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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 …


Women’s basketball coaches apply varying styles to their successes

As Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier takes her first steps into the limelight this weekend, she’ll join three others who’ve lived there for decades. Brenda Frese of Maryland, Joanne …


GU women’s notes: Emma Wolfram, Zags still smiling over upset of Oregon State

Everywhere she goes, she has the smile. Ask her about how her Gonzaga teammates played last weekend, Emma Wolfram smiles. Ask her about why she smiles all the time … …


Women’s notes: Oregon State’s program turned around with Weisner

CORVALLIS, Ore. – As coach Scott Rueck sees it, Oregon State’s journey to the Pac-12 Conference title began with a courageous first step from Jamie Weisner. The former Clarkston High …


Gonzaga women downplay role as giant killers against OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – With one upset in the books, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team seeks another today on the home court of the Pac-12 champions for the chance to play …


Gonzaga-George Washington matchup promises to entertain

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Throw out the seeds. All indications point to a barn burner when the Gonzaga and George Washington women’s basketball teams square off today at the NCAA tournament. …


George Washington coach needs lesson on current Zags

You can, perhaps, forgive a coach who gives an interview in the heat of the moment after learning his team’s seeding for a game across the country against an unfamiliar …


Grip on Sports: Hoops awards out of control

Wednesday: The college basketball regular seasons are about over. Which means before we can get to the meat of the schedule, the NCAA tournament, we have to endure awards season. …


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2015, 8:15 p.m.

Honors pile up for Gonzaga

First-year Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier was named Tuesday the West Coast Conference co-coach of the year after leading the Zags to their 11th consecutive league title.


Gonzaga women claim 11th consecutive WCC title

The Saint Mary’s Gaels made it a game, but the Gonzaga women’s basketball team shot its way to an 80-72 victory Thursday night to earn its 11th consecutive West Coast …