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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... 

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne

Afghanistan national basketball team takes down La Verne
Junior center Alex Wolpe puts up two points against Afghanistan’s National Team during Monday’s preseason game. La Verne would go on to cut a 24 point deficit down to eight in a valiant second half effort in the game which they lost 80-72. / photo by Scott Mirimanian Justin Davis-Battle Staff Writer A slow start led to an exhibition loss for the men’s basketball team as the fell to the Afghanistan... 

Top dogs dig in for new NBA season

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer With the NBA kicking off its 65th season on Tuesday, the time has come to assess what is new around the league, as well as who will make a push for championship contention. Unlike the NFL, where there is parity amongst its teams, the NBA hosts an annual slugfest between a handful of household known teams. The teams that jockey for postseason greatness are the usual suspects:... 
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Women's basketball team takes charge on senior night

Women's basketball team takes charge on senior night
Devon Michaels leads the Leopards past Caltech with 18 points. La Verne guard Ashley Paul regains possession of the ball from Caltech and drives toward the net as Krissy Dahl, Caltech point guard, trails behind. The Leopards busted the Beavers’ dam, 73-37, Saturday at Frantz Athletic Court on senior night. / photo by Stephanie Arellanes Elsie Ramos Staff Writer Emotions ran high on Saturday as... 

Leopards end season on high note

Leopards end season on high note
Mychal Thomas of La Verne goes up for the layup over Redlands’ Andrew Mills. La Verne won Tuesday’s game, 88-76. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher Ashley Morgado Staff Writer Inspiration was the theme of Tuesday night’s final game for the men’s basketball team. In an exciting 88-76 win over the Redland Bulldogs, La Verne fought hard to send its seniors off with a home victory. “We haven’t... 

Athenas outlast Leos in 61-50 win

Athenas outlast Leos in 61-50 win
Clarissa Holz posts a double-double in the losing effort. Sophomore guard Clarissa Holz comes up with the ball after a steal but was unable to score off the take-away. Missed shots and turnovers doomed the Leopards as they lost the game, 61-50, to Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Saturday. After Saturday’s game the Leopards’ record stood at 11-12 overall. The next home contest for La Verne will be at... 

Men's basketball tops Poets, 79-71

Freshman guard Jake Veith of La Verne takes on Whittier’s Karlo Galvez in a 79-71 victory for the Leopards on Feb. 10. The Leopards have since dropped back-to-back games. La Verne will be back in action at 7:30 on Saturday when they take on conference foe Caltech. / photo by Nicholas Mitzenmacher  Read More →

Men's basketball tops Poets with big second half

Trevor Woodland sets the tone with 19 points. Elsie Ramos Staff Writer The men’s basketball team improved to 7-14 after defeating the Whittier Poets, 79-71, on Wednesday night. This comes after having dropped three of the last four games. The Leopards started off stiff, going scoreless the first four minutes of the game and giving up four turnovers in three minutes, but they pushed through and took... 
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