The Lion's Roar

Baseball sweep leads to five game win streak

Baseball sweep leads to five game win streak

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 24, 2019


Filed under Sports

The Lions baseball team swept Abilene Christian University with 14-1, 12-9 and 8-3 wins over the weekend. Matt Riser, head coach of baseball, felt proud of his team's execution in the series. "Especially at the spur of the moment on Saturday, we got down early by three runs and stormed back to...

Lions show out on Senior Day

Lions show out on Senior Day

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019


Filed under Sports

On Senior Day, the Lions basketball team beat the Northwestern State University Demons 69-55. Moses Greenwood, senior forward, led the Lions with 22 points. Jay Ladner, head coach of men's basketball, discussed Greenwood’s performance on the court. “Moses, when he got here, went from an at-the-rim...

The Lions baseball team lands its first victory of the season

The Lions baseball team lands its first victory of the season

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 25, 2019


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The Lions baseball team turned around a four-game losing streak as it won two of its three weekend games against the Stony Brook University Seawolves. On the first night of the series, the Lions took home the first victory of the regular season. In the third game, which ended in a 8-0 victory for...

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Baseball highlights preseason preparation at a reunion with alumni

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019


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In a scrimmage against university alumni including former and current professional baseball players, the Lions won 13-3. Matt Riser, baseball head coach, discussed the incentive of holding the alumni game. "It's a great thing that our baseball team hosts for the community," said Riser. "It's more...

Lions are victorious at home

Lions are victorious at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019


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In the ninth Southland Conference game of the season, the men's basketball team landed a victory against Nicholls State University. The Lions finished the game 91-70, setting the overall record to 9-13. Marlain Veal, senior guard and all-time program leader in assists and steals, scored 13 points...

Lions fall at home to Bearkats

Lions fall at home to Bearkats

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 31, 2019


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The men's basketball team ended its four-game win streak in a match against Sam Houston State University. The Lions lost 62-52 in the "Jam the Jungle" game. "We didn't do a good job tonight and made too many turnovers on offense," shared Jay Ladner, head coach. "We played great on defense and held...

Lions win at home

Lions win at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 11, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions men's basketball team won its first home game of the season 78-57 against William Carey University. Six Lions players scored in the double digits with Moses Greenwood, a senior forward, and Marlain Veal, a senior guard, leading with 12 points each. Head Coach Jay Ladner discussed the...

Legendary Lions

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 6, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

Student-athletes can make their mark in Lion history and go on to professional sports or beyond. 1967 Alumnus Billy Andrews played both offense and defense for the Lions football team. Andrews was selected as the All-Gulf States Conference player in 1965 as a center and in 1966 as a linebacker. Among...

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Victory on ‘Senior Night’

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Lions football team wrapped up its last home game of the season with a 23-6 win against McNeese State University. The two teams competed on Nov. 3 in Strawberry Stadium. The match was also "Senior Night" for the Lions. Head Coach Frank Scelfo shared his thoughts on the match. "Our guys did...

Trailing behind at home

Trailing behind at home

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2018


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With over 600 yards given up on defense, the Lions football team lost to Abilene Christian University this past Saturday at the athletic Hall of Fame Game 48-27. Head Coach Frank Scelfo was disappointed by the team's performance as a whole. "We didn’t practice like that all week long," said Scelfo....

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Homecoming Week closes with a victory

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

October 14, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The Homecoming Game ended with a victory for the Lions over the Houston Baptist University Huskies 62-52. The Lions and Huskies faced off in Strawberry Stadium on Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. To Frank Scelfo, head coach, his team's resiliency stood out to him. "I'd say we compete all the way through the...

Lions hold off demons

Lions hold off demons

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2018


Filed under Archive, Sports

The lions football team faced the Northwestern State University demons and emerged victorious with a 2-3 record. The lions were first on the board with a touchdown in the second play of the game. Northwestern State answered with a field goal. The second quarter started with a connection from Chason...