Feb 10, 2018

Bruins Drop One To Top-Ranked 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  
 

By: Alex Plusquellec

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox men's basketball capped off the weekend by playing host to No. 1-ranked Whitman College, falling 97-80 Saturday night.

Recap:

The Bruins jumped out to an early 7-2 lead behind a bucket and an assist from Jackson Januik, and were able to push that lead to 11-8 at the 16:41 mark. The Blues were able to take their first lead, 13-10, but the Bruins aggressiveness earned them multiple trips to the free throw line where they were able to build a 22-17 lead midway through the first half.

Defensively, the Bruins were active early and forced 17 turnovers on the night.

The Blues found their rhythm, however, and ran out to a 34-24 lead with 6:33 to play in the half. As the half wore on, the Blues continued to apply the pressure.

Layups by Levi Dalzell and Ryan Lacey kept things close, but Whitman was able to take a 52-40. Mason Green-Richards led all Bruins with eight points at the half.

Lacey and Dylan Hamlett opened the half with layups, but the Blues showed no sign of slipping. Jumpers by Jonathan Doutt and Green-Richards helped keep the deficit at seven, but Whitman began to separate.

Tyler Yost was a huge spark off the bench for the Bruins showcasing no backing down from the team. With his play, the Bruins were able to cash in on layups late, but the Blues maintained control on their way to the NWC victory.

Top Performers:

Green-Richards finished with 14 points, four rebounds and three assists for the Bruins. Yost recorded a career-high 12 points and Rico matched him with 12. Januik led the Bruins with six assists.

What It Means:

The Bruins now sit at 6-17 overall and 2-12 in the NWC.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins are set to host Lewis and Clark on Friday, with tip-off set for 8 p.m.