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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... 

Defense lifts Stags past Leopards

Daniel Hargis Associate Sports Editor The defense of the Stags was too much for the Leopards as they fell 56-48 in front of a crowd of 461 at Ted Ducey Gymnasium at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. With eight seconds remaining, another shot hit the rim and bounced harmlessly away from the hoop, another good look that did not go the Leopards way on a night in which La Verne finished 18-54 from the... 

Valiant effort by La Verne ends in close loss as Carrillo hits milestone

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer In a game that saw Emily Carrillo reach a milestone, the Leopards were not able to hold off Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Saturday at Ducey Gymnasium, falling 71-66. Despite senior guard Ashley Paul scoring first, and ULV leading at half, 39-37; it was a battle to the finish and not an easy win for Claremont. “La Verne is one of the most dangerous teams in league,” said... 

Leopard women beat Cal Lutheran with last second rebound

Leopard women beat Cal Lutheran with last second rebound
La Verne point gaurd Raphaelle Buenafe dribbles toward Maya Sotelo in the first half in the Leopards’ 58-55 win over Cal Lutheran on Saturday. This was La Verne’s fifth win at home, and second in a row. The Leopards were led by senior forward Emily Carrillo with 15 points. / photo by Allison Lavelle   Daniel Hargis Staff Writer In a game that was close throughout, with neither team gaining an... 

Men’s basketball drops to third place with Occidental loss

Cheryl Regan Staff Writer The men’s basketball team’s three-game winning streak came to an end Wednesday night against a hot Occidental team, by a score of 61-49. The Leopards came into this game with three big wins against Pomona-Pitzer, Caltech, and Cal Lutheran. La Verne started the game in a three-way tie for first place with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Redlands. Occidental came into the game... 
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