|Mayer Khamkatchi flies in for the score|
Four turnovers to be exact, in the estimation of Flatbush Head Coach Avi Borenstein, were at the heart of the tough loss. Which turnovers? Pick any four turnovers at any point in the game. If the Falcons could have converted any four into points instead of empty possessions, the outcome could have – if not would have – been different.
Making their second start in a row, the Falcons took an early lead behind a pair of baskets from the duo of Joey Dweck and Buddy Setton. Defense was then the order of the day, as both teams displayed tenacious defense keeping the score low and close throughout the first period. However, with less than one minute to play in the initial stanza, Flatbush committed a run of costly turnovers that the Stars converted into easy baskets giving North Shore a small separation from the home team in taking a 6-point lead at the first break. It was a lead the Falcons would close in on a number of occasions the rest of the way, but one the Stars would never relinquish.
|Joey Dweck tallies the first points for Flatbush|
|Falcons swarm to the ball on defense|
In the end, North Shore proved to be every bit the top-level Yeshiva League opponent they came in as advertised. But, teams of the MYHSAL take notice. As evidenced Tuesday night, the Flatbush Falcons are right on the cusp of that group, and there is much season left to play.
Joey Dayon was held to 3 points, his lowest scoring output of the season (he is averaging 16 points per game). After a short Chanukah and Thanksgiving break, the Varsity Boys are back in action on Tuesday night, 12/3, against YDE at the Sephardic Center. Tip-off is slated for 7:00 pm.
The JV Boys hoopsters take center stage as they prepare to host teams from Detriot, MI, Memphis, TN and Livingston, NJ in the 18th Annual Hausdorff Tournament and Shabbaton, starting on Thursday, December 5 and running through Sunday, December 8.