CCI Women Fall to Fresno Pacific

Fresno Pacific ended Christ College Irvine’s most successful women’s basketball season by defeating the Eagles, 76-58, in the National Assn. of Intercollegiate Athletics District 3 playoffs Wednesday night at Biola University.

Fresno Pacific (16-12) led at halftime, 31-30, but took control in the second half and was never threatened. Dana Coates scored 16 points, Karen Murray 15 and Erica John 12 for Fresno Pacific, which will play Point Loma Nazarene at 7 tonight at Biola for the district title.

Nancy Geisler scored 15 points for Christ College Irvine (21-7), which was 4-23 last season and was making its first appearance in the district playoffs.