Feb 09, 2018

Jamieson Posts 10th Career Double-Double In Win Over Pirates

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)
 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- The No. 21-ranked George Fox women's basketball team hosted Whitworth University Friday night, taking down the Pirates, 82-58. 

Recap:

In the opening minutes, both teams were slow to find any type of rhythm in the game. The first quarter was highly contested, as neither team led by more than four points for the entire 10 minutes of action. The Bruins had struggles early, recording eight turnovers in the quarter, but were able to make up for it on the defensive side of the ball. In fact, the Bruins held the Pirates to a 31.3 field goal percentage and doubled them in rebounds by a total of 12-6.

The Bruins finished the quarter on top, 15-11.

In the second quarter, the Bruins were able to settle down and find an offensive presence. George Fox jumped out to an 11-0 run in the first four minutes – thanks in part to five straight points from Haley Strowbridge. George Fox enjoyed a comfortable 10-point margin for the rest of the quarter, going into the half up 34-26. Strowbridge led the Bruins at the half with eight points on 3-5 shooting.

The pace of play picked up in the third quarter, as both teams frantically looked for an advantage. Emily Spencer put the Bruins back up by 10 on a 3-pointer at the 7:20 mark. The Bruins kept that momentum alive and extended their lead to 17 after a pair of free throws by Strowbridge, 50-33. George Fox finished the third quarter, outscoring the Pirates 31-17 to take a 65-43 lead into the final quarter of play.

The defensive effort by the Bruins proved to be too much for the Pirates, as the home team continued to frustrate the Pirates for the final 10 minutes of play. The Bruins ended the game with an 82-58 victory.

Top Performers:

Kaitlin Jamieson recorded her 10th career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Emily Spencer led the Bruins with 17 points and five assists, while Strowbridge was the final Bruin in double figures with 10 points.

What It Means:

The Bruins improve to 19-3 on the season and 12-1 in the NWC.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host No. 5 Whitman Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.