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Men’s basketball is ready for season

Men's basketball is ready for season
As the men’s basketball team drills technique, junior Erick Becker and senior Vince Bauer defend against freshman Weston Newell as he attempts to make a pass. The team is going through two-a-day practices with one practice in the morning before classes and another in the afternoon. The Leopards will play the Afghanistan National Team at 7 p.m. Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court. The Leopards will... 

Woodland’s career has just begun

Woodland’s career has just begun
Trevor Woodland, who plays forward and guard, finished his senior year with an average of 16.4 points per game. On Feb. 15 against Redlands, he recorded his 1,000th career point and finished his career with 1,049 points. He was picked for the All-SCIAC Second Team in 2011 and 2012. / photo by Cameron Barr Shelby Nelson Staff Writer With more than 1,000 career points and three great seasons of basketball,... 

Seniors celebrate blowout victory

Seniors celebrate blowout victory
Raphaelle Buenafe blows past her defender, Caltech sophomore guard Tiffany Huang. The Leopards destroyed the Beavers, 90-36. The Leopards finished the season with a 8-17 overrall record and a 6-8 Southern California Intercollegiate Conference record. The game served as senior night for the two seniors, Buenafe and Chantal Crouzet. / photo by Zachary Horton Daniel Hargis Staff Writer Seniors Chantal... 

Men beat Caltech on senior night

Men beat Caltech on senior night
Caltech guard Michael Edwards attempts to block La Verne guard Jake Vieth. The Leopards won 69-52. The Leopards closed out the regular season Tuesday against Whitter with a loss. / photo by Warren Bessant Shelby Nelson Staff Writer The Leopards played their final home game Saturday and came out with a win over Caltech, 69-52. The Leopards who finished the season with a record of 6-18 and 3-10 Southern... 

Leopards stay hot beyond the arc

Leopards stay hot beyond the arc
Pomona-Pitzer freshman guard Caroline Zaia collides with La Verne freshman guard Riki Muraki during the women’s basketball game at Frantz Athletic Court on Saturday. The Leopards mauled the Sagehens 113-61, while sophomore guard Kelly Kika scored a La Verne record of nine 3-pointers, breaking the former record of eight that was held by her assistant coach, Lindsey Shiomi. / photo by Warren Bessant Shelby... 

Men’s basketball drops another to Sagehens

Men’s basketball drops another to Sagehens
During the second half of Saturday’s game, senior point guard John Leggett tries to claw the ball away from Sagehen guard R.J. Maki. The Leopards had a 61-57 lead in the second half until the Sagehens caught fire and hit 17 shots in a row. The final score ended up with the Sagehens winning over the Leopards, 74-63. La Verne is currently riding a six game losing streak. / photo by Cameron Barr Alex... 

Leos tear apart Eagles twice in a week

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The Leopards smashed the American Sports University Fighting Eagles Wednesday night with an astonishing finish of 101-67. The team had spent the last six games away from Frantz Athletic Court, and came back with force, giving fans something to talk about. “It feels great to be home with our friends, family, and fans,” head coach Richard Reed said. “It’s nice to get... 

LV picked apart by physical Hawks

LV picked apart by physical Hawks
Leopard forward Tyne McClure drives past Jermani Stewart toward the basket during the first half against San Diego Christian. McClure put up 11 points for La Verne, but the Hawks finished off the Leopards in the second half with a final score of 80-64. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The women’s basketball team kept the game close against the San Diego Christian Hawks Monday,... 

Extra year of experience will help men’s basketball

Alyssa Cole Staff Writer The men’s basketball team is preparing for a great 2011-2012 Southern California Intercolle­giate Athletic Conference season. With the return of the teams starting lineup and the new addition of strong fresh talent, the Leopards have high hopes for an outstanding season. “Our first goal is every single day we practice, we want to make sure that we are improving as individuals,”... 

Wildcats escape Leos’ grasp, 75-72

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The banged up Leopard women’s basketball team made their first appearance at Frantz Athletic Court of the 2011-2012 season in a 75-72 loss to NAIA Linfield, dropping their second game in three days on Nov. 21. After a lopsided 90-50 defeat at Vanguard Nov. 19, the fatigued Leopards faced an obstacle in Linfield, which was led by senior guard Gretchen Owens. “Honestly... 
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