Nov 17, 2018

Bruins Bounce Back With Win Over Athenas

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

NEWBERG --- The No. 10-ranked George Fox women's basketball team bounced back on Saturday with a home win against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, earning a 66-48 decision.

Recap:

The Bruins were hot from beyond the arc in the opening minutes, sinking a trio of three balls to push the home team to a 13-6 lead with just over five minutes left in the first quarter.

The Athenas hit a couple of shots to cut the lead to five, but Haley Strowbridge found the bottom of the net twice from deep in the final minute of the first, setting the score at 23-12 heading into the second quarter.

The Bruins shot a scorching 5-6 from beyond the arc. They also moved the ball effortlessly, racking up eight assists.

Tavin Headings hit a layup to start the scoring in the second, but the Athenas rattled off five straight to cut the lead to single digits, 25-17.

The teams traded buckets through the remainder of the half, but the Bruins still held the lead heading into the break, 29-23.

Both sides came out of the gate replenished, going shot-for-shot through the majority of the third quarter. Matney Jamieson and Headings combined for five points to push the lead out to 12, 43-31.

The Athenas opened up the fourth quarter with an 8-2 run, cutting the deficit to just four points with 6:29 left in the game.

The Bruins responded by rattling off seven unanswered with around five minutes left, retaking the double-digit lead, 52-41. They would hold on to the lead, executing on both sides of the court in the final minutes to secure a solid 66-48 win in front of the home fans.

Top Performers:

Strowbridge was lights-out in this one, scoring 12 points on 4-5 from the field including 2-3 from deep. Emily Holder was a force as well, pouring in 11 points on 4-5 shooting. Headings found her way into double-figures as well, scoring 10 points to go along with three rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 3-1 on the season with the win.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins open conference play with a road matchup against Lewis & Clark on November 30 at 6 p.m.