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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 baseball looks to take back SCIAC

La Verne baseball looks to take back SCIAC
Senior pitcher Mark Larini winds up against Redlands batters in the second game of a doubleheader against the Bulldogs. The Leopards earned a doubleheader split, losing the home game 3-2 and beating Redlands on their home turf 8-4. La Verne continues SCIAC action this Friday in a three-game series against Whittier. Friday’s home game begins at 2:30 p.m. / photo by Victoria Castaneda Elsie Ramos Sports... 

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... 

ULV smacks Panthers out of park in softball doubleheader

ULV smacks Panthers out of park in softball doubleheader
Looking for early runs in the second game of a doubleheader against Chapman, La Verne freshman second baseman Arielle Johnson faces the Panthers’ sophomore pitcher Rhianna Stepler-Camp. The games on Saturday ended with 11-1 and 4-1 victories for the Leopards. La Verne softball begins SCIAC play with their first eight games at home, starting with a doubleheader at noon on Saturday against Cal Lutheran... 

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... 

Trio of Leopards dive into SCIAC finals meet

Grady Lee Thomas Staff Writer Six divers competed in the Southern California Intercolleg­iate Athletic Conference diving preliminaries last Saturday at Pomona-Pitzer, with three qualifying for the final meet. Solid performances were turned in by many of the Leopards, including senior Amanda McCadden, who qualified for the one-meter and three-meter diving events for this weekend’s SCIAC championship... 

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... 

Swimming, diving teams prepare for SCIAC

Krista Franceschini Staff Writer The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams finished the season against Occidental on Saturday, at the La Verne Aquatics Center. The meet opened with a special recognition of four ULV seniors, John Roche, Mark Wilson, Amanda McCadden and Tiffany Martin. Each senior was awarded a bouquet of flowers and stood on the diving block while the announcer acknowledged... 
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