Jan 22, 2017

Green-Richards Leads Bruins Against No. 2 Blues

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: Jake Ryan

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's basketball team hosted the No. 2-ranked Whitman College Blues, Sunday night, falling to the top-ranked team in the nation, 95-80.

The Bruins came into their second game of the weekend hot, hitting five of their first eight shots to take the lead in the opening minutes.

Led by Johnathan Doutt and Mason Green-Richards, the team kept the lead for the majority of the first half and kept the game close until the whistle blew for halftime.

George Fox shot a blistering 46 percent from beyond the arc in the opening half, but still trailed at the break by just one, 47-46.

JJ Lacey scored 10 points in the second half to keep the game competitive. He went four-for-five from the field. 

The Bruins trailed by only four with 10 minutes left, managing to hang tight with a nationally ranked Whitman team.

Top Performers:
Green-Richards exploded for 21 points tonight to lead the team in scoring. Lacey was close behind, tallying 18 points of his own. Thomas Rico moved the ball well throughout, dishing five dimes in the contest.

What It Means:
The Bruins move to 4-4 in conference games and 6-11 overall.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins host Puget Sound Friday, Jan. 27, for a conference matchup at 8p.m.