Feb 07, 2015

Codling's Perfect Night

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)
 

PARKLAND, Wash. --- The No. 4 George Fox women's basketball team put on a show Saturday evening, as the Bruins punished the Lutes of Pacific Lutheran, 85-49.

George Fox is currently No. 5 in scoring margin beating its opponents on an average of 24.2 points per game. The Bruins added on to that average tonight with the 36-point victory over the Lutes.

The Bruins scored in the first 15 seconds of the first half after Nicole Blizzard found Lauren Codling in the paint, but that would be the only bucket for the next three and a half minutes of play. The slow play was sped up quite a bit a couple minutes later when the Bruins took a seven point lead after a Sammy Naluai layup.

The first double-digit lead for George Fox came at the 8:50 mark when sharpshooter Jami Morris knocked down the long ball, 21-11. The Bruins then poured it on turning their 10-point lead to 25, 42-19, which would be the largest lead of the first half. George Fox went into the break up by 20, 42-22.

The Lutes started the second half with four-straight points and cut the lead to 16, 42-26, but that would be the closest they would get for the remainder of the game.

The Bruins were led by senior Lauren Codling, who had a magical night recording her fourth-straight double-double and ninth of the season. She went a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor, which is tied for first in George Fox history with best field-goal percentage, and a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line. She finished with a career-high 19 points and 12 rebounds.

Jami Morris finished her night with 17 points, going 6-of-11 from the field and 2-for-5 from the 3-point line. As a team, the Bruins shot 45.2 percent from the field and over 70 percent from the charity stripe. She now has 1,133 points in her four-year career and is tied for 10th in career scoring in program history.

The Bruins held the Lutes to 38.5 percent from the field. The Lutes were led by Lacey Nicholson, Michaela Edgers and Kate Kramer, who all recorded 10 points apiece.

George Fox improves to 21-0 overall and 12-0 in the Northwest Conference. The Bruins will enjoy a week off before traveling up to eastern Washington to play No. 17 Whitworth on Friday, February 13 and Whitman on Saturday, February 14.