Women’s Basketball: 49ers outworked on the boards, fall to Mustangs
The Long Beach State women’s basketball team dropped an 86-63 decision to Cal Poly Saturday afternoon at Mott Gym.
Cal Poly (11-5, 4-1 Big West Conference) outshot The Beach 45.6 percent to 39.3 percent and also outrebounded LBSU (7-10, 3-2 Big West) 51-31.
Sophomore Tipesa Moorer led LBSU with a career-high 19 points on a 6-for-10 performance from the field. Junior Ashley Bookman also tied her personal best with 10 points. Senior Karina Figueroa finished with nine points and 10 assists, while junior Melanie Lisnock chipped in nine points.
With the 49ers trailing 38-28 at halftime, Figueroa quickly hit a 3-pointer after the break to bring LBSU within seven, but Cal Poly responded with a 15-6 run to take a 53-37 lead at the 15:51 mark. The 49ers trailed by as many as 26 before falling, 86-63.
Kristina Santiago led Cal Poly with a double-double, finishing with 15 points and 15 rebounds. Brittany Lange added a team-high 16 points.
The Beach will be back in action Thursday, Jan. 21 when it heads to UC Irvine for a 5 p.m. Big West game.
Men’s Water Polo: Four ‘Niners nab All-Academic honors
Four members of the men’s water polo team were selected All-Academic All-Mountain Pacific Sports Federation student-athletes, as announced by the conference on Saturday.
Seniors Justin Koeppen and Derek Wiebe-Bailey along with sophomores Matt Farrington and Jordan Koeppen were awarded the honor based on their cumulative grade point averages.
This marks the second straight season that Justin Koeppen was selected to the MPSF All-Academic squad.
Student-athletes must have competed in at least 50 percent of the school’s competition schedule and must own a cumulative 3.0 GPA or better to qualify for the recognition.