You can go home again After three years abroad in a journeyman collegiate career, Sasha Simic returns home to Canada as a key piece of the Marauders’ rotation
Jan23

You can go home again After three years abroad in a journeyman collegiate career, Sasha Simic returns home to Canada as a key piece of the Marauders’ rotation

Reviewing the box score following McMaster University’s men’s basketball team’s 90-76 victory over the Western Mustangs, one stat line stands out: 21 points, seven rebounds and one assist. It is safe to say that was a huge night for Kitchener native Sasha Simic. Simic first picked up a basketball at the age of six years old, but at the time it was just one of many sports the young athlete played. It wasn’t until Simic’s older brother...

Home court advantage After two straight wins, the women’s basketball team stuns the Brock Badgers 75-44 during Mac’s “Pack the House” event
Jan09

Home court advantage After two straight wins, the women’s basketball team stuns the Brock Badgers 75-44 during Mac’s “Pack the House” event

School may have officially started for McMaster University students on Jan. 4, but for the McMaster women’s basketball team, the second half of their regular season started on Dec. 30 with a win over the York University Lions. Since then the Marauders have remain undefeated, beating both the Windsor Lancers and the Brock Badgers. The team now sits at third place in the Ontario University Athletics West Division with an 8-4 overall...

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...