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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 …


Keani Albanez’s career night leads Gonzaga women to 12th straight win

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team couldn’t get out of its own way to start the game, but the Bulldogs turned on the jets and raced to a commanding 76-49 win …


Kelly Graves comes to Palouse with his Oregon team

A familiar face is coming to the Palouse this week leading a women’s basketball program that looks anything like a contender.


Gonzaga women face two teams chasing it in WCC standings

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team faces a pair of games this weekend that will go a long way toward deciding the conference championship.


Balanced Gonzaga women stroll past Portland

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team finally trailed in a conference game when Portland hit its opening shot Saturday. But it didn’t last long as the Bulldogs raced to a 79-57 …


GU women start slow, then blow past Southern Utah

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team found itself with an early deficit after the visiting Southern Utah Thunderbirds outhustled the Zags to almost every rebound and loose ball. But the Bulldogs …


GU women respond to challenge, beat SUU

The Gonzaga Bulldogs turned up the effort midway through the first half and defeated Southern Utah 70-51 in a women’s basketball game Saturday at McCarthey Athletic Center.


GU women dump Dayton with strong second half

Gonzaga roared back from an 11-point halftime deficit pulling away down the stretch to knock off visiting Dayton, 75-65 in the Bulldogs’ debut under first-year coach Lisa Fortier.


Gonzaga women testing new point guards

New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier said she knows who is going to be her point guards but she’s not completely sure who will start on Sunday in the …


Gonzaga women picked to win WCC basketball title

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won or shared 10 straight WCC women’s basketball titles and conference coaches like their chances to make it 11. Gonzaga, under first-year coach Lisa Fortier, was …


Gonzaga women’s basketball rookie coach Lisa Fortier ushers in new era

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team opened practice Tuesday with a new head coach for the first time in 14 years and without a clear picture of the guard rotation for …


Fortiers unite on Zags bench

New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier completed her coaching staff Monday with the hire of a very familiar assistant coach: her husband. Fortier hired Craig Fortier, who had been …


UPDATED: Mon., May 5, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Fortier hires husband to assist

New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier completed her coaching staff today with the hire of a very familiar assistant coach: her husband.


Gonzaga hires Stacy Clinesmith as women’s basketball assistant

A Spokane basketball blue blood who has won numerous Hoopfest titles, played in the WNBA and led Mead to a state championship has been hired as an assistant coach for …


Montana recruit Barta reconfirms commitment to Gonzaga

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has reconfirmed the commitment of a 6-foot-3 forward Jill Barta from Fairfield, Mont. Barta, who led her team to a 104-0 record in the past …


Report: Lexi Bando skips out on Gonzaga women’s basketball

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has lost one if its prized recruits as a guard from Eugene has been released from her letter of intent to play for the Bulldogs …