Day two brings two more wins for Firehawks

Tickets going on sale later today for semi-final and championship games due to capacity concerns


Juliet Wiener

BOOM: Sophomore Joel Asheghian attempts a lay-up in the Firehawks 53-35 win over the HAFTR Hawks Nov 7. The Firehawks boys are set to play the SAR Sting at 1:30 p.m today after the girls play the YULA Panthers at noon.

By Alex Rubel, Senior Editor

For the second day in a row, both Shalhevet basketball teams cruised to victory in the seeding round of the Fifth Annual Steve Glouberman Tournament. 

A special schedule with an extended lunch break allowed Firehawk fans to pack the Shalhevet gym and support their peers during both girls and boys games. 

Fans had much to be excited about. The Firehawk girls’ offense exploded to power the team to a 55-9 blowout victory over the Hebrew Academy Warriors of Boca Raton, Fla. Shalhevet carried its momentum into the boys game in a similarly dominant 53-35 win against the HAFTR Hawks. 

Tomorrow, games will no longer be played as “seeding” for the playoffs. A winners bracket will be formed that will culminate in Saturday night’s “midnight special” championship. 

Once again, Firehawk fans will be able to watch the action in their home court. Class ends at noon tomorrow, and fans are encouraged to stay for the games, set for noon and 1:30 p.m. 

The Firehawk girls are set to play at 12,  against the winner of the Hebrew Academy vs. YULA game — which is being played this morning at Pan Pacific Park. After that, the boys will square off against the SAR Sting of Riverdale, N.Y. — who they beat in the championship game of last year’s Glouberman Tournament. 

The winners of those games will advance to the semi-finals. School officials have announced that those games will be ticketed due to capacity concerns. Ticket price announced this morning has been set at $5.