Feb 23, 2018

Bruins Host Bearcats In NWC Tournament Championship Game

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. 1-seed and No. 14-ranked George Fox women's basketball team will make its 10th Northwest Conference Tournament Championship appearance Saturday, Feb. 24, as the Bruins host No. 3-seed Willamette University at 7pm.

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Ticket Information

Adults = $6

Children (12 and under) = $3

Senior Citizens (65 and older) = $3

Students from participating institutions (with valid ID) = FREE

The Matchup

The Bruins (23-3) beat No. 4-seed Lewis & Clark, 80-41, in the Northwest Conference Tournament semifinal game. Willamette upset No. 2-seed Whitman for the second time this season in a nail-biter that resulted in a one-possession game, 55-52.

This marks the third time these teams will meet this season and the second time they will meet on Taylor Court.

Willamette is led by Kylie Towry, who leads the NWC in points per game (17.5). Brittany Kochenderfer is also a big contributor for the Bearcats, recording the fourth-best rebounds per game (7.3). Despite the Bearcats posting the seventh-best points per game (63.1), they handle most of their business on the defensive end. The Bearcats hold the third-best points per game allowed (62.0), and do so by recording the league's best fouls per game (14.9). Towry was named first-team All-NWC, while Kochenderfer received a second-team All-NWC nod.

The Bruins hold the second-best points per game in the conference (75.3) and the second-best points per game allowed (60.0). George Fox is led by a handful of Bruins with Kaitlin Jamieson, Emily Spencer, Tavin Headings, Haylee Hutzler and Hailey Hartney all averaging over 20 minutes a game. Jamieson, a first-team All-NWC selection is 28 points away from recording her 1,000-point at George Fox.

Action tips off at 7pm.