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Laura Stockton, point guard and senior co-captain, here in the Hutton Settlement auditorium, returns for her fourth and final year at Gonzaga. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Laura Stockton is ready to make some noise, as is Gonzaga

The way Laura Stockton sees it, if she makes some noise this season, so will Gonzaga. It’s called leadership, and Stockton isn’t afraid to speak her mind to her teammates – especially in this, her senior season at GU. “That’s ...

Gonzaga guards Laura Stockton, left, and Chandler Smith, right, plus forward Zykera Rice, were named Wednesday to the preseason All-West Coast Conference preseason team. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 17, 2018, 6:52 p.m.

Gonzaga women picked to repeat as West Coast Conference champions

There’s a lot to like about this year’s Gonzaga women’s basketball team. The Zags are deep, experienced and savvy. “And we’re skilled,” said coach Lisa Fortier, who led GU to a 27-6 overall record last year. It’s no surprise, then, ...

Gonzaga guard Emma Stach (14) steals the ball from Stanford guard Brittany McPhee (12) during the first period of a first-round game in the NCAA women's college basketball tournament in Palo Alto, Calif. Saturday, March. 17, 2018. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., June 7, 2018, 4:21 p.m.

Former Gonzaga guard Emma Stach signs professional contract in Germany

Emma Stach is back where she began, but richer for the experience of four years at Gonzaga. A fixture for the Zags, the high-energy guard is home in Germany, where she recently signed a professional contract in the top-flight women’s league.

Stanford forward Alanna Smith tries to knock the ball away form Gonzaga forward Jill Barta during a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament in Palo Alto, California, on March 17. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., May 10, 2018, 4:15 p.m.

Former Gonzaga standout Jill Barta released by Minnesota Lynx

Four weeks after going in the third round of the WNBA draft, former Gonzaga star Jill Barta was released Thursday by the Minnesota Lynx. Barta, who led GU in scoring the last three seasons, was trying to catch on with ...

Anamaria Virjoghe, left, stands with Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier. (@FortZagWBB / Twitter)

UPDATED: Fri., April 20, 2018, 5:25 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign 6-foot-5 post player from Romania

The Gonzaga coaches must have liked what they saw last November from Anamaria Virjoghe of Northwest Christian College. In an exhibition game at the Kennel, the 6-foot-5 Romanian had seven points, two rebounds and two steals in just 18 minutes of action. Now she’s a Zag.

Oregon head coach Kelly Graves watches the action on the court during the Ducks’ regional semifinal game on Saturday at the Spokane Arena. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

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 at a bigger school or assistants who struggled in their first head coaching job. And then there is Kelly Graves, a shining example of movin’ on up.

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Previous game:
Gonzaga 86, Saint Mary's 75

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