Quarterfinals Here We Come
Valley Torah beat two tough teams in the first rounds of the CIF 3A Championship Tournament. We are now headed for for the quarterfinal round tomorrow night (Tuesday, Feb. 14) against San Gabriel Academy. Tipoff at 7:00 PM at Marshall Fundamental HS in Pasadena. Tickets can be purchased in advance at gofan.co/app/events/903191.
The Valley Torah HS Varsity Basketball team has had a great year and ended the regular season as the Heritage League champions. Tonight, Wednesday, February 8, the boys will be competing again Murrieta Mesa in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Playoffs!
Valley Torah has the home court at Bell-Jeff High School (465 E Olive Ave, Burbank). The game will begin at 6:30.
If you want to attend, you must purchase tickets at Gofan.co.
If you cannot make it, you can watch the livestream here at VTHS.org/live.
Playoff Brackets Announced
Valley Torah Varsity basketball ended the season at 23-3 and the Heritage League champions. The CIF just released the brackets for the playoffs.
Time to Celebrate
The team came back to a school-wide celebration of their championship.
Johnny Dan about to make the block heard round the world. Just what we needed to seal the Sarachek championship.
Here is the video:
VTHS Wins Sarachek!!
VTHS beat DRS 55-45 to take home the Sarachek championship trophy!
We were up by more than 10 points before DRS started a comeback. We were up by just one point when the most amazing 32 seconds of VT basketball took place:
Championship Game Live Now
Valley Torah is playing DRS live now for the Sarachek championship. Right now, we are up 31-22 at the end of the half. You can watch at the Macslive Youtube site.
Rabbi Stulberger met with Rabbi Ari Berman, President of YU, before the game.
The Boys Division is watching the game from home:
Win in Sarachek Semifinal
Valley Torah beat TABC 45-34 in the Sarachek semifinals round. We will face off with DRS at 11:00 AM PDT on Monday for the championship game! You can watch the game live at the Macslive YouTube channel.
The team celebrated their win at Mocha Burger in Manhattan with Rabbi Stulberger.
Seniors and Team in NY
The Boys Division seniors joined the team in New York for the YU Sarachek tournament. Valley Torah (#2 seed) will be playing MTA (#15 seed) today at 2:30 PM PDT. Watch live at macslive.com.
Our Boys Division Basketball team ended the year second in the CIF State Southern Region. We won the first three rounds in both the CIF Southern Section and CIF State playoffs. Coach Lior Schwartzberg was named the Coach of the Year and Johny Dan was named Player of the Year for Division 4A. (BTW Johny Dan is the leading high school scorer in CA and #5 in the nation)
And it’s not over yet… The boys are leaving for New York where they are seeded #2 for the YU Sarachek Tournament.
Top Scoring Player – Jonny Dan
Valley Torah’s Jonny Dan’s 934 points this season pushes his near the top of the nationwide scoring list!
News Coverage and Video Recap
Here is a video recap of last night’s win and some coverage of the game in the press.
NOTE: This is the first time in CIF State history that any 16 seeded team makes it to the Regional Finals.
Get all the basketball news at vths.org/category/basketball/
Read the article from the562.org.
History in the Making
Valley Torah won the CIF State Regional Semifinal game vs. Millikan 72-59!
Our next game is the Regional Final this Tuesday in San Diego vs . Scripps Ranch. This is farther into the State Championship than any Jewish team has every gone before!
Keep up with all the basketball news at vths.org/category/basketball/
Here is the newest bracket:
Seniors vs. Staff and BBQ
The VTHS Boys Division Rosh Chodesh Adar II activities began with a gala BBQ lunch and was followed by an exciting seniors vs. staff basketball game. The staff came out strong and put up a big lead. But, the steam ran out of the staff machine and the seniors came back eke out a win, 32-29.