George Fox rolls against Bowdoin
Munger leads Bruins’ attack with 18 points, 11 rebounds
FREDERICKSBURG, Va. -- Hannah Munger posted a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds, leading the George Fox to a 71-55 win against Bowdoin in NCAA tournament play on Friday. The Bruins will play in their fourth consecutive quarterfinal game.
The game got off to a slow start offensively, George Fox scoring the only basket of the first four minutes on a layup by Munger. The Bruins hit only one of their first five shots while the Bears were 0-5, with two of their shots blocked by Munger and Hayley Cusick. A 3-pointer by Jami Roos and a basket by Breezy Rinehart-Young made it 7-0 Bruins before Bowdoin got on the board with a jumper by Alexa Barry at the 14:54 mark.
No one scored for the next three minutes before the Bruins got consecutive baskets by Munger, Arianna Mohsenian and Megan Arnoldy for a 13-2 lead. Jill Henrikson’s layup ended the Bruins run. The bucket also began an 8-0 Bear run cutting the Bruin’s lead to 19-16.
An Ellery Gould hook-shot layup made it a two-point game, 23-21 with 1:19 left in the first half, but a three by Mohsenian and two Munger free throws gave the Bruins a 28-23 halftime advantage.
A three by Kaitlin Donahoe pulled the Bears within four at 32-28 two minutes into the second half, but then the Bruins got hot. During the next five minutes, the Bruins went on a 15-2 run, capped by a three from Cusick, to make it 47-30 with 12:51 left. Mohsenian hit a last-second jumper and a three to make it a 20-point game at 52-32, and the Bruins remained comfortably ahead the rest of the way.
The Bruins’ largest lead of the game was 23 points at 68-45 following a pair of Gordon free throws with 1:24 to play.
George Fox blistered the nets in the second half, hitting 72 percent (16-22) to finish with an overall field goal percentage of 56 percent (27-48). Bowdoin was held to a 34 percent from the field (20-58), and was dominated on the glass, 40-25.
Munger connected on 7-9 from the field in posting her 13th double-double of the season and 38th of her career, and had game highs of four assists and four blocked shots. Gordon added 14 points and eight rebounds, Mohsenian scored 12 and Arnoldy had 10.
Donahoe had 18 points, all in the second half, to pace the Polar Bears. Amy Hackett was the Bowdoin’s top rebounder with seven.