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Jewish HS team's appeal turned down

Updated: February 28, 2012, 3:54 PM ET
By Randy Jennings | ESPNDallas.com

An Orthodox Jewish high school basketball team from Houston is out of the playoffs after losing its appeal to change a state semifinal game time that conflicted with its observation of the Sabbath.

Robert M. Beren Academy filed an appeal to the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools to change its Class 2A state semifinal game time against Dallas Covenant, scheduled for 9 p.m. Friday in Mansfield, southeast of Fort Worth.

The scheduled game time of the state final, 2 p.m. ...

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