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‘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...

49ers dropped by 32 at Nebraska

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 11, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

A slow start plagued the Long Beach State women's basketball team Friday night as it dropped a 76-44 decision to Nebraska at Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.Whitney Fields scored a team-high 12 points, with 10 coming in the second half, to pace the 49ers. Lindsey Beckner, meanwhile, pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds.Lauren Sims chipped in seven points for the 49ers, while Lynea Williams added six. Junior guard Co...

Looking for a leader: Senior steps into role

Looking for a leader: Senior steps into role

Matt Moreno, Contributing writer

December 9, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

With an injury keeping senior Karina Figueroa out of the 49ers lineup, fellow senior Kaiti O'Brien has been thrust into the role of experienced leader for a young Long Beach State women's basketball te...

Women’s hoops gets back on winning track

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

December 6, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The 49er women's basketball team snapped its three-game losing streak with a nail-biting 55-54 win over Idaho, Sunday afternoon at Cowan Spectrum in Moscow, Idaho. The game saw seven ties and nine lead changes. The ‘Niners were up, 55-54, with 16 seconds remaining in regulation when the Vandals had possession. Idaho's Rachele Kloke put up a second-chance basket that came after the buzzer had sounded, allowing LBSU to ...

Portland State deals ‘Niners ‘unacceptable’ 71-56 loss

Matt Moreno, Contributing writer

December 1, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Long Beach State women's basketball team couldn't put a stop to the shooting barrage of Portland State as they fell, 71-56, Monday night at the Walter Pyramid.The Vikings (4-1) shot an impressive 60 percent from long range, going 9-of-15 on the night. PSU also shot 54.9 percent from the field to just 37.5 percent for LBSU (1-3). PSU outperformed the 49ers in most statistical areas including rebounding, 36-28, and assists, 1...

Junior guard named co-Big West women’s basketball Player of the Week

Junior guard named co-Big West women’s basketball Player of the Week

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

November 30, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Junior Courtney Jacob's career-high 30-point performance may not have resulted in a win for Long Beach State, but the Big West Conference took notice Monday.Jacob was named the co-Big West women's basket...

Jacob’s career-high 30 points not enough

Jacob’s career-high 30 points not enough

Daily 49er sports staff

November 24, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Long Beach State junior guard Courtney Jacob set a new career high, nearly recorded a triple-double and it still wasn't enough for the women's basketball team Monday night.The 49ers dropped an 83-63 dec...

‘Niners pummel Spartans for first win of season

‘Niners pummel Spartans for first win of season

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

November 21, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

With guards Karina Figueroa and LaTorya Barbee out due to injuries, it was time for the 49ers' women's basketball team to put its low-post game on display.The team did exactly that."We've got a strong and ...