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Hoops League swishes into action

Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The Leo Hoops League dribbled into action for the first time Nov. 21 in a tournament held by Cal State Northridge. The team played in four games throughout the weekend, defeating Cal State Northridge, but fell to San Luis Obispo and Santa Clara twice. They came in fifth out of eight teams in the tournament. This tournament was the first club tournament that CSUN held. “We... 

Leopards win first game of season

Leopards win first game of season
La Verne junior center Emily Myers attempts a shot while being covered by Bethesda senior guard Lisette Longmo and junior forward Karina Ortiz Nov. 22 at Frantz Athletic Court. Although Bethesda had a significant height advantage, the Leopards doused the Flames for their first win of the season, 60-53. La Verne lost to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 65-62, Wednesday. / photo by Daniel Torres  Read More →

Men’s basketball shoots way into new season

Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor It may be a new year and a new season for the La Verne men’s basketball team, but with the same goals to succeed, the Leopards hope to make this season one worth remembering. The Leopards ended last season with an overall record of 10-15 and 7-9 in the Southern California Intercollegiate Conference. “Last season was a good preview of... 

Leopards dribble into new season

Leopards dribble into new season
Head coach Julie Shaw attempts to block freshman guard Brianna Bishop, as the women’s basketball team practices at Frantz Athletic Court Nov. 13, before traveling to Newburg, Oregon, to play Linfield. The Leopards were clawed by the Wildcats, 97-68, at Ted Wilson Gymnasium. / photo by Michael Saakyan Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor It is the best time of the year for the... 

Hoops League ballin’ its way toward LV

Hoops League ballin’ its way toward LV
Sophomore Adam Plax is president and founder of the Leo Hoops League, a basketball club, which will start playing in February. The team will participate in an exhibition tournament at Cal State Northridge Nov. 22-23./ photo by Kaung Myat Tun Annabel Secaida Staff Writer Starting in February 2015, Leo Hoops League will come to the University of La Verne as a semester long basketball league for any undergraduate... 

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... 
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