Riverside, CA (Sports Network) - Keala King paced four teammates in double
figures with 18 points as the Long Beach State 49ers outlasted the UC
Riverside Highlanders in overtime, 91-82, in Big West Conference action at SRC
King shot 7-of-11 from the field and also chipped in six rebounds and three
assists for LBSU (9-8, 5-1 Big West), which has won a season-high four
straight games. James Ennis stuffed the stat sheet with 17 points, seven
boards, five assists and five steals, while Tony Freeland (15 points, three
steals) and Mike Caffey (13 points, seven assists) were also impressive.
For UCR (4-13, 1-4), Chris Patton scored a career-high 21 points on 8-of-11
from the field, Chris Harriel netted 15 points, and Taylor Johns scored 14
points. Austin Quick tallied 12 points and seven assists, but he also
committed eight turnovers.
Both teams shot well from the floor in the first half, with UCR making 51.9
percent from the field and LBSU shooting 46.7 percent. The teams went into
intermission knotted up at 34-34.
The 49ers led for the majority of the second half, and after a pair of Ennis
free throws with 14 seconds to play in regulation, they held a 75-72 lead.
However, the Highlanders answered on the other end with a Harriel 3-pointer to
tie the game. King missed a trey for LBSU in the waning seconds and the game
went to overtime.
LBSU started the extra session on a 10-0 run, which was too much for UCR to
The 49ers shot 17-of-21 from the foul line, while the Highlanders were only 8-
of-15 from the stripe. LBSU also won the turnover battle, 17-10.
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