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    Bulldogs Snag 64-44 Win at San Francisco

    Zags shoot 57 percent in the fourth to secure the win


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    SAN FRANCISCO – The No. 15/16 Gonzaga women's basketball team picked up a 64-44 win against San Francisco Saturday afternoon at the War Memorial Gym in San Francisco. The Bulldogs shot 57.1 percent in the final quarter and finished with five blocks to put the Dons away.

    The Bulldogs lost the rebounding battle for just the fifth time this season as the Dons posted a 42-33 advantage on the glass, but Gonzaga locked down defensively, limiting the Dons to 30.5 percent shooting while scoring 21 points off 15 USF turnovers.

    Gonzaga (25-3, 14-2 WCC) finished with three players in double-figures, led by Chandler Smith with 14 points, five rebounds and two assists. Zykera Rice added 12 points, five boards and a season-high three blocks while Jill Townsend finished with 10 points and a team-high six rebounds.

    Gonzaga struggled to find its rhythm early, missing its first three shots, but a jumper from Rice at the 6:01 mark gave the Bulldogs their first basket and halted a 7-0 Dons run. San Francisco (6-21, 2-14 WCC) responded with two-straight buckets to take a nine-point lead (11-2), but Gonzaga forced four turnovers for 10 points to close the period on a 10-2 run to cut San Francisco's lead to one, 13-12.

    Rice once again opened the scoring for the Zags as she hit a jumper to start the second period to give the Bulldogs a 14-13 advantage. Gonzaga shot 58.3 percent from the floor in the second quarter and forced four more turnovers on the Dons while limiting USF to 23.0 percent shooting. Gonzaga outscored San Francisco 15-7 in the second to take a 27-20 lead heading into the break.

    Two minutes into the third, the Bulldogs had extended their lead to nine (32-23), and with four minutes to go in the period Gonzaga had extended that lead to 11 (36-25). Yet San Francisco continued to chip away, twice cutting GU's lead to six in the final 1:30. With 10 seconds to go in the third, USF's Abby Rathbun had a tip-in to trail Gonzaga 38-32. On the next possession, Townsend drained a jumper at the buzzer to give the Bulldogs a 40-32 advantage heading into the final quarter.

    San Francisco twice cut GU's lead to six in the first two minutes of the fourth quarter, but a jumper from Jessie Loera at the 7:47 mark ignited an 8-0 run to put GU up by 14 (51-37). Gonzaga shot 57.1 percent in the fourth and limited USF to just 12 fourth-quarter points to cruise to the 64-44 victory.

    San Francisco was led by Shannon Powell with a game-high 20 points to go along with a game-high nine rebounds and three steals.

    Gonzaga returns home to host Pepperdine Thursday, Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. in the McCarthey Athletic Center.

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    finally got to watch the game although I was listening to it on the radio while we waited to go to a funeral ....

    I have questions and concerns....

    why oh why do we start out so poorly and so sloppy?

    why can we get LS wide open for a 3 but not Katie when both were in at the same time....Katie is certainly far better at 3's....if we don't find a way to get Katie open, we are just going to have miserable games....

    we need to get our bigs to be able to make the short bunnies when they have the ball close in....

    Jill and Melody continue to impress.....need....more...Jill...and...we ....need...more Melody....

    the team is not sparkling like they were, but they're doing okay...I don't know what happened to our great passing. and we need to keep working on a faster pace up the floor...

    hey if oregon can blow a 22 point lead at home, we probably should give our team a a little more slack.....they're grinding it out like CLF states...


    I for one am very happy for 2 home games....

    Onward team....

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    Just got finished watching GU and SF...

    Not quite sure what to call it... there was more contact in the game than most football games.

    It’s sad that as good as GU WBB is, they have to play a team that can only compete by beating up the other team.
    I can’t believe the officials allowed that much contact under the basket. The Wirth’s had a poor night shooting because of all the contact... contact that should have been called. Someone is going to really get hurt if the officials allow that kind of play.

    I’m glad that the WCC is giving the top two teams first and second round byes in Vegas... hopefully GU will be able to avoid this kind of play.

    Now hopefully we will be able to watch a couple of Basketball games this coming week!

    Go Zags!!

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    I had taken a break from posting reviews of the lady zags games, but after reading some of the reviews of today's games I have to chime in.

    The Good
    - A 20 pt victory in a conference foes gym on senior day is a good day, no matter how you shake it.
    - Allowing only 44 points to a team who averages 65.7 ppg is a good thing.
    - Limiting the home team to only 29.5% overall and 22.2% from 3 when they average 43% overall and 28.1% from 3 is not too bad.
    - With the horrendous start, CLF called timeout after the 1st 3 baskets and made substitutions when we were only behind 7-0. Much faster than against BYU

    The Bad
    - None of the guards (LS, JL or KS) was particularly effective against 5'6" Powell. All of the girls sagged towards the key and lost Powell. Powell had 20 Points on 7-13 overall, 2-3 from 3 and had 9 rebounds. The guard play on Powell made her look like a superstar. Nobody did a good job, but LS was by far the worst. Much, much improvement need by the guards on defense across the board.
    - Poor shooting by USF made the GU defense look better than it really was. Still, too many wide open 3's, slow rotations and nobody wanted to pick up the dribble drive.
    - We really only had one good quarter on offense, the 4th. Our offensive output was really pretty offensive in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd quarters, (12, 15 & 13 pts respectively).
    - MK needs to take better shots (not 1 on 3 or hit the bottom of the backboard). Getting the rebound does us no good if you give the ball right back on a bad shot selection.

    The Ugly
    - 1st quarter offense with LS and CS was horrible (and I am being generous). LS sat much of the 1st quarter and the subs got us back to 12-13 at the end of the quarter.
    - The Wirth's and traveling calls have to stop. LW was called for traveling on 3 consecutive possessions and JW was called at least twice. We can't give up that many free possessions. It is easy to see what they are doing, CLF needs to put in the effort to correct this immediately.
    - The lady zags were outrebounded 42-33 and gave up 20 offensive rebounds to USF. This is just a total lack of effort on the defensive side of the ball. Just Bad.
    - USF had more points in the paint that the Zags (24-22) and USF had more second chance points than the lady zags (14-10). Who has the best front court in the WCC? You certainly could not tell by how they played today.

    The lady zags played one quarter (the 4th) how the lady zags should play. For the first 3 quarters, the Zag starters looked tired to be in the game. JT and MK had good energy the entire game. ZR had energy at times although she was non-existent at times on defense. Nobody wanted to run, nobody wanted to block out or work for defensive position or to get open. Today's effort (not even "C" worthy IMO) was good enough to win today against a team at the bottom of the conference standings, but they need major improvement before next week's games and the WCC tournament.

    Skip, the problem is the other teams know that physical play bothers us (well most of the lady zags, JT & MK exempted). If the refs are not going to call the fouls, the ladies have to learn to deal with it. They have not done a very good job the last couple of games. We need to up the intensity factor and get out to an early lead so we are not trying to come back from deficit and deal with the physical play.

    ZAB, it is not KC who is our problem. Our problem starts with the senior point guard and senior wing, who seem to be having trouble playing either offense or defense until the 4th quarter. Until the 4th quarter, the offense ran considerably better with LS and CS on the bench and JT and anybody else on the court.

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    From the Spokesman-Review:

    No. 15 Gonzaga women clamp down on San Francisco 64-44
    UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 23, 2019, 9:35 p.m.

    Staff ,wire reports (In other words, don't ask us, we didn't watch the game)

    SAN FRANCISCO – Chandler Smith scored 14 points, Zykera Rice added 12 and No. 15 Gonzaga handed San Francisco its seventh straight loss, 64-44 on Saturday.
    Jill Townsend added 10 points for the first-place Bulldogs (25-3, 14-2 West Coast Conference), who used defense to overcome a sluggish offense.

    “It took our full effort for 40 minutes to get this one done,” Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier said in a team release. “We made a couple big baskets at critical times.
    “I’m proud of the way our players persevered through a very physical game.”

    Shannon Powell had 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting for the Dons (6-21, 2-14).

    San Francisco scored the first seven points and led 11-2 before the Bulldogs reeled off 10 straight, six by Smith. After an even third quarter, a 15-2 Gonzaga run in the fourth broke the game open.

    When Gonzaga won the first meeting 78-51, the Bulldogs had their second-best shooting game of the season at 59.3 percent and held the Dons to 36.7. The Bulldogs shot 44 percent this time and it took an 8-of-14 fourth quarter to reach that mark.

    Gonzaga is down to its final two regular-season games, both at home next week.
    Article Link: http://www.spokesman.com/stories/201...-francisco-64/

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    Agree with some of your thoughts on the game ZD.... but not all.
    The slow starts have to stop...

    On CS... still not there yet but on road trip she was 5 for 6 shooting the 3s and lead the come from behind run.

    On the Wirth’s... the traveling was caused by the physical body contact that should have been called... you can not be shoved out of your stance. I have noticed that the other bottom teams have been filling their rosters with offensive linemen.

    You are right on learning to deal with the rough play but it shouldn’t be that way. It’s not supposed to be a contact sport. They were out rebounded because SF loading the paint and when you shoot 30%, there’s a lot of rebounds available. And Senior day...

    The team and that includes the coaches, needs to learn to play their game... not the others. And it can be practiced and done... good teams do it.

    And for KC... the officials took her out of the game.... is she playing her best, no.

    Again you are right on the team playing slow and tired... physical play can make you that way.

    Go Zags!!

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    don't understand the slowness and the tiredness....our players play less minutes than a lot of or even most teams......they should be fresh and energetic.....is this the style they are told to play?....slowing down the game?.....to me speeding up the game would be to our advantage.....keep the opponents guessing, run them out of gas....make them work harder, and then our fresh players can run them off the court....

    sometimes the travel calls come when no one is around....

    as for Katie, we remember Katie with her great shooting early on....and as I recall, she was open a lot more then....

    ..team has not been able to get her good open looks...

    ..I fully believe in her ability but she can't shoot thru a wall....
    I hope CLF can fix this....

    Z needs a lot more looks too.....when she is within 10-12 feet of the basket being guarded by one she can be deadly with her shooting...

    lets go back to what got us here.....crisp passing....banging the boards....picking the best shot....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipZag View Post
    Agree with some of your thoughts on the game ZD.... but not all.
    Well if you did agree with all of my thoughts we would have an agreement board not a discussion board, right

    Yes, some of the traveling calls were cause by contact (not called) but as Sylean said (even ZAB noted it in his expose's), in a large number of cases in especially the last several games, LW particularly, but JW as well has simply travelled with nobody around. Typically, the Wirths, playing the high post get passed the ball, then while pumping, looking to pass, jab step establishing their pivot foot. When they finally decide to drive to the hoop, they lead with the established pivot foot. Clear cut traveling and an easy call for the refs. Either don't jab step while faking the passes or be conscious of your pivot foot before taking off to the basket. We cannot give up this many careless, empty possessions. How much could we have used those empty possessions against BYU, in either game.

    Everybody played well in the 4th quarter, the problem was in the 3 quarters proceeding the 4th quarter. Starting the game, we had 5 players standing around, little movement and no dribble drive efforts by anybody. When JT came in, she started dribble driving to the hoop, moving round the key without the ball, basically getting some motion into the offense. When JT was not in the game, it did not matter who the guards and wings were, the offense stagnated. JT did not necessarily score and her efforts are not seen in the box score, but when the offense started moving, people started getting open and hitting shots.

    The shots that Zee hit were their all day. It just seems that some times she wants to take over and some times she plays passive. She, like the lady zags, have been very inconsistent at times. When Zee is aggressive, she can be the most dominating player on the court, against anybody. When she won player of the week twice in a row, she was dominating. We need that Zee back for the stretch run.

    CS has shot much better from the 3 in recent weeks. However, what we really need her to do is hit the dribble drive & stop and pop shots that she has been clanking off the front of the rim. If she hits these shots, the opposition in the key loosens up. Unfortunately, she has not been very accurate with her stop and pop shots recently and she has not been taking that many, allowing the defenses to sag to the key. Remember how dominating she was against Stanford? That is the CS we need to see this week and onward.

    I think KC is not moving like she (or the entire offense) used to move. KC was always on the move, rarely staying in one place for any period of time. Recently, much like the offense, she runs to a corner and stays there, until she comes out to the wing to catch the ball, passes and goes back to the corner. She (as well as the rest of the offense) needs to keep moving without the ball and work to get open. Most effective offenses run their guards and wings through the key to try and pick off the opposition guarding them. GU tends to run around the key making it relatively easy for the opposition to stay with the guards and wings.

    We all agree on the rough play, but, unfortunately it is going to happen and it is being coached. My wife flew with the ASU Wbb team back to Phoenix after the Sun Devils game against WSU. While waiting for the plane, she watched Charley Turner Thorne (ASU Head Coach) teach a player how to step on an opponents foot and not get called for a foul. Complaining about rough play is not going to get the officials to call the game closer. The lady zags need to learn how to play with the added physical contact. With the large number of bunnies missed by Zee and the Wirths inside, you can see that the physical play obviously is in their heads and they are anticipating contact long before it occurs, if it occurs. Since it works and the officials are not calling it, you have to learn to deal with it.

    The lack of defensive intensity is really what concerns me. So much of our offense is predicated on fast breaks, points in the paint, put backs, etc., scoring before the opposition has been able to establish their defense. Our half court offense has never been consistently "stellar" but merely adequate. With the laisse-faire effort on defense we have been giving, we are not getting out on the fast breaks, we are allowing the opposition to set up their half-court defense which forces us into our half-court offense. We need those defensive rebounds, quick outlet passes and the runs up the court to get the shots before the opposition can get set up into their defense. Has not been happening the last several games very consistently.

    The ladies are playing like it is a 15-round heavyweight boxing match. Each side throwing haymakers, trying to end it with one punch which is not our game. While we are battlers, we are not bruisers. We need to be more like a welterweight, jab, jab, jab. The whole float like a butterfly and sting like a bee thing. Move in, jab, jab, and then move out. Keep moving to avoid getting hit. We have a deep bench that we want to take advantage of. If you run a slow offense, one of your biggest advantages, our depth, is greatly reduced. You win the fight with the accumulation of hundreds of jabs, not the one punch. The opposition has dragged the lady zags into the mud and instead of staying above fracas, they have decided to fight it out in the mud, just where the opposition wants us to play. We need to get back to beating teams our way, not showing the teams we can beat them playing their way.

    Two games left. Need them both to secure the conference championship. Top 3 teams in the WCC essentially set with BYU one game back and Pepperdine 2 games back. Pepperdine still has a chance to get that double bye, so will be out for blood on Thursday. St. Mary's, Pacific and LMU are all within one game of each other for the last spot for a single bye. LMU will likely have everything to gain and nothing to lose by hanging a loss on the Zags on Senior day.

    Lady Zags will have two very driven opponents that would like nothing better than to beat the Zags at their house going into the tournament. We need establish our dominance over these teams before the WCC tournament and make it clear, that they are not ready for prime time just yet.

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    Next opponent Pepperdine last game review.

    #25 Robinson scored 20 points, 11 rebounds and played 36 minutes, averaging 20.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per game. #23 Sitanggan scored 12 points, 10 assists played 36 minutes. #1 Bambrick scored 15 points in 21 minutes.

    #2 Plug shot 4 for 8 on 3s, and scored 17 points in 18 minutes.

    Their best player is #25 Robinson. A dangerous player is #2 Plug she can score points in bunches from the 3 point line. We definitely need to guard her tight when she is in the game.

    Pepperdine has won 8 straight games. Pepperdine beat BYU 79-65 the last game they played. Beat St. Mary's 77-72 last game.

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    Monday December 31, 2018 - Malibu, CA.

    Gonzaga 79 - Pepperdine 54.

    Robinson-Bacote - 29 mins., 6-13 for 14 pts
    Pflug - 26 min., 6-12 for 14 points.

    The problem was the rest of the team which was 8-34 for 26 points.

    GU is the best defensive team in the conference. Stating stats that were accumulated against teams which have much weaker defenses, other than identifying the best players on the opposing team, rarely apply to games against the Zags.

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    this.....

    "Most effective offenses run their guards and wings through the key to try and pick off the opposition guarding them. GU tends to run around the key making it relatively easy for the opposition to stay with the guards and wings. "

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    Hustle is the name of the game... and they better bring it from the very start of the games.

    GU WBB is 25 and 3 because their style of play wins... when playing the lower teams that play in the mud, makes for ugly grinders... tough to watch.
    When the Lady Zags play for the open shot, they score well... when they mud it, like ZD said and have to play off of contact... not their style.

    Question... will the other teams bring the zone or man to man against the Lady Zags?

    The two teams this week, like GU WBB, are on the top half because, like GU, they play basketball.

    I’m really glad the GU coaches are still teaching the game of basketball. I know the dirty tricks are still part of the game but I can tell you that when you beat a dirty team cleanly, nothing is more rewarding...

    Lets play ball...

    Go Zags!!

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    Bring it home, Zags!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipZag View Post
    Hustle is the name of the game... and they better bring it from the very start of the games.

    GU WBB is 25 and 3 because their style of play wins... when playing the lower teams that play in the mud, makes for ugly grinders... tough to watch.
    When the Lady Zags play for the open shot, they score well... when they mud it, like ZD said and have to play off of contact... not their style.
    Remember what CG3Dad said last week. The opposing teams can't beat the lady zags playing the lady zags game. So they do what they have to take the zags out of their game plan. Enforce their will upon the Zags.

    The questions is, why is it not the lady zags imposing their will on the other teams? They are the best, most consistent team in the conference. Why are we playing the other team's style of play? We should be dictating, not reacting to the style of play.

    This is where the coaches earn the big bucks. Devise offensive and defensive strategies to get us into our game plan and not reacting to our opponents. IMO CLF and her staff have let the team down the last several weeks. We need to get our mojo back, and letting the ladies continue to play the opponents style of play will not get us out of our funk.

    Although, let's be fair, a 13pt (should have been 17-20 pt) victory and a 20 pt victory on our opponents home court, on senior day is not really much of a funk. However, we do need to show some significant improvement heading into the WCC tournament.

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    Like a pitcher finding out how wide the strike zone is and how low and high, some players have been taught to see how much they can get away with.
    That being said, if the officials allow a lot of contact and let the game get out of control, as a coach you need to stand up for your players...
    As a coach, you need to bring the game to your players and style of play.
    CLF and her coaches and staff have had a pretty good year... many things happen behind the scene that they have to deal with...
    There’s a lot of season left and it isn’t going to get easier... this may define the year.

    Go Zags!!

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    yes....we don't know what goes on behind the scenes...flu is big this year and in one local hospital I know the flu was hitting younger people worse than the elderly....plus the cold/cough illness that everyone seemed to have starting in the fall just hangs around for weeks...

    CLF for one, looked very tired at her news conference following the game on Thursday....(I didn't see if she had one from yesterday.)..and Steve M was hacking up a lung on Thursday....

    an injuries....we can't get any real info on that because of Hippa rules.....but these young athletes can get dinged up and try to work thru it....

    time to reclaim our dominance...

    on a related note, the announcers from yesterday were very good....talked about the Zags in very complimentary terms. One thing they talked about was the women's Wcc doing the same as the men....cutting out 2 Wcc games in favor of 2 more OOC games....this would be done to increase the rpi, etc of the wcc teams....I think this is most important for the Zags......I've noticed that we play to our competition and that is one reason we have had struggles in conference.....

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    Well I thought I would chime in on this discussion re: The Zags and closing out the season.

    Obviously LMU (and Pepperdine) are extremely motivated to hand the Zags a loss at the kennel. This is an extremely tough spot to be in.

    From my point of view the Zag ladies at this point in the season might be prone to "reading their own press clippings". That is, the FORMULA that got them here (more on that later) is possibly forgotten and the players start thinking that individually THEY'RE the reason for your TEAM success. If that makes any sense?

    What I saw from the very first game with us at the very beginning of the season was a TEAM whose SUM of their (individual) parts" was greater than each individual player.

    What I have seen lately are individuals trying to match up head to head against other individual players on other WCC teams. In other words the Zag's five players (whomever they are) on the court might NOT be the top two players on the court. But the FORMULA (coming back around to my main point now) that has worked successfully in the past has to do with PATIENCE and shot clock management and shot selection. You've won in the past by taking the BEST SHOTS consistently! Not because you necessarily have the best players on the court?

    In yesterday's game against SF Shannon Powell, an unassuming 5'6" (maybe) PG worked her @$& off and had her way with GU for three out of four periods. I watched with disbelief as I saw her out rebound the Zags, penetrate any time she wanted to and get to the freethrow line at will. I always say basketball is a Guard's game and that, quite frankly, is an area of opportunity in beating the Zags.

    The only reason the Dons didn't win that game was because of their horrible shooting. Air balls and three point "clanks" off the rim, is the only thing that saved GU from a big "L" yesterday.

    Obviously she played with a BIG heart, but she was only ONE extremely motivated player against one of the best TEAMS in women's college basketball. But you weren't playing the best team ball that you're capable of.

    Of course this is only my armchair opinion, but as I have said in the past on this board, that has what has amazed me by the lady Zags. The way you play as a team.

    I'm not a coach by any means, but I can't be the only one that has noticed a change in the way the Zag players have more and more failed to manage the clock correctly as it relates to taking the RIGHT shot. The other factor which I think is HUGE is the Zags coming out extremely slow lately letting opponents put them into a slight HOLE in the first period. The attitude seems to be almost "We're the Zags...we ALWAYS can come back, because we always come back!" That could put you guys in a tough situation against both Pepperdine and LMU.

    This is the most exciting time of the season. The stakes are high. Looking forward to an epic game between LMU and GU, in the last game of our season. You're now up against a couple of very motivated TEAMS in closing out the season.


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    well no, I don't think its become a "me" first team.....just the opposite....the individual players at times think somebody else is going to make the play......too laid back....waiting for someone to make a move....

    team is great but everyone on the team has to be actively involved, ready to take the shot, ready to get the rebound....eg..Jenn can't wait for Zee and Zee can't wait on Leeanne or Jill....and LS can't wait around for Katie to make the basket or get the steal....( although sometimes I wish LS WOULD wait)

    they need to play team ball by playing their individual roles....

    too much standing around....too much wasted time.....too much looking around and too much indecisiveness.





    as far as starting out poorly, honestly, I think they have done this all year.....its maddening to have so many wasted possessions in the first quarter.....throwing the ball away, not getting the shot off, etc.......after starting out so poorly yesterday I said to my better half...."take them all out"....put in a fresh 5....


    I have to say after watching Powell for 4 yrs, shes quite the player...amazing what she can do and I think its because people underestimate her.......

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    Thanks for your thoughts CG3...

    I get what you are saying about a team like GU that plays as a team and then turns to individual play... not good.
    But with 34 assists in the last two games... they still are sharing the ball.

    As for SF winning if they had made their shots... sorry, they aren’t that good.
    I like what Powell can do with the ball but just as you were saying about a player trying to do it all... not good for the team. She had 0 assists in 39 minutes of the game... not good for a point guard.

    GU WBB will figure things out and get after it... 10 players that play as a TEAM.
    A little rest... then back to having some fun.

    Glad you guys took down SMC... sad Pacific got you. Looks like you may have run out of a little gas.

    Go Zags!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sylean View Post
    well no, I don't think its become a "me" first team.....just the opposite....the individual players at times think somebody else is going to make the play......too laid back....waiting for someone to make a move....

    team is great but everyone on the team has to be actively involved, ready to take the shot
    I don't think the Zags are selfish or a me team. My point was aligned with yours. Poor shot clock management and shot selection.
    As you said they're passing up on the high percentage shots and then settling for heroic forced shots. For example, either of the Wirth sisters taking a low percentage, ill advised shot attempt against a double team and then either turning the ball over as a result after dragging their pivot foot OR was there probably a better shot that was passed up? They almost "pass first" to a fault. Definitely NOT a selfish team. I'm just saying that it might be too much of a good thing that's all. Katie Campbell is another example. She passed up shots it seems that normally she would have taken earlier in the season?

    This is where the individual decisions come in. Zee could make that shot, she can pretty much get any shot she wants to off, anywhere on the court, under just about any circumstance. Or She'll exploit the double team, make the smart pass (somebody is open!! )



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    Quote Originally Posted by SkipZag View Post
    Thanks for your thoughts CG3...
    Glad you guys took down SMC... sad Pacific got you. Looks like you may have run out of a little gas.
    Matchups. IF we had slowed Valerie Higgins down a little bit more I think we would have got Pacific. Gabby matched up well with her, but oh well. Onward.

    Also, fatigue was definitely a factor, mostly injuries that our players are playing through. It's something in pro sports every little injury is broadcasted and evaluated by fans, etc. But in women's college basketball with HIPPA etc., they're mostly not talked about.
    But you see the knee brace here, the stretch tape there. At this point of the season the player's bodies are pretty banged up. Just trying to hang on and rest between games as much as possible.

    In the BIG scheme of things I agree that obviously the Zags have a winning formula, so I think it would be disastrous to change up this late in the season. Whatever you're doing it's still working, so it's all good.

    See you up at the kennel in about a week!

    #CG3Dad



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