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Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Cavaliers look to hold off upstart Pacers

Ben Resnick, Staff Reporter

April 27, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in an unprecedented first round playoff battle against the Indiana Pacers, and it is going to take the entire team, not just small forward LeBron James, for the Cavs to take the series. After getting blown out at home in Game 1, the Cavs came out with vengeance in Game 2, a...

Cavaliers bounce back from loss

Jacob Rayyan, Staff Reporter

April 20, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rocky start to the 2018 NBA Playoffs, dropping the first game against the Indiana Pacers 98-80 in Quicken Loans Arena. The Pacers were in full control from the beginning, jumping out to a 33-14 lead at the end of the first quarter, effectively setting the tone for the rest o...

Spartans comeback falls short

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Leads are not always safe. History provides many famous examples. The ones that stick out the most include the 28-3 lead of the Atlanta Falcons in last year’s Super Bowl and the 3-1 series lead that the Golden State Warriors had over the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, all leads aren’t blown. The...

Women’s basketball ends season with a loss to Carnegie Mellon

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 2, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve women’s basketball team dropped their final game of the season to Carnegie Mellon University 71-55. The Spartans end their season with an overall record of 4-20, and a 1-13 record against University Athletic Association (UAA) opponents. A heated shootout started in the first...

Men’s basketball looks to close out season on the road

Men’s basketball looks to close out season on the road

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

February 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

The 2017-2018 season is almost over. The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team is looking to end the season on a high note. However, the team has to play its final three games on the road. This started with matchups against No. 2 Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) and University...

Women’s basketball swept by conference foes

Women’s basketball swept by conference foes

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team dropped games against Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) 99-61 and No. 11 University of Chicago 73-35. Although the Spartans seem to be amassing losses with their 1-12 University Athletic Association (UAA) record, the team is picking...

Women’s basketball drops two on Senior Night

Women’s basketball drops two on Senior Night

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team played their final two games at home in the Horsburgh Gymnasium this weekend, losing to No. 20 University of Rochester 81-49 and Emory University 73-62. The Rochester game started with both teams running fast tempo offenses. The Spartans...

Men’s basketball boxed out

Men’s basketball boxed out

Sanjay Annigeri, Sports Editor

February 16, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

When the clock read 0:00, the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team saw it all disappear. Their five-game win streak ended. Their 2017-2018 home schedule ended. The fourth-year star forward finished playing his final home game. Even with all the endings, there were many things to...

Double-double

Double-double

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Men's Basketball, Sports

Brandeis University and New York University (NYU) came into Adelbert Gymnasium with the fire of revenge burning inside of them. Instead of enjoying the sweet taste of revenge, they left with the bitter taste of defeat, all thanks to the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team. The Spartans...

Women’s basketball notches first UAA win over Throwback Weekend

Women’s basketball notches first UAA win over Throwback Weekend

David Chang, Staff Reporter

February 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

When the sun comes out on a cold winter day and the temperature rises above 20 degrees, everyone feels blessed that they don’t have to suffer walking through the freezing snow. Like the sun, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team busted out their bright yellow throwback Mather...

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