Daily 49er

Slow start plagues women’s hoops against BYU

Daniel Ramirez, Staff writer

December 19, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Long Beach State women's basketball team showed the gritty potential they have as a team in the second half of the game.One problem though: they continue to not show up in the first half.LBSU (2-7) was defeated Saturday night by Brigham Young University (8-2) at the Walter Pyramid, 66-49.The 49ers started to mount a comeback late in the game behind Courtney Jacob's 14 second-half points but it was too late.Down by 23 ...

Change to starting 5 can’t stop losing streak

Matt Moreno, Staff writer

December 19, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Turnovers hindered the Long Beach State men's basketball team Saturday afternoon at the Walter Pyramid.The 49ers couldn't stave off the Montana State offense and fell, 75-61.A season-high 19 giveaways earned the 49ers (4-6) their first loss of the year on the Walter Pyramid floor. Many of the turnovers came when the Bobcats (5-4) were not putting pressure on the ball. Those types of mental mistakes have plagued LBSU during t...

4 recruits sign to play softball at The Beach

Daily 49er sports staff

December 15, 2008

Filed under Softball, Sports

Three high school standouts and one junior college recruit signed national letters of intent on Tuesday to play softball at Long Beach State.Liz Javier, Caitrin DeBaun, Dana Garcia and Nalani St. Germain will join the 49ers for the 2009 season."This recruiting class will certainly help to continue the success and tradition that our program has had over the years both on and off the field," LBSU head coach Kim Sowder said. "All...

Men’s water polo pair named all-conference 3rd team

Daily 49er sports staff

December 15, 2008

Filed under Men's Water Polo, Sports

Senior Ash Blythen and junior Derek Wiebe-Bailey were selected to the All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation team on Monday.Blythen, the 49ers' second-leading scorer, and Wiebe-Bailey, fifth on the national list of goalie saves per game, were selected to the MPSF third team for the 2008 season.Blythen recorded 44 goals this season, eight of which came in the end-of-the-season MPSF Tournament. Blythen also tallied six hat trick...

Rehabbing guard rebounds from life-changing event

Rehabbing guard rebounds from life-changing event

December 14, 2008

Brandon Nevens thought he was going to die. The junior guard was running as part of the 49er men's basketball offseason workouts in September, but after Nevens completed the last lap, he collapsed on t...

Draftee, former Dirtbag starts living the dream

Draftee, former Dirtbag starts living the dream

David Roberts, Contributing writer

December 14, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Editor's note: David Roberts is a senior communications major who pitched for the Long Beach State Dirtbags for two seasons before being drafted in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. Robert...

‘Niners burned in the desert

Daily 49er sports staff

December 13, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Free throws were the difference in the Long Beach State women's basketball team's loss at Arizona on Sunday.The 49ers closed out a four-game road trip with a 56-47 loss to the host Wildcats at the McKale Center.LBSU (2-6) outshot the Wildcats (32.2 to 29.6 percent) but Arizona hit 21 of its 26 free-throw attempts, compared to the 'Niners 4-of-6 at the charity stripe. U of A also held a 46-36 advantage in rebounds.Freshman Adell...

No. 13 Orange batter The Beach, 79-55

Tucker Savoye, Tracy McDannald

December 12, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Long Beach State stayed with Syracuse early before an 18-4 run to start the second half secured a 79-55 win for the Orange in front of 17,244 fans at the Carrier Dome on Saturday afternoon.Arinze Onuaku led the way for 13th-ranked Syracuse (9-0) with 17 points and six rebounds. Onuaku was a perfect 7-of-7 from the field. Guard Eric Devendorf, in the news this week after appealing a suspension from the university, started an...