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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

Kevin Durant (left) and Steph Curry (right) enjoy a chuckle with Kyrie Irving.

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

Logo for NCAA Final FOur

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

Girls basketball players in a game

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

Basketball player during a game

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

Basketball team in a huddle

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 ...

Dramatic win sends Mason to State Semi-final

Dramatic win sends Mason to State Semi-final

Jessie Beddow

March 8, 2016

It all came down to one play. One shot. One basket and the GMHS boys varsity basketball team was headed to Richmond. On Saturday, March 5 Mason knocked off Graham High in the Virginia State Tournament quarterfinal match by a tight final score, 74-72. The game was tied at 72 with only 11.2 seconds left in the game, and the Mustangs ha...

‘Lasso Night’ to feature prizes, games, undefeated Mustangs

A basketball signed by all the varsity boys basketball players.

Allyson Kryk

January 28, 2016

The George Mason boys basketball team is undefeated and rolling in 2016. It’s shaping up to be a season fans and players will remember for a long time. On Friday, January 29, during the boys’ home game against William Monroe, the Lasso will host its annual “Lasso Night” featuring a half...

Mustangs off to red hot 15-0 start

The boys varsity team poses with their trophy and tournament chart from a tournament.

Jessie Beddow

January 20, 2016

Down one point at the half in front of a raucous crowd on the road, Mason couldn’t help but wonder if their perfect start to the season was jeopardized. “[The game] started out rough…” said head coach Chris Capannola. “Both teams were a little nervous, there was a huge crowd. But all these guys [have] played two or three years ...

Sports Highlights: Boys basketball v. Brunswick (March 3, 2015)

Students playing basketball

Megan Butler

March 15, 2015

The George Mason boys varsity basketball team played Brunswick High School in the regional quarterfinal on Tuesday, March 3, 2015. The winner would move onto the regional semi-final. The teams were well matched and the game was close but the Mustangs were defeated in the end. ...

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