Joseph Smeltzer

Men’s basketball pulls off a shocker at St. Vincent

Jackets beat Bearcats, 73-68, in overtime

After 40 minutes, overtime was necessary to determine a winner between Waynesburg University and St. Vincent last night.  Although the teams were even on the scoreboard, the Bearcats [9-6, 4-2] seemed to have the edge. The already shorthanded Yellow Jackets [3-12, 3-3] had lost 6’10 center Isaiah Alonzo after he succumbed to foul trouble in … Continue reading

Men’s basketball stages second straight comeback in win over W&J

Jackets turn 14-point deficit into 15-point win

On the surface, Saturday’s men’s basketball game against Washington & Jefferson was a classic “tale of two halves” style of contest.   After 20 minutes, the Presidents [8-6, 3-3] were in command, holding a 47-33 lead. In the second half, however, Waynesburg [2-12, 2-3] dominated, outscoring its I-79 rival 52-23 to pull away with an 85-70 … Continue reading

Strong defensive performance not enough for Jackets in close loss to Penn State Behrend

Waynesburg now 0-12, back in conference play Saturday

Monday night’s game against Penn State Behrend was the closest the Waynesburg University men’s basketball team has come to getting a win in the Tim Fusina era.  Unfortunately, the Yellow Jackets [0-12] are still searching for that first victory, as a gritty effort ended in a 62-57 loss.  It was the first time this season … Continue reading

Jackets rocked by Muskingum, 95-48

Waynesburg now 0-10

Although Monday’s game against Westminster ended in another defeat, Waynesburg University head basketball coach Tim Fusina was pleased with his team’s effort. The Yellow Jackets lost and fell to 0-9 on the season, but hung in there with one of the best teams in the Presidents’ Athletic Conference in the 85-74 setback. The same could … Continue reading

O’Hara goes off against former team, Jackets fall to Westminster

Waynesburg now 0-9, 0-3 in conference

Dylan O’Hara’s last appearance at Waynesburg University as a Westminster Titan was far different from his first.  After spending his freshman year of college with the Yellow Jackets, O’Hara transferred to Westminster, where he was ineligible for the 2016-17 season due to NCAA regulations. The next year, O’Hara returned to the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse, but … Continue reading

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