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. La Verne’s defense stood strong and they held on for an 82-77 win.
Even with the stadium roaring — fans chanting, “I believe that we will win” — it was not enough momentum for the men’s basketball team to overcome Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, losing 73-67 Wednesday at Frantz Athletic Court.
The women’s basketball team opened up the season with a 70-55 loss to Whitman Friday at Frantz Athletic Court.
The men’s basketball team finished its final preseason test Saturday night with a 73-53 win over the Afghanistan national team in front of a home crowd at Frantz Athletic Court.
After ending last season with a record of 8-17 overall and 6-8 in SCIAC, the women’s basketball team has high hopes to go all the way in conference for the 2012-2013 season.
As the men’s basketball team drills technique, junior Erick Becker and senior Vince Bauer defend against freshman Weston Newell as he attempts to make a pass.
With more than 1,000 career points and three great seasons of basketball, senior Trevor Woodland has made his mark on Leopards athletics.
Seniors Chantal Crouzet and Raphaelle Buenafe ended their Leopard careers on a high note, helping the women’s basketball team cruise to a 90-36 senior night win over Caltech on Saturday.
The men’s basketball team played its final home game Saturday and came out with a win over Caltech, 69-52.
On Saturday the University of La Verne women’s basketball team won a clean-sweeping victory over Pomona Pitzer with a final score of 113-61.