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Gonzaga forward Jill Townsend slaps the ball away from Eastern Washington’s Violet Kapri Morrow during Thursday’s game at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga women turn up pressure to ease past Eastern Washington

Back home after almost a month, the Gonzaga women also got back to basics Thursday night. The Bulldogs crashed the glass, forced turnovers and basically forced Eastern Washington out of its comfort zone in a 69-45 nonconference basketball win at ...

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DePaul defeats Gonzaga women with 3-point barrage

Chandler Smith scored a career-high 19 points and DePaul made 17 3-pointers in an 88-71 victory over Gonzaga at the women’s Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas. For Gonzaga, Jill Townsend had 11 points and four rebounds, Jill Barta 10 points ...

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta set the school record with 22 rebounds in a loss to Belmont on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. (File photo / SR)

Belmont defeats Gonzaga women despite Jill Barta’s 20-20 game

LAS VEGAS — Belmont defeated Gonzaga 71-63 at the Play4Kay Showcase, overcoming Jill Barta’s 21 points and 22 rebounds for the Bulldogs. Though Gonzaga led 15-11 after the first quarter, the Lions took a 36-25 halftime lead and maintained their ...

Gonzaga joins powerhouse programs Stanford and Ohio State at this weekend’s Play4Kay Showcase in Las Vegas. (Elaine Thompson / AP)

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, 5:36 p.m.

Gonzaga women set to face Belmont in Vegas tournament opener

It’s only November, but the Gonzaga women are in Las Vegas for a potentially season-defining tournament. And unlike the West Coast Conference championships in March, this week’s Play4Kay Showcase will be a stern test of the Bulldogs’ abilities. “There’s not ...

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta (13), shown in a 2017 WCC Tournament game, led the Bulldogs with 14 points and 10 rebounds in their season-opening loss to Colorado State on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga women fall to Colorado State in season opener

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Gonzaga women’s basketball team got off to a fast start in its season opener but it didn’t last in a 65-49 loss to Colorado State on Monday night. The Bulldogs raced to a 20-11 lead ...

Melody Kempton puts up a shot last season for Post Falls against Lewiston. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:54 p.m.

Gonzaga women sign Post Falls star Melody Kempton

Gonzaga added more versatility for the future with the signing of forward Melody Kempton of Post Falls to a National Letter of Intent. “As a kid, I grew up watching the Gonzaga women play basketball and never thought I could ...

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta scored a WCC Championship record of 37-points against Saint Mary's last season. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 9, 2017, 4:06 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta in running for Cheryl Miller Award

Gonzaga forward Jill Barta is one of 20 candidates for the inaugural Cheryl Miller Award given to the top small forward in Division I women’s basketball, it was announced Thursday. Barta, a redshirt junior, is a two-time West Coast Conference ...

Gonzaga women sign highly recruited wing from Lake Stevens

When it mattered most, Kylee Griffen stuck with her first instinct: Gonzaga. The 6-foot-2 wing from Lake Stevens, Washington, visited schools around the country, but signed a national letter of intent on Wednesday with the school that offered her first. ...

Gonzaga’s Jill Barta is looking forward to the Bulldogs’ game in Montana, where she was a high school star. (James Snook / For The S-R)

UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 5, 2017, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga women roll to 96-35 exhibition win over Northwest Christian

Jenn Wirth’s first game as a Gonzaga Bulldog was so much fun, she wants to do it again. Tomorrow. Coach Lisa Fortier wasn’t so sure. “It was amazing being out there today,” said Wirth, a true freshman forward who scored ...

In this March 7, 2017 file photo, Gonzaga center Emma Wolfram (12) puts a stop on Saint Marys forward Megan McKay in their WCC title game at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 10:55 p.m.

Gonzaga women lose Emma Wolfram for season with knee injury

Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier announced on Friday that redshirt senior Emma Wolfram will miss the 2017-18 season with a knee injury, ending her career with the Zags. Wolfram appeared in 64 games for the Bulldogs, averaging 5.4 points ...

Coach Geno Auriemma and his Connecticut Huskies are ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason poll for the 12th time in the school’s history. Lisa Fortier’s Gonzaga Bulldogs received nine votes and were tied with North Carolina at 31st. (File / AP/SR)

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 5:28 p.m.

UConn women a unanimous No. 1 in AP preseason hoops poll; Gonzaga 31st

The Connnecticut Huskies were a unanimous choice in the top spot of The Associated Press women’s basketball preseason poll on Thursday. It’s the 12th time in school history that UConn has been No. 1 in the preseason poll, matching Tennessee for the most all-time.

In this Dec. 22, 2016 file photo, Gonzaga guard Laura Stockton (11) goes up for a basket during the first half of an NCAA women’s basketball game at the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane. (James Snook / For The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 9:35 p.m.

Gonzaga women to make at least eight television appearances this year

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team will play on television at least eight times this season, the school announced Thursday. Local network SWX will broadcast six home games, available locally. The schedule begins with the local battle against Eastern Washington at ...

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Gonzaga 86, Saint Mary's 75

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