February 2, was a night to remember for the MTA varsity Lions basketball team and their fans. As the final home game for both the seniors and Coach Wiesel, the night began with a ceremony honoring the seniors for their devotion to their coaches and teammates over the past two seasons, followed by a well-deserved thank you to Coach Wiesel, who has coached the varsity Lions for the past 14 seasons. The Lions did not disappoint in their last regular season home game and displayed both their skills and their desire to win against the YDE Thunder.
Right off the jump ball, the Lions were ready to win, but it started out with a small lead over the Thunder. The Lions continued to dominate in the second quarter, led by star senior Eitan Warburg’s 23 first half points. At half-time, the Lions were up 25-17. In the second half, the Lions continued to dominate and eventually achieved a 20 point lead. Over the course of the game, every Lions team member had the opportunity to showcase their abilities, which led to their 71-51 victory. The Lions are looking toward the upcoming playoffs!
By Ikey Gutlove (‘20)