The Oberlin Review

Women’s Basketball to Enter the Jenkins Era

Quinn Hull

November 11, 2011

In 2008, when Kerry Jenkins accepted the women’s basketball head coach position at Oberlin College, his colleagues at the University of Vermont judged him to be a little off his rocker. “Everybody thought I was insane, ” Jenkins said. He was leaving behind a productive position as assistant coach with the Lady Catamount. Meanwhile, the lowly Division III Yeowomen had struggled through yet another losing season, and the prospects looked slim for the future. But when Jenkins stepped on Oberlin’s campus it felt different, right somehow. “When I got here, I thought I saw something special, I thought I saw something I could build a program on,” he said. The results didn’t come at first. Duri...

Poor Shooting, Missed Opportunities Doom Yeowomen

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

February 25, 2011

The women’s basketball team saw its season end in a frustrating fashion this past Wednesday, as it fell to the second-seeded Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, 67–60, in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. Senior guard Syrea Thomas paced the Yeowomen (8–18, 3–11 NCAC) with 28 points, including a four-of-eight effort from beyond the arc, but poor shooting and missed opportunities plagued the team all game and spoiled the upset bid. After a closely contested start, the Bishops caught fire from the field and went into halftime with a 35–20 lead. Oberlin showed its resilience in the second half, methodically chipping away at the lead and keeping OWU on its heels. After a 7–1...

With Sharp Shooting Skills, the Yeomen Continue Successful Season

Emily Perry, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

The men’s basketball team is going to have an outstanding 2009–10 season. In the game on Tuesday night against Kalamazoo College, the team won by a 20-point margin – the largest differential since the 1991–92 season, in which Oberlin beat Earlham by 27 points, 83-56. This victory was not especially easy. Kalamazoo hit the court on fire and had a 14-2 lead four minutes into the game. The game was tied at halftime with a score of 36- 36, but the Yeomen pulled through to end the second half with a final score of 71-51. This was the third win for the Yeomen this season. Led by Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco, Oberlin had a shooting percentage of 70.6 percent — the highest of any team Cavaco has ever coached. It...

At Wooster Invitational, Swim Team Earns Superb Results and Breaks Records

Nick Rosano, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

The Oberlin swim teams contin- ued their strong start to the season, exceeding the teams’ expectations by swimming to respectable finishes at the Wooster Invitational from Dec. 3-5. The Yeowomen, spurred on by record-breaking performances, placed in fourth out of a field of 10 with a total of 881.50 points — their best finish ever at the Wooster Invitational. The men’s team finished sixth out of 10 with a total of 717 points, a solid performance given the team’s lack of numbers compared to its competitors. Overall, this gave the teams a combined total of 1,598.50 points, good for seventh overall. First-year Grace Aheron stood out for the Yeowomen, breaking three school records, the first in the 200-yard...

Experience for Youth Key to Yeowomen’s Success

Dimitri Macris, Sports Editor

December 11, 2009

The women’s basketball team has been busy in the past week with games against Carnegie Mellon, Earlham and Case Western Reserve. The team posted a record of 1-2 in those three games. Despite this record, the Yeowomen were able to stay competitive throughout their matches. Through the first seven games of the season, the team has set a 1-6 record with its only win coming at home last Saturday, Dec. 5 against conference foe Earlham. In the contest, first-year guard Allison Anderson had an inspiring triple-double with 20 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds; she also made a personal season-high five steals. The Yeowomen led their opponents for most of the contest after surrendering the first five points of the game to...

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