State second-ranked College of the Sequoias led by as many as 18 points en route to a 60-50 victory over Reedley on Saturday in a Central Valley Conference women’s basketball game.
The Giants have the inside track on the league title, up two on the Tigers and Fresno City with five to go.
Latique Walton led COS (22-3, 7-0) with 16 points. Sarina Herevia had 16 for Reedley (13-10, 5-2).
• Jasmine Black scored a game-high 19 points as Fresno City routed Merced 61-49 in a CVC contest.
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The biggest lead for the Rams (17-8, 5-2) was 17 when Black hit a 3-pointer to open the second half. Natalie Avadis chipped in with 11 points for Fresno City.
Sunbirds swim past rivals
Fresno Pacific upset No. 20 Cal Baptist 157.50-121.50 to highlight three men’s team victories during a quad dual at the Splash Aquatics Center in La Mirada.
The Sunbirds also topped Concordia 187-91 and Biola 205-60. The women beat Concordia 169-116 and Biola 190-77 but fell 192-95 to No. 8 Cal Baptist.
Sunbirds junior Wesley Coles won the men’s 200-meter butterfly (1 minute, 53.57 seconds), 500 freestyle (4:36.45) and 1,650 free (16:22.36). Senior Amanda Acosta was the top women’s performer, winning the 1-meter ( 171.75) and 3-meter (167.03) dives.
• Fresno Pacific’s women’s water polo team remained winless, falling 13-7 to Santa Clara and 10-6 to Cal State Monterey in Seaside. The Sunbirds (0-5) received a team-best four goals from Emily Marr for the day. Kelsie Harvey collected 13 saves.
Fresno Pacific women’s hoops snaps losing streak
Jasmine Shedrick nailed two free throws with 85 seconds left for the go-ahead points and Fresno Pacific didn’t allow a point the rest of the way to pull out a 61-60 win over Dominican in a PacWest Conference women’s basketball game.
The Sunbirds (3-14, 3-9) snapped a seven-game losing streak, powered by Jenay Herring’s 20 points and Dakota McLarnan’s 17.
Shedrick finished with 10 points, nine rebounds and five blocks. Fresno Pacific built a 15-point lead, but the Penguins (9-10, 6-7) got back into it with a 16-2 run.
Sunbirds shooting off target
Fresno Pacific was held to a season-low in points and assists while trailing throughout en route a 80-55 loss to Dominican in PacWest play.
The Sunbirds (6-13, 2-10) shot 38 % from the field, including just 3 of 18 on 3-pointers, and mustered only three assists.
Madison Higgins led Fresno Pacific with 15 points.
Fresno City goes extra innings for baseball victory
Fresno City’s Daniel Gardner had a run-scoring single in the 10th and the NorCal sixth-ranked Rams added two more runs on a couple of Sacramento City errors in a 10-7 victory that game the visitors a split of their season-opening series.
The Rams led 7-4 in the ninth, but Justin Heskett gave up three runs (two earned) as the Panthers sent the game into extra innings. He still picked up the win and Deandre Howard earned the save.
Fresno City scored five times in the sixth, highlighted by Joe Garabedian’s two-run double and solo home run. Garabedian was 3 for 5 with four RBIs.
• Reedley gave up two in the eighth for a 3-1 loss to San Mateo. The Tigers (1-2) took a 1-0 lead on Matty Nunes’ RBI in the third.
Slow start for Rams softball
The Fresno City College softball team are off to an 0-3 start after losing a pair in Rocklin, falling to Foothill 12-8 then 4-0 to Sierra -0 in nonconference games.
Kory Brock-Jones had a triple and two RBIs for the Rams against Foothill. Sarah Santana took the loss in both games.
Fresno State sinks in pool
The Fresno State swimming and diving team lost 212-86, taking first in only two of 16 events.
Fresno State’s Tarryn Rennie won the 200-yard butterfly ( 2:06.05) and Leah Hatayama won the 50 free (24.1 seconds).
First win for Bulldogs tennis
The Fresno State women’s tennis team picked up its first win of the season, defeating Cal Poly 5-2.
Sophie Watts captured the top singles 6-1, 6-2 and teamed with Anneka Watts to win the No. 2 doubles 6-2 as Fresno State improved to 1-2.
West Hills men’s hoops gets past Reedey
West Hills edged Reedley 65-63 in a Central Valley Conference men’s basketball game, receiving 14 points each from Steven Coulanges and Darren Buckles.
Reedley’s Shakor Major led all scorers with 16 points.