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FRIDAY, FEB. 15, 2013

Day after Saint Mary's

The two best teams and the two best players in the WCC went at it last night in an ear-splitting atmosphere. Gonzaga created some separation between itself and Saint Mary's with a 77-60 victory at packed McKeon Pavilion, fueled by a dominating second half. And…

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The sacrifices we make

A GRIP ON SPORTS Before we get into Gonzaga's crucial West Coast Conference win at St. Mary's last night, I want Bulldog fans to know what I gave up for them. It's a pretty big deal. Read on.

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Live chat and WSU links 14 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- One more day until Washington State returns to the court for a game against Oregon. We'll be speaking with coach Ken Bone and players later today, but for now we just have links. Read on.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 14, 2013

Gonzaga handles Saint Mary's, 77-60 

Gonzaga lost its grip on a comfortable lead in the first half. The Zags weren't about to do it again in the second half. The Bulldogs blitzed the Gaels with a 20-4 spurt to open the second half, then turned away a spirited SMC comeback…

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Kelowna turns back Everett

The Western Hockey League was quiet on Thursday night except for Kelowna's 4-1 win over Everett. The Spokane Chiefs will play at Everett tonight. Spokane is 3-2-0-0 against Everett this season, with all three wins at the Arena. Read story

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BYU ties Saint Mary's for second place

BYU strolled past Santa Clara on Thursday night and tied Saint Mary's for second place in the West Coast Conference after the Gaels lost at Gonzaga. BYU will host Gonzaga on Feb. 23. Note: The game story has BYU's conference record incorrect. The Cougars are…

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Golden, Redmon step up in Gonzaga victory

Stephanie Golden and Jazmine Redmon combined for 25 points Thursday night as Gonzaga moved a big step closer to a ninth consecutive West Coast Conference title with a 69-54 win over Saint Mary's at McCarthey Athletic Center. Golden and Redmon typically average a combined 10.7…

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First-place Gonzaga stops Saint Mary's

Balanced scoring powered Gonzaga to a 69-54 win over Saint Mary's on Thursday night at McCarthey Athletic Center. The Bulldogs (21-5, 11-1 West Coast Conference) won their ninth consecutive game and took a 2 1/2-game lead over Saint Mary's (16-7, 8-3) and BYU (17-7, 8-3).…

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Gonzaga leads Saint Mary's by 12

Junior guard Jazmine Redmon scored nine points to lead Gonzaga to a 36-24 halftime lead over Saint Mary's in a key West Coast Conference game at McCarthey Athletic Center on Thursday. Redmon shot 4 for 5 from the floor and added three steals and two…

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Gonzaga can take gigantic step

Eight-time defending West Coast Conference champion Gonzaga can move closer to No. 9 tonight at McCarthey Athletic Center by defeating Saint Mary's. The Bulldogs (20-5, 10-1) hold a 1 1/2-game lead over the second-place Gaels (16-6, 8-2) with the conference season winding down to its…

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Win tickets to Eastern basketball 

Test your knowledge of current events AND win four tickets to Eastern men's basketball vs. Northern Colorado on Feb. 28. You can also win two movies tickets and a $50 gift card to the Davenport Hotel. Just take the news quz and you will be…

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A lot to love the past couple days

A GRIP ON SPORTS There's no reason to lie. I'm tired. Really tired. Getting home from Pullman after midnight will do that to you. But before we can get back to what we do best – napping – we have to pass along a Valentine's…

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Day after OSU 12 

COUGARS FROM PULLMAN -- Another close game, another loss for Washington State. Have we written that before? Well, this one was a little different, given the absence of WSU's starting point guard. Anyway, we have links and thoughts, so read on.

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WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2013

Ice cool off Royals

The Kootenay Ice picked up their 11th consecutive home win Wednesday night by defeating the Victoria Royals 5-1. Kootenay's victory allowed the Spokane Chiefs to tie Victoria for fourth place in the Western Hockey League's Western Conference. Read story

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Chiefs roar back to tackle Hitmen

The Spokane Chiefs trailed one of the Western Hockey League's best road teams, Calgary, 2-0 in the second period Wednesday when they caught fire. Four consecutive goals later, and solid play in goal by Eric Williams, and the Chiefs dispatched the Hitmen 4-3 at the…

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Chiefs knock down Hitmen

Eric Williams stopped 31 shots and Todd Fiddler and Dylan Walchuk had one goal and one assist apiece as the Spokane Chiefs held off the Calgary Hitmen 4-3 Wednesday night in Western Hockey League play at the Arena. Story to come

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Zags, Gaels await showdown

Four radio interviews this week, must be a big game coming up. It'll be a battle for first place tomorrow night in Moraga. A win would give Gonzaga a sweep over Saint Mary's a two-game lead in the loss column. A win by Saint Mary's…

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Chiefs fight back for 3-2 lead

Dylan Walchuk, Brenden Kichton and Carter Proft scored during the final 10:29 of the second period to give the Spokane Chiefs a 3-2 lead on the Calgary Hitmen in WHL play at the Arena. Calgary led 2-0 after Cody Sylvester's power-play goal at 1:59 of…

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Hitmen take 1-0 advantage

The Calgary Hitmen lead the Spokane Chiefs 1-0 after one period at the Arena. Brady Brassart's 23rd goal of the season is the difference. The Arena crowd booed the goal as Chiefs goalie Eric Williams appeared to be knocked away from makiing the play.

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Hitmen pack a punch

The Calgary Hitmen are one of the better teams in the Western Hockey League, as their record of 37-16-1-3 ranks second among 12 teams in the Eastern Conference. The Hitmen have won four consecutive games and have played better on the road (21-8-0-1) than at…

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