Jan 19, 2018

Bruin Trio Combines For 71 In Loss To Boxers

A Winning Tradition

  • Three NAIA National Tournaments (1973, 1990, 1992)
  • Two NAIA District Championship (1973, 1990)
  • 22 NAIA District Tournaments
  • Three NAIA Top 25 National Rankings (1990, 1991, 1992)
  • Four Northwest Conference Tournaments (1997-1998, 2009-2010, 2012-2013, 2016-17)
  • Two Cascade Conference Tournaments (1994, 1995)
  • Two NCCAA National Tournaments (1985, 1987)
  • Seven NCCAA Regional Tournaments (1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988)
  • One NCCAA National Coach of the Year
  • Three NAIA District Coaches of the Year
  • Two Northwest Conference Coaches of the Year
  • 17 All-Americans
  • Three NBA Draft Picks  

By: Alex Plusquellec

FOREST GROVE, Ore. --- The trio of Ryan Lacey, Thomas Rico and Mason Green-Richards combined to score 71 points, but it was not enough for the George Fox men's basketball team as they fell on the road to Pacific, 105-92.


Rico knocked down a three pointer to get the Bruins started, but the Boxers responded with seven straight points to snag the lead.

Dylan Hamlett's layup gave the Bruins the lead again at the 15 minute mark before Pacific put together a run to swing momentum back in their favor. A handful of defensive stops allowed the Bruins to surge back and Tyler Yost's three pointer tied the game, 25-25.

The Boxers were able to build a nine point lead with just under five minutes to play in the half, but the Bruins stayed patient and cut the deficit to 50-46 going into the break.

The Bruins and Boxers began the second half exchanging buckets, but again it was the Boxers who were able to string together stops on the defensive end and cash in offensively. At the 10 minute mark, the Bruins found themselves trailing 81-71.

Green-Richards sunk two free throws which turned out to be the start of a 13-0 run for the Bruins, one that included big three pointers by Rico and Lacey. The lead was short lived, however, with the Boxers attack resulting in six straight free throws to give the home team the 92-86 lead.

The Boxers lived at the foul line for the final two minutes while the Bruins were off the mark. Unable to make anything happen late, the Bruins came up short, falling 105-92.

Top Performers:

Green-Richards hit five threes on his way to 26 points while dishing out six assists. Rico added 23 points on 8 of 13 shooting and Lacey finished with 22 points and four rebounds. Yost was efficient and effective off the bench, scoring a career-high nine points in 13 minutes.

What It Means:

The Bruins fall to 5-11 overall and 1-6 in NWC play.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins will travel to take on Lewis and Clark Saturday, Jan. 20, with tip set for 7 p.m.