Dec 31, 2017

Bruins End The Year With A Bang Over Vancouver Island

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

By: Jake Bienvenue

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The George Fox women's basketball team hosted Vancouver Island in a New Year's Eve matchup Sunday evening, winning easily, 92-50.

Recap:

The Bruins wasted no time getting it going as they began the game dominant on both ends of the floor. The combo of Hailey Hartney and Dani Harley combined for 17 points in the first quarter while the rigid George Fox defense held Vancouver Island's offense to just four points in the first eight minutes of gameplay.

The Bruins held a 20-point lead by the end of the first quarter, 29-9.

The second quarter saw much of the same as the Bruins continued to dominate on both sides of the court. A balanced scoring effort led by six points from Kaitlin Jamieson gave George Fox a 49-21 lead at the end of the first half.

The Bruins opened the second half with an 8-0 run, wasting no time in setting up their offense.

The remainder of the third quarter was more balanced as Vancouver Island was able to put points on the board, but the Bruin offense was able to hold the visiting team at bay behind the duo of Hartney and Jamieson. They held a solid 70-38 win headed into the final period of play.

The Bruin bench exploded in the fourth quarter, scoring 18 of the team's 22 points in the period.

The Bruins outscored the opposition in every period of play, winning an easy one, 92-50.

Top Performers:

The Bruin offense was clicking on all cylinders tonight, but the team was led by Hartney, who recorded a career-high 17 points, Kylin Collman added 13 points and Jamieson finished with 10 points.

The Bruin defense was equally impressive as Jamieson tallied four blocks while Hartney, Tavin Headings and Emily Spencer all registered three steals.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 9-2 on the season.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host Puget Sound for a Northwest Conference matchup on January 5th, set for 6:00pm.