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Hewlett's Riley Weiss Strikes Gold in Israel

By Tony Bellissimo

Nassau Herald, Posted August 4, 2022

RILEY WEISS continues to add to her basketball achievements.

Coming off her second straight Nassau County girl's basketball scoring title, Weiss, who next month will begin her senior year at Hewlett High School, competed in the 21st Maccabiah Games July 12-26 in Israel, and helped the United States U18 girls' squad capture gold.

Weiss scored a team-high 25 points to lead USA to a 78-67 victory over Israel in  the U18 girls' gold medal game July 24.

Weiss is the 2022 recipient of the Michael Freedman Outstanding Jewish Female High School Athlete of the Year Award, which will be presented to y at the Fifth Annual Jewish Sports Heritage Association Induction Ceremony, held on April 23, 2023 at Temple Israel, Lawrence.