The game went two overtimes, but Gonzaga had several chances to fade away long before then. Saint Mary’s led 27-16 midway through the second quarter, but Laura Stockton hit a jumper, Melody a Kempton scored on a layup and Zykera Rice added four more points to help GU get within four points at halftime.
Senior forward Zykera Rice scored the winner in double-overtime, but did a lot to help set it up. Rice had a game-high 21 points, a team-high eight rebounds and went 7-for-8 from the foul line. Rice also had one block.
Coming off the bench, Jenn Wirth scored 10 points, but also made life tough for the Gaels’ offense. The 6-foot-3 sophomore had four rebounds, two blocks and two steals.
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