Limudei kodesh, general studies, personalized growth and student life are the core values of the Heichal HaTorah mission. While academics will always be at the center of Heichal, the athletic program took center stage last Thursday night as the Heichal Hornets Boys JV Basketball Team made history by winning their first-ever NCYI JV Basketball League Championship with a win over the Darchei Pelicans.
The game went back and forth for most of the contest. As the hundreds of fans in attendance cheered them on (and 355 more on LiveStream), Yossi Levenger hit a huge game-tying 3-pointer with just over two minutes left in the game. Yonah Tarzik added to his late game heroics resume as he had the go ahead points with 52 seconds remaining. Heichal held on and as the buzzer sounded, the Heichal student body stormed the court to celebrate the enormous victory.
Congratulations to the entire team: Akiva Seidman, Eli Dock, Eli Sudwerts, Meir Weiss, Nathan Sragow, Pacey Jacoby, Shaya Zimmerman, Tani Engel, Yehuda Spivak, Yonah Hook, Yonah Tarzik, Yosef Avrahami and MVP Yossi Levenger.