The Observer

Spartans four game win streak snapped

Spartans four game win streak snapped

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 7, 2018


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

After opening the season 4-0, the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team suffered their first loss of the season against Ohio Northern University, 71-57. Ohio Northern started hot in the first quarter, making four of seven threes while the Spartans failed to make any shots, miss...

Women’s basketball starts strong, Hillary Hellmann breaks record

Women’s basketball starts strong, Hillary Hellmann breaks record

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball started the season 4-0, winning against Allegheny College and Chatham University in the Greg Richards Tournament, topping Denison University 91-84 in overtime and defeating John Carroll University 79-65. With the addition of graduate student forwar...

Fifth-year basketball player returns after season long injury

Fifth-year basketball player returns after season long injury

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

Kara Hageman is a graduate student and forward on the Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team. She retained a year of athletic eligibility due to a year-long injury in her fourth year but is back with a passion to succeed. She graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering and is c...

Men’s basketball wins Bill Sudeck Tournament

Men’s basketball wins Bill Sudeck Tournament

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team dominated the competition at home to win the Bill Sudeck Tournament, defeating Franciscan University of Steubenville, 78-48, on Friday, Nov. 16 and Washington College, 70-66, the day after. However, the team recently faced its first setback of the season...

Men’s basketball looks to improve on last season

Men’s basketball looks to improve on last season

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team looks to build on its progress from last year. The team finished the 2017-2018 campaign with a 12-13 record. CWRU averaged 75 points per game and hit an average of 9.5 three pointers per game. The team will return nine of last year’s pl...

Third-year basketball player grows with experience

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 16, 2018


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

Monty Khela is a third-year guard on the men’s basketball team. He is a biology major who plans on attending medical school to become a doctor. Additionally, he is a research assistant and a teaching assistant. In his free time, he likes to work out and watch Marvel movies. What is your favorite ...

Life’s imperfections are what make it great

Life’s imperfections are what make it great

Nicholas Kamlet, Staff Reporter

November 9, 2018


Filed under Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Alicia Marie Gonzales is a third-year guard on the women’s basketball team. She has played basketball since the first grade and has continued to better herself at the sport despite suffering injuries. Off the court, she is an active member in Phi Mu, Theta Tau and the American Society of Civil Engi...

The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

The Cavaliers are in NBA purgatory

Andrew Ford, Sports Editor

November 2, 2018


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

For the second time in the last eight years, the Cleveland Cavaliers are left picking up the pieces after the departure of superstar LeBron James. The team made the NBA Finals every year for the last four years and won their first championship with James. Now, management has the impossible task of deci...

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...

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