Long Beach, Harris' 35 Points Are Too Much for Azusa Pacific

Lucious Harris scored a personal-best 35 points, and Cal State Long Beach shook off a sluggish first half Friday night to beat Azusa Pacific, 112-91, in the 49ers' University Gymnasium.

Harris, a junior guard, moved into seventh place in career scoring for Long Beach. His previous best was 32 points against North Texas last season.

"They just told me to keep shooting, and so I just kept on shooting," Harris said.

Harris made 13 of 20 shots from the field and was seven for seven from the free-throw line.

Azusa Pacific (6-6), an NAIA Division I school, lost its third consecutive game, but led, 60-57, at halftime while shooting 71% (20 of 28).

Long Beach opened the second half by outscoring the Cougars, 22-5.

Tony McGee and Chris Tower scored 17 points each, Ron Hannibal had 15 and Bobby Sears 11 for Long Beach (5-3), which has won three consecutive games and plays host to Robert Morris Monday night. It will be the second of four consecutive home games for the 49ers.

David Walker scored 17 points, Earic Peters 16, Dele Aribigbola 11 and Scott Day 10 for Azusa Pacific.

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