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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.


Gonzaga women sign highly recruited wing from Lake Stevens

When it mattered most, Kylee Griffen stuck with her first instinct: Gonzaga.


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.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017, 3:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women heavy favorites to repeat as WCC champions

Gonzaga has been selected as the favorite to repeat as the 2018 West Coast Conference champions in the annual preseason poll of the WCC’s 10 head coaches.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 14, 2017, 11:34 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball showcases mix of veterans, newcomers at FanFest

In the first quarter inside the revamped McCarthey Athletic Center, Jill Barta reminded the hundreds of fans how powerful she is in the post and beyond the arc. Barta finished …


Gonzaga women’s basketball gets ready for another big year

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get this thing going.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 5, 2017, 8:03 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s schedule includes high-profile tournament in Las Vegas

Thanksgiving in Las Vegas and a trio of games against regional rivals are the highlights of the upcoming Gonzaga women’s basketball schedule.


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball opens WCC play Dec. 28 on the road

Gonzaga will open defense of its West Coast Conference women’s basketball title at Pacific on Dec. 28


UPDATED: Thu., May 18, 2017, 4:01 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign JC transfer shooting guard Katie Campbell

Moving swiftly to fill a sudden vacancy, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier has signed a junior college shooting guard out of California.