Jan 25, 2019

Bruins Hold Off Loggers

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 18 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

TACOMA --- The No. 14-ranked George Fox women's basketball team made the trip up to Washington on Friday, beating Puget Sound in a hard-fought conference matchup, 67-60.

Recap:

The Bruins jumped all over the Loggers early, taking a 10-4 lead on the back of six points from Tavin Headings.

George Fox executed on both ends in the first quarter. The Bruins held the Loggers to just nine points in the opening frame while scoring 20 of their own. Headings' 10 points paced the Bruins after one.

They did not let off the gas pedal in the second, rattling off a 10-4 run in the first five minutes of the second quarter.

The Loggers came back with a 6-0 run of their own to keep George Fox from running away, setting the score at 30-19 with just under three minutes left in the half.

Emily Holder capped off the second quarter with a deep ball, and the score was set at 36-22 heading into the break.

The Bruins came out swinging out of halftime, scoring six quick points to put them up 20.

Puget Sound took control through the meat of the third quarter, going on a 15-2 run. The Bruins managed to hit a couple of shots, but a late three by the Loggers cut the lead to single-digits heading into the final frame, 48-40.

The teams traded blows through the opening minutes of the fourth. The Loggers nipped at the heels of the Bruins, hanging within 10 points.

Puget Sound cut it to within six points around the five-minute mark, but the Bruins responded with a 6-0 run to put the game out of reach.

The Bruins were able to hit their free throws down the stretch to earn a solid victory on the road, 67-60.

Top Performers:

Headings continued her stretch of hot play, scoring 19 points to go along with five rebounds. Holder poured in 12 points and five rebounds of her own, and Emily Spencer contributed 11 and three steals.

What It Means:

The win pushes the Bruins to 8-1 in conference play and 15-3 overall.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins return home tomorrow Saturday, January 25th, taking Lewis & Clark at 4:00 pm.