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BobZag
02-16-2008, 03:51 PM
A sloppy game but the ladies put together enough runs to pull away by 25 before settling for 16.

Elliott's final home game, as it was for Kane.

From today's game, I think beating USD in the WCC Tourney @USD will be a tough chore. The Toreros played hard, never gave up today.

Crowd looked over 2500, possibly 3000.

BobZag
02-16-2008, 06:10 PM
I thought Shives, Bekkering and Frieson were co-players of the game, imo. Bowman played okay but missed a bunch of bunnies. Courtney didn't finish as good as she can. That said, a good team effort.


The Gonzaga University women’s basketball team closed out its 2007-08 West Coast Conference regular-season home slate on a high note defeating the University of San Diego 76-60 at the McCarthey Athletic Center Saturday afternoon.



The Bulldogs improved to 10-1 in WCC action and 19-7 overall, while the Toreros, who had come into the contest riding a four-game winning streak, fell to 4-6 in conference and 13-11 overall.



Gonzaga played solid on both ends of the court in the first half and went into the locker room with an impressive 50-29 lead. The Bulldogs finished the half shooting 57.6% (19-33) from the floor, including 55.6% (5-9) behind the three-point arc, and was 77.8% (7-9) at the charity stripe.



The Bulldogs broke the game open after a jumper by junior Jami Bjorklund at the 15:49 mark broke a 9-9 tie. The jumper by Bjorklund started a 20-2 run that gave the Zags a 29-11 advantage with a little over 10 minutes left in the half.



The Toreros were able to slice the Bulldogs advantage to 11 with their own 8-1 spurt, but a 20-4 push by Gonzaga over the next six minutes gave GU its largest lead of the half at 50-23 with 1:19 remaining. Sophomore TIffanie Shives capped off the remarkable run with her second three-pointer of the half.



The Bulldogs had three players close out the opening half in double-figures, including sophomore Heather Bowman who scored 14. Shives added 12 points, while freshman Courtney Vandersloot posted 11 and dished out six assists.



It was all San Diego in the first 10 minutes of the second half as the Toreros muscled up 20 points, while limiting Gonzaga to nine, to cut the Zag lead to just 10, 59-49, with 9:21 remaining in the contest.



The Toreros could not sustain their momentum though, as the Bulldogs used a 12-3 spurt to put the game out of their reach.



One of the highlights of the second half was senior Rachel Kane making one last appearance on the McCarthey Athletic Court. Kane, who suffered a career-ending knee injury on Jan. 26, was subbed into the contest with 49 seconds left to a standing ovation. She was in for one play before being subbed out to the hugs and applause of the Bulldog coaches and players.



Gonzaga had five players finish the game in double-figure points. Bowman scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds, dished out three assists and made one steal. Vandersloot added 14 points, seven assists, two rebounds and one steal. Shives added 14 points, while sophomore Vivian Frieson and freshman Janelle Bekkering registered 12 and 10 points, respectively.



San Diego was led by Morgan Henderson and Amanda Rego who scored 17 and 13 points, respectively. Sam Child added 11 points and Amber Sprague brought down a game-high 10 rebounds.



Gonzaga will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 23 when it plays at the University of Portland. Game time is set for 2 p.m.



SAN DIEGO TOREROS vs GONZAGA BULLDOGS

02/16/08 2:00 p.m. at Spokane, Wash. (McCarthey Athletic Ctr)

At Spokane, Wash. (McCarthey Athletic Ctr)

GONZAGA BULLDOGS 76, SAN DIEGO TOREROS 60

SAN DIEGO TOREROS (13-11, 4-6 WCC)

HENDERSON, Morgan 6-15 4-4 17; REGO, Amanda 5-14 3-5 13; CHILD, Sam 5-17 0-0

11; SPRAGUE, Amber 3-6 2-2 8; HERMAN, Kiva 2-7 3-4 7; CARLSON, Erica 1-1 0-0

2; MANGRUM, Kaila 1-3 0-2 2; HATCH, Emily 0-2 0-0 0; STRANE, Alcha 0-0 0-0

0; ESTELL, Brianna 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 23-65 12-19 60.

GONZAGA BULLDOGS (19-7, 10-1 WCC)

BOWMAN, Heather 6-13 7-10 19; SHIVES, Tiffanie 4-8 4-4 14;

VANDERSLOOT,Courtney 5-13 2-3 14; FRIESON, Vivian 6-9 0-0 12; BEKKERING,

Janelle 4-8 0-0 10; BJORKLUND, Jami 2-11 0-1 4; ELLIOTT, Michelle 1-5 1-2 3;

RAAP, Claire 0-1 0-0 0; RENIUS, Elaina 0-0 0-0 0; HASSETT, Maria 0-0 0-0 0;

KANE, Rachel 0-0 0-0 0; LORENZO, Tatriana 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 28-68 14-20 76.

SAN DIEGO TOREROS............. 29 31 - 60

GONZAGA BULLDOGS.............. 50 26 - 76

3-point goals--SAN DIEGO TOREROS 2-8 (HENDERSON, Morgan 1-3; CHILD, Sam

1-5), GONZAGA BULLDOGS 6-15 (BEKKERING, Janelle 2-3; VANDERSLOOT,Courtney

2-3; SHIVES, Tiffanie 2-5; ELLIOTT, Michelle 0-2; BJORKLUND, Jami 0-2).

Fouled out--SAN DIEGO TOREROS-MANGRUM, Kaila, GONZAGA BULLDOGS-None.

Rebounds--SAN DIEGO TOREROS 44 (SPRAGUE, Amber 10), GONZAGA BULLDOGS 44

(BOWMAN, Heather 8; FRIESON, Vivian 8). Assists--SAN DIEGO TOREROS 8 (REGO,

Amanda 6), GONZAGA BULLDOGS 15 (VANDERSLOOT,Courtney 7). Total fouls--SAN

DIEGO TOREROS 20, GONZAGA BULLDOGS 18.

MickMick
02-16-2008, 09:16 PM
Thanks for the update BobZag