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La Verne wins with 3-point buzzer-beater

La Verne wins with 3-point buzzer-beater
La Verne junior point guard Khaneal Mason makes a fast break layup helping to cut the Leopards deficit to 67-65 in the second half. The Leopards defeated the Boxers, 68-67, with a three-point buzzer beater by junior guard Hakim Arnold Sunday at Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Nanor Zinzalian Jolene Nacapuy Editor in Chief La Verne junior guard Hakim Arnold made a last-minute 3-pointer to give the... 

Hoops teams prepare for 2015-2016 season

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. Men’s head coach Richard Reed hopes to improve in three areas this season. First to improve on last year’s finish and their ranking in conference, second is to get in the top four of conference, and lastly... 

Leopards kick off basketball season

Clad in their superhero themed shirts, women’s basketball team members sophomore Kayla Chism, senior Shannon Irwin and freshman Emily Chan prepare to play a basketball relay against the men’s team at Moonlight Madness Oct. 22 in the Athletic Pavilion. / photo by Terrence Lewis Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer Students filled the stands of the Athletics Pavilion as the La Verne basketball teams kicked... 

Leo Hoops swishes back in action

Leo Hoops swishes back in action
Sophomore Rocky Haddad defends freshman Luis Herrera as he goes up for a shot during Leo Hoops tryouts Monday at Frantz Athletic Court. Leo Hoops, La Verne’s basketball club, founded by junior Adam Plax, held tryouts this week to expand the team for the new school year. The club is planning on updating its roster Monday. / photo by Ben Camacho Alexandra de Leon Staff Writer La Verne’s basketball... 

Leo Hoops splits team in final game

Lauren Crumbaker Staff Writer The Leo Hoops League hosted its last game of the year, an intrasquad game with the team split into black and white squads. “We clearly had two very different teams,” said Adam Plax, Leo Hoops president and founder. “It was really a game of match-ups.” Team White dominated Team Black, 57-35, Wednesday at Frantz Athletic Court. During the first quarter, the two... 

Commentary: NBA transparency initiative swishes into action

<i>Commentary</i>: NBA transparency initiative swishes into action
Jolene Nacapuy, Sports Editor The NBA announced Feb. 27 that it will have a new transparency initiative relating to its officiating program, which started March 2 and will continue throughout the 2015 NBA playoffs. The league will provide play-by-play reports and a video in regards to all calls and non-calls that happen in the last two minutes of a game and the entire overtime period. Calls include... 

Stags spoil Leopards’ senior night

Stags spoil Leopards' senior night
La Verne freshman guard Connor Head fights his way between Claremont-Mudd-Scripps guards senior Taylor Gaffaney and junior Jack Earley, during senior night Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards gave up the game 95-55. / photo by Michelle Leon Jolene Nacapuy Sports Editor The men’s basketball team faced a tough loss in its last game of the season to the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Stags Tuesday... 

Basketball falls short to Redlands

Basketball falls short to Redlands
Junior center Emily Myers attempts to gain possession of the ball with three minutes remaining in Saturday’s game against Redlands at Frantz Athletic Court. Rushing to the ball, Myers blocks freshman forward Reyna Ta’Amu and sophomore forward Nina Newman. Although Myers finished with a team-high 28 points, the Leopards fell short to the Bulldogs, 64-61./ photo by Jerri White Melissa Gasia Staff... 

Leopards send Bulldogs to pound

Leopards send Bulldogs to pound
La Verne freshman guard Victor Costa attempts to drive past Redlands senior guard Connor Griffin and freshman center Blake O’Brien in the second half of Saturday’s game. The Leopards pounced into the lead with 40 seconds remaining in the game to defeat the Bulldogs, 59-58, at Frantz Athletic Court to break their two game losing streak. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Lauren Crumbaker Staff Writer The... 

Kingsmen put Leopards in check

Kingsmen put Leopards in check
La Verne sophomore guard Khaneal Mason attempts a layup against Cal Lutheran junior guard Lanaki Apele late in the second half Tuesday. The Leopards were within three, but were defeated by the Kingsmen, 71–64./ photo by Daniel Torres Sierra Dasher Staff Writer The men’s basketball team suffered a tough loss, 71-64, against Cal Lutheran Tuesday at Frantz Athletic Court. La Verne started the game... 
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