Flatbush Falcons: At Home at Barclays Center

Flatbush Falcons: At Home at Barclays Center
Posted on 01/30/2020
Flatbush Falcons: At Home at Barclays Center

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, the Yeshivah of Flatbush turned the Barclays Center into a “Falcons Nest” for the night! The High School’s Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball teams traveled across the Borough to the Atlantic Avenue home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets where they took on MYHSAL rival HAFTR Hawks.

 Flatbush Basketball

As the Varsity Falcons were introduced, the stands behind the player benches began to fill with Flatbush supporters – classmates, parents and friends, the majority sporting maroon & gold ready to cheer on their Falcons! It wasn’t long before action was underway, and the players’ focus turned from the unique surroundings to the challenge of facing their league opponents.

Coach Gurock Player Introductions

Girls’ Basketball Head Coach Rozan Mizrahi-Loudon and Boys’ Basketball Head Coach Michael Gurock were exceptional on the sidelines, ensuring that every player on their respective rosters was able to make significant contributions on the court, and that the games were both competitive and entertaining.

Marcy Ashear Kal Abed

Afterwards, fans and players alike reflected on the once-in-a-lifetime experience. Flatbush Senior Isaac Sutton shared this thought, “to know that I am playing on the same court that Kyrie Irving plays on and that one day so will Kevin Durant, that is just awesome!’ Said one Falcon parent afterwards, “This was an amazing night! The show of support from the students in the stands was absolutely unbelievable. I hope this is something we will be able to do again in the future!”

 Simone Amkraut Eli Cohen

Special thanks to Yeshivah of Flatbush Athletic Director Eric Amkraut and his staff who worked closely with representatives of the Brooklyn Nets to make the event possible. It was a fantastic evening, and one that will surely be a career highlight for each and every Falcon – both on the court and in the stands!

Alan Sasson
Sarah Richter

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