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Lady Blazers Knock Off Auburn Montgomery 77-51 at Hall of Fame Weekend

Fast and efficient. The Lady Blazers quick start led to a dominating performance over Auburn Montgomery, as they won 77-51. It was a much-needed win for the Lady Blazers, as they won their second in a row after going on a three game losing streak. They now have a 14-5 record on the season. VSU was scintillating to start the ...

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Weekend roadtrip offers opportunity for Lady Blazers Basketball

It’s been a good start for the Lady Blazers, but after a tough schedule to start the season, first year Head Coach DeandraSchirmer sees this roadtrip as an opportunity to make up some ground. Just after the halfway point of the season, VSU sits at 12-4, but all four losses have come in Gulf South Conference play. That puts them ...

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Jones’ triple-double, Blazers defeat Barons for third straight victory

So it continues. The Blazers (3-0) remain undefeated, as they dominated against Brewton Parker 100-68 at the VSU Complex on Nov. 12. Darrell Jones notched his first triple-double of the season with 11 points and career-highs with 16 rebounds and 10 assists. Going into the second half, he already had five points, five rebounds, and nine assists. Eleven of those ...

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Blazers exhaust free throws, romp Golden Rams

Forty-minutes is the new eternity. Every millisecond was clocked to decide the Blazers and Albany State, as VSU came out on top, defeating the Golden Rams 93-87 on Nov. 9 at the VSU Complex. The primary reason for the extremely long matchup was due to VSU’s constant visit to the foul line. The Blazers shot 27-30 (90 percent) on free ...

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Preview: Lady Blazers plan to ‘settle in’ against Wildcats

The Lady Blazers are ready to tip-off the opening season. VSU opens their regular season in the Surcheros Lady Blazers GSC/SIAC Basketball Challenge. They’ll play Fort Valley State on Friday and Albany State on Saturday. It will be the first competitive games for Lady Blazers head coach Deandra Schirmer. They wrapped up their preseason going on the road to play ...

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Blazers freshman has practice to remember under Helfer

There’s a high chance that guard Zach Sinclair will spend much of his freshman season buried on the edge of the Blazers bench on game days. If the team gets a big enough lead late in games, Sinclair could come in during garbage time. That would be sweet, much like his jumper that he so eloquently demonstrates in practice. None ...

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New Leader: Guillozet embraces new role with Blazers

For the first time in his three years at VSU, Clay Guillozet is the guy. Guillozet was overshadowed primarily by the three-point tandem of Beau Justice and Winston Morgan, who have both since graduated last season. He has received respect from the Gulf South Conference, receiving All-Conference first team honors. It was unexpected. “I was a little surprised,” Guillozet said ...

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Finding niches: Men’s basketball regroups with new talent

The Blazers basketball team began the start to the upcoming season with their first official practice in the VSU Complex on Tuesday evening. Head Coach Mike Helfer enters his 17th season at the helm and will continue to operate under the run-and-gun system that has made the Blazers feared in the Gulf South Conference. But there’s one caveat. There are ...

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Ex-Blazer Longoria signs pro basketball deal

Former VSU Blazer guard Chris Longoria has signed with Pro Team Galitos-Barreiro out of the Portugal Basketball League, announced by the team on Wednesday. The contract is a one-year deal with the team. The amount has not been announced. Longoria credits the deal to his agent Andre Ajipa of AGV Illicit Sports. “I’ve played pro for 3 years and with ...

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Deandra Schirmer to coach Lady Blazers basketball

The Lady Blazers rebound nicely. VSU Athletic Director Herb Reinhard announced May 4 of the hiring of Deandra Schirmer as the next women’s basketball coach at VSU. Schirmer replaces former head coach Carley Kuhns, who recently took the vacant head coaching position at Division I Samford University. For the last five years, Schirmer has been an assistant coach at Eckerd ...

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