Dec 10, 2016

Bruins Cruise Past Poets

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)
  • 12 NCAA National Tournament appearances in 16 years (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 11 Northwest Conference Championships (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016)
  • 23 straight winning seasons (1994-2016)
  • 12 Top 25 national rankings (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • 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: Jake Ryan

NEWBERG, Ore. --- It was an all-around performance Saturday, as the No. 15 George Fox women's basketball team beat the Poets of Whittier College, 94-48.

Recap:
The Bruins got off to a boisterous start in the first quarter, using a 17-0 run in the first six minutes to set the tone. After seven minutes of play, the Poets found their first basket, but the Bruins fast-paced tempo proved to be too much for the Poets.

The Bruins ended the first quarter with a 25-10 lead.

The second quarter was similar to the first, as the Bruins went on another big run to take a 41-12 advantage with six minutes left in the first half. Bailey McDevitt ended the first half for the Bruins with back-to-back baskets to give the Bruins a 52-19 first half lead.

The Bruins were outstanding from the field, shooting 19-33 (57.6%), while holding the Poets to 25 percent (7-28).

Both teams traded points for the remainder of the game, but the Bruins held the advantage after every quarter.

The bench was in full force on the night, scoring 48 of the team's 94. The Bruins also won the paint battle, out-scoring the Poets 46-22.

"It was a great overall team win," said head coach Michael Meek. "We played well as a team and it was nice to see everyone get involved."

Top Performers:
Kaitlin Jamieson led the squad with a near double-double scoring 12 points and eight rebounds. Kaycee Creech tallied 10 points on the night, while both Tavin Headings and Haley Strowbridge scored 10 each.

What It Means:
With the win, the Bruins improve to 7-1 on the season.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will play their final home game of the calendar year against Bethesda University on Dec. 22 at 4p.m.