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Live blog of Shalhevet-YULA Varsity Basketball game

This live-blog has been brought to you by my iPhone.  Thanks AT&T!

8:34: the game is over. Yula wins, 52-32. Firehawks are still showing their support by cheering! There’s always next year, Firehawks.

8:32: a Yula player grabs freshman Adam Kaufler. Major foul!

8:30: Yossi scores for Shalhevet! Let’s hope we can keep it up.

8:28: Time out. Yula is in the lead, 48-30. With 2 minutes 34 seconds left, the Firehawks still have a chance to win!

8:27: Yossi fouls, Yula gets free throws, and missed one.

8:25: girls basketball returns from their basketball tournament. They lost against British Columbia.

8:21: Yossi gets fouled, takes a free throw…he makes a clean shot! And another! That brings their score up to 30 against Yula’s 41.

8:19: fourth quarter. Yula inbounds the ball, so it goes to Shalhevet. Spitzer almost scores.

8:17: third quarter is over with Yula in the lead, 39-28. Come on Shalhevet, we can still beat them!

8:16: Jojo scores again!

8:12: Jojo makes a shot, Simcha almost makes another three– but not quite. Score is 35-26, Yula.

8:10: crowd erupts into Firehawks cheers during a time out!

8:08: freshman Simcha Halpert scores another 3-pointer! Were catching up but still have a ways to go– score is 31-22.

8:05: back to the game!

7:56: The Segal children are getting restless. Good thing it’s halftime! Score: 31-19, Yula

7:54: Rothman fouls, Yula gets the ball.

7:51: Simcha makes a 3-pointer! Shalhevet is bringing it back! 29-19, Yula. We’re catching up though

7:50: Jojo takes a tumble but is back up in a second. It’s his second fall of the night!

7:48: Shalhevet calls a time out. Score: 27-12, Yula’s lead.

7:47: Yula’s fluorescent yellow shoes are blinding. How am I supposed to focus on the game if they’re all I can see?

7:48: Shalhevet calls a time out. Score: 27-12, Yula’s lead.

7:46: Jack Gindi gets a free throw because of a foul. He made both, giving Yula another two points.

7:44: first score of the second quarter goes to Shalhevet thanks to Yossi!

7:42: first quarter is over with Yula in the lead by 10. I’m crossing my fingers Shalhevet can bring it back! It’s a full house tonight–supporters are lining all four walls of the JCC.

7:40: an unfortunate Yula pass leads to Shalhevet scoring! Score: 20-10, Yula’s lead. 25 seconds left in the quarter.

7:38: SHALHEVET SCORES! The crowd keeps chanting defense, but the Yula supporters behind me overpower all of Shalhevet’s cheers– how loud can you get?!?

7:36: Yula turnover, Shalhevet gets the ball. They seem to be having trouble with defense though. Score: 12-2

7:35: Looks like Yula brought their mascot, a panther…too bad it looks more like a bear

7:33: first point scored by Yula, thanks to Jack Gindi. Then a Yossi scores for Shalhevet! Score: 2-2

7:30 pm: Right on time! Starting lineup: Simcha Halpert, Jojo Fallas, Eitan Spitzer, Adam Sharabi, and Yossi Halpert. Yossi is jumping for the ball against Yula’s star player Jack Gindi.

7:25 pm: According to sophomore Abner Sadik, it’s a game of size vs. speed–Shalhevet has the speed and Yula’s got the size.

7:22 pm: Time for varsity! Shalhevet and Yula’s teams are on the court for some warm-ups.

7:20 pm: Shalhevet junior varsity loses to Yula’s junior varsity, 53-31.

Sports Editor Tamar Willis will report live from the Westside JCC tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m.  JV game starts at 6.

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Tamar Willis
Tamar Willis, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus
Tamar Willis is a graduate of Princeton University where she wrote and served as business manager for the culture magazine Nassau Weekly. She joined the Boiling Point staff in ninth grade and served as Staff Writer, Features Editor, Outside News Editor and Sports Editor, winning national awards in feature writing from Quill and Scroll, the American Jewish Press Association and the Columbia Scholastic Press Association.  In high school, English and US History were her favorite subjects, and she loved to read and write, especially for the Boiling Point! Tamar says that if she were a punctuation mark, she would be an Oxford comma or an exclamation point.  Tamar could eat sushi for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and she thinks Clueless is one of the best movies ever made. Tamar was Deputy Editor and then Editor-in-Chief of the Boiling Point in 2013-14 school year, leading the paper to its second CSPA Gold Crown Award the following spring.  After graduating from Shalhevet, she attended the international-and-Israel gap year program Kivunim.  

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