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Gonzaga women’s last-second shot just off mark in loss to Gaels

As the final seconds ticked away Thursday night, the Gonzaga women had one last chance to make things right. Down by a point to Saint Mary’s and with the McCarthey Center crowd of 5,536 in full roar, the Bulldogs needed just one play to atone for the missed free throws, spotty defense and errant 3-point shooting.

Gonzaga, Eastern women square off on Thursday

Reflecting on Gonzaga’s loss to Stanford on Sunday, women’s coach Lisa Fortier said the game got away from the Bulldogs partly because they got away from team concepts, especially on offense.

Area roundup: Gonzaga women’s basketball releases nonconference schedule

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team on Thursday released its nonconference schedule, which includes hosting Stanford on Nov. 15. The Zags (28-6) reached the Sweet 16 last year and finished with a No. 19 ranking in the final USA Today/Coaches poll. They will host nine of their 13 nonconference games at McCarthey Athletic Center.

CCS nationally ranked

The Community Colleges of Spokane has been recognized as sixth-best in the nation in a competition that tracks the cumulative point totals based on the success of its teams. The Sasquatch women’s cross country, men’s cross country, women’s softball, men’s golf and women’s track and field all won Northwest Athletic Conference Championships.

Women’s basketball coaches apply varying styles to their successes

As Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier takes her first steps into the limelight this weekend, she’ll join three others who’ve lived there for decades. Brenda Frese of Maryland, Joanne McCallie of Duke and Holly Warlick of Tennessee have been there, done that since Fortier was in grade school.

Gonzaga women downplay role as giant killers against OSU

CORVALLIS, Ore. – With one upset in the books, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team seeks another today on the home court of the Pac-12 champions for the chance to play in Spokane for the Sweet 16. No. 11 seed Gonzaga (25-7) plays No. 3 seed Oregon State (27-4) in Gill Coliseum at 4 p.m. today in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The No. 10 Beavers beat No. 14 seed South Dakota State 74-62 on Friday to advance.

Women’s notes: Oregon State’s program turned around with Weisner

CORVALLIS, Ore. – As coach Scott Rueck sees it, Oregon State’s journey to the Pac-12 Conference title began with a courageous first step from Jamie Weisner. The former Clarkston High star could have taken the road more traveled, the one that led her every summer to basketball camps at Gonzaga. Family and friends already awaited her in Spokane. So did a tradition of winning at GU.

Gonzaga-George Washington matchup promises to entertain

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Throw out the seeds. All indications point to a barn burner when the Gonzaga and George Washington women’s basketball teams square off today at the NCAA tournament. Both the sixth-seeded Colonials and the 11th-seeded Bulldogs dominated their conferences. Both have tenacious defenses that fuel fast breaks and both have huge post players who can control most opponents in the paint.

Grip on Sports: Hoops awards out of control

Wednesday: The college basketball regular seasons are about over. Which means before we can get to the meat of the schedule, the NCAA tournament, we have to endure awards season. The West Coast Conference got a jump on everyone yesterday when it announced its all-conference teams and other assorted awards, leading to a bunch of “what-the-heck-were-they-thinking” comments on social media. Gonzaga fans were ecstatic about the men’s awards – as well they should be with the school sweeping every major honor – and disgruntled about the women’s – tri-coaches of the year has to be some sort of joke, right?