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- 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
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A Winning Tradition
|Puget Sound (8-3, 1-2 NWC)||58||50||108|
|George Fox (5-7, 1-2 NWC)||37||59||96|
By: Alex Plusquellec
NEWBERG, Ore. --- Despite racking up 96 points, the George Fox men's basketball team fell to conference foe Puget Sound at Wheeler Sports Center Friday night in a 108-96 slugfest.
Jonathan Doutt got the Bruins going early, scoring the first two buckets before Thomas Rico knocked down three free throws to give the home team a 7-2 lead in opening minutes.
The hot start dwindled quickly as the Loggers rebounded to tie the game 12-12. Puget Sound then seized control, going on an 18-5 run to grab a 30-17 lead halfway through the first half.
Dylan Hamlett's layup just before half cut the deficit to 58-37 after a Logger dominated first period.
The Loggers came out in the second half looking to finish the Bruins, especially after taking a 95-80 lead into the final 5 minutes.
To their credit, the Bruins continued to chip away. With just over a minute remaining, the Bruins found themselves down single digits, 98-89. After four free throws by the Loggers, Mason Green-Richards nailed a 3-pointer to bring the Loggers' lead to 104-94.
Michael Mercado-Smith knocked down a jumper in the final seconds, but it was not enough as the Loggers captured the road win 108-96.
Rico led the way in a losing effort with 24 points on 7-of-14 shooting. His mark of 24 points pushed him over the edge for 1,000-points scored at George Fox, and is now tied for 36th all-time with 1,004 points.
What It Means:
After a slew of non-conference opponents, the Bruins loss to the Loggers brings their overall record to 5-7 overall and 1-2 in the NWC.
What Comes Next:
The Bruins will return to action Saturday evening as they take on visiting Pacific Lutheran at 6 p.m.