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Saturday, February 18, 2006 - GSAC Game #17
Final -
#14 The Master's 71, Sunbirds 47

Box score

Fresno - A 6-for-26 shooting effort in the second half doomed any hopes the host Sunbirds had of pulling out a win this afternoon in the Special Events Center.

The Master's college Mustangs, ranked 14th in the NAIA used a balanced offense and a tight defense to hand FPU a 71-47 defeat in the Special Events Center.

The Mustangs out-rebounded FPU 46-33 and also forced 21 FPU turnovers.

Jessica Seyler was the only Mustang to reach double-figures. She scored 12 points on a night when 10 of 11 Mustangs scored.

"We were in it 'till about midway through the second half," said FPU head coach Jim Hall. "They put a run on us and we didn't respond. We won't win many games shooting 23 percent in the second half."

Melissa Montoya led FPU, now 7-19 overall and 3-14 in GSAC play, with 12 points, before leaving the game with an undisclosed leg injury. Kari Cox was only 1-of -3 from the field but was good on each of her eight free throw opportunities and finished with 10 points.

The Sunbirds will be in Azusa on Tuesday to take on 17th-ranke Azusa Pacific (21-7, 13-5). They return to the Special Events Center next Saturday to host San Diego Christian in their final home game of the eseason. Tip-off time is 2:30 p.m.

UpdateRecords
#14 The Master's: 20-6, 12-5
Sunbirds: 7-19, 3-14

Updated Series
Today's contest was the 40th in a series that dates back to December 28, 1984. FPU leads the series 29-11.

Next Game
Tuesday, February 21 (5:30) - The Sunbirds will be in Azusa to take on the Azusa Pacific University Cougars.

Next Home Game
Saturday, February 25 (2:30) - The Sunbirds will host the San Diego Christian College Hawks (formerly Christian Heritage).

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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.

2005-06 RESULTS
Opponent
-Result
Record
CSU Fresno
L 46-91
Holy Names (T)
W 64-57
Oregon Tech (T)
Trevecca Naz (T)
Olivel Naz (T)
St. Xavier (T)
W. JESSUP (T)
BETHANY (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
PT LOMA NAZ *
Biola *
VANGUARD *
The Master's * L 59-65 4-12, 0-7
AZUSA PACIFIC *
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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