Dec 17, 2017

Green-Richards and Rico Lead The Charge Against Stockton

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By: Alex Plusquellec

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's basketball team could not overcome a poor shooting night Sunday, falling at home to Stockton University 74-62.

Recap:

Thomas Rico and Mason Green-Richards led the way early for the Bruins who were back in action for the first time since Dec. 2. The sharpshooters each nailed two three pointers in the opening minutes to give the Bruins an early 12-5 lead.

The Ospreys found their rhythm after falling behind early and rattled off 11 straight points to take a 16-12 lead. Trailing 21-14, the Bruins cut the deficit to 23-22 thanks to solid free throw shooting and buckets from Kevin Dent and Green-Richards.

The Bruins struggled to maintain momentum, and the Ospreys' lead ballooned to 11 before Green-Richards nailed two free throws in the final seconds of the half.

Stockton took a 39-30 lead into halftime.

After shooting only 29% from the field in the first half, the Bruins looked to be more efficient after the break. Ryan Lacey scored four straight to get the Bruins going to start the second half, but Stockton countered with a couple of easy layups.

With six minutes to play, Green-Richards got the Bruins to within six, but the Ospreys rattled off eight straight to push the lead to 68-54. The Bruins were unable to get the stops needed to stage a late rally, and Stockton cruised to a 74-62 victory.

Top Performers:

On a night when it seemed nothing could drop, Green-Richards led the way with 20 points on 6 of 16 shooting to go along with three rebounds. Rico added 19 points, nailing five three pointers while grabbing a team-high six boards. Lacey finished with 12 points and five rebounds.

What It Means:

Sunday night's loss bring the Bruins' record to 4-4 on the season.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins are back in action on Tuesday as they host No. 4 Wisconsin-Oshkosh at Wheeler Sports Center. Tip is set for 7 p.m.