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Friday, November 11, 2005 - Holy Names Classic - Oakland
Final -
Sunbirds 64, Holy Names 57

Oakland - The Sunbirds got their 2005-06 regular season off to a great start with a 64-57 win over the host Holy Names Hawks in the opening round of the Holy Names Classic in Oakland tonight.

Senior guard Denise Fast led FPU with 19 points. Fast was 8-12 from the field. She was the only Sunbirds to reach double figures. Kari Cox was the top rebounder for FPU with eight.

Devina Brooks led the hosts, ranked No. 7 in the NAIA Division 2 Preseason Poll, with 20 points and nine rebounds.

"We were a bit tentative in the first half," said FPU head coach Jim Hall. "We had some shooting problems from long range (0-7 from beyond the 3-point arc) but were very disciplined and played some hard-nosed defense, especially in the second half. It was a good effort and a nice way to start."

The Sunbirds will face Oregon Tech for the championship tomorrow at 5:00 p.m.

Link to Holy Names University Women's Basketball


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.

2005-06 RESULTS
CSU Fresno
L 46-91
Holy Names (T)
W 64-57
Oregon Tech (T)
Trevecca Naz (T)
Olivel Naz (T)
St. Xavier (T)
California Baptist * L 59-72
CONCORDIA * L 57-66 4-5, 0-2
Lubbock Christian, TX L 59-80 4-6
Cedarville, Ohio
Westmont * L 69-87 4-8, 0-3
Biola *
The Master's * L 59-65 4-12, 0-7
San Diego Christian * W 70-64 5-13, 1-8
HOPE INTER * L 51-54 5-14, 1-9
Concordia * L 62-70 5-15, 1-10
CAL BAPTIST * W 60-46 6-15, 2-10
WESTMONT * 6-16, 2-11
Pt Loma Naz * 6-17, 2-12
BIOLA * 7-17, 3-12
Vanguard * 7-18, 3-13
THE MASTER'S * 7-19, 3-14
Azusa Pacific * 7-20, 3-15
SAN DIEGO CHR * 8-20, 4-15
Hope International * Lot 77-80 8-21, 4-16
* GSAC contest

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