Grunts: AKA Student Assistants
The students that serve as assistant coaches are the grease that keeps the basketball team on the move
by Josh Burris
Caleb Jacobs comes to the gym an hour and a half before the start of every men’s home basketball game to make sure everything is ready. He checks the locker room to make sure the players’ jerseys are at the appropriate locker. During the game he sits on the bench with the team along with fellow assistant Sean Blackburn and chart each possession.
Some people work hard to ...
Seniors Lead Cedarville Over Ohio Valley
By Josh Burris
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets defeated the Ohio Valley Fighting Scots Saturday night 99-71 on senior night. All three Cedarville seniors played great games.
J.C. Faubion lead the team in scoring with 27 points and grabbed six rebounds. Justice Montgomery scored 14 points and added six assists. Easton Bazzoli scored 10 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and dished out eight assists.
Head coach Pat Estepp said the seniors have done a great job at impacting the culture of the team ...
Cedarville Comes Up Short Against Kentucky State
By Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets lost 89-84 to Kentucky State Thursday night. Head Coach Pat Estepp was not happy with the way his team performed.
“We took a giant step backwards tonight,” Estepp said.
Estepp said his team’s defensive deficiencies were the reason for the loss.
“Our defensive intensity was terrible in the first half,” Estepp said. “I didn’t think we defended with any heart. Unfortunately for us, the second half was even worse.”
Cedarville Winning Streak Snapped by Battlers
By Josh Burris
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets had their six-game winning streak snapped Saturday against Alderson Broaddus. The Battlers defeated the Jackets 71-61.
The Battlers took advantage of the Jackets’ cold start to the game and did not look back. Cedarville (11-12, 3-5 G-MAC) had four turnovers in their first 11 possessions, which lead to a 10-0 lead for the Battlers.
Cedarville head coach Pat Estepp said his team’s poor start cost them the game.
“We lost that game in the ...
Faubion Lifts Cedarville over Davis & Elkins
by Josh Burris
Cedarville defeated Davis & Elkins Thursday night 72-70 on a game-winning shot by J.C. Faubion.
Faubion made a midrange jump shot with 5.5 seconds left to break the tie with the Senators. Davis & Elkins got one more shot off before the final buzzer, but missed it.
Cedarville (11-11) lost their last four games to Davis & Elkins. The win extends their winning streak to six games and improved their conference record to 3-4.
Cedarville head coach Pat Estepp said he ...
Jackets Blow Out Malone
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets walloped the Malone Pioneers on Thursday night 76-51. Cedarville shot the ball exceptionally well, as they converted on 50 percent of their attempts.
Four players finished in double figures for the Yellow Jackets. Patrick Bain led the way with 19 points. Bain also led the team in rebounds with eight.
J.C. Faubion shot eight for 12 from the field and scored 17 points. The senior also dished out five assists. Kwenton Scott continued his stellar string of ...
Jackets Victorious over Central State
Cedarville defeated Central State Tuesday night 98-72 to extend their winning streak to three games.
Cedarville head coach Pat Estepp said a big key to their win streak is their defense.
“In our stretch when we lost seven games in a row we weren’t defending very well,” Estepp said. “We needed to become a team whose defense lead to their offense and I think that’s starting to be who we have been the last three games.”
The Jackets’ offense was at its best against the Maraud...
Cedarville Crushes Salem International
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets crushed the Salem International Tigers 89-61 on Thursday night. Cedarville shot 51 percent from the field, good for their third-best shooting performance of the season.
J.C. Faubion scored 17 points and pulled down 10 boards. The senior also distributed the ball well, dishing out seven assists. Kwenton Scott also contributed 17 points, all of which came in the second half.In addition, Scott grabbed seven rebounds in the contest.
Scott said the great ...
Jackets Ahead of Schedule
Coach Pat Estepp said he believes his men’s basketball team is further ahead in preseason than usual. He said there are two factors that contributed to the team’s preparation. The first was a successful team trip to Italy and the other was team bonding over the summer.
“Being over there (in Italy) and playing four games, getting to see everybody, and getting the team bonded a little early was huge for us,” Estepp said. “I think it really helped kickstart our preseason. We are ...
Jackets Top Wilberforce
Cedarville defeated Wilberforce Saturday night 77-69. This is Cedarville’s second straight win, and they also improved to 4-4 on the season.
Patrick Mitchell had a very impressive showing that led Wilberforce with 32 points and 13 rebounds. While Patrick Bain led Cedarville in scoring with 19 points and J.C. Faubion led Cedarville in rebounding with eight and pitched in 15 points of his own.
Coach Estepp had nothing but praise for Mitchell.
“Mitchell’s probably one of the ...