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SATURDAY, FEB. 12, 2011

Chiefs blow past Americans

After giving up an easy early goal, the Chiefs took command with a pair of power play goals and then Tyler Johnson finished with off with a pair of late goals as Spokane dumped Tri-City 7-2 before a sold-out crowd of 10,475 at the Arena...

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Gonzaga cools off Waves, 63-44

With its top two scorers battling illness, Gonzaga had a number of players contribute in a 63-44 win over Pepperdine. Elias Harris had 15 points and 11 rebounds and Sam Dower added 13 points and eight rebounds. Read on for my game story and check...

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Boise State slips past Idaho

Two games against Boise State, two possible wins Idaho hasn't been able to secure. Nineteen turnovers and a bundle of missed free throws doomed the Vandals in a 69-63 loss at BSU's sold-out Taco Bell Arena. Keep reading for more.

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Weber turns back Eagles 80-68

Kyle Bullinger and Scott Bamforth each scored 17 points and three other Weber State players finished in double figures as the Wildcats turned back Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington 80-68 at Reese Court on Saturday night. Glen Dean finished with a game-high 24 points...

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Zags cruise 63-44

Elias Harris scored 15 points and Sam Dower added 13 as Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 63-44 on Saturday at Firestone Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs held Pepperdine to just 27.4 percent shooting. No Waves reached double figures. GU improved to 17-9, 7-3 in the WCC. Pepperdine dropped to...

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WSU earns 75-71 win over Cal 

COUGARS With a relatively early game today, we can actually write a postgame post that will serve, in part, a role usually reserved for the morning after. Of course, we'll back with the links tomorrow, but tonight we have some thoughts and comments from the...

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Late Weber run puts EWU in 36-31 halftime hole

Weber State scored the final eight points of the first half at Reese Court Saturday night and led Big Sky Conference rival Eastern Washington 36-31 at intermission. Eastern, after falling behind 17-8 midway through the opening period, scored 11 unanswered points to take an short-lived...

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GU-Pepperdine tip in about 40 minutes

Both teams are on the floor at Firestone Fieldhouse for pre-game warmpus with tipoff coming up at the top of the hour. Gonzaga's Steven Gray had an IV on Friday after battling sickness during Thursday's win over LMU (which was crushed by Portland earlier today)....

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WSU leads 25-23 at half 

COUGARS I'm not going to bore you with a long halftime post because everyone on the court today seems to be having on off day, from both teams to the three officials. There have been, combined between the teams, five air balls, 39 missed shots,...

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Courtney Vandersloot gives the crowd a little wave after it was announced that she passed 1,000 assists in her career in the first period of play against Pepperdine on Saturday afternoon, Feb. 12, 2011, at Gonzaga University's McCarthey Athletic Center. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman Review)

Vandersloot, Gonzaga get it done

Gonzaga senior Courtney Vandersloot took the suspense out early in her march to 1,000 career assists but the Bulldogs had a much tougher time with Pepperdine Saturday afternoon. Vandersloot notched her third assist of the day and 1,00th of her career just 3:32 into the...

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Vandals in Boise for rematch

After its biggest win in memory, Idaho could very well be in for a letdown tonight. Then again, the Vandals are playing on the road against their fiercest rival, Boise State -- after letting a seven-point halftime lead slip away last time they faced the...

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Gonzaga's Mangisto Arop and Kelly Olynyk put the squeeze on Pepperdine's Keion Bell in the first half on Jan. 13, 2010, in Spokane, Wash.   (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

No Bell, but Waves still a threat

Gonzaga takes on Pepperdine tonight and the Waves have quietly put together a solid conference season. Pepperdine, 3-11 in the WCC last season, are 5-5 after knocking off Portland on Thursday. The Waves are just a half-game behind fourth-place Santa Clara (5-4) as teams continue...

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WSU gets ready to face Bears

COUGARS I've been sitting in front of the computer for more than a few minutes trying to decide what to write about on this darn lead-in. Can't think of anything, let alone anything clever. I'm giving up. Read on for more Washington State notes and...

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FRIDAY, FEB. 11, 2011

Red-hot Weber next up for EWU

Eastern Washington's men's basketball team returns to Reese Court tomorrow night to play its first game since breaking an 18-game road losing streak with a 69-67 win at Idaho State last Saturday. But the well-rested Eagles might be catching Weber State at just the wrong...

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Ferris' Riley Stockton, right, gets trapped by University High's Conner Johnson, left, and CJ Cornell, behind, on Friday, Jan. 28, 2011, at Ferris. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

GSL teams brace for district

Click the tab below to see a schedule for the District 8 3A and District 8 4A boys and girls basketball tournaments. Riley Stockton of Ferris is pictured above in action against University. ALSO, feel free to post your thoughts on which teams could fare...

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Portland's Lauren Angel (50) and Nakeisha Brown (24) vie for rebounding position against Gonzaga's Shannon Reader (31) and Jazmine Redmon in the first half, Feb. 4, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Mixed bag in women's basketball action

Sorry for the late start for the women's basketball roundup ... trying to make final connections with the some of the Class of 2007, our on-going look at that remarkable class of local players as most near the end of their college careers. Thursday night...

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Stanford defeat, the morning after 19 

COUGARS If Washington State had completed a comeback last night in Beasley Coliseum, there was a play by Marcus Capers we might have been talking about for years to come. As it turned out, it was an outstanding effort play that got lost in the...

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Day after LMU

Good morning from Los Angeles. It was hardly pretty last night, but Gonzaga held on for a 67-57 win over Loyola Marymount. Here's my game story link and you can read my day-after LMU post below.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 10, 2011


WSU falls 75-62 to Stanford

COUGARS The hope might not be dead, but Washington State sure made it lot harder on itself the last week to make the NCAA tournament. There are possible scenarios, sure, but all of them include playing with a lot more fire than the Cougars showed...

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WSU trails 45-28 at the half 13 

COUGARS So what do you write about a half in which Washington State shoots 50 percent from the floor, leads in rebounding and still trails by 17? That the WSU defense has not been porous, it hasn't been poor, it's just been awful. The zone...

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Zags roll again 

Gonzaga was a little slow getting untracked offensively but the defense never wavered in a 82-42 win over Loyola Marymount. As usual, Courtney Vandersloot led the way with her 12th double-double, 21 points and 12 assists. She is three shy of 1,000 helpers for her...

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