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Thursday, December 5, 2013

Falcon's Nest Notes: A Tale of Two Teams

Center Merle Cohen taps the tip to Lauren Berkovits
Monday night, Flatbush Girls Basketball took on rival Ramaz in what could be considered a tale of two teams, and both of those two teams were the Flatbush Varsity Girls Basketball team. For one quarter, The Falcons looked like a juggernaut – intense, focused, unstoppable and not to be denied. With the return of key players Lauren Berkovits and Alison Kassin, the team looked totally rejuvenated. Behind stellar defense and crisp, controlled offense, the girls held powerhouse opponent Ramaz scoreless until less than :30 seconds remained on the clock, finishing the stanza with a 7-2 lead. Then the clock struck the proverbial 12:00 midnight, and the fancy carriage turned back into a pumpkin. It was as if a different team took the floor for the start of the second period. Ramaz hit a few quick baskets, including some fast breaks off of turnovers, and Flatbush could never get the momentum back. When the dust settled, the Falcons were on the wrong end of a 20-point final, looking up at Ramaz yet again 50-30. 
Senior Allison Kassin goes up for 2 early on in the 1st Quarter
The JV girls fared no better, battling toe-to-toe for one quarter, then slowly falling behind at a steady pace the rest of the way. One bright spot for the JV Girls was the play down the stretch of reserves Atara Anderson, Deborah Coopersmith and Judy Blanka, who gave quality minutes late in the game and kept the JV Rams from extending their lead any further.
Deborah Coopersmith plays defense against Ramaz
Atara Anderson looks to pass
Judy Blanka and Sarah Horowitz combine to block the shot

Nest Notes:
The Varsity Girls were paced by returning players Alison Kassin and Lauren Berkovits who scored 13 and 8 points respectively. The JV Girls were paced by Samantha Chabot, who led all Falcon scorers with 7 points on the night. The Girls are back in action Tuesday 12/10 when the Varsity welcomes Hillel to Brooklyn. This will be followed up the next night, 12/11, by a JV/Varsity doubleheader on the road at Central.