Dec 05, 2015

Bruins Complete NWC Sweep With Win Over Boxers

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)
 

FOREST GROVE, Ore. --- The No. 2/4-ranked George Fox women's basketball team completed their weekend sweep Saturday evening, as the Bruins defeated the Boxers of Pacific University, 75-64.

Recap:
Very similar to last night's win over Puget Sound, the Bruins were marvelous in the first quarter using an early run to take a 17-4 lead after seven minutes of play. The Bruins recorded 12 of their 24 first quarter points off of turnovers and 10 points coming from within the paint. The lead continued to grow in the second quarter, as Bailey McDevitt gave the Bruins their largest lead of the game thus far with a nice jumper, 31-14. The Boxers started to mount a comeback and scored 11-straight points to cut the lead to seven, 31-24. Both teams traded points back and forth to end the first half with the Bruins leading, 46-39.

The Boxers went toe-to-toe with the Bruins in the third quarter, recording the first tie of the night at the 2:06 mark, 54-54. The fourth quarter started off quite slow, but that wouldn't last long as the Bruins responded with their own 11-straight point rally to take a 13-point lead with four minutes left in the game, 69-56. The Bruins finished their night on the free throw line, as they went 4-6 in the last two minutes of regulation.

Top Performers:
Justine Benner led the Bruins on the night with 22 points, going 10-of-17 from the floor in 30 minutes of play. Kaitlin Jamieson finished her night one rebound shy of a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds. She was just one point shy of tying her career-high. For the second game in a row, Kaycee Creech finished with 12 points, which still stands as her career-high at George Fox.

What It Means:
With the win, the Bruins improve to 6-0 on the season and 2-0 in the Northwest Conference. The Boxers fall to 0-2 in conference play and 2-4 overall.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins will enjoy some time away from NWC play, as the rest of December will be against non-conference opponents. The Bruins will play Whittier and Claremont Mudd Scripps next weekend down in California. To see the full schedule click here.