February 20, 2010 in Sports

Zag women win 14th straight

Associated Press

Courtney Vandersloot had 23 points and nine assists and No. 21 Gonzaga won its 14th straight game on Saturday, an 87-45 victory over Pepperdine.

Senior Vivian Friesen scored 16 points to eclipse 1,000 for her career and added 11 rebounds for the Bulldogs (23-4, 12-0 West Coast Conference), who clinched at least a share of the conference title for the sixth straight season.

Jazmine Jackson had 16 points for the Waves (17-9, 8-4), who snapped a five-game win streak.

Kelly Bowen hit a 3-pointer to start a 21-0 run that gave the Bulldogs a 33-10 lead with 5 minutes left in the first half. During that span, Pepperdine missed 13 straight shots and committed 10 turnovers. Gonzaga finished with 23 points off Pepperdine’s 14 first-half turnovers and led 45-20 at the break.

Pepperdine never got closer than 23 the rest of the way.

The Waves’ leading scorer, Miranda Ayim, was held without a point.

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