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Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Elle Tinkle  gets helped up off the floor by teammate Emma Wolfram during the second half of a NCAA women’s basketball game against the Portland Pilots at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (James Snook / Special to The Spokesman-Review)

Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

Elle Tinkle leads Gonzaga past Portland 67-55 for 2nd WCC win

Senior guard Elle Tinkle scored 16 points and sophomore Jill Barta added 10 to lead Gonzaga over the Portland Pilots 67-55 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday, giving the Zags their second straight win in conference play.

Gonzaga’s Kiara Kudron elevates for a shot against UC Irvine earlier this season. The senior has also raised her game to a new level as Gonzaga hopes to reclaim the WCC championship.
 JESSE TINSLEY (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Fri., Jan. 6, 2017

Kiara Kudron leading GU women in more ways than one

Kiara Kudron is always taking one for the team. The Gonzaga senior even takes the right classes. This fall it’s organizational management – all the better to help the Bulldogs through another successful basketball season. “I just want to be ...

Gonzaga guard Laura Stockton, left, takes a shot as San Francisco guard Anna Seilund  defends during first half of an NCAA basketball game, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Jan. 5, 2017, 11:56 p.m.

Gonzaga women rally for first WCC win, beat San Francisco 61-46

Kiara Kudron scored a game-high 14 points with 11 boards and Emma Stach followed with nine points as the Bulldogs shook off a rocky first half and beat the San Francisco Dons 61-46 at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday night.

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Zykera Rice, right, goes up for a basket against the Pacific Tigers during the second half at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (James Snook / Special to The Spokesman-Review)

Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 11:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women lose to Pacific, fall to 0-2 in WCC

Laura Stockton has made that shot before. And surely will again. But not on Saturday afternoon. With the Gonzaga women down by two to Pacific at the Kennel, the ball found its way to the Bulldog guard on the left ...

The Bulldogs leave the court after defeating the Pepperdine Waves 92-62 during the second half of a NCAA college basketball game, Thurs., Dec. 29, 2016, in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 11:32 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Kennel just not the same without the student body

But even with 6,000 fans cheering on Gonzaga to a 92-62 victory over the Waves, there was something glaringly absent at the Kennel, of which the fans and the players took notice quickly. GU’s athletic director Mike Roth accredited it to one thing – no students.

Thu., Dec. 29, 2016, 9:22 p.m.

Gonzaga women knocked off by Pepperdine, 79-69, in WCC opener

The Gonzaga women have already registered some impressive “signature” wins this season. On Thursday in Malibu, California, Pepperdine got one of its own. Barbara Sitanggan scored 19 points with six rebounds and six assists and the Waves (3-9) upset the Bulldogs (9-3) 79-69 in the West Coast Conference opener for both teams.

Elle Tinkle celebrated with family after defeating San Francisco on Thursday night. (James Snook / James Snook for The Spokesman-Review)

Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 3:25 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to regain WCC basketball title

The Gonzaga women have a 9-2 record, some signature wins and a full head of steam heading into West Coast Conference play. They also have the memory of last year and some unfinished business: The Bulldogs were picked to win ...

Gonzaga guard Emma Stach, left, moves the ball past Wyoming on Thursday, Dec 3, 2015. Her family was able to make the trek from Germany to visit her for the holidays. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

Sat., Dec. 24, 2016, 9:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s foreign-born players make alternative plans for the holidays

For Emma Stach, a junior guard on Gonzaga’s basketball team, this time of year only reminds her how much she misses her family. Stach came to play for GU from her home in Germany two years ago, so time with her parents and siblings doesn’t come about too often.

Gonzaga Bulldogs guard Laura Stockton (11) goes up for a basket against Colgate Raiders forward Mylah Chandler (0) during the first at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (James Snook / Special to The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 11:55 p.m.

Gonzaga women shoot down Colgate, improve to 9-2

The Gonzaga women had this one wrapped up early, but they got some help. The Bulldogs’ 72-42 nonconference win against overmatched Colgate was partly gift-wrapped by the Raiders, who by packing the paint gave GU half a season’s worth of ...

Gonzaga fans hold up fathead of Zags player during a game against the Northwestern Wildcats during the first at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (James Snook / Special to The Spokesman-Review)

Mon., Dec. 19, 2016, 10:29 p.m.

GU women rally past Northwestern

On Monday night, the Gonzaga women had a fourth quarter so good, it looked magical. Actually, it was better than that. “It shows grit and toughness, and that’s what I like in my teams,” GU coach Lisa Fortier said after ...

Gonzaga’s coach Lisa Fortier, directing her team in a victory over EWU on Dec. 11, (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Sun., Dec. 18, 2016, 10:16 p.m.

Fortier off to her best start as Gonzaga women’s basketball coach

Lisa Fortier is on a roll. The Gonzaga women’s basketball coach is off to her best start, 7-2, in her three seasons at Gonzaga, with an upset over then-No. 11 Stanford and her first victory over Washington State under her belt this season.

Season status

Record: 27-6 (14-4)

Previous game:
Gonzaga 86, Saint Mary's 75

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