Jan 02, 2015

Good Start In New Year

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 18 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)
 

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. --- No. 11 George Fox University's women's basketball team started the new year off on the right foot with a 68-58 victory over Linfield College, Friday night.

The Bruins improve to 10-0 on the season and 1-0 in the Northwest Conference.

In the start of the first, the Bruins smothered the Wildcats forcing 13 turnovers, as the Bruins tenacious defense recorded 10 steals. The Bruins totaled 19 points off of turnovers, but struggled from the field shooting 28.6 percent.  Linfield also struggled early on shooting the ball, but the Wildcats saving grace came from 3-point land, as the Wildcats went 4-for-5.

George Fox nearly doubled the Wildcats shot attempts with 35-18. Lauren Codling led the Bruins scoring attack with six points, while Nicole Blizzard totaled five and three others had four. Codling led all players with nine rebounds and Blizzard led all players with three steals.

Both teams went into the half with the score tied at 29-29.

In the second half, the Bruins poured it on improving its shooting to a 48 percent clip from the field. George Fox jumped out to a quick 8-point lead in the first six minutes after Justine Benner scored four straight. The Bruins also improved on the charity stripe going 15-for-16. GFU finished the game with 91.7 percent shooting from the free throw line.

Benner led all scorers with 21 points. She went 7-for-11 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line. Lauren Codling played 31 fantastic minutes adding 10 points, 11 rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist. It was her third double-double of the season.

Jami Morris also got in the action with 12 points, two steals and two assists.

The Bruins forced 29 Wildcat' turnovers and recorded 16 steals.

Linfield was led by Quincey Gibson, who tallied 15 points.

The Bruins will host Puget Sound tomorrow night Saturday, Jan. 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in Wheeler Sports Complex. If you aren't able to make the game you can follow the live feed here.