The women’s basketball team overcame a huge early deficit, scoring 35 unanswered points in the fourth quarter to beat the Whittier Poets, 78-72, Wednesday at the Frantz Athletic Court in the Leopards’ Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference opener.
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The men’s swimming team finished just barely ahead of Whitter, 97-96, but the women weren’t able to push past the Poets, losing 116-102 on Saturday.
The La Verne cross country teams competed in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Championships at Pomona-Pitzer’s Strehle Track on Saturday.
The men’s water polo team’s win streak was short-lived, as they took two home losses this week, falling to Cal Lutheran 11-7 on Saturday and to Whittier 18-8 on Wednesday.
The women’s water polo team was on the move this week, taking down Redlands at the La Verne Aquatic Center Saturday, 8-4, and Whittier on the road Wednesday, 10-8, to win five straight and move into a third place tie in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.
Coming off of a difficult loss to Redlands in their season opener, the men’s and women’s swim teams bounced back in their home opener against Whittier at the La Verne Aquatic Center Nov. 17.
The women’s basketball team could not protect the ball nor capitalize on three point shooting, losing 66-41 in the Leopards’ first Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game of the season.
Coming off hard-fought wins against No. 25 ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps and Cal Lutheran, the men’s soccer team was looking to take revenge on Whittier on Wednesday after losing 4-1 earlier in the season.
After an underwhelming season last year, the men’s water polo team seems ready to start fresh with a largely new 22-man roster.
Claremont-Mudd-Scripps ended La Verne’s playoff hopes by beating the Leopards, 2-0, Sunday in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Postseason Tournament at Campus West.