The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Hoopsters Look Forward to Season

Ellie Huizenga

November 15, 2013

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...

Yeomen Drop Playoff Game to No.1 Wooster

Shuntaro Shirota

February 22, 2013

Oberlin basketball's first playoff birth since 2008 was a first-round loss to the College of Wooster Fighting Scots this Tuesday, with a final score of 74–47. The eighth seeded Yeomen faced the first-seeded Scots at Wooster’s home court. Oberlin allowed 19 points off of 20 turnovers throughout the contest. Wooster also put up a total of 56 field goal attempts, while Oberlin had only 36. Two important interplaying factors reflected the Yeomen’s shortcomings. First, Wooster attempted 56 shots in the contest, 20 more than the Yeomen. Second, Wooster’s defense forced 20 turnovers compared to Oberlin’s season average of giving up 14. This gave Wooster’s fast-paced offense increased offensive possessions,...

In the Locker Room with Emmanuel Lewis, Geoff Simpson and Andrew Fox

Maxwell Sugarman, Sports Editor

February 15, 2013

What has been your favorite thing about playing basketball at Oberlin? Least favorite? AF: Least favorite has to be the losses. [Laughs.] EL: We’ve taken way too many losses. The team has probably been the best thing. I really like the group of guys this year. We’ve made big improvements. Hopefully tonight we’ll get another win and make the conference tournament. That would definitely be the best thing. How has the team changed since you first started playing here? GS: When I first got here, the team was kind of divided into different factions or groups within the team. I think that we’ve built to the point now where we have more or less one group. It’s helpful when everyone can listen to one vo...

Yeomen One Step Closer to Playoffs

Erickson Andrews

February 15, 2013

Last Saturday the Yeomen stunned DePauw University with a last-second victory on DePauw’s home court. With only 14 seconds left in the game, Oberlin called a timeout. “The game was tied, and [Head] Coach [Isaiah] Cavaco drew up a play to get me the ball down low. I had been beating them in the paint all day. I am glad I could pull through when it counted,” said first-year Randy Ollie, who made the go-ahead basket with virtually no time left on the clock. “That was my first college buzzer beater. Hopefully there are many more to come.” The last-second win over the fourth-ranked team in the North Coast Athletic Conference set the Yeomen up for a “win-and-you’re-in” game against the eighth-ranked Hiram...

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...

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