January 2, 2010

LBSU women win Big West season opener

Long Beach State player Ally Wade (22) attempts to pass the ball around UC Riverside player Brittany Waddell (15). The Long Beach State women's basketball team beat UC Riverside, 55-46, at the Walter Pyramid, to open up Big West play. See "Late run keys conference-opening win for LBSU women" by Andrea C. Quezada at Daily49er.com.

For my part, today's game showed the danger of photographing at the baseline. In the first half, a ball bounced out of bounds and almost hit me because I was too busy taking photographs. In the second half, Ashley Bookman stepped over me a few times after running out of bounds to try to rescue a ball. Later, after a steal and a LBSU player threw the ball downcourt, Melanie Lisnock ran to the left of me as she ran out of bounds after having missed the ball. If she had been running slightly more to the left she would have hit me.