The NEJA girls basketball team played their first game of the season on Tuesday at Beth Chana Academy High School in Orange. Ever mindful that the show must go on – and after a last minute referee cancellation – our very own Head of School Naty Katz stepped in to ref the game.
After falling behind – for the first time during the game – with just 48 seconds left, the girls showed grit and determination to tie the game up in regulation. They then took the lead and secured the 18-16 victory in overtime.
The girls are next in action Thursday, February 10th at 4 p.m. vs the American School for the Deaf in the NEJA gym, followed by the boys playing ASD at 5:30 p.m. Students and NEJA players’ immediate families are allowed to attend the game.