Katelan Redmon scored a career-high 28 points and Kayla Standish poured in eight of her 13 points in the second half to help the Gonzaga Bulldogs women’s basketball team defeat the North Dakota Fighting Sioux 83-45 Tuesday at the Sioux Center in Grand Folks, N.D.
“I am very pleased with our effort tonight,” stated GU coach Kelly Graves. “We played extremely hard and well, especially early. We set the tone right out of the gate; it was a very athletic game. Thought we turned the heat up, switched up our defenses, and were so dialed in. This is not an easy place to play, no question about that.”
Gonzaga (2-2) had four players score in double-figures. Along with Redmon and Standish, Janelle Bekkering added 11 points, nine on 3-pointers, and Courtney Vandersloot had 10 points. Vandersloot also had a season-high 12 assists, her third straight double-digit assist contest.
Redmon, who hit 12 of 17 from the field and was 4 of 5 at the free-throw line, also had seven rebounds, two assists and one steal in 26 minutes of action.
“Redmon was terrific. She had one move where she got an and-one and it was probably the most athletic move I have seen in the women’s game,” Graves said. “All the way around; in transition, shooting and on the boards.”
The Bulldogs, who had eight players score in the opening half, led 48-26 at the break.
The Fighting Sioux fell to 1-3 on the season.
North Idaho 67, CC Spokane 56: Kama Griffits tossed in a game-high 23 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the visiting Cardinals (8-0) past the Sasquatch (0-1).
ShaKiana Edwards-Teasley added 12 points for NIC. Brooke Randall led CCS with 15 points, while Karinne Tuttle, Korrie Bourn and Megan Tullis each scored 10.
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