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Shaquille O'Neal with Jonathan Lemish from Maccabi NSW Basketball Club at The Star Sydney.
Shaquille O'Neal with Jonathan Lemish from Maccabi NSW Basketball Club at The Star Sydney.

BASKETBALL

Star appearance with Shaq

Several Maccabi NSW Basketball Club men’s and masters players, and their friends, got to meet one of their basketball heroes, former NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, during his appearance at an event at The Star Sydney last Friday, including Jonathan Lemish (pictured on right), Toby and Jared Lenga, and Gaby Anger.

 

JUNIOR BASKETBALL

Maccabi Kings win

In the term 3 City of Sydney Basketball Association junior grand finals last Saturday, the Maccabi Kings won the U16 division 4 boys’ decider, edging the Reddam Jazz 15-13.

And in the U18 division 4 boys’ decider, the Maccabi Heat lost 33-36 to the Manesis Strength, a Sydney Comets club side.

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL

Double semis success for Maccabi

Both of Maccabi’s men’s division 4 basketball teams will feature in the City of Sydney term 3 grand finals after winning their respective division semis last Sunday.

In division 4B, the Maccabi Mishpoochas upset the second-placed Inner City Dad’s Army by 54-42.

BJ Shapiro top-scored with 17 points, and Jesse Waller chipped in with 15.

In division 4C division, Maccabi Benny’s Ball defeated the second-placed Inner City Hawkes 39-33, with Eyal Pascal top-scoring with 11 points.

 

NETBALL

Maccabi teams ready for finals series

The 2022 Randwick Netball Association finals series begins this Saturday, and plenty of Maccabi NSW Netball Club teams will feature.

In fact, eight out of the club’s 12 junior and open teams finished in their division’s top four, qualifying for the semi-finals.

Jay Maltz.

JUNIOR REP FOOTBALL

Picked in NSW squads

Two Jewish boys who play for Sydney FC Academy in the NSW NPL Youth League have been selected to play for NSW in the 2022 National Youth Football Championships in Coffs Harbour from September 26-30.

Masada College student Jay Maltz was picked in the NSW U14 boys’ squad, and former Hakoah FC junior Oliver Sacks has made the NSW U15 boys’ squad.

Oliver Sacks.
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