The Lion's Tale

Lions lose in close game against Hebrew Academy Cougars

Wednesday's game against Hebrew Academy was a close game for the Lions.

Kayla Liss, Guest Writer

December 20, 2018

In the closing minutes of the CESJDS girls middle school basketball game against the Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars, it seemed as if the Lions were going to win at 25-24. During their next possession, the Cougars scored again and the Lions could not keep up with their aggressive and fast-paced...

Middle school girls basketball defeats Kendall

The Lions scored big on Wednesday with a 42-21 victory over the Kendall wildcats.

Sam Schwartz, Guest Writer

December 16, 2018

As girls middle school basketball point guard Dalya Offer scored a three-point shot from the top of the key, the first points of an eventual CESJDS blowout, it was clear the home team was in control. Offer was one of a multitude of Lions scorers who helped propel the team to an eventual 41-21 victory ov...

Lions win in rough game against Kendall

Wednesday's game against the Kendall score was a win for the Lions, but featured a poor performance.

Lincoln Aftergood, Guest Writer

December 13, 2018

By the fourth minute of the boys middle school basketball game, the Lions had already scored 10 points unanswered by the Kendall Demonstration Elementary team. Every shot taken by the Lions seemed to go in, and the crowd was going wild. By this time, the outcome of the game had become clear to the au...

Last second buzzer-beater shot wins it for Lions playing St. Anselm’s

Senior Dani Offer takes a jump shot in the game versus St. Anslem's Wednesday night.

Ivan Endelman, Guest Writer

December 13, 2018

With less than three seconds left, the Lions were down by one, and senior Zev Katz had just missed a mid-range shot. As it bounced of the rim, sophomore Jake Rulnick grabbed the rebound and banked it in as the buzzer sounded: Rulnick stepped up when the clock was winding down and hit the biggest shot o...

Lions demonstrate work ethic with a big win

The Lions demonstrated their work ethic in a game with a large lead against the McLean Mustangs. The game ultimately ended with a score of 78-14.

Mischa Trainor, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018

Junior Aaron Kirkpatrick stole the ball from the McLean Mustangs and sprinted across the court in a matter of seconds. Kirkpatrick passed the ball to freshman Eli Gordon, who proceeded to make a clean layup extending their lead. The JV boys basketball game against the McLean Mustangs contained a lot of...

Boys varsity basketball pull away in big win vs the Mclean Mustangs

Tal Arber, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018

With the game on the line, senior guard Dani Offer rushed the ball upcourt and made an acrobatic layup, drawing a foul. With just three minutes left in the game, the move put the CESJDS Lions up six points over the Mclean Mustangs. This point led the Lions to a victory over the Mustangs in a hard-fou...

Lions were defeated in a hard battle against the McLean Mustangs

Abby Alter protects the ball from the defense from the McLean Mustangs

Mimi Lemar, Guest Writer

December 11, 2018

Although the CESJDS girls basketball team lost against the McLean Mustangs, they began practice with blasting music, running laps, playing drills and stretching. The energy and passion that the players had for the game were evident through their warm-ups. The game started with one foul point from th...

Middle school girls take command of the court

Seventh-grader Ellie Fischman escaped from a trap by Oakcrest to pass the ball back to the top of the three point arch.

Maya Preuss, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018

The CESJDS Girls Middle School basketball team soared past the Oakcrest Chargers Thursday evening 25-7, leaving them with a 3-1 record for the season so far. The game began with the Lions getting the tip off and passing the ball to seventh-grade captain Shani Schwartz, who drove to the basket for a f...

Middle school boys astound in dominating win against WIS

CESJDS eighth-grader and team co-captain David Fritz faces off against two WIS defenders making a jump shot.

Naomi Gould, Guest Writer

December 6, 2018

Three minutes into the game, the Lions had no answer to the Washington International School Red Devils’ eight points until CESJDS eighth-grader and captain Jonah Gross dribbled the ball around two defenders, spun around and hooked in a shot to break the shutout. The Lions didn’t look back. T...

Girls varsity basketball pulls out a win over Sandy Springs by just one point

At the end of the third quarter, Lions coach Becky Silberman talks to her team about their strategy for the final quarter of a game on Dec. 5, 2018.

Aaron Adams, Guest Writer

December 5, 2018

With six seconds remaining in the game, the Sandy Springs Friends School starting center makes a free throw. What had been a seven-plus point advantage with five minutes remaining, became a one-point lead for the CESJDS girls varsity basketball team. Six seconds and two fouls later, the Lions had defe...

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Lions face hard defeat: Waldorf Knights beat girls middle school basketball

Adam Drexler, Guest Writer

December 3, 2018

With 10 seconds left in the third quarter, the Washington Waldorf Knights dribbled the ball up court. Four seconds later, the Lions blocked the shot of a Knights player, and the ball was passed to eighth-grade captain Shani Schwartz. Schwartz took two dribbles to get to the three-point line. With ...

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