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49er men move into 1st-place tie

49er men move into 1st-place tie

February 17, 2009

Box scoreFULLERTON, Calif. — After Cal State Fullerton's dramatic come-from-behind, last-second win last month, the Long Beach State men's basketball team returned the favor Wednesday night.In front of a r...

Women’s golf: LBSU ties for 6th

Women’s golf: LBSU ties for 6th

Daily 49er sports staff

February 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Golf, Sports

Aztec Spring Invitational ResultsSalt Creek Golf Course in San Diego(Standing) Player (Score)/(Rd. 1-Rd. 2-Rd. 3)/Total(T-2) Lee Lopez (+5)              74-77-70        &n...

‘Niners to focus on Titans star guard in rematch

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 17, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Cal State Fullerton guard Josh Akognon has the attention of the Long Beach State men's basketball team.The senior NBA hopeful torched the 49ers for 31 points, including the game-winning jumper, in a 61-60 victory at the Walter Pyramid on Jan. 29.The ‘Niners plan to key in on the 5-foot-11 Akognon and deny him the ball more when the two teams meet tonight at Titan Gym in Fullerton. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m."The m...

Obama not the only prez with basketball jones

Obama not the only prez with basketball jones

February 17, 2009

VIDEO: F. King Alexander playing in a pick-up game at the Walter PyramidIt's just before tip-off and the Monson Maniacs, along with the rest of the crowd, have all filed in as AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" i...

Big West honors softball, women’s hoops

Big West honors softball, women’s hoops

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 15, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports, Women's Basketball

The Big West Conference recognized Long Beach State juniors Kristen Pocock and Lauren Sims as Player of the Week in their respective sports Monday.Pocock, a catcher on the softball team, earned co-Fiel...

LBSU’s Ingrassia: Beckham ‘positive’

LBSU’s Ingrassia: Beckham ‘positive’

February 15, 2009

David Beckham came to the United States to promote American soccer and himself. Two years later, he wants to leave to save his soccer career. In January 2007, the Los Angeles Galaxy approached Spanish ...

Beach Banter: NBA All-Star Weekend losing its ‘luster’

Beach Banter: NBA All-Star Weekend losing its ‘luster’

February 15, 2009

Editor's note: Sports editor Tracy McDannald, assistant sports editor Daniel Ramirez and staff writers Matt Moreno and Tucker Savoye discuss the highs and lows of the festivities.TS: I thought it was ...

WBBALL: 49ers post back-to-back wins for first time

Daily 49er sports staff

February 14, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreFor the first time this season, Long Beach State's women's basketball team has won back-to-back games.The 49ers defeated Texas-Pan American, 78-58, in non-conference action Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid.After playing to 35-35 tie in the first half, LBSU (7-17) stifled the Broncs into 37.5 percent shooting (9-of-24) after intermission.The 49ers shot 54.4 percent (31-of-57) from floor in the contest and were le...