Lobos, OJ Jackals ready to face off in classic championship

Battle for the coveted “Red Auerbach Championship Trophy” upcoming.

Basketball hoop 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Basketball hoop 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The top-ranked Lobos face the ferocious OJ Jackals this Saturday night at 9:45 p.m. at the Chavat Hano’ar arena, in a battle for the coveted “Red Auerbach Championship Trophy.”
The Lobos’ hopes for a perfect season are on the line, but OJ is on a scorching hot streak, and has already knocked off the No. 2 seed on its way to the title game.
The Jackals beat Café Rimon 71-58 in the quarterfinals, while the Trumanaires staved off Seftel by a mere two points in a 43-41 thriller.
The two winners were subsequently matched up against each other in the semis, in which point the Jackals ousted the Trumanaires 56- 39 for the championship bid.
On the other side of the playoff bracket, the Lobos gave Avery-Nart the boot in their quarterfinals game, coming away with a 49-31 triumph.
In the other contest, Freed Oil Co. was able to emerge victorious over Caramel/Waterproofing Experts by a score of 47-43.
Lobos subsequently defeated Freed Oil 55- 44 in the semis to earn their trip to the finals.
In the lower division, the Entrecote Kings defeated the Mevaseret Monstars 69-57, scoring themselves a spot in the Tier II championship game where they will play the winner of David Project vs Jeff Seidel’s Jewish Center.