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Sun., March 6, 2011, 3:57 p.m.

Gaels earn title shot vs. Gonzaga

No. 2 Saint Mary's held off No. 7 San Diego 71-68 to advance to Sunday's WCC women's title game against Gonzaga.

Danielle Mauldin's three-point play with 42.9 seconds left gave Saint Mary's the lead and Kate Gaze made four free throws as the Gaels (19-11) held off the Toreros. Louella Tomlinson led SMC with 21 points and nine boards.

Gonzaga thumped the Gaels 106-77 and 102-66 during the regular season.

"You can't let Gonzaga get into space," Gaels coach Paul Thomas said. "We're going to have do our best to make it a grinder game. If we can keep the game in the 60s I think we have an opporutnity."




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Jim Meehan
Jim Meehan joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. Jim is currently a reporter for the Sports Desk and covers Gonzaga University basketball, Spokane Empire football, college volleyball and golf.

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