When faith and sports collide …
HOUSTON (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish school in Texas has been reinstated to its state basketball tournament after a judge ordered organizers to reschedule the team’s game so it doesn’t conflict with the Sabbath.
The Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools had rejected appeals from Beren Academy to reschedule a semifinals game that was to be played at 9 p.m. Friday. Beren players observe the Sabbath between Friday night and Saturday night and won’t play basketball during those hours.
TAPPS director Edd Burleson said that the association will honor the restraining order and allow Beren to play Friday afternoon.