In a fitting end to a spectacular season, the Junior Varsity DRS Wildcats defeated the Yeshiva of Flatbush Falcons 45–23 in front of 200 DRS students, staff, and alumni in Yeshiva University to win the MYHSAL championship. The trophy was the first for the JV Basketball squad and Coach Shaya Hirtz as well as the school’s second consecutive basketball championship after the Varsity took home the crown last year. The win capped off an undefeated season for the ’Cats as their final record was an unbeatable 13–0.
What stood out that day was the poise and control that the Wildcats showed throughout the game, never succumbing to the immense pressure of the situation, the roaring crowds, or the opposition. With five minutes left and a 20-point lead, Coach Hirtz pulled the starters, who left to a standing ovation from the DRS faithful. As the final seconds wound down, the team ran down the clock, and when the buzzer sounded, the celebration began. A special mazel tov to game MVP Yoav Deutsch.
DRS would like to thank the guys for all their hard work and sacrifice that went into this accomplishment and wish them all well in their future endeavors including future basketball seasons. The Wildcats look forward to defending their title next year. v