Dec 10, 2018

Bruins Cruise By Warner Pacific

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. 9-ranked George Fox women's basketball team hosted the Knights of Warner Pacific on Monday evening, winning the nonconference matchup easily, 78-52.

Recap:

The Bruins jumped all over Warner Pacific early on, scoring 12 points in the opening minutes while holding the opposition to just three points. Haylee Hutzler and Madison Hull each hit a three apiece while Emily Spencer chipped in back-to-back layups to contribute to the offensive surge. 

The home team did not let off the gas on the back end of the first. Kylin Collman poured in seven points in the final minutes to push the lead even further. The Bruins held a commanding 22-5 lead heading into the second quarter of play.

Hailey Hartney got the scoring going for the Bruins in the second, finding the bottom of the net from beyond the arc to push the lead to 20.

After beginning the quarter with an 8-2 run, George Fox cooled off around the midpoint of the second frame. Warner Pacific started to get its offense running, but the Bruins continued to execute down the stretch to hold on to the lead.

Hull went 2-2 from beyond the arc in the second to help the home team stay firmly in the lead. They held a 44-23 lead heading into halftime.

George Fox stayed aggressive out of the break, rattling off a 6-0 run in the opening two minutes to push the lead to 27.

Emily Holder and Collman combined for 10 points in the final stretch of the third to keep the pressure on.

The Bruins continued to do their thing in the fourth quarter, as the reserves came in and played well down the stretch to secure a win in front of the home crowd, 78-52.

Top Performers:

Holder quietly put together an impressive stat line off the bench, scoring 18 points on 3-4 shooting while going an impressive 12-14 from the charity stripe. She had six rebounds as well. Hutzler put together a solid game as well, scoring 12 points on 3-6 shooting to go along with seven rebounds. Collman found her way into double-figures as well, recording 13 points off the bench. Spencer played well across the board, racking up eight points, six assists, and five steals.

What It Means:

The Bruins extend their win streak to five while moving to 7-1 on the season.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins travel to Oahu, Hawaii, on Tuesday, December 18 to take on Whittier at 5 pm (PST).