How NJ’s Leading Scorer Balances Religion and Basketball

Ally Landau is the most prolific scorer you haven’t heard of in New Jersey. Landau stars at Golda Och Academy — a Jewish day school not typically known for athletics — yet has shined over a four year career.

Landau’s resume is as impressive you’ll find. 2,000 point scorer? Check. Average nearly a triple-double in her senior season? You bet.

But the one thing missing? A championship trophy. Yet in the grand scheme of things, that happens to be just fine. Landau and her fellow Roadrunners have balanced playing the game they love with the religion that guides their lives.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the story from West Orange: