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Gonzaga women roll past Nicholls State in season opener

The Gonzaga women pulled away from the Nicholls State Colonels 78-46 in their season opener Saturday afternoon in front of a nearly full arena at McCarthy Athletic Center.


GU women picked to win WCC title

West Coast Conference women’s basketball coaches expect Gonzaga to rebound from a rare down year and return to the top of the standings.


Gonzaga’s women could be deeper, better on defense

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team learned a lot about itself last year but didn’t quit there.


Sunday locally: Paige Montgomery, Jonni Dorr lead way for Carroll College

Paige Montgomery and Jonni Dorr, Carroll College seniors from Mead, swept Frontier Conference volleyball player of the week awards after leading the Saints to 3-0 sweeps of Montana State-Northern and …


Area coaches had special connection with Pat Summitt

Pat Summitt’s historic career not only made Tennessee women’s basketball a household name, her influence marched out of Knoxville and destroyed any notion that a woman or a mother couldn’t …


Gonzaga women lose guard Kacie Bosch, but get oral commitment from high school guard

The Gonzaga women’s basketball program has lost one Canadian player but may be gaining another.


Gonzaga women look toward future after challenging season

If adversity builds character, the Gonzaga women should be among the toughest teams in the nation next season.


GU women’s season ends in second round of WNIT

Despite the finality of the moment, the eyes were still dry – defiantly so – outside the Gonzaga women’s lockerroom late Monday night. The Bulldogs’ season – and the collegiate …


Shaniqua Nilles ‘doing fine’

Gonzaga University senior guard Shaniqua Nilles has no serious aftereffects from an injury suffered in the Bulldogs’ Women’s NIT game Thursday night.


Gonzaga’s win in WNIT opener dampened by injury to Shaniqua Nilles

The game went on Thursday night, just the way Shaniqua Nilles wanted.


Gonzaga women still have targets on their backs

For the first time since 2006, Gonzaga enters the WCC women’s tournament without the No. 1 seed attached to its name.


Christina Salvatore puts the zip in surprising Vandals

At first glance, a mid-December trip to Cancun seemed the perfect opportunity for the Idaho women’s basketball team to chill out.


Women’s basketball: Ashli Payne ignites Eastern

When the season began, the Eastern Washington women’s basketball players didn’t know what to expect.


Young players made big strides in Gonzaga women’s win

As her three children were frolicking on the court Saturday afternoon, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier warmed to the subject of growth spurts.


Gonzaga women: Lisa Fortier may tinker with lineup

After watching her team lose five of its last six games, Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier says she’s considering changing her starting lineup.


Borislava Hristova putting together impressive season for WSU

The women’s basketball season is heading down the home stretch, but opponents still haven’t figured out WSU freshman Borislava Hristova.


Gonzaga women bounce back against Pacific

Gonzaga’s women outlasted Pacific 68-61 on Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.


Gonzaga women’s last-second shot just off mark in loss to Gaels

As the final seconds ticked away Thursday night, the Gonzaga women had one last chance to make things right. Down by a point to Saint Mary’s and with the McCarthey …


EWU’s Hayley Hodgins definition of student-athlete

Hayley Hodgins is all about poise.


Elle Tinkle’s season at Gonzaga is over

Practice had barely ended Tuesday afternoon at the Martin Centre when emotions came to the surface.


Gonzaga women protect home court in win over Santa Clara

The rest of the West Coast Conference is getting the message: Gonzaga is emphatic about defending its title.


Gonzaga Bulldogs women learning tough lessons

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has no time for what-ifs. Well, perhaps a little.


Shelby Cheslek, Elle Tinkle carry Gonzaga women past Eastern Washington

Shelby Cheslek and Elle Tinkle made big plays down the stretch Thursday night to help Gonzaga pull away for a 78-56 women’s basketball win over Eastern Washington at the McCarthey …


Gonzaga, Eastern women square off on Thursday

Reflecting on Gonzaga’s loss to Stanford on Sunday, women’s coach Lisa Fortier said the game got away from the Bulldogs partly because they got away from team concepts, especially on …


Cardinal pulls away from Gonzaga in final minutes

If Gonzaga women’s basketball fans were looking at Sunday’s game against Stanford as a measuring stick, the Bulldogs met them almost 90 percent of the way.


Stanford coming Sunday, but coach Lisa Fortier insists her Zags won’t look past Air Force game

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team isn’t looking past Air Force. Honest.


Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s basketball releases nonconference schedule

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team on Thursday released its nonconference schedule, which includes hosting Stanford on Nov. 15. The Zags (28-6) reached the Sweet 16 last year and finished with …


UPDATED: Thu., July 23, 2015, 10:11 p.m.

GU women land Nebraska transfer Chandler Smith

Highly recruited women’s basketball player Chandler Smith will transfer to Gonzaga after playing one season with Nebraska, the school announced on Thursday.


CCS nationally ranked

The Community Colleges of Spokane has been recognized as sixth-best in the nation in a competition that tracks the cumulative point totals based on the success of its teams. The …


Gonzaga’s Fortier named women’s basketball’s D-I Rookie Coach of the Year

After leading the Gonzaga women’s basketball team to the Sweet 16 in her first year, coach Lisa Fortier was named Monday as the 2015 Spalding Maggie Dixon Division-I Rookie Coach …