Bruins men and women lose ground in NWC
The George Fox University basketball teams collected just one win in four critical road games over the weekend, the lone victory coming from the men, who topped Whitman 98-95 Friday night.
The Bruins led by more than 20 points in the second half, but survived a furious rally to earn the win. GFU (14-8, 7-6 Northwest Conference) then fell 105-101 in overtime at league-leading Whitworth Saturday, falling into fifth place, one game out of a playoff spot.
The Bruin women had a harder time, falling 51-46 to the No. 2 Missionaries, essentially eliminating them from contention for the regular season title.
Things got worse Saturday as Whitworth knocked GFU (19-3, 10-3) down into third place with a 72-68 win.
Both Bruin teams squared off at home versus Lewis & Clark Tuesday (results unavailable at press time) and will finish the regular season with games at Puget Sound Friday and home to Willamette Saturday.