All 14 players on Gonzaga's roster scored during Saturday's 101-65 rout of San Francisco at McCarthey Athletic Center. Sunny Greinacher led the way with 15 points and Stephanie Golden added a season-high 14 as the West Coast Conference-leading Bulldogs notched their 10th consecutive win. Read story
Greinacher praised Golden for a terrific two games in three days that included 27 points and two season highs.
“She was just terrific this week,” Greinacher said. “I'm happy for her because she always works so hard in practice. I don't think I know anyone who can use their body better than Stephanie. I always have a hard time in practice defending her and I'm happy when she shows it in games, too.”
“All of our posts played super strong tonight,” Golden said. “I think as long as we keep working on being physical in practice and challenging each other, it will really carry over to when it's most important.”
Golden, who started the first eight games of the season, has said she enjoys coming off the bench.
“I think we've always had a strong sixth man, so coming off the bench, if that's what my teammates want me to do, I'll do it for them,” she said.
The McCarthey crowd gave the Bulldogs a big ovation when they hit triple figures.
“We were all talking about (hitting 100) on the bench the last two minutes,” Greinacher said. “Everyone really wanted that. When 'D' (Danielle Walter) hit that 3, we were just all very excited.”
“I think our team was happy that it was 100 points, but I think they were even more happy that it was Danielle that got it. … It's always nice. It just shows me that we played a really good, sound offensive game.”
Graves was hesitant to say that the Bulldogs are peaking.
“I don't know about peaking, because I don't know how good this team can be,” Graves said. “I think we're still proving it, still showing it, still improving. I think people are seeing it game in and game out. I know I am.”
Graves was pleased with the Bulldogs' low turnover total (10).
“Only 10 turnovers from a team when you're playing that many players,” he said. “That continuity, you know sometimes it suffers and you turn it over, but we didn't tonight.”
Gonzaga allowed 60 points in a conference game for the first time this season. The last time the Bulldogs allowed 60 or more points was Dec. 20 against Idaho (97-62), when they scored their previous season high.