Clovis News: Sports

Local briefs: Fresno Pacific women's hoops team falls in final seconds

Kelli Brull scored off an offensive rebound with 2 seconds remaining to give Menlo College a 61-59 win over Fresno Pacific in the championship of the Peninsula Classic in Atherton.

Sunbirds senior Jessica Mazza had tied it 59-59 on a drive with 16 seconds to go. She finished with 18 points, five steals and three assists.

Jessica Torrecillas added 17 points for Fresno Pacific (3-9), which will resume Golden State Athletic Conference play at Cal Baptist on Saturday.

*Fresno Pacific's NAIA seventh-ranked men built an 11-point lead with 3 minutes remaining and then hung on as Menlo failed three times to tie it or take the lead in the final 30 seconds to defeat the Oaks 69-67 in a late game Tuesday in Atherton. The Sunbirds (11-1, 1-1) will follow the women's game Saturday in Riverside.

Rams' Wright honored

Fresno City's Maghan Wright, a sophomore defender from Buchanan High, has been named second-team All-America by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

The Rams finished with their second-highest national ranking in school history at No. 10. They finished No. 5 previously.

A final No. 5 ranking by Fresno's men was second only to its No. 4 in 2002. The Rams' men landed a first-team All-American in Cody Ellison, a sophomore defender from Clovis.

Wright and Ellison were selected among the top 25 female and male players in the nation.

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