RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) –– Tyler Lamb scored 23 points with three assists and four steals as Long Beach State defeated UC Riverside 88-76 on Saturday night.
A.J. Spencer added 17 points and five assists for the 49ers (10-13, 6-3 Big West). Travis Hammonds came off the bench to score 13 points and grab six rebounds.READ MORE: Public Health Officials Lift Warnings For Certain LA County Beaches
Long Beach State went 19-8 to start and led 58-48 at the break. The Highlanders kept it close in the second until midway when Lamb and Hammonds combined for a pair of 3-pointers within a minute to give the 49ers a 77-66 lead with 5:47 left.READ MORE: Fourth Officer Who Responded To January 6 Attack Dies By Apparent Suicide
The 49ers were strong all over the court during the contest, hitting 48.5 percent from the field, 75 percent from the line and 50 percent from 3-point range.MORE NEWS: 'People On This Block Are Hurting': More Allegations Pinned On LAPD In Aftermath Of South LA Fireworks Explosion
Taylor Johns led the Highlanders (8-15, 3-6) with 20 points and 11 rebounds.