Observant Jewish US basketball team to get day on court

March 1, 2012 23:31


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SAN ANTONIO - An Orthodox Jewish high school basketball team in Texas will not have to forfeit its playoff game after league officials agreed under legal pressure on Thursday to move up the game time to avoid a conflict with the Jewish Sabbath.

Before Thursday's abrupt reversal, the school, Robert M. Beren Academy in Houston, was going to have the team forfeit the game rather than play as originally scheduled after sundown on Friday night, at the start of the weekly Jewish Sabbath.Officials from the athletic league, the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools, or TAPPS, had initially refused to move the game to accommodate the team, which has a 23-5 record and won its quarterfinal game by 23 points to earn a berth in the semifinals.

But that changed on Thursday when a federal court in Dallas intervened after the parents of some of the team's members sued.

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