Warriors pick up a key MIAA C Conference win on the road
On a night when most school districts were shut down by this week’s wintery blast, Anne Arundel County athletics were ongoing Wednesday evening and thus Beth Tfiloh traveled to Annapolis to take on Key School, the defending MIAA C Conference champion, and the visiting Warriors defeating the Obezags, 62-53.
Key (8-3 overall) came in undefeated in conference play this year, but the loss dropped them to 6-1 in the league and out of first place, as Cristo Rey (4-0) now top the C Conference, while Beth Tfiloh (11-8 overall) is in third place at 4-2.
Both teams got off to a slow start offensively, as Key led 6-5 with just over three minutes left in the first quarter. Beth Tfiloh junior Eli Getz, however, came off the bench and provided a scoring spark for the Warriors.
With 3:15 left in the quarter, Getz scored on nice feed from senior Gav Landau to give the Warriors a lead, at 7-6, that they would never give up. Getz went on to score seven of his 14 points in the opening quarter as the Warriors established a 17-11 lead at the first break. In the second quarter, the Warriors Gav Landau scored 12 of his game high 22 points as the Warriors started to dominate, building a 37-21 halftime lead. Harris Gartenhaus, who was steady all night, scored seven of his 17 points in the third quarter as Beth Tfiloh extended its lead to 54-31 after three.
The Warriors spent the fourth quarter milking the clock and held a comfortable 60-44 lead with with under two minutes to play. The Obezags outscored Beth Tfiloh 9-2 in the final two minutes, including a three as time expired, to get the final margin. The win avenges an earlier 55-52 loss to Key, suffered on the Warriors home court.