After two terrible seasons with Byron Scott, it was only time for Laker fans to retaliate and see him get fired. Lucky for them, he did. But adding to the sweetness of this was the hiring of Luke Walton as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers organization.
A 20-year story that has been built with memories – the good and the bad – has finally come to an end. The last chapter of this story ended Wednesday on “Mamba Day” at Staples Center as Laker great Kobe Bryant waved goodbye to the sold out crowd and concluded with the words, “Mamba out.”
The women’s basketball team lost the last game of the season after a tough second half against the Redlands Bulldogs, 61-48, on senior night Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court.
The crowd was on its feet and the chants of “Defense” rang across Frantz Athletic Court Tuesday. Unfortunately the chants ended in sighs as the men’s basketball team’ season came to an end in a last second loss to the Redlands Bulldogs, 78-76.
La Verne senior center Emily Myers put up a layup with less than three minutes left in the first quarter, to reach the 1,000-point club in the 73-64 win against the Occidental Tigers Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court.
The men’s basketball team failed to execute its game plan, falling short to the Occidental Tigers, 74-70, Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court.
La Verne junior guard Khaneal Mason put up a layup with 2.3 seconds left in the second half, to give the men’s basketball team a 91-89 win over Whittier Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court, to snap a three-game losing streak.
The women’s basketball team could not keep up in the second half as it fell, 52-38, to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Athenas Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court.
La Verne junior guard Hakim Arnold made a last-minute 3-pointer to give the men’s basketball team a 68-67 victory over Pacific University Sunday at Frantz Athletic Court.
The men and women’s basketball teams have high hopes for the upcoming 2015-2016 season. The teams have set goals for their new season and hope to correct some of their mistakes from last year.