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Long Beach State Women’s Basketball Knocked Out Of Big West Tournament

Long Beach State women’s basketball had it’s five-game winning streak snapped in the first round of the Big West Conference Tournament on Tuesday at CSU Fullerton in a 79-66 loss to UC Riverside. The Highlanders (10-21) play No. 3 seed UC Irvine on Wednesday at Honda Center.

LBSU (8-23, 6-10) was led by senior Cecily Wilson’s 22 points, four steals, five rebounds and two assists. Freshman Shanaijah Davison had 11 points for her 20th double-digit performance of the season. Freshman Naomi Hunt grabbed a team-high six rebounds, freshman Ma’Qhi Berry finished with a team-best six assists. Freshman Emma Merriweather added 10 points and four blocks.

LBSU cut a 26-16 deficit to 37-32 by halftime, but UCR came out and shot 53.8 percent from the field in the third quarter to push its lead back up to 12.

UC Riverside finished with three double-figure scored led by Lauren Holt’s 22-point effort. Michelle Curry added 20 points and 12 rebounds for a double-double, while Tianna Eaton contributed 19 points. Curry also dished out seven assists in the game.

JJ Fiddler
JJ Fiddler is an award-winning sportswriter and videographer who has been covering Southern California sports for multiple newspapers and websites since 2004. After attending Long Beach State and creating the first full sports page at the Union Weekly Newspaper, he has been exclusively covering Long Beach prep sports since 2007.