Dec 08, 2018

Bruins Tame Lions Saturday Night

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 No. 9 George Fox women's basketball team made the short trip to Portland on Saturday, handling Multnomah University in a nonconference matchup, 78-51.

Recap:

Tavin Headings scored a quick four points to give the Bruins a 6-2 lead early.

George Fox jumped all over the Lions through much of the first period, taking a 16-7 lead on the back of eight points from Headings.

Multnomah bounced back in the final three minutes, finishing the first quarter on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 16 apiece heading into the second quarter.

Three quick points from Emily Holder helped swing the momentum back in favor of the visiting team.

The Bruins rode the offensive wave, rattling off an 8-0 run shortly after to take a 27-18 lead with 6:19 left in the half.

The teams traded blows through the middle of the quarter, but with just over two minutes left, the Bruins went on yet another run. A 9-2 run put George Fox up by double-digits. They held a 41-31 lead heading into the second half.

Headings scored five points in the opening minutes of the second half to keep the game out of reach of the Lions, sparking the Bruins to a 51-37 lead.

The teams traded blows through the final stretch, but it was the Bruins who came out on top heading into the final quarter, 56-41.

Holder poured in five quick points early in the fourth, then Madison Hull and Headings found the back of the net from deep to continue widening the gap with the 11-0 run, setting the score at 67-41.

Multnomah was unable to overcome the deficit in the face of a seasoned Bruin roster. George Fox won easily on the road, 78-51.

Top Performers:

Hull paced the Bruins in scoring off the bench, pouring in 18 points in 20 minutes. Headings was close behind, tallying 16 to go along with five rebounds and four steals. Holder finished in double-figures as well, finishing with 10.

What It Means:

The Bruins extend their win streak to four, moving to 6-1 on the season.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins host Warner Pacific on Monday in a nonconference matchup set for 6:00 pm.