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Saturday, November 5, 2005
Sunbirds at Westminster Classic, Salt Lake City, Utah

Final - FPU 100, Montana Western 86

Box score

Salt Lake City, Utah - The Fresno Pacific University Sunbirds handed rookie head coach Clark Sheehy his first collegiate win this afternoon- a 100-86 victory over Montana Western on the final day of the Westminster Classic in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Josh Urbiztondo and Lesego Molebatsi lead FPU, now 1-1 on the young season, with 22 points a-piece. Molebatsi had a team-high nine rebounds. Rudy Lopez (16 points, 7 rebounds), Moustafa El Zanaty (12 points) and A.C. Calderon (10 points) also reached double figures.

FPU held a 52-39 lead after 20 minutes and shot a sizzling 66 percent for the contest.

"I am real proud of these guys," said Sheehy. "They worked real hard and played pretty well today, especially after the second half yesterday (an 82-53 loss to host Westminster, ranked 17th in the NAIA Preseason poll.).

The Sunbirds move to Pocatello, Idaho, Monday to face Idaho State (7:05). FPU will be in the Save Mart Center on November 15 (8:00 p.m. tip-off) to face the Fresno State Bulldogs. Both contests are exhibitions and will not be included in the win-loss records of the participants

FPU's home-opener will be in the Special Events Center on Thursday, November 17, when the Sunbirds host Dominican University of San Rafael. Tip-off time is 7:30 p.m.

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Fresno Pacific University offers undergraduate and graduate programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation. Each year more than 2,000 traditional and adult students attend classes on the 42-acre main campus in southeast Fresno or centers in Visalia and Bakersfield. The university also reaches 12,000 students across the nation and around the world through professional development studies programs. The only four-year Christian university in the Central Valley, FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top quarter among Western universities master's category by U.S. News & World Report.

Opponent - Score - Record
Westminster T
Westminster T
Idaho State
Fresno State
DOMINICAN
GOLDEN STATE BAP
Dominican
NORTRE DAME
California Baptist *
CONCORDIA *
LIFE PACIFIC
CSU Monterey Bay
Holy Names
Westmont *
PT LOMA NAZ *
Biola *
VANGUARD *
The Master's *
AZUSA PACIFIC *
San Diego Chr *
HOPE INTER *
Concordia *
CAL BAPTIST *
WESTMONT *
Pt Loma Naz *
BIOLA *
Vanguard *
THE MASTER'S *
Azusa Pacific *
SAN DIEGO CHR *
Hope International *
* GSAC contest

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