Jan 27, 2018

Bruins Fall To 'Cats

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  

By: Alex Plusquellec

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's basketball team played host to the Linfield Wildcats Saturday night and were unable to capitalize on a hot start against the 'Cats as they fell 95-60.


Thomas Rico brought the energy early, scoring the first five points for the Bruins who jumped out to a 14-2 lead. The run to open the game was highlighted by buckets from Ryan Lacey, Dylan Hamlett and Mason Green-Richards.

The Wildcats made their way back, however, knotting the game at 21-21 approaching the 10-minute mark. Neither team was able to establish their flow for most of the first half.

With just over two minutes to play in the half, the 'Cats held a 40-36 lead and quickly built momentum. Going on an 8-2 run, the 'Cats were able to take a 48-38 lead into the half.

Linfield put the clamps on in the second half, extending its lead to 21 at the 15-minute mark. Despite getting seven points and three rebounds from Hamlett in the half, the Bruins were not able to handle the 'Cats defensive pressure.

Linfield pulled away, claiming a road Northwest Conference win with the 95-60 victory.

Top Performers:

Rico finished with 12 points, followed by Lacey with 11 and Hamlett with 10. The Bruins were able to force 21 turnovers, led by Hamlett with three steals followed by Rico with two.

What It Means:

The Bruins fall to 5-14 overall and 1-9 in the NWC.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins travel to take on Pacific Lutheran Friday, Feb. 2, with tip set for 8 p.m.