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Jewish Jocks
Shvat 8, 5774 - January 9, 2014
After the great ;year for Jewish sports stars we all witnessed in 2013, a few of our "Modern Maccabees" of the sports playing fields have already gotten off to a good start in 2014.





Basketball (NBA)-- On Jan. 3, the Houston Rockets squeaked by the NY Knicks 102-100. Omri Casspi scored 5 points in just 6 minutes of playing time off the bench. Casspi is averaging 8.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game in 34 games this season, and the Rockets have a 22-13 won-loss record.

Men's Basketball (NBA) On Jan 8, 2014 the Houston Rockets improved their overall won-loss record to 23-13 and their home record to 15-5 as they sailed over the LA Lakers 113-99. Omri Casspi contributed 9 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists in 21 minutes of playing time off the bench.

basketball Women's Basketball (Israeli Elite League) On Jan 6 Naama Shafir scored 9 points and dished off 3 assists in 28 minutes of playing time. Elitzur Ramle lost that game to Ashdod, 80-64, and it was just their second defeat of the season. Ramle's won-loss record stands at 9-2. Shafir has scored 91 points and has 37 rebounds and 48 assists on the season. She's averaging 51.5% of her 2-point field goals and 90% of her free-throws.

Ice Hockey--Evan Kaufmann continues to put up the numbers. As of January 6, he had 32 points (14 goals and 18 assists) in 31 games for the Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers of the German Ice Hockey League (DEL).

Ice Hockey (NHL) On Jan 6, 2014, Mike Cammalleri scored his 13th goal of the season as the Calgary Flames toppled the Colorado Avalanche 4-3. It was his 223rd career goal and he is now tied with Mathieu Schneider for the most career goals for a Jewish player in the NHL.

tennis Tennis--Shahar Peer has returned from her injury and earned $3199 in her first event of the year, in China. Dudi Sela has a 2-1 won-loss record this year, and is now ranked 67th in the World. He has earned $13,580 thus far in 2014.

May 2014 be as productive for them and all the other Jewish Jocks of the sports playing fields.

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