There will be no return trip to the state tournament for the Fresno City College men’s basketball team.
No. 13-seed American River rallied in the second half to upset No. 4 Fresno City 66-64 in the second round of the Northern California Regional on Saturday.
Fresno City scored the first six points on a pair of 3-pointers by Tyus Milhollin. The Rams later led the Beavers 28-18 with 7:15 remaining in the first half before American River took a 52-50 lead with 11:15 remaining in the second half.
Last season, the Rams advanced to the state final four. This season’s format will have eight teams at the state tournament.
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Milhollin led Fresno City (23-7) with 19 points. Richard Reed paced the Beavers (16-10) with 17 points.
COS women advance - No.-2 seed College of the Sequoias rolled past Sacramento City 77-44.
Darci Finnegan led the Giants (26-3) with 13 points. Isabelle Beaven finished with 12 points for the Panthers (14-16).
COS will host No. 10 American River on Wednesday.