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Four Zags honored as All-WCC women’s team announced

Following the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team’s eighth straight West Coast Conference title victory, the individual accolades started flowing in. Read on to find out which of the Zags made the All-West Coast Conference team and what's in store this week for Washington State, Eastern Washington and Idaho this week.

A few Gonzaga women’s notes

Following their 77-60 win over Brigham Young on Saturday to clinch their eighth consecutive West Coast Conference title, the Gonzaga women's basketball team moved up three spots to No. 22 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll on Monday. Also, seniors Katelan Redmon and Shannon Reader were honored.

Redmon was named WCC Player of the Week  for the second time this season after finishing with 28 points and seven rebounds in Gonzaga's win over BYU, while Reader was named to the WCC women’s basketball All-Academic Team. Reader, who has played in 21 games, holds a 3.26 GPA in public relations.

Gonzaga heads to the WCC tournament in Las Vegas as the No. 1 seed and will play Saturday at noon against No. 4 Saint Mary’s College, No. 5 Pepperdine University, No. 8 University of San Francisco, or No. 9 Loyola Marymount University.

Area women’s basketball roundup

Local NCAA Division I women's basketball teams had a successful Saturday - with the exception of Washington State, which lost at UCLA

We were at Gonzaga today, where the Bulldogs turned up the heat in the second half and beat a defensive San Diego team. John Blanchette wrote this column on the Zag women in the post-Courtney Vandersloot era, Jesse Tinsley told the game story through his photo lens, and here's the link to my game story.

The Eastern Washington women continued their quest for a Big Sky Conference title with a win at Sacramento State and the Idaho women picked up their second Western Athletic Conference win in a late game at San Jose State.

Gonzaga women roll again

Gonzaga's senior leaders, Kayla Standish and Katelan Redmon lit up Portland State but the Bulldogs had a different supporting cast in a 99-69 win over Portland State Sunday afternoon.

Chiefs and Bulldogs No. 1

The Spokane Chiefs and Gonzaga women's basketball team are No. 1.

The Chiefs are No. 1 in a Yahoo poll of junior hockey teams worth checking; as usual, the Bulldogs are favored to win the West Coast Conference again … but it's only the fourth straight time they're favored but they're going for their eighth-straight title.

For the Zags, Kayla Standish and Katelan Redmon, all-WCC as juniors, were voted to the preseason all-league team.

For the Chiefs, not surprisingly, Blake Gal was given a three-game suspension for a boarding major and game misconduct against Tri-Cities on Saturday. He'll miss the Chiefs home games on Saturday and Sunday and the first of back-to-back games at Portland the following weekend.

PSU, La Tech favored in women’s basketball

Eastern Washington was picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Big Sky Conference and Idaho was voted near the bottom of the Western Athletic Conference in women's basketball polls released on Tuesday.

Big Sky coaches picked EWU seventh and the media had the Eagles sixth. Sherri Murrell's Portland State Vikings were picked first in both polls. Montana and Northern Colorado had the next two spots.

Six teams advance to the league tournament at the home of the regular-season champion. PSU won the tournament two years ago in Cheney and the Grizzlies won it at Portland State last year.

Louisiana Tech has the top spot in the WAC  with Idaho tabbed for seventh in the coaches poll and by the media. Utah State and Fresno State also received first-place votes. Utah State's Ashlee Brown was the preseason choice as Player of the Year.

As long as we're on the subject of women's basketball, one website is ranking the top 100 women's programs. It started with 71-100, followed by 41-70. Looks like tomorrow is when it's going to get interesting locally, which is quite a compliment to a program that has sold more than 4,000 season tickets for this season. Yes, that would be Gonzaga.

By the way, the Pan American games are undway, which means Gonzaga is practicing without senior starters Kayla Standish and Katelan Redmon, who are on Team USA. Their first game in Mexico is Friday.

Redmon, Standish on Pan-Am team

Gonzaga seniors Katelan Redmon (Lewis and Clark) and Kayla Standish (Ellensburg), both first-team All-West Coast Conference last season, have been named to the USA Pan American Games team that will compete in Guadaljara, Mexico next month.

The team was selected by the USA Basketball Women's National Team committee, including head coach Ceal Barry. The U.S. won the last Pan American title in 2007.
The Games are Oct. 21-25 and the American team will have training camp in Houston beginning Oct. 15.
The team includes seven seniors, three juniors one sophomore and a high school senior, Breanna Stewart out of New York, who has committed to Connecticut.

The complete release is below.

Vandersloot WCC MVP again

Courtney Vandersloot is the West Coast Conference Player of the Year for an unprecedented third-straight year. The senior point guard from Kent averaged a double-double in WCC play, leading the league in scoring at 20.7 while dishing off 10.1 assists.

Vandersloot, who was the league's Freshman of the Year when teammate Heather Bowman was the Player of the Year, made the all-league team for the fourth straight season, something only Bowman and four other players have done. She is joined on the all-league team by Kayla Standish, from Ellensburg, and Katelan Redmon, Bowman's former teammate at Lewis and Clark. Janelle Bekkering earned honorable mention.

Kelly Graves, who has guided the Bulldogs to seven straight WCC regular-season titles, is coach of the year for the second time in a row, fourth time in five years and sixth overall.

The Bulldogs are now ranked 20th in the ESPN coach's poll.

Zags wrap up Senior Day win

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After an emotional Senior Day ceremony before a sold-out crowd of 6,000 at McCarthey Athletic Center Saturday afternoon, Courtney Vandersloot got the Gonzaga Bulldogs off to a fast start before the Zags groundout a 80-58 win over San Diego.

The 23rd-ranked Bulldogs won their 16th straight game, 30th straight in the West Coast Conference as they wrapped up their second-straight perfect league season.

Seniors Vandersloot, Janelle Bekkering, Claire Rapp and Tatri Lorenzo started with junior Kayla Standish.

Vandersloot finished with 20 points and six assists, 13 and 3 coming in the first 9 minutes. Standish and junior Katelan Redmon, who ceded her starting spot, had 16 apiece and Bekkering 10. Standish also had 10 rebounds for her 12th double-double.

Gonzaga women bury Saint Mary’s

Gonzaga was, quite simply, senasational.


The 23rd-ranked Zags, the nation’s top-scoring women's basketball team, broke 100 for the seventh time, running their winning steak to 15 games, by routing second-place Saint Mary's 106-66.


Janelle Bekkering had 22 points, Standish had 19 points and 13 rebounds for her ninth double-double and Katelan Redmon had 15 points.


But once again All-Ameircan Courtney Vandersloot stole the show with 22 points, 13 assists, no turnovers, 6 rebounds and 6 steals.

Gonzaga rolls Portland by 20 before 4,917

Portland got a couple of licks in … such as Natalie Day's uncalled whack to Janelle Bekkering's nose in the Dan Pelle photo above (check out all the photos) - but not near enough to slow down the Gonzaga women's basketball team.

Courtney Vandersloot got her 11th double-double with 25 points and 14 assists, Katelan Redmon had 22 points and Kayla Standish had her fourth double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds as Gonzaga won its 24th-straight West Coast Conference game by rolling Portland 87-67 Friday night.

A crowd of 4,917, fourth largest ever for the women at McCarthey (behind the Tennessee and Stanford sellouts and senior night against Portland the year the building open) saw the Zags run their winning streak to 10, 24 in WCC games.

Redmon latest Zag Player of the Week

Gonzaga junior Katelan Redmon is the West Coast Conference  Player of the Week, the seventh time this season and third week in a row a Bulldog has been honored.  The Lewis and Clark graduate had 44 points and 13 rebounds as the Zags reached the midpoint of the WCC with a perfect 7-0 record, running their league winning streak to 23 games. She won the award the first week of the season. GU is 19-4 overall and can reach 20 wins for the for the fifth-straight season against Portland on Friday at McCarthey AThletic Center.

And the latest in bracketology, who does Charlie Creme predict is Spokane bound? Keep reading.

Zags pass century mark again

Another game, another win, another record, another PR, that seems the way it goes for the Gonzaga women's basketball team. Read on.

Gonzaga women get national notice

When it comes to Gonzaga women's basketball, recognition starts at point guard with Courtney Vandersloot leading the NCAA in assists again. But as Graham Hays of points out, it's the seamless transition that Katelan Redmon and Kayla Standish have made to convert those passes that has the Bulldogs rolling along.

Gonzaga pounds Idaho

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team won the Inland Empire title with a 93-62 win over Idaho Friday night after earlier beating Eastern Washing by 27 and Washington State by 18. The Bulldogs distributed the ball well, shot better, dominated the boards and took advantage of every Vandal miscue in winning their sixth straight. The big three of Courtney Vandersloot, Katelan Redmon and Kayla Stadish were unstoppable. Next up a home game against BYU on Tuesday.

Gonzaga beats Cougars

Katelan Redmon had 26 points, Kayla Standish had 22 while filling up the stat sheet and Courtney Vanderloot had a double double with 13 points and 14 assists as Gonzaga beat Washington State 93-75 in women’s basketball Saturday afternoon before 3,908 fans.


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