Sports Archives February 2019

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Junior guard Erik Johansson was named as LMU’s lone selection to the West Coast Conference (WCC) Men's Basketball All-Academic Team on Wednesday, Feb. 20 for earning a 3.49 GPA while majoring in psychology. Johansson tied his season-high with nine points in a 63-56 road win over Pacific on S…

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The LMU softball team has stepped up to the plate and opened their season with a 7-5 overall record. This comes after the team successfully finished last season with a 34-24-1 record and a National Invitational Softball Championship title. Led by sophomore first baseman, Delanie Wisz, last s…

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In the midst of a winter sports season dominated by exciting basketball and baseball games, LMU has a highly competitive program flying almost entirely under the radar. The revitalization and current success of the men’s club lacrosse team may be one of LMU’s best-kept sporting secrets.

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On Saturday, the LMU men’s basketball team (18-10 overall, 6-8 WCC) took on the Pacific Tigers (13-16 overall, 3-11 WCC) which resulted in a 63-56 victory for the Lions. The game was highlighted by senior guard James Batemon reaching 1,000 career points during the game. Batemon finished the …

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This weekend, the LMU Baseball team improved to 4-2 in non-conference play by beating the Saint Louis University Billikens at Page Stadium on Friday and Saturday night. Here are the three major takeaways from the win.

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After becoming the first man in LMU history to qualify and compete at the NCAA Cross Country National Championships, senior Koby Pederson is back for this spring’s track season. While Pederson will be redshirting this season, he will continue to race as an unattached runner. Pederson sat dow…

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Last week, LMU men’s basketball (17-10 overall, 5-8 WCC) suffered two home losses in a pair of close games, falling to Gonzaga on Thursday, 73-60, and BYU on Saturday, 70-62. Here are statistics from the two games in comparison to the team’s season averages.

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On Feb. 12, LMU senior tennis player Lukas Moenter was named WCC Men’s Tennis Singles Player of the Week for the first time. Moenter sat down with sophomore Sports Intern Alex Hutton to discuss the award, his season thus far and the team’s outlook on the rest of the season.

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The LMU baseball team (1-1) began the 2019 season last weekend competing against UC Santa Barbara (1-1) in a two-game home series at Page Stadium. Originally scheduled as a three-game road series in Santa Barbara, the first game on Friday, Feb. 15 was postponed due to rain. After communicati…

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On Friday night, the LMU women’s basketball team (15-11 overall, 8-6 WCC) fell to rival Pepperdine (17-8, 10-4) at home in Gersten Pavilion with a final score of 73-55. This is the Lions’ second straight loss to the Waves this season. Following the loss, here are the three main takeaways fro…

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Facing the No. 3 team in the nation in the AP top 25, the LMU men’s basketball team (17-9, 5-7 WCC) displayed possibly their best effort of the season yet in a close 73-60 defeat to Gonzaga (24-2 overall, 11-0 WCC) on Thursday night. Among the notable highlights from the game was a sell-out …

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After leading the LMU women’s basketball team (15-10, 8-5 WCC) to a two-game road series sweep against Santa Clara and San Francisco, sophomore guard Chelsey Gipson earned herself the WCC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week award. Gipson led the Lions in both Northern California road victo…

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The National Basketball Association (NBA) will host the 2019 NBA All-Star Weekend this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina to celebrate its best players and showcase many players in a variety of events. The festival will include the NBA's dunk contest, three-point contest and All-Star game,…

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Following a season where he was named to second team All-WCC, junior infielder Nick Sogard talked with Asst. Sports Editor Miles Thomas about his recent selection to the 2019 preseason All-WCC team for the upcoming baseball season.

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The LMU men’s basketball team (17-8, 5-6 WCC) will compete against one of the most talented teams in the country, No. 3 Gonzaga (23-2, 10-0 WCC), tomorrow, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. at Gersten Pavilion. Lions fans who are unable to attend the game will still be able to watch live on ESPN2.

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The LMU softball team opened their season off with four straight wins at the Cal State Fullerton Titan Classic this weekend in Fullerton. Here are major takeaways from the team’s first four games.

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The women’s basketball team defeated Santa Clara (10-12 overall, 3-8 WCC) on Thursday in Santa Clara by a final score of 69-60. With the victory, the Lions move to 14-10 this season and 7-5 in the West Coast Conference (WCC). Here are three major takeaways from the squad’s victory over the Broncos.

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With only 12.7 seconds remaining on the clock, LMU’s (16-8 overall, 4-6 WCC) last attempt to win the game was in the hands of senior guard James Batemon, whose game-winning attempt misfired. The San Diego Toreros (16-8 overall, 5-4 WCC) defeated the Lions 65-63 in a game the Lions saw slip t…

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The New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday by a score of 13-3, earning them the title of the 2018 National Football League champions. In the Patriots' 11th Super Bowl appearance, the team earned their sixth championship win. It was also the lowest-sco…

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With their highly ranked scoring defense again coming to play Thursday night, the LMU men’s basketball team was able to take down Pacific at home by a final score of 60-42. The Lions' strong defense enabled them to never trail at any point in the contest.

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The LMU women’s basketball team (12-10, 5-5 WCC) upset No. 25 BYU (17-4, 9-1 WCC) on Thursday evening in a 61-58 victory over the top team in the WCC. The Lions' victory snapped an 11-game win streak for the Cougars, handing them their first conference loss of the season.

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The Los Angeles Rams will play the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday, Feb. 3 in Atlanta, Georgia to determine the champion of the National Football League. We talked to students at LMU to hear what they had to say about the big game.

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