- Associated Press - Saturday, January 3, 2015

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) - David Samuels scored a career-high 16 points and Branford Jones added 14 as Long Beach State walloped Division II Fresno Pacific 81-46 Saturday night.

The win was breather for the 49ers (6-10), who dropped six straight games - including four to ranked opponents - in a rugged road trip to prep for its Big West opener at UC Irvine Thursday.

Fresno Pacific was held to 13 of 49 shooting, made four 3-pointers and was outrebounded 41-32.

Gabe Solarin scored 12 for the Sunbirds (5-7), with Madison Higgins adding 11 and Jeff Amazan 10.

Samuels made 7 of 10 field goals, including 2-for-2 on 3-pointers, and blocked two shots while Branford shot 6 of 9 from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers.

Long Beach State opened the second half on a 20-6 run, capped by a Samuels dunk. Fresno Pacific is 2-12 against D I foes since 2007.

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