Nov 11, 2018

Bruins Grab Big Win Over Regals

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)
 

By: Jake Bienvenue

THOUSAND OAKS --- The No. 10-ranked George Fox women's basketball team continued the win streak Sunday afternoon, as the Bruins beat the Regals of California Lutheran, 78-57.

Recap:

The Bruins got on the board first, as Hailey Hartney finished at the rim on a pass from Emily Spencer to begin the scoring.

The teams traded buckets through the first quarter, sitting at 15 apiece before Madison Hull beat the buzzer from deep to give the Bruins a narrow 18-15 lead heading into the second quarter.

At the beginning of the second period, Tavin Headings and Haley Strowbridge hit jumpers to stretch the lead to seven, then Matney Jamieson and Hartney were able to find the back of the net as well. And just like that, the Bruins held a double-digit lead with 7:45 remaining in the half, 26-15.

The Regals began to hit some shots to keep the game in reach, but the Bruins were able to stay ahead thanks in large part to their ability to get to the charity stripe. They went a perfect 7-7 in the second quarter to push them to a 43-29 lead by the time of the halftime break.

California Lutheran hit a pair of threes out of the gate to set the score at 46-35 with just over eight minutes remaining.

The sides went back-and-forth through much of the period, then the Bruins rattled off six unanswered to push the lead to 55-39 with 3:17 left in the third.

Headings hit a pair of layups to close out the third quarter, giving George Fox a 62-42 lead heading into the final period of play.

The Bruins held the lead through the final quarter on the back of a balanced effort. They won 78-57 despite allowing the Regals to shoot a blistering 50% from beyond the arc in the game. The win came in large part to George Fox's ability to capitalize on mistakes, as they scored 30 points off turnovers, compared to just eight for the Regals.

Top Performers:

The Bruins had four players in double-digits. Hartney, Kylin Collman, Headings and Jamieson each poured in 12 points apiece. Hartney shot a perfect 4-4 from the field to go along with six rebounds and two steals.

What It Means:

The Bruins remain unbeaten, opening up the season 2-0.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins have a chance to take on No. 4 St. Thomas (Minn.) at home on Friday at 5:00pm.