The Oberlin Review

Yeowomen Fall in Season Opener to Baldwin Wallace

Yeowomen Fall in Season Opener to Baldwin Wallace

November 18, 2016

Women’s basketball endured a tough loss in its season opener, falling 70–41 to the Baldwin Wallace University Yellow Jackets Tuesday. This disappointing start was somewhat of a letdown after the Yeowomen’s highest preseason ranking ever, sitting at fourth place in the North Coast Athletic Conference coaches’ poll. The squad was particularly disappointed in the loss given that Oberlin earned a tight win last year over Baldwin Wallace, squeezing by at 63–61 in one of the “closest matche...

Despite Tough End, Future Bright for Women’s Basketball

Despite Tough End, Future Bright for Women’s Basketball

February 27, 2015

The women’s basketball team saw its record-breaking season come to an end last Tuesday when the Yeowomen fell to the visiting Ohio Wesleyan University Battling Bishops by a score of 75–58. A raucous crowd of 456 was in attendance to witness the Yeowomen’s first home playoff game since 1990. The Yeowomen hung tough with the Battling Bishops for over half the game, as junior Lindsey Bernhardt tied the game at 39 points with 17:53 to go in the second half with a three-pointer. It was all Bis...

Marquette Leads Women’s Basketball to OT Win

Marquette Leads Women’s Basketball to OT Win

February 20, 2015

The women’s basketball team added to its record-breaking season last Saturday when it came from behind to beat the visiting Hiram College Terriers 76–72 in overtime. The win pushed the team’s overall record to 14–9 and its North Coast Athletic Conference record to 10–4, making it their best NCAC record ever. The Yeowomen began the game slowly, trailing by five at halftime, but they rode a 17-point second half by senior forward Christina Marquette to tie the game and eventually win in ...

Women’s Basketball Rallies Late Over Gators

Women’s Basketball Rallies Late Over Gators

February 13, 2015

The women’s basketball team withstood a second-half surge by the Denison University Big Red last Wednesday, getting 14 points from senior forward Christina Marquette and junior guard Lindsey Bernhardt in the extra period to win 62–54. Marquette and Bernhardt combined for 34 points in the victory, which included a combined 6–11 from three-point territory. Marquette closed the game one rebound shy of a double-double, while Bernhardt chipped in four assists. The Yeowomen dominated the majority...

Yeowomen Upended by Nationally Ranked Tigers

Yeowomen Upended by Nationally Ranked Tigers

February 6, 2015

The women’s basketball team could not muster the momentum to push past the nationally ranked DePauw University Tigers last Saturday, falling by more than 20 points with a final score of 73–52. The opening minutes appeared promising for the Yeowomen, as junior guard Lindsey Bernhardt sunk a three-point shot to pull ahead 15–12, but the Tigers quickly replied with a 20–2 run of their own. Oberlin would claw its way back to within nine points at halftime, but the Yeowomen’s hopes for a co...

Yeowomen Come Up Short to Penguins

Yeowomen Come Up Short to Penguins

December 12, 2014

The women’s basketball team could not keep up with the undefeated Division I Youngstown State University last Saturday when the Penguins trampled the Yeowomen by almost 50 points, ending in a final score of 92–43. Despite the tough loss, senior captain Christina Marquette managed to set the all-time school record for rebounds. “We started off well. I think we actually scored the first basket of the game, so we were beating them for a couple seconds,” said Marquette. “Offensively, we w...

Bernhardt Shines Despite Loss

Bernhardt Shines Despite Loss

December 5, 2014

The women’s basketball team defeated the Thiel College Tomcats at home by a score of 74–46 on Monday, Nov. 24. Senior Christina Marquette and junior Lindsey Bernhardt led the team with a combined 44 points. The win pushed the Yeowomen’s record to 3–2 and helped them bounce back from their 63–43 loss to the Trine University Thunder on Saturday, Nov. 22. The Yeowomen started slow against the Tomcats, scoring just seven points in the game’s first seven and a half minutes, but they put thei...

Jenkins Preaches Defense to Young Squad

Jenkins Preaches Defense to Young Squad

November 21, 2014

The women’s basketball team opened its season last weekend, winning its first game over the Hartwick University Hawks and falling in its second to the Johnson & Wales University Wildcats. The games came on the road at the Swarthmore College Tip-Off Tournament. The win over the Hawks was particularly notable, as the Hawks are coming off of a very successful season last year. The Yeowomen faced little resistance and showed little rust in the game, however, breezing their way to an emphatic 66–4...

In the Locker Room with Christina Marquette and Lindsey Bernhardt

In the Locker Room with Christina Marquette and Lindsey Bernhardt

November 14, 2014

This week, the Review sat down with women’s basketball players and housemates senior Christina Marquette and junior Lindsey Bernhardt to discuss their season kickoff, their hopes for the 2014–2015 season and spending Winter Term on campus. How has the preseason been going so far? Lindsey Bernhardt: It’s been going well so far. The freshmen have really stepped up and played a nice role on our team, and we are looking good this year. Christina Marquette: I think that we look pretty good. We ...

Abusive Coaches Cross Line

Sarah Orbuch, Sports Editor

March 14, 2014

Filed under Recent Stories, SPORTS, Sports Editorials & Features

We’ve all had that coach: the one who makes you do extra laps after practice, unnecessarily blows the whistle and makes you wake up at the crack of dawn to foster “mental toughness.” It’s the coaches’ jobs to be tough on their players, make them work harder and push them past their limits. Given the job description, it can be difficult to determine how much pressure is too much. Every player takes criticism differently. For some, being told that they are underperforming can be motivation to work harder, while for others it can be emotionally damaging. Athletes are always told to toughen up, work under pressure and constantly improve. But there is a fine line between constructive criticism and emotional abuse....

Yeowomen Upended by Bishops in Season Finale

Yeowomen Upended by Bishops in Season Finale

February 28, 2014

In the coming months, Philips gym will be a lot quieter without the noise of cheering basketball fans. The Yeowomen ended their season Tuesday night after a tough fight against Ohio Wesleyan University in the first round of the North Coast Athletic Conference tournament. The loss to OWU came after two hard fought battles against Ohio Wesleyan and Wittenberg University in the final leg of their regular conference season. Oberlin entered their final regular season game against the Wittenberg Tigers...

Yeowomen Remain Confident Despite Injuries

Michaela Puterbaugh

February 7, 2014

Filed under Basketball, SPORTS

The women’s basketball team had one of their best games of the season last Saturday as they maintained a close game with the number one ranked team in Division III, the DePauw University Tigers. Though they fell 67–62, the Yeowomen fought hard the entire game and trailed by only three points late in the second half. “I couldn’t have been any more proud of them,” said Head Coach Kerry Jenkins. “That’s the best game they’ve played in about three years.” Jenkins said he hadn’t expected such a close game and advised his players to “be able to live with your result” before the game. The Yeowomen’s record sits at 8–12 for the season, with the team struggling to overcome injuries as of late....

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