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Mason basketball beats the Generals in close overtime game

Mason basketball beats the Generals in close overtime game

Maggie Traverse and Jay Nesson

January 15, 2019

Mason basketball defeats the 5A Washington and Lee Generals in huge overtime win 82-79. In this Thursday night game on December 20, the team offense and defense finally fully clicked to give Mason the confidence that they needed in such a big game. Clutch shots and crucial stops resulted in Mason coming...

Girls basketball enters a new era

Girls basketball enters a new era

Emma McDonald, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2018

As nine varsity players have graduated and left the previous season, the varsity girls basketball team has had a lot of new changes building the team up for this season. Nicole Bloomgarden, Elizabeth Dodge, Victoria Rund, Claire Trundle, Jenna Short, and Bella Ashton were all senior players on the vars...

Short stack: Boys basketball preview

Short stack: Boys basketball preview

Caleb Parnell

December 7, 2018

As the George Mason boys varsity basketball team prepares to play their fourth game of the season tonight against Loudon County tonight at 7:30 in the pit, it’s important to notice the drastic difference in the team’s lineup this year. While the team sports some of the same talent as last year, i...

Women’s basketball needs to be as big as men’s

Women’s basketball needs to be as big as men’s

Sam Mostow, Staff Reporter

October 24, 2018

Women’s sports have always played second fiddle to their male counterparts. This is especially true for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA), the parent organization of the WNBA. The women work just as hard as the men, sometimes playing i...

Ball (and the outdoors) is life: Nate Ogle

Ball (and the outdoors) is life: Nate Ogle

Jay Nesson, Staff Reporter

April 26, 2018

Most people only know Nate Ogle as the “good looking” assistant basketball coach or the guy who looks kinda looks like Post Malone. At the Clarke game, he said six people had made comments to him saying he looked like Post Malone.   Ogle volunteered as last years assistant boys varsity ...

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Girls basketball closes season one point short from State Final

Estelle Timar-Wilcox

March 15, 2018

The Mason girls basketball team ended their season by a single point to Buffalo Gap in the state semifinal game on Tuesday, March 6, after leading by six points in the last quarter. “It definitely was disappointing that we lost so close to the end,” senior forward Jenna Short said. ”We wanted ...

Mason boys basketball and their NBA counterparts

Mason boys basketball and their NBA counterparts

David Miller

February 8, 2018

Before I start, I want to make one thing clear: these comparisons are about playing style, not playing ability. One could argue that the two are related, but for the purposes of this article, let’s treat them as completely separate. Let’s get started. Max Ashton: Stephen Curry As if Max’...

The Lasso’s NBA All-Star Game mock draft

The Lasso’s NBA All-Star Game mock draft

Hollman Smith

January 24, 2018

Instead of the traditional East vs. West format, this year’s NBA All-Star Game rosters will be picked by captains who were voted by fans. The fans voted on Lebron James for captain of the East, and Stephen Curry for the West. The draft will not be televised and the order of the picks will not be re...

The Lasso’s Final Four picks

The Lasso’s Final Four picks

David Martinez

March 31, 2017

Beware the madness of March. This would have been Shakespeare’s preponderant warning to all readers if he could be alive to witness the series of furtive upsets and tortuously close games that have characterized this year’s tournament. Brackets have been busted beyond recognition, with the last perf...

Scenes from the girls varsity basketball regional finals

Scenes from the girls varsity basketball regional finals

Sierra Sulc, Editor-in-Chief

February 26, 2017

“We played well and everyone was definitely hype about that game. Our shots weren’t falling which is always tough, but we did a pretty good job shutting down their best player on defense,” said sophomore, Raquel Dod. The regional finals for the George Mason girls varsity basketball was play...

Nicholas Robbin-Coker: A hidden basketball gem

Nicholas Robbin-Coker: A hidden basketball gem

David Miller

January 18, 2017

Before any boys varsity basketball game, you can hear junior Nick Robbin-Coker yelling happily during warmups, giving the starters their respective handshakes, and leading the team in the cheer “Mason on three, family on six.” Instead of the traditional “Mason on three, one, two, three, Maso...

Girls basketball is shooting for a good season

Girls basketball is shooting for a good season

Gabriella Stevens

December 9, 2016

It’s the beginning of December, which means the winter sports season is already in full swing, including the highly anticipated girls basketball season. “I feel like we are prepared, and we are going to be stronger,” junior point guard Nicole Bloomgarden said. Last season, Bloomgarden led the ...

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