When life is bigger than the game

With basketball career cut short, Waynesburg freshman learning to adjust

It was a Wednesday over winter break. Waynesburg women’s basketball had just lost a non-conference game to Allegheny College. Freshman Zoie Smith was the second leading scorer with 18 points, continuing an impressive start to her rookie year. Little did she know, the game would be her last.  Within the previous week, Zoie’s sister, Zia, … Continue reading

Jackets beat Bethany for the third time, advance in PAC tournament

Women to face Westminster next

Two minutes into the fourth quarter of Monday night’s first round Presidents’ Athletic Conference tournament game against Bethany, Waynesburg coach Sam Jones had to take a timeout. Everything was fine on the scoreboard. The Yellow Jackets led by eight. The problem was, just a minute earlier, the Jackets had their hands on Bethany’s throat, and … Continue reading

Waynesburg-Bethany III: Jackets to take on Bison for third time this season, second time since Saturday

Jackets swept regular season series with Bethany

Waynesburg University coach Sam Jones has never had to prepare for the same team twice in a little more than 48 hours. Well, there’s a first time for everything. On Saturday afternoon, the Yellow Jackets [7-18, 6-10] hosted Bethany, knowing that they’d see the Bison [6-19, 5-11] Monday night in the first round of the … Continue reading

Preview: Home-court, strong finish the stories leading into Saturday’s regular-season finale

Jackets host Bethany with a home game Monday night at stake

This Saturday, the women’s basketball team will be taking on the Bethany Bison in its final game of the season, with a strong possibility of hosting them again in the playoffs. Both teams come into this game with a 6-18 overall record and a 5-10 conference record, and when they played earlier this season, they … Continue reading

Jackets flip switch, take care of Thiel

Big nights from Fuller, Orlosky propel 79-58 win

GREENVILLE, PA– The women’s basketball team did what it needed to do and completed a season sweep over winless Thiel Wednesday night. This game, however, looked much different than the first.  Waynesburg [5-10, 6-18] had just a three-point lead at the half, but was able to run away with the second half on its way … Continue reading

After transferring, DeLaney makes the most of senior season.

Alli DeLaney anticipated a typical college experience; four years at an institution and then graduation. Her plan didn’t go as expected, however. DeLaney transferred from Division II Notre Dame College to Waynesburg University after her junior year. DeLaney was unsatisfied with her time at Notre Dame, and decided to enter the transfer portal. Within two … Continue reading

Kollar, Bearcats too much for Waynesburg

Women's team drops shootout to PAC leaders

WAYNESBURG, PA– After a strong showing on the road earlier in the season, the women’s basketball team  (5-18, 4-10) was looking to upset PAC leaders St. Vincent (17-6, 13-1) during Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference matchup at the Rudy Marisa Fieldhouse. However, St. Vincent’s Madison Kollar scored a career high 41 points to lead the Lady Bearcats … Continue reading