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UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 11:53 p.m.

Gonzaga women claim another West Coast Conference basketball title

LOS ANGELES – Make it a baker’s dozen for the Gonzaga women. Chandler Smith scored 17 points Thursday and the Bulldogs held on for a 75-69 win over Loyola Marymount that allowed them to clinch their 13th West Coast Conference ...

Gonzaga Bulldogs head coach Lisa Fortier wants her team headed back in the right direction. (James Snook / For the S-R)

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 4:48 p.m.

Gonzaga women look to rebound after first WCC loss

In more ways than one, the Gonzaga women are looking to rebound this week. Physically, emotionally and also on the glass, the Bulldogs are trying to move forward from their first West Coast Conference defeat of the year.

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Jenn Wirth  shoots the ball against Saint Mary’s Gaels center Claire Ferguson  during Saturday’s game at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (James Snook / For The S-R)

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 11:35 p.m.

Saint Mary’s stands tall against Gonzaga women’s bigs

Gonzaga always seems eager to welcome a friendly battle of the bigs. It’s not usually a fair matchup inside, with Gonzaga’s top scorers Jill Barta and Zykera Rice taking turns throughout the season dominating in the paint. But when the ...

Gonzaga Bulldogs forward Jill Barta (13) tries to get the shot off against Saint Mary's Gaels forward Megan McKay (25) and Saint Mary's Gaels forward Sydney Raggio (12) during a basketball game at the McCarthey Athletic Center on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018. (James Snook / Special to The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018, 10:07 p.m.

Gonzaga women clinch share of WCC title despite disheartening loss

Barely half an hour after their toughest loss of the season, the Gonzaga women were already picking up the pieces. In this case it was a piece of the West Coast Conference title, courtesy of second-place BYU losing in double overtime at USF.

Gonzaga  forward Jill Barta  shoots  against Pacific  guard Savannah Sumsion  on Thursday  at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (James Snook / For the S-R)

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 9, 2018, 6:27 p.m.

Gonzaga women face tough test in sharp-shooting Saint Mary’s

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are looking for their 16th consecutive win when they host the Saint Mary’s Gaels on Saturday. The 15-game winning streak is one short of head coach Lisa Fortier’s longest run, which was set in her first season ...

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 3, 2018, 6:24 p.m.

Jill Barta leads Gonzaga women past BYU, 84-70

PROVO, Utah – Jill Barta poured in 34 points and Gonzaga made it 14 straight wins with an 84-70 thumping of BYU on Saturday in Provo, Utah. The victory snapped BYU’s 23-game home winning streak, which began after the Bulldogs ...

Gonzaga’s Lisa Fortier claimed her third West Coast Conference Coach of the Year award on Tuesday. (James Snook / For The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 9:29 p.m.

Gonzaga women take 13-game win streak into BYU showdown

It’s the first meeting between the two rivals this season. The Zags possess a narrow 13-9 series lead over the second-place Cougars, who are three games behind Gonzaga in the WCC standings.

Chandler Smith, shown in a recent game against Portland, had 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds against San Diego on Thursday, Feb., 1, 2018. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:06 p.m.

Gonzaga women roll past San Diego for 13th straight win

SAN DIEGO – Thirteen and counting. Gonzaga continued to roll undefeated through the West Coast Conference, defeating San Diego 63-44 on Thursday for its 13th consecutive victory, 11 in WCC play.

Gonzaga forward Jill Townsend slaps the ball away from Eastern Washington Violet Kapri Morrow on Nov. 30 in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018, 4:43 p.m.

Gonzaga women carry 12-game winning streak into challenging week

When things are going this well, it’s easy to imagine trouble lurking around the next corner. Gonzaga women’s coach Lisa Fortier is fighting that urge – after all, who wants to be a buzzkill on a team that’s won 12 ...

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta was named WCC player of the week for the third time in the 2017-18 season. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta named WCC Player of the Week, again

The Gonzaga women are on a hot streak, and so is junior forward Jill Barta. That’s no coincidence. Barta is the West Coast Conference Player of the Week after the league-leading Zags swept Portland and San Francisco to stay in ...




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Gonzaga 86, Saint Mary's 75


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