LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP)Marcus Tsohonis’ 20 points helped Long Beach State defeat Saint Katherine 84-55 on Saturday night.

Tsohonis also added five steals for the Beach (2-2). Joel Murray added 13 points while going 6 of 8 from the field, and they also had five assists and six steals. Aboubacar Traore shot 4 of 4 from the field and 3 for 3 from the line to finish with 11 points.

The NAIA-member Firebirds (0-2) were led in scoring by Bryan Romero, who finished with 17 points, five assists and two steals. Saint Katherine also got 13 points from JD Lloyd-Watson. In addition, Jacob Durham finished with 11 points, seven rebounds and two steals.

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Long Beach State hosts Oakland in its next matchup on Friday.

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