The women’s basketball team defeated La Sierra 73-71 in overtime Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court.
First year women’s basketball head coach Julie Shaw is stresses playing hard, tough, smart and enthusiastically. She said it is the only way she knows how to play and coach.
The men’s basketball team faced a tough loss for the seasons’ first home game against the El Salvador National Team, losing 78-77, Wednesday night.
Basketball season kicked off on Thursday night for the university as students and staff cheered on the men’s and women’s team at Moonlight Madness.
Senior guard Amanda Copas helped the women’s basketball team reach new heights of success this season. Copas led the Leopards to a .500 winning percentage and scored her 1,000th career point along the way.
In an unforgettable senior night game, the men’s basketball team rallied from 18 points down to defeat Cal Lutheran, 85-81, Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court.
Emotions and the score ran high for the Leopard seniors Monday, as the women’s basketball team beat Pomona- Pitzer on senior night, 111-69.
A valiant effort was not enough as the men’s basketball team suffered a tough road loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 76-68, Saturday at Ducey Gymnasium.
La Verne played a tight defensive game Saturday at Claremont Mudd-Scripps. The Leopards led the game by 14 points until the Athenas came back in the second half. La Verne’s defense stood strong and they held on for an 82-77 win.
Even with the stadium roaring — fans chanting, “I believe that we will win” — it was not enough momentum for the men’s basketball team to overcome Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, losing 73-67 Wednesday at Frantz Athletic Court.