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Lions top Demons 95-92 in power outage

Lions top Demons 95-92 in power outage

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

After losing eight games in a row, the university men’s basketball team secured a victory over Northwestern State at the Senior Day game on Saturday, Feb. 29, with a final score of 95-92. To start off the game, senior guard Von Julien put the team in the lead by scoring the first two points with...

University basketball takes loss against Abilene Christian

University basketball takes loss against Abilene Christian

Symiah Dorsey, Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2020

The university men’s and women’s basketball teams fell to Abilene Christian University in consecutive home games as they each trailed their opponents by six points. Both teams took on the reigning Southland Conference Tournament champions on Feb. 22, with the women’s team facing off at 1 p.m. Des...

Lions prepare for late December road trip after beating Jackson State

Lions prepare for late December road trip after beating Jackson State

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2019

The Lions are currently sitting at a 3-6 record after defeating Southern University at New Orleans on Dec. 6. Lions prepare for a three-game road trip that will span across three states. The team will start their road trip with the Dec. 18 Southland Conference match-up at Lamar, then will travel to...

Lions knock off Rams to earn a second victory

Lions knock off Rams to earn a second victory

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

November 20, 2019

The men’s basketball team took a win on Nov. 17, defeating the University of Mobile Rams 65-58. The team made 23 of 63 field goal attempts, had 18 defensive rebounds and 17 total steals.  David Kiefer, head coach, was impressed with the underclassmen who played heavy minutes off the bench....

Men’s basketball starts a new chapter this season

Men’s basketball starts a new chapter this season

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

November 1, 2019

After finishing the last season with a 17-16 record and a 12-6 record in the Southland Conference play, the men’s basketball team is preparing for the fall 2019 season. This year, there are seven incoming freshmen on the team. David Kiefer, head coach, explained how having so many new members can...

New season, new assistant coach

New season, new assistant coach

Hailey Bullock, Staff Reporter

October 16, 2019

The university men’s basketball team has welcomed a new assistant coach. Jordan Brooks has been recruited to the team to guide players and coach from the upcoming season onwards. Before being hired at the university, Brooks had experience coaching for high school teams and the Howard Bisons of...

Lions show out on Senior Day

Lions show out on Senior Day

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

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...

Lead a team like a family

Lead a team like a family

Zachary Araki, Assistant Editor

February 27, 2019

With decades of coaching experience, Jay Ladner, head coach of men’s basketball, constructs relationships with his team as he continues to break school records. Growing up the son of a basketball coach, Ladner felt drawn to his career path at a young age. “A coach has a very unique ability...

Lions are victorious at home

Lions are victorious at home

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

February 4, 2019

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...

Practicing to achieve perfection

Practicing to achieve perfection

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

January 23, 2019

Starting his last season for the men’s basketball team, senior guard Marlain Veal reflected on his time at the university.  “I have learned a lot since playing here at Southeastern,” said Veal. “I learned that patience is key when it comes to basketball and sometimes taking it 50 miles per hour ...