Nov 26, 2017

Bruins Fall To Top-Ranked St. Thomas On The Road

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

ST. PAUL, Minn. --- The George Fox women's basketball team continued their road trip in Minnesota with a game against No. 3/7 St. Thomas, dropping a tough one, 65-57.

Recap:

The game opened up with the two teams trading threes as St. Thomas knocked down two from beyond the arc in the first minute-and-a-half while the Bruins came back with three of their own in the opening five minutes.

Emily Holder and Kaitlin Jamieson were each able to finish a couple shots in the painted area to power the Bruins to a 21-18 lead at the end of the first.

The Bruins' defense was able to keep the Tommies at bay through much of the second quarter while attacking the opposition with a balanced offense. They outscored the home team 16-14 in the second to earn a 37-32 lead heading into the break.

St. Thomas came back with a vengeance in the third quarter, holding the Bruins to just three points while scoring 18 of their own. They held a 10-point lead entering the final period of play, 50-40.

Tavin Headings opened up the fourth quarter with a long range bomb to cut the lead to just seven. After hitting another just a few minutes later, the Bruins trailed by just three. A layup by Jamieson set the score at 50-49 to put George Fox in place to take the lead in the final six minutes of play.

Headings and Jamieson were each able to score again to take a 55-54 lead with just over three minutes left.

St. Thomas was able to hit its free throws down the stretch while holding the Bruins at bay as George Fox lost a close one, 65-57.

The Bruins outscored the Tommies in every quarter but the third when they were outscored 18-3.

Top Performers:

Headings and Jamieson both found their way into double figures in the contest, as Headings tallied 11 and Jamieson tallied 13 to go along with nine rebounds.

Kylin Collman and Holder each recorded nine points to help pace the Bruin offense.

What It Means:

The Bruins open up their season 2-2 after a tough out-of-conference schedule.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins take on Linfield on the road Friday, Dec. 1, for the first conference matchup of the season. Tip-off is set for 6:00pm.