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Beach Banter: NBA All-Star Weekend losing its ‘luster’

Beach Banter: NBA All-Star Weekend losing its ‘luster’

February 15, 2009

Editor's note: Sports editor Tracy McDannald, assistant sports editor Daniel Ramirez and staff writers Matt Moreno and Tucker Savoye discuss the highs and lows of the festivities.TS: I thought it was ...

WBBALL: 49ers post back-to-back wins for first time

Daily 49er sports staff

February 14, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreFor the first time this season, Long Beach State's women's basketball team has won back-to-back games.The 49ers defeated Texas-Pan American, 78-58, in non-conference action Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid.After playing to 35-35 tie in the first half, LBSU (7-17) stifled the Broncs into 37.5 percent shooting (9-of-24) after intermission.The 49ers shot 54.4 percent (31-of-57) from floor in the contest and were le...

Softball wraps up tournament at SDSU

Danny Lee, Tracy McDannald

February 14, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

LBSU vs. Washington box scoreLBSU vs. SDSU box scoreThe Beach softball team defeated San Diego State, 3-2, in the finale of the Campbell-Cartier Classic Sunday. The Aztecs' Monica Alnes lined out with runners on the corners to end the game. Sophomore Brooke Turner (3-2) tossed a complete game, striking out six and allowing two runs on eight hits. Down 2-1 in the sixth with one out, the Aztecs had the bases loaded and were t...

‘Niners blank Utah State, fall to UCSB

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

February 14, 2009

Filed under Softball, Sports

LBSU vs. Utah State box scoreLBSU vs. UCSB box scoreLBSU vs. Stanford box scoreThe Long Beach State softball team earned a split on its second day of the Campbell-Cartier Classic in San Diego.The 49ers defeated Utah State, 8-0, but fell to UC Santa Barbara, 8-3, in extra innings Saturday afternoon at SDSU Softball Stadium.The ‘Niners were led by sophomore Brooke Turner, who hurled her 19th career shutout in a six-innin...

The Beach says Aloha to Hawaii

David Delgado, Staff writer

February 13, 2009

Filed under Men's Volleyball, Sports

Box scoreNo. 7 Long Beach State men's volleyball team beat the University of Hawaii in four sets Friday night at the Walter Pyramid.The 26-30, 30-23, 30-24, 30-21 victory in front of 1,022 spectators improved the 49ers to 7-5 overall with a 6-3 record in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation.Long Beach was led by sophomore outside hitter Josh Riley and junior opposite Dean Bittner, who finished 19 and 15 kills, respectiv...

LBSU tennis stops SDSU before rain

Sydney Tanimoto, Staff writer

February 13, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Tennis

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Friday the 13th proved to be a good day for Long Beach State's women's tennis as it defeated San Diego State, 4-2.It would be the 49ers' top four singles who secured the match with their victories.First off the court was No. 2 singles Deborah Armstrong in her convincing win over Holly Bagshaw, 6-3, 6-2. In a long-rally and high-tempered No. 3 singles match, Rachel Manasse came out on top over Ester...

Men fall at UCR in 2OT

Tucker Savoye, Staff writer

February 11, 2009

Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

Box scoreFor the first time this season, Long Beach State's men's basketball team no longer holds even a share of first place in the Big West Conference.After playing 50 tough minutes against Pacific and getting the win, the 49ers played 50 again but fell short in double overtime to host UC Riverside, 73-70, on Wednesday night.The loss drops LBSU to 12-11 and 7-4 in Big West play, one-half game behind Cal State Northridge...

LBSU tops Matadors

LBSU tops Matadors

Jeff Hensiek, Staff writer

February 11, 2009

Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Box scoreLong Beach State dominated the boards as they fought their way to a 63-50 win over the visiting Cal State Northridge Matadors on Wednesday. Lauren Sims got a double-double with a game-high 21 poi...