LONG BEACH, Calif. — Long Beach State outscored UNO 36-18 to end the first half and went on to defeat the Mavericks 77-61.
Ericka House scored the University of Nebraska at Omaha’s first seven points as the Mavs forged a 7-7 tie with 13:26 left in the first half. The 49ers, however, went on a 9-2 run and didn’t look back. They led UNO 43-25 at half.
Long Beach State (4-2) extended its lead to 25 early in the second half, but the Mavs didn’t fold. Trailing 69-47 with 6:30 to play, they reeled off 10 straight points to cut the deficit to 12 with 4:07 left. Felicia Anderson’s back-to-back 3-pointers highlighted the run.
The 49ers answered, however, and UNO got no closer the rest of the way.
House finished with career highs of 25 points and six rebounds. House, a 5-foot-9 senior guard, was 8 of 21 from the floor, including 4 of 12 from 3-point range.
Anderson finished with 13 points, while Lanese Bough and Mikaela Shaw each had eight. Four 49ers scored in double figures, led by Ella Clark’s 19 points.
For the game, UNO shot 31.4 percent from the field, including 28.5 percent from beyond the arc. The 49ers shot 39.1 percent, including 26.9 percent from 3-point range.
Long Beach State outrebounded UNO 52-49. The 49ers also had 10 more assists, 19-9.
The Mavs battled foul trouble throughout the game. Taijhe Kelly fouled out in 14 minutes on the court, while Madi Robson picked up four fouls in 19 minutes. House, Sami Pawlak and Victoria Trowbridge each had three fouls.
UNO is now 3-4, with its four losses all on the road. The Mavs next play at Northern Colorado on Saturday.