Scores

Final

Long Beach St 86

(2-6, 0-5 away)

Pepperdine 92

(2-6, 2-1 home)

    10:30 PM ET, December 17, 2005

    Firestone Fieldhouse, Malibu, California

    1 2 T
    LBSU 32 5486
    PEPP 46 4692

    Top Performers

    Long Beach St: J. Hodges 18 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast

    Pepperdine: T. Forehan-Kelly 23 Pts, 10 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl

    Pepperdine 92, Long Beach State 86

    MALIBU, Calif. (AP) -- Tashaan Forehan-Kelly had 23 points and 10 rebounds and Michael Gerrity added 21 points and six assists as Pepperdine beat Long Beach State 92-86 Saturday night.

    Pepperdine (2-6), which snapped a four-game losing streak, shot 52.2 percent (35-for-67) one game after shooting a season-low 29.2 percent in a loss at Colorado State.

    The Waves got 19 points from Willie Galick and 11 from Chase Griffin.

    Kevin Houston led Long Beach State (2-6), loser of four straight, with 19 points, while Jibril Hodges scored 18 points and Kejuan Johnson had 15.

    The 49ers never recovered from a dismal first half in which they shot just 33 percent (11 of 33) on the way to a 46-32 halftime deficit.

    Long Beach State, which shot 46.2 percent (30-for-65) for the game, gradually cut into Pepperdine's lead in the second half thanks to a bevy of 3-pointers.

    The 49ers were 8-for-14 from behind the arc in the second half and finished 11-for-26 for the game.

    Long Beach State got to within five, 83-78, on Houston's lay-up with 1:09 left but were forced to put Pepperdine at the line down the stretch.

    The Waves made five of eight free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LBSU
    PEPP
    Points 86 92
    FG Made-Attempted 30-65 (.462) 35-67 (.522)
    3P Made-Attempted 11-26 (.423) 5-11 (.455)
    FT Made-Attempted 15-27 (.556) 17-28 (.607)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 18

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