Focusing on the details With a 6-2 record and a four-game winning streak, the Marauders look to fine-tune their game ahead of their biggest challenge of the season
Nov30

Focusing on the details With a 6-2 record and a four-game winning streak, the Marauders look to fine-tune their game ahead of their biggest challenge of the season

By: Andrew Sarkis The McMaster women’s basketball team has not looked back since their Oct. 26 opening-night victory, compiling an overall record of 6-2 since then. The Marauders are currently riding a four-game winning streak and have outscored their opponents by an average of 22 points over that span. The team’s most recent victory came on the road on Nov. 24, which turned out to be an up-and-down matchup against the Brock Badgers....

Taking charge Fourth-year point guard David McCulloch continues to grow as a leader and adjusts to a greater role under coach Tatham
Nov30

Taking charge Fourth-year point guard David McCulloch continues to grow as a leader and adjusts to a greater role under coach Tatham

By: Ryan Tse A glance at the score for McMaster’s Nov. 24 matchup against the Brock Badgers shows a 96-87 loss, a familiar result for a struggling team that owns a 1-7 record so far this season. It was yet another close loss, albeit to a strong undefeated Brock side. A closer look at the box score reveals another familiar result: point guard David McCulloch again led the team with 35 minutes played out of a possible 40 minutes. The...

Losing and learning The men’s basketball team was able to keep up in Toronto, but continue to fall short when it matters the most
Nov16

Losing and learning The men’s basketball team was able to keep up in Toronto, but continue to fall short when it matters the most

The men’s basketball team was down in Toronto last weekend for some regular season action, facing off against the Ryerson Rams and University of Toronto’s Varsity Blues. The season started off with a strong win over Guelph, but the Marauders arrived at their weekend in Toronto with a different mindset after back-to-back games to the York Lions and Queen’s Gaels. “The guys came in with a lot of confidence today,” said head coach...

Feisty and focused A year removed from a bronze medal finish, the women’s basketball team looks to return to form with a newer and younger roster
Nov02

Feisty and focused A year removed from a bronze medal finish, the women’s basketball team looks to return to form with a newer and younger roster

By: Andrew Sarkis With last year in the rear-view mirror, the McMaster women’s basketball team have turned a new page, beginning the 2017-2018 season with an opening night 71-60 win over the Guelph Gryphons. In what was a foul-filled game, the Marauders ultimately came out on top, thanks in part to a team-leading 15-point performance from guard Hilary Hanaka. It was evident both teams had to shake off a bit of rust during the...

The Tatham takeover Meet head coach Patrick Tatham
Oct05

The Tatham takeover Meet head coach Patrick Tatham

Basketball started early this year for the men’s team as they saw some preseason non-conference action during the Marauders’ homecoming festivities. These games offered an opportunity for the Marauders to debut several new players along with the Marauders’ brand new head coach Patrick Tatham. Coach Tatham arrived in Hamilton early this May and has been working hard behind the scenes ever since. “I always said if I was going to leave...

Support on and off the court At the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, the women’s basketball team once again gathered to show support for their coach and countless others affected by cancer
Oct05

Support on and off the court At the annual CIBC Run for the Cure, the women’s basketball team once again gathered to show support for their coach and countless others affected by cancer

By: Griffin Marsh Sometimes the events of life are larger and more important than any sports result and our sporting communities take these as opportunities to show support and care for one another. For the McMaster women’s basketball team, the CIBC Run for the Cure, held on Oct. 1 this year, has come to represent something more than their basketball and university lives. It now represents family, community and strength. This story...