The Oberlin Review

Yeomen Bounce Back to Beat Hiram

Joe Graybeal

December 7, 2012

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Despite a late rally, the Yeomen were unable to come away with a victory against the Spartans of Case Western Reserve University last Saturday. It was a hard-fought contest in which the Yeomen starters logged heavy minutes, forcing a number of turnovers that kept the game within reach. Senior forward Andrew Fox recorded a game-high six steals that led to multiple baskets for the Yeomen. Fox was also the leading scorer and rebounder for the Yeomen with 14 points and eight rebounds. Overall, there was balanced scoring among the Yeomen’s starters with junior guard Geoff Simpson recording 13 points, junior point guard Emmanuel Lewis contributing 10 and first-year center Randy Ollie and sophomore guard Austin Little providing...

Winter Sports Preview: Men’s Basketball

Joe Graybeal

November 16, 2012

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

As the Yeomen get set to tip off their season this Saturday at Hanover College in Indiana, expectations are high for this young squad. With only one senior and four juniors returning to the team, the first-year class will be expected to acclimate to the college level immediately and provide consistent energy, while the sophomore class will hope to continue its excellent production from last season. Leading the way for the Yeomen this season is Andrew Fox. After earning All- North Coast Athletic Conference Honors last season, and as the only senior on the roster, Fox has the burden of moving into the primary leadership role. Last year, Fox led the team with 339 points and 254 rebounds while averaging a double-double...

Winter Preview: Women’s Basketball

Winter Preview: Women’s Basketball

November 9, 2012

Under the skill and leadership of seniors and second-time captains Allison Anderson and Ellen Neumann, as well as the talent of dominant sophomore forward Christina Marquette, the Oberlin women’s basketball team is poised for a strong performance in its upcoming season. Working alongside fifth-year Head Coach Kerry Jenkins, first-year Assistant Coach Jasmine Mushington, a 2012 graduate of the University of Akron, will provide the Yeowomen with new perspectives and philosophies on the court. “I...

Newcomer of the Year: Christina Marquette

Quinn Hull, Sports Editor

March 9, 2012

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

On when she found out about winning the award: We’d just finished our post-season meetings with Coach [Kerry Jenkins], like our individual meetings. He called me and was, like, “Oh, you won this.” I was like “Yeah, I get to call my parents.” On atoning for a disappointing final year of high school: I really love it here, but [coming out of high school] I really wanted to play D-I basketball, like, that was my dream growing up. But then ending up here, I really like it. It was like, “Oh, all that must have happened to put me here.” I felt like it was all coming together, and I was supposed to end up here, like D-I wasn’t really for me. I kind of ended up in a good spot, and then that award was rea...

Senior Day Spoiled by Giants

Senior Day Spoiled by Giants

February 24, 2012

Philips Gymnasium was packed last Saturday, Feb. 18, for the Yeomen basketball team's last game of the season against Wabash College. The celebration of Senior Day and First Year Appreciation Day added to the enthusiastic crowds. “The atmosphere was great. I don’t think I’ve ever heard our fans be that loud before and just to have that many come out and show their support was awesome,” said senior Jacob Goldstein. Unfortunately, that electric backdrop ended up helping propel the visiting...

Shock and Awe: Yeomen Enact Revenge on Depauw

James Kriz

February 17, 2012

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

The men’s basketball team broke even this week. The Yeomen downed DePauw University on Saturday, Feb. 11, at home before losing a close game against Hiram College on Wednesday, Feb. 15. Both contests were highly competitive, with a last second win over DePauw highlighting the action of the week. North Coast Athletic Conference foe DePauw entered the game with confidence; the knowledge of an earlier 69–37 victory against Oberlin in January was still fresh. When Oberlin fell to a 19–13 disadvantage early in the first half, it seemed as though history might repeat itself. However, strong play from first-year guards Jesse Neugarten and Miles Gueno contributed to a scoring run that would leave them with a 26...

In the Locker Room with Andrew Fox

Samantha Dudzinski

February 17, 2012

Filed under Basketball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

As an Arizona native, what made you decide to come to Oberlin? On my visit I really, really enjoyed the classes, which sounds kind of nerdy, but I definitely did. I also got along with the players. I just felt it was a group of guys I could be close with and I have, so it was definitely a good fit. Actually, my dad is an Oberlin grad, so that’s how I originally knew about Oberlin. I just applied to a bunch of different liberal arts schools, and it just happened to be the one I liked the most when I visited. After this season, the team is losing a lot of seniors. Who do you expect to step up into vacant leadership positions? Well, when we’ve won games it’s when we’ve really played as a team. So, I think t...

In Review, a Yeoman Winter Term

February 10, 2012

A look at the highlights of athletics events over Winter Term. Men’s and Women’s Basketball The Contests: The Yeomen went 2–10 over Winter Term, including wins against Allegheny College and Ohio University-Zanesville, giving them six wins and 16 losses on the season. The Yeowomen posted a 3–10 record over Winter Term, including victories over Marygrove College, Wittenberg University and The College of Wooster, bringing their overall record to 6–17. Highlights: On the men’s side, senior Josh Merritt scor...

Yeowomen Win, Clinch Berth to NCAC Playoffs

Yeowomen Win, Clinch Berth to NCAC Playoffs

February 10, 2012

The women’s basketball team turned in back-to-back strong performances against conference foes last weekend in Philips Gymnasium, dominating Wooster 58–40 on Friday night before dropping a close overtime game to Ohio Wesleyan 72–81 on Saturday. Fortunately, the Yeowomen needed only one win to secure a spot in the North Coast Athletic Conference playoffs – and they got it against the Fightin’ Scots. “Eight out of the nine teams in our conference go to the tournament,” explained...

Yeomen Basketball Starts Spring with Stumbles

Yeomen Basketball Starts Spring with Stumbles

February 10, 2012

After training hard over Winter Term, the Yeomen got off to a rough start with the first two games of the spring semester. This past weekend the Yeomen fell to both the Allegheny Gators and the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops. On Feb. 1, the Yeomen struggled to put up points in the first half on the Gators’ home court, down 19–36 at the half. Over the course of the second half, the Yeomen attempted to cut down the Gators’ lead, but did so unsuccessfully, coming no closer than 15 points behind...

In the Locker Room with Josh Merritt and Allison Anderson

Ariel Lewis, Sports Editor

November 11, 2011

Filed under Basketball, In the Locker Room, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

Obviously you guys met through basketball, but who liked whom first, and did Josh make a move first? Josh: [Laughs.] Do you want me to tell the real story? Allison: Sure — I mean, might as well. JM: Someone bet her a dollar to come talk to me because they knew she liked me. That’s how it initially started. But I kind of didn’t talk to her. You didn’t like her? JM: I guess I was nervous. I liked her a lot, too. And I was offended that it was only a dollar. But then she made up for it by saying that, “Well, obviously I like you because it was a dollar — if it was more money, then you should be offended.” So we kind of started talking through Facebook chat, which is corny. Do your teammates...

Women’s Basketball to Enter the Jenkins Era

Quinn Hull

November 11, 2011

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS, Varsity Winter

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...

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