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UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 7:33 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Ex-Central Valley star Madison Hovren breaks records at West Point

Army senior forward Madison Hovren – the Greater Spokane League’s all-time leading scorer during her time at Central Valley – is back to her record-breaking ways.


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 6:47 p.m.

Gonzaga women’s basketball knows it has ‘less room for error’ on road trip to Santa Clara, San Francisco

The Zags are 23-3 overall and ranked 15th in the nation, but at 12-2 are just one game ahead of BYU in the West Coast Conference race going into the …



UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:35 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga women’s backs up against the bubble after another last-second loss to BYU

Even a full month out from Selection Monday, there was an angsty little subtext mixed into Saturday’s doings at McCarthey Athletic Center that went beyond how much space exists between …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 8:43 p.m.

Area women’s basketball: Whitworth knocks off Puget Sound but falls short of postseason

Camy Aguinaldo and Aimee Smith scored 14 points apiece and Whitworth defeated Puget Sound 61-56 on Saturday in Tacoma but missed out on the postseason in the season finale.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 16, 2019, 7:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s comeback attempt comes up short as BYU tops Bulldogs again

Shaylee Gonzales scored 19 points, Sara Hamson blocked two shots in the last minute and BYU ended No. 13 Gonzaga’s seven-game winning streak with a 66-64 victory on Saturday.


Women’s basketball roundup: WSU routs UW; Whitworth keeps playoff hopes alive with OT win

Chanelle Molina had 18 points and 10 assists, Borislava Hristova added 18 points, five rebounds and seven assists, and Washington State beat Washington 94-61.


Top 25 roundup: Missouri upsets No. 5 Mississippi State, 75-67

Sophie Cunningham scored 24 points, Amber Smith added 16 and Missouri upset No. 5 Mississippi State 75-67 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

Violet Kapri Morrow powers Eagles at Northern Colorado

Violet Kapri Morrow hit four of six 3-pointers, scored 29 points and grabbed a team-high eight reboundsThursday night, powering the Eastern Washington women past Northern Colorado 76-72 in a Big …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019, 10 p.m.

Zykera Rice, No. 13 Gonzaga rout San Diego 71-44

The Gonzaga women are cruising to another West Coast Conference title, but they’re not driving while distracted.


Top 25 roundup: Asia Durr scores 34, No. 2 Louisville fends off Va. Tech

Asia Durr scored 34 points and No. 2 Louisville overcame a near-collapse in a 72-63 victory over Virginia Tech on Sunday.


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 7, 2019, 11:13 p.m.

Top 25 roundup: Emese Hof, No. 25 Miami upset No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65

Emese Hof and Beatrice Mompremier had double-doubles for the No. 25-ranked Miami Hurricanes, who applied smothering defense to beat No. 4 Notre Dame 72-65 on Thursday night.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:09 p.m.

Area women’s basketball: Taylor Pierce passes 400 career 3-pointers as Idaho beats Southern Utah

Taylor Pierce scored 17 points, including five 3-pointers, to pass 400 career triples, and Idaho beat Southern Utah 82-70 Saturday in Cedar City, Utah.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Jenn Wirth scores 14 as No. 15 Gonzaga women beat Saint Mary’s

Jenn Wirth had 14 points and seven rebounds and No. 15 Gonzaga never trailed in its 66-52 win over Saint Mary’s. Jill Townsend added 12 points, while LeeAnne Wirth and …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 11 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 3 Louisville women beat cold-shooting No. 2 UConn

Asia Durr scored 14 of her 24 points in the second quarter, Dana Evans added 20 points and No. 3 Louisville held No. 2 UConn to 38 percent shooting in …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Laura Stockton, No. 15 Gonzaga women pull away from Pacific 63-51

Laura Stockton scored 15 points with seven rebounds and five assists and Zykera Rice added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (20-2, 9-1 West Coast Conference), who pulled …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 8:59 p.m.

Women’s basketball notebook: Brianna King rules Frontier Conference this season

No, Montana Western star Brianna King isn’t the only impressive player in the Frontier Conference.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 10:08 p.m.

Women’s Top 25 roundup: Top-ranked Notre Dame defeats Tennessee, 77-62

Jackie Young had a triple-double and Arike Ogunbowale scored 28 points as No. 1 Notre Dame rallied in the second half to beat Tennessee 77-62 on Thursday night and continue …


Women’s Top 25 capsules: Napheesa Collier scores 30, No. 2 UConn eases past Temple

Napheesa Collier had a season-high 30 points and 12 rebounds and Crystal Dangerfield set a career high with 26 points to lead No. 2 UConn to an 88-67 victory over …


Area roundup: Violet Kapri Morrow hits milestone as Eagles down Griz

Violet Kapri Morrow scored 17 points, surpassing the 1,000-point career mark, as Eastern Washington held off Montana 68-62 Thursday night in Big Sky action in Missoula.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Gonzaga closes strong to top Saint Mary’s, avenge lone conference loss from last season

The show isn’t for the squeamish but it ends happily enough, with GU taking a 74-62 win over the Gaels before a sellout crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 8:37 p.m.

Taylor Pierce’s 30-point effort helps Idaho down Eastern Washington

Eastern Washington had no answer for Idaho’s Taylor Pierce, whose 30 points, including eight three-pointers, led the Vandals to an 84-68 win on Thursday at the Cowan Spectrum.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 14, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

No. 21 Gonzaga women face test at Missouri State

The Gonzaga women have seen a little of everything this year.


Amber Melgoza scores 28, Huskies top Buckeyes 69-59

Amber Melgoza put the Washington Huskies on her back and carried them to a 69-59 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes in nonconference women’s basketball action in Seattle.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018, 8:12 p.m.

No. 20 DePaul hits 18 3-pointers in win over Temple

Ashton Millender scored 23 points, including seven of DePaul’s 18 3-pointers, to lead the No. 20 Blue Demons past Temple 102-88 Monday for the Owls’ fifth straight loss.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 1, 2018, 7:38 p.m.

Irish and Huskies ready for latest chapter of women’s basketball rivalry

There’s been no better and more entertaining rivalry in women’s college basketball over the past decade than the one between Notre Dame and UConn. From Breanna Stewart’s dominance of the …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 23, 2018, 11:05 p.m.

Top 25 women’s capsules: Arike Ogunbowale, Jackie Young lead No. 1 Notre Dame past Drake in Vancouver

Arike Ogunbowale scored 30 points and Jackie Young added 25 to help Notre Dame beat Drake 82-64 in the Vancouver Showcase semifinal.


Women’s Top 25 Capsules: Asia Durr, No. 5 Louisville hold top Boise State

Asia Durr scored 20 points and Arica Carter added 16 as No. 5 Louisville used a smothering defense to turn back upset-minded Boise State 74-55 on Monday night.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 7, 2018, 9:37 p.m.

Gonzaga’s depth leads to blowout victory over Montana in women’s basketball season opener

The turning point Wednesday night at the Kennel came when Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier turned to her bench.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 10:52 p.m.

FanFest scrimmage results in a tie, lengthy to-do list for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier casually chatted with fans before Numerica FanFest on Saturday and took a seat at the scorer’s table for the team scrimmage.