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Zags finish 14-0

Sun., Feb. 28, 2010

GU’s Vandersloot sets season record for assists

Courtney Vandersloot scored 11 points with nine assists, becoming the West Coast Conference’s single-season record holder for assists, and Gonzaga (25-4, 14-0) became the first team to complete a perfect WCC season twice with an 83-35 victory over San Francisco (5-26, 1-13) in San Francisco.

The Bulldogs also managed the feat of a 14-0 conference slate in 2005-06.

Heather Bowman added 21 points for Gonzaga, scoring eight straight to start the second half to build a 26-point lead.

Idaho State 71, Eastern Washington 63: A day after assuring themselves of a share of the Big Sky Conference crown, the Eagles (18-10, 11-4) failed to earn the title outright, suffering a setback at the hands of the Bengals (14-14, 9-6) in Pocatello, Idaho.

The Eagles, who were led by 19 points from Chene Cooper, can clinch the title and home court in the conference tournament with either a win against Portland State in the season finale or a Sacramento State loss.

Washington 70, Washington State 54: Regina Rogers scored 23 points and the Huskies (10-16, 5-11 Pac-10) used a 17-0 run over a 6-minute span in the first half, building on an 11-point halftime lead to beat the Cougars (7-20, 2-14) in Seattle. April Cook was the only Cougar to finish in double figures, scoring 14 points.

North Idaho 84, Colorado Northwest CC 57: Tugce Canitez scored 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting and the Cardinals (23-6, 14-6 Scenic West) pulled away in the first half for a 15-point lead by intermission en route to a drubbing of the Spartans (3-25, 1-19) in Coeur d’Alene. Kama Griffitts and Katie Sanders scored 11 points apiece and the Cardinals forced 25 turnovers, scoring 35 points off CNCC miscues.

The win placed NIC as the No. 3 team out of the SWAC after tying for second with College of Southern Idaho in the standings, but losing out on the seeding because of the Golden Eagles’ sweep of No. 1 Salt Lake CC during the season.

North Idaho will play the sixth-seeded Spartans in the first round of the Region 18 tournament at 11 a.m. PST Thursday in Price, Utah.

Idaho 54, Utah State 53: Rachele Kloke scored 28 points and hit a 3-pointer as time expired to lift the Vandals (9-18, 7-7) over the Aggies (12-15, 4-10) in Western Athletic Conference action in Logan, Utah.

George Fox 77, Puget Sound 51: The fifth-ranked Bruins took an easy victory at Newberg, Ore., to win the Northwest Conference tournament title.


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