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Stories tagged: Gonzaga women's basketball


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 7:42 p.m.

Gonzaga-Little Rock: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 68-51 victory over the Trojans

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 68-51 victory over Little Rock.


UPDATED: Sat., March 23, 2019, 8:39 p.m.

Gonzaga women get off to quick start, top Little Rock in NCAA Tournament opener

Zykera Rice scored 18 points and Katie Campbell added 15 as the Gonzaga women defeated Little Rock 68-51 in a first-round NCAA Tournament game Saturday afternoon at Gill Coliseum.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Good vibes in Gill Coliseum: Gonzaga has happy memories of previous NCAA Tournament trip to Corvallis

As the NCAA women’s bracket was revealed on Monday afternoon, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was all business.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 6:35 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Laura Stockton has gone from dishing out assists to advice ahead of the NCAA Tournament

Laura Stockton still has wheels. However, on Friday they were attached to the legs of a courtside chair.


UPDATED: Fri., March 22, 2019, 6:45 p.m.

Gonzaga prepared for Little Rock’s ‘extreme athleticism’ in NCAA Tournament opener

Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier and her players said all the right things – and then some – Friday about their first-round dance partner, Little Rock.


UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 7:06 p.m.

Little Rock ready to make some noise in NCAA Tournament opener against Gonzaga

Coach Joe Foley’s program is back in the postseason for the sixth time in 10 years and ready to do make some noise this weekend.


UPDATED: Wed., March 20, 2019, 6:54 p.m.

Former Post Falls standout Melody Kempton sees her role grow as Gonzaga enters NCAA Tournament

Melody Kempton is still bringing energy off the Gonzaga bench. Now she gets to bring it more often.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 10:22 p.m.

Jessie Loera steps up for Gonzaga after injury to Laura Stockton

This is Jessie Loera’s team now, though she deflected that notion with the same grace she shows on the court.


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019, 6:55 p.m.

Twins Jenn Wirth, LeeAnne Wirth have found a groove in Gonzaga’s frontcourt

What began with the makings of a sophomore jinx has turned into a confidence-boosting season for Gonzaga’s 6-foot-3 twin towers, Jenn and LeeAnne Wirth.


Little Rock making name for itself in Sun Belt Conference

Whatever you want to call them, the Trojans know how to win. Officially known as the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, the school also goes by Little Rock or …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 9:15 p.m.

Gonzaga women get good news early on NCAA Tournament placement

Sometimes March Madness really is a walk in the park. That’s where Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier found herself at noon Monday, when her phone buzzed with talk of …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019, 7:29 p.m.

ESPN gaffe gives early heads-up: Gonzaga women headed to Corvallis

Spoiler alert: the Gonzaga women will play Arkansas Little Rock in a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Saturday in Corvallis, Oregon.


UPDATED: Sun., March 17, 2019, 8:21 p.m.

Gonzaga women learn their NCAA Tournament destination on Monday

Good thing this is a business trip. The most talked-about NCAA Tournament destinations for the Gonzaga women aren’t exactly Spring Break hot spots.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019, 8:33 p.m.

Injuries forcing Gonzaga women to rethink rotations ahead of NCAA Tournament

Even with injuries to a pair of key players, the Gonzaga women won’t necessarily be out of their depth in the NCAA Tournament.


UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Big-game showcase: Looking at the 10 most memorable individual efforts from the Gonzaga women’s basketball season

It takes a team to win a championship, but sometimes it takes a big game from the right player at the right time to get them there.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019, 11:18 p.m.

Injuries to Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend have bracketologists split on Gonzaga’s NCAA Tournament seeding

Will the NCAA add insult to the injuries already suffered by the Gonzaga women’s basketball team? Quite possibly.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:06 p.m.

Gonzaga women return from Las Vegas with focus turned to NCAA Tournament

On Monday the Zags lost guards Laura Stockton and Jill Townsend to injury. A day later, they also lost the West Coast Conference


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019, 9:22 p.m.

Brother of Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier dies of complications from muscular dystrophy

Fortier had been with her brother since Tuesday afternoon, when she was pulled from the Gonzaga bench in the fourth quarter of the Zags’ West Coast Conference championship game against …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:51 p.m.

Gonzaga-BYU: 3 keys to the Cougars’ 82-68 victory over the Bulldogs

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from BYU’s 82-68 victory over Gonzaga in the championship game of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:28 p.m.

John Blanchette: Basketball aside, a heartbreaking day for the GU family

For the Gonzaga Bulldogs’s women’s basketball team, there is family and there is FAMILY, and now they know both the distinction and how it gets blurred together when life issues …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Gonzaga laments second-quarter troubles in title-game loss to BYU

The Zags left Orleans Arena feeling as though they’d done their part in three of those quarters, but playing well 75 percent of the time didn’t suffice against a Cougars …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 8:22 p.m.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier leaves bench in fourth quarter due to family medical emergency

Athletic director Mike Roth pulled the coaches out of a timeout to inform them of the situation. Craig returned to the bench a few minutes later, but Roth said a …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019, 7:50 p.m.

Analysis: WCC championship loss to BYU ‘a step in the journey’ for Gonzaga women

Brenna Chase poured in 25 points, including seven 3-pointers, as second-seeded BYU downed top-seeded Gonzaga 82-68 to win the WCC Tournament title on Tuesday at the Orleans Arena.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:25 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s: 3 keys to the Bulldogs’ 78-77 victory over the Gaels

Key moment, offensive MVP and defensive MVP from Gonzaga’s 78-77 victory over Saint Mary’s in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament in Las Vegas.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:05 p.m.

Gonzaga women welcome third shot at topping BYU, this time with WCC title on the line

There will be motivation aplenty for Gonzaga and BYU in Tuesday’s West Coast Conference title game.


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:26 p.m.

John Blanchette: Gonzaga down, but never out in gutsy victory over Saint Mary’s

Their gruesome falls to the court and the injuries that forced them to hobble out of Orleans Arena on crutches after the Monday afternoon women’s semifinals of the West Coast …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:17 p.m.

Analysis: Gonzaga women overcome pair of injuries, rally for double-overtime victory against Saint Mary’s in WCC semifinals

Zykera Rice hit a layup as time expired and top-seeded Gonzaga held off fourth-seeded Saint Mary’s 78-77 in a double-overtime thriller in the semifinals of the WCC Tournament on Monday …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 8:30 p.m.

Gonzaga keeps its focus after injuries to guards Laura Stockton, Jill Townsend

The only type of nightmare that could rival losing a meaningful game in March played out for the top-seeded Gonzaga women Monday afternoon at the Orleans Arena. Twice.


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:40 p.m.

Gonzaga-Saint Mary’s key matchup: Gaels’ Megan McKay comes into game in good form

In Gonzaga’s first home West Coast Conference game of the year, on Jan. 3, Saint Mary’s forward Megan McKay dominated the Zags inside. Her 29 points and eight rebounds were …


UPDATED: Sun., March 10, 2019, 9:18 p.m.

With home date unlikely, Zag women still must retain focus in WCC semifinal

Like it or not, the Zags appear to be slotted into a five seed and destined to play next week at some ag-tech campus in Ames, Iowa; College Station, Texas; …