January 4, 2014 in Sports

Women’s basketball: GU sets defensive record in easy win

 

Gonzaga dominated defensively and eased past host Portland 56-24 in a West Coast Conference women’s basketball game Friday night.

The 24 points scored by the Pilots were the fewest allowed by the Bulldogs (12-3, 2-1) in school history. It was also the fewest points scored in a WCC game.

GU’s Haiden Palmer scored 13 points and Sunny Greinacher added 10 points and six rebounds.

The Bulldogs led 26-15 at halftime, then limited the Pilots (8-6, 1-2) to just nine points in the second half.

GU hosts BYU on Thursday night in its first home conference game.

Whitworth 91, Pacific 63: Senior Kayla Johnson tallied a career-high 27 points and added six rebounds and four assists as the Pirates opened Northwest Conference play with a rout of the Boxers in Forest Grove, Ore.

Whitworth (7-3) took control with a 17-2 run midway through the first half.

Olivia Cook scored 15 points and Olivia Mayorga-Overtone added 14 for Pacific (4-5).

The Pirates shot 44.9 percent from the floor and 39.3 percent on 3-pointers. They outrebounded the Boxers 46-32 and scored 28 points off 23 Pacific turnovers.

Whitworth’s K.C. McConnell had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Jessica Kramer added 10 points and Lexie Zappone dished out five assists.

The Pirates play at Willamette today.

Washington 55, Arizona 52: Jazmine Davis scored 23 points and Aminah Williams added 13 points and 16 rebounds as the Huskies edged the Wildcats in a Pac-12 opener in Seattle.

Arizona erased a nine-point second-half deficit and took a 50-49 lead with 2:18 left, but Washington regained control late.

Candice Warthen scored 16 points and LaBrittney Jones added 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Wildcats (4-8).

The Huskies (8-4) survived despite shooting 27.1 percent from the field.

The Huskies host Arizona State on Sunday.


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