The Oberlin Review

Sophomore Christina Marquette earned the title of Conference Newcomer of the Year last season. Marquette can be expected to help lead the Yeowomen's attack this year.

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...

Junior Andrew Fox goes in for a basket against Wabash College.

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...

In the Locker Room with Andrew Fox

Samantha Dudzinski

February 17, 2012

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...

Sophomore Malisa Hoak hunts for the basket against Wooster.

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...

Junior Andrew Fox dribbles down the court in a game against Ohio Wesleyan.

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

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

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...

Poor Shooting, Missed Opportunities Doom Yeowomen

Chris Landers, Sports Editor

February 25, 2011

The women’s basketball team saw its season end in a frustrating fashion this past Wednesday, as it fell to the second-seeded Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, 67–60, in the quarterfinals of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. Senior guard Syrea Thomas paced the Yeowomen (8–18, 3–11 NCAC) with 28 points, including a four-of-eight effort from beyond the arc, but poor shooting and missed opportunities plagued the team all game and spoiled the upset bid. After a closely contested start, the Bishops caught fire from the field and went into halftime with a 35–20 lead. Oberlin showed its resilience in the second half, methodically chipping away at the lead and keeping OWU on its heels. After a 7–1...

With Sharp Shooting Skills, the Yeomen Continue Successful Season

Emily Perry, Staff Writer

December 11, 2009

The men’s basketball team is going to have an outstanding 2009–10 season. In the game on Tuesday night against Kalamazoo College, the team won by a 20-point margin – the largest differential since the 1991–92 season, in which Oberlin beat Earlham by 27 points, 83-56. This victory was not especially easy. Kalamazoo hit the court on fire and had a 14-2 lead four minutes into the game. The game was tied at halftime with a score of 36- 36, but the Yeomen pulled through to end the second half with a final score of 71-51. This was the third win for the Yeomen this season. Led by Head Coach Isaiah Cavaco, Oberlin had a shooting percentage of 70.6 percent — the highest of any team Cavaco has ever coached. It...

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