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Orthodox Jewish boys basketball team wins Southern Section title

by Brad A. Greenberg

March 7, 2011 | 3:31 pm

By now, you should know that Jews can play basketball. Not just Jordan Farmar and the NBA’s Jewish legends, but also Four Gs and a Jew (5-0 in the Redondo rec league). Valley Torah boy’s basketball did one better and just won the Div. IV-AA Southern Section championship—the first Orthodox Jewish school to do so.

The Daily News has the story:

I don’t even know what to say right now,” forward Aaron Liberman said. “I am so happy. I don’t even know what is going on. I am just trying to soak it all in.”

Liberman, as he did in a semifinal victory against Rio Hondo Prep, turned into a beast in the fourth quarter, using his 6-foot-8 frame to take over. His three-point play started the backbreaking run and he finished with 15 points, 15 rebounds and five blocks.

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“I think we gave hope and dreams to all the other Jewish schools that it can be done,” Aaron Liberman said.

I would have loved to see a little religion reporting sprinkled in there, but it’s a cool story, regardless of how it was reported. The Jewish Jordan would be proud.

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