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Kloke 2nd team All-WAC

A busy day for women's basektball. In an effort to get more recogniton, most conferences play their league tournaments a week before the men so some of the biggest leagues wrap up today and get television exposure. That includes the SEC with Tennessee facing Kentucky...

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Bulldogs take command in first half

After a sluggish start, Gonzaga broke away with a 28-5 burst to take a commanding 46-23 halftime lead. Those 28 points came in a 7:30-minute flurry, fueled by Santa Clara turnovers.At one point, Gonzaga's two leading scorers, Courtney Vandersloot and Heather Bowman, were 0 of...

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More on Gonzaga's semifinal matchups

The second half of the Portland-San Diego men's game just started (Pilots 39-28 at the time of this post), so I thought I'd go ahead and post this look ahead to Gonzaga's assignments Sunday at the West Coast Conference tournaments.Before we get to that, here's...

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EWU women play like champs

Eastern Washington played like Big Sky champions Saturday afternoon, turning back Portland State 78-68. The game story is below.Now the Eagles await the Big Sky tournament, which begins Thursday in Cheney. The Eagles have a bye until Friday. Thursday, March 113:30 p.m. :: No. 3...

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GU women will face Santa Clara

I've arrived in Las Vegas -- I know this because the wireless is finally free and I stood next to Penn on the tram ride to baggage claim. The man is a small forward, a good 6-foot-6 (no wonder Teller looks so short). They have...

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Eagles win title; Cougs come back

Eastern Washington won the Big Sky championship, its first, without taking the the court and Washington State shut-down high-flying Oregon and came back to win its third Pac-10 game with one of its biggest rallies ever.

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GU men, women prep for WCC tourneys

I filed separate previews for Gonzaga's men's and women's teams as they get ready to travel to Las Vegas this weekend for the WCC tournaments. Read on for those unedited articles. I'll have an update Saturday night when GU's semifinal matchups are finalized.Also, here's a...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2010

Gonzaga perfect, EWU closer to title

Plenty of women's basketball news and we'll try to get to it all before the hockey game starts.Gonzaga became the first school to have a pair of perfect WCC seasons by destroying San Francisco today. Along the way, Courtney Vandersloot set the league record for...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2010

Honors for Vandersloot, Bjorklund

Some national recognition for a couple of female basketball players today - Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot is one of eight finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the country and Tennessee's Angie Bjorklund (U-Hi) is a first-team Academic All-American. Also, Gonzaga...

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MONDAY, FEB. 22, 2010

Heather Bowman is the women’s basketball all-time scoring leader for Gonzaga University and the West Coast Conference. Her last home game is today against Pepperdine University in the McCarthey Athletic (Dan Pelle)

Women have productive weekend

A pretty good weekend for women's basketball in our area, UPDATED.Gonzaga clinched its sixth-straight WCC title and the top seed for the tournament with two dominating defensive games, sending their seniors out in style. Columist John Blanchette stopped by on Senior Day, with the third-largest...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 20, 2010

GU women win sixth straight title

The Gonzaga seniors, led by prolific senior Heather Bowman who was profiled in today's paper, exited McCarthey Athletic Center in style, dismantling Pepperdine 87-45 before 4,829 fans, the third largest-ever.The story of the Zags clinching a share of their sixth-straight WCC title is below.Also of...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2010

Bulldogs, Cougars win

Only three times this three times this year had Gonzaga scored 70 points or less and won until Thursday night when the Bulldogs defense smothered Loyola Marymount for 73-40 win.Even more amazing is it has been 16 years since Washington State won back-to-back conference games....

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2010

More women's basketball news

Where does the time go? Arrived at work bent on getting the news out and got involved writing a story. Mix in spin class and suddenly I'm behind again.Today's women's basketball notebook focused on another Eastern Washington senior, Nicole Scott (pictured above battling Gonzaga's Heather...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 16, 2010


GU, EWU women Seattle bound?

Before furlough hits, a couple of notes to leave you with.ESPN's Charlie Creme has his bracket and analysis. You've got to love it because both Gonzaga and Eastern Washington are ticketed for Seattle. GU as a 10 vs. No. 7 Wisconsin, EWU as a 15...

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TUESDAY, FEB. 2, 2010

Whitworth's Pilkinton ignores pain

Whitworth senior Cassie Pilkinton (pictured above, taken by Kirk Hirota) is the subject of this week's women's basketball notebook. It appears below in a longer version with more notes than will ever make Wednesday's newspaper.The only other news is Gonzaga creeping up to 26th in...

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MONDAY, FEB. 1, 2010

GU women ranked 

Gonzaga women's basketball team moved into the Associated Press Top 25 for the second time in school history. The Bulldogs are ranked 24th. Gonzaga was ranked at the tail end of the 2005 for two weeks, coming in at No. 25 and moving up to...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 30, 2010

Bowman gets record, Zags roll

It was a big day for the Gonzaga women's basketball team and a bigger day for Heather Bowman, who became the Bulldogs' all-time leading scorer. Meanwhile the Zags had a splendid second half to beat San Francisco 93-53 in a game that was interesting for...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 29, 2010

Huskies, again 

Washington managed to survive, in overtime, to beat Washington State for the 29th straight time in women's basketball, despite a spirited crowd of 2,065 at Friel Court. The unedited game story follows.

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Bulldogs roll

The Gonzaga women had no problems on Thursday night with Santa Clara, other than missing a few layups. Heather Bowman is five points shy of the school scoring record. I don't know if it says more about Gonzaga or the other West Coast Conference teams...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 26, 2010

Cougar women prepare for Huskies

The women's basketball notebook (below) takes a quick look at Washington State with the Huskies visiting Pullman for a televised game on Friday.Eastern's Kyla Evans is the Big Sky Player of the Week and Gonzaga's Courtney Vandersloot was recognized by the West Coast Conference.

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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 20, 2010

Eastern's turn in the spotlight 

Taking a basketball break between figure skating stories I surfed over to ESPN and saw Charlie Creme's bracketology and story. Holy smoke, Eastern Washington is in the field. Holy smoke, I forgot to blog my women's notebook, with the Eagles, unbeaten in Big Sky Conference...

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MONDAY, JAN. 18, 2010

Heather Bowman takes at shot in the first half against EWU. Bowman scored 22 points for the game and win over EWU 87-61 Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Bowman honored 

I knew keeping up with the women's basketball blog was going to be difficult with all figure skating all the time, but I can't blame that on me being remiss. No, Friday night a virus ravaged my computer and I was lucky I was able...

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THURSDAY, JAN. 14, 2010

Gonzaga rolls; EWU alone in first

Another romp for the Gonzaga women, the unedited game story appears below.Meanwhile, Eastern Washington takes over sole possession of first in the Big Sky Conference; Washington State lost at No. 2 Stanford, and Idaho lost at Hawaii late WednesdayThere were some upsets in the Top...

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