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Moonlight Madness introduces hoops squads

Hal Hargrave Staff Writer Hakim Arnold, sophomore kinesiology major, stole the show in the traditional slam dunk contest in front of a crowd of more than 500 at Frantz Athletic Court for the annual Moonlight Madness basketball kickoff event Oct. 16. “Moonlight Madness is held every year and is an opportunity for the fans to come out and see who’s on both the men’s and women’s... 

Commentary: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete

<i>Commentary</i>: NBA gives new meaning to the student athlete
Julian Mininsohn, Sports Editor Now that the college basketball season has ended it is time for decisions. The top college basketball prospects around the nation decide if they want to take their talents to the NBA. Many have already declared and many more will. This year’s draft will be full of freshmen, including Kansas guard Andrew Wiggens and center Joel Embiid, as well as Duke forward Jabari... 

Panthers strike at LV senior night

Panthers strike at LV senior night
Chapman center Ivory Hallstein reaches to defend a pass by senior forward Teresa Fatai halfway through the first half. The game was tied 9-9, but the Leopards lost 59-41 in their final game of the season. With the loss, the Leopards did not qualify for playoff contention. / photo by Amanda Nieto The women’s basketball team ended its season after suffering a 59-41 loss to Chapman Saturday at Frantz... 

Leopards fall short to Panthers on senior night

Leopards fall short to Panthers on senior night
La Verne freshman guard Khaneal Mason moves the ball toward Chapman’s basket during the first half Saturday”s game, defended by Chapman guards Taylor Hamasaki and Garrett James. Chapman won, 68-65, on La Verne”s senior night. / photo by Helen Arase Karleigh Neff LV Life Editor The men’s basketball team ended its season Saturday night, losing to Chapman 68-65 in the last seconds of the game... 

Sagehens end LV playoff hopes

Sagehens end LV playoff hopes
Senior guard Ronn See rushes the basket in the beginning of the second half over sophomore forward Gibson Farone-Collins of Pomona Pitzer. The Leopards lost the game, 65-59, ending any chance of making the playoffs. The Leopards will be finishing their season Saturday. / photo by Jessica Harsen Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The men’s basketball team suffered a 65-59 loss to Pomona-Pitzer Wednesday... 

Women’s basketball held in check by Regals

Women’s basketball held in check by Regals
La Verne sophomore Jasmine Bush attempts to defend the basket against Cal Lutheran freshman Jessica Salottolo during Saturday’s game at Frantz Athletic Court. The game ended in a 63-47 loss for the Leopards putting La Verne on a two game losing streak. / photo by Stephanie Ball Jolene Nacapuy Assistant Sports Editor The women’s basketball team lost to the Cal Lutheran Regals, 63-47, Saturday at... 

Leopards on four game win streak

Leopards on four game win streak
La Verne senior guard Ronn See closes out to lock down Cal Lutheran senior guard Michael Palmer during the first half of La Verne’s 80-76 overtime win on Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. See finished the game with 14 points and 11 assists coupled with zero turnovers. / photo by Daniel Hargis Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The men’s basketball team earned an overtime victory defeating Cal Lutheran,... 

Women’s basketball earns OT win

Women’s basketball earns OT win
Senior guard Kay Hurd drives in to try a shot as she is defended by La Sierra junior guard Victoria Lowe in the second half of the game Tuesday night. The Leopards’ 73-71 overtime victory against the Golden Eagles left the women with a 3-2 record on the season. / photo by Ryan Gann Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor The women’s basketball team defeated La Sierra 73-71 in overtime Saturday at Frantz... 

Shaw ready to score at La Verne

Shaw ready to score at La Verne
Julie Shaw is in her first year as the head coach of the women’s basketball team. Previously Shaw was the assistant coach at Gonzaga in Spokane, Wash. She coached La Verne to a 68-65 win over Willamette Nov. 15 in her first game as head coach. / photo by Stephanie Ball Julian Mininsohn Sports Editor Julie Shaw blows her whistle commencing the start to the women’s basketball team’s practice. The... 

Basketball loses close game in home opener

Basketball loses close game in home opener
Senior point guard Alonzo Young attempts a layup against El Salvador’s James Valladares in the second half of the men’s basketball game Wednesday. The Leopards went on to lose to the El Salvador National Team, 78-77, after rallying from a 15-point deficit in the second half. / photo by Ryan Gann Jolene Nacapuy Staff Writer The men’s basketball team faced a tough loss for the seasons’ first... 
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