Jan 31, 2015

Cruise Control

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)
 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- After coming off a heroic come-from-behind victory Friday night over No. 22-ranked Puget Sound, the No. 5-ranked Bruins cruised to an 82-51 victory over Linfield College, Saturday afternoon.

Senior Jami Morris entered the game as the eleventh best scorer in George Fox history with a career 1,094 points. She added to that total early hitting back-to-back threes giving the Bruins a 13-point lead, 22-9. George Fox used its new found momentum and increased its lead to 22 after Lauren Codling made a pair at the free throw line, 38-16.

The Bruins went into the break up, 42-21. The score never changed hands nor was it ever tied, as the Bruins dominated in the paint out-scoring the 'Cats 30-10.

"One of the great things about this team is how hard they compete," said head coach Michael Meek. "We had a really quick turnaround traveling from the night before against a tough top-ranked team, and we came out and played hard."

In the second half the Bruins continued to compete and work hard pushing their lead to as much as 36 points. Kimberly Frost came off the bench and made an immediate impact going 3-for-3 from the field and free throw line. Frost scored nine in the second half and finished with 11.

"Kim gave us some fantastic minutes tonight," said Meek. "She made a ton of great plays and was a huge spark for us."

Coddling continued her impressive season with 16 points and 12 rebounds. It was her seventh double-double and the second time this season with back-to-back double-doubles. She also added three blocks, two assists and a steal.

Justine Benner went 7-for-11 from the field with 14 points, while Morris finished with 11. Morris is now 28 points behind 10th All-Time and 92 points behind 9th All-Time.

The Bruins out-shot the 'Cats 47.1 percent to 26.1 percent from the floor.

"The team did a great job of showing up tonight and not letting the fatigue get the better of them," said Meek. "This team is great because at any time in the game we can have anyone of them step up and be a factor."

George Fox improves to 19-0 overall and 10-0 in the Northwest Conference, while Linfield falls to 9-10 overall and 3-7 in the NWC.

George Fox will host Willamette next Friday, February 6 at 6:00 p.m.