Mayhem Pull Off Upset, Advance To Tier II
In a narrow, exciting victory of seven points, the lower seeded (#18) Fuchs Mizrachi School Mayhem (Beachwood, OH) were able to hold on to successfully beat the higher seeded (#15) Mesivta of Greater Philadelphia Mustangs (Philadelphia, PA) to advance through this Tier II qualifier. With just a two-point lead at the half, Fuchs was able to come together after the break and outscore the Mustangs by five in the second half to complete the "W."
The dazzling senior-sophomore duo of Aaron Waxmen and Yedidya Blau (grandson of Yeshiva University's Rabbi Yosef Blau) was able to come up with 23 of the Mayhem’s 41 points, which came mostly in the second half.
The game started slow with a six to eight score at the end of the first and just a 14 to 16-point game at the half. The Mustang offense, which was limited by what seemed to be fatigue and an intense, corralling defense, was able to spread their offense pretty evenly amongst their starters. Sophomore point guard Noah Mogyoros chipped in with eight points, and versatile senior Marc Volpin put up nine. All in all, it was a very competitive game on both sides of the floor, and it’s exciting to see where both these teams will end up on championship Monday.
Be sure to catch both the Mayhem and the Mustangs as they compete for Tier II and and Tier III, respectively. All of the action can be followed on MacsLive, the official broadcast network of Yeshiva Sports and exclusive home of the Red Saracheck Tournament.
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