Dec 02, 2016

Bruins Open NWC Play With A Win Over Boxers

A Winning Tradition

 
  • NCAA D-III National Champions (2009)
  • Three NCAA "Final Four" appearances (2009, 2012, 2015)
  • Six NCAA "Elite 8" appearances (2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015)
  • Nine NCAA "Sweet 16" appearances (2000, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • 13 NCAA National Tournament appearances in 16 years (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 11 Northwest Conference Championships (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • 24 straight winning seasons (1994-2017)
  • 13 Top 25 national rankings (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Three NCAA Division III National Coaches of the Year
  • Six NCAA Division III Region Coaches of the Year
  • 11 Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 18 All-Americans
  • One Academic All-American
  • Three Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Finalists (Justine Benner - 2015, Keisha Gordon - 2012, Katy Campbell - 2008)
  • One Ad Rutschman Small College Athlete of the Year Winner (Kristen Shielee - 2009)
  • One George Fox Pasero Team of the Year (2009)
  • One Slats Gill Sportsperson of the Year Award (Scott Rueck - 2009 finalist)
 

Photo Taken By: Shelby Byerly

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The No. 7/8-ranked George Fox women's basketball team kicked off the Northwest Conference season against the Boxers of Pacific University, Friday night, as the Bruins beat the Boxers, 89-51.

Recap:
Fans watched as the top-ranked Bruins jumped out to a strong start with a 7-0 lead. The hot shooting continued, as the Bruins hit five threes to take a 21-9 lead with three minutes left in the first quarter. The Bruins held the Boxers to just 11 points in the first quarter, taking a 28-11 after 10 minutes of play.

The second quarter was similar to the first, as the Boxers were out-matched by the fast paced Bruins. Turnovers plagued the opposition, as the Bruins forced nine in the second quarter alone. George Fox went into the half with a 32 point advantage, 50-18.

The Bruins finished the half shooting 57.1 percent from the field and 56.3 percent from the 3-point line.

With the 32 point advantage, the Bruins coasted for the remainder of the game. Kaitlin Jamieson scored seven of the Bruins opening 10 points to put George Fox up 60-24. Both teams managed to trade points back and forth for the last three minute of the quarter.

George Fox ended the game on a Matney Jamieson free throw to conclude the game at 89-51.

Top Performers:
For the third straight game, Kaitlin Jamieson led the Bruins with a team-high 18 points. She also blocked five shots. Tavin Headings wasn't far off with 15 points, going 5-9 from the 3-point line. Kylin Collman was the final Bruins in double figures with 11 points. The Bruins finished the game shooting 53.1 percent from the field (34-64) and 50 percent from the 3-point line (13-26). The 13 threes were just three shy of tying the school record.

What It Means:
With the win, the Bruins open up NWC play at 1-0 and 6-0 overall.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins hit the road Saturday, Dec. 3 against the Loggers of Puget Sound. Tip-off is set for 4:00p.m.