It was a shocking finish for a Fresno City College women’s basketball team expecting a lengthy postseason run.
The Rams built a 15-point lead at halftime and seemingly were well on their way to a win. It wasn’t to be.
Tenth-seeded American River outscored No. 7 Fresno City 23-7 in the third quarter for a 75-66 victory in a Northern California Regional second-round game Friday.
American River denied Rams coach Brian Tessler his 500th career win, controlling the tempo in the second half while outscoring the Rams 41-17.
Deja Samuels led the Beavers with 28 points. Heaven Holmes led Fresno City with 22.
American River will play No. 2 Sequoias or No. 15 Sacramento City. Those teams play Saturday.