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Area teams gear up for league play

Conference play starts this week with Gonzaga expecting to take everyone’s best punch and Idaho and Eastern Washington hoping to deliver a few.


Bulldogs’ tuneup turns into a romp

Southern Utah, with a seven-game winning streak, appeared to be a good tuneup for the Gonzaga University women with West Coast Conference play opening Saturday. Instead, the Thunderbirds were barely …


Gonzaga women zip past Thunderbirds

Southern Utah, with a seven-game winning streak, appeared to be a good tuneup for the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team with West Coast Conference play opening Saturday. Instead, the Thunderbirds …


UCLA women add to streak vs. WSU

Jasmine Dixon and Darxia Morris each scored 12 points to help No. 8 UCLA beat error-prone Washington State 80-55 on Sunday in Pullman. UCLA (12-1, 2-0 Pac-10) has won 21 …


Bjorklund ties Tennessee mark

Angie Bjorklund scored 16 points and hit four 3-pointers, tying her with Shanna Zolman as Tennessee’s all-time 3-point scoring leader, as the No. 5 Lady Volunteers beat East Tennessee State …


UConn’s 88th straight win ties UCLA men’s record

NEW YORK – This piece of history has been in the making for more than two years. Now, the Connecticut women’s basketball team has just about made it. The top-ranked …


No. 6 Volunteers top Cardinal in OT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee coach Pat Summitt had plenty of strong messages for her players in practice this week following an embarrassing loss at Baylor. After the Lady Vols had …


Basketball Notebook: Change is good

Heidi Heintz didn’t hesitate when discussing why she left San Francisco after two seasons to play at UC Davis, although it’s old news by now. The senior from Central Valley …


Davis suits Heidi Heintz just fine

Heidi Heintz didn’t hesitate when discussing why she left San Francisco after two seasons to play at UC Davis, but she admitted, “I haven’t had to think about that in …


Bjorklund’s shooting lifts Volunteers

AUSTIN, Texas – Tennessee’s tough, two-game Texas swing got off to a rousing start. Angie Bjorklund scored 20 points in the first half and Meighan Simmons added 18 and the …


Zags’ Redmon, Standish sink Cougs

Washington State got Gonzaga’s attention in Hawaii and paid for it in Spokane. Exactly eight years after their previous scheduled meeting and 13 days after they met at a tournament, …


GU women defeat WSU 93-75

Washington State got Gonzaga’s attention in Hawaii and paid for it in Spokane. Exactly eight years after their last scheduled meeting and 13 days after they last played, the Bulldogs’ …


A very good roster for Saint Martin’s thanks to area players

When the basketballs stop bouncing for most of the Class of ’07 next spring it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to say Saint Martin’s made out as well …


Gonzaga women win easily

Katelan Redmon scored a career-high 28 points and Kayla Standish poured in eight of her 13 points in the second half to help the Gonzaga Bulldogs women’s basketball team defeat …


In brief: Tourneys test mettle

It’s time for that fine holiday basketball tradition, where teams travel to Thanksgiving tournaments hoping they aren’t the main course. Idaho (3-0) is headed to Oregon’s tourney with Sacramento State …


Women off to tourney town

It’s time for that fine holiday basketball tradition, where teams travel to Thanksgiving tournaments hoping they aren’t the main course.


Stanford holds off Lady Zags

Stanford threw everything it had at Gonzaga, and if it wasn’t for senior guard Jeanette Pohlen it might not have been enough for the third-ranked women’s basketball team. Just when …


Roundup: Idaho begins basketball season 3-0

Yinka Olorunnife totaled 17 points and 12 rebounds and Idaho (3-0) overcame a sluggish start to escape with a 64-63 double-overtime nonconference win over UC Santa Barbara (0-4) Saturday in …


CCS beaten, but alive for title

Devan Belseh and Kyra Speer combined for 38 kills as Mt. Hood CC (36-7) dampened Community Colleges of Spokane’s (32-10) NWAACC volleyball title aspirations, beating the Sasquatch 3-1 in the …


Marquee team comes to town

Some women’s basketball history will be made when Stanford tips off against Gonzaga at McCarthey Athletic Center on Sunday. Third-ranked Stanford (2-0) will become the highest-ranked women’s team to play …


Area roundup: NIC Cardinals split at volleyball nationals

North Idaho College’s shot at a national title ended Thursday night with a 17-25, 27-25, 25-23, 25-20 loss to San Jacinto (Texas) at the NJCAA National Volleyball Championships in West …


Home is where … GU would like to be to start NCAA tourney

There are plenty of ways to put pressure on the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team, so a little thing like being host for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament …


Big season in store for women’s basketball

There are plenty of ways to put pressure on the Gonzaga women’s basketball team, so a little thing like being host for the first weekend of the NCAA tournament – …


Storm electric in rout of Shock

SEATTLE – Reserve Svetlana Abrosimova had 20 points, and Swin Cash added 18 to help lead the Seattle Storm to a 111-65 win over the Tulsa Shock on Saturday night …


Storm suffer back-to-back WNBA losses

Basketball: Scholanda Robinson scored 12 of her 21 points in the third quarter to lead the Tulsa Shock to a surprising 84-75 victory over the Seattle Storm on Tuesday night …


Lynx halt Storm’s 13-game streak

MINNEAPOLIS – Seimone Augustus scored 24 points and the Minnesota Lynx snapped the Seattle Storm’s 13-game winning streak with a 72-71 victory Sunday night. Augustus scored six quick points early …


Storm cruise past Tulsa, improve to 20-2

SEATTLE – Lauren Jackson had 16 points and nine rebounds to help the Seattle Storm cruise to their 20th victory of the season with a 75-59 win over the Tulsa …


Storm rally past Silver Stars for 10th straight victory

SAN ANTONIO – Lauren Jackson, Sue Bird and La’Coe Willingham hit key fourth-quarter 3-pointers Tuesday as the Seattle Storm extended their winning streak to 10 by rallying to defeat the …


Seattle Storm showcase talent from Australia

SEATTLE – Forgive Australians Abby Bishop and Lauren Jackson if they looked at rookie Alison Lacey strangely. The trio hails from Australia, Lacey born in Canberra, where Bishop and Jackson …


UConn tops Stanford for back-to-back titles

SAN ANTONIO – There was no panic in the locker room. No pep talk, either. Maya Moore and her Connecticut Huskies knew the score. “It couldn’t get any worse,” she …