View Full Version : Zags face a tough Wyoming squad

11-23-2008, 10:48 AM
Here is GameTracker--


Click on GameTracker in the right column to follow along. This will be the toughest test yet for the ladies. The good news: GU will host Wyoming a few weeks later. :)

11-23-2008, 12:57 PM
35-22 at half time. 3-point shooting looks off, but overall looks like a good first half for the Lady Zags. Vivian - 2 blks! Oh,yeah! :clap: :clap:

11-23-2008, 02:01 PM
Win! This is a quality win that'll help Gonzaga come March.

Bowman for 28.



11-23-2008, 02:01 PM
68-58. Nice job!

11-23-2008, 02:14 PM
WaaaHooo! Way to go Lady Zags!:)

Strong areas seemed to be:
1) Good shooting of free-throws
2) Points scored on turnovers

Disappointments seemed to be:
1) Shooting % from the floor
2) 3-point shots
3) Total rebounds

The bottom line:
1) We scored enough to win
2) We kept the Cowgirls in check

11-23-2008, 04:39 PM
The Bulldog tandem of Heather Bowman and Courtney Vandersloot combined for 46 points to lead the Gonzaga University women's basketball team to a 68-58 victory over the University of Wyoming Sunday afternoon at Arena Auditorium in Laramie, Wyo.

With the victory the Zags secured their best start in Gonzaga school history at 5-0. The previous best start was 4-0 reached both last season and in 1993-94. The Cowgirls fell to 2-2 on the season with the 10-point setback to the Bulldogs.

"This was a good win against a very good team that doesn't lose at home very often," said head coach Kelly Graves' right after the game. "They make you play hard for every possession. This was a great hard fought win."

Bowman, who continues to regain form since her Nov. 2 elbow surgery, was unstoppable against Wyoming. She finished four points off her career high with 28 by hitting 9-of-19 from the field and 10-of-11 at the charity stripe. The junior also had a team high 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the year and 15th overall.

Vandersloot's, on the other hand, has scored double-figure points in all five games this season. The sophomore point guard finished with 18 on 6-of-13 from the floor, including 1-of-2 on three-pointers, and 5-of-6 at the free throw line. Vandersloot also had four assists, four rebounds, two steals and one block for Gonzaga.

The Bulldogs controlled most of the first half, running out to an early 20-7 lead at 11:30 with a 13-0 spurt. Vandersloot was the catalyst early on scoring six of the 13 points in the Zags opening run.

Gonzaga held its lead above nine for the rest of the half and held its largest lead in the opening frame at the 6:16 mark when junior Vivian Frieson scored a layup to put the Bulldogs up 16.

The Bulldogs went into the locker room with a 35-22 cushion.

Wyoming came out strong in the second half though, breaking through Gonzaga's stingy defense to cut the Zags lead to only six at 37-31 five minutes into the half.

The Cowgirls continued to fight; slicing the Zags lead to five multiple times over the next six minutes but the Bulldogs always seemed to have an answer.

Wyoming then got within four points of tying the contest after Elisabeth Dissen made a layup with a little more than six minutes to play to put the score at 50-46. Gonzaga responded with back-to-back buckets by sophomore Janelle Bekkering and Bowman to put its lead back to eight.

The Bulldogs finally used an 8-3 run which open up a double-digit lead at 63-53 and put the game out of reach with 1:22 left in the contest.

Gonzaga closed out the game shooting 32.9 percent from the field, hitting 23-for-70. After an off shooting night from the free throw line Friday, only hitting 9-of-18, the Bulldogs regained focus and made 20-of-24 attempts, 83.3 percent.

The Bulldogs continue to take great care of the ball, only turning it over six times against the Cowgirls. Wyoming was a bit sloppier, giving up the ball 20 times, 14 of which the Zags were credited with a steal.

For the first time this season Gonzaga was outrebounded. Wyoming finished with 49 rebounds and GU only had 43.

Cowgirl Kristen Scheffler kept Wyoming in the contest, scoring 21 points. Megan McGuffey and Elisabeth Dissen did the work on the boards, grabbing 11 and 10 rebounds, respectively for UW.

Gonzaga now travels to Milwaukee, Wisc., for the WBCA Classic hosted by Marquette University Nov. 28-30. The Bulldogs first game is set for Friday, Nov. 28 against host Marquette at 5 p.m. PT.

Newspaper Box Score
Gonzaga Bulldogs vs Wyoming Cowgirls
11/23/08 2:00 pm at Laramie, Wyo. (Arena Auditorium)
At Laramie, Wyo. (Arena Auditorium)
BOWMAN, Heather 9-19 10-11 28; VANDERSLOOT,Courtney 6-13 5-6 18; SCHAEFER,
Jami 3-8 2-2 8; FRIESON, Vivian 2-8 2-2 6; BEKKERING, Janelle 2-9 0-1 4;
SHIVES, Tiffanie 1-5 0-0 3; BOWEN, Kelly 0-3 1-2 1; RAAP, Claire 0-2 0-0 0;
LORENZO, Tatriana 0-0 0-0 0; STANDISH, Kayla 0-3 0-0 0. Totals 23-70 20-24
SCHEFFLER, Kristen 7-9 1-2 21; DISSEN, Elisabeth 3-9 3-5 9; MCGUFFEY, Megan
2-13 3-5 7; VANDERJAGT, Rebecca 2-5 0-0 6; LANGFORD, Emma 2-12 0-1 5;
CARLSON, Hillary 2-3 1-2 5; KENNEDY, Jade 2-2 0-0 4; SICKLES, Ashley 0-5 1-2
1; RICHARDSON, Randi 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 20-58 9-17 58.
Gonzaga Bulldogs.............. 35 33 - 68
Wyoming Cowgirls.............. 22 36 - 58
3-point goals--Gonzaga Bulldogs 2-11 (SHIVES, Tiffanie 1-5;
VANDERSLOOT,Courtney 1-2; BOWEN, Kelly 0-2; STANDISH, Kayla 0-1; SCHAEFER,
Jami 0-1), Wyoming Cowgirls 9-21 (SCHEFFLER, Kristen 6-8; VANDERJAGT,
Rebecca 2-3; LANGFORD, Emma 1-4; SICKLES, Ashley 0-4; MCGUFFEY, Megan 0-2).
Fouled out--Gonzaga Bulldogs-SHIVES, Tiffanie, Wyoming Cowgirls-VANDERJAGT,
Rebecca. Rebounds--Gonzaga Bulldogs 43 (BOWMAN, Heather 10), Wyoming
Cowgirls 49 (MCGUFFEY, Megan 11). Assists--Gonzaga Bulldogs 11
(VANDERSLOOT,Courtney 4), Wyoming Cowgirls 16 (VANDERJAGT, Rebecca 3;
KENNEDY, Jade 3; LANGFORD, Emma 3). Total fouls--Gonzaga Bulldogs 21,
Wyoming Cowgirls 22.

11-23-2008, 07:38 PM
Win! This is a quality win that'll help Gonzaga come March.
Bowman for 28.

Now we have to "seal the deal" on 12-22 in K2.

To paraphrase Oldsport in another thread. What I like about our Lady Zags is that they never slow down. Doesn't matter what the score is (down to UW, or way ahead of MSU), they keep pouring iit on!!

Men Zags!! Take note and follow that lead!!

Lady Zags are AWESOME!! :clap:

11-23-2008, 10:00 PM
"Lady Zags are AWESOME!! "
no kidding, they are a ton of fun to watch.

11-24-2008, 04:35 PM
$5 gets you in the door. I saw game on Friday. I agree with Hondo. The Lady Zags are fun to watch.