A big first half was enough to carry Long Beach State men’s basketball to an 82-80 win at Cal State Fullerton tonight. The Beach led for most of the game, and the victory snapped a six-game losing streak against the Titans.
LBSU (3-3, 2-1) shot over 50 percent from the floor on the night and was 8/13 from 3-point range in the first half. The Beach led Fullerton by 15 points at halftime. The Titans (1-3, 0-3) came back to make the game close thanks to 40 points in the paint and 22 forced turnovers.
Guard Isaiah Washington led four scorers in double-figure with 20 points. Forwards Trever Irish and Joe Hampton scored 16 points and Chance Hunter returned from injury to chip in 15 points and seven rebounds.
No shot in the closing seconds and @LBSUhoops holds on for the 82-80 win in the first of two against Cal State Fullerton. #GoBeach pic.twitter.com/TH05z060EZ
“I think we’re growing and we can get better,” LBSU coach Dan Monson said. “Hopefully we’ll play better tomorrow because we’ll need to.”
LBSU will take on Fullerton again at 5 p.m. on Saturday.