Cedarville Men’s Basketball Drops Opener Against Ohio Valley
by Joshua Decker
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets opened their 2020-2021 season with a 102-95 home loss to Ohio Valley University. Both teams went on runs throughout the game, but Ohio Valley emerged victorious after fending off a late Cedarville comeback attempt.
The matchup was highly anticipated following Cedarville’s first couple games of the year being postponed after multiple COVID-19 positive tests within the program.
Cedarville was without four key returning players for the game. ...
Huffman Hits 1,000 Career Points in Cedarville Win Over Findlay
by Abigail Hintz
The Cedarville women's basketball team got a big win over the University of Findlay in their home opener, 91-75. It was a memorable one for senior Ashlyn Huffman, who hit 1,000 career points. She led the team across the board with 25 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Cedarville put forth a solid shooting effort, going 29-33 from the free throw line, 10-29 in 3-pointers and 25-57 in field goals. They had five players in double-digits, Huffman with 25, junior Allison ...
Yellow Jackets Confident Ahead of New Season
by Josh Decker
Coming off of a successful 2019-2020 regular season that saw the Yellow Jackets’ season end with an early exit in the G-MAC conference tournament, the Cedarville men’s basketball team is focused on improving and looking forward to the 2020-2021 campaign, especially with all of the uncertainty surrounding the season with COVID-19.
Cedarville came away with 18 wins last year and an overall record of 18-11. A solid 13-5 conference record was good enough to secure fourth ...
Redendo Goes Through Unique Transfer Process Amidst COVID-19
by Josh Decker
The preseason is underway for Cedarville men’s basketball, and with the new season comes new faces. Among those joining the Yellow Jackets this year is junior transfer Brandon Redendo.
The 6-foot-1-inch guard from Stormville, New York spent his first two years of college basketball at the New York Institute of Technology. In March, he entered the transfer portal and began to look for a new school.
“I entered the portal and just, a lot of different schools reached out ...
Cedars Basketball Awards
Here is the list of seven awards given by the Cedars sports staff to honor the most significant players on Cedarville’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. Each award is given to the most deserving player, with one award handed out. Players from both the men’s and women’s rosters were selected as finalists, with one winner for each award, other than the All-Cedarville First Team.
All-Cedarville First Team
Five most outstanding players on either team
Selection 1: Branden Maughmer ...
Buzzer-Beater Stifles Cedarville’s 20-Point Comeback
by Tim Miller
"It's the lesson that everybody talks about and you always hate to learn. It's not the first shot that beats you, it's the second one."
That's what head coach Pat Estepp said after the Cedarville Yellow Jackets (17-10, 12-5 G-MAC) suffered a heartbreaking loss to Findlay, falling 77-75 on Wednesday night. While the Yellow Jackets fought back from a 20-point deficit to cut the lead to zero, a Findlay buzzer-beater ended up counting after being reviewed, which handed the Yellow ...
Yellow Jackets Upset No. 22 Walsh to Gain Ground in G-MAC
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets avenged their Jan. 11 30-point loss to Walsh on Saturday evening, delivering an upset win to the Cavaliers to the tune of 74-64. Though the Yellow Jackets suffered a slow start and No. 22 Walsh enjoyed a furious finish, the bulk of the game was dominated by Cedarville.
"That loss at Walsh kinda turned our season around," head coach Pat Estepp said after tonight's win. "It woke us up and made us realize we weren't as tough as we thought we were ...
Cedarville Pulls Away from Malone to Keep G-MAC Ceiling Tight
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets outsniped the Malone Pioneers in the second half on their way to a seventh-straight victory on Thursday evening, winning 74-58. Cedarville shot 67.7% from the field while Malone made just 33.3% of its shots in the second half.
Sophomore guard Branden Maughmer scored 19 points to lead Cedarville. He also added four rebounds, four steals, and two assists. Sophomore center Kollin Van Horn accumulated 15 points on 7-11 shooting. Sophom...
Cedarville Picks Up Another Win over Wilberforce
by Tim Miller
The Cedarville Yellow Jackets probably didn't need an entire week to prepare for Wilberforce. That's about all that can be said.
The Yellow Jackets improved to 14-8 (9-3 G-MAC) in their 98-51 demolition of non-conference Wilberforce on Saturday night. The win was Cedarville's sixth in a row, as the Yellow Jackets are getting hot at the right time and prepare to move up in the conference.
Sophomore forward Isaiah Speelman led the Yellow Jackets with 20 points. Senior ...
Inside the Lives of Assistant Basketball Coaches
By Abigail Hintz
The 2019-20 basketball season is in full swing, and that brings a lot of busyness to the lives of those involved in the program. The teams’ assistant coaches keep the teams running smoothly, by taking parts of the head coaches’ jobs off their plates so they can focus on the big picture.
Patrick Bain came to his assistant coaching job at Cedarville after having an outstanding career playing for head men’s basketball coach Pat Estepp from 2014- 18. He joined the ...