Cedarville Men’s Basketball 43 results

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Yellow Jackets Surge Past Ohio Dominican on Senior Day

By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team used a late push to escape with a 70-64 victory over Ohio Dominican on Saturday afternoon. The game marked the final home contest of the season for the Jackets as seniors Conner TenHove, Quinton Green, Branden Maughmer, Isaiah Speelman, and Kollin Van Horn were honored before tip-off. Appropriately, Cedarville’s veteran players stepped up to propel the Jackets to the win. “It’s tough to put into words what this class has meant ...

Jackets Grind Out Victory Over Wilberforce

  By Josh Decker The Cedarville men’s basketball team recovered from a sluggish first half to pull away for an 83-62 win against non-conference opponent Wilberforce Saturday night. The Yellow Jackets improve to 14-10 overall on the season with the victory. In a choppy game that ended with 45 total fouls called between the two teams, senior Quinton Green paced the Cedarville offense, finishing the night with 27 points, including going 16-19 from the free-throw line. Senior ...

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 ...