The Boiling Point

FIGHT: Firehawk and Bulldog players scramble for ball possession at the opening game of the CIF Southern Section playoffs Feb.12. Shalhevet prevailed 68-59 against Buena, a team that beat them by 14 in December.

Boys basketball team advances in CIF playoffs

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor
February 13, 2020
EMOTIONAL:  From left, seniors Nicole Klausner, Eliana Mizrahi and Shayna Becker were among Firehawk fans worrying in the final moments of Shalhevet girls’ 65-61 semi-final loss to the SAR Sting in the Glouberman Tournament Nov. 9. The Firehawks led by as many as 16 points before halftime but were unable to eke out a win in a nail-biting repeat of last year’s tournament. The Maimonides MCATS won the girls' tournament, and the Frisch Cougars beat the Firehawk boys to win the boys'.

Heartbreak heroes: Girls and boys teams both dominate for most of their games, then lose in final seconds

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor and Caleb Fishman, Staff Writer
November 10, 2019
DEFENSE:   Firehawk forward Jeremy Asheghian attempts to block a lay-up in the Firehawks’ CIF playoff loss against the Palm Springs  Indians 56-48 Feb. 14. The Firehawks were the first Jewish team ever to advance so far into the CIF Southern Section Division 3A playoffs.

Historic playoff run ends with 56-48 loss to Palm Springs Indians in CIF quarterfinals

By Tobey Lee, Features Editor and Alex Rubel, Sports Editor
February 18, 2019
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