PHOTO GALLERY: Cedarville University’s tradition, “Moonlight Madness”, celebrated the beginning of basketball season Sat. Nov 5.
Junior Vincenzo Morrone kicks off the night with a skit on how not to play basketball. Morrone led the crowd in scolding the four players involved when each of them broke a rule of basketball.
“You don’t do that!” The crowd joins the players in scolding their teammate.
CU Women’s Basketball assistants take the court.
Sophomore Kelly Poole triumphantly displays the Printy and Lawlor trophies from their victory at the Gridiron Classic earlier that night. Poole, #14, plays guard position for the women’s basketball team.
Junior Taylor Buckley, #20, forward position.
Senior Christina McQueen, #21 on the CU women’s basketball team, high-fives her teammates as the women’s team opens the Moonlight Madness showcase.
The Lady Jackets play the first scrimmage of the night.
The student turnout was one that Coach Estepp says he hopes to see at every basketball game.
The Lady Jackets toss out free t-shirts to the most enthusiastic crowd participants.
Students shamelessly dance for a chance to win a free t-shirt.
The CU Men’s Basketball assistants take the court.
Coach Estepp (middle) with assistant coaches Nick Fox and Brandon Sok, and daughter, Merynn.
Junior Evan Kraatz, #10, guard position, displays his true team pride.
The men’s basketball team open the second half of the night with a scrimmage.
Moonlight Madness also gives the cheerleaders a chance to showcase what they have in store for this season.
Friends of Junior tennis player Jonathan Class try to get him picked for a shooting challenge. The challenge involved one member from each basketball team and a student chosen from the crowd.
Senior Easton Bazzoli gives it his all during the dunking challenge, the night’s closing event.
Judges rate each of the three contestant’s dunking performance.
Junior Dazhonetae (Tae) Bennett performs the final dunk, an impressive slam dunk while jumping over a partner, bringing the night to a close.