Topic: Basketball

Jennings becomes school’s all-time scoring leader

To avoid playing behind the eight-ball for the remainder of the season and fighting their way out of a hole to make the playoffs, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team needed at least one victory this past week. Making things more interesting was the lingering probability that senior Lee Jennings would pass Shayla Bell,…

Men’s hoops controls destiny for two-seed

When the Ohio Athletic Conference coaches preseason poll was released back in the first week of November, the John Carroll University men’s basketball team was tabbed as the favorite to win the conference for the third consecutive season. Wilmington University, who came into the Tony DeCarlo Varsity Center last March and won the 2010 conference…

Men’s hoops team splits two with conference foes

The John Carroll University men’s basketball team is coming off of a see-saw type of week, highlighted with a much-needed win against the University of Mount Union before dropping a close game at Ohio Northern University.  The Blue Streaks started the week with an impressive victory as they defeated the Mount Union Purple Raiders on…

Offense hot, defense falters for women’s basketball

The John Carroll women’s basketball team trudged through difficult terrain last week and came up empty after two games against opponents near the top of the Ohio Athletic Conference standings.  Despite fantastic efforts from senior Lee Jennings and freshman Missy Spahar, the Blue Streaks league-worst scoring defense was exploited for a combined 183 points in…

Women’s basketball riding rollercoaster of a season

After their best start in nearly two decades, the John Carroll University women’s basketball team has gone through a rollercoaster of a season.  The Blue Streaks currently are tied for sixth in the Ohio Athletic Conference at 5-5 and own an overall record of 10-7.   Perhaps the greatest up of the season came when the…

Men’s basketball just finds a way

After finishing with a record of 21 wins and seven losses last season, some thought this would be a rebuilding year of sorts for the John Carroll University men’s basketball team. The program lost Brian Dandrea, Rudy Kirbus, Tyler Kirsch and Chris Zajac to graduation and senior Tommy Lavelle left the team to pursue other…