Dec 18, 2016

Bruins Close Out Leslie Robinson Memorial Against Host Trinity

A Winning Tradition

  • 3 NAIA National Tournaments (1973, 1990, 1992)
  • 1 NAIA District Championship (1990)
  • 22 NAIA District Tournaments
  • 3 NAIA Top 25 National Rankings (1990, 1991, 1992)
  • 4 Northwest Conference Tournaments (1997-1998, 2009-2010, 2012-2013, 2016-17)
  • 2 Cascade Conference Tournaments (1994, 1995)
  • 2 NCCAA National Tournaments (1985, 1987)
  • 7 NCCAA Regional Tournaments (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
  • 1 NCCAA National Coach of the Year
  • 3 NAIA District Coaches of the Year
  • 2 Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 17 All-Americans
  • 3 NBA Draft Picks  

Photo Taken By: Joshua Moczygemba

By: Jake Bienvenue

SAN ANTONIO, Texas --- The George Fox men's basketball team played its final game in the Leslie Robinson Memorial Classic against host Trinity University, Sunday afternoon, falling by a narrow margin of 86-80.

Both teams came out ready to play in the opening minutes, as the Bruins and Tigers clashed back-and-forth throughout the first half.  

The Bruins hit six threes in the first 10 minutes of play, earning a 20-11 lead early. Not to be put away, the Tigers hung tight and kept the game close until managing to go on a 17-2 run to put them up by 10 with a minute and a half remaining.

J.J. Lacey and Jad Darger capped off the half with a 9-0 run to cut the lead to 41-40 before time ran out.

The second half proved to be just as highly contested as the first.

The name of the game for the Bruins was the 3-point shot in the opening 10 minutes of play. Shooting to the tune of a scorching 47 percent from deep in the second half, the Bruins earned a 69-60 lead with 10 minutes remaining.

The Tigers exploded for a 23-7 run in the final eight minutes of play to secure the game.

Top Performers:
Lacey filled up the stat line with 19 points, seven rebounds, and six assists. Providing an offensive spark off the bench was Mason Green-Richards with 16 points for the Bruins. Willie Perkins showcased impressive defense with three blocks in the contest.

What It Means:
The Bruins move to 4-6 on the season after going 1-1 at the Leslie Robinson Memorial Classic.

What's Next:
The Bruins host Wesley College in the final game of the calendar year on Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 7p.m.