Five Sunbirds hit double figures in men’s basketball victory
Fresno Pacific had one of its most efficient outings of the season, shooting 50% from the field and committing only five turnovers in an 81-73 victory against Notre Dame de Namur in a Pacific West Conference men’s basketball game.
Madison Higgins finished with 16 points, four rebounds and four assists, and was one of five Fresno Pacific players to score in double figures. Sunbirds forward Trevon Clayton added 12 points and 15 rebounds
Fresno Pacific (8-16, 4-12) led 38-37 at the half and grew its lead by as much as 14 points during the second half. The Sunbirds scored 40 points in the paint and had 18 second-chance points thanks to 14 offensive rebounds.
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• Jenay Herring had 14 points, eight rebounds, six assists and five steals to lead the Fresno Pacific women to a 53-46 win at Notre Dame de Namur. The Sunbirds (4-17, 4-12 PacWest) snapped a three-game losing streak, holding the Argos to 29% shooting and avenging a 75-68 loss last month.
Keairra White added 10 points and 11 rebounds. Maya Arellenes and Kirsten Liana scored 13 each for the Argos (4-20, 2-15).
Sunbirds women split in pool
Fresno Pacific was overmatched by the top-ranked Stanford women’s water polo team, falling 20-1 at the Sunnyside Aquatics Center.
The Sunbirds (2-8) finished with a split on the day, scoring six goals in the first halt to defeat Concordia 8-6 in an earlier match. Kaeli Hanson had three of Fresno Pacific’s goals. Alyssa Stevens scored against Stanford.
Rams pick up fifth baseball win
Logan Poisall drove in a run in the bottom of the eighth to help Fresno City beat Chabot 4-3 in a nonconference game at John Euless Ballpark.
Jorge Alvarado (2-0) pitched seven innings for the Rams (5-2), who swept a two-game series from the Gladiators (3-5) and open Central Valley Conference play against visiting Reedley at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Shane Desmond picked up the save.
• Tiffany Dennison had five scoreless inning before allowing a run in the sixth to lead the Porterville softball team to a 2-1 win against Siskiyous in nonconference action. Porterville’s Alyssa Benally and Isabel Romero each had an RBI.
Fresno City stars in tennis
Fresno City’s Andy Vang was a runner-up at the Modesto tennis tournament, winning three No. 3 flight matches.
The Rams’ Robinson Audibert reached the semifinals in Flight 2. Fresno City’s women’s team wrapped up a 3-0 run at the Ventura tournament, beating Grossmont and Ventura.