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Amanda Copas leaves her mark in Leopard record books

Amanda Copas leaves her mark in Leopard record books
Senior liberal studies major Amanda Copas is celebrating her recent milestone of reaching 1,000 points in her college basketball career. Off the court Amanda enjoys baking cookies for her friends and family. Copas has ambitions of becoming a teacher after graduation. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Christian Orozco Editor in Chief Senior guard Amanda Copas helped the women’s basketball team reach new... 

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 111-69

Leopards pluck Sagehens, 111-69
During the first half, Pomona-Pitzer freshman Juliah Shay Kim tries to steal the ball from La Verne senior Amanda Copas. Copas is a three-year letter winner who earned Second Team All-SCIAC honors in 2011-12. The Leopards beat the Sagehens, 111-69, Monday, but failed to make the SCIAC Tournament. / photo by Stephanie Ball Elsie Ramos Sports Editor Emotions and the score ran high for the Leopard seniors... 

Defense helps Leopards hold off charging Athenas

Defense helps Leopards hold off charging Athenas
Senior center Tyne McClure attacks the basket with Claremont-Mudd-Scripps forward Mara Falahee defending her. McClure finished with 12 points, four rebounds, four steals and one assist. / photo by Zachary Horton Sydney Daly-Weber Staff Writer La Verne played a tight defensive game Saturday at Claremont Mudd-Scripps. The Leopards led the game by 14 points until the Athenas came back in the second half.... 

Missionaries get good position on Leopards

Taylor Perez-Graham Staff Writer The women’s basketball team opened up the season with a 70-55 loss to Whitman Friday at Frantz Athletic Court. “This is a pretty new team this year,” junior forward/guard Lindsey Foster said. “We are still trying to work things out as far as chemistry and how we play.” Whitman’s junior guard Tiffani Traver set the tone early on in the game with a three pointer... 

Women’s basketball sets expectations high

Women's basketball sets expectations high
Head coach Matt Rogers preps his team for last week’s game against Cal State Fullerton. The Leopards fell to the Titans, 91-51. The first home game of the season is Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m. against the Whitman Missionaries. The Leopards finished last season with a 6-8 record in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and an 8- 17 overall record. / photo by Katherine Careaga Taylor... 

Seniors celebrate blowout victory

Seniors celebrate blowout victory
Raphaelle Buenafe blows past her defender, Caltech sophomore guard Tiffany Huang. The Leopards destroyed the Beavers, 90-36. The Leopards finished the season with a 8-17 overrall record and a 6-8 Southern California Intercollegiate Conference record. The game served as senior night for the two seniors, Buenafe and Chantal Crouzet. / photo by Zachary Horton Daniel Hargis Staff Writer Seniors Chantal... 

Leopards stay hot beyond the arc

Leopards stay hot beyond the arc
Pomona-Pitzer freshman guard Caroline Zaia collides with La Verne freshman guard Riki Muraki during the women’s basketball game at Frantz Athletic Court on Saturday. The Leopards mauled the Sagehens 113-61, while sophomore guard Kelly Kika scored a La Verne record of nine 3-pointers, breaking the former record of eight that was held by her assistant coach, Lindsey Shiomi. / photo by Warren Bessant Shelby... 

LV picked apart by physical Hawks

LV picked apart by physical Hawks
Leopard forward Tyne McClure drives past Jermani Stewart toward the basket during the first half against San Diego Christian. McClure put up 11 points for La Verne, but the Hawks finished off the Leopards in the second half with a final score of 80-64. / photo by Mitchell Aleman Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The women’s basketball team kept the game close against the San Diego Christian Hawks Monday,... 

Wildcats escape Leos’ grasp, 75-72

Daniel Hargis Sports Editor The banged up Leopard women’s basketball team made their first appearance at Frantz Athletic Court of the 2011-2012 season in a 75-72 loss to NAIA Linfield, dropping their second game in three days on Nov. 21. After a lopsided 90-50 defeat at Vanguard Nov. 19, the fatigued Leopards faced an obstacle in Linfield, which was led by senior guard Gretchen Owens. “Honestly... 

La Verne has makings for successful women’s basketball campaign

La Verne has makings for successful women's basketball campaign
Head coach Matt Rogers demonstrates how to properly execute an exercise in blocking to improve the team’s defense. The drill was meant to focus on each player being able to block an opponent while remaining able to move around the court. It was just one of the many drills the team practiced during the practice on Tuesday at the Frantz Athletic Court. / photo by Andrew Vasquez Daniel Hargis Sports... 
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