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Leopards drop early lead to Afghans

Leopards drop early lead to Afghans
La Verne senior forward Jonathon Bastos narrowly outreaches fellow Leopard guard Jeremy Lay and Afghanistan National Basketball player Mostafa Asefi for the rebound on Saturday in Frantz Athletic Court. The Afghani team narrowly defeated the Leopards 63-61 after trailing in the first half 35-24. The Afghanistan National Team, coached by Mamo Rafiq, is comprised of first generation Americans born to... 

Moonlight Madness kicks off season

Moonlight Madness kicks off season
Men’s basketball team members Ronn See, Tyler Hoyt and Trevor Woodland congratulate one another on their victory in the three-point shot contest against the women’s basketball team. The contest was part of Moonlight Madness at Frantz Athletic Court on Saturday to kick off the 2011-2012 men’s and women’s basketball seasons. / photo by Candice Salazar Christian Orozco Staff Writer The roars of... 

Leos shoot intramural hoops

Leos shoot intramural hoops
Freshmen Clarissa Rose, Kelby Scharman and Niall Harrison warm up before their big game of intramural basketball on the Frantz Athletic Court. The intramural basketball tournament ran Sept. 20, 22, 27 and 28. The champion was the team, Menace to Society. Sign-ups for intramural sports can be found in the Office of Student Life./ photo by Brittney Slater-Shew  Read More →

Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long

Spectacular senior Ashley Paul says so long
No stranger to athletics, senior Ashley Paul’s love for basketball began in the fourth grade. In addition to being a Second Team All-SCIAC selection in basketball, Paul is also a three-time First Team All-SCIAC honoree in softball. She was a member of both the Leopard softball and basketball teams that both clinched tournament titles in 2008. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Daniel Hargis Associate... 

Emily Carrillo leads women’s basketball team on, off court

Emily Carrillo leads women's basketball team on, off court
Emily Carrillo decided to play a fifth year for the women’s basketball team while beginning her graduate work in the teaching credential program here at La Verne. In her final season, she reached the 1,000-point mark, regaining her status as one of the top SCIAC players. She scored 12 points in her final game. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Erica Lynn Lares Staff Writer Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Emily... 

Napolitano, Woodland earn All-SCIAC basketball honors

Napolitano, Woodland earn All-SCIAC basketball honors
Junior Austin Napolitano earned 2010-2011 First Team All-SCIAC honors for his play as a forward for the men’s basketball team. Averaging 12.4 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, he is the first player to earn this honor in the past five seasons. / photo by Allison Lavelle Krista Franceschini Staff Writer Juniors Austin Napolitano and Trevor Woodland earned La Verne the respect it was looking for as... 

Women face tough loss to size, experience

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor Youth and size converged in a heartbreaking 52-45 loss for La Verne against Occidental in a SCIAC tournament semifinal at Occidental last Friday. With four players seeing time that tower at 6’0” or more for the Tigers and six of 10 players seeing time for La Verne being underclassmen, the Leopards faced adversity from the opening tip. “Experience and depth.... 

Leopards lose game but not hope

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Although the season came to a close with the loss, there is reason to be optimistic about what the future holds for the Leopards in the years to come. The men’s basketball team lost in the semifinals of the 2011 Southern California Intercolleg­iate Ath­letic Conference postseason tournament to Clare­mont-Mudd-Scripps, 68-62. The loss also marks the programs first... 

Leopards advance to SCIAC women’s basketball tournament

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer To earn a postseason berth, the women’s basketball team needed all four quarters plus overtime to defeat Redlands, 78-77, on a game winning layup by senior forward Emily Carrillo. Head coach Matt Rogers used a solid game plan and a lot of Leopards to take down the Bulldogs in the season finale. Similar to its entire season, which was hampered by injury and adversity,... 

La Verne brings too little, too late

La Verne brings too little, too late
ULV sophomore Vince Bauer sinks a basket against the Redlands Bulldogs in a 57-46 defeat Tuesday. The Leopards ended the season with an overall record of 13-12. They will play in the SCIAC semi-finals at 7:30 p.m. today in Claremont against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. / photo by Warren Bessant Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The Leopards celebrated senior night for their lone senior Mychal Thomas on... 
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