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Lady Zags Win WCC Tourney Title

Courtney Vandersloot scored 18 points and handed out a WCC Tournament-record 16 assists, breaking the record of 14 she set 24 hours earlier, and Gonzaga overcame a sluggish first half to throttle Saint Mary’s 72-46 in the championship game Monday at the Orleans Arena. The Bulldogs trailed by as many as seven early but took the lead for good with an 11-0 run. They scored the last five points of the half to take a 28-20 lead, just the third half this season that Gonzaga has been held under 30 points. Gonzaga was much sharper in the second half, pulling in front 49-29 on Kelly Bowen’s 3 off a feed from Vandersloot. It was 59-33 after a Vandersloot basket. She left to a standing ovation with 2:08 remaining/Jim Meehan, SR. More here. And: ESPN boxscore. (AP photo/Julie Jacobson: Gonzaga's Janelle Bekkering, left, passes the ball around St. Mary's Suzie Davis during the championship game.)

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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