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UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 9:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women host No. 8 Stanford in homecoming game for Lacie Hull, Lexie Hull and Melody Kempton

When Gonzaga hosts No. 8 Stanford on Sunday at 2 p.m., perhaps the biggest cheering section in the Kennel will be for two players for the opposing team.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Gonzaga guard Jessie Loera gives Bulldogs a boost of energy on the court

“I have tended to have too much energy at moments, but now I feel like I’m bringing the right pace,” said Jessie Loera, the quickest player on the team and …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Zykera Rice collects double-double, Gonzaga women slow down Colorado State

It may have been their lowest scoring game of the young season, but the Gonzaga women did just enough to win, defeating Colorado State 50-39.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 27, 2018, 6:34 p.m.

Gonzaga women seek payback after last season’s loss to Colorado State

Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team, off to its best start in the Lisa Fortier era, seeks a small bit of revenge Wednesday.


Notre Dame still No. 1 in women’s AP Top 25

Notre Dame and UConn remain the top two teams in The Associated Press women’s basketball poll, setting up a 1-vs.-2 matchup on Sunday.


Balanced scoring leads Gonzaga’s women to fifth place at inaugural Vancouver Showcase

Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team epitomized offensive balance Saturday.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 5:26 p.m.

Gonzaga women bounce back to beat Rutgers at Vancouver Showcase

Zykera Rice scored 16 points and Gonzaga topped Rutgers 57-40 in the consolation semifinals of the Vancouver Showcase at the Vancouver (B.C.) Convention Centre on Friday.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 22, 2018, 5:43 p.m.

Gonzaga falls to No. 1 Notre Dame in opener at Vancouver Showcase

Arike Ogunbowale scored 21 points and No. 1 Notre Dame beat Gonzaga 81-65 in the first game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase. Brianna Turner added 16 points and 10 rebounds.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 21, 2018, 3:08 p.m.

No extra hype needed as Gonzaga opens Vancouver Showcase against top-ranked Notre Dame

Playing Notre Dame in the Vancouver Showcase offers the Zags a glance at what is to come following conference play in the NCAA tournament: big-time teams with big-time players.


UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 17, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women dial up defensive pressure in win at UNLV

Gonzaga, which improved to 18-26 against current Mountain West teams, earned a 37-36 advantage on the glass, and outscored the Rebels in the paint, 36-22. The Zags have now outscored …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 16, 2018, 12:05 a.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball adds Kayleigh, Kaylynne Truong in 2019 recruiting class

Gonzaga women’s basketball head coach Lisa Fortier announced the signing of Houston-area standouts Kayleigh and Kaylynne Truong to National Letters of Intent for the 2019-20 season on Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 13, 2018, 9:48 p.m.

Zykera Rice dominates inside as Gonzaga overpowers Idaho State 70-51

Saddled by foul trouble in her last game, Zykera Rice had no such issues on Tuesday night.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 11, 2018, 9:50 p.m.

Gonzaga outlasts Eastern Washington 63-51 in women’s basketball

Eastern Washington held Gonzaga’s offense in check for about three quarters on Sunday. But the Eagles’ offense didn’t take advantage of the Bulldogs’ early shooting woes, and eventually Gonzaga pulled …


Gonzaga women working through changes ahead of game at Eastern Washington

The weaknesses – inconsistent rebounding and some defensive lapses in the second half of Wednesday night’s game against Montana – are all relative. After all, the Zags won 76-52 in …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Gonzaga’s depth leads to blowout victory over Montana in women’s basketball season opener

The turning point Wednesday night at the Kennel came when Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier turned to her bench.


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 5, 2018, 10:44 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Melody Kempton, a Post Falls graduate, enjoyed her first taste of college basketball

Quality minutes can be measured in many ways. For Melody Kempton, it was the 5,000-plus fans who watched her and Gonzaga beat Carroll College last Friday night at the McCarthey …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 2, 2018, 10:30 p.m.

Balanced offense leads Gonzaga women to blowout exhibition win over Carroll College

Most notable in the Zags’ offensive performance was the distribution of scoring. All but two of the 11 players who played scored and five players finished in double figures.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 1, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Gonzaga women focusing on playing their game in exhibition against Carroll College

For now, expectations for the Gonzaga women don’t extend beyond Friday night’s exhibition against Carroll College.


Laura Stockton is ready to make some noise, as is Gonzaga

The way Laura Stockton sees it, if she makes some noise this season, so will Gonzaga.


Gonzaga women: Bulldogs primed for another run at NCAA Tournament berth

The Zags are going for their third straight West Coast Conference regular-season and tournament titles, and they have just the personnel to do it.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women picked to repeat as West Coast Conference champions

There’s a lot to like about this year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team. The Zags are deep, experienced and savvy.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

FanFest scrimmage results in a tie, lengthy to-do list for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier casually chatted with fans before Numerica FanFest on Saturday and took a seat at the scorer’s table for the team scrimmage.


UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 2, 2018, 8:44 p.m.

Three Gonzaga seniors have high expectations as women’s basketball practice opens

Great expectations are the norm every fall at the Kennel. That goes triple for the three senior starters on the Gonzaga women’s team, who also expect to win a third …


Gonzaga women to open Vancouver Showcase against defending national champion Notre Dame

Gonzaga will face defending national champion Notre Dame in the opening game of the inaugural Vancouver Showcase on Nov. 22, organizers announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 9, 2018, 4:42 p.m.

Visit from Stanford highlights nonconference schedule for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Gonzaga women’s basketball fans may be getting the best of all worlds in the nonconference schedule announced Thursday.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 5:21 p.m.

Change in West Coast Conference scheduling makes travel plans easier for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Basketball season will always be a grind, but life will get a bit easier this season for the Gonzaga women. After a two-year hiatus, the West Coast Conference is going …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Elite bracket update: High school team, Stars and Stripes, rolling through Hoopfest’s elite women’s division

Stars and Stripes, which features Notre Dame commit Samantha Brunelle, the top-ranked recruit in 2019 recruiting class, won both of its games Saturday, three months after winning a USA Basketball …


UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Emma Stach signs professional contract in Germany

Emma Stach is back where she began, but richer for the experience of four years at Gonzaga. A fixture for the Zags, the high-energy guard is home in Germany, where …


Gonzaga tops NCAA’s annual ranking for academic success

To all those banners hanging in the McCarthey Athletic Center, the Zags can proudly add another – national academic champions for 2016-17.


UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Jill Barta released by Minnesota Lynx

Four weeks after going in the third round of the WNBA draft, former Gonzaga star Jill Barta was released Thursday by the Minnesota Lynx.