Jan 14, 2017

Bruins Too Much For 'Cats

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. 20-ranked George Fox women's basketball team was too much for the traveling Wildcats of Linfield College Saturday night, as the Bruins blew by the 'Cats, 83-53.

It was a dominant showing in the first quarter, as the Bruins went up by as much as 14 during the first 10 minutes of play. The Bruins forced the 'Cats to commit seven turnovers, which translated into nine of the Bruins' 22 in the quarter. Kaitlin Jamieson made her presence known early as the junior forward finished the quarter with 10 points. The Bruins ended the first quarter with a 15 point advantage, 22-7.

The second quarter was a little more even matched, but again, the Bruins used a couple of small runs to keep the 'Cats out of reach. The lead never dipped under double digits for the Bruins, who went into the break with a 16 point edge, 42-26.

The Bruins' lead grew in the second half, as the top-ranked team continued to keep the pressure on the 'Cats. Jamieson continued to be unstoppable after halftime, going 3-4 from the field for six points in her seven minutes of play. The Bruins out-scored the 'Cats 17-12 to enter the final quarter with a 59-38 lead.

The Bruins went to their bench in the final quarter, and Emma Kylm was the main contributor, tallying five points in her four minutes of action. Eight of the Bruins' bench player scored at least one point in the final quarter.

The Bruins finished the game shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 83.3 percent from the free throw line.

Top Performers:
Jamieson led the Bruins on the night with a team-high 20 points, going 10-15 from the field. She also recorded six rebounds and five blocks to her 21 minutes of play. Kylin Collman finished with nine points, while Kimberly Frost, Kaycee Creech and Hailey Hartney added eight apiece. Frost recorded a team-high four steals and is now two steals away from moving up to sixth All-Time in Career Steals. She currently has 191 steals to her name.

What It Means:
With the win, the Bruins improve to 13-2 on the season and 5-1 in the Northwest Conference.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins host No. 16 Whitman Friday, Jan. 20, at 6p.m.