Valley Torah lost to Shalhevet 53-51 in overtime play in the Sarachek Tournament championship game. After dinner, they will come home tonight with the second place trophy.
Valley Torah beat RASG (Miami) 51-42 in the YU Sarachek quarterfinals.
They move on to the semifinal round with a game on Sunday at 3:00 EDT (noon here in LA) against 3rd seeded Magen David (undefeated in Yeshiva League play) from Brooklyn.
You can watch the game live at Macslive.com.
Here is the team in the locker room after their win.
Our basketball team will be playing RASG from Miami in our first game in this year’s YU Sarachek tournament. The game will tip-off tomorrow at 1:00 PM EDT (10:00 AM in Los Angeles). You can watch the game live at Macslive.com.
Valley Torah was seeded 2nd in the tournament and enjoyed a bye in the first round. (JewishHoopsAmerica.com ranked us in a first place tie with Shalhevet.)
In the picture below, the team is powering up for the game.
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The Valley Torah Boys Varsity basketball team will face off against Santa Clarita this Tuesday (January 30) at Crespi at 8:00 PM. Both teams are 10-0 in league play. The winner of tomorrows game will be league champions.
Then on Motzaei Shabbos, Valley Torah plays Shalhevet at Heritage Christian HS in North Valley at 8:30 PM.
The game is scheduled for tonight at 8:15 at Pierce College. We will live blog the score in this post.
Waiting for tipoff…
We win the tipoff and score first. YULA hits a three. We respond with a three and lead 5-3. And another 8-4. Fast-break, 10-4. Three minutes left in the first, 14-7 VT. End of first quarter, Valley Torah leads 18-12.
Second quarter. YULA scores two foul shots. We traded threes. 21-17. Five minutes left in the half, 28-22. Three minutes left 32-28.
At the end of the first half, Valley Torah leads 36-30.
Valley Torah moves ahead 45-32. Two minutes left 50-35.
Middle of fourth, we lead 63-39. Three minutes left in the game, 75-43.
Final score: Valley Torah wins 75-46!
Valley Torah won it’s second tournament championship this season by beating Frisch 54-52 to take home the Shalhevet Glouberman Tournament trophy!