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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 …


Gonzaga women win WCC tourney

Gonzaga put five players in double figures, including reserve forward Kelly Bowen’s 15 points and a double-double by conference player of the year Courtney Vandersloot, to outlast sixth-seeded San Diego …


Women return to title game

LAS VEGAS – The Orleans Arena doesn’t look anything like the McCarthey Athletic Center. The seatbacks are maroon, similar to Loyola Marymount’s colors. Instead of a Bulldog at center court, …


GU’s Vandersloot WCC player of the year

Courtney Vandersloot made just one basket when Gonzaga smoked San Diego 109-73 midway through the West Coast Conference women’s basketball season. When the Bulldogs closed out the regular season Saturday …


Zags cap title season with win

The program would have been the same – trophy, senior speeches and net cutting – but it wouldn’t have been the same without the win. Gonzaga finished strongly, with superior …


GU women place 12th

The Gonzaga Bulldogs women finished 12th at the Fresno State Lexus Golf Classic on Tuesday in Fresno, Calif. Freshman Jessica Howe paced GU with a 13th-place finish at 9-over-par 225.


Zags rally to top Lions

Courtney Vandersloot and Heather Bowman combined for 50 points and the Gonzaga Bulldogs overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to beat the Loyola Marymount Lions 81-78 in West Coast Conference women’s …


Gonzaga doubles up Dons

Janelle Bekkering hit four 3-pointers en route to 18 points and Courtney Vandersloot had 18 while filling up the stat sheet as Gonzaga whipped San Francisco 71-35 Saturday afternoon in …


Bulldogs defeat Gaels; WSU, EWU also win

Courtney Vandersloot had 20 points and five assists and the Gonzaga Bulldogs bounced back from their only West Coast Conference women’s basketball loss with an 84-56 victory over the Saint …


Zags score 109 in win over Toreros

Heather Bowman tossed in a game-high 28 points and Vivian Frieson scored a career-high 23 to propel the Gonzaga Bulldogs to a 109-73 victory over the San Diego Toreros in …


WCC honors GU’s Bowman

Gonzaga Bulldogs junior Heather Bowman was named the West Coast Conference player of the month for December in women’s basketball it was announced Wednesday. Bowman averaged 19.9 points and 9.4 …


GU’s Schaefer CLASS candidate

Jami Bjorklund Schaefer of Gonzaga University has been selected one of 30 women’s basketball candidates for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, presented annually to an NCAA Division I student-athlete in …


GU women clamp down on Vikings

There were two points of emphasis for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team heading into its Sunday afternoon game against Portland State at McCarthey Athletic Center. By the end there was …