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Long Beach State women’s basketball team moves to 3-0 in Big West play

Long Beach State women’s basketball team moves to 3-0 in Big West play

Grester Celis-Acosta, Staff Writer

January 14, 2017

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

After surrendering a 20-point lead in the third quarter the Long Beach State women’s basketball team defeated Cal Poly 83-80 Saturday at the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (12-6, 3-0) started the game makin...

Long Beach State women’s basketball team defeats Hawai’i in Big West opener

Grester Celis-Acosta, Staff Writer

January 6, 2017

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

  The Long Beach State women’s basketball team began its Big West Conference play by defeating Hawai’i 68-57  Thursday at the Walter Pyramid. The win ended a seven-game losing streak that LBSUn (10-6, 1-0) had against Hawai'i(4-9, 0-1).  The game began with a low scoring first quarter, which had Hawai'i leading LBSU 6-5.  LBSU head coach Jody Wynn felt that the team was shooting too many long shots in th...

Long Beach State women’s basketball team dominates Biola; wins fourth straight game

Grester Celis-Acosta, Staff Writer

December 17, 2016

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

The Long Beach State women’s basketball team defeated Biola University in dominating fashion, 76-48 Friday night in the Walter Pyramid. The 49ers (7-4) were in complete control of every facet of the game, forcing the Eagles (8-4) into 25 turnovers while out-rebounding them 41-28 and snagging 14 steals. LBSU also dominated the paint scoring 42 points. The 49ers also scored 39 points off turnovers. “[I’m] prou...

Long Beach State women’s basketball team beats LMU in overtime

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

December 11, 2016

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

Behind standout performances from seniors Anna Kim and Madison Montgomery, the Long Beach State women’s basketball beat Loyola Marymount University 81-78 in overtime Saturday. The game was a battle as LBSU battled through eight ties and 13 lead changes with LMU. With 12 seconds left in regulation, the 49ers trailed the Lions by three points. After a timeout, LBSU coach Jody Wynn drew up a play that worked just as s...

Long Beach State’s Cece Wilson paces 49ers in win vs Pacific

Grester Celis-Acosta, Staff Writer

December 8, 2016

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

The Long Beach State women’s basketball survived a late fourth quarter run defeating Pacific 66-58 Wednesday in the Walter Pyramid. The Tigers (3-5) had 17 turnovers in the game and held an early lead in the first quarter until the 49ers (5-4) tied the game at the 4:55 mark with eight points each. From that point on, LBSU never let Pacific regain the lead. The Tigers made a late 9-3 fourth quarter run at the 3:50 mar...

Jewelyn Sawyer’s defense can help lead Long Beach State to a Big West championship

Grester Celis-Acosta, Staff Writer

December 7, 2016

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

What makes a great defensive basketball player? It may be stats like blocks, steals and rebounds or how a player can disrupt opposing players by forcing them to commit a turnover or having them take difficult shots. All those factors are true, especially for senior forward Jewelyn Sawyer. Sawyer won Big West Defensive Player of the Year last season, finishing with 47 steals and 15 blocks. Her defensive prowess...

Long Beach State women’s basketball team snaps 4-game losing streak

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

December 4, 2016

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

The Long Beach State women’s basketball team ended its four-game losing streak with a 61-48 win against Boston University Saturday at the Arizona State University Classic Sunday in Tempe, Arizona. With a solid defensive effort, the 49ers (4-4) overcame an 11-point first quarter deficit to win the game. As the team started to rally in the second quarter, it forced the Terriers (1-7) to turn the ball over 12 times. LBSU w...