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Yellow Jackets Clipped in Overtime

by Tim Miller The Cedarville Yellow Jackets (6-5, 1-3 G-MAC) lost a tight affair to the Findlay Oilers on Saturday evening in overtime, 79-78. The men’s team lost in overtime right after the women’s team lost in double overtime to Findlay. Head coach Pat Estepp said that even though the loss is tough to swallow, he was very encouraged by the team’s performance against one of the top teams in the region. “I couldn’t be prouder of our guys,” Estepp said. “That’s a gut-wre...

Bain Reaches 1,000 Career Points as Cedarville Topples Trevecca

by Tim Miller Patrick Bain scored his 1,000th career point in the Cedarville Yellow Jackets (6-2, 1-0 G-MAC) conference opening win over the Trevecca Nazarene Trojans. Bain finished with 21 points, all of which came in the second half. Bain also added seven rebounds, five assists and two blocks. Bain said he’s humbled to play college basketball, and even more so to score 1,000 points. “It’s a good feeling,” Bain said. “I couldn’t have done it without my teammates constantly ...

Cedarville Blows Out Shawnee State in Testy Affair

by Tim Miller The Cedarville Yellow Jackets (5-2) blew out the Shawnee State Bears on Saturday night by a final count of 106-80. Cedarville shot 63 percent from the field and 69 percent from behind the 3-point line in the game. Junior forward Joey Morlan broke out for a career-high 20 points on 6-8 shooting from behind the arc. Morlan said ending his slow start to the season tonight will give him confidence going forward. “It was nice to see a couple go down tonight,” Morlan said. ...

Bain’s 20-point Second Half Charges Cedarville Past Ohio Christian

by Tim Miller Senior guard Patrick Bain broke out for 20 second-half points to help the Cedarville Yellow Jackets topple the Ohio Christian Trailblazers, 85-71 on Tuesday night. Bain finished with 22 points and 11 rebounds for his first double-double of the season. Head coach Pat Estepp wasn’t pleased with the Yellow Jackets’ performance tonight. “I thought Ohio Christian was more ready to play than us,” Estepp said. “We didn’t have a good enough intensity level and we ...

Cedarville Slips by Lake Superior State

by Tim Miller The Cedarville Yellow Jackets upset the Lake Superior State Lakers on Saturday evening, 83-78, to close out the Don Callan Classic. Cedarville swept their part of the tournament, going 2-0 to improve its record to 2-2. Senior guard Patrick Bain led the Yellow Jackets with 24 points, six assists and five rebounds on 9-14 shooting. Senior forward Robert Okoro added 12 points and four rebounds and junior guard Kwenton Scott had 12 points, all of which came in the first half. ...

CU Men’s Basketball to Rely on Chemistry

by Tim Miller The Cedarville University men’s basketball program features many new faces on this season’s roster. The team loses three seniors and the team’s third-highest scorer from a year ago in Dezhonetae Bennett. Cedarville welcomes seven new players to the roster, including two transfers. Yellow Jacket head coach Patrick Estepp said the roster turnover is a cause for concern. Replacing leadership from a year ago will be a colossal challenge to this season’s team. Junior guards ...

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.” J.C. ...

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 ...