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Dean’s Unique Path as Basketball Player and Rapper Leads Him to Cedarville

By Josh Decker For Tytist Dean, the journey to Cedarville has been full of surprising turns. An MBA student and a member of the Cedarville men’s basketball team, Dean transferred this year after playing three years for NCAA Division I Liberty University. But basketball is only part of the story for Dean. Off the court, the St. Paul, Minnesota, native also produces Christian rap music. “I’ve been involved with music my whole life,” Dean said. “But when I was 17, I started ...

Men’s Basketball Season Recap: Yellow Jackets Reach NCAA II Tournament

By Josh Decker The Cedarville Yellow Jackets capped off a historic 2021-2022 season with an impressive postseason run that ended only after Cedarville fell to rival Hillsdale in the first round of the NCAA Division II Tournament. Entering the year, the Jackets, who returned with a fully reloaded roster from last year, were picked fifth in the Great Midwest Athletic Conference in the Preseason Coaches’ Poll. It was a slow start, however, with losses to then-ranked No. 6 in the country ...

Yellow Jackets’ Historic Season Ends in First Round of NCAA Division II Tournament

By Josh Decker The 2021-2022 season came to a close Friday afternoon for No. 6 seeded Cedarville men’s basketball with a 68-61 loss to No. 3 Hillsdale in the first round of the NCAA Division II tournament. The Midwest regional matchup featured two conference rivals who were meeting for the fourth time this season, with the Jackets emerging victorious in the most recent contest 68-66 to stun the Chargers in the G-MAC conference tournament last Friday night. Senior Branden Maughmer ...

Cedarville Earns First-Ever Bid to NCAA Division II Tournament

By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team has earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament for the first time in school history. “I am grateful to God for this opportunity and thrilled for our program,” head coach Pat Estepp said. “This group has put in the hard work and sacrifice to get to this point and they have a lot to be proud of.” The 64-team field is divided into eight regions, with 23 spots determined by conference tournament ...

Yellow Jackets Come Up Short in G-MAC Championship

By Josh Decker No. 6 seed Cedarville fell just short of a G-MAC conference championship for the second consecutive year on Saturday afternoon, dropping a 76-62 result to No. 1 Walsh. Branden Maughmer and Kollin Van Horn each scored 12 points in the contest for the Yellow Jackets and Quinton Green chipped in 10. The Jackets’ offense was stagnant in the game and Cedarville was unable to contain the Cavaliers’ offense, which shot nearly 60 percent overall from the field. Cedarville kept ...

Maughmer’s Last-Second Shot Propels Yellow Jackets to G-MAC Championship

By Josh Decker The No. 6 seed Cedarville Yellow Jackets pulled off an impressive 68-66 upset to stun No. 2 Hillsdale in a G-MAC semifinal matchup Friday night. The victory sends Cedarville, 19-11 overall and 14-8 in conference play,  to the G-MAC championship for the second straight year and marks the first time the Jackets have ever defeated Hillsdale. With Cedarville and Hillsdale tied at 66-66 and only five seconds left on the clock, senior Branden Maughmer perfectly timed a steal off ...

Cedarville Men’s Basketball Advances with Victory Over Ashland

By Josh Decker No. 6 seed Cedarville battled to an impressive 70-55 win over No. 3 Ashland in a first-round G-MAC tournament matchup. The victory also marks head coach Pat Estepp’s 250th career win. The Yellow Jackets move on in the G-MAC tournament to face off against rival and No. 2 seed Hillsdale in a semifinal matchup on Friday, March 5th. Game-time is scheduled for 7:30 P.M. on the campus of Walsh University as Cedarville looks to advance to the conference championship for the ...

Yellow Jackets Surge Past Ohio Dominican on Senior Day

By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team used a late push to escape with a 70-64 victory over Ohio Dominican on Saturday afternoon. The game marked the final home contest of the season for the Jackets as seniors Conner TenHove, Quinton Green, Branden Maughmer, Isaiah Speelman, and Kollin Van Horn were honored before tip-off. Appropriately, Cedarville’s veteran players stepped up to propel the Jackets to the win. “It’s tough to put into words what this class has meant ...

Jackets Grind Out Victory Over Wilberforce

  By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team recovered from a sluggish first half to pull away for an 83-62 win against non-conference opponent Wilberforce Saturday night. The Yellow Jackets improve to 14-10 overall on the season with the victory. In a choppy game that ended with 45 total fouls called between the two teams, senior Quinton Green paced the Cedarville offense, finishing the night with 27 points, including going 16-19 from the free-throw line. Senior ...

Jackets Drop Tight Contest Against Lake Erie

By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team saw its three-game win streak snapped Monday night after falling to Lake Erie 86-83. The Jackets are now 13-9 overall and 9-6 in G-MAC play. The Jackets’ defense failed to contain Lake Erie’s shooters as the visitors exploited the defensive breakdowns all night long. Cedarville’s struggles on the court also extended to the free-throw line, where the Jackets ended the game a miserable 13-21. Branden Maughmer led the way offensively, ...