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GU women dump Dayton with strong second half

Gonzaga roared back from an 11-point halftime deficit pulling away down the stretch to knock off visiting Dayton, 75-65 in the Bulldogs' debut under first-year coach Lisa Fortier.

Gonzaga women testing new point guards

New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier said she knows who is going to be her point guards but she’s not completely sure who will start on Sunday in the Bulldogs’ first game against No. 22 Dayton.

Gonzaga women picked to win WCC basketball title

The Gonzaga Bulldogs have won or shared 10 straight WCC women’s basketball titles and conference coaches like their chances to make it 11. Gonzaga, under first-year coach Lisa Fortier, was picked first in the coaches’ preseason poll released Monday. GU was selected first on seven of 10 ballots (coaches can’t vote for their own team).

Fortiers unite on Zags bench

New Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier completed her coaching staff Monday with the hire of a very familiar assistant coach: her husband. Fortier hired Craig Fortier, who had been the top men’s assistant at Eastern Washington. He joins fellow assistant coaches Jordan Green and Stacy Clinesmith.

Gonzaga hires Stacy Clinesmith as women’s basketball assistant

A Spokane basketball blue blood who has won numerous Hoopfest titles, played in the WNBA and led Mead to a state championship has been hired as an assistant coach for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. Stacy Clinesmith, 36, will join new coach Lisa Fortier, who was hired to replace Kelly Graves. He left last month after 14 years to become head coach at Oregon.

Montana recruit Barta reconfirms commitment to Gonzaga

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has reconfirmed the commitment of a 6-foot-3 forward Jill Barta from Fairfield, Mont. Barta, who led her team to a 104-0 record in the past four years, said she will be in Spokane this month to start summer school.

Report: Lexi Bando skips out on Gonzaga women’s basketball

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team has lost one if its prized recruits as a guard from Eugene has been released from her letter of intent to play for the Bulldogs and instead will follow Kelly Graves to Oregon. Graves earler said he had not contacted Lexi Bando, a 5-9 guard from Willamette High School in Eugene but she apparently has decided to stay at home, according to published reports in the Eugene Register-Guard. Media reports out of Montana indicate that 6-3 forward Jill Barta, from Fairfield, Mont., was having second thoughts about attending Gonzaga as well.