Dec 18, 2018

Januik Leads Bruins Over Panthers

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ORANGE --- The George Fox Bruins kicked off its California trip in style Tuesday evening, taking down the Panthers of Chapman University, 78-68.

Recap:

Once the tip was up, both teams looked eager to assert their dominance on the defensive side of the ball. The defensive pressure from both sides was chaotic and filled with excitement as each team met the new challenge with open arms.

After settling into the rhythm of play, the Bruins and Panthers traded baskets for most of the first half. In fact, neither team led by more than five points for the entire 20 minutes of action. The lead changed hands nine times and was tied seven.

Dylan Hamlett was the Bruins' biggest contributor, scoring 10 of the Bruins' 18 points in the paint in the first half.

George Fox went into the break down two, 33-31.

In the second half, the Bruins found some breathing room as Ryan Lacey and Mason Green-Richards sparked a Bruin run.

Lacey was the initiator, taking his defender inside the paint and elevating for the and-one to put the Bruins up six, 46-40. Green-Richards followed suit after a Kalu Stricklin steal that resulted in an and-one on the other end. After the Green-Richards and-one, the Bruins led by nine, 49-40, with 13 minutes left in the game.

The momentum continued in favor of the visiting team, as Wesley Reynolds extended the Bruins' lead to 12, 57-45, with a strong move in the paint.

Chapman slowly started to find its groove moments later with a small run, but the Bruins did well to contain the Panthers best efforts.

With just under two minutes to play, JD Ahlstrom hit a three in the corner and the Bruins' lead grew to double digits.

The game ended with the Bruins on the free throw line as they outlasted the Panthers, 78-68.

Top Performers:

For the second straight game, Jackson Januik led the Bruins with a team-high 19 points. He went a 7-8 from the field and 5-6 from the 3-point line. Mason Green-Richards finished with 17, Ryan Lacey recorded 16 and Dylan Hamlett recorded a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

What It Means:

The Bruins improve to 7-3 on the season.

What Comes Next:

George Fox will play La Verne Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 2 pm.