The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Ready for Conference Tournament

Sarena Malsin

February 21, 2014

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Uncategorized, Varsity Winter

After a strenuous first half, the women’s basketball team achieved a satisfying 58–45 victory against Hiram College on Saturday afternoon. “Both teams started out slow,” said sophomore Katie Lucaites, “But by the second half we were definitely capitalizing on Hiram’s sluggishness.” The Yeowomen were trailing by one point at halftime, the score left at 24–23 in Hiram’s favor. Oberlin soon found a comfortable lead of 38–47, further extended by 11 points after two consecutive free throws by senior Lillian Jahan. “We were able to keep the game close enough so it didn’t get away from us,” said junior Christina Marquette, who finished with 12 points. Other major scorers were senior Malisa Ho...

Men’s Basketball Come Up Just Short to Tigers

Men’s Basketball Come Up Just Short to Tigers

February 14, 2014

After a hard-fought battle against the Wittenberg University Tigers, the men’s basketball team came up short in a 63–70 loss on Saturday, Feb. 8. The Yeomen kept the game exciting and at times closed the gap to just three points, but in the end they could not shut down the Tigers’ offensive momentum. Wittenberg, now 17–4, came out strong and immediately knocked down several three-point baskets. Oberlin held its own throughout the beginning of the first half, but headed into halftime down...

In the Locker Room With Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie

In the Locker Room With Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie

February 14, 2014

This week the Review sat down with sophomore men’s basketball players Matthew Walker and Randy Ollie to discuss the challenges of playing on the road, the first time they dunked and the  NBA players they try to emulate. How has the season gone thus far? Matthew Walker: For what our expectations were in the beginning of the preseason, certainly below that. It started off pretty rough because we knew three of four teams [in the division] were ranked [nationally]. We knew we hadn’t really ...

Men’s Basketball Hopes to Finish Season Strong

Men’s Basketball Hopes to Finish Season Strong

February 7, 2014

Over Winter Term, the men’s basketball team picked up three wins, two of which came against conference foes, the Allegheny College gators, and most recently over the DePauw University Tigers, who entered Saturday’s game ranked 23rd in the nation. Breaking into the spring semester with a 6 – 13 overall record and 3 – 9 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, the Yeomen are focused on the NCAC conference tournament. Over Winter Term, the Yeomen had the opportunity to travel to Ithaca, NY,...

Yeowomen Remain Confident Despite Injuries

Michaela Puterbaugh

February 7, 2014

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The women’s basketball team had one of their best games of the season last Saturday as they maintained a close game with the number one ranked team in Division III, the DePauw University Tigers. Though they fell 67–62, the Yeowomen fought hard the entire game and trailed by only three points late in the second half. “I couldn’t have been any more proud of them,” said Head Coach Kerry Jenkins. “That’s the best game they’ve played in about three years.” Jenkins said he hadn’t expected such a close game and advised his players to “be able to live with your result” before the game. The Yeowomen’s record sits at 8–12 for the season, with the team struggling to overcome injuries as of late....

Yeomen Win in Blowout Against Wabash Little Giants

January 15, 2014

Filed under Basketball, Recent Stories, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

After losing four straight conference games, the Oberlin men’s basketball team finally eked out a win in its fifth conference match against the Wabash College Little Giants on Saturday, Dec. 7. The 79–62 home victory sparked new hope for the Yeomen, who are currently 3–7 overall and 1–4 in conference play.   The Yeomen were coming off a devastating one-point loss against the Kenyon College Lords, but they refused to accept that same fate on Saturday. In the contest against Wabash, the Yeomen came out strong and pulled ahead with a series of impressive plays.   “There was a run in the middle of the first half where we had a string of steals and it led to a bunch of fast-break points,” Head C...

Yeomen Win in Blowout Against Wabash Little Giants

Yeomen Win in Blowout Against Wabash Little Giants

December 13, 2013

After losing four straight conference games, the Oberlin men’s basketball team finally eked out a win in its fifth conference match against the Wabash College Little Giants on Saturday, Dec. 7. The 79–62 home victory sparked new hope for the Yeomen, who are currently 3–7 overall and 1–4 in conference play. The Yeomen were coming off a devastating one-point loss against the Kenyon College Lords, but they refused to accept that same fate on Saturday. In the contest against Wabash, the Yeomen ca...

Men’s Basketball Captures First Victory of Season

Men’s Basketball Captures First Victory of Season

December 6, 2013

The men’s basketball team won its first game of the season last weekend against the Franciscan University Barons. With a consistent lead throughout the game, the Yeomen ultimately won by a score of 90–80. The Yeomen came out strong and led their opponents for the entire first half. First-years Jack Poyle and Nathan Cohen helped lead the squad and contributed 20 points and 15 points respectively. The team ended the half with an impressive 59–33 lead. “We played great the entire first half, but we got...

Women Basketball Defeats Kalamazoo in Final Pre-NCAC Game

Emma Lehmann

December 6, 2013

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

The weekend ended with mixed results for the women’s basketball team. Playing two games within 19 hours, the Yeowomen fell to the Olivet College Comets but managed to defeat the Kalamazoo College Hornets.   The second game of the weekend was a well-fought win and confidence boost before the team heads into their North Coast Athletic Conference games. The women came out strong against the Hornets and led 12–0 and finished the game with a 72–57 win. “The Kalamazoo game was a good game for us. We executed our offense well and pushed through to the end to earn a victory,” said second-year Lindsey Bernhardt.   The team will play their first NCAC game against Denison University on December 4, and th...

Strong Offense Helps Yeowomen Win First Two Games of Season

Strong Offense Helps Yeowomen Win First Two Games of Season

November 22, 2013

The Oberlin women’s basketball team got off to a strong start last weekend as they handily trounced the Franciscan University Barons and the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes. In the first two games of the 2013-14 season, the Yeowomen put their new fast-paced offense to work with great success, defeating their opponents by a combined score of 190–127. Two games into the season, the Yeowomen have scored more combined points than in any other two game span over the last five seasons. In...

Men’s Basketball Has High Hopes

Jake Miller

November 15, 2013

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

As the Yeomen get set to tip off their season, expectations for the team are high. With the addition of five first-years this season, the team will have a lot of depth alongside another five sophomores, three juniors and four seniors. Six-foot-nine sophomore center Randy Ollie looks poised to step up for the Yeomen this season. Last season, Ollie averaged 25.5 minutes and 7.5 points per game and finished the season averaging 5.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks a game. He also ranked fifth in the conference with 33 blocked shots for the year. His best performance of the season came against the Allegheny College Gators, when he scored a season high 19 points to go along with six rebounds. “I expect a successful season,”...

Yeowomen Hoopsters Look Forward to Season

Ellie Huizenga

November 15, 2013

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

The women’s basketball team is chomping at the bit for their season to begin. “I am most looking forward to seeing things come together and how we respond when we face adversity,” said sophomore Caroline Hamilton. “We've been going at each other in practice for about a month of preseason, so we are all really anxious to finally face some other competition as a team.” Senior Lillian Jahan said she’s ready to move on from the the team’s preseason preparation. “We've been in pre-season for about a month and also had team workouts in the six weeks leading up to our first practice, so I am ready to just get out there and play. I can't wait for us to step on the court and kill,” she said. Junior...

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