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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... Read more »

Long Beach State’s Justin Bibbins may be small in stature, but he has big game

Christian Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor

December 7, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

If you have watched Long Beach State men’s basketball, you will have noticed a player on the court, one who has natural instinct to pass the ball to set up his teammates at the right spot and moment. That player is the 49ers’ guard Justin Bibbins, who lists himself as 5 feet 8 inches tall. Despite being overlooked by other schools due to his height, Bibbins has overcome the expectations of others on the court. Bibbins’... Read more »

Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid will be full house with doubleheader

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

December 7, 2016

Filed under Sports

Long Beach State’s Walter Pyramid will be busy today, as both the men’s and women’s basketball teams host games. Kicking off the afternoon of action, the women’s team will welcome Pacific University for a non-conference contest that starts at 5 p.m. The women are coming off of a win over Boston University Sunday at Arizona State University Classic that ended a four-game losing streak. Senior forward Jewelyn... Read more »

Long Beach State baseball schedule announced

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

December 5, 2016

Filed under Baseball, Men's Sports, Sports

On Wednesday, the Long Beach State baseball team announced its 2017 schedule. With a mixture of home and away games, the Dirtbags start the season with eight of their first nine games at home. LBSU will welcome Oklahoma to Blair Field to kick off the season with a weekend series starting Feb. 17. From there, the Dirtbags will head to Los Angeles for a road game against USC Feb. 21. “I think it’s competitive,... Read more »

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... Read more »

Long Beach State men’s basketball team’s losing streak reaches nine games

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

December 4, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Facing its last game during a nine-game road trip, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team lost to New Mexico State 93-85 Saturday in Las Cruces, New Mexico. The 49ers (1-9) faced one of the toughest non-conference schedules and the results proved just that as LBSU lost all nine games. After traveling more than 15,000 miles during the trip, the 49ers weren’t able to sustain a lead against the Aggies after jumpin... Read more »

No.4 Kansas routs Long Beach State men’s basketball team, 91-61

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Filed under Men's Basketball, Men's Sports, Sports

Facing another top-ranked opponent, the Long Beach State men’s basketball team lost to No. 4 Kansas 91-61 Tuesday at the Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kansas. The loss is something most teams in the country have faced as Kansas is currently on a 45-game winning streak at home which is the longest active streak in the country. From the opening tip-off, LBSU (1-8) kept the game close, only trailing the Jayhawks (6-1) 18-13 midway... Read more »

Long Beach State women’s volleyball finishes second in Big West, again

Matthew Simon, Sports Editor

November 29, 2016

Filed under Sports, Women's Sports, Women's Volleyball

With its final game of the 2016-2017 campaign, the women’s volleyball team finished the season with a 25-20, 25-19, 21-25, 25-16 win against Denver University Saturday at Walter Pyramid. The 49ers finished with a 21-10 record while finishing 13-3 in Big West play to take second in the conference. 2016 was up and down for team, as they were 7-8 on Sept. 30 with conference play just starting. From there, LBSU went 14-2... Read more »

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