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UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 9:24 p.m.

Gonzaga women back atop WCC thanks to road sweep, BYU losses

As road trips go, it doesn’t get much better than Gonzaga’s excursion last week to Northern California. Not only did the GU women sweep would-be contenders Pacific and Saint Mary’s, …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019, 11:20 p.m.

Jenn Wirth scores 14 as No. 15 Gonzaga women beat Saint Mary’s

Jenn Wirth had 14 points and seven rebounds and No. 15 Gonzaga never trailed in its 66-52 win over Saint Mary’s. Jill Townsend added 12 points, while LeeAnne Wirth and …


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019, 10:05 p.m.

Laura Stockton, No. 15 Gonzaga women pull away from Pacific 63-51

Laura Stockton scored 15 points with seven rebounds and five assists and Zykera Rice added 13 points and seven rebounds for the Bulldogs (20-2, 9-1 West Coast Conference), who pulled …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 30, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Gonzaga women start second half of WCC campaign with tough trips to Pacific, Saint Mary’s

Halfway through the West Coast Conference season, the Gonzaga women have seen every team and know them well. Or do they?


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

15th-ranked Gonzaga women face tough week on road

It’s halfway through the West Coast Conference women’s season, which would be the perfect time for a breather. No chance of that for Gonzaga, which faces perhaps its toughest road …


Gonzaga climbs to No. 15 in latest AP women’s basketball poll

The Gonzaga women’s basketball team jumped three spots to No. 15 in the latest AP poll released on Monday. The Bulldogs (19-2), coming off wins last week over San Francisco …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

No. 18 Gonzaga uses strong second half to top Santa Clara

Jill Townsend scored 14 points on 4-of-6 shooting from 3-point range and Chandler Smith had a double-double as No. 18 Gonzaga pulled away from Santa Clara on Saturday for a …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019, 6:59 p.m.

Laura Stockton’s status for Santa Clara game unclear after aggravating shoulder injury

With point guard Laura Stockton out with a recurring shoulder injury, the Zags got hot from all over the court in a 78-51 win over USF.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 24, 2019, 9:28 p.m.

Without Laura Stockton, 18th-ranked Gonzaga women use balanced scoring attack to slow San Francisco

Zykera Rice scored 15 points and No. 18 Gonzaga downed San Francisco 78-51 on Thursday night at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 23, 2019, 5:51 p.m.

Detail-oriented Gonzaga women return home to host San Francisco, Santa Clara

After all, it was the little things that cost the Zags dearly in a two-point loss at BYU last week, a result that left them in second place in the …


Gonzaga women slip to No. 18 in AP Top 25

After splitting two games on the road last week, the Gonzaga women’s basketball team slipped to No. 18 in the latest Associated Press Top 25 poll.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 10:49 p.m.

Katie Campbell, Laura Stockton lead No. 13 Gonzaga past San Diego 86-61

Katie Campbell had 17 points and Laura Stockton had 10 assists, both career highs, and Jenn Wirth added a double-double, leading No. 13 Gonzaga to an 86-61 win over San …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 18, 2019, 5:58 p.m.

Gonzaga women hoping to rebound from hard-fought loss to BYU

The only GU women’s team to match that start was Kelly Graves’ 2004-05 squad, which went on to sweep the WCC regular-season and tournament titles.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 10:01 p.m.

BYU ends No. 13 Gonzaga women’s 12-game win streak

Shaylee Gonzales scored 17 points and Paisley Johnson made two free throws with 1:02 left for what proved to be the winning points in BYU’s 70-68 win over No. 13 …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019, 6:24 p.m.

First place on the line as Gonzaga women head to BYU in showdown of WCC unbeatens

The bull’s-eye is forever on their backs, so the Gonzaga women have decided to offer a moving target.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019, 5:52 p.m.

Better shot selection, inside dominance have helped Gonzaga elevate 3-point shooting percentage

The Gonzaga women are definitely finding their range this season, and the reasons are no surprise: hours of practice, a stronger inside game and better shot selection.


With both teams highly ranked, Gonzaga’s No. 1 in ‘combined’ poll

The Gonzaga men’s and women’s basketball teams are tops in the country in terms of their combined ranking in their respective AP polls.


Gonzaga women move to No. 13 in latest AP women’s rankings

The Zags (16-1) climbed one spot to 13th in the latest AP Top 25, a week after achieving a school-best ranking in the weekly poll.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 12, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

Gonzaga gets off to quick start, takes care of Portland to remain unbeaten in WCC play

Even during a 26-point win over Portland, the Zags found some teachable moments ahead of next week’s West Coast Conference showdown at BYU.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 10:45 p.m.

Gonzaga’s Zykera Rice reaches for the sky on, off court

Last week, Zykera Rice set the record straight about her blue do.


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 11, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

14th-ranked Gonzaga women not looking past Portland as showdown with BYU looms

At first sight, this would be the perfect time for the Gonzaga women to look past their next opponent.


Gonzaga women ranked school-best 14th in AP Top-25 poll

For the Gonzaga women’s basketball players, Monday morning was spent in sweaty, ignorant bliss. After two hours of hard practice at the Kennel, the Zags were ready for lunch. They …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 5, 2019, 4:54 p.m.

Gonzaga women use big second-, third-quarter runs to topple Pacific for 11th straight win

The Gonzaga women were tested in so many different ways Saturday, but responded with grit, power and waves of energy from the bench in an 88-65 win over Pacific.


UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 3, 2019, 10:18 p.m.

Gonzaga closes strong to top Saint Mary’s, avenge lone conference loss from last season

The show isn’t for the squeamish but it ends happily enough, with GU taking a 74-62 win over the Gaels before a sellout crowd at the McCarthey Athletic Center.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 2, 2019, 7:20 p.m.

No. 17 Gonzaga women prepare for another shot at Saint Mary’s

The start of the New Year also offers the Gonzaga women a chance to finish off some old business against Saint Mary’s.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 8:07 p.m.

Zykera Rice scores 23, No. 17 Gonzaga women top Pepperdine 79-54

Zykera Rice matched her career high of 23 points on 11-of-12 shooting and No. 17 Gonzaga rolled to its ninth straight win, defeating Pepperdine 79-54 on Monday.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 31, 2018, 12:30 p.m.

Gonzaga, 12-1, climbs three spots to No. 17 in AP women’s poll

The Gonzaga women climbed three spots to No. 17 in the latest AP rankings released on Monday. The Zags play at Pepperdine at noon on Monday.


UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 29, 2018, 9:03 p.m.

Gonzaga women shake off poor first half to defeat Loyola Marymount in West Coast Conference opener

Zykera Rice scored 15 points to lead a balanced attack and No. 20 Gonzaga dominated the second half to defeat Loyola Marymount 78-53 on Saturday in the West Coast Conference …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 27, 2018, 11:17 p.m.

Gonzaga women roll into West Coast Conference play after program-best nonconference slate

The Zags are 11-1 – the best nonconference mark in program history – ranked 20th in the polls and a lofty 15th in the Rating Percentage Index entering Saturday’s league …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018, 4:03 p.m.

Gonzaga women move to No. 20 in latest AP basketball poll

Zags climb one spot in poll as UConn remains No. 1 after a pair of close games last week.