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Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Warriors come up clutch in game 7

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

June 1, 2016

Despite trailing 3-1 after four games in the Western Conference Finals, the Golden State Warriors managed to do the unthinkable: Come back. Their on-the-road victory over Oklahoma City on Saturday, 108-101, set up the game 7 showdown at Oracle Arena in Oakland on Sunday. The Warriors did not disappoint and de...

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Warriors guard Klay Thompson is elite among NBA’s best players

Erik Khan,
Staff Writer

May 25, 2016

The Golden State Warriors have followed up their record-setting 2016 regular season, playing at a level that has the team poised to bring home their second championship. One man, Steph Curry, is given a great deal of credit for his role in the team’s success, and rightfully so: the man is the best basketb...

Warriors on brink of elimination

Warriors on brink of elimination

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 25, 2016

This has been a season of firsts for the defending champion Golden State Warriors, which includes the 73 regular season wins, the most by any team in NBA history. However, it was a first of sorts that doomed the Warriors on Tuesday night in Oklahoma City. After getting blown out 133-105 on Sunday nig...

Golden State loses at home

Golden State loses at home

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016

What was supposed to be the first step to back-to-back championships turned into a nightmare for the Golden State Warriors. The Oklahoma City Thunder took game one of the NBA’s Western Conference Finals after they defeated the Warriors on Monday in Oakland, 108-102, at Oracle Arena. It was the first h...

Warriors win without Steph

Warriors win without Steph

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

May 4, 2016

Many people thought losing Stephen Curry would spell disaster for the Golden State Warriors’ championship aspirations. For much of yesterday’s second round playoff game against the Portland Trailblazers, they were right. The Blazers came out on fire and scored 34 points in the first quarter, the mos...

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Warriors win, Curry goes down again

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 27, 2016

The entire Bay Area took a collective deep breath on Sunday when the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, Stephen Curry, slipped just before halftime and sprained his right knee. On Monday team officials confirmed the injury, a right grade one MCL ligament sprain that happened to the same leg that s...

Women’s hoops lose leader

Women’s hoops lose leader

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016

Just over a month after the greatest season in school history, the women’s basketball team lost their coach. Cal State East Bay Head Coach Suzy Barcomb chose to go to her hometown area after she accepted an offer from Seattle University to become their new head coach. This comes on the heels of the...

Warriors win without Curry

Warriors win without Curry

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 20, 2016

Even without the NBA’s reigning Most Valuable Player, the Golden State Warriors still dominated the Houston Rockets on Monday in Oakland. Two games into their first round playoff series with the Houston Rockets, who they beat in the Western Conference Finals last year, the Dubs find themselves up two ...

Warriors on the brink of history

Warriors on the brink of history

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

April 13, 2016

Now everybody can shut up. The conversations that surrounded the Golden State Warriors all season long seem to come back to a single question: Can they break the all-time single season wins record of 72 set by the 1995-1996 Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls? An answer in one word: yes. On Sunday, t...

Unselfishness key for women’s basketball success

Unselfishness key for women’s basketball success

Veronica Sanchez,
Contributor

April 6, 2016

Shannon Bland, a Cal State East Bay senior, fell in love with basketball at a young age. “I remember playing on those short basketball hoops when I was in second grade,” she said. “That’s where it all started.” Bland is shooting guard on the CSUEB women’s basketball team, which just had a ...

Women make history in tournament

Women make history in tournament

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

March 10, 2016

The Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team made history program Saturday night. In a rematch of the 2015 California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference championship game, the Pioneers (27-4 overall, 28-2 conference) avenged last season’s loss after they defeated the Cal State Domingue...

Women clutch in close home victories

Women clutch in close home victories

Louis LaVenture,
News and Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

Close calls were the theme of the weekend for the Cal State East Bay women’s basketball team. The Pioneers are now at an impressive 23-4 overall and a nearly perfect 17-2 in California Collegiate Athletic Association Conference games this season after a win at the buzzer and another one that went t...

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