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Yeowomen Head to NCAC Semifinals

Yeowomen Head to NCAC Semifinals

February 24, 2017

Tuesday marked a pivotal point in Yeowomen basketball history as the squad, seeded fifth in the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament, defeated the fourth-seeded Hiram College Terriers 60–43 to become the first women’s basketball team to win a playoff game since 1999. With the win, Oberlin solidified a berth to the NCAC Semifinals today at 5 pm Greencastle, IN to face the DePauw University Tigers. The Yeowomen came out strong, causing six Terrier turnovers and posting a 14–7 lead in...

DePauw Spoils Senior Day for Yeomen

DePauw Spoils Senior Day for Yeomen

February 24, 2017

The Yeomen took to the court for the last time Saturday in a face off against the DePauw University Tigers, but not before honoring their five seniors at its annual Senior Day celebration. The team’s seniors, all four-year varsity-letter recipients — Nathan Cohen, Zach Meyers, Scott Miller, Zach Moo Young and Jack Poyle — hosted family and friends from as far as San Francisco to honor their on-court accomplishments. Poyle in particular was recognized for his record-setting career, during which...

Yeowomen Push Past Kenyon Ladies

Yeowomen Push Past Kenyon Ladies

February 10, 2017

A key conference win is propelling the Yeowomen through the final stretch of their season, with a 52–41 over the Kenyon College Ladies on Wednesday. The victory moved Oberlin to 10–12 on the season and 7–6 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, and puts the team within reach of a top seed in the NCAC tournament. “We are getting better game by game,” Head Coach and 2015 NCAC Coach of the Year Kerry Jenkins said. “We think that we can play with anyone in the league. We have to focus...

Close Losses Plague Men’s Basketball

Close Losses Plague Men’s Basketball

February 3, 2017

Guided by their plethora of young talent, the men’s basketball team has continued to improve throughout the season. The Yeomen’s development since their first game was put on display when they dropped a close matchup against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots Wednesday 69–68. Oberlin drops to 1–19 overall and 0–13 in NCAC play. “We’re getting better, despite what our record may say,” said sophomore guard Nile Godfrey. After falling to the Fighting Scots 104–65 Nov. 16 in...

Yeowomen Best Big Red to Stay Undefeated in NCAC

Yeowomen Best Big Red to Stay Undefeated in NCAC

December 9, 2016

Losing four of its first five games hasn’t stopped the women’s basketball team from dominating North Coast Athletic Conference play. With a 51–46 win against the Denison University Big Red Wednesday, Oberlin improved to 3–4 overall, and a perfect 3–0 in the NCAC. The Yeowomen, who currently sit atop the NCAC standings in a tie with DePauw University, have kept their game style simple. “We’re not a complicated team at all,” Head Coach Kerry Jenkins said. “We execute, we play...

Yeomen Look to Rebound Against Youngstown

Yeomen Look to Rebound Against Youngstown

December 2, 2016

The Yeomen’s early season struggles continued with an 87–73 loss to the Muskingum University Fighting Muskies Wednesday, dropping the team’s record to 1–4 overall and 0­–1 in the North Coast Athletic Conference. With less than one week remaining before the NCAC season officially begins, the Yeomen must find their stride in if they want to make a postseason push. “I think the biggest problem with our team so far is the inconsistency,” sophomore forward Eric Holt said. “When we...

Yeowomen Fall in Season Opener to Baldwin Wallace

Yeowomen Fall in Season Opener to Baldwin Wallace

November 18, 2016

Women’s basketball endured a tough loss in its season opener, falling 70–41 to the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets Tuesday. This disappointing start was somewhat of a letdown after the Yeowomen’s highest preseason ranking ever, sitting at fourth place in the North Coast Athletic Conference coaches’ poll. The squad was particularly disappointed in the loss given that Oberlin earned a tight win last year over Baldwin Wallace, squeezing by at 63–61 in one of the “closest matche...

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

In the Locker Room: Men’s Basketball

November 18, 2016

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball senior Scott Miller and sophomore Eli Silverman-Lloyd to discuss the upcoming season, differences in playing style and team goals. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Describe the excitement for your first game of the season against The College of Wooster. Scott Miller: It’s our first conference game, and it’s also the best opponent. They’re probably our biggest rival over the past few years. They’ve ended my...

Player of the Week: Randy Ollie

Player of the Week: Randy Ollie

February 19, 2016

Senior center and Review Sports editor Randy Ollie sets up a free throw against the Ohio Wesleyan University Bat­tling Bishops Wednesday night. Even though the Yeomen fell to their opponents 93–75, Ollie made the most of his last time on the Philips gym hardwood, netting a team-high 24 points for the night. This number only adds to Ollie’s already impres­sive tally for his Oberlin career, which surpassed 1,000 points after the Yeomen’s victory over the Allegheny College Gators on Feb. 10....

Team Effort Fuels Yeowomen’s Win

Team Effort Fuels Yeowomen’s Win

February 19, 2016

The final buzzer ending the wom­en’s basketball team’s match against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops Wednesday night was a bitter­sweet sound. It solidified an Oberlin victory but also marked the last time seniors Lindsey Bernhardt, Katie Lu­caites and Caroline Hamilton would play on their home floor. The trio concluded their senior night in the best possible way, with a satisfying win of 62–56 against the same team that ended the Yeowom­en’s postseason one year ago. The...

Historic Night Highlights Oberlin’s Victory

Historic Night Highlights Oberlin’s Victory

February 12, 2016

Looking to snap a three game skid, Wednesday night proved to be a night of milestones for the men’s basketball team as Oberlin defeated Allegheny College 74–56 at the David V. Wise Center in Meadville, PA. The victory marked the first time that the Yeomen have achieved seven wins in the NCAC since the 2001–2002 season. The 14-year drought in conference wins and the Yeomen’s recent three-game losing streak were snapped by the road victory as the team advanced their record to 12–10 overall...

Feature Photo: Men’s Basketball

Feature Photo: Men’s Basketball

February 5, 2016

First-year guard Eli Silverman-Lloyd tees up a three-pointer against the visiting Denison University Big Red. The Yeomen made an impressive second-half comeback following a 13-point deficit in their game on Wednesday night, but ultimately fell to the Big Red 69–65. The team came out of conference play over Winter Term with a balanced 6–6 record, with Wednesday’s game pushing them to 6–7. Their game this Saturday against Wittenberg University will give them another chance to balance the books,...

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