Halfway through the West Coast Conference season, the Gonzaga women have seen every team and know them well. Or do they?
It’s halfway through the West Coast Conference women’s season, which would be the perfect time for a breather. No chance of that for Gonzaga, which faces perhaps its toughest road trip of the season this week against Pacific on Thursday and Saint Mary’s on Saturday.
The Gonzaga women’s basketball team jumped three spots to No. 15 in the latest AP poll released on Monday. The Bulldogs (19-2), coming off wins last week over San Francisco and Santa Clara, will play at Pacific on Thursday at 7 p.m.
Jill Townsend scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range and Chandler Smith had a double-double as No. 18 Gonzaga pulled away from Santa Clara on Saturday for a 78-61 win.
With point guard Laura Stockton out with a recurring shoulder injury, the Zags got hot from all over the court in a 78-51 win over USF.
Zykera Rice scored 15 points and No. 18 Gonzaga downed San Francisco 78-51 on Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center.
After all, it was the little things that cost the Zags dearly in a two-point loss at BYU last week, a result that left them in second place in the West Coast Conference standings.
After splitting two games on the road last week, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team slipped to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.
Katie Campbell had 17 points and Laura Stockton had 10 assists, both career highs, and Jenn Wirth added a double-double, leading No. 13 Gonzaga to an 86-61 win over San Diego.
The only GU women’s team to match that start was Kelly Graves’ 2004-05 squad, which went on to sweep the WCC regular-season and tournament titles.
Shaylee Gonzales scored 17 points and Paisley Johnson made two free throws with 1:02 left for what proved to be the winning points in BYU’s 70-68 win over No. 13 Gonzaga on Thursday night, ending the Bulldogs’ 12-game win streak.
The bull’s-eye is forever on their backs, so the Gonzaga women have decided to offer a moving target.