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The Lion's Roar

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 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 ...

Aminat Jubril: A journey from Lagos to Hammond

Senior center Aminat Jubril first arrived to America and played women's basketball at Pensacola State College. In her final year of eligibility Jubril chose to attend Southeastern.

Maggie Tregre, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2020

Not all student-athletes spend the entirety of their athletic careers at the same school. Some of them do not even spend it all in the same country. Aminat Jubril, a center for the women’s basketball team, has been at the university for the past two years. A native of Lagos, Nigeria, Jubril first came to...

Southeastern basketball splits weekend series with UNO

Senior guard Charilee Dugas defends in the Lady Lions Feb. 1 73-57 victory over the University of New Orleans. The Lady Lions next game will be on Feb. 8 against the University of Incarnate Word.

Gerard Borne and Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporters

February 4, 2020

The university men’s and women’s basketball teams competed against the University of New Orleans on Feb. 1 at the University Center. Competing first at 1 p.m. were the Lady Lions, who extended their streak to four wins after defeating the Privateers 73-54, the longest Lady Lions win streak since ...

Lady Lions defeat Sugar Bears and extend winning streak

Senior center Aminat Jubril makes a layup and scores two points for the Lady Lions against the UCA Sugar Bears at the women's basketball game on Wednesday, Jan. 29.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

January 30, 2020

The university women’s basketball team defeated the University of Central Arkansas Sugar Bears on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the University Center. With a final score of 63-42, the Lady Lions increase their streak to three consecutive wins. After finishing the first half with a tied score, the Lady Lions...

Lady Lions open Southland Conference play with a loss

Freshman guard Alexius Horne brings the ball down court against Lamar University. Horne finished with 13 points, one rebound and one assist.

Gerard Borne, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2019

The Lady Lions losing ways continued on Wednesday night against Lamar University with a final score of 65-57. With the loss, Southeastern fell to 3-6 and opened up Southland Conference play in the loss column.  Head coach Ayla Guzzardo explained how the Lady Lions messed up on some of the easy...

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,...

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...

Athletes’ social media represents more

Athletes’ social media represents more

Madeline Cancienne, Staff Reporter

March 12, 2019

To ensure student-athletes represent the university well, regulations are implemented for their social media usage. Rick Fremin, head coach of softball, advises his players to be cautious of what their social media represents. “Think before you post, try and be responsible, try to stay away from...

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...

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