Jan 26, 2018

Bruins Blow By Bearcats In Decisive Win

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)
  • 14 NCAA National Tournament appearances in 16 years (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 12 Northwest Conference Championships (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018)
  • 25 straight winning seasons (1994-2018)
  • 14 Top 25 national rankings (2000, 2001, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Three NCAA Division III National Coaches of the Year
  • Six NCAA Division III Region Coaches of the Year
  • 11 Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 20 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 No. 21-ranked George Fox women's basketball team hosted Willamette in a Northwest Conference matchup Friday night, taking an easy win, 81-50.

Recap:

The Bruins came out swinging, going on an 8-2 run in the opening minutes on the back of a balanced scoring effort. Thanks to eight first-quarter points from Kaitlin Jamieson, George Fox held a 22-14 lead at the end of the quarter.

Jamieson kept on the gas pedal in the second quarter, rattling off a pair of layups to solidify the lead.

The Bruin offense was clicking throughout the first half as they held a solid 41-26 lead at the break.

A deep ball by Tavin Headings pushed the lead to 20 with seven minutes left in the third quarter. The offense was firing on all cylinders as almost every Bruin on the court was able to contribute, leading to a huge 59-34 lead heading into the final quarter of play.

Emily Spencer rattled off four quick points at the beginning of the fourth to keep the momentum on the side of the home team. Haylee Hutzler took the torch from there, hitting a pair of free throws and a deep ball to all but seal the deal for the Bruins.

Top Performers:

Jamieson led the team in scoring with 16, shooting an almost perfect 7-8 from the field and grabbed five rebounds. Spencer got it done tonight as well, tallying 10 points to go along with four assists. Tavin Headings finished with nine points and six rebounds, while Haylee Hutzler added eight points and dished out four assists.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 15-3 on the season and 8-1 in conference play after tonight's win.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host Linfield Saturday, Jan. 27, in a conference rivalry game set for 4:00 pm.