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Legacy of high standards

As records tumble and awards mount, Heather Bowman continues to say her only goal was to become a starter for Gonzaga when she crossed Interstate 90 from Lewis and Clark …


Bulldogs count on stalwart defense

When all else fails – and for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team, pretty much everything did – play defense. And the 21st-ranked Bulldogs did that quiet well, thank you.


Zags overcome Tomlinson, fouls

Louella Tomlinson of Saint Mary’s broke both the Division I career and single-season record for blocked shots, but Courtney Vandersloot had 18 points, 11 assists and three blocks of her …


Lofty status for Gonzaga

It was another first this week for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. The Zags debuted in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches’ Top 25 poll at No. 23. The poll was released …


Zags trip Pilots

Heather Bowman scored 19 points and No. 24 Gonzaga turned a six-point halftime deficit into a 70-58 victory over Portland Saturday in Portland. Courtney Vandersloot added 14 points and eight …


Gonzaga women roll on

Courtney Vandersloot had another big all-around game and Heather Bowman inched closer to the school scoring record as the Gonzaga women’s basketball team destroyed Santa Clara 81-43 before 2,419 fans …


Gonzaga women bully Gaels

The Louella Tomlinson Show came to McCarthey Athletic Center Thursday night, but no matter how well the 6-foot-4 Australian and Saint Mary’s play elsewhere the show bombs when Gonzaga is …


Gonzaga women ground Portland

Revenge for last year was more of a by-product of the statement that the Gonzaga women’s basketball team wanted to make about this year. The Bulldogs opened the West Coast …


Bulldogs hold all the cards

Since the 2004-5 basketball season, when Gonzaga joined the 1996-97 Portland team to make it through the West Coast Conference season unscathed, the Bulldogs women have lost just seven of …


GU women get back on track

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team got back on track Sunday afternoon, erasing the disappointment of a pair of losses to highly-ranked Big 12 Conference teams last weekend in Las Vegas …


Gonzaga women roll over UCI

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team got back on track Sunday afternoon, erasing the disappointment of a pair of losses to highly-ranked Big 12 Conference teams last weekend in Las Vegas …


Furious GU comeback falls short

LAS VEGAS – Tanisha Smith scored 20 points, and Tyra White added 18 to help No. 13 Texas A&M beat Gonzaga 80-76 on Sunday night in the Las Vegas Hoops …


Zags look to show they belong

Finals weeks may be almost over, but the tests aren’t. Starting with No. 7 Duke at No. 2 Stanford Tuesday night, there are some pretty impressive women’s basketball matchups before …


19-0 run lifts GU

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team used a 19-0 second-half run to rally for a 64-57 non-conference victory over Portland State in Portland on Sunday. Down 54-42 with 9 minutes, 25 …


GU women rout Matadors

Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team built a big lead early and never looked back in an 80-47 non-conference win over Cal State Northridge on Sunday at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Heather …


GU controls second half, beats EWU

What was the best moment for Eastern Washington in its women’s basketball game with Gonzaga may have turned out to be its worst. The underdog Eagles battled back from an …


Elite teams leave marks

Idaho and Gonzaga peeked into the penthouse of women’s basketball last weekend. Idaho’s Vandals went to Baylor’s tournament and absorbed an 82-37 shellacking at the hands of the eighth-ranked Bears …


Zags women stomp EWU

What was the best moment for Eastern Washington in its women’s basketball game with Gonzaga may have turned out to be its worse. The underdog Eagles battled back from an …


GU women roll after slow start

Sophomore forward Kayla Standish made 11 of 13 field-goal attempts on her way to a career-high 25 points in just 19 minutes of play off the bench and the Gonzaga …


GU women roll

Those were the longest 20 minutes. For the Washington Huskies the first half of their 81-52 drubbing at the hands of Gonzaga had to feel like it lasted forever.


Frieson powers Zags to solid win over USC

There wasn’t much the Gonzaga women’s basketball team did wrong in its home opener Thursday night, other than letting USC score the final eight points of the game. But all …


Balanced Bulldogs down Vandals

Four Gonzaga women’s basketball players scored in double figures as the Bulldogs defeated Idaho 80-57 at War Memorial Gymnasium in Moscow, Idaho, on Monday night. Senior Heather Bowman paced the …


Sports in brief: GU women picked to win

Women’s basketball: Coaches of Gonzaga’s rivals in the West Coast Conference unanimously agreed that the Bulldogs will capture their sixth straight regular-season championship. The Bulldogs were picked first on seven …


GU’s Bowman requires shoulder surgery

Gonzaga junior Heather Bowman, a three-time All-West Coast Conference player and the Bulldogs’ leading scorer, played all four postseason games with a shoulder injury that will require surgery. GU coach …


Sweet 16 slips away

SEATTLE – The Gonzaga Bulldogs were so close to Oklahoma City they could feel the dust on their shoes. But Pittsburgh executed just a little better down the stretch of …


Tourney feels like home for Vandersloot, Frieson

SEATTLE – For Gonzaga’s All-West Coast Conference performers Courtney Vandersloot and Vivian Frieson, playing in the NCAA tournament in Seattle is a double bonus. Vandersloot was a high school star …


Gonzaga women upset Xavier

SEATTLE – Ta’Shia Phillips was everything she was cracked up to be. Gonzaga’s Bulldogs were more.


Graves floored by challenge

SEATTLE – Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Kelly Graves laced ’em up with his team this week. Just how well the 6-foot-5 former New Mexico player performed could go a long …


Zags draw Xavier

Typical in the moments after the announcement of pairings for the NCAA tournament, members of the Gonzaga’s women’s team didn’t know much about their first-round opponent. “As far as Xavier, …


GU wins women’s title

LAS VEGAS – Basketball coaches rarely enjoy the spoils of a championship as much as their players, but Gonzaga’s Kelly Graves gave it a commendable effort Monday. The top-seeded Bulldogs …