Daily 49er

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...

Women’s volleyball deserved a better NCAA draw

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

November 30, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Long Beach State women's volleyball head coach Brian Gimmillaro didn't hide his disappointment with the NCAA selection committee.He shouldn't either — they were screwed.After learning the 49ers would be sent to Palo Alto, with the potential of playing the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal in the second round, Gimmillaro sounded frustrated but also not surprised on Sunday night."[The NCAA selection committee] continues to do u...

Setting sail from The Beach

Setting sail from The Beach

Ann Austria, Diversions editor

November 30, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Long Beach State women's volleyball assistant coach Debbie Green and senior setter Nicole Vargas have some commonalities. First, they are slated to play in their final NCAA Tournament; second, they ar...

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...

Long Beach State to start NCAAs in Palo Alto

Long Beach State to start NCAAs in Palo Alto

November 30, 2008

Head coach Brian Gimmillaro said the NCAA Tournament selection committee "continues to do no favors" for Long Beach State on Sunday night.The 49er women's volleyball team is set to play 24th-ranked Pe...

‘Niners win third straight, beat New Mexico State

‘Niners win third straight, beat New Mexico State

Tucker Savoye, Assistant sports editor

November 29, 2008

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

After scoring 24 points in a double overtime win at Idaho State, Donovan Morris poured in 30 to give Long Beach State an 82-77 win over the New Mexico State Aggies Sunday night at The Walter Pyramid.Point ...

Women’s volleyball peaking at the right time

Women’s volleyball peaking at the right time

Danny Lee, Assistant sports editor

November 29, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The regular season finale at the Pyramid last Saturday night between Long Beach State and the No. 19-ranked Colorado State Rams featured two teams heading in opposite directions before the start of th...

Seniors say farewell to Pyramid with 3-1 victory

Seniors say farewell to Pyramid with 3-1 victory

Matt Moreno, Contributing writer

November 29, 2008

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

The Long Beach State women's volleyball team took care of No. 19 Colorado State in four sets (23-25, 25-20, 25-13, 25-23) on its final regular season match Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid.The first se...