On November 6th, the Kushner JV Cobras came to Frisch ready to take on the JV Cougars after the Cobras’ impressive performance in a tough loss to TABC.
The Cougars jumped out to a 13-2 lead on the back of So. F. Andrew Langer’s driving and dishing and five points from So. G Mayer Scharlat and four more from So. PG Noah Schechter. So. F Isaac Weinstock held down the boards along with So. C Zach Cohen, who had four blocks in the quarter to go with his two points. The Cobras cut the lead to 13-8 at one point, while Frisch subbed frequently. Ultimately, although the tough Cobras would not quit in the face of waves of pressure, the Cougars overpowered the squad from Livingston. The half ended with Frisch enjoying a 35-12 lead.
The second half saw more of the same, as Frisch used the whole roster to finally vanquish Kushner 67-27. Scharlat lead the Cougars with 12 points, Fr. G Yisroel Solomon added nine, and Schechter and So. F. Scott Levine (the “Monsey Microwave”) both tallied six. Cohen finished with five blocks and Weinstock added three points to go with his five boards. Sophomores F/C Gideon Benchabbat and Captain G Jon Siedel chipped in with tough defense and strong rebounding to round out the win.
The Frisch JV (2-0) takes on Ramaz in the Basement on November 20, 2013 at 7 p.m., part of a JV/ Varsity doubleheader.
November 9, 2013, Motzei Shabbat—The Frisch Cougar Varsity rolled into Manhattan to take on the MTA Lions in a battle between league rivals. Frisch jumped out to a 5-1 lead, but the Lions scratched back with the help of Jr. G Willie Kluger’s three-ball to lead 9-7 at the end of the first quarter. Sr. G Jacob Furer’s four points kept the Cougars close. The second quarter brought more scoring as the teams loosened up. Jr. F Benni Tuchman (four points), Sr. G/F Justin Hod (four points) and Sr. G Eli Scharlat (one three-ball) held sway for Frisch, but MTA, led by 10 points from Sr. C Eli Lipner, lead 30-21 at the half.
Frisch came out to start the second half with a full court press that rattled the Lions, and the Cougars began to crawl back into the game. At the end of three quarters, Frisch had made progress and cut the lead to 38-32. With their star Lipner injured after landing hard on his arm in the third quarter, MTA could not hold off the Frisch waves of pressure in the last stanza. Frisch closed out the game on a 10-0 run, lead in the quarter by Hod’s seven points and another four from Tuchman, for a final score of 47-40. Hod lead all scorers with 14, followed by Tuchman with 12, Furer with eight, big men Sr. C Jake Reichel and Sr. C Evan Cohen with five each, and Scharlat’s three.