University Home Academic GuideApplyInquire
sunbird logo womens basketball the latest
sports image
womens sports
- Coaches
- History
- Honors
- Quick Facts
- Records
- Roster
- Schedule/Results
- Statistics
- The Latest
- Photo Gallery
- Prospective Athlete
Cross Country
Track and Field
mens sports
Cross Country
Track and Field
sunbird sports
Hall of Fame
Photo Gallery
Quick Facts

gsac home

naia home

Thursday, February 16, 2006 - GSAC Game #16
Final -
No.1 Vanguard 81, Sunbirds 62

Box score

Costa Mesa - Rachel Beese was good on 11-of-14 from the field, scored 25 points and led the top-ranked Vanguard University Lions to an 81-62 Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Sunbirds in Costa Mesa tonight.

The Lions, 24-0 on the season and 17-0 in GSAC play, built a 20-point (43-23) half-time lead.

The hole was too deep for the Sunbirds to dig out of, but they gave it a valiant effort. FPU out-scored the Lions 39-38 in the second half.

"We competed," said FPU head coach Jim Hall. "We worked hard. We turned it over too much, but we broke their trap and scored some points."

Melissa Montoya led the Sunbirds (7-18, 3-13) with 19 points. Denise Fast scored 13 points and also pulled down seven rebounds and was credited with seven assists. Brooke Stanley added 11 points and seven rebounds.

Tiari Goold supported Beese with 16 points and 11 assists. Kelly Schmidt added 17 points and seven rebounds for the winners.

The Sunbirds will host the The Master's College Mustangs this Saturday. Tip-off time in the Special Events Center is 2:30 p.m.

Updated Records
Sunbirds: 7-18, 3-13
#1 Vanguard: 24-0, 17-0

Updated Series
Today's contest is the 50th in a series that dates back to February 9, 1984. FPU holds a 35-15 advantage, but the Lions have won each of the last eight games.

Next Game
Saturday, February 18 (2:30) - The Sunbirds will host The Master's College Mustangs.

Next Home Game
Saturday, February 18 (2:30) - The Sunbirds will host The Master's College Mustangs.


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

back to top

FPU Logo