The Gonzaga women shot just 38 percent, but the Bulldogs used a 7-0 run in the closing minutes to take a 32-28 halftime lead over San Diego in the WCC Tournament championship on Monday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Courtney Vandersloot and Heather Bowman each had eight points and backup forward Kelly Bowen added seven points and four boards. Five of Bowen's points came in the 7-0 run.
San Diego was led by Kiva Herman's 11 points. The sixth-seeded Toreros made 41.4 percent from the floor.