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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: 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, 5:44 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to end regular season on a strong note against tough BYU

This week hasn’t felt much different than most weeks inside The Kennel for Emma Stach.


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: 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: 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 …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 10:11 p.m.

Jill Barta, Gonzaga cruise past Pacific for 15th straight victory

The Gonzaga women reached a few milestones Thursday night. They also shed an annoying millstone – namely the Pacific Tigers, 90-66, before an appreciative crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:25 p.m.

Gonzaga women, riding 14-game winning streak, continue to pick up steam

The Gonzaga women are trending.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Gonzaga women carry 12-game winning streak into challenging week

When things are going this well, it’s easy to imagine trouble lurking around the next corner.


Gonzaga’s Jill Barta named WCC Player of the Week, again

For the third time this year, Gonzaga’s Jill Barta is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 7:10 p.m.

Gonzaga women enter next challenges riding 10-game winning streak

Laura Stockton and the Bulldogs are looking down at the rest of the West Coast Conference.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 20, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women showcase defensive pressure in 71-44 win over Santa Clara

The ball was ripe for the taking, and the Gonzaga women seized it with both hands. In fact, eight different players had a hand in Saturday’s turnover-fest, making it all …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 5:57 p.m.

Emma Stach’s energy key to Gonzaga women’s defense

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier says it all the time: “Our offense starts with our defense.”


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 17, 2018, 5:19 p.m.

Gonzaga women enter the heart of their WCC schedule with test against Saint Mary’s

Thursday’s game at Saint Mary’s is the Bulldogs’ first major West Coast Conference test of the season. A win over the Gaels would keep GU (13-4 overall and 6-0 in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 11:14 p.m.

Gonzaga women shut down San Francisco 74-47 to remain perfect in WCC play

Asked to find any flaws in her players’ performance Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier had to work harder than they did.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 4:23 p.m.

Gonzaga women lead the pack again in WCC heading into game at Portland

After only four games, the chase is on in the West Coast Conference women’s basketball race.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 26, 2017, 7:53 p.m.

WCC women’s preview: Gonzaga still the top dog entering league play

Eleven games into the season, so much has changed for the Gonzaga women – and so little.


Gonzaga’s Jill Barta notches second WCC player of week honor this season

Gonzaga standout forward Jill Barta scored 21 points to go with 11 rebounds against Western Illinois for her fifth double-double in 10 games this season and earned WCC Player of …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 9:51 p.m.

Gonzaga women get tough against Leathernecks, win 80-65

Basically, the Gonzaga women had a great game Thursday night. The Bulldogs beat Western Illinois, 80-65, the old-fashioned way; they hit the short jumper, crashed the boards and got to …


Gonzaga women ‘excited’ as upset-pulling Western Illinois visits The Kennel

Western Illinois knocked off 18th-ranked Stanford for the program’s first win over a ranked team. It also was the biggest win in school history for the Leathernecks, whose next game …


A New Hope: Neighbors Jill Townsend, Chandler Smith provide needed boost for Gonzaga

How whimsical was that scene last weekend at the McCarthey Athletic Center?


Gonzaga women can’t overcome final challenge in tough loss to UNLV

Just in time, it’s finals week at Gonzaga. That should give the Bulldogs women a few days to focus on something besides Saturday’s 52-50 home loss to UNLV, which was …


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 2, 2017, 6:01 p.m.

Gonzaga women turn 21-point run, dominance in paint into win over Portland State

Eight minutes was enough for the Gonzaga women; eight minutes of near-perfect defense and dominance in the paint on both ends of the court.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Gonzaga women set to face Belmont in Vegas tournament opener

It’s only November, but the Gonzaga women are in Las Vegas for a potentially season-defining tournament.


Gonzaga forward Jill Barta awaits basketball homecoming in Montana

Jill Barta will be back in her home state and Gonzaga hopes to get into the win column today as the Bulldogs play at Montana in a nonconference women’s basketball …


UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign Post Falls star Melody Kempton

Gonzaga added more versatility for the future with the signing of forward Melody Kempton of Post Falls to a National Letter of Intent.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta in running for Cheryl Miller Award

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta is one of 20 candidates for the inaugural Cheryl Miller Award given to the top small forward in Division I women’s basketball.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women roll to 96-35 exhibition win over Northwest Christian

Jenn Wirth’s first game as a Gonzaga Bulldog was so much fun, she wants to do it again. Tomorrow.


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Gonzaga women lose Emma Wolfram for season with knee injury

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier announced on Friday that redshirt senior Emma Wolfram will miss the 2017-18 season with a knee injury, ending her career with the Zags.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:57 p.m.

Gonzaga women hit the boards ahead of Sunday’s exhibition basketball game

The Northwest Christian players might want to bring crash helmets for Sunday’s game at Gonzaga.