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Lady Blazers pick up first win of season

This story was written by Austin Wells.  The Lady Blazers bounced back from a season-opening loss to defeat the Fort Valley State Lady Wildcats 81-71 at the complex. After only scoring 59 in their opener, the Lady Blazers bounced back on offense, shooting 48.5 percent from the floor. The scoring was led by April Thomas, who scored 22 points along ... Read More »

Lady Blazers fall to Titons in season opener

This story was written by Austin Wells.  The Lady Blazers fell on their home court Friday night to the Eckerd Tritons 76-59. Despite only being down by four at halftime, the team was outscored by 13 in the second half and began its season with a loss. The first half was competitive, with the largest lead only being six points. ... Read More »

Basketball season tips off in Valdosta

Written By: Austin Wells  The Lady Blazers basketball team plays their first game this Friday against Eckerd, who finished the 2013-2014 season with a record of 11-16. As part of the Holiday Inn Valdosta Conference Center Challenge, The Lady Blazers will also play the next day against a Fort Valley State team who finished 13-15 last season. With back to ... Read More »

New faces hope to help Lady Blazers’ woes

Written By: Austin Wells With the season two weeks away, the Lady Blazers basketball team will look to improve off an injury filled season resulting in an eighth place finish in the Gulf South Conference. “We basically only had seven people playing last year,” head coach Kiley Hill said referring to last season’s injuries. “We came off of a Sweet ... Read More »

Just not enough camaraderie

written by: Neil Frawley Before I began writing for the VSU women’s basketball team, they were a solid 8-2 and undefeated in their home building. Then it seemed as if a switch got flipped. The team wound up losing its next 11 out of 14 games. Was I that very switch? I would surely hope not, but after personally witnessing ... Read More »

Lady Blazers torch Hawks on Senior Night

One thing is for sure, April Thomas is confident. After scoring just two points in the first half and going just one for three, the explosive 5-6 guard erupted in the second half for 14 of VSU’s 24 total points in the period. Most importantly, she knocked down two key three pointers back to back when her team needed them ... Read More »

Blazers lose fifth straight

Nicole Fasick finished the game with just three points, but her trifecta came when it mattered most. After VSU guard Kourtnee Williams tied the game on a pair of free throws with 17 seconds to play — the Wolves missed a shot, gathered their rebound to kick out a pass to a wide-open Fasick for a last second three. Fasick ... Read More »

Struggling VSU to host UWG

written by: Neil Frawley Dogs are often thought of as man’s best friend. But during tonight’s game against West Georgia, the Wolves will be anything but friendly. For VSU, who have just two wins since Jan. 6, the Wolves may be mistaken for vultures. This past weekend for VSU was a difficult one. All three teams they played−University of North ... Read More »

Lady Bulldogs squeeze past Lady Blazers

written by: Neil Frawley Fight. That’s the command Union head coach Mark Campbell issued to his team before they took the floor in the P.E. Complex on Saturday evening. And in the end, the Lady Bulldogs handed VSU their ninth loss in 11 games. Just like the game before against North Alabama University, VSU played one strong half, going into ... Read More »

Lady Blazers to host conference rivals

written by: Neil Frawley With March close on the horizon, the dog days of basketball are officially upon us. Teams are quickly trying to shore up their records heading toward conference tournaments, and most importantly — the NCAA tournament, which is looming just close enough in the distance to add significance to every game. For VSU, whom have dropped their ... Read More »