Our Boys’ basketball team advanced to the Championship game of the Drew Prep Classic over the winter break by beating Drew Prep from San Francisco 36-34 in a nail biter of a game! Matt Friedberg scored a put back lay-up with six seconds to go in the game to seal the victory. The win not only secured KJHS its first ever tournament win, it is also the first time we have ever beaten any team outside of our section! The following night, in the championship, the Rams lost 39-52 to a very highly ranked Oakland Military Institute, also a north coast section team. Congrats to our own Max Kaplan as he was named to the All-Tournament Team having scored 13 points against Drew Prep and 17 points in the championship versus Oakland. On Thursday evening, the Rams beat San Francisco Christian for the first time in school history! In a 49-38 win, Braden Katzman scored 17 points and Nadav David scored 12, along with nine rebounds. Zach Jenkins continues to make huge strides inside for the Rams and DJ Toth played his best game yet! More fantastic wins will be coming our way in the near future, please come on out and root the Rams home to victory!
Kehillah Girls Put up a Fight in the Drew Prep Championship
Our Kehillah Girls pulled off an impressive 33-25 win over Leadership to advance to the finals of the Drew Prep Tournament in San Francisco on December 30th. The championship game brought us a familiar rivalry with the girls of JCHS in San Francisco. A battle from the start, both teams played a strong, neck-and-neck first half . We took a blow in the first quarter, losing Emma Goss to a sprained ankle and Micalea Kaye to a double wrist injury. Solid play from Ashley Kaplan, Baila Sherbin, and Arielle Bendahan kept us alive in the first half. The second half was a battle in the paint; Arielle Bendahan was a force to reckon with and hit several key shots while providing solid rebounding. Point guard, Sara Cramer, did an excellent job handling the ball against a tough JCHS defense. Sophie Van Creveld and Kalli Smith provided a spark off the bench with some key defensive stops. Kehillah fell short in the final moments of the game falling 23-20. Congratulations to Arielle Bendahan who was selected to the All-Tournament Team. This was a great experience for us and our girls are fired up to play JCHS again on January 23rd. We’ll get them next time, girls! In league play, the Lady Rams lost a tight game to Alma Heights 27-30 on Tuesday and will face Mid-Peninsula on Thursday, January 13th, in Menlo Park.