Division I Transfer Starts Over, Serves Others
Starting over is hard to do, as Justice Montgomery would tell you.
A transfer athlete from American University, a Division I school, Montgomery has had to adjust to Cedarville this semester as a junior. According to himself, his coaches and his teammates, Montgomery brings not only talent to the men’s basketball team, but an unselfish spirit and a servant’s heart.
Montgomery has started over before, but that doesn’t make it any easier for him, he said. When he switched ...
New Zealand, New Zeal
When Cedarville basketball player Lane Vander Hulst found himself on the other side of the world talking to a big crowd, he said he was a bit nervous.
“It was the first time I really had to get up in front of everyone and share the gospel,” he said. “It’s really easy to do in your head, but once you’re looking at all those people looking at you, it’s kind of difficult.”
In the summer of 2013, Vander Hulst and teammate Marcus Reineke, in partnership with Athletes in Action, ...
Seniors Lead Cedarville in Senior Night Win
The seniors on the Cedarville men's basketball team gave the fans a performance to remember. On a frigid Thursday night, the Yellow Jackets used blistering three-point shooting and hustle to beat the Salem International Tigers, 103-72, in front of a crowd of 1,113.
This being the last home game of the regular season, seniors Jason Cuffee, Marcus Reineke, Leighton Smith, and Connor Scott were introduced before the game.
At the start, Cedarville jumped out to an early lead. Senior swing ...
Jackets Hold Off Senators
On Lil' Sibs' Weekend, the Yellow Jackets beat Davis & Elkins, 82-73, in front of a crowd of nearly 1,500 people.
The game started out at a fast pace. Both teams committed early turnovers, but their three-point shots were falling. The Senators grabbed several offensive rebounds and turned those into second-chance points. They also got open looks from behind the arc and cashed in on the opportunities. Seven minutes into the game, they led the Jackets 15-11.
Then Cedarville made ...
Cedarville Loses in Final Seconds
The Cedarville men's basketball team let a lead slip away as they fell at home to Alderson Broaddus, 76-74. The Jackets led the Battlers up until the closing seconds, when the visiting team tipped in a missed shot with six seconds left.
Cedarville came out of the gate aggressively in a full court press and fell back into a zone. Sophomore forward Easton Bazzoli had a great first half. He hit two early threes and drove to the rim. The Jackets were executing in the half court and running the ...
Cedarville Falls to Central State
On a crowded night in the Callan Athletic Center, Cedarville saw its three-game winning streak come to an end, losing to Central State University 95-85.
An entertaining half highlighted by blistering three-point shooting and numerous transition buckets saw Central State go into the locker room up one, 43-42. The two teams combined to go 15-30 from the field in the first half from three-point land. Central State’s leading scorer, Masceo Harmon, scored 25 in the first half on 10-13 shooting. ...
Second Half Surge Lifts Jackets
The Cedarville men’s basketball team scored 52 points in the second half to pull away from cross county rival Wilberforce in Thursday's 91-73 non-conference home victory.
The Yellow Jackets locked down defensively in the opening minutes, forcing a Wilberforce timeout less than two minutes into the game after a Cedarville jumped out to a 6-0 lead. The Jackets built the lead to as high as 13, but Wilberforce wouldn't go away easily. The Bulldogs kept the game in reach and stormed back ...
Offense Powers Jackets to Conference Win
The Cedarville men’s basketball team set a season-high in points scored in their 91-81 win over G-MAC opponent Ohio Valley Thursday night at the Callan Athletic Center.
On offense, it was a three man show for Cedarville in the first half. After giving up a deep three-pointer in the opening seconds and turning the ball over on their first two possessions, an Austin Pickett dunk off of a breakaway steal gave the Yellow Jackets a much needed burst of energy. They played the remainder of ...
Cedarville Fails to Defend Home Court Against Trojans
The Cedarville men’s basketball team could not contain the offense of Trevecca Nazarene, who emerged with a 91-79 victory over the Yellow Jackets at the Callan Athletic Center Jan. 17.
Both teams looked to push the tempo early on and they remained even for much of the first half. However, a 10-2 run by Trevecca late in the half gave them a lead they would never relinquish. They led 47-39 at halftime.
The Trojans opened the second half with another 10-2 run, stretching their lead to ...
Two Sports, One Goal
Connor Scott experienced a situation that most people can only dream of. In his last collegiate soccer game, the G-MAC championship, he scored a goal that became the difference in a 1-0 victory for the Cedarville men’s soccer team, winning the conference title.
“It was a surreal moment,” he said, “and it’s probably one of the best sports memories I’ll ever have.”
Five days later, Scott traded the grass for the hardwood, stepping into the gym to prepare for the upcoming ...