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Yellow Jackets fall to nationally ranked Hillsdale in conference opener

By: Alan Brads The Cedarville men’s basketball team faltered at home for the first time on Thursday, December 1, in their conference opener. The undefeated Hillsdale Chargers entered Callan Athletic Center with a perfect 7-0 record, and a stellar performance from their bench carried the nationally ranked squad to their eighth straight victory by a margin of 72-60. Cedarville dominated the first few minutes of the game before fatigue set in and players came flying off the bench. ...

Cedarville overcomes turnovers to blow out Wilberforce, win 98-73

By: Julia Swain In a game riddled with turnovers and a poor three-point percentage, the Cedarville Men’s Basketball team prevailed with a 98-73 win over the winless Wilberforce University.  Despite missing their first 10 three-pointers, and finishing 5-20 (25 percent) overall, the Yellow Jackets found success in other areas of the floor, finishing with 50 points in the paint. The Bulldogs, however, had a hard time recovering from their 25 turnovers.  Head coach Pat Estepp ...

Cedarville’s Tough Defense Paves the Way for Season-Opening Win

By: Alan Brads It was a dream night for any team starting their basketball season. The Cedarville men’s basketball team obliterated the Truman State Bulldogs in their season opener on November 11. Intense, fiery defense coupled with an explosive offensive performance from junior Grant Whisman carried the Yellow Jackets to a 79-51 victory. Cedarville’s defense suffocated Truman State’s offense from the opening tip, snuffing out scoring chances through blocks and steals. The ...

Moonlight Madness: Yellow Jacket Basketball is Back!

By: Maggie Fipps “It comes but once a year on a foggy night in October,” the announcer rumbled in an ominous tone. The gymnasium quivered in excitement as Cedarville students readied themselves for the biggest show in town. Well, let’s be honest, the only show in town on a Friday night in the middle of October. Students holding candy apples and dressed in Halloween costumes from the Alt Night earlier gathered for the beginning of the Cedarville men's and women's basketball season.&n...

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 ...