The Oberlin Review

Men’s Basketball Looks to Improve with New Tactics

Kate Hanick, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

The men’s basketball team fell to the Kenyon College Lords at home Wednesday night, with a final score of 50–65. Although it looked as if the Yeomen could put the game away in the first half, the Lords came back late to steal the victory. Down 3–10 early in the game, the Yeomen changed their pace, and junior Emmanuel Lewis’s lay-up gave Oberlin a 13–12 lead with 10 minutes left in the first half. The two teams battled for the lead, with neither team leading by more than four points. Kenyon’s Brian Lebowitz suffered the biggest embarrassment of the game with his fast-break into an awkward lay-up-dunk hybrid. Unable to make a decision, he failed his attempt, causing an eruption of cheers and laughter...

What You Missed: Winter Term Recap

Sarah Orbuch, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

Swimming and Diving: Women: The Yeowomen went 3–2 this Winter Term, with major victories against John Carroll University, Ohio Wesleyan University and Notre Dame College. In both meets, the underclassmen showed their competitors that they were not to be overlooked. Against John Carroll, sophomore Ellen Drake started the night strong with a first-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle. In both the 100-yard butterfly and the 100-yard backstroke, the Yeowomen went one- two-three to solidify the win. Sophomore diver Adrian Ziaggi also won the one-meter dive to wrap up an excellent night for the Yeowomen. The first-years continued their winning style against Notre Dame and Ohio Wesleyan in their final home meet. The fir...

Early Success Not Enough to Stop Kenyon

Rose Stoloff, Staff Writer

February 8, 2013

The women’s basketball team played one of its toughest competitors last Wednesday evening in a game against the Kenyon College Ladies. Despite a 57–70 loss, the Yeowomen were able to shake the Ladies’ confidence and, up until the last few minutes of the contest, played one of their strongest games of the season. The Yeowomen had low morale going into the game, coming off a six-game losing streak. To make it worse, Kenyon was ranked as one of the top three teams in the conference. “We were struggling to bring emotion and excitement to the court,” recalled senior captain Ellen Neumann in reference to the pregame warm-up. “I was nervous to see if we were going to come out with the intensity we need to...

In the Locker Room with Allison Anderson and Ellen Neumann

Madeleine O'Meara, Sports Editor

December 14, 2012

Why did you decide to play basketball at Oberlin? EN: I came to Oberlin mostly because of basketball. I hadn’t even heard of the school until the coach called me. I just wanted the opportunity to go to a good school and play basketball wherever I went. AA: It’s basically the same for me too, actually. I wanted to go to a good school, and if I could play basketball it was a bonus. What is your favorite thing about playing basketball at Oberlin? EN: I guess mostly, since I’ve been here, the team has been very close. You make really, really good friends that are different from your high school friends because you’re so close. You make a lot of long-lasting friendships. AA: I would say that’s true. Also, ...

Yeowomen Swamp Gators

Rose Stoloff, Staff Writer

December 14, 2012

Building off of its momentum from earlier in the week, the women’s basketball team delivered an impressive performance last Saturday, defeating Allegheny College 58–47 to secure a sixth win for the season. Despite a sluggish start that resulted in a quick seven-point lead for Allegheny, the Yeowomen quickly pulled themselves together and managed to tie the game 9–9 13 minutes in. Sophomore Christina Marquette, who has been essential to the Yeowomen’s success this season, led the charge, scoring the first eight points for the team. She continued to excel throughout the game and ended with an impressive collection of 20 points, nine rebounds, six steals and four assists. The second half of the game proved...

Yeomen Secure Wins in Close Games

Hudson Kuras

December 14, 2012

After a 57–71 loss this past Saturday to Alma College, the men’s basketball team entered week four of the season, looking to earn victories over strong opponents Denison University and Grove City College. The Yeomen faced conference opponent Denison at home on Monday in a back and forth game that came down to the last few seconds. The teams traded the lead throughout the first half until a steal and breakaway layup by first-year Ian Campbell catalyzed a Yeomen run that resulted in a 30-22 lead at halftime. In the second half the Yeomen continued to rally. A three-pointer by Campbell with 12 minutes left put the Yeomen up by 10, their biggest lead of the day. The Yeomen were unable to deliver the finishing blows,...

Yeomen Bounce Back to Beat Hiram

Joe Graybeal

December 7, 2012

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

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

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

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...

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