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49ers Continue Three-Game Road Swing at Nevada, San Francisco
The 49ers will take on Nevada at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, before heading to San Francisco for a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday.

The 49ers will take on Nevada at 6:30 p.m. this Friday, before heading to San Francisco for a 2 p.m. contest on Sunday.

Nov. 13, 2013

Long Beach State (0-1) at
Nevada (1-0)
Friday, Nov. 15
Time: 6:30 p.m. (PST)
Location: Lawlor Events Center
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Long Beach State (0-1) at
San Francisco (1-1)
Sunday, Nov. 17
Time: 2 p.m. (PST)
Location: War Memorial Gym
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The Long Beach State women's basketball team continues its season-opening three-game road swing at Nevada and San Francisco this weekend. The 49ers will travel to Reno, Nev., on Friday, Nov. 15, for a 6:30 p.m. contest against the Wolf Pack, before heading to The Hilltop where they will square off against the Dons at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 17.

Fans can follow the 49ers all season long with every women's basketball game being broadcast live via Stretch Internet Radio on longbeachstate.com. Tyler Hendrickson returns for his second year as LBSU's play-by-play announcer.

Nevada (1-0) topped Utah Valley, 79-67, in its season opener last Friday in Orem, Utah. Six-foot-eight center Mimi Mungedi led the way with 15 points on a 6-for-8 shooting performance. She also grabbed a team-best eight rebounds. Terilyn Moe added eight points and seven assists. Nevada was picked to finish 10th out of 11 teams in the Mountain West Conference Preseason Poll.

Long Beach State leads in its all-time series with Nevada, 13-5, and has won the last four. In the most recent meeting, the 49ers edged the Wolf Pack, 61-58, in overtime at the Walter Pyramid on Dec. 8, 2011. Bianka Balthazar had 16 points, while Alex Sanchez chipped in 11 points and nine rebounds.

A 49er victory at Nevada on Friday will mean:
- LBSU will extend its win streak against the Wolf Pack to a series-long five games.
- LBSU will earn its first win over a Mountain West team in two tries during the Jody Wynn era.

San Francisco (1-1) earned a split in its season-opening weekend in New York. USF started the trip with an 80-66 loss to Fordham, before coming back two days later to top Columbia, 83-69. Taj Winston averaged a team-high 18.0 points per game, while Rachel Howard registered 17.0 points per outing and shot 55.6 percent from 3-point range.

Long Beach State leads in its all-time series with San Francisco, 5-3. The two teams last met in 2005, when the 49ers came away with a 58-52 overtime victory in Long Beach.

Sunday's game at USF will be a homecoming of sorts for Hallie Meneses. Meneses grew up in San Francisco, prepping at Abraham Lincoln High School. She also played one year at the City College of San Francisco before transferring to The Beach.

After playing just five minutes in the first half due to precautionary reasons (head injury) at ninth-ranked Cal, junior Lauren Spargo came out of the break on a mission as she scored the 49ers' first nine points en route to a game-high 15. She was 6-for-12 from the floor in the second period. The Santa Clarita, Calif., native also totaled three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

Junior guard Alex Sanchez (Anaheim, Calif.) was named to the six-player preseason all-conference team as voted on by a panel of media members. Sanchez is a two-time All-Big West honorable mention selection. Last year, she averaged a team-best 10.6 points and 4.1 assists per game, while also ranking second in rebounds (4.3 rpg) and steals (1.5 spg). Sanchez continued her all-around performance in the season opener at No. 9 Cal with nine points, three rebounds and two assists.

Freshman Anna Kim made a statement in her collegiate debut at No. 9 Cal as she registered 11 points, four rebounds and two assists. The Fullerton, Calif., native was the only 49er to shoot over 50 percent from the field as she made four of her seven attempts, including a 2-for-4 performance from behind the arc. Classmate Jewelyn Sawyer also had a strong showing with seven points, four rebounds and two blocks.

Jade Wilson (Tempe, Ariz.) is expected to be one of the 49ers' floor leaders as she returns as the team's lone senior. After battling through injuries last year, Wilson has come back healthy and in top shape. She had a team-best seven rebounds and two steals in the season opener at No. 9 Cal.

Ella Clark ranks eighth among the 49er all-time leaders with 119 career blocks, while Lauren Spargo is ninth with 277 3-point field goals attempted. Spargo has also made 80 treys, which is just three shy of tying the 10th-best mark in program history.

Long Beach State has teamed up with the Ronald McDonald House to present a `Pack the Pyramid Night' for the 49ers' home opener against Loyola Marymount on Saturday, Nov. 23. All tickets will be priced at $5 and 50 percent of the proceeds will go back to the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.

"Teaming up with the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House to Pack the Pyramid is a win-win situation for all," LBSU head coach Jody Wynn said. "Not only will our team feel an incredible atmosphere on the basketball court, but more importantly, we are excited to give back to an amazing organization that supports our children and families in the community."

Long Beach State will host Loyola Marymount in its home opener on Saturday, Nov. 23. Game time is set for 4 p.m. (PST).