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Losses, season-ending injuries mount for LBSU women

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 2, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Head coach Mary Hegarty may have lost more than the Big West Conference opener Friday night.Long Beach State was routed, 66-48, by host UC Santa Barbara at The Thunderdome.Junior transfer Whitney Fields notched her third double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds, in addition to four steals, to pace the ‘Niners (3-9, 0-1 Big West). Junior guard Lauren Sims added 10 points and was the only other 49er to...

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

Men’s, women’s hoops gear up for Big West play

December 30, 2008

For a while, it looked like head coach Dan Monson and the Long Beach State men's basketball team was going to enter its Big West Conference schedule with a winning record.The 49ers (5-7) dropped an 86-...

‘Niners have ‘Fields’ day against Aggies

‘Niners have ‘Fields’ day against Aggies

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

December 21, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Junior center Whitney Fields responded to head coach Mary Hegarty's decision to bring her off the bench on Monday night.Fields scored a career-high 30 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Long ...

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 ...

‘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 ...