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Mathews receives weekly honor from WCC

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Shannon Mathews, who picked up back-to-back double-doubles as the Gonzaga University women’s basketball team wrapped up its first West Coast Conference championship, was named the conference player of the week Monday.

The senior point guard averaged 16 points and 12 assists as GU beat Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount in the McCarthey Athletic Center to improve its record to 22-2 overall, 9-0 in the WCC and extend the nation’s longest winning streak to 18 games.

Mathews is averaging 11.6 points and 6.6 assists this season, moving into fifth place on the WCC all-time assists list with 562 for her career.

Baseball

Gonzaga University junior left-hander Patrick Donovan, who pitched a four-hitter against 12th-ranked Arizona State in the Bulldogs’ 2-0 victory Sunday, is the West Coast Conference pitcher of the week.

Donovan, from North Central High School, struck out three in improving his record to 1-1. After getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the second inning, he didn’t allow another runner past first base in his seven innings.

Golf

Washington State dominated at the Inland Collegiate Cup on Monday at the Walla Walla Country Club, winning both men’s and women’s individual and team titles.

Junior David Fern was the men’s medalist with a 1-under-par 70, claiming his first career title by a stroke over Christian Akau of Idaho. As a team, WSU prevailed by nine strokes over Idaho with a total of 365.

Senior two-time All-American Kim Welch shot a 1-over-par 73 for a six-stroke women’s victory over teammate Maria Kostina and Renee Skidmore of Idaho, who shot 79s. WSU’s 316 team total was 17 shots better than UI’s 333.

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