Titans Trail at Half

Jan. 28, 2012

Long Beach, Calif. - Freshman guard Mike Caffey came off the bench to score 9 points Saturday night to lead Long Beach State to a 39-32 halftime lead over Cal State Fullerton in a game airing live on ESPNU.

Twitter reports are not forthcoming tonight due to Twitter and/or wireless problems.

The 49ers are scoring off their fast break and have shot 14 free throws to 2 for the Titans, who have got 16 points and 5 rebounds from Omondi Amoke despite picking up his third foul. Fortunately for Fullerton, the 49ers have made only 6.

The teams traded baskets for the first 10 minutes with Fullerton's biggest lead 3 points and Long Beach's 5 before they were tied at 20-20 at 9:58. Long Beach edged away to lead by as many as 8 points at 36-28.

Amoke has made 7 of 10 shots but Kwame Vaughn is 0-for-6 and Isiah Umipig is 2-of-6 after making his last 2 attempts.

Fullerton has 10 turnovers to 9 for the 49ers, who lead in rebounds, 20-17.

Player of the Year Casper Ware has only 3 points on 1-for-4 shooting but Caffey picked up the slack.

Fullerton made 7 of its first 12 shots but the next 7 makes took 20 attempts for an overall mark of 44 percent. Long Beach is shooting 52 percent.