Memphis Yeshiva Invitational

11-7-2015 | CJHS Tigers Put Away AJA Jaguars, 68-16

11-7-2015 | CJHS Tigers Put Away AJA Jaguars, 68-16

By: Shmuel Perl

In the final Tier 2 game of the night on Court 2, the #7 AJA Jaguars faced the #6 Chicagoland Tigers. Eli Nasatir opened the scoring for CJHS, and Brian Silverstein followed it up with a triple. The Tigers hit another shot, but Dustin Dayani countered with a three for Atlanta. CJHS then scored four more points, while Atlanta started to put in their bench after only six minutes of play. The Tigers then scored seven straight points, but two free throws from Aden Shmuel made it an 18-5 game after one quarter of play.

Felix Rosen opened the second quarter scoring for CJHS, and David Vayngart followed it up with a free throw. The Tigers kept scoring, as their star point guard Michael Weldler made a three-pointer. A few minutes later, Josh Bland made a jumper to break Atlanta’s nearly ten minute streak without a field goal. CJHS scored a few more times to end the first half and made the score 33-7.

Rosen scored first for the Tigers in the third quarter, and then a few minutes later scored again. Then, Brian Silverstein knocked down a sweet jumper and David Vayngart scored in transition to give the Tigers a 36 point lead. All of a sudden, out of nowhere, the Jaguars’ best player Jacob Adler, who had been quiet all night, knocked out a ridiculous jumper from five feet away. But the Tigers were angered by the resurgence of the great Adler, and proceeded to absolutely dominate for the next minute, forcing turnover after turnover and turning them into points to give them a 42 point lead. Then Coby “the glide” Drexler and Joshua Pliskin added a three. The great Jadler, using his awesome post moves, tried to cut into CJHS’s lead with an excellent bucket for the Jaguars. However, the Jaguars kept making forcing turnovers and got themselves into a 60-11 deficit.

Joshua Pliskin of the Tigers had a great steal to start the fourth and took it down the court for a fast break layup. The Jaguars countered with a 5-0 run, which was one less than the amount of points they scored in the second and third quarter combined. The subs for CJHS came into the game and drilled two corner threes to make the final score 68-16, and put the Tigers into the win column for the first time this tournament. The leading scorer for the Tigers was Felix Rosen with 19 points. The Jaguars were led by Nadav Yeglin & Jacob Adler with 4 points each.

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