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Past success may help Gonzaga women in NCAA opener at Stanford

The Gonzaga women aren’t your typical underdog, and Stanford knows it.


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

Single-digit seed a singular goal for Gonzaga women

With the dawn of Selection Monday, the possibilities are almost endless for the Gonzaga women and their fans. So are their NCAA dreams, which include a single-digit seed, a second-round …


UPDATED: Sun., March 11, 2018, 7:04 p.m.

It’s time to celebrate Gonzaga women’s march to prominence

Lisa Fortier’s first glimpse of the Gonzaga women’s basketball program came almost two decades ago, from the stands. “They were terrible,” said Fortier, who better than anyone can appreciate what …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

Analysis: Spotlight again shines on Gonzaga’s Jill Barta in WCC Tournament title game

Just after Gonzaga’s 79-71 win over San Diego, the lights and cameras gravitated to Jill Barta, who had finished the game with a game-high 32 points and eight rebounds. She …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 11:30 p.m.

San Diego’s Sydney Williams, a Coeur d’Alene native, scores 20 points in final contest vs. familiar Gonzaga team

Gonzaga has seen plenty of Sydney Williams over the past four years. Granted, not nearly as much as the San Diego senior has seen of the Zags over the course …


UPDATED: Tue., March 6, 2018, 5:10 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 32 points, leading Gonzaga women to repeat WCC Tournament title

Gonzaga won the conference title in 2017 and now has eight WCC championships. The Bulldogs, who only lost once to a WCC opponent this season, secured an automatic bid to …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 10:56 p.m.

Gonzaga women face tough task against San Diego with WCC Tournament title on the line

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have just one more team standing in the way of their eighth West Coast Conference championship in program history.


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 11:25 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women produce plenty of highlight moments in WCC Tournament semifinal victory over San Francisco

The Zags had plenty of celebrations to review after their 65-53 win over fifth-seeded San Francisco in the West Coast Conference semifinal on Monday – Emma Stach’s game-high four 3-pointers, …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 6:16 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Emma Stach stymies USF leading scorer Anna Seilund in semifinal victory

Seilund, an All-WCC first-teamer coming off a 28-point outing in the quarterfinals against Loyola Marymount, was held to nine points on 3-of-11 shooting by Gonzaga in a 65-53 Bulldogs win …


UPDATED: Mon., March 5, 2018, 5:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women pull past San Francisco 65-53 to clinch WCC title game berth

The Gonzaga women sweated out a few scary moments against San Francisco, but Jill Barta led a second-half charge and finished with 19 points and eight rebounds to help the …


UPDATED: Sun., March 4, 2018, 11:10 p.m.

Gonzaga women will need full-game effort against Dons

First lesson of the West Coast Conference tournament – never underestimate the underdog.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 5:08 p.m.

Jessie Loera, Gonzaga teammates fill up stat sheet in West Coast Conference quarterfinal victory

There were several worthy contenders, but Jessie Loera probably had Gonzaga’s best stat line in Friday’s WCC Tournament win over Pepperdine.


UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Jill Barta scores 19 in first half, Gonzaga tops Pepperdine 81-70 in WCC tournament quarterfinals

Jill Barta scored 19 of her 24 points in the first half to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (25-5) to an 81-70 win over the Pepperdine Waves (10-20) in the West …


Gonzaga women head into WCC Tournament with high expectations after overcoming injury-plagued season

Gonzaga needed all the luck it could get this season. Even before the season started, head coach Lisa Fortier was down a potential starter. Redshirt senior Emma Wolfram was out …


Gonzaga’s women games to air on 1510-KGA-AM during WCC Tournament

All Gonzaga women’s basketball games during the upcoming West Coast Conference Tournament in Las Vegas will be available over the air on 1510 KGA AM, as part of the IMG …


UPDATED: Thu., March 1, 2018, 10:32 p.m.

Gonzaga women will open West Coast Conference Tournament against Pepperdine

Top-seeded Gonzaga will face No. 8 Pepperdine in the West Coast Conference Tournament quarterfinals at noon at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Friday.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 27, 2018, 7:29 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier named WCC coach of the year and Jill Barta is MVP

Tuesday was time for a hearty pat on the back, as Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier was named the Coach of the Year and Jill Barta the Player of the Year


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 5 p.m.

Gonzaga women to face either Pepperdine, Santa Clara in WCC Tournament quarterfinals

The Gonzaga women (24-5, 17-1) earned the top seed in the West Coast Conference and will open WCC Tournament play against either No. 8 Pepperdine (9-19. 5-13) or No. 9 …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Emma Stach, Emma Wolfram celebrate Senior Day, but know there is more work ahead

The Zags honored Emma Stach and fifth-year senior Emma Wolfram in a Senior Day ceremony just before tipoff. Wolfram, who redshirted her freshman year under Kelly Graves, was sidelined for …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 9:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women turn on the defensive pressure in 62-37 rout of BYU in regular-season finale

Of course, the Gonzaga women had long ago clinched the West Coast Conference regular-season title. This was about the Zags making a statement and taking another step toward the one …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 5:54 p.m.

Even through injury, Gonzaga senior Emma Wolfram provides a spark for the Bulldogs

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team is doing something amazing for Emma Wolfram, whose injuries kept her off the court all season: a ceremonial start on Senior Day against BYU.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 22, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Laura Stockton scores 14, lifts Gonzaga to 58-54 win over San Diego

Laura Stockton scored 14 points, including a last-minute 3-pointer that sealed the Gonzaga Bulldogs’ 58-54 win over the San Diego Toreros on Thursday.


Three Gonzaga women’s basketball players earn West Coast Conference all-academic honors

Gonzaga women’s basketball players Chandler Smith, Emma Stach and Katie Campbell were selected to the West Coast Conference’s all-academic team, the conference announced Wednesday.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 21, 2018, 4:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women can build momentum going into West Coast Conference Tournament

Games against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Saturday also offer an opportunity to reflect on another remarkable year: The Zags are 22-5 overall, WCC champs for the 13th …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 5:31 p.m.

Gonzaga women complete perfect WCC road record with win at Pepperdine

The Gonzaga Bulldogs secured a perfect West Coast Conference road record with a 67-48 win at Pepperdine on Saturday, their 11th-straight win on the road.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 10:43 p.m.

Gonzaga women head to Pepperdine for final road test of regular season

It’s no wonder the Bulldogs have excelled so much away from Spokane this season. They are shooting 43.7 percent from the field and have posted a plus-3.6 rebounding margin in …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Gonzaga women claim another West Coast Conference basketball title

Make it a baker’s dozen for the Gonzaga women.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to rebound after first WCC loss

In more ways than one, the Gonzaga women are looking to rebound this week. Physically, emotionally and also on the glass, the Bulldogs are trying to move forward from their …


Love of the game: Gonzaga’s Lisa, Craig Fortier among several coaching couples who work side-by-side

For most couples, mornings consist of a quick kiss goodbye and a, “Have a good day,” before heading off to work.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Saint Mary’s stands tall against Gonzaga women’s bigs

Gonzaga always seems eager to welcome a friendly battle of the bigs. But when the Zags welcomed Saint Mary’s to the Kennel on Saturday, the bigs met their match.