Jan 06, 2018

Bruins Hit Nine-Game Win Streak With Win Over Lutes

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 hosted Pacific Lutheran in a Northwest Conference matchup Saturday night, winning its second game in as many days, 73-59.

Recap:

The opposing offenses traded blows in the first quarter, but some hot shooting from behind the arc helped secure a narrow lead for the Bruins at the end of the first period of play.

Kylin Collman, Tavin Headings, Hailey Hartney and Emily Spencer all managed to find the back of the net from deep, combining for 12 of the team's 18 total points in the first quarter.

The Bruins opened up the second quarter with a 10-3 run to place some distance between themselves and an aggressive Pacific Lutheran.

The Lutes managed to cut the lead to just five towards the end of the first half. With a little over three minutes remaining, the Bruins caught fire, going on a devastating 11-0 run led by five points from Headings.

George Fox led at the half, 44-28.

Pacific Lutheran managed to get its offense going in the second half, cutting the lead to single digits with just over five minutes left in the third quarter. A late offensive push by the Bruins, however, propelled the home team to a 58-42 lead entering the final period of play.

The deficit proved to be too insurmountable for Pacific Lutheran as the Bruin offense kept clicking in the fourth quarter, paced by seven points from Haley Strowbridge.

The Bruins earned a solid win, 73-59.

Top Performers:

Three Bruins found their way into double-digit territory tonight, as Collman (13 points, 4-7 FGs), Spencer (12 points, 5-9 FGs) and Strowbridge (10 points, 4-7 FGs) paced the offense.

The defensive end was anchored by Kaitlin Jamieson with four blocks and Spencer with four steals.

What It Means:

The Bruins win their ninth straight and finish the weekend homestand undefeated. They move to 11-2 overall and a perfect 4-0 in conference play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins travel to take on No. 7 Whitman on the road Friday, Jan. 12, for a conference matchup set for 6:00 pm.