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Wolves’ big run bites Blazers late; Blazers drop ninth straight

by Shane Thomas Another heated matchup between cross-state rivals did not disappoint as West Georgia (19-7, 14-7 Gulf South Conference) slid past the Valdosta State Blazers (9-18, 4-17 Gulf South Conference) 85-83 Saturday night. GSC leading scorer Deonta Stocks scored 15 of his game-high 25 points in the second half to pace the Wolves. Stocks’ two free throws iced the ...

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VSU hopes to play spoiler vs. UWA

by Shane Thomas The VSU Blazers (9-16, 4-15 Gulf South Conference) look to play spoiler when the West Alabama Tigers (18-9, 13-6 Gulf South Conference) visit The Complex tonight at 8. With their loss to Christian Brothers over the weekend, the Blazers have lost seven straight games but could have found a silver lining in the process. The Blazers trailed ...

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Basketball hopes to bounce back

by Shane Thomas VSU men’s basketball team (9-14, 4-13 Gulf South Conference) hits the road for its final regular season trip against Union College (16-7, 10-7 Gulf South Conference) tonight in Jackson, Tennessee. The Blazers are in the midst of a dismal stretch, having lost 11 of their last 14 games and five straight following an 80-69 loss to Delta ...

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Blazers hope to keep up streak

by Stuart Price It was a Blazer’s total take down, but now they hope to regain that confidence against Shorter University tonight. The Blazers defeated the conference-leading Chargers on Jan. 22 against the University of Alabama-Huntsville. With a late three-pointer from Josh Lemons, sophomore guard, and a key block from Colin Cook, senior forward/center, the Blazers were able to maintain ...

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Blazers bested by North Alabama team

by Shane West North Alabama (8-11, 5-8 Gulf South Conference) flexed their muscle on the glass and in the paint en route to a 95-79 win over the VSU Blazers (9-10, 4-9 Gulf South Conference) on Saturday night. The Blazers came out flat against a motivated North Alabama team trying to escape the bottom of the GSC standings. UNA dominated ...

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Sophomore Josh Lemons Aids Blazers in Win Against UAH

by Kristin Whitman Sophomore Josh Lemons’ go-ahead jumper with 16.2 seconds remaining lifted the Blazers (9-9, 4-8 GSC) over Alabama-Huntsville (13-5, 8-4 GSC) 67-66 Thursday night. The Chargers had two more cracks to win as senior guard Ronnie Mack’s drive to the basket was blocked by Colin Cook with eight seconds remaining. On the final possession, Blazers forward James Spencer ...

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VSU hoops faces Lions, Chargers

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Blazers (5-1) begin Gulf South Conference play on the road tonight against the North Alabama Lions (3-3). The Lions, led by head coach Bobby Champagne, are the defending GSC champions. The Lions ended the Blazers season last year in the GSC tournament semifinals 88-79. The Blazers have lost eight straight against the ...

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VSU endures Southeastern, moves to 3-0

This story was written by Shane Thomas.  The Valdosta State Blazers (3-0) took Southeastern University’s best shot and rallied to win 95-89 in overtime Friday night. Trailing by as many as 12 points in the game, the Blazers needed to scratch and claw to recover against an aggressive Southeastern attack. SEU kept the Blazers at bay throughout, withstanding numerous Blazer ...

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VSU hosts back-to-back this weekend

Written By: Shane Thomas The Valdosta State Blazers (2-0) return to the floor Friday night when NAIA Sun Conference power Southeastern University (2-1) visits the P.E. Complex. Blazers senior big man Colin Cook emphasizes defense must continue to be a top priority against the Fire. “They’re athletic—a team kind of built like us with runners, good athletes, point guard play,” ...

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Blazers beat Albany State at home

This story was written by Shane Thomas. The Valdosta State Blazers’ stifling defense forced 21 turnovers and defeated the Albany State Golden Rams (0-2) 90-77 Saturday night. Leading by as many as 23 points in the game, the Blazers (2-0) turned their defense into transition offense as the Blazers earned 24 free throws in the second half. The Blazers used ...

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