Posts Tagged ‘ Shane Thomas ’

VSU aims to build on so-so season

Mar 13th, 2014 | By
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Written by: Shane Thomas A 16-12 season certainly will not be remembered as one of head coach Mike Helfer’s greatest seasons. Following another season of roster renovations, this season represents a transition period for the veteran head coach that may propel the Blazers back to prominence next season. On the surface, the Blazers were a
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VSU geared up for first-round of tourney

Mar 6th, 2014 | By

written by: Shane Thomas No. 7 Valdosta State (15-11) takes on No. 2 West Alabama (14-6) in Game A of the Gulf South Conference tournament Thursday. Reminiscent of last season, the Blazers enter the conference tournament having lost their last two regular season games. VSU lost to Christian Brothers 90-73 in the regular season finale.
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The little man that plays like a giant

Feb 27th, 2014 | By
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written by: Shane Thomas When the Valdosta State men’s basketball team took the floor Nov. 11 for its season opener, there were several new players for fans to become acquainted with. The Blazers were victorious that night led by one of their newcomers, an undersized yet speedy point guard named Larry Stone. Generously listed at
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Blazers attempt to sweep Wolves

Feb 20th, 2014 | By

written by: Shane Thomas Valdosta State (13-9) look to improve their standing in the Gulf South Conference when they welcome in-state rival West Georgia (16-9) Thursday night. The Blazers defeated UWG 72-64 in Carrollton, Ga. on Jan. 16. Blazer guard Blake Justice led the team with 25 points and VSU held UWG’s leading scorer Deonta
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Blazers outlast conference foe Union

Feb 17th, 2014 | By

written by: Shane Thomas Valdosta State used several key defensive stops down the stretch to grind out a 66-63 victory over Union Saturday night. After VSU built a 53-43 lead with 15:34 remaining in the second half on a layup from junior Colin Cook, the Bulldogs stormed back behind the play of freshman Ashanti Day.
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Blazers battle Lions,Wolves at home

Feb 13th, 2014 | By

Written by: Shane Thomas  Following a 9-1 start, the Blazers have lost six of their last nine games as they welcome Gulf South Conference rival North Alabama (14-8) to the P.E. Complex Thursday night. The Lions come into Thursday night on a four-game winning streak, while Blazers have lost two in a row following a
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Wheels up to Alabama

Feb 6th, 2014 | By

written by: Shane Thomas After dousing the Flames in their last outing, Valdosta State (12-5) is on the road looking to tame the West Alabama Tigers (10-8) Thursday night. The Blazers came back from 17-point deficit to cruise past Lee Feb.1. Jalen Crawford scored 16 of his 24 points in the second half and Blake
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Blazers comeback against Lee in rematch

Feb 2nd, 2014 | By

Valdosta State Blazers overcame a 17-point deficit and mounted a strong second-half surge to knock off Lee University 76-70 Saturday night in the P.E. Complex. Bradley transfer Jalen Crawford scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the second half and played a major role in the Blazers’ comeback. “In the first half, we settled
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Valdosta State to host Lee University Saturday night

Jan 30th, 2014 | By

Following a sound win over Christian Brothers, last weekend, the VSU men’s basketball team (11-5) welcomes Lee University (7-9) Saturday night. In the Blazers last outing, they shot a season-high 53.3 percent against the defending Gulf South Conference champions and tied a season-high for three-pointers made with 13. Lee has the distinction of being the
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Blazers rout Pirates, West Florida next up

Jan 26th, 2014 | By

The Blazers rode the hot hand of their senior, David Murray, as Valdosta State rolled over Christian Brothers 84-65 Saturday night in the P.E. Complex. Playing with a heavy heart, Murray shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in the second half en route to a career-high 32 points. The Birmingham, Alabama native played despite
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