Nov 18, 2017

Jamieson Posts Double-Double In Win Over No. 7 Trinity

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)
 

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox women's basketball team put on quite the show Saturday night, as the Bruins took down No. 7 Trinity (Texas) in a game that came down to the final minute, 65-61.

Recap:

The Bruins wasted no time setting up their offense, as a layup by Kaitlin Jamieson and a 3-pointer by Tavin Headings gave the Bruins the quick 5-0 lead.

Jamieson hit six free throws and went 3-5 from the field for a total of 12 points in the first quarter alone to power the Bruins to a 22-15 lead.

The teams traded blows to open the second quarter of play, but the Bruins managed to pull ahead towards the final part of the half, setting the score at 38-27.

Trinity struck back with a run of their own at the beginning of the third quarter, managing to narrow the deficit to just four.

The teams traded baskets back and forth toward the end of the third quarter, but it was the Bruins who would hold the 47-42 advantage to go into the fourth.

It was a defensive battle for the first part of the fourth quarter, but with just under five minutes remaining Trinity was able to take a one-point lead, 50-49.

Both sides were unable to create separation as they traded buckets, leading to a 56-56 deadlock with just over two minutes left in game time.

A layup and two free throws from Jamieson gave the home team a little bit of breathing room, and a steal by Haley Strowbridge followed by a jump shot by Emily Spencer led to a lead that would remain throughout the contest. Kylin Collman came in clutch with the two final free throws that would seal the game.

The Bruins took a close one, 65-61, and will notch their first win of the season over a top-25 team.

Jamieson and Spencer both grabbed a spot on the All-Tournament team.

All-Tournament Team:
Cecily Woolfolk, Southwestern University
Kylie Towry, Willamette University
Micah Weaver, Trinity University
Kaitlin Jamieson, George Fox University
Emily Spencer, George Fox University

Top Performers:

Senior forward Kaitlin Jamieson put up a monster stat line on the day, recording her seventh career double-double. She put up 22 points on 7-10 shooting, grabbed 13 rebounds, dished out three assists and blocked three shots.

Emily Spencer poured in 10 points of her own, going 2-2 from downtown while racking up four assists and two steals. The Bruins shot a respectable 38% from beyond the arc in this one.

What It Means:

The Bruins win both of their games this weekend to start off the season at 2-0.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins take on Bethel (Minn.) on the road Saturday, Nov. 25 at 1:00 pm and St. Thomas Nov. 26 at 1:00 pm.