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Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - GSAC Game #18
final:
#17 Azusa Pacific 68, FPU 50

Box score

Azusa - A 17-0 run midway through the second half powered the No. 17 Azusa Pacific University Cougars to a 68-50 Golden State Athletic Conference win over the Sunbirds in Azusa tonight.

FPU, guilty of 17 first-half turnover, trailed by only four points after 20 minutes of play. They closed the gap to a single point with 14:05 to play, inciting the Cougars to the 17-0 run.

"It is frustrating," said FPU head coach Jim Hall. "This was a winnable game for us. But we didn't take care of the basketball and we didn't follow our defense plan they way I had hoped."

Lindsey West's double-double (20 points and 13 rebounds) did most of the damage. Her effort was supported by Alyssa Ferdaszewski (14) and Monica Somers (12).

Melissa Montoya led the Sunbirds with 18 points. Brooke Stanley and Denise Fast added 12 and 10 points respectively. Fast pulled down and FPU-high eight rebounds.

The Sunbirds return to the Special Events Center this Saturday to host San Diego Christian in their final home game. Tip-off time is 2:30 p.m.

FPU wraps up the season on Monday, February 27, in Fullerton against Hope International.

Updated Records
Sunbirds: 7-20, 3-15
#17 Azusa Pacific: 22-7, 14-5

Series
Tonight's contest was the 50th in a series that dates back to December 18, 1984... the Sunbirds hold a slim 26-24 edge... the Cougars have won the last six games.

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

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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