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Aggies edge 49ers, 55-54, on controversial play

Aggies edge 49ers, 55-54, on controversial play

January 9, 2009

The tough breaks continued to pour in for head coach Mary Hegarty and the Long Beach State women's basketball team Saturday night.UC Davis forward Kasey Riecks hit two free throws with 2.1 seconds left t...

A tale of two halves: The Beach falls to Pacific, 76-62

A tale of two halves: The Beach falls to Pacific, 76-62

January 7, 2009

Energized by a record-breaking home crowd of 2,656, The Beach sprinted out on to an early lead only to watch the Pacific Tigers claw back in the second half Thursday afternoon.The Tigers, behind the str...

Beach women to host Pacific in Big West home opener

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

January 6, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In an initiative to increase awareness and attendance at women's college basketball games thoughout the country, Long Beach State will participate in the NCAA Pack the House Challenge on Thursday.The 49ers (3-10, 0-2 Big West Conference) will host the Pacific Tigers (7-6, 1-0 Big West) at the Walter Pyramid. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m.Each school selects a designated game for the challenge and one member from each conference ...

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...