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UPDATED: Wed., March 25, 2020

Gonzaga women have high hopes for next season behind strong group of frontcourt returners

With all that’s happened in the college basketball world in the last two weeks, perhaps it’s better to look ahead to next year.


Still-to-be-determined opponent might actually matter less to Gonzaga women than effects of inaction

The Gonzaga women can’t wait to get back on the court for the West Coast Conference Tournament.


UPDATED: Tue., March 3, 2020

Gonzaga guard Jill Townsend named WCC player of the year

Jill Townsend did a little of everything for the Gonzaga women this year, and that meant a lot during one of the most successful seasons in school history.


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 28, 2020

Gonzaga women look to head into WCC Tournament on high note against Portland in regular-season finale

There will be plenty at stake Saturday afternoon when the visiting Gonzaga women take on the Portland Pilots.


UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 11, 2020

Gonzaga women keep focus forward after losses on, off the court last week

As the Gonzaga women warmed up for practice Tuesday afternoon, Jill Townsend was asked whether it was difficult to play while wearing a protective facemask.


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020

Group of male practice players the ‘unsung heroes’ for Gonzaga women’s basketball

As they sweat through another long practice, the male practice players at Gonzaga know one thing. This isn’t about them. It never is.


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 27, 2020

Streaking Gonzaga up a spot to 12th in women’s Top 25

The Gonzaga women are halfway through the West Coast Conference season, and things couldn’t be going much better. The Zags moved up to 12th in this week’s Associated Press poll, …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 15, 2020

Gonzaga women focused on Bay Area trip, not moving up in the polls

Asked on Tuesday about all the upsets last weekend in women’s basketball, Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier was both hopeful and cautious.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 29, 2019

Gonzaga women rally from improbable deficit against Portland

Jill Townsend led the 17th-ranked Gonzaga women out of a 20-point hole to a 62-57 win over Portland in their WCC opener.


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019

Jill Townsend powers No. 18 Gonzaga women past Montana State 70-55

Jill Townsend scored 16 points and No. 18 Gonzaga pulled way from Montana State in the third quarter en route to a 70-55 victory on Thursday for the Bulldogs’ fifth …


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

Eastern Washington’s Jim Townsend, Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend continue to make Okanogan proud

There isn’t a statue of Will Derting in the diminutive ranching town of Okanogan, Washington, but it’s there in theory.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 21, 2019

With common foe behind them, Gonzaga looks to bounce back against young Eastern Washington team

The women’s basketball season has barely begun, yet Gonzaga and Eastern Washington already have a common opponent.


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 20, 2019

Lexie Hull scores 20 points in Stanford’s OT win over Gonzaga

Central Valley graduate Lexie Hull had a big finish in the final 3 minutes, scoring eight points and grabbing a big rebound, as No. 3 Stanford beat Gonzaga 76-70 in …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 1, 2019

From Australia to Romania, Gonzaga women’s basketball has always had an ‘in’ with top international talent

According to Gonzaga women’s basketball coach Lisa Fortier, one of the best things about foreign athletes is that they don’t know the difference between a mid-major and a drum major.


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 31, 2019

Former Freeman, Post Falls coach Matt Gregg set for homecoming as Warner Pacific visits Gonzaga for women’s exhibition

On so many levels, this will be quite a homecoming for Matt Gregg.


Gonzaga women: Bulldogs will rely on depth in run through tough West Coast Conference

Did Gonzaga really lose three starters from last year?


Gonzaga women ahead of schedule, but still searching for a leader

Those extra practice days last summer are paying off for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team. By all accounts, everything is ahead of schedule thanks to the Zags’ European journey and …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball picked to repeat as West Coast Conference champions; pair of players honored

There’s nothing like winning to inspire respect from your rivals.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019

Gonzaga’s Jill Townsend ready for return to court after recovering from broken leg

Sooner than expected, Jill Townsend is back on the basketball court – which is a surprise to absolutely no one at Gonzaga.


Gonzaga women head overseas with team bonding in mind

For the Gonzaga women, this has been no average summer. And it’s about to get even better.


UPDATED: Sat., March 16, 2019

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

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

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: Tue., Jan. 15, 2019

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.


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Gonzaga’s Chandler Smith, Jill Townsend stepped up big time against Stanford

Beating Stanford on Sunday is already paying some big dividends for the Gonzaga women. Less than 24 hours after their epic 79-73 win over the eighth-ranked Cardinal, the Zags reaped …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 3, 2018

Gonzaga debuts at No. 24 in women’s AP Top 25 after Stanford win

A big win came with a nice reward. The Gonzaga women’s basketball team, fresh off Sunday’s 79-73 upset of No. 8 Stanford, made its debut in the AP Top 25 …


Three freshmen have had immediate impact for Gonzaga women’s basketball

Along with fellow true freshman forwards Jill and LeeAnne Wirth, the versatile Jill Townsend is a big reason the reason Gonzaga is back in the NCAA Tournament for the 10th …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018

Gonzaga women carry 12-game winning streak into challenging week

When things are going this well, it’s easy to imagine trouble lurking around the next corner.


A New Hope: Neighbors Jill Townsend, Chandler Smith provide needed boost for Gonzaga

How whimsical was that scene last weekend at the McCarthey Athletic Center?