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Long Beach Sports Calendar Jan. 16-19

Find out where your favorite Long Beach teams are playing this weekend.

THURSDAY

High School Girls’ Soccer, 5 p.m.

Moore League leading Millikan has the day off while Lakewood hosts Wilson in the marquee matchup of the day. Jordan will be hosting Cabrillo in league action later this evening after Long Beach Poly visits Compton in the afternoon. READ MORE

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball vs. UC Davis, 7 p.m.

The Beach is back at Walter Pyramid for the conference home opener against UC Davis. The Aggies also only have six wins this season after dropping its Big West opener to UC Riverside. UC Davis senior guard Joe Mooney is fourth in the conference with 15.2 points per game.

LBSU leads the all-time series with UCD 22-8 despite losing four of the last five meetings.

Long Beach State Women’s Basketball at UC Davis, 6 p.m.

This is the first real Big West road trip as the Beach visits Davis. The Aggies and LBSU both have identical 6-9 overall records after splitting their first two conference games. UCD guard Katie Toole is second in the Big West with 15.8 points per game and a 55.5 shooting percentage.

UC Davis has won the last four games against LBSU, but the Beach still leads the all-time series 18-17.

High School Wrestling, 5 p.m.

There is only one Moore League meet day left after tonight when Long Beach Poly hosts Wilson in a key dual in terms of overall standings for both boys’ and girls’ squads. The other two matchups are Millikan visiting Cabrillo and Lakewood taking on the wrestlers from Compton and Jordan at Compton High. READ MORE

FRIDAY

High School Basketball, 5 & 6:30 p.m.

Tonight features the rare first-place doubleheader in Moore League basketball as Long Beach Poly hosts Millikan. Both Jackrabbits boys’ and girls’ teams are defending league champions, and both Rams squads are sitting in second place.

In other local action, Lakewood is hosting Jordan while Wilson travels to Cabrillo. READ MORE

High School Boys’ Soccer, 3 p.m.

The marquee Moore League matchup is at Long Beach Poly where the Jackrabbits are hosting Millikan. Both of these teams look primed to chase the league title after hot starts to the season. Elsewhere, Wilson is hosting Lakewood while Jordan travels to Compton in the evening games. St. Anthony is also hosting St. Paul at 5 p.m. at Clark Field in Camino Real League action. READ MORE

Long Beach State Men’s Volleyball vs. No. 12 USC, 7 p.m.

The two-time defending national champions are opening their home schedule with a three-game homestand that starts tonight. LBSU is still ranked No. 4 in the country.

Last year, the Beach lost two games and one of them was at USC in March. LBSU got swept in the smaller North Gym where the Trojans thrived on home-court advantage.

Long Beach City College Men’s Basketball at East Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

The Vikings are on the road tonight trying to extend their six-game winning streak. LBCC lost to East Los Angeles 77-74 in an overtime thriller at home last year. Sophomore sensation Jace Bass led the Vikings with 22 points, seven rebounds, five assists and had three steals in that game.

Long Beach City College Women’s Basketball vs. East Los Angeles, 7 p.m.

The Vikings are also taking on the Huskies but this game will be played at El Camino College. LBCC gave up 100 points in its loss to East Los Angeles last year.

Long Beach State Women’s Tennis

The Beach is welcoming multiple teams this weekend for the three-day Beach Tennis Winter Invite at Rhodes Tennis Center. Competition starts this morning and runs all day.

SATURDAY

Long Beach State Women’s Basketball vs. Cal State Northridge, 2 p.m.

The Beach returns to Walter Pyramid for the first game of a double header and a tough challenge against CSUN. The Matadors are on a four-game winning streak after beating Hawaii and UC Irvine last week. Forward De’Jionae Calloway is third in the Big West with 8.7 rebounds and fifth with 15.1 points per game.

LBSU leads the all-time series with CSUN 42-20, but the Matadors have won the last two meetings.

Long Beach State Men’s Basketball vs. Cal State Fullerton, 4:30 p.m.

This is the second straight winnable game of a three-game homestand for LBSU. Fullerton is last in the conference with five wins. The Titans are led by guard Austen Awosika and his 14.7 points ranks fifth in the Big West.

LBSU leads the all-time series with CSUF 68-49, but the Beach has lost the last four meetings against the Titans after winning six straight games from 2014-17.

JJ Fiddler
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.
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