Nov 23, 2016

Frost Sets Three Career-Highs in Win Over Bulldogs

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)

Photo Taken By: Jake Ryan 

NEWBERG, Ore. --- It was a battle until the very end for the No. 6/8-ranked women's basketball team of George Fox, as the Bruins beat the University of Redlands 70-62, Wednesday night.

It was a tale of two quarters in the first half, as the Bruins were hot in the first quarter, but the Bulldogs came alive in the second.

Tavin Headings put the Bruins up by two at the 5:01 mark after hitting a deep three, and Kaitlin Jamieson extended the lead a minute later with a nice move in the paint. The Bruins' defense proved to be too much for the Bulldogs, who committed 12 turnovers in the first quarter of play. The Bruins ended the first quarter with a 17-12 lead.

The momentum changed in the second quarter after the Bulldogs blitzed the Bruins with a 9-0 run. Kimberly Frost broke the silence for the Bruins at the 5:58 mark after teammate Kylin Collman setup the fast break layup with a steal. The Bruins chipped away at the deficit for the remainder of the quarter, but the Bulldogs went into the break with a seven point advantage, 34-27.

The Bruins came out of the locker room swinging, as the home team went on a 9-4 run in the opening minutes. Bailey McDevitt tied the game up at 38-38 after a layup, and Frost regained the lead for the Bruins on the free throw line to go up 39-38. Both teams went back and forth trading baskets, and the score was even after three at 47-47.

Frost was the hero for the Bruins in the start of the fourth, as the senior guard scored eight straight points to put the Bruins up by eight, 55-47. The Bulldogs weren't able to come back from the deficit, as the Bruins closed out the game on the free throw line.

Top Performers:
Frost had a night to remember for the Bruins, as the senior guard set a career-high in points (19), rebounds (8) and steals (8). She went 7-12 from the field and 5-7 from the free throw line. McDevitt and Jamieson both recorded 10 points apiece. Jamieson also recorded six blocks and seven boards on the night.

What It Means:
With the win, the Bruins improve to 3-0 on the season.

What Comes Next:
The Bruins hit the road for their next two games, as they play Chapman on Nov. 27 and California Lutheran on Nov. 28.