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WEDNESDAY, JAN. 13, 2010

Catching up with Emily Kuipers

I was a little remiss yesterday in posting my weekly women's basketball notebook, which appeared in today's paper, along with the standings. Today's subject was former U-Hi player Emily Kuipers, now a fifth-year senior at Regis University in Denver.I can't link the standings and weekend...

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MONDAY, JAN. 11, 2010

Katie Baker out for season 

Word from Montana, freshman Katie Baker (Lake City) is out for the season after suffering a knee injury late in the Lady Griz overtime loss at Eastern Washington Friday night. Baker had a double-double when she went down near the end of regular, her third...

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SATURDAY, JAN. 9, 2010

GU women blitz Portland

The Gonzaga women opened up defense of their WCC title - all five of them - much better than last year. The Bulldogs destroyed Portland 90-54 Saturday afternoon at McCarthey Athletic Center, the unedited game story is below.Meanwhile, Eastern Washington had a huge win over...

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FRIDAY, JAN. 8, 2010

Disappointing start for Cougar women

It was disappointing to see Washington State lost at home to Arizona, especially when Washington knocked off Arizona State.That means the Cougars are 0-3 in the Pac-10, losing at Oregon State and Oregon and to the Wildcats, teams along with the 2-1 Huskies they were...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 5, 2010

WCC, WAC open league play

Starting to get overwhelmed by figure skating preparation and with three hockey games this week women's basketball posts and links are a bit thin.Our unedited notebook follows, as well as the Top 25 vote, with quite a bit of shakeup at the bottom. Gonzaga and...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 30, 2009

GU women win big

Gonzaga prepared for its West Coast Conference opener in 10 days with an 88-52 win over UC Santa Barbara in women's basketball action Wednesday night.The extended link has the unedited game story plus some information on a big night for Spokane native Angie Bjorklund in...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 29, 2009

WSU, EWU women start league play

Eastern Washington and Washington State women's basketball teams open conference play with the New Year and our basketball notebook takes a look at that from their angle after a short feature on Eagle senior Jessica Huntington.The unedited notebook is posted below but first a couple...

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SUNDAY, DEC. 27, 2009

Gu women back on track 

Stopped in to watch the Gonzaga women's basketball team, not expecting much of a game and it wasn't, a 30-point romp for the Bulldogs over UC Irvine. Just wanted to see if there was an lingering affects from the disappointment of a lost weekend in...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 22, 2009

Plenty of women's basketball news

Sorry for the delay in posting information - it's holiday time.Below is the unedited notebook I filed for Wednesday's paper and my vote for the AP top 25.A couple of links for you enjoyment. A look at the Las Vegas tournament Gonzaga just play, which...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 19, 2009

WSU women win 74-57

COUGARS Being there was a doubleheader in Kennewick and I was there early, I covered the WSU women's game with USF. On the link is the unedited version of the story we'll have in tomorrow's S-R. Read on.

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FRIDAY, DEC. 18, 2009

Getting ready for the challenge

Gonzaga is obviously the center of attention in basketball this weekend with games in Las Vegas against No. 6 Baylor and No. 13 Texas A&M.First, a quick correction. Despite earlier reporters, neither game - and both start at 8:45 p.m. - is on TV. However,...

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WEDNESDAY, DEC. 16, 2009

Localizing Duke-Stanford women

There is really any local news today. Eastern has a game tonight, everyone plays this weekend. It's a good chance to see the Eagles, who are improved (but get trumped by an important hockey game).Still, there are a few tidbits of national interest to pass...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 15, 2009

Bulldogs face Baylor, A&M

The lead item for this week's women's basketball notebook is Gonzaga's trip to Las Vegas, where the Bulldogs will gamble that they can keep up with a pair of Top 15 teams.I've filed way too many notes to get into Wednesday's paper but you can...

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MONDAY, DEC. 14, 2009

Bulldogs stepping into spotlight

The focus in women's basketball this week is going to be on the weekend tournament in Las Vegas where No. 6 Baylor, No. 13 Texas A&M, No. 14 Arizona Stat and Gonzaga meet.Here's what the Zags are looking at: Baylor’s Brittney Griner was named the...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 12, 2009

UP's Sollers gets 500th

First off, congratulations to good guy Jim Sollers, the Portland coach earned his 500th victory in a win over Idaho Friday night.Saturday afternoon, Eastern Washington had no trouble with Montana Tech, limiting the Orediggers' best player, senior Jessica DePell from Freeman, to five free throws.Meanwhile,...

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THURSDAY, DEC. 10, 2009

GU women face critical games

Even with three games against Pac-10 schools, including a trip to No. 2 Stanford, and a daunting trip to Las Vegas to face a pair of Top 10 teams, I thought this weekend could potentially be the most important weekend on Gonzaga’s schedule. How could...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 8, 2009

Welcome to women's basketball  

I hesitate to start writing this because I know once I do the avalanche begins.However, welcome to our women's basketball blog. We do this because there is no longer enough room to get all the news and notes into the newspaper related to women's basketball...

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TUESDAY, DEC. 1, 2009

After a loose ball, Gonzaga's Heather Bowman and EWU's Julie Piper the try to gain control of the ball in the first half at McCarthey Athletic Center Tuesday Dec. 1, 2009. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags pull away from Eastern

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team used a huge second half to pull away from Eastern Washington 87-61 victory Tuesday evening at the McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs, up just four at halftime, outscored the Eagles 52-30 in the second half.Click here for the game story...

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TUESDAY, NOV. 17, 2009

Local players making their mark

Our first women's basketball notebook runs Wednesday but as is typical, there is too much news to squeeze into the paper.So, it seemed like a good idea to identify the area players who have gone on to Division I schools outside of our area. Hopefully...

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WEDNESDAY, NOV. 11, 2009

More notoriety for Zag women

Not to make too much of the Gonzaga women's basketball team, afterall, the Zags are just one of four D-I teams on our property, but, let's face it - this team is poised for the best season any of our teams have ever had.Of course,...

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MONDAY, NOV. 9, 2009

 (The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga women get a little love

Graham Hays of ESPN hints that the Gonzaga women are a darkhorse to do the unthinkable - reach the Final Four and touts junior point guard Courtney Vandersloot. And Michelle Voepel of ESPN has five questions for the new season, one of which involves Tennessee...

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THURSDAY, OCT. 29, 2009

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2009

Bowman faces surgery

Gonzaga junior Heather Bowman, a three-time All-West Coast Conference player and the Bulldogs' leading scorer, played all four post-season games with a shoulder injury that will require surgery next month. GU coach Kelly Graves confirmed Tuesday Bowman suffered a torn labrum in her left shoulder...

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GU basketbrawl recap 

After the east coast deadline, a writer from Pittsburgh couldn't contain his admiration for Gonzaga's women's basketball team after a hard-fought loss to the Panthers in the NCAA Tournament.That's Big East basketball, he said. That's what we see every night. Gonzaga didn't back down. He...

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MONDAY, MARCH 23, 2009

Close but ... for Zag women

Gonzaga got a welcome to Big East basketball but the Bulldogs didn't back down in a hard fought, physical game with 15th-ranked Pittsburgh. Ultimately their dream of a berth in the Sweet 16 at the Oklahoma City regional was shatted, 65-60.Read below for the unedited...

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