Memphis Yeshiva Invitational

10-31-2013 | Ramaz Rams Fly Past Fasman Yeshiva, 79-46

10-31-2013 | Rams Fly Past Fasman Yeshiva, 79-46

By: Shua Friedman

Starting off their first round appearances, #2 Ramaz and #15 Fasman faced off. Ramaz won the opening tip off, and started off the game with a quick three by Joey Tabakin. Ramaz made sure to get the ball back quickly with a steal, and made another fast three from the top. But the Yeshiva wasn’t giving in, and countered with a steal of their own which lead to an early 7 point scoring streak. Ramaz soon ended Fasman’s new found heat, and countered with their own 10-2 run to make the game 16-9. With Ramaz’s hot shooting, Fasman started to slow down the game, and ate up a lot of the clock. Ramaz had the final possession of the quarter, and with .9 seconds left, Jamie Cappel drained two free throws to make the game 18-11.

Both teams came off to a slow start to begin the 2nd quarter, but Fasman started off the scoring with a steal and a fast-break layup from Ashkenazy. On the next two possessions, Fasman pushed the ball again, creating 2 easy fast breaks to make the score 18-17. Mid-way through the second quarter, Ramaz started to bring their full court press, leading to a few Fasman turnovers to give Ramaz a 25-19 point lead. Towards the end of the half, Fasman looked like it was really starting to come back, until two crucial turnovers in the last 30 seconds gave Ramaz a 29-21 point lead at halftime.

With start of the second half, both teams came out aggressively, fighting for the ball on every rebound. Elisha Rosenwasser started the scoring off with a three pointer, which was then matched by a ‘fast break and-one’ by Tobin-Hess. But Ramaz was the team that came out looking hot, scoring 9 straight points in a row to make the game 38-28. Both teams’ perimeter shooting were faltering, and both started to look down low for their points and drawing fouls. Both team’s three point shooting started to come back though. Cappell first sank one for the corner, then Rosenwasser countered with two of his own to make the score 52-40 in favor of Ramaz at the end of the quarter.

Cappell started off the 4th quarter firing and sinking a corner three with less than 15 seconds into the quarter. But Ramaz’s shooting just kept going well for them, going 3 for 3 out of 3 on their next attempts. But Ramaz got into early foul trouble, and Ashkenazy made two one-and-one free throws to make the score 66-44 midway through the quarter. Even with their big lead, Ramaz kept firing, knocking down shot after shot to make the score 79-46 at the end of the game. Jamie Cappell was the high scorer for Ramaz with 21 points, and Elisha Rosenswsser for Fasman lead with 14 points.

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