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Sue Bird becomes Storm’s all-time scorer in win over Mystics

Sue Bird scored 21 while setting the franchise scoring mark to help the Seattle Storm beat the Washington Mystics 97-91 on Sunday.


Led by Natasha Howard, Seattle Storm pull away to beat Connecticut

Natasha Howard scored 13 points to lead six players in double figures and the Seattle Storm beat the Connecticut Sun 84-70 on Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., June 14, 2018, 6:53 p.m.

Women’s basketball mourns death of famed player, coach Anne Donovan

To many in the world of women’s basketball, Anne Donovan was a giant. And not just because she stood 6-foot-8.


UPDATED: Wed., June 13, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player, another as a coach and a WNBA championship …


Pat Summitt’s spirit hovers over Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Former Tennessee star Chamique Holdsclaw and assistant coach Mickie DeMoss thank former Lady Vols coach Pat Summitt while getting inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The induction class …


Dallas builds early lead, holds off Storm in end

Skylar Diggins-Smith scored 27 points and Liz Cambage added 25 to help Dallas hold off Seattle 94-90 on Saturday night.


Dawn Staley settles lawsuit against former WSU athletic director Jim Sterk

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley has reached a $50,000 settlement in her lawsuit against Missouri athletic director Jim Sterk. Missouri is paying the $50,000. Half will go to a nonprofit …


Mercury beat Storm 87-82 in Seattle’s WNBA season opener

Brittney Griner had 29 points and 10 rebounds to help the Phoenix Mercury hold on for an 87-82 victory over the Seattle Storm on Sunday night.


Chelsea Gray’s shot lifts Sparks past Lynx 77-76 in WNBA finals rematch

Chelsea Gray’s contested off-balance shot in the lane at the buzzer gave the Los Angeles Sparks a 77-76 victory over the Minnesota Lynx in their season opener Sunday, an intense …


UPDATED: Thu., May 17, 2018, 9:17 p.m.

WNBA donating portion of ticket sales to women’s groups

The WNBA is teaming up with several organizations that support women and girls. The league, which begins its 22nd season Friday, will donate $5 for each ticket purchased to select …


Gonzaga Prep graduate Oti Gildon will join Oregon teammates for tournament in the Philippines

All those Hoopfest games have paid off in a big way for Oti Gildon.


UPDATED: Wed., May 16, 2018, 2:20 p.m.

Eleven Gonzaga sports teams receive Public Recognition Awards from NCAA

Gonzaga made another final four, this one for its student-athletes’ academic prowess. Eleven of the Bulldogs’ 15 Academic Progress Rate-eligible athletic programs received NCAA Public Recognition Awards, placing Gonzaga third …


Locally: New Washington State women’s basketball coach Kamie Ethridge announces first recruits

Borders have not restricted Washington State women’s basketball recruiting. It appears that practice will continue.


Oti Gildon helps Oregon teammates claim national 3-on-3 title

Sabrina Ionescu and three of her Oregon Ducks teammates, including Gonzaga Prep graduate Otiona Gildon, won the USA Basketball 3-on-3 national championship Sunday.


UPDATED: Wed., April 18, 2018, 2:26 p.m.

Virginia AD: New coach Tina Thompson ‘exactly what we need’

There was a mutual attraction between Tina Thompson and Virginia’s women’s basketball program that made for a short courtship. Thompson gushed about the program’s successful history Wednesday when she was …


Gamecocks will look different, plan to have same success

South Carolina coach Dawn Staley believes her women’s basketball program will continue its winning ways, albeit it will look a bit different than it has. Gone are dominant post players …


Virginia hires Tina Thompson as women’s basketball coach

Virginia hired former WNBA star Tina Thompson on Monday to coach its women’s basketball team.


Draft Diary: A’ja Wilson talks tourney, awards & draft prep

South Carolina star A’ja Wilson is chronicling her path from the end of her college career to the start of her WNBA career, including getting drafted. She’s projected as the …


UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 9:18 p.m.

Mississippi State earns second straight trip to women’s title game after defeating Louisville

Teaira McCowan had 21 points and 25 rebounds to help Mississippi State reach the national championship game for the second straight year with a 73-63 overtime win over Louisville on …


UPDATED: Thu., March 29, 2018, 10:20 p.m.

AP awards: Notre Dame’s Muffet McGraw coach, South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson player of year

Notre Dame coach Muffet McGraw called this the toughest year of her Hall of Fame career. Having four players go down for the season with ACL injuries will do that.


A’ja Wilson headlines AP women’s All-America team

A’ja Wilson is now part of an elite women’s basketball group.


South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson headlines AP women’s All-America team

A’ja Wilson is now part of an elite women’s basketball group. South Carolina’s senior center became the seventh player Monday ever to earn Associated Press All-America team honors three times. …


UPDATED: Sun., March 25, 2018, 8:59 p.m.

Kelly Graves enjoyed smooth recruiting transition from Gonzaga to Oregon

The base of the coaching ladder is littered with names of those who weren’t able to make that next step – lower-level head coaches who couldn’t find the same success …


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 10 p.m.

Freshman phenom Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M ready for showdown with top-seeded Notre Dame in the Arena

The Texas A&M women’s basketball team is in Spokane because 5-foot-7 true freshman guard Chennedy Carter hit a winning 3-pointer to cap a 17-point comeback against DePaul.


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:01 p.m.

Spokane Regional promises something for every women’s basketball fan

Prepare to be entertained, Spokane basketball fans.


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga women struggle to find answer for Stanford’s Alanna Smith

Going into Saturday’s game, the challenge was obvious: How do you slow down a physical, high-scoring junior forward who also can shoot from outside?


UPDATED: Sat., March 17, 2018, 11:40 p.m.

Gonzaga women drew unlucky No. 13 for opener

The difference between a No. 12 seed and a 13 is bigger than it looks. For Gonzaga and Missouri, it’s as big as the Florida Gulf.


Jaylyn Agnew leads No. 11 Creighton to 76-70 win over No. 6 Iowa

Jaylyn Agnew scored 24 points and Sydney Lamberty added 20 to lead No. 11 Creighton to a 76-70 win over No. 6 seeded Iowa in a first round of the …


Monique Billings helps UCLA beat American, 71-60

Monique Billings scored 20 points and had 10 rebounds, Kennedy Burke added 15 points to lead No. 3 seed UCLA to a 71-60 win over 14th-seeded American in the first …


Florida Gulf Coast women pull off upset of Missouri, 80-70

China Dow scored 21 points and played stingy defense in the paint against Missouri star Sophie Cunningham, and No. 12 seed Florida Gulf Coast pulled off an upset in the …