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Gonzaga Basketball

Gonzaga women clinch at least share of seventh straight WCC title

Fri., Feb. 18, 2011

Courtney Vandersloot had 24 points and 11 assists, and No. 25 Gonzaga clinched at least a share of its seventh straight West Coast Conference title with a 93-65 win over Santa Clara on Thursday night at Santa Clara, Calif.

Kayla Standish added 19 points for the Bulldogs (23-4, 11-0), who have won 13 straight and 21 of 22 overall. The Bulldogs moved into the Top 25 this week for the first time this season.

Katelan Redmon had 18 points and Janelle Bekkering 17 as Gonzaga beat the Broncos for the 11th straight time. The Bulldogs’ average margin of victory over the last 11 games is 25.2 points.

Lena Gipson scored 21 points to lead the Broncos (8-17, 4-7), who have dropped three in a row and seven of the last nine games. Alyssa Shoji added 14 points and Ricki Radanovich 10.

The Bulldogs led 53-35 at halftime.

Arizona 78, Washington State 61: Ify Ibekwe had 23 points, 13 rebounds, five steals and three blocks as the visiting Wildcats (15-9, 6-7 Pac-10) defeated the Cougars (8-18, 6-8) at Beasley Coliseum.

Sage Romberg had 16 points and nine rebounds for the Cougars, who led by 11 during the first half.

Arizona State 71, Washington 63: Becca Tobin scored 21 points and Dymond Simon added 16 points to help the Sun Devils (15-8, 7-6 Pac-10) beat the Huskies (10-13, 5-9) at Seattle.

Eastern Washington 59, Northern Arizona 54: Chene Cooper scored a game-high 23 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer in the final minute, as the Eagles (10-14, 6-5 Big Sky) defeated the visiting Lumberjacks (9-16, 4-8) at Reese Court.

EWU’s Julie Piper added 16 points and seven rebounds.

NAU senior Jenna Galloway (Ferris High) had seven points and six rebounds.

Nevada 69, Idaho 63: Tahnee Robinson scored 27 points, including a 3-pointer with 59 seconds left for a six-point lead, and the visiting Wolf Pack (18-7, 7-5 Western Athletic) rallied past the Vandals (13-11, 6-6) in the second half.

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