Women’s basketball’s Big West semi-finals hopes were cut short in the last second of Wednesday’s game.
Long Beach State entered the match as the fifth seed, but lost to eighth-seeded Cal Poly behind a combined 50-point performance between Cal Poly’s stars.
Storming back from as much an 18-point deficit to the Mustangs, the Beach rode an 18-point second half outburst by lone senior Jordan Griffin into overtime in front of an excited crowd.
It will be a battle in the paint as the Beach look to contain Cal Poly’s Sierra Campisano.
Allowing the Big West’s worst scoring team to erupt for 92 points on 53% shooting, the Beach’s double-digit losing streak extended to three.
Trudging through a two-game double-digit losing streak, the Beach looks to avoid falling into sole ownership of last place in the Big West.
The Long Beach State women’s basketball team move on to Big West conference play as it hosts Cal Poly at the Walter Pyramid Thursday.
The Beach seniors come up big in upset win over the Mustangs Saturday night at the Walter Pyramid.
Long Beach battled hard on the road, but wasn’t able to snap Cal Poly’s NCAA-leading home game winning streak.
Long Beach held its own against the Mustangs for most of the game but were unable to pull out the win as the SMU offense prevailed.