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BYU defeats GU women 61-55 in WCC semifinals

The top-seeded Gonzaga women fall to fifth seeded BYU in the WCC semifinals at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Monday, March 9, 2015. BYU wins 61-55.


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Before the game with BYU, Gonzaga center Shelby Cheslek (44) slaps hands during player introductions, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga guard Keani Albanez (24) makes her way through the double team defense of BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) and BYU guard Makenzi Morrison (23) in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga forward Shaniqua Nilles (22) shoots the ball as BYU forward Alohi Robins-Hardy (25) defends in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga guard Keani Albanez (24) shoots from the key as BYU guard Makenzi Morrison (23) defends in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga center Emma Wolfram (12) grabs the rebound over BYU forward Alohi Robins-Hardy (25) in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga forward Shaniqua Nilles (22) shoots the ball as BYU forward Alohi Robins-Hardy (25) defends in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga center Shelby Cheslek (44) defends as BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) tries to inbounds the ball in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga guard Keani Albanez (24) takes a shot as BYU guard Lexi Eaton (21) defends in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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BYU forward Micaelee Orton (34) grabs the ball away from Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher (14) but is called for the foul in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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A BYU cheerleader does a backflip during a timeout in the first half, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher (14) shoots between BYU center Savannah Irwin (42) and BYU guard Makenzi Morrison (23) in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga center Shelby Cheslek (44) and BYU forward Morgan Bailey (41) compete for a rebound in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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BYU forward Morgan Bailey (41) plows through the defense of Gonzaga center Emma Wolfram (12) and Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher (14) in the first half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga guard Elle Tinkle (31) shoots but misses as shot in the second half as BYU forward Morgan Bailey (41) defends. Tinkle scored only 6 points in the game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga center Shelby Cheslek (44) drives into the defense of BYU forward Morgan Bailey (41) in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

BYU forward Morgan Bailey (41) grabs the rebound in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga center Emma Wolfram’s (12) nose is hit by BYU forward Morgan Bailey (41) who was called for a foul. Wolfram left the game for a time with a bloody nose, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga forward Shaniqua Nilles (22) makes a pass in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher (14) heads into the key as BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) defends in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher (14) takes a shot as BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) defends in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher (14) dribbles the ball as BYU guard Makenzi Morrison (23) defends in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier calls a player off the bench in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga guard Emma Stach (42) heads to the basket as BYU forward Micaelee Orton (34) defends in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga forward Shaniqua Nilles (22) steals the ball from BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) during an inbounds pass in late in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga forward Sunny Greinacher (14) blocks a shot by BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga guard Elle Tinkle (31) heads downcourt in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga forward Shaniqua Nilles (22) heads to the basket as BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) defends in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

A Gonzaga cheerleader performs a stunt during a timeout in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga center Emma Wolfram (12) looks for a passing lane as BYU guard Makenzi Morrison (23) defends in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga guard Emma Stach (42) dribbles the ball as BYU guard Kylie Maeda (15) defends in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Her nose bloodied during a shooting play, Gonzaga center Emma Wolfram (12) laughs at how she is going to shoot a free throw with tissue in her nose. Gonzaga guard Keani Albanez (24) subbed in for her and made both shots in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga center Emma Wolfram (12) looks to the basket as BYU guard Xojian Harry (11) and BYU forward Morgan Bailey (41) defend in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga guard Elle Tinkle (31) heads downcourt in the second half of a WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

With less than 30 seconds left in the game, Gonzaga guard Emma Stach (42) is stripped of the ball for a turnover by BYU forward Micaelee Orton (34), Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier wanted a foul called after Gonzaga guard Emma Stach (42) had the ball stripped and was turned over to BYU with 30 seconds left in the game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Gonzaga leaves the court as BYU celebrates their 61-55 win over the Bulldogs in the WCC women’s tournament semifinal basketball game, Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

The Bulldogs quickly leave the court after their 61-55 loss to BYU , Mon., March 9, 2015, at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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