Dec 01, 2018

Bruins Keep Loggers At Bay

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 hosted Puget Sound in its second conference game of the weekend, earning a narrow victory in front of the home fans, 63-62.

Recap:

The scoring was slow on both sides to start out, as the teams were still tied at 2-2 after five minutes of play.

Tavin Headings got it going for the Bruins toward the end of the quarter, scoring five points to help kick-start the offense. George Fox and Puget Sound went into the second quarter tied at 17 apiece.

The game went back-and-forth through the second period, with neither team managing to pull off any big runs to secure a lead. The Bruins played tough defense while managing to hit threes and get to the line, but ultimately it was the Loggers who held the lead going into the break, 34-33.

After trading buckets through the beginning of the second half, Puget Sound was able to rattle off a 9-2 run to take a 48-40 lead toward the end of the third quarter.

Emily Holder sparked the Bruins at the beginning of the fourth, pouring in five quick points to cut the deficit to just three.

The Bruins kept the momentum going and took off on a run of their own, outscoring Puget Sound 9-2 in a three-minute stretch to storm back and take a 56-54 lead in the final minutes of play.

George Fox was able to execute down the stretch on the back of solid plays from Kylin Collman and Madison Hull. Collman scored seven in the fourth quarter while Hull scored five, all of which came with around three minutes left to play.

Down 63-59, the Loggers had a last ditch effort to try to steal the game on the road, but even a buzzer-beater three was not enough as the Bruins came out on top in nail-biting fashion, 63-62.

Hull closed out the game on the free throw line, sinking both to give the Bruins the four-point lead with seconds on the clock.

Top Performers:

Collman paced the Bruins in scoring with 11 points, seven of which came in the fourth quarter. Emily Spencer had sticky hands on the defensive end, coming up with an impressive six steals to go along with eight points.

What It Means:

The Bruins open up Northwest Conference play with a perfect 2-0 record while moving to 5-1 overall.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins take on Multnomah University in a road nonconference game on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 4:00 pm.