Nov 30, 2018

Bruins Break School Record In Decisive Win Over Pios

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

PORTLAND --- The George Fox women's basketball team opened up Northwest Conference play with a road matchup against Lewis & Clark on Friday, winning handily and in record-breaking fashion, 93-44.

Recap:

Tavin Headings put the Bruins on the board just 10 seconds in, finding the bottom of the net from long range.

The teams traded buckets early, then Headings struck from beyond the arc once again to set the score at 10-6 with 6:27 left in the first.

The Bruins pulled away at the end of the first quarter thanks in large part to Headings and Kylin Collman, each of whom hit a pair of threes to push the lead to 22-11.

The offensive explosion was only beginning for George Fox. The team caught fire, rattling off a monstrous 31-point quarter while holding the opposition to just 13 points. The Bruins made 10 three-pointers in the period, a mind-boggling number by any standards, especially considering that six different players were able to hit from that range. Headings, Hailey Hartney, Madison Hull, and Haley Strowbridge all struck twice.

The Bruins held a commanding 56-24 lead at the end of the first half.

Emily Spencer took command out of the break, scoring nine points in the opening minutes of the second half to get the Bruins on the board. The effort helped push the lead to a dominant 70-29 lead.

George Fox remained in control in the fourth quarter to earn an easy victory on the road. The 93-44 win should be more than enough for Coach Meek's squad to put the conference on notice.

The Bruins shattered a school record tonight, hitting more threes in one game than at any point in school history. The team has hit 16 long balls twice in school history, one of which was against Lewis & Clark back in 2000.  George Fox hit a whopping 18 three-pointers against the Pios in this one, shooting at a blistering 46.2% clip.

Top Performers:

Strowbridge led the Bruins from the bench, scoring 14 points (3-8 from deep) to go along with six rebounds and three steals. Hartney, Headings, and Spencer were the other Bruins' in double-figures, recording 13, 12 and 11, respectively. Hartney shot a perfect 3-3 from deep to go along with five assists, and Headings shot 4-9 from deep to go along with four assists. Eight different George Fox players found the bottom of the net from deep in this one.

What It Means:

The Bruins move to 4-1 overall and open up conference play undefeated after the convincing win.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins return home Saturday, Dec. 2, to host Puget Sound in a conference matchup at 4:00 pm.