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Lady Blazers hold 11-11 record after defeating Mississippi College

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by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis Lady Blazer’s basketball does it again: securing their second Gulf South Conference win with the victory over Mississippi College 67-58. About halfway through the first half, April Thomas was able to tie the game up 19-19 by hitting a pair of free throws after a hard foul sent her to the line. The Lady Choctaws went on ...

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Lady Blazers want to generate a winning streak

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by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis The Lady Blazers basketball team looks to spark a winning streak at the complex tonight when they take on Mississippi College. Last Saturday against Lee University, senior Maggie Davis put up a career high of 23 points and April Thomas added 21 points of her own, giving the team the ammo needed to take down the Lady ...

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Blazers shoot for redemption


by Niamani Carlyle-Hollis The Lady Blazers basketball is looking to scorch the Hawks as the team prepares for a redemption game against Shorter University. Losing a battle to the University of North Alabama Lions 63-50, the Lady Blazers fell to 9-10 overall record in the Gulf South Conference. The team will travel to Rome, Georgia in an effort to bring ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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