March 9, 2009 in Sports

Gonzaga women win WCC tourney

By The Spokesman-Review
Christopher Anderson photo

Josh Heytvelt of Gonzaga ( left in white ) stretches out to deny #20 Diamon Simpson of St. Mary’s a shot at the basket in first half action Monday March 9, 2009 at the WCC Championship game in the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON The Spokesman-Review
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Men play tonight

Tonight: Gonzaga vs. Saint Mary’s, 6 p.m.


Radio: 1510-AM, 101.1-FM.

Gonzaga put five players in double figures, including reserve forward Kelly Bowen’s 15 points and a double-double by conference player of the year Courtney Vandersloot, to outlast sixth-seeded San Diego 66-55 and win the WCC Tournament championship Monday.

The Bulldogs added the tournament title to their regular-season crown. They’ll be making their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in three years.

Heather Bowman scored a team-high 16 points, Janelle Bekkering 14, Vivian Frieson 11 and Vandersloot 10. Vandersloot also had 10 assists.

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