The Oberlin Review

Junior center Randall Ollie fights for the ball against the Kenyon College Lords on Jan. 28. Ollie led the team with 22 points and eight rebounds in a 62–50 win.

Key Injuries Derail Men’s Basketball in Conference Play

February 6, 2015

The men’s basketball team saw mixed results over the December recess and Winter Term, finishing its 10-game stretch with a record of 3–7. The squad traveled to California for three games at the end of December and the beginning of January, going 1–2. Though they struggled on the road against conference foes, the Yeomen picked up big wins against the Kenyon College Lords and the Wabash College Little Giants to salvage their record. Although the California trip was business as usual with thre...

Sophomore Nate Cohen attempts a layup against the visiting Grove City College Wolverines
last Monday. The Yeomen play the DePauw University Tigers at 1 p.m. on Saturday in Philips

Men’s Basketball Slams Wolverines at Home

December 12, 2014

The men’s basketball team rebounded from a rough outing Saturday against Wabash College, beating the Grove City College Wolverines 77– 50 on Monday night at home. In need of a win to get back on track after falling by double digits in consecutive North Coast Athletic Conference games, the Yeomen dominated the Wolverines from the start, jumping out to a 40–17 first-half lead. The victory was a team effort, as four Yeomen scored in double figures. Junior big man Randall Ollie led the way with 14 ...

Junior Lindsey Bernhardt navigates around a Thiel College defender at home on Monday, Nov. 24. The Yeowomen are currently 3–4 overall and 2–2 in conference play.

Yeowomen Come Up Short to Penguins

December 12, 2014

The women’s basketball team could not keep up with the undefeated Division I Youngstown State University last Saturday when the Penguins trampled the Yeowomen by almost 50 points, ending in a final score of 92–43. Despite the tough loss, senior captain Christina Marquette managed to set the all-time school record for rebounds. “We started off well. I think we actually scored the first basket of the game, so we were beating them for a couple seconds,” said Marquette. “Offensively, we w...

Senior Christina Marquette dribbles down the court past a defender from the opposing Adrian College Bulldogs at home on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The Yeowomen have an overall record of 3–3 this season.

Bernhardt Shines Despite Loss

December 5, 2014

The women’s basketball team defeated the Thiel College Tomcats at home by a score of 74–46 on Monday, Nov. 24. Senior Christina Marquette and junior Lindsey Bernhardt led the team with a combined 44 points. The win pushed the Yeowomen’s record to 3–2 and helped them bounce back from their 63–43 loss to the Trine University Thunder on Saturday, Nov. 22. The Yeowomen started slow against the Tomcats, scoring just seven points in the game’s first seven and a half minutes, but they put thei...

Sophomore Nate Cohen drives to the hoop for a layup in a game against the Earlham College Quakers on Tuesday, Nov. 25. The Yeomen are currently 3–2 overall and 1–1 in conference play.

Men’s Basketball Continues Strong Start with Win

December 5, 2014

The men’s basketball team ground out a 53–42 victory over the Earlham College Quakers last Tuesday night, improving to 3–1 on the season. After opening the contest against the Quakers with a 9–0 run, the Yeomen allowed the Quakers to slow down the tempo of the game, resulting in an 11–1 run for the Quakers that left the game tied at 19 going into the half. The team was able to make adjustments coming out of the half, however, and scored 10 unanswered points in the first four and a half...

Kerry Jenkins (left) and Isaiah Cavaco

In the Locker Room with Kerry Jenkins and Isaiah Cavaco

November 21, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball head coach Isaiah Cavaco and women’s basketball head coach Kerry Jenkins to discuss their coaching styles, Winter Term at Oberlin and the importance of recruiting. How has the season gone thus far? Kerry Jenkins: I think well. We have good chemistry; we’re working really hard. We’re young, so we’re trying to solidify certain positions and trying to get better in certain areas, but so far I would say I’m pleased with the progress....

Junior guard Lindsey Bernhardt dribbles past an Adrian College Bulldogs defender last Wednesday. Bernhardt scored 17 points and led the Yeowomen to a 68–59 victory.

Jenkins Preaches Defense to Young Squad

November 21, 2014

The women’s basketball team opened its season last weekend, winning its first game over the Hartwick University Hawks and falling in its second to the Johnson & Wales University Wildcats. The games came on the road at the Swarthmore College Tip-Off Tournament. The win over the Hawks was particularly notable, as the Hawks are coming off of a very successful season last year. The Yeowomen faced little resistance and showed little rust in the game, however, breezing their way to an emphatic 66–4...

Sophomore Jack Poyle looks past a Wittenberg University defender in a game last Saturday, Nov. 15. Poyle was named NCAC Player of the Week after he scored a career-high 26 points in Saturday’s contest.

Men’s Basketball Wins Season Opener Over Tigers

November 21, 2014

The men’s basketball team made history with a 65–63 victory over the Wittenberg University Tigers for the first time in 35 years on their home court last Saturday, Nov. 15. Sophomore guard Jack Poyle spearheaded the Yeomen’s offense with a career-high 26 points to provide his team with the edge it needed to push past the Tigers and break the 50-game losing streak against Wittenberg. Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco commended the Yeomen for their accomplishment and said that the future looks bright. ...

Junior Randall Ollie dunks the ball against the Elmira College Soaring Eagles
during the Nov. 26 game last season. Ollie was second on the team in scoring and first in rebounds and blocks last season.

Ollie Leads Men’s Basketball into Winter Season

November 14, 2014

Expectations steadily rise for the men’s basketball team as a once-inexperienced core rapidly matures. The 2013–2014 season proved to be a period of both disappointment and growth for the Yeomen, as the team finished 7–19. Still, they gained valuable experience during the campaign that has left them better prepared for the upcoming season. Although the squad graduated guard Emmanuel Lewis, forward-center Trey Levy and last year’s leading scorer Geoff Simpson, junior big man Randall Ollie vi...

Junior Lindsey Bernhardt (left) and senior Christina Marquette

In the Locker Room with Christina Marquette and Lindsey Bernhardt

November 14, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with women’s basketball players and housemates senior Christina Marquette and junior Lindsey Bernhardt to discuss their season kickoff, their hopes for the 2014–2015 season and spending Winter Term on campus. How has the preseason been going so far? Lindsey Bernhardt: It’s been going well so far. The freshmen have really stepped up and played a nice role on our team, and we are looking good this year. Christina Marquette: I think that we look pretty good. We ...

Senior guard Geoff Simpson drives to the hoop against Ohio Wesleyan University. The Yeomen finished their season with a 7–19 record.

Yeomen Season Ends in Conference Tournament

February 28, 2014

The men’s basketball team ended its season in the first round of the playoffs with a 89-56 loss against The College of Wooster Fighting Scots. The win advances the Scots to the next round of the North Coast Athletic Conference playoffs. The season ending loss was the Yeomen’s third consecutive defeat in a stretch that included a 63–90 loss on senior night to the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops. “I just wish we could have gotten off to a little better start, especially for the seniors....

Sophomore guard Lindsey Bernhardt  flies past a defender against Ohio Wesleyan University. Bernhardt scored 23 points in a season-ending NCAC quarterfinals loss.

Yeowomen Upended by Bishops in Season Finale

February 28, 2014

In the coming months, Philips gym will be a lot quieter without the noise of cheering basketball fans. The Yeowomen ended their season Tuesday night after a tough fight against Ohio Wesleyan University in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. The loss to OWU came after two hard fought battles against Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg University in the final leg of their regular conference season. Oberlin entered their final regular season game against the Wittenberg Tigers...

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