Daily 49er

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...

Long Beach State women’s basketball team anemic shooting performance ends with another loss

Grester Celis-Acosta, Grester Celis-Acosta

November 27, 2016

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

Against another Power-5 conference team, the Long Beach State women’s basketball couldn’t keep up with USC on Sunday during its 82-74 loss at the Galen Center. In the first half, the 49ers kept the game close against the Trojans trailing 40-33 at halftime. In the second half, the Trojans used their size to wear down the 49ers on their way to the win. LBSU was outrebounded by USC 43-32. The losses piled on after...

Long Beach State women’s basketball team hosts Houston

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 17, 2016

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

After wins against Nevada Nov. 11 and Pepperdine Saturday, the Long Beach State women’s basketball team will host the University of Houston at Walter Pyramid Friday for the team’s home opener. During its opening road trip, LBSU battled to two close games, including a 97-93 overtime win against Nevada and a 44-41 win at Pepperdine. Against Nevada, the 49ers had six players score in double-figures. Senior guard Jew...

The final chapter for the Raven of Long Beach State

Grester Celis-Acosta, Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

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

Giving up is something that isn’t in senior guard Raven Benton’s blood. After suffering an injury in February 2015, Benton had a roller coaster time with the Long Beach State women’s basketball team that included lots of physical therapy and strength training, but one moment signifies her battle back from adversity. That moment is when Benton drilled the game-winning shot against Cal Poly during the 49ers’ 54-52 win...

Long Beach State’s Jewelyn Sawyer earns Big West honors

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 14, 2016

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

Look out Big West: Long Beach State’s senior guard Jewelyn Sawyer put on a huge weekend performance to start the season for the women’s basketball team, earning Big West Play of the Week. The senior tallied her first double-double during the 49ers’ (2-0) 97-93 overtime win Friday at Nevada, scoring 18 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. Along with her double-double, Sawyer went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw lin...

How the West was won

How the West was won

November 6, 2016

The Long Beach State women's soccer team dominated UC Irvine in the Big West Tournament Final Sunday, scoring three goals in the first 25 minutes on its way to a 3-0 win at George Allen Field. The ...