COSTA MESA, Calif. - Following their stellar showing against 16th ranked Westmont, the Vanguard University Lions (7-23, 5-11) hosted the 18th ranked Master's University Mustangs (23-4, 12-4), with a playoff spot still within reach. However, despite their best efforts the Lions fell just short of this goal, losing 85-76. Although the Pride finished tied for sixth with Arizona Christian, the Firestorm progress to the playoffs due to their win against the conference champions Hope.
COSTA MESA, Calif.- The Vanguard University Lions (7-20, 5-10) had a lot to think about, making the long journey home after a fourth consecutive loss at the hands of Arizona Christian. Waiting for the Lions, were the 16th ranked Westmont College Warriors (22-6, 10-5), who handed the Lions their first loss in their four game losing streak. Stopping the skid looked like a truly daunting task on paper, but the Pride upset the odds by comfortably defeating the Warriors 87-72. Teslim Idris (SR/London, England) led the way for the Lions, scoring 19 points on the night.
We are in the last week of our regular season and this year has been full of ups and downs. Although I have had my share of frustrating moments and doubts, recently I have really started to embrace a sense of gratitude that I have never felt before. No matter what the outcome may have been in my past, I am thankful for each experience I have encountered not only in these last couple years at Vanguard, but in my life. This is one of the hardest lesson I have learned and it is also one of the most gratifying. It is a great feeling to have when you can detach yourself from the results of everything and solely focus on gratitude.
PHOENIX, Ariz.- Having Traveled 376 miles to face the Arizona Christian University Firestorm (17-10, 4-10), the Vanguard University Lions (6-22, 4-10) hoped to put an end to their three game losing streak. However, after yet another back and forth battle that ended 75-75 in regulation, the Lions lost 88-81 in overtime. This marks the third game in a row where the Lions have lost by a seven point margin or less.
LA MIRADA, Calif. - Following their overtime defeat against Hope, the Vanguard University Lions (6-21, 4-9) hoped to return to winning ways against the fourth ranked Biola University Eagles (25-3, 11-3). Despite pushing them to the very end, the Pride fell to their third consecutive defeat, losing 75-68. However, this does bring an end to a run of three games against ranked opposition, a daunting portion of the Lions' conference slate.
COSTA MESA, Calif. - Back home following their defeat at the hands of Westmont, the Vanguard University Lions (6-20, 4-8) looked to turn their fortunes around against the Hope International University Royals (21-5, 10-2). Desperate to return to winning ways, the Pride fought tooth and claw, only to lose 91-86 in overtime. Malachi Hoosein (JR/Norwalk, CA) just missed a half court shot as time expired in regulation, as the ball just fell short of being nothing but net.
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