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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, 5:54 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.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 27, 2018, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women pick up 12th straight win, 81-57 over San Francisco

Gonzaga dominated San Francisco in the second and third quarters en route to a 81-57 West Coast Conference women’s basketball victory on Saturday, the 12th consecutive win for the Bulldogs.


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: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 10:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women dominate inside, topple Pepperdine 73-51

Jill Barta scored 27 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead the Gonzaga Bulldogs (10-4, 3-0 West Coast Conference) in a 73-51 win over the Pepperdine Waves (6-7, 2-1) on …


Energized Gonzaga women prepare for West Coast Conference’s other 2-0 teams

Some New Year’s resolutions depend less on willpower than on sheer luck.


Gonzaga women turn back Santa Clara, 63-51

Jill Barta had her seventh double-double of the season and Gonzaga defeated Santa Clara 63-51 on Saturday to remain undefeated through two games in West Coast Conference women’s basketball.


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 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 …


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 17, 2017, 8:18 p.m.

Jenn Wirth steps up, Gonzaga topples Saint Francis 97-74

Just before finals week, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier sifted through her bench for a bandage against UNLV. With the Zags’ top shooter Jill Barta out with an ankle injury, Fortier …


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 …


Gonzaga women hang tough against Washington State after Jill Barta’s ankle injury

The margin of Gonzaga’s 64-56 nonconference women’s basketball win over Washington State in Beasley Coliseum could be measured in who managed misfortune better.


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8 p.m.

Washington State, Gonzaga women approach rivalry game with multiple goals

Zykera Rice might be the only one who thinks this is just another ballgame.


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.


Gonzaga women turn up pressure to ease past Eastern Washington

Back home after almost a month, the Gonzaga women also got back to basics Thursday night.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 28, 2017, 7:01 p.m.

Gonzaga, Eastern Washington women work out kinks before Thursday’s matchup

After two weeks on the road, the Gonzaga women are still finding themselves.


Jill Barta’s big night leads Gonzaga women to first basketball win of season

Jill Barta paved the way Saturday as Gonzaga’s women’s basketball team broke through in the win column for the first time this season.


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.