View Full Version : GU vs. LMU = Loss, PeeeUuuu

02-07-2008, 07:54 PM
GU up by ten at the half! Great!

Second Half:

GU scores 20 additional points.
LMU scores 45 additional points.

GU Total Fouls = 26
GU Total Turnovers = 23

How on earth did we loose this game?:vomit-smiley-007:

Apparently, LMU didn't get the message that was given to Santa Clara last Saturday in that 36 point win. However, LMU gave us a message regarding the WCC Tournament.

02-07-2008, 08:48 PM
Enough said. But I'll say more anyway.

I am soooooo disappointed. I don't know if I can go to work tomorrow. If I do (which I most likely will), I know I won't be fully productive.

Watching it on Gametracker was painfull!!

How can you go from a 4 point +- game late in the 1st half to burst to a 10 point half-time lead, and then end up loosing by 15?

It's the turnovers. The same disease that the men's team suffers from when they confront a fast and aggressive team. (Is the Lady LMU team that fast and aggressive? Are they really that good?)

Lady Zags. Learn from this and don't let it happen again. Once you get the lead, continue to dominate! Never relax, no matter how big your lead is. It's an attitude from a Zag of nearly 10 years ago. An attitude so dominate, we named our live mascot after him.

I'm sure Coach Graves and Company will provide you the instruction and "motivation" to bulid upon.

Go Lady Zags! Onward and Upward!!

02-08-2008, 08:18 AM
I was able to go the game... Zags played a great first half. But in the second we shut down Bowman who had 16 first have points and 3 second half points. Zags have great post players, but at least last night didn't seem to have guards to get them the ball. The Lion guards played suffocating defense and created a lot of turn overs. The Zag bigs also got into foul trouble which allowed us to get some points in the paint.

Good luck the rest of the way!

02-08-2008, 08:45 AM
The gals will have to play 40 hard minutes, not 20, if they're to succeed on the road. Ironlions is right. GU's guards have to play better.


The Gonzaga University women's basketball squad had its eight-game winning streak snapped Thursday evening when Loyola Marymount University upset the first-place Bulldogs 75-60 in a West Coast Conference match-up at the Gersten Pavilion in Los Angeles.

The Zags (16-7, 7-1 WCC) lost their first WCC game of the season and first regular-season conference match in 14 games. The loss is also only the fifth WCC loss in nearly three and a half seasons for the Bulldogs and the first to the Lions in six games. The last time Loyola Marymount earned a victory over Gonzaga was on Jan. 14, 2006 when it earned a 75-46 decision.

The Bulldogs were unable to hold on to their 10-point halftime lead as the Lions came out of the locker room on fire using a 15-5 run to knot the game at 45-45 with 14:35 left. Amanda DeCoud then sank her second of two free throws to give Loyola Marymount its first lead of the contest at 46-45.

The Lions continued to steamroll past the Bulldogs and built a 62-51 lead at the 6:50 mark. Gonzaga cut Loyola Marymount's lead to eight twice in the final 4:30 of the contest but the Lions used free throws down the stretch, sinking 7-of-10, to secure the double-digit victory.

The game was a tale of two halves for Gonzaga. The Bulldogs went into the halftime with a 40-30 advantage by hitting 43.9% (18-41) from the field and all four of their free throw opportunities. The Zags held the demanding 28-18 rebounding advantage, including the 11-6 edge in offensive boards. Sophomore Heather Bowman nearly had a double-double at the end of the first stanza scoring 16 points and grabbing eight rebounds; five of which were offensive.

The Zags were then limited to just 20 points in the second half by hitting only 8-of-24 (33.3%) from the floor and only 4-of-10 (40.0%) from the charity stripe. Loyola Marymount won the battle of the boards in the second half 22-14 and 7-4 on the offensive end. Bowman was shut down in the final half, only getting two shots off and converting on one of them.

Bowman finished the contest with a double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists, two blocks and two steals. Freshman Courtney Vandersloot added 10 points, but only dished out two assists.

Gonzaga, who came into the game hitting about six three-pointers a game, did not hit a three-pointer in the contest. Senior Michelle Elliott, who is leading the squad in three-point attempts at 4.4 per game, did not get a single three-pointer off in the setback.

Loyola Marymount was paced to victory by Jenna Sybesma and DeCoud who scored 20 and 19 points, respectively.

The Bulldogs will look to get back on the winning track Saturday, Feb. 9 when they play at Pepperdine University. Game time is set for 2 p.m.

Gonzaga vs Loyola Marymount
2/7/08 7:00 p.m. at Los Angeles, CA (Gersten Pavilion)
At Los Angeles, CA (Gersten Pavilion)
GONZAGA (16-7, 7-1 WCC)
BOWMAN, Heather 7-11 5-8 19; VANDERSLOOT,Courtney 5-17 0-0 10; FRIESON,
Vivian 4-9 1-2 9; BJORKLUND, Jami 4-9 1-2 9; RENIUS, Elaina 3-6 0-0 6;
ELLIOTT, Michelle 2-4 0-0 4; HASSETT, Maria 1-2 0-0 2; BEKKERING, Janelle
0-3 1-2 1; RAAP, Claire 0-0 0-0 0; LORENZO, Tatriana 0-2 0-0 0; SHIVES,
Tiffanie 0-2 0-0 0. Totals 26-65 8-14 60.
SYBESMA, Jenna 8-12 4-4 20; DECOUD, Amanda 8-12 3-5 19; YOUNG, Renahy 4-15
2-3 10; OGOKE, Valerie 2-3 4-9 8; MOORE, Cassady 2-4 3-6 7; YSAGUIRRE,
Melanie 3-3 0-0 6; HELMERS, Lisa 0-5 2-2 2; EVANS, Aleyse 1-4 0-1 2; GOSS,
Kavita 0-3 1-2 1; EVANS, Bronwyn 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-61 19-32 75.
Gonzaga....................... 40 20 - 60
Loyola Marymount.............. 30 45 - 75
3-point goals--Gonzaga 0-6 (; VANDERSLOOT,Courtney 0-4; BJORKLUND, Jami 0-1;
BEKKERING, Janelle 0-1), Loyola Marymount 0-11 (; DECOUD, Amanda 0-1; YOUNG,
Renahy 0-6; HELMERS, Lisa 0-3; GOSS, Kavita 0-1). Fouled out--Gonzaga-None,
Loyola Marymount-None. Rebounds--Gonzaga 42 (BOWMAN, Heather 10), Loyola
Marymount 40 (DECOUD, Amanda 7). Assists--Gonzaga 10 (BOWMAN, Heather 4),
Loyola Marymount 12 (GOSS, Kavita 3). Total fouls--Gonzaga 26, Loyola
Marymount 17. Technical fouls--Gonzaga-None, Loyola Marymount-TEAM.

02-08-2008, 02:57 PM
Note that Courtney shot 5-17. Bad shooting day for her. That's that guard play you're talking about, IL.

02-08-2008, 03:39 PM
Note that Courtney shot 5-17. Bad shooting day for her. That's that guard play you're talking about, IL.

Plus no Rachel Kane...it is going to take a little time for Tatri and Amanda to fill that gap. Because Tiffanie, Janelle, Michele, and Jami are not really PG's.