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February 29th, 2012
05:07 PM ET

Faith and Basketball

You're going to see a story on Thursday's show involving a basketball team in Texas.  Beren Academy, an Orthodox Jewish school, is having its best basketball season ever.  But the semifinal game that the team made it to was originally scheduled for the Jewish Sabbath, a weekly religious observance, and the league initially refused to reschedule the game.

Tournament officials said the team knew about the game schedule when it signed up for the league - and that district rules state that any school that cannot follow the postseason schedule would have to forfeit.  So that's what Beren Academy had planned to do, rather than go against its beliefs to play on the Sabbath.

Update on this story: It was announced on March 1 that the game would be rescheduled so that Beren Academy could play in the semifinals.

Carl Azuz, Anchor


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