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Women’s basketball: Gonzaga wins, nears 11th WCC title

Gonzaga won its 15th straight Saturday and is one win away from its 11th consecutive West Coast Conference title.

Keani Albanez led four players in double figures with 20 points and added six rebounds and five assists as the Bulldogs kept their winning streak alive with 78-56 win over Pepperdine (7-19, 2-13) in Malibu, California.

GU’s Sunny Greinacher added 12 points and six rebounds and Elle Tinkle and Lindsay Sherbert added 10 apiece as the Bulldogs pulled away after halftime, outscoring the Waves 45-29.

The Bulldogs shot 47.5 percent from the field, including 10 of 23 from beyond the arc.

Keitra Wallace led Pepperdine with 19 points and five rebounds.

The winning streak is the fifth longest in Gonzaga women’s basketball history and is the seventh longest active streak in Division I.

Gonzaga (21-4, 14-0) can clinch the conference title Thursday at home against Saint Mary’s (18-7, 11-3). The Bulldogs won the first meeting with the Gaels 52-42 in Moraga, California, on Jan. 22.

Sacramento State 92, Idaho 84: Fantasia Hilliard had 22 points, nine assists and nine rebounds and the Hornets (11-13, 9-4) sunk 19 3-pointers in a Big Sky Conference victory over the Vandals (10-13, 4-8) in Sacramento, California.

Idaho rallied late, narrowing Sacramento State’s 22-point lead to nine with 1:32 left, but ran out of time.

The Hornets scored 24 points off 24 Vandal turnovers.

The 19 3-pointers was the second highest total in the NCAA this season. The Hornets hold the top mark with 20.

Stacey Barr led the Vandals with 28 points. She made 10 of 17 shots, including 5 of 8 3-pointers.

Idaho returns home to host Northern Arizona on Thursday and Southern Utah on Saturday.

Eastern Washington 77, Portland State 63: Melissa Williams scored 20 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and the Eagles (15-8, 8-4) secured their fourth straight win after beating the Vikings (3-21, 1-12) in a Big Sky Conference game in Portland.

Lexie Nelson and Jade Redmon added 13 points apiece for Eastern Washington, which led by 18 at the half.

The Eagles forced 12 first-half turnovers and held Portland State to 36 percent shooting in the first half.

Mikaela Rivard tallied a game-high 22 points for the Vikings.

EWU will look to make it five straight Thursday at home against Southern Utah.

CC Spokane 69, Treasure Valley 59: Emily Schramm made 8 of 14, including 4 of 7 3-pointers, and led four players in double figures as the Sasquatch (14-12, 3-7) surged late and beat the Chukars (12-12, 4-6) in a Northwest Athletic Conference game in Ontario, Oregon.

CCS’ Khadija Neumeyer added 15 points, 10 rebounds and five assists, Karlee Martin had 14 points and Gese Gruber chipped in 12 points and seven rebounds.

Treasure Valley’s Chloe Bradford and Celeste Pantoja scored 14 and 12, respectively.

The Sasquatch host Walla Walla on Wednesday at Spokane Falls Community College.

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