Just like that.
The season is over for the Fresno City College men’s basketball team — one of the favorites to take home the state championship as the No. 1 seed in the Northern California Regonal.
Foothill was seeded No. 17 but made 11 3-pointers — going 7 of 9 in the first half — to pull off a 72-64 upset over the Rams on Saturday in a second-round game of the regional. The loss snapped what was a 19-game winning streak for Fresno City (28-4).
The Rams were down as many as seven early in the second half but found some life when Dejon Burdeaux scored four straight points to give Fresno City a 52-49 lead with 9:47 remaining.
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But the Owls (14-16) fought right back to tie it 52-52 on Janvier Alaby’s 3-pointer with 8:27 remaining. Alaby made another jumper that gave Foothill a 54-52 advantage with 7:43 left and the Owls never looked back.
Fresno City opened the game leading 9-3 and went into halftime up 29-27 on Liam O’Reilly’s putback basket.
Seth Turner finished with a game-high 17 points for Foothill. He finished with three 3-pointers — all coming in the first half.
Burdeaux led the Rams with 13 points.
• No. 2 San Jose City defeated No. 17 College of the Sequoias 61-57. The Giants end the season at 17-13. The Panthers (26-3) move on the third round.
Sequoias women run past Golden Eagles
Top-seeded College of the Sequoias flexed its muscles early and often, cruising past No. 17 West Hills-Lemoore 102-72 in the women’s regional.
Corissa Turley and Vanessa Mancera provided the punch, scoring 24 and 22 points, respectively. Turley grabbed 10 rebounds.
They combined for 20 of the Giants’ 41 points in the first half.
Sequoias (28-3) will host No. 8 Fresno City at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Kalia Parker scored 15 points for the Golden Eagles, who finish the season 20-10.
• Sabrea Coleman scored a team-high 18 points, leading No. 3 Diablo Valley past No. 14 Reedley 74-64 on Friday.
Lindsay Juarez led the Tigers (16-13) with 18 points. The Vikings improved to 25-5.
Taft baseball tops Reedley on walk off
Josh Roelofs’ walk-off bunt in the 12th inning lifted Taft to a 6-5 victory over Reedley in a Central Valley Conference baseball game.
The Tigers (5-10, 2-4) had a sweep in sight, up 5-3, but surrendered two in the ninth on a fielding error by center fielder Evan Steele.
In the 12th, Fabian Gutierrez doubled, moved up on Jeff Gilstrap’s grounder to the right side and, after Kyle Wedel was hit by pitch, scored as Reedley could not make a play at home on the bunt.
Eric Evans (1-0) went four innings for the win. Giovanni Arieta (0-1) took the loss. DeAndre Smith had two doubles and an RBI for the Tigers. The Cougars are 11-4 and 4-2.
• Adam Nascimento’s two-run single in a four-run seventh helped Merced beat Sequoias 6-3. Right-hander Reid Feeley allowed three hits in 62/3 innings but gave up four runs in falling to 3-2 for the Giants (6-7, 1-2), who visit Fresno City (11-2, 6-0) at 3 p.m. Tuesday. Nate McGhee (2-1) scattered eight hits and a walk in eight innings for the Blue Devils (10-5, 5-1).