Recap: Long Beach State vs. Cal State Fullerton
Anaheim, CA (Sports Network) - Led by 15 points from Big West Player of the Year James Ennis, the top-seeded Long Beach State 49ers downed the No. 9 seed Cal State Fullerton Titans, 75-66, in a Big West Conference quarterfinal round matchup at the Honda Center.
Deng Deng added 12 points for the 49ers (19-12), Mike Caffey and Peter Pappageorge each chipped in with 10 points each and Dan Jennings pulled down 10 rebounds. LBSU moves on to the semifinals where they will face UC Irvine.
For the Titans (14-18), Kwame Vaughn and Alex Harris each scored a game-high 19 points and Jordan Knox finished with 12 points.
LBSU took a 41-31 lead into halftime by knocking down 53.6 percent of its field goal tries in the opening stanza, including 5-of-9 from 3-point range. CSF also shot the ball well, hitting on 52.2 percent from the field and 3-of-7 from 3-point distance.
In the second half, the 49ers continued their strong shooting, hitting on 63.6 percent from the field, but just 1-of-5 from 3-point range. The Titans made 46.4 percent from the field, including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance. The Titans got no closer than four in the second half, as the 49ers kept them at bay and secured the victory.
LBSU outscored the Titans in the paint, 40-30, and dominated on the boards, 37-18.Game Notes