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Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier instructs her team during last Saturday’s game against BYU  in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Second loss to BYU only dropped Zags two spots in AP poll

Perhaps Gonzaga’s loss to BYU last weekend wasn’t as costly as some fans feared. Thanks to some favorable results around the nation, the Zags dropped only two spots, to 15th, in the Associated Press poll released Monday. They also remained ...

Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier confers with Gonzaga guard Katie Campbell during second half of Thursday’s game  at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Gonzaga women look to ‘right the ship’ when BYU visits the Kennel

Looking ahead to Saturday’s big game against BYU, Lisa Fortier didn’t want to talk about revenge. “I’m not a revenge person, necessarily,” the Gonzaga women’s coach said after routing San Diego on Thursday night. Fortier paused. “But I am a ...

Gonzaga forward Zykera Rice  shoots over San Diego center Leticia Soares  during second half Thursday  at the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 14, 2019

Zykera Rice, No. 13 Gonzaga rout San Diego 71-44

The Gonzaga women are cruising to another West Coast Conference title, but they’re not driving while distracted. And they’re certainly not looking past anyone, not even a last-place San Diego team. Instead, GU went straight for the heart on Valentine’s ...

Head coach Lisa Fortier and her Gonzaga Bulldogs were projected as a No. 4 seed to the NCAA Tournament during the first bracket reveal of the season on Monday. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

Gonzaga slotted as No. 4 seed in first NCAA bracket reveal

It’s hard to believe, but life is getting even better for the Gonzaga women’s basketball team and their fans. On Monday night, the NCAA’s first bracket reveal showed Gonzaga as a No. 4 seed in the Portland Regional of the ...

Jill Townsend, pictured in a Dec. 2, 2018, game against Stanford, scored 12 points in the Bulldogs’ win over Portland on Saturday  in Portland. (Libby Kamrowski / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 9, 2019

No. 13 Gonzaga women cruise to 93-62 win over Portland

Zykera Rice had 14 points and Laura Stockton scored 13 to help No. 13 Gonzaga beat Portland 93-62 and extend its win streak to six games. Jill Townsend added 12 points while Katie Campbell and Louise Forsyth each scored 11 points for Gonzaga.

Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier and the bench celebrate a basket by Jill Townsend against Santa Clara  on Jan 26,  in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 4, 2019

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, they also moved into sole possession of first place in the West Coast Conference after BYU stumbled twice.

Gonzaga guards Chandler Smith, left,  and  Laura Stockton  high-five  after the Bulldogs defeated Saint Mary’s on Jan. 3  in the McCarthey Athletic Center. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 31, 2019

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 into a tie with league-leading BYU after the 25th-ranked Cougars lost at Loyola Marymount.

Gonzaga forward Zykera Rice calls for the ball  during a Jan. 12 game at the McCarthey Athletic Center. Rice is the only Bulldog in the top 20 in scoring. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 28, 2019

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 trip of the season this week against Pacific on Thursday and Saint Mary’s on Saturday.

Season status

Record: -

Previous game:
Oregon State 76, Gonzaga 70

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