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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... 

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... 

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... 

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... 

Leopards top La Sierra Eagles to snap loss streak

Leopards top La Sierra Eagles to snap loss streak
La Verne’s Matt Boyd misses a layup against La Sierra’s Robert Johnson during the second half, but the Leopards went on to their first win of the season against the Eagles, 69-55. The Leopards next game will be Friday at Chaminade in Honolulu, beginning at 9:30 p.m. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Yessenia Romo Staff Writer The men’s basketball team came out Monday night with a 69-55 win against La... 

Intangibles key to Weem’s success

Intangibles key to Weem's success
Sophomore communications major Clyde Xavier Weems, born in Ohio and raised in Richmond, Calif., moved to La Verne to get away from a violent neighborhood that took the life of one of his friends. Following in the steps of Spike Lee, Weems is now in the process of directing and starring in his own film. After graduating Weems hopes to be involved in the entertainment industry as a producer/director.... 
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