Feb 02, 2019

Bruins Grab Decisive Victory Over Lutes

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

NEWBERG --- The No. 14-ranked George Fox women's basketball team hosted Pacific Lutheran on Saturday, beating the Lutes soundly, 64-40.

Recap:

Madison Hull had it going early, scoring six of the Bruins' first 12 points as the home team jumped all over the Lutes in the first quarter, scoring a dozen to the Lutes' two.

Pacific Lutheran did not score its third point until there was only 2:45 left in the opening frame.

Tavin Headings got hot in the first quarter as well, going a perfect 3-3 from the field for seven points. The Bruins as a whole went 8-12 on their way to a commanding 19-4 lead after the first period of play.

George Fox did not slow down, as Emily Spencer and Hull each found the bottom of the net from deep to push the lead to 25-4.

The Lutes started to hit some shots down the stretch of the second quarter, closing the half on an 8-0 run. Even so, the Bruins held a firm 36-20 lead at the break.

The sides traded buckets out of the break, but the Lutes were never able to string together anything substantial to challenge the home team in the third quarter.

The Bruins led after three, 49-29.

Haley Strowbridge was big for the home team in the fourth quarter, hitting three of five attempts from the field for seven points. The Bruins executed on the defensive end as well, as the Lutes turned the ball over nine times in the final frame.

George Fox took home a clinical victory, 64-40.

Top Performers:

Headings led the home team in scoring, tallying 13 points on just seven points. Hull was the other Bruin in double-figures, scoring 12. Emily Spencer affected the game in a number of ways, scoring nine points to go along with an eye-opening nine steals and seven assists to barely miss the triple-double.

What It Means:

The Bruins win their sixth in a row to move to 11-1 in conference and 18-3 overall.

What Comes Next:

The Bruins play No. 24 Whitman on the road on Friday, February 8 at 6:00 pm.