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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.


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.


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: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign 6-foot-5 post player from Romania

The Gonzaga coaches must have liked what they saw last November from Anamaria Virjoghe of Northwest Christian College. In an exhibition game at the Kennel, the 6-foot-5 Romanian had seven …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 4:37 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball overcame long odds en route to another successful season

The Gonzaga women overachieved again this year, and probably will need to do it again next season.


Jill Barta ready for next step after memorable Gonzaga women’s basketball career

Jill Barta has a message for Gonzaga women’s basketball fans: Please try to understand.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 8 p.m.

Gonzaga women move forward after surprising departure of standout forward Jill Barta

With the surprise departure of Jill Barga, the Gonzaga women “have no choice but to move on,” coach Lisa Fortier said Thursday.


UPDATED: Thu., March 22, 2018, 11:36 p.m.

Jill Barta, Gonzaga’s leading scorer and West Coast Conference MVP, to forgo final season of eligibility

Gonzaga basketball star Jill Barta, who led the Zags to NCAA Tournament appearances the last two seasons, is moving on.


Journey ends for Emma Stach, Gonzaga women

It really is all about the journey. Soon, Emma Stach will begin a new one, but Saturday was about the one that just ended.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:23 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to get out of gate quickly in NCAA Tournament opener against Stanford

On Saturday, against a balanced Stanford, that means getting off to a solid start, or at least better than the 13-point hole they found themselves in after one quarter against …


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:27 p.m.

Gonzaga respects, looks to emulate long-term success of Stanford

Expectations are a bit different at Stanford University.


UPDATED: Fri., March 16, 2018, 11:16 p.m.

Gonzaga, Stanford women keep focus on present showdown, not past triumphs

In this game, there is no rearview mirror. But there is film. Gonzaga’s 68-63 nonconference win here 16 months ago has no more relevance than Stanford’s Elite Eight triumph seven …


UPDATED: Thu., March 15, 2018, 5:28 p.m.

Gonzaga faces tough test of stopping Stanford’s Brittany McPhee

And unless Gonzaga do something about it, Brittany McPhee will be in her comfort zone on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, willing her Stanford teammates …


Gonzaga women discovered 3-point touch late in season

As the Gonzaga women aim for a deep run in the NCAA Tournament, what better time than now to find their aim from deep?


Jill Barta’s injury may have helped spark Gonzaga’s run to the NCAA Tournament

Looking for a turning point in Gonzaga’s season? Oddly enough, it probably turned when Jill Barta turned her ankle in Pullman on Dec. 6.


Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …


Gonzaga women looking forward to rematch with Stanford

If the Gonzaga women were disappointed on Selection Monday, they didn’t show it. The smiles were so wide and the cheers so loud, you’d swear the Zags had just been …


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 …