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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 ...

49er women’s home opener spoiled by Aztecs

49er women’s home opener spoiled by Aztecs

Matt Moreno, Contributing writer

November 15, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The 49ers' women's basketball team couldn't hold off a fierce San Diego State offensive attack as they fell to the Aztecs, 67-59, in the season opener at the Walter Pyramid Sunday afternoon.After a lack...

49ers predicted to finish 7th in coaches’ poll

49ers predicted to finish 7th in coaches’ poll

Abbey Mastracco, Staff writer

November 12, 2008

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Two words resonate in the mind of Karina Figueroa this season: hungry and healthy.Now in her senior season, Long Beach State's star guard is hungry. She knew what it was like to be part of a winning t...