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Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Lakers emerge from the bubble three months later as champions

Dalton Hartmann, Staff Writer

October 13, 2020

The Los Angeles Lakers are your 2020 NBA champions.  After defeating the Miami Heat 106-93 in Game 6, they took the series 4-2. This is the 17th championship for the Lakers, tying them with their long standing rivals, the Boston Celtics, for the most all-time. The road to this point was not easy for ...

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

NBA Finals 2020: South Beach depth or Los Angeles stardom?

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

September 29, 2020

This NBA season has come with its fair share of upsets. We’ve seen the first chapter of young and up-and-coming dynasties such as the Denver Nuggets solidify their spot as contenders for the future following their back-to-back comebacks from a 3-1 deficit against the Jazz and Kawhi Leonard’s Clip...

The Mass sisters: A unique UTSA basketball duo

The Mass sisters: A unique UTSA basketball duo

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 29, 2020

Playing a sport for a university is a dream come true for many young athletes around the country. Sisters Charlene and Ceyenne Mass have both accomplished this goal and now find themselves in the unique position of playing together on the UTSA women’s basketball team. The Mass sisters started playing...

Basketball will return in late November

Basketball will return in late November

Max Aguirre, Sports Editor

September 25, 2020

The NCAA Division I council recently approved a plan to begin both men’s and women’s basketball on Nov. 25 with the first day of full practice scheduled for Oct. 14. The season would have started on Nov. 10 under normal circumstances, but COVID-19 precautions have pushed the season back to where...

In Retrospect: What the Four Major Sports Leagues Have Done for Social Justice

Miami Heat power forward Meyers Leonard stands with his hand over his heart as his teammates kneel during the national anthem

Ryder Martin, Staff Writer

September 1, 2020

Last week, the NBA playoffs came to a halt as players collectively began to strike in response to the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. For a 24-hour period, there were talks that the NBA playoffs may be abandoned, as players wished to return to their communities.  Eventually, t...

Warriors

Warriors

Alex Hanks, Opinion Editor

May 28, 2020

At the time this article is being written, the Golden State Warriors are currently ranked at the bottom of the NBA, with a 1:1000 chance of winning the NBA Finals. Point guard Stephen Curry, shooting guard/small forward Klay Thompson and power forward Draymond Green are plagued with injuries, and the...

Miami Heat

Miami Heat

Brysen Streeter, Web Editor

May 28, 2020

On July 8, 2010, reigning MVP Lebron James’ “The Decision” changed and shaped the National Basketball Association’s landscape for the entire decade to come. His decision to leave the Cleveland Cavaliers, a team that not only drafted him but is also where he grew up, took power away from organizations...

Women’s basketball falls to the Blazers

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Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

March 3, 2020

UTSA women’s basketball (6-21, 2-14 C-USA) fell to the UAB Blazers (18-10, 10-6 C-USA), 51-87, on Feb. 29. Currently, freshman guard Mikayla Woods leads the team in scoring with 15 points per game, while freshman forward Adryana Quezada with 13.7 points per game and junior guard Karrington Donald...

Men’s basketball continues Pod Play

Adrian Rodriguez rebounds the ball and scored with a put-back. Rodriguez made his first career
start against the University of Alabama at Birmingham Blazers.

Julia Maenius, Assistant Sports Editor

March 3, 2020

The UTSA men’s basketball team (12-16, C-USA 6-9) began their slate of Conference USA (C-USA) Bonus Play games Feb. 27 with a loss against the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Owls, 71-80. C-USA holds the Bonus Play each year to determine the seeding of all teams for the Conference Championships. The...

Men’s basketball heads into C-USA Bonus Play

Jhivvan Jackson shoots the ball over a Louisiana Tech defenders. Jackson has moved into the
all-time leading scorer position.

Cade Draughon, Staff Writer

February 19, 2020

UTSA men’s basketball (12-15, 6-8 C-USA) went 1-1 during their final home stand of the regular season, with a win against the Marshall Thundering Herd (13-14, 7-7 C-USA), 72-63, on Feb. 13 and a loss to the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (18-8, 11-3 C-USA), 73-77, on Feb. 15. “Much of our success...

Athlete of the Week: Atem Bior

Atem Bior looks to pass the ball. Bior is wrapping up his final season playing for the ‘Runners.

Julia Maenius, Assistant sports editor

February 19, 2020

Senior forward Atem Bior has established himself as the sixth man for the men’s basketball team since his arrival at UTSA from the land down under. A transfer from the New Mexico Military Institute, Bior has traveled the globe, keeping basketball a constant in his life. “When I was about eight, I would...

Athlete of the Week: Timea Toth

Timea Toth shoots a free throw after being fouled. The Roadrunners dropped this game to the Monarchs, 43-62.

Max Aguirre, Staff Writer

February 11, 2020

from Dunakeszi, Hungary, has been a consistent presence on UTSA’s women’s basketball team for four seasons. Standing at 6-foot-1, she provides a great defensive effort for the team, consistently blocking shots and stealing the ball from opponents. Toth started playing basketball in Europe at the age...