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Women’s basketball on a four-game winning streak as conference play heats up

Alicia Marie Gonzales, dribbles the ball up the court against Juanita College, who CWRU beat 70-46 after a rough first quarter

David Chang, Staff Reporter

January 17, 2020

Over winter break, the Case Western Reserve University split games in the M-Club Tournament, which was highlighted by a 70-46 win against Juniata College. After dropping a game to John Carroll University, the Spartans have since gone on a four-game win-streak, which has included a triple-overtime vict...

After a strong holiday season showing, men’s basketball enters conference play

Michael Volkening drives the ball up the court during the 2019 HoopMIA Holiday Shootout in Miami

Nathan Lesch, Director of Print

January 17, 2020

While most students were finishing their exams or heading home, during winter break, members of the Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team were hustling for loose balls, setting screens and driving to the basket. The team secured three wins and one loss since the end of finals in mid-...

Cavs vs. Nets: A firsthand experience

Matthew Dellavedova drives the ball up the court during the Cavaliers game.

Ishan Kulkarni, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

In a game that went down to the wire, the Cleveland Cavaliers fell to the Brooklyn Nets 108-106. The Cavaliers were coming off a close home upset six-point win against the Portland Trail Blazers. The Cavaliers were sitting in fourth place in the Central Division with a 5-11 record, while the Nets wer...

Women’s basketball team starts season with a young team

Women’s basketball team starts season with a young team

David Chang, Staff Reporter

December 6, 2019

A young Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team has experienced an up-and-down start to their season. They beat Waynesburg University 96-79. The team split games at the M-Club Tournament in Alliance, Ohio, dropping the first game against 6th-ranked Hope College 80-43, then dominating ...

Cavaliers continue re-building effort

Ishan Kulkarni, Contributing Reporter

November 15, 2019

With a new October comes a new season of Cleveland Cavaliers basketball. Over the summer, the Cavaliers further emphasized the rebuild of the ongoing roster by picking up key rookies. With the fifth overall pick, the Cavaliers selected sharpshooting guard Darius Garland from Vanderbilt. They then adde...

NBA caught up in Cantonese storm

David Chang, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

To Ohio basketball fans, clips of LeBron jersey burnings seem a thing of the past, but this time his jerseys are being burned outside the U.S. Two weeks ago, the General Manager of the Houston Rockets Daryl Morey, in a now deleted tweet, expressed support for the recent Hong Kong protests, with an im...

National basketball team in shambles?

David Chang, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

Australia surprised the sports world by defeating the U.S. men’s basketball team for the first time ever, snapping the U.S. team’s 78 game winning streak. Prior to this loss, the U.S.’s most recent loss happened against Greece at the 2006 FIBA World Championship. Australian point guard Patty Mi...

Ohio man has perfect bracket through first two rounds

March Madness brackets are a ritual for many. Above is just one of the many brackets that have been created this year.

Emily Young, Copy Editor

March 29, 2019

Every year, March Madness rocks the nation with torrents of busted brackets, crushing dreams and ruining sports enthusiasts’ chances of winning their office betting pool. This year was particularly brutal, with only top-seeded teams making it to the Sweet 16. The lowest seeded team to make it to the S...

Two women’s basketball legends celebrated on Senior Day

Fourth-year forward Hillary Hellmann completed the final game of her collegiate career on Saturday, Feb. 23 against CMU. Hellmann finished her collegiate career as the second all-time leading scorer in program history with 1593 career points.

David Chang, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University women’s basketball team played their final game of the season on Saturday, Feb. 23, topping Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) 69-52. The game also served as the team’s Senior Day, where graduating students were recognized for their contributions to the team. Stud...

Men’s basketball loses season finale in overtime

Third-year guard Monty Khela forced overtime with a clutch three pointer with one second remaining in regulation. The Spartans were outscored 15-9 in overtime to end their final game with a loss, finishing the season with a 9-16 overall record.

Sanjay Annigeri, Staff Reporter

March 1, 2019

The Case Western Reserve University men’s basketball team ended their season with another close loss, 97-91, to University Athletic Association (UAA) rival Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) on Saturday, Feb. 23 at home. The team battled hard throughout the game, forcing overtime on a buzzer-beating...

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