Hawks capture pre-season tournament


Jacob Steinmetz scored 22 points and Benjamin Witkes drilled a trio of three-pointers in what was a pivotal fourth quarter of the championship game of the inaugural North Shore Hebrew Academy pre-season junior varsity boys basketball invitational tournament won by the Hebrew Academy of the Five Towns and Rockaway Hawks on Oct. 17.

Coached by Ari Witkes, Steinmetz captured tournament Most Valuable Player honors and Witkes and freshman sensation Haimy Salem garnered “all tournament” honors.