Special Season Continues: Cedarville Makes History, Division II Tournament
On Sunday, Cedarville’s women’s basketball team received an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II tournament for the first time in the school’s history.
Head coach Kirk Martin said he was pleased with how the season has played out.
“It’s just been a real enjoyable season, and it’s one that you look back upon,” he said, “and there are just special seasons that fall that way for reasons that you can’t figure out, and this is certainly one of them.”
The Yellow Jackets ...
Senior Leads Lady Jackets to Final Regular Season Win
In her last regular season home game, senior guard Raegan Ryan led the 22nd-ranked Cedarville women's basketball team against Ursuline in a 71-58 win.
Ryan scored 25 points, including 10 in the first half, where she also grabbed six rebounds. The two teams played a close first half, with Cedarville leading the Arrows after 20 minutes of play, 27-21. The Jackets shot 30 percent from the field.
In the second half, Ryan handled the ball well, and scored 15 points. The team followed suit ...
Lady Jackets Cruise Past Winless Tigers
For the first time in program history, a nationally ranked Cedarville women’s basketball team hosted a home game. Placed 25th in the USA Today Division II women’s poll, the Jackets handily defeated Salem International University, 71-49.
Cedarville leapt out to a 13-2 lead in the first five minutes and never looked back. The Tigers, winless on the season, only had one player on the bench, and trailed, 34-17, at the half.
The Lady Jackets were not as dominant in the paint as they have ...
Lady Jackets Win 11 in a Row, Defeat Senators
On Saturday of Lil' Sibs' Weekend, the Lady Jackets defeated Davis & Elkins, 75-58.
The Senators measured up with the Lady Jackets more so than previous teams in terms of how they approached the game. They shared the basketball, and didn’t panic when they gave up baskets in bunches. The Senators, a team with a talented frontcourt, were able to post up and score in the paint.
Both teams were poised in terms of execution, and play was at a gridlock most of the first half. Before ...
Zero to 100 Really Quickly: Lady Jackets Make it 10 Straight in Win No. 20
Coaches, cheerleaders, players, and fans all wore the same color Thursday evening, and the Lady Jackets were “tickled pink” as they crossed the century mark for the first time this season in their 101-72 win over the Alderson Broaddus Battlers. It was the Jackets' tenth win in a row, who stand at 20-2 as they seek their first ever spot in USA Today’s Division II Top 25 poll.
Alderson Broaddus tried to surprise the Lady Jackets with an up-tempo pressing defense, but the first half was ...
Nine in a Row: Lady Jackets Roll On
The Cedarville Lady Jackets used a strong second half to pull away from conference rival Central State University and win their ninth straight game, 89-62.
The Marauders provided an early challenge for a team that had won its previous three games by an average of 39 points. The game started off with a fast tempo, and neither team was able to build much of a lead. Cedarville’s three-point shot was not falling down. The Jackets made their first three ten minutes into the first half.
Lady Jackets Extend Winning Streak to Eight Games
The Cedarville University women's basketball team hosted the Wilberforce University Bulldogs Thursday night. The Lady Jackets entered the game on a seven game win streak, hoping to crack the USA Today top 25 poll for Division II.
Cedarville took care of business in their quest for the top 25, winning 85-40. They did not make many mistakes in this game. Senior guard Raegan Ryan slashed into the paint to score a tough left-handed lay-up to start things off. The Lady Jackets would go on to ...
Lady Jackets Win Big Against Ohio Valley
The Cedarville women's basketball team easily handled the visiting Ohio Valley Fighting Scots Thursday night, cruising to an 80-40 victory.
The Lady Jackets jumped out to a quick lead in a home contest against the Scots. The two teams traded baskets with Cedarville maintaining a slight lead. With about ten minutes left in the first half, Cedarville broke the game wide open and didn’t look back.
They initially struggled with the Scots' full court pressure, but once the Jackets figured ...
Lady Jackets Win Fifth Straight
The Cedarville women's basketball team hosted Trevecca Nazarene University Saturday afternoon and came away with a 69-59 victory. Sophomore power forward Kayla Linkous led the way with her third straight double-double as the Jackets continued their winning ways.
The Lady Jackets held the Trojans to just eight points in the first 10 minutes, but after being stymied offensively, the visiting team started knocking down threes, cutting the lead down to make it 19-17.
The score never got ...
Cedarville Crushes Ohio Christian
Coming off of a week-long break, the Lady Jackets showed no signs of rust as they stormed out of the gate and never looked back, rolling over Ohio Christian University 78-43.
Cedarville scored the game’s first 17 points. The Trailblazers were scoreless until a pair of free throws 6:32 into the game got them on the scoreboard. The two teams played evenly after that, and the Jackets went into the half up 39-22.
Senior Raegan Ryan attributed the fast start to being well rested, and she ...