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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 ...

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 ...

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 Florida Southern

In the second and final game Cedarville men’s basketball played in the Sunshine State, the Yellow Jackets came away with a solid 82-73 win over Florida Southern. With the victory, the Jackets improved their regular season record to 7-4. Senior Isaiah Speelman paced the Yellow Jackets’ offense, finishing with a game-high 22 points on 7-11 shooting from the field, including 6-9 from behind-the-arc. Senior Branden Maughmer tallied 16 points and six rebounds and sophomore Jayvon Maughmer ...

Maughmer’s Late Shot Propels Comeback Win Over St. Leo

In Saturday’s matchup against St. Leo, Cedarville senior Branden Maughmer drilled a triple at the buzzer to force overtime and propel the Yellow Jackets to a thrilling 96-93 victory.  The Yellow Jacket’s victory came in their first match of the Florida Southern Classic, held at Florida Southern University, and improved their record to 6-4 Maughmer finished the night as the Jackets’ leading scorer with 21 points and grabbed six rebounds in his return to the lineup after missing two ...

Cedarville Men’s Basketball Falls Just Short Against Hillsdale

by Josh Decker The Yellow Jackets put together a hard-fought game against NABC No. 15 Hillsdale Saturday night, but came up just short against the Chargers, falling by a final score of 58-57. With the loss, Cedarville drops to 5-4 overall with a 3-1 record in G-MAC play. The game comes only two days after the Jackets put together a tremendous performance to stun conference rival Findlay with a 68-66 victory on the road. Cedarville was still without starting point guard Branden ...

Maughmer Lifts Yellow Jackets Over Ashland

by Josh Decker Cedarville men’s basketball put together a strong performance and earned their third straight victory Saturday afternoon with a 74-71 victory over G-MAC newcomer Ashland. The result improves the Yellow Jackets’ record this season to 4-3, including a strong 2-0 start in the G-MAC. Branden Maughmer erupted for 27 points while pulling in 10 rebounds. Maughmer finished the game with an extremely efficient 9-10 shooting from the field and has now had a 27 plus point ...

Cedarville Takes First Big Loss to No. 11 Ashland as Injuries Pile Up

by Abigail Hintz Cedarville faced their biggest test on Saturday afternoon taking on G-MAC opponent No. 11 Ashland, but were unable to make it happen, falling 79-52 in their first big loss of the season. The Lady Jackets are now 4-2 on the season and 1-1 in the G-MAC. The Jackets were led by senior Emily Chapman with 16 points and five rebounds. Sophomore Lydia Sweeney stepped up with 12 points and senior Allison Mader had a solid all-around performance with eight points and a team-high ...

High-Powered Offense Propels Jackets to Victory Over Southern Indiana

by Josh Decker Cedarville University men's basketball put together a strong performance and earned their second win in their home opener Monday night, defeating Southern Indiana by a score of 101-88. The result improves the Jackets overall record this year to 2-3 and wraps up a busy schedule this past week that saw Cedarville play three games in five days. “The biggest positive is the toughness we played with,” said head coach Pat Estepp. “I thought we really played hard on both ...