim added his scoring touch with 17 points, creating a triple threat on the court.

  • The Macs faced challenges from beyond the arc, shooting 8 for 30.

  • Despite three-point struggles, Yeshiva continued to shine at the free-throw line, hitting 12 out of 15 attempts. Their consistency at the charity stripe remained a standout feature in their gameplay.

Up Next: 

The Macs return to action on Wednesday for their home and Skyline Conference play opener against Mount Saint Mary. Tip off is slated for 8:00PM.


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