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COVID-19 cuts Lady Lions’ basketball championship run short

This season was the first year since 2012 that the Lady Lions made the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Lady Lions finished with a 12-17 record which was just enough to get the team the eight seed. Pictured is senior guard Charliee Dugas who saw her final season get cut short due to the COVID-19 Virus outbreak. Dugas finished her career averaging 10 points, one assist, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals for the Lady Lions.

Daniel McClain, Staff Reporter

March 19, 2020

As the women’s basketball team warmed up for the Southland Conference Tournament, word had been confirmed that the game would be postponed. Later on, the Lady Lions faced the hardship of having the tournament itself cancelled. With the tournament cancelled, five of the Lady Lion’s careers were cut sho...

Lady Lions return to Conference tournament for first time since 2012

Lady Lions return to Conference tournament for first time since 2012

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2020

For the first time since the 2011-2012 season, the Lady Lions will make an appearance at the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. Third year Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo led the Lady Lions to a 12-17 season, their best record since the 2010-2011 season in which the university finished 1...

Lady Lions win big on Senior Night

Freshman guard Hailey Giaratano scored four points and three assists in the win over Northwestern State University. Southeastern’s next match up is on the road on March 4 against Central Arkansas University.

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2020

The seniors on the women’s basketball team saluted their home court after winning their final home game last Saturday. The Lady Lions secured a 66-41 win against Northwestern State University on Feb. 29, the final home game of their season. 20 minutes prior to the competition, a celebration took...

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...

Lady Lions bring home fifth win in a row

Senior guard Tyler Morrison dribbles down the court. The Lady Lions won their fifth game in a row by defeating Incarnate Word 58-44.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

February 11, 2020

The Lady Lions defeated the Incarnate Word Cardinals on Feb. 8, with a final score of 58-44, extending their win streak to five and securing their eleventh win of the season. The game was held to raise cancer funds and awareness, promoting the #Play4Kay initiative, named after Kay Yow, North Carolina ...

Lady Lions defeat Generals 89-67 to continue win streak

Freshman guard Alexius Horne brings the ball down the court in Southeastern's 89-67 victory over LSUA.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2019

The Lady Lions hosted their first home game of the 2019-2020 regular season with a win over Louisiana State University of Alexandria on Wednesday, Nov. 27. With the second win of the season, Southeastern improved their regular-season record to 2-4.  Head coach Ayla Guzzardo explained what are the th...

Fourth-quarter comeback not enough for an SLU victory over LSU

Celica Sterling, a senior guard, prepares for a shot in the first half. The university scored 20 of their 52 points in the first two quarters.

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-Chief

November 21, 2019

The women’s basketball team fell to Louisiana State University 52-62 after scoring a combined 15 points between the second and third quarters. Taking place on Nov. 20 at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center, the Lady Lions trailed by only six points at the end of the first quarter but lost their pace,...

Charliee Dugas prepares for her final season as a Lady Lion

Charliee Dugas, a guard for the university basketball team, enters her fourth season with the team. Dugas anticipates playing professionally after she graduates. Elana Guillory/The Lion’s Roar

Elana Guillory, Staff Reporter

November 14, 2019

Charliee Dugas, a guard for the university’s women’s basketball team, is now entering her fourth season with the team. After playing multiple sports growing up, Dugas reflected on how her family helped her gravitate toward playing basketball. “I was young, and my mama just kinda put me in al...

Lady Lions look to start regular season in right direction

Celica Sterling, a senior guard for the women’s basketball team, dribbles the ball down the court against Nicholls State University. Last season the Lady Lions finished the regular season with a 9-20 record overall. This season the team has four returning seniors and three returning juniors.

Andrew Jordan, Staff Reporter

October 30, 2019

The women’s basketball team is set to begin the new season. The Lady Lions will face Southern University at New Orleans Lady Knights for an exhibition game Monday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. at the University Center. Ayla Guzzardo, head coach for the basketball team, explained how the lessons from last...

Lady Lions fall to Demons

The Lady Lions lost the last home game of the season 56-60 against the Northwestern State University Demons. Despite the loss, the team looked to end the season on a high note.

Johnathan Zeringue, Staff Reporter

March 8, 2019

The women's basketball team ended its last home game of the season with a 56-60 loss to Northwestern State University. The Senior Day game was held on March 2 at 1 p.m. in the University Center. Ayla Guzzardo, head coach of women's basketball, discussed the team's preparation for the home contest. "We...

Teaching passion

Head Coach Ayla Guzzardo interacts with players during a basketball game.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

February 26, 2019

Talent, enthusiasm and dedication carried Ayla Guzzardo from the middle school courts of her childhood to become the head coach of women’s basketball. Guzzardo was enrolled in several sports as a child, but she found her niche in basketball after she developed skill in the sport. “It just took...

Colonels prevail on Lion territory

Morgan Carrier, sophomore guard and forward, shoots a free throw during the second half. Carrier scored 15 points during the game, two of which were from free throws.

Jacob Summerville, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2019

After ending regulation time in a 60-60 tie, the Lady Lions fell to Nicholls State University in overtime with a final score of 73-66. The Lady Lions finished ahead of Nicholls after the first three quarters. Between the fourth quarter and overtime however, Nicholls put up 29 points, which outweighed...

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