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The Detroit Jewish News, 2012-08-30

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health & wellness

"I am
Dr. Michael
Paletta,
Chief Medical
Officer for
Hospice of

>>

sports

Houston

Maccabi athletes
win medals and respect.

I lead a team of nine board-certified

physicians specializing in end-of-life care

— more than any other hospice in the

state of Michigan.

You deserve the experienced team of

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HEALTH SYSTEM'

NEWLAND MEDICAL
ASSOCIATES
St. John Hospital & Medical Center

The Maccabi 16U basketball team: Noah Witus (Berkley High), Jon Radner
(Berkley), Jonah Kest (Birmingham Seaholm), Max Weiss (Birmingham
Groves), Eric Weiss (Bloomfield Hills Andover), Johnny Narens (Andover),

Sam Orley (Cranbrook-Kingswood), Jesse Arm (Frankel Jewish Academy).

Steve Stein
Contributing Writer

etroit athletes have returned
!Ifrom the JCC Maccabi Games
held this month in Houston,
Texas, and Rockland County, N.Y. Over
the next couple of weeks, we'll report on
their successes, challenges and experi-
ences.

NEWLAND MEDICAL
ASSOCIATES

is proud to welcome
our newest physician,
Andrew Muskovitz, MD.

Dr. Muskovitz is fellowship trained in Hematology/

Oncology and is specially equipped to meet the needs of

older adults. To make an appointment at one of our many

locations with Dr. Muskovitz or any of our physicians,

please call 248-552-0620 and visit our website at

www.newlandmedical.com .

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August 30 2012

Bronze Bombers
Steve Weiss has been coaching Detroit
Maccabi boys basketball teams for 10
years.
The 16U (age 16 and under) group
he coached in Houston was one of his
favorites, not only because it won six of
seven games and a bronze medal. It also
was because of the way it went about its
business.
"We were relatively undersized, but
the boys played with tremendous ener-
gy and determination and were dedi-
cated, hardworking and focused on the
goal of winning a medal," Weiss said.
"We played tenacious defense. We
used traps to trigger our running game.
I received many compliments from

other coaches and venue directors
about our hard work and hustle. Our
success was truly a team effort. Each of
our eight players scored in every game!"
Not even losing 55-51 to a much big-
ger Los Angeles team in the semifinals
deterred Detroit from its goal of win-
ning a medal.
The boys regrouped quickly and
pounded Phoenix 74-61 a few hours
later in the bronze medal game. Los
Angeles went on to win the gold medal.
"The kids were disappointed about
losing to Los Angeles. They were still in
the game with 12 seconds to go. They
expected to win:' Weiss said. "But they
were all over Phoenix from the open-
ing jump ball. Phoenix also lost a tough
game in the semifinals, but they weren't
as hungry as our guys!'
Detroit was 4-0 in the round-robin
portion of the competition, beating
Baltimore 81-60, Northern Virginia
66-61 in overtime, Houston 70-40 and
Las Vegas 85-30. It opened the playoffs
with a 72-54 victory over Baltimore
before facing Los Angeles.

Sizzlin' Houston on page 58

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