Daily 49er

‘Niner Notes: Dec. 11-14

Daily 49er sports staff

December 10, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Men's Basketball: Gilling earns first-ever conference weekly honorLong Beach State guard Stephan Gilling was named the Big West Conference men's basketball Player of the Week, the conference announced Monday afternoon.The senior led the 49ers to a 96-61 win over Cal State Monterey Bay on Saturday, scoring a career-high 28 points, 25 of which came in the first half. Gilling finished 10-of-17 from the field and tied a 4...

Figueroa going ‘all out’ in final season

Figueroa going ‘all out’ in final season

December 7, 2009

While many athletes have struggled after returning from injury, Long Beach State senior guard Karina Figueroa has shown no signs of rust thus far.Despite missing the entire 2008-09 season, Figueroa wasted no...

‘Niner Notes: Dec 6-8

Daily 49er sports staff

December 5, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

Men's Basketball: Texas two-steps past 'NinersThe Long Beach State men's basketball team committed a season-high 23 turnovers in its biggest challenge of the 2009-10 season.No. 2 Texas proved to be too much for as the 49ers fell, 107-74, in Austin on Monday night.LBSU (4-4) was able to stay within eight points at the 6:46 mark of the first half, but the offensive miscues continued to occur and the 49ers trailed 52-37 at the hal...

LBSU outmuscled in home loss to USC

LBSU outmuscled in home loss to USC

Andrea C. Quezada, Staff writer

December 3, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreFor the second time this season, the Long Beach State women's basketball team staged a last-minute comeback only to fall short, dropping a 83-77 decision to USC, Thursday night at the Walter Pyrami...

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Leslie picks USC

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Leslie picks USC

December 2, 2009

Editor's note: On the day that Long Beach State plays USC, the Daily 49er takes a look back at a major recruit's decision that had an impact on both programs.Lisa Leslie, the most coveted high school basket...

Wynn welcomes familiar faces to Pyramid

Andrea C. Quezada, Staff writer

December 1, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

First-year head coach Jody Wynn will face a team featuring players she helped recruit when the Long Beach State women's basketball team faces USC tonight at 7 p.m. at the Walter Pyramid."They're All-American caliber so we're definitely the underdog," Wynn said about the upcoming contest.In preparation for their match against the Pacific-10 Conference opponent, senior center Lindsey Beckner said the team "worked on all defense."...

‘Niner Notes: Dec. 2

Daily 49er sports staff

December 1, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Softball, Sports

Softball: The Beach adds two for 2010-2011The Long Beach State softball team announced that high school prospects Karli Sandoval and Erin Wesley have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the 49ers next season.Sandoval, a senior at Riverside Poly High School, is a catcher who was a second-team All-Big VIII selection."Karli is a consistent hitter that will bring power to our line-up as she continues to develop," he...

All-Big West selection dismissed

All-Big West selection dismissed

Andrea C. Quezada, Staff writer

November 30, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The leading scorer from last year's women's basketball team was released for a "violation of team rules," Long Beach State head coach Jody Wynn confirmed on Tuesday.Senior forward Whitney Fields, a pres...