Feb 02, 2018

Headings Leads Bruins 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

TACOMA, Wash. --- The No. 21 George Fox women's basketball team took on Northwest Conference opponent Pacific Lutheran Friday night, winning handily, 85-65.

Recap:

Tavin Headings and Haylee Hutzler opened up the game with back-to-back threes, pushing the Bruins to an early lead.

The Lutes hit seven straight to take the lead on the back end of the first quarter, 9-6.

Kylin Collman hit a three to ignite a run for the Bruins as they stormed back to steal a close lead at the end of the first, 15-13.

Kaitlin Jamieson opened up the second quarter with five quick points to solidify the Bruin lead. Headings followed with nine points of her own to propel the team to a 41-34 lead at the half.

Hutzler wasted no time getting it going in the second half, rattling off five points to keep the momentum in George Fox's favor. The team kept it clicking from there as a host of Bruins kept the Lutes at bay. They held a 65-43 lead headed into the final period of play.

Headings and Strowbridge did much of the damage on the offensive end in the fourth quarter, helping the Bruins keep the pressure on the Lutes. The defense took care of the rest as the Bruins took home the road win, 85-65.

Top Performers:

Headings paced the Bruins in scoring tonight with 18 points. Emily Spencer and Strowbridge found their way into double-digits as well, tallying 15 and 10, respectively.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 10-1 in conference play and 17-3 on the season after Friday's win.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins continue their road trip with a conference matchup against Puget Sound Saturday, Feb. 3, at 4:00pm.