Feb 17, 2018

Bruins Find Success on Senior Night

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. --- Trailing 45-42 at halftime on senior night, the George Fox men's basketball team put together a second-half rally to down Pacific University, 89-84, Saturday night.


The senior connection was working early for the Bruins as Thomas Rico found Jonathan Doutt for a three-pointer to put the Bruins on the board. Jackson Januik and Mason Green-Richards also cashed in from beyond the arc, and the Bruins led 11-5.

Tyler Yost's three gave the Bruins a 25-18 lead, but Pacific would find its way back. Despite leading for the majority of the first half, the Bruins found themselves trailing 39-37 at the 3:25 mark.

The Boxers held tough in the final minutes of the half and took a 45-42 advantage into the locker room.

Pacific quickly extended its lead to 50-42 to start the second half, but the Bruins worked their way back to grab a 53-52 lead.

The Boxers regained control and jumped out front again 59-53 and began to make things tough on the Bruins. By the 6:19 mark, however, the Bruins had taken a 78-77 lead on a Green-Richards three-pointer.

Trailing 84-83, Ryan Lacey came up big for the Bruins, creating contact as he converted on a layup to create a three-point-play opportunity. After knocking down the free throw and seizing momentum, the Bruins rode out the final minutes to capture the 89-84 home victory.

Top Performers:

Green-Richards led the way for the Bruins with 30 points and four rebounds. Rico added 14 points and four assists and Doutt finished with nine points as the two Bruins played their final home games. Lacey poured in 12, highlighted by his big three-point-play late in the game.

What It Means:

The Bruins end the year with two straight wins, finishing 8-17 overall and 4-12 in the NWC.