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TUESDAY, FEB. 28, 2012

Gonzaga's Haiden Palmer and Saint Francis' Nickia Gibbs chase a loose ball during the second half of their NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 1, 2012, in the McCarthey Athletic Center in Spokane, Wash. COLIN MULVANY colinm@spokesman (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Four Zags honored as All-WCC women's team announced

Following the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team’s eighth straight West Coast Conference title victory, the individual accolades started flowing in. Read on to find out which of the Zags made the All-West Coast Conference team and what's in store this week for Washington State, Eastern...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 2012

Gonzaga's Katelan Redmond, right, lets out a victorious howl at teammate Kayla Standish, left, after sinking a clutch fall away jumper with three seconds left on the shot clock in the second half as the Lady Bulldogs pulled away from the San Diego Toreros. (Jesse Tinsley)

Area women's basketball roundup

Local NCAA Division I women's basketball teams had a successful Saturday - with the exception of Washington State, which lost at UCLA. We were at Gonzaga today, where the Bulldogs turned up the heat in the second half and beat a defensive San Diego team....

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THURSDAY, JAN. 26, 2012

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2011

Palouse doubleheader; big win for EWU

The women's basketball news for the day ... Washington State has its home opener against Gonzaga, which is now ranked in the coach's Top 25, tonight so we caught up with Cougar senior Rose Tarnowski for our weekly notebook. ... Also on the Palouse, Washington...

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SUNDAY, NOV. 27, 2011

Gonzaga women roll again

Gonzaga's senior leaders, Kayla Standish and Katelan Redmon lit up Portland State but the Bulldogs had a different supporting cast in a 99-69 win over Portland State Sunday afternoon.

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FRIDAY, NOV. 11, 2011

TUESDAY, NOV. 1, 2011

Chiefs and Bulldogs No. 1

The Spokane Chiefs and Gonzaga women's basketball team are No. 1. The Chiefs are No. 1 in a Yahoo poll of junior hockey teams worth checking; as usual, the Bulldogs are favored to win the West Coast Conference again ... but it's only the fourth...

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TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2011

PSU, La Tech favored in women's basketball

Eastern Washington was picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Big Sky Conference and Idaho was voted near the bottom of the Western Athletic Conference in women's basketball polls released on Tuesday. Big Sky coaches picked EWU seventh and the media...

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TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2011

Redmon, Standish on Pan-Am team

Gonzaga seniors Katelan Redmon (Lewis and Clark) and Kayla Standish (Ellensburg), both first-team All-West Coast Conference last season, have been named to the USA Pan American Games team that will compete in Guadaljara, Mexico next month. The team was selected by the USA Basketball Women's...

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Courtney Vandersloot, a Bulldog record holder in several categories, acknowledges the cheers of the crowd after being introduced on senior night on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Gonzaga University prior to the game against the San Diego Toreros. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Vandersloot WCC MVP again

Courtney Vandersloot is the West Coast Conference Player of the Year for an unprecedented third-straight year. The senior point guard from Kent averaged a double-double in WCC play, leading the league in scoring at 20.7 while dishing off 10.1 assists. Vandersloot, who was the league's...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 26, 2011

Courtney Vandersloot, a Bulldog record holder in several categories, acknowledges the cheers of the crowd after being introduced on senior night on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2011, at Gonzaga University prior to the game against the San Diego Toreros. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Zags wrap up Senior Day win

After an emotional Senior Day ceremony before a sold-out crowd of 6,000 at McCarthey Athletic Center Saturday afternoon, Courtney Vandersloot got the Gonzaga Bulldogs off to a fast start before the Zags groundout a 80-58 win over San Diego. The 23rd-ranked Bulldogs won their 16th...

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THURSDAY, FEB. 24, 2011

Gonzaga women bury Saint Mary's

Gonzaga was, quite simply, senasational. The 23rd-ranked Zags, the nation’s top-scoring women's basketball team, broke 100 for the seventh time, running their winning steak to 15 games, by routing second-place Saint Mary's 106-66. Janelle Bekkering had 22 points, Standish had 19 points and 13 rebounds...

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SATURDAY, FEB. 12, 2011

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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FRIDAY, FEB. 4, 2011

Gonzaga's Janelle Bekkering launches the last shot but does not get a foul call on Portland's Natalie Day, in the first half, Feb. 4, 2011 in Spokane, Wash. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga rolls Portland by 20 before 4,917 

Portland got a couple of licks in ... such as Natalie Day's uncalled whack to Janelle Bekkering's nose in the Dan Pelle photo above (check out all the photos) - but not near enough to slow down the Gonzaga women's basketball team. Courtney Vandersloot got...

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MONDAY, JAN. 10, 2011

Vandals go for 500th win

The Idaho women's basketball team is going for the 500th win in program history tonight at home when defending WAC champion Fresno State visits. The Vandals are coming off an exciting road win at Nevada to open conference play. The Vandals are 8-5 overall, 3-0...

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TUESDAY, JAN. 4, 2011

Gonzaga women get national notice

When it comes to Gonzaga women's basketball, recognition starts at point guard with Courtney Vandersloot leading the NCAA in assists again. But as Graham Hays of points out, it's the seamless transition that Katelan Redmon and Kayla Standish have made to convert those passes...

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FRIDAY, DEC. 17, 2010

Gonzaga pounds Idaho

The Gonzaga women's basketball team won the Inland Empire title with a 93-62 win over Idaho Friday night after earlier beating Eastern Washing by 27 and Washington State by 18. The Bulldogs distributed the ball well, shot better, dominated the boards and took advantage of...

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MONDAY, DEC. 13, 2010

Kayla Standish of Gonzaga, left, will show her stuff at the USA Women's World University Games team tryouts. (J. Rayniak / The Spokesman-Review)

Women's basketball weekend roundup

We're here to catch you up on the weekend's women's basketball news, which includes this week's Top 25 vote.Updated with honors for Kayla Standish (No. 32, left, in photo), Kate Loper and Angie Bjorklund. And as long as we're stumbling around, here's tons of information...

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SATURDAY, DEC. 11, 2010

Gonzaga beats Cougars

Katelan Redmon had 26 points, Kayla Standish had 22 while filling up the stat sheet and Courtney Vanderloot had a double double with 13 points and 14 assists as Gonzaga beat Washington State 93-75 in women's basketball Saturday afternoon before 3,908 fans.

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