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Gonzaga women win WCC tourney

MONDAY, MARCH 9, 2009, 2:16 P.M.

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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