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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... 

Men’s basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74

Men's basketball winning streak ends; Leopards fall, 85-74
La Verne’s starting center Alex Wolpe goes up for the bucket against Chapman’s Ben Ricard in the first half of their matchup Wednesday night. The Leopards roared out of the locker room in the first half but couldn’t hold off the Panthers as they dropped their second game of the season, 85-74. The Leopards wrap up a three game home stretch Saturday night against West Coast Baptist. / photo by... 

New women’s basketball coach Matt Rogers looks to deliver

New women’s basketball coach Matt Rogers looks to deliver
Matthew Rogers, St. Louis Intercol­legiate Athletic Conference Coach of the Year for 2003-04, is the new head coach of the women’s basketball team at La Verne. He was formerly the men’s basketball coach at Maryville University in St. Louis, where he captured two conference titles and two NCAA postseason berths. / photo by Jakeh Landrum Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer As the 2010-2011 regular... 

Future is bright for women’s hoops

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer It is that time of the year again. The weather is chilly, days are getting shorter and students are waiting to heckle opposing basketball teams. Just be sure not to tell that to the Leopard women’s basketball team, which is preparing to set this winter on fire and give the fans plenty to cheer about. As the Leopards’ 2010-2011 regular season campaign commences, there... 
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