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ULV dethrones Kingsmen, 85-81

ULV dethrones Kingsmen, 85-81
La Verne sophomore guard Jourdan Simmonds drives past Cal Lutheran freshman guard Dan Wade on Saturday. After trailing by as many as 18 points, the Leopards clawed their way back to beat the Kingsmen, 85-81. Simmonds played valiantly on senior night; of his 17 points, he scored the team’s last nine, including a game-tying three, and another three that delivered the lead and the win for the Leopards.... 

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 111-69

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 111-69
During the first half, Pomona-Pitzer freshman Juliah Shay Kim tries to steal the ball from La Verne senior Amanda Copas. Copas is a three-year letter winner who earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors in 2011-12. The Leopards beat the Sagehens, 111-69, Monday, but failed to make the SCIAC Tournament. / photo by Stephanie Ball Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Emotions and the score ran high for the Leopard seniors... 

Men’s basketball rally falls short

Men’s basketball rally falls short
La Verne’s Vince Bauer sinks the first points over Kevin Sullivan of Claremont-Mudd-Scripps early in the first quarter Saturday. Bauer finished with six points and three rebounds, but the Leopards fell 76-68 to the Stags. / photo by Christopher Mora Julian Mininsohn Staff Writer A valiant effort was not enough as the men’s basketball team suffered a tough road loss to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 76-68,... 

Defense helps Leopards hold off charging Athenas

Defense helps Leopards hold off charging Athenas
Senior center Tyne McClure attacks the basket with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps forward Mara Falahee defending her. McClure finished with 12 points, four rebounds, four steals and one assist. / photo by Zachary Horton Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer 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.... 

Leopards lose close one to CMS, 73-67

With six minutes left in the second half, La Verne senior guard Ronn See lays up the ball past Claremont-Mudd-Scripps forward Kevin Sullivan for two of his six points Wednesday. The men’s basketball team hosted CMS at Frantz Athletic Court for the Leopards’ first home game in conference play and lost, 73-67. / photo by Hunter Cole Alex Forbess Editorial Director Even with the stadium roaring —... 

Missionaries get good position on Leopards

Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer The women’s basketball team opened up the season with a 70-55 loss to Whitman Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. “This is a pretty new team this year,” junior forward/guard Lindsey Foster said. “We are still trying to work things out as far as chemistry and how we play.” Whitman’s junior guard Tiffani Traver set the tone early on in the game with a three pointer... 

Men’s basketball slams Afghan national team

Danielle Hunt Staff Writer The men’s basketball team finished its final preseason test Saturday night with a 73-53 win over the Afghanistan national team in front of a home crowd at Frantz Athletic Court. “We are a really strong team this year with our strength in numbers and unselfish playing style,” head coach Richard Reed said. “We are a great team family and we set aside our personal issues... 

Women’s basketball sets expectations high

Women's basketball sets expectations high
Head coach Matt Rogers preps his team for last week’s game against Cal State Fullerton. The Leopards fell to the Titans, 91-51. The first home game of the season is Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. against the Whitman Missionaries. The Leopards finished last season with a 6-8 record in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and an 8- 17 overall record. / photo by Katherine Careaga Taylor... 

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,... 
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