March 7, 2011
YLS Team Wins Yale Graduate-Professional Basketball Championship
Continuing an unprecedented run of athletic success, Yale Law School’s 2L team captured the Yale graduate-professional basketball championship last week, holding off a late charge by Architecture to win 44-40.
Playing in front of an Architecture-dominated crowd, the 2Ls capped off an undefeated season, led by high-scorers Zach Simmons and Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman.
“The pressure was on in the last couple of minutes, and the Architecture fans were especially loud in an effort to throw us off,” stated forward Kathryn Bradley, “However, Jeremy's free-throw accuracy under pressure was a major factor in the win.“
The Architecture team was coming off of a semi-final win over the Law School’s 3L team, which spoiled a highly-anticipated all-Law-School Final. After falling behind early, the 2L team rallied behind three-point sharp shooting from Simmons and aggressive team defense, and took a nine-point lead into halftime.
Though Architecture made a late push, and even led 40-39 at one point, the Law School held on. Failing to score in the final three minutes, Architecture lost their second game of the season to the 2L squad.
“We definitely improved with each game we played, and everything just came together in the championship,” said Sebastian “Shebby” Swett, “I think our defensive hustle made the difference in a league filled with several excellent teams.”
Team Roster: Sava Berhane; Kathryn Bradley; Yoni Cohen; Forrest Dunbar; Miles Farmer; Bobby Gray; Chris Hollins; Jeremy Kaplan-Lyman; Anthony Moffa; Patrick Moroney; Zack Simmons; Sebastian Swett, all members of the Yale Law School Class of 2012