Berman Wins in Final Cougars v. Lions Matchup of the Basketball Season

Written by @MBJACougars on . Posted in Sports

The third matchup between Rockville, Maryland, schools Berman Hebrew Academy and Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School (JDS) proved to be the game of the year, with a spot in the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference (PVAC) semifinals on the line.

After a back-and-forth first half, the JDS Lions pushed their slim lead up to eight points late in the third quarter before the Berman Cougars stormed back, tying the game late in the fourth quarter on a three-pointer by Ezra Beletskiy. The teams traded baskets before heading into overtime tied at 42. The Cougars held the Lions scoreless until the final 30 seconds of overtime, forcing multiple turnovers and converting four free throws in the final minute to win the game 50-45.

By @MBJACougars