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Timely shots, foul trouble costs Lady Blazers GSC title

Outnumbered. The Lady Blazers missed out on being crowned the Gulf South Conference champions after losing to Lee University 81-73 in clutch, but questionably officiated game. The game began with the Lady Blazers up 17-10 at the end of the first quarter. A weird turn of events happened as the referees reviewed two plays in the first quarter. One play ...

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Blazers move into NCAA South Regional as No. 4 seed

After losing in the Gulf South Conference semifinals, the Blazers were selected to compete in the NCAA tournament, announced March 10 by the NCAA. For the season, VSU is 26-4. The Blazers have won three straight GSC regular season titles, sharing the title with West Alabama. VSU and UWA tied for a 16-4 record in conference matchups. The Blazers defeated ...

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Cone’s approach from the mound

From Soperton, Georgia to Valdosta, the left-handed pitcher Tristan Cone has always had one goal in mind, playing baseball. Since a young age, Cone has always studied the game of baseball with his father, Derek Cone. With the help of technology, this made the two’s observations easier over the years. While observing and playing, Cone learned mental aspects that would ...

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Outgunned: Blazers fall in conference semifinals

Imitation is the highest form of flattery. On Saturday, that imitation turned into a loss for the third straight season in the conference tournament. Delta State simply outgunned the Blazers in their semifinal matchup. VSU shot 22.2% from deep to Delta’s 46.7% in their 70-69 loss in Birmingham, Ala. The game went wire to wire but it came down to ...

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Three’s the charm

Trey way. No. 3 Kayla Bonilla put on a three-point shooting clinic in route to the Lady Blazers’ 68-62 GSC semifinals game against the Union University Lady Bulldogs on Saturday. Most of her points stemmed from the third quarter. The story is the Lady Blazers knocking No. 1 seeded Union out of the Gulf South Tournament, but this wouldn’t have ...

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Lady Blazers top Union, advance to conference finals

A 27-point third quarter and a career high from Kayla Bonilla was what it took to topple top-seeded Union University on Saturday. Bonilla had a game high 30 points to lift the Blazers in Saturday’s 68-62 conference win over the Bulldogs. After advancing to the semifinals with a 54-46 win on the road against Delta State the Blazers booked their ...

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Smith, second-half run boosts Blazers to semifinals

After igniting for 20 points in the final seven minutes the VSU Blazers survived their quarterfinal battle at home against the Union Bulldogs in a 92-76 victory on Tuesday, March 6. That win advanced the Blazers to the Gulf South Conference tournament semifinals, where they’ll face Delta State in Birmingham, Alabama. As soon as the game tipped off VSU was ...

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Blazers face nation’s best in significant Southeastern Collegiate

Five of the top six ranked teams in the latest Coaches Poll will arrive at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club Sunday for an event that will play a major role in where VSU should sit in the South Region Rankings at the end of the season. Playing in their only home tournament of the year, the Blazers will bring with them ...

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Union’s late woes, advantage for VSU

The Bulldogs could find themselves in a dog fight. On March 5, the Blazers will host No. 8-seed Union at The Complex in the quarterfinal round. The Blazers won a share of its third-straight Gulf South Conference regular season title and the top-seed in the 2019 GSC tourney. With a 23-5 overall record, the Blazers went 16-4 in conference play ...

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Intramurals: Basketball championship

Now that the stage is set, VSU teams can take the spotlight as they compete against one another in the 2019 intramural basketball championships. Championship Night, hosted by Campus Recreation, will be an opportunity for students to compete in activities and contests, including a three-point shootout, slam dunk contest and half-court shot competitions. A DJ will be present as well. ...

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