Feb 03, 2018

Career Nights From Strowbridge and Spencer Put Bruins Over Loggers

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

TACOMA, Wash. --- The No. 21-ranked George Fox women's basketball team continued its road trip in Washington with a Saturday night win against Puget Sound, 81-71.

Recap:

The Bruins hopped out to a narrow 11-6 lead in the opening minutes as a number of players were able to get the offense going. Haylee Hutzler dropped seven points in the quarter as Puget Sound rallied back to a 21-18 lead heading into the second.

Five quick points by Emily Spencer saw the Bruins in the lead once again, this time holding a two-point advantage. The lead was maintained for George Fox in part from Haley Strowbridge, who dropped five straight points of her own to set the score at 30-27.

A competitive end to the half saw the teams sitting neck-in-neck as George Fox held a narrow 37-36 lead.

Six points from Kaitlin Jamieson at the beginning of the second half helped the Bruins set up their offense early, setting the pace for the rest of the game. Strowbridge hit a pair of threes shortly after to keep the offense clicking, stretching the lead all the way to double digits towards the end of the third quarter.

The Bruins held a 62-49 lead entering the final period of play, having outscored Puget Sound 25-13 in the third quarter.

Strowbridge stayed hot from beyond the arc, hitting yet another deep ball at the beginning of the fourth to keep the pressure on Puget Sound. Six points from Jamieson followed by a dagger three from Hutzler were too much for the Loggers to overcome as the Bruins took home a solid victory, 81-71.

Top Performers:

A number of Bruins showed up to play on Saturday, with Jamieson pacing the team in scoring on 6-7 shooting from the field to combine for 19 points. Strowbridge had a big night as well, tallying a career-high 18 points on a scorching 4-6 from beyond the arc. Emily Spencer played the role of maestro in this one, dishing out a career-high 10 assists to go along with 15 points – recording her first career double-double. Hutzler was the fourth Bruin in double figures with 13 points.

What It Means:

The Bruins make it eight straight after tonight's win, moving to 18-3 and 11-1 in conference play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins return home Friday, Feb. 9, with a conference matchup against Whitworth. Tip-off is set for 6:00pm.