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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... 

Leos pounce past Pomona-Pitzer

Leos pounce past Pomona-Pitzer
La Verne freshman forward Kayla Chism drives to the basket past Pomona-Pitzer sophomore guard Hayley Pienton and freshman forward Cassandra Palmer in the second half Saturday. The Leopards had a nine point lead heading into the half and kept it throughout the game and plucked the Sagehens, 68-62, at Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Jolene Nacapuy Hal Hargrave Staff Writer A large lead for the La Verne... 

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... 
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