On Monday evening (6/5), the Flatbush Athletic program got an early look at what 2017-18 may bring at the JV level as the rising Sophomores in the JV Boys Basketball program scrimmaged the Ivdu Golden Knights in the Falcons Nest while at the same time some of the rising Sophomores in the JV Girls Volleyball program got their first workout with the newly constituted coaching staff in the Aux Nest.
After having gone through a few after school workouts with the non-senior members of this year’s basketball players, Head Coach Michael Gurock put his 7 rising Sophomores to an early test against a visiting squad from the Ivdu School. the scrimmage was scheduled at the request of officials from the Ivdu School who are contemplating joining the MYHSAL as a new program at the JV level. This game constituted their first ever foray into interscholastic competition. With a final score of 82-21, it was clear that the Golden Knights, though spirited in their play and vocally supported by their fans, have a long road ahead of them.
For Coach Gurock, it was an opportunity to put his present Freshmen through the paces of a competition setting for the first time since the end of the 2016-17 season. With a focus on defensive positioning and offensive execution, the Falcons showed Coach Gurock they are all ready to take the next step as teammates heading into the 2017-18 season. During the game, Flatbush saw the shooting accuracy that made Kal Abed such a dangerous player during his final season at Flatbush’s Middle Division. The Falcons also got strong inside play from Leon Ades at both ends of the court. Rounding out Coach Gurock’s roster, and playing equally solid all evening were Ness Ades, A.J. Cohen, Ricky Sasson, Alan Sassoon and Isaac Sutton.
In the Aux Nest next door, a small gathering of rising Sophomores in the Girls Volleyball program – including Barbara Dayan, Danielle Tawil and Esti Vizgan – got their first opportunity to work with returning Head Coach Irene Eisdorfer and her new Assistant Coach, Celia Tawil. Tawil returns to the confines of the Nest after having had a storied career as a Falcon herself while a student at Flatbush. It was an abbreviated, but active, workout.
It was a very small sampling, but the energy present in both the Aux Nest and the Falcons Nest bring the promise of a fun and exciting 2017-18 season at the Yeshivah of Flatbush!