The Oberlin Review

Men's basketball first-years Nile Godfrey (left), Spencer Seabaugh and Ryan Lockman

In The Locker Room with Nile Godfrey, Spencer Seabaugh and Ryan Lockman

October 30, 2015

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball first-years Ryan Lockman, Spencer Seabaugh and Nile Godfrey to discuss their most memorable basketball moments, NBA comparisons and expectations for the upcoming season. Interview by Randy Ollie Where are you from originally? Ryan Lockman: White Salmon, WA, 265 Northwest Washington Street, 98672. Spencer Seabaugh: Prairie Village, KS, right outside of Kansas City. Nile Godfrey: South Orange, NJ. What was your most memorable basketball moment ...

Senior captain Jesse Neugarten hits a layup against a defender from The College of Wooster last Saturday in Philips gym. The Yeomen concluded their season on Tuesday, finishing with an overall record of 10–16 and a conference record of 6–12.

Battling Bishops Knock Men’s Basketball Out of Playoffs

February 27, 2015

The men’s basketball team saw its season end in defeat when it fell 83–66 to the No. 1 team in the conference, the Ohio Wesleyan Battling Bishops, last Tuesday. The Yeomen had previously struggled against the Battling Bishops, falling 86–61 and 106–76 earlier in the season. Tuesday’s contest had the Yeomen struggling again, and though they played it close for much of the game, trailing the Bishops by three points late in the first half, the Bishops’ offensive surges kept the Yeomen at bay. ...

Sophomore guard Nate Cohen launches a shot against the visiting Hiram College Terriers last Saturday. Cohen scored a career-high 20 points in the game to help carry the Yeomen to a 83–58 victory.

Men’s Basketball Splits Pair Against Hiram, Ohio Wesleyan

February 20, 2015

The men’s basketball team split its last two games with a convincing 83–58 win over the visiting Hiram College Terriers last Saturday and a tough 106–76 loss against the Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops on Wednesday. Sophomore Nate Cohen spearheaded the Yeomen’s offense with a career-high 20 points and 5 assists against the Terriers. He attributed his sharpshooting to both recent training and his teammates’ adept off-the-ball movement. “I’ve been getting into the gym a bun...

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 ...

Nate Cohen (left) and Jack Poyle

In the Locker Room with Jack Poyle and Nate Cohen

December 5, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with men’s basketball players Jack Poyle and Nate Cohen, both sophomores, to discuss their breakout seasons, a new defense for the Yeomen and an upcoming trip to Los Angeles. How has the season been going so far? Jack Poyle: It’s been pretty good so far. We’ve gotten off to a good start, and I don’t think we have played nearly as well as we could have, but we are still 3–1. Nate Cohen: We’ve been winning, and we have not been playing well at all. But we are going ...

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...

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...

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....

Senior Geoff Simpson dribbles the ball against the Wabash College Little Giants. The Yeomen look to improve their 6-13 record in their final six regular season games.

Men’s Basketball Hopes to Finish Season Strong

February 7, 2014

Over Winter Term, the men’s basketball team picked up three wins, two of which came against conference foes, the Allegheny College gators, and most recently over the DePauw University Tigers, who entered Saturday’s game ranked 23rd in the nation. Breaking into the spring semester with a 6 – 13 overall record and 3 – 9 in North Coast Athletic Conference play, the Yeomen are focused on the NCAC conference tournament. Over Winter Term, the Yeomen had the opportunity to travel to Ithaca, NY,...

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