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    Post Lady Zags Host Loyola Marymount Saturday at 1pm

    WBB: Zags Host Loyola Marymount Saturday

    Bulldogs look to extend nation’s best win streak to 18 games

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    #13/11 GONZAGA (19-1, 8-0 WCC) vs. LOYOLA MARYMOUNT (7-14, 3-5 WCC)
    JAN. 25 | 1 P.M. | SPOKANE, WASH. | McCARTHEY ATHLETIC CENTER
    LIVE VIDEO | LIVE STATS


    THE TIP-OFF
    - Gonzaga extended its program-record start with a 70-36 rout of Pepperdine on Thursday, improving to 19-1 overall on the season.
    - Gonzaga will look to improve to 20-1 overall on the season Saturday against Loyola Marymount. With a win, Gonzaga will extend its program-record start; previously, Gonzaga's best start was 16-1, a record the Bulldogs set during the 2018-19 season.
    - GU is currently on a 17-game win streak, the longest win streak in the nation, and it also sets a new mark for the longest win streak under Lisa Fortier, breaking her previous mark of 16-straight victories (12/20/14-2/21/15). The Bulldogs' longest win streak in program history is 23 games, a feat they accomplished from Dec. 10, 2004 to March 6, 2005. The longest recent streak is 15-straight victories which occurred between Dec. 17, 2017 and Feb. 8, 2018.
    - Gonzaga broke into the Associated Press Top 25 poll at No. 23 following a 76-70 overtime loss at Stanford on Nov. 17. This week, GU moved up two spots in the Associated Press poll to No. 13 as well as in the Coaches Poll, moving up to No. 11. It's the highest ranking for the Zags this season, and it ties the highest ranking ever. Previously, GU reached its highest ranking in history during the 2018-19 season at No. 12/11.
    - Saturday will mark the 10th time Gonzaga has played on January 25th. All of the games played on this date have been West Coast Conference games; Gonzaga carries a 6-3 overall record on the date.
    - Gonzaga currently ranks second in the nation in percent attendance capacity. The Zags average 92.86 percent capacity; that's an average of 5,572 fans that fill McCarthey Athletic Center every game.
    - The Bulldogs also rank inside the top 10 in the nation in scoring defense; Gonzaga limits its opponents to 52.0 points per contest to lead the WCC and rank sixth in the nation.
    - Gonzaga is also among the top three-point shooting teams in the nation. At 39.4 percent shooting from long range, Gonzaga ranks fifth in the nation. Four players shoot over 40 percent from long range, led by Katie Campbell at 44.2 percent, while six total Zags shoot at least 33.0 percent from beyond-the-arc.
    - Gonzaga returns two starters and seven letter-winners from last season's squad that claimed the Zags' third consecutive and 15th overall West Coast Conference regular season title.
    - In 2018-19, the Bulldogs advanced to their third-straight NCAA Tournament, advancing to the Second Round.

    SCOUTING THE LIONS
    - Loyola Marymount graduated five seniors from last season's team that finished 18-15 overall with a 10-8 mark in WCC Conference play and advanced to the WNIT.
    - This season, LMU was picked to finish sixth in the WCC, while Chelsey Gipson was selected to the Preseason All-WCC team.
    - Gipson leads the Lions in scoring at 12.8 points per contest, while Jasmine Jones and Ciera Ellington each add 11.9 and 10.8 points, respectively. As a squad, LMU averages 64.9 points per contest shooting an even 40.0 percent from the floor.
    - The Lions average 41.5 rebounds per game to lead the WCC and rank 51st in the nation. Five players average over 4.0 rebounds per contest for the Lions, led by Jones' 8.3 rebounds a game. That number ranks fifth in the conference.
    - Three of LMU's seven wins on the season have come during WCC play. After opening conference play on a four-game skid, the Lions rattled off three-straight victories against San Francisco, Santa Clara and at Pepperdine. Despite a career-high 26 points from Jones, LMU fell 74-49 at Portland on Thursday to snap its three-game win streak.

    THAT'S A TRIPLE ON THE DOUBLE-DOUBLE
    Thursday against Pepperdine, three Bulldogs finished with a double-double. Jill Townsend led the way with her third career double-double and second of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Katie Campbell added her first career double-double with 12 points and a career-high 10 rebounds, while Jenn Wirth added her fourth career double-double and second of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds. The last time that three players recorded a double-double in the same game was during the 2017-18 season. In Gonzaga's 80-65 victory over Western Illinois on Dec. 21, 2017, Jill Barta (21 pts., 11 reb.), Zykera Rice (14 pts., 13 reb.) and Chandler Smith (12 pts., 11 reb.) combined for three double-doubles. Five Zags have now recorded at least one double-double on the season: Jenn Wirth, Townsend, LeeAnne Wirth, Melody Kempton and Katie Campbell.

    SHARING THE SCORE
    - Through 20 games this season, three players average double-figures for Gonzaga with six players averaging over 7.0 points per contest. The Bulldogs have had seven different top scorers this season, spanning each academic year (freshman, sophomore, junior, senior). Jenn Wirth leads the Zags in scoring at 11.4 points per game, Jill Townsend ranks second at 11.2 points per game while Katie Campbell adds 11.1 points per game. LeeAnne Wirth adds 9.6 points per contest while Jessie Loera chips in 8.0 and Melody Kempton is at 7.3.

    DEFENSIVE STRENGTH
    Currently, Gonzaga ranks sixth in the nation in scoring defense at 52.0 points per game. This season alone, Gonzaga has limited 10 opponents to 50 points or fewer and 17 opponents to under 60 points. Thursday against Pepperdine, Gonzaga held the Waves to just 36 points, more than 30 points below their season average of 66.4. Pepperdine's 36 points also ties for the fewest points allowed to a WCC opponent under Lisa Fortier. Jan. 16 at Santa Clara, the Bulldogs limited the second-best scoring team in the conference to 52 points, more than 20 points less than SCU's season average of 74.3 points per game. Against BYU on Jan. 2, Gonzaga limited the Cougars to 43 points, the fewest scored by a WCC opponent since Gonzaga limited BYU to just 37 points in Spokane on Feb. 24, 2018. Gonzaga followed it up by limiting San Diego to just 42 points on Jan. 4, 49 points to Saint Mary's on Jan. 9 and 46 points to San Francisco on Jan. 18.

    DISHIN' ON UP
    With her fourth assist of the night against Pepperdine on Jan. 23, Jessie Loera moved into sixth all-time in career assists with 398. She surpassed Carla Curfman (393, 1985-89). Loera now has 398 career assists and is three assists shy of surpassing Jasmine Redmon (400, 2010-14) for fifth place. Loera currently ranks 12th nationally in assists with 103 on the season and 30th nationally in assists per game with 5.2.

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    From the Spokesman-Review:

    Gonzaga women look to ride wave of momentum into visit from Loyola Marymount
    UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 24, 2020

    By Jim Allen
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    Dig a little deeper and you never know what you’ll find, especially on the basketball court. Their depth challenged like never before Thursday night, the Gonzaga women uncovered a few gems in their 70-36 win over Pepperdine.
    The short-term rewards include a 17-game winning streak that’s the longest in the nation going into Saturday’s game against Loyola Marymount. More important, even with LeeAnne Wirth and Kayleigh Truong sidelined indefinitely with ankle injuries, little has changed. Certainly not the Zags’ attitude, which was feisty from the tipoff.

    “We came out, right from the punch,” junior guard Jill Townsend said after the game. “That was our first key coming into the game was to throw the first punch. I thought we executed that.”

    Or as Melody Kempton said after the game: “Beat them up on defense and destroy them on offense.”

    Pepperdine never had a chance. Down 19 points at halftime and 30 after three quarters, the Waves couldn’t hang around long enough to see whether a short lineup would catch up with the Zags. By then, the backups had played plenty of minutes – productive ones, too. Post Anamaria Virjoghe got nine boards and two assists while Louise Forsyth added three points and as many boards. As her twin sister watched from the bench, Kaylynne Truong served up her best game of the season: seven points on 3-for-4 shooting, four assists and two steals.

    “It was great to give them more minutes,” Zags head coach Lisa Fortier said. “They did what they were supposed to do when they were out there.”

    In that respect, the GU women are charting the same course as the men: Despite injuries, each has lost just once all year while running away with their respective West Coast Conference races. They’re having fun, too. On Thursday, it was Kempton in her first collegiate start and Katie Campbell with her first double-double. Gillian Barfield also got into the action, playing 6 minutes and scoring her second field goal of the season, to the loudest ovation of the night. Another highlight: eight assists from Jessie Loera, who has 398 in her career to rank sixth in GU history.

    Expect more of the same Saturday against LMU, as the Zags seek their 20th win against one defeat.

    The Lions, who haven’t won in Spokane since 2002, are coming off a 74-49 loss at Portland despite a career-high 26 points from Jasmine Jones. Jones averages 11.9 points a game, just behind the 12.8 of Chelsey Gipson. Jones also averages 8.3 boards, while the Lions average 41.5 rebounds to lead the WCC.

    GU counters with a defense that gives up only 52 points a game to rank sixth nationally. Pepperdine’s 36 points were the fewest by a Zags opponent this year.

    GU also ranks fifth nationally in 3-point shooting, at 39.4%.
    Article Link: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...mentum-into-v/

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    Default Lady Zags Host Loyola Marymount Saturday at 1pm

    My wife and I are over at Waffles Plus in Spokane having breakfast. Filled with numerous but extremely friendly Zags!



    Would be nice to bump into some of you at the game. If you see us introduce yourself, would love to meet you in person.

    My cell is 213-840-3943.

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    Nice to put a face with a name CG3. Enjoy your stay in Spokane.

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    After the 1st quarter, Gonzaga leads LMU 22-14...

    Jill Townsend leads the Zags with 9 points...including 3 baskets from beyond the arc...

    Jenn Wirth follows with 8 points...

    Zags had 5 turnovers...

    Chelsey Gibson leads LMU with 10 points...


    Now off to see 2 basketball games with our two oldest grandsons...

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    Nice to put a face with a name CG3. Enjoy your stay in Spokane.
    Met my friend Mike @hondo from the Zag board! Great people and ZAG fans.

    Nice to meet you!




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    LMU hanging in there, 35-26 at halftime. Townsend has 14 for GU, Gipson has 11 for LMU.

    edit--and J. Wirth w/ 12

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    78-52 final GU. Really blew it wide open in 4th quarter. Gipson got a bucket to get to 14 early in Q3, she didn't score the rest of the way. Townsend scored 28. She's been on a tear lately. J. Wirth scored 17, no other Zags in double figures, although Forsyth had 9 (3-3 behind the arc). Jill was 11-16 from the field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seacatfan View Post
    78-52 final GU. Really blew it wide open in 4th quarter. Gipson got a bucket to get to 14 early in Q3, she didn't score the rest of the way. Townsend scored 28. She's been on a tear lately. J. Wirth scored 17, no other Zags in double figures, although Forsyth had 9 (3-3 behind the arc). Jill was 11-16 from the field.
    Well Zags we kept it within thirty! LOL

    Got a few steals but couldn’t convert and FG % under 30 is not gonna cut it.

    Met some more great Zag fans up in the “nosebleed” section. They joined in cheering for Chelsey and LMU...to at least keep it close (ha).

    Here until tomorrow. Congrats Zags


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    Great weekend Lady Zags, oh and thanks for the Tacos 11 three pointers sweet.

    Great game Jill 28 pts career high by far, 6-8 3s good to see you come on line with your potential today. Oh Jill going to say right now congrats on earning player of the week this week, CLF get that nomination in.

    Jenn atta a girl your becoming a double double machine 17 points and 13 rebounds.

    Good to see our subs holding their own the last 5 minutes of the game. Louise you had a rough go of it shooting the previous 2 games, but today you waited for your chance and nailed 3 straight 3 pointers, that a girl.

    Gillian Barfield love your new found confidence last 2 games. Gillian made a long 2 pointer last game, and hit a 3 pointer and a 2 pointer today for a career high 5 points (and the bench goes wild).
    Oh did I say Louise and Gillian thanks for the Tacos.
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    Going to name a couple of my favorite plays from this weekend.

    1. On Thursday the Zags stole the ball Kaylynne #14 passed to Katie, and Katie did a unbelievable pass as she was going up for layup but covered by player back to Kaylynne #14, who just as amazing was ready for the pass and put it in on a layup on the other side of the basket.. Kaylynne #14 had a smile from ear to ear as if to say to Katie even me and my sister could not make that look so pretty.

    2. Also on Thursday Katie drove the lane and covered by like 3 players she somehow managed to throw a bullet to Jill sitting on the 3 point line, who had all day to shoot it and drained it. (Katie those were two assists that were truly spectacular.)
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    Couple things to work on for next week:

    Melody you need to practice shooting free throws we know you can do better we seen it in 2 games 2 weeks ago. On the positive Melody you had a great first game as a starter, we know we can count on you keep it up Melody.

    Katie you need to start shooting a ton of 3s in practice, because last couple of weeks your missing wide open 3s badly just not on line at all. On the positive Katie you are starting to fly all over the place to get rebounds especially the last 2 games, had 10 Thursday and 7 rebounds today. Also Katie you are finding other shots, dishing out assist (2 awesome Thursday), and really becoming a fantastic all around player your Senior year you go girl.

    Louise you need to hang on to rebounds, you had 2 just taken away from you today be aware of opposing players around you slow down. Also Louise take care of the ball when dribbling. On the positive love how you did not get down on yourself today and came in the last 5 minutes of the game and knocked down 3 straight 3 pointer shots atta girl.

    Anamarie you need to use your height to make shots, when your doing a put back under the basket jump off the ground no one will be able to touch your shot. To be 6'5" tall and have your shot blocked underneath their is just no reason for. Annmarie stop running back up the court before a defensive rebound is made. Anamarie plant your feet keep hands up and start blocking shots. On the positive good job getting 9 rebounds Thursday night Anamarie.

    Jenn and Jill take care of Leeanne we are going to need her back against BYU.

    Kaylynne take care of Kayleigh we are going to need her back next week against BYU.
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    Since TerpZag is out watching his grandsons (Good luck), I will put up the post game reviews:

    First up, GoZags:

    Townsend Leads #13/11 Gonzaga Past Loyola Marymount, 78-52
    Bulldogs extend nation’s best win streak to 18 games

    SPOKANE, Wash. – The #13/11 Gonzaga women's basketball team ran past visiting Loyola Marymount 78-52 in front of a sold out McCarthey Athletic Center Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs became the first team in the nation to 20 wins and extended the nation's best win streak to 18 games.

    Gonzaga (20-1, 9-0 WCC) was led by a career-high 28 points from Jill Townsend, smashing her previous career high of 19 points. Townsend drained a career-high six treys in the win, finishing 6-of-8 from long range, to tie the most threes made by a Zag under head coach Lisa Fortier.

    "[Jill] played great," Fortier said. "She was focused. She's the kind of person who is used to those big moments, a lion's share of the load…This year for us she's shown that she's very capable."

    Jenn Wirth added her second-straight double-double with 17 points and a career-high 13 rebounds, along with a career-high tying four assists. Jessie Loera dished out a game-high five assists to move into fifth place all-time in career assists, surpassing Jazmine Redmon (400, 2010-14). Loera now has 403 career assists.

    GU sunk a season-high 11 treys in the win, finishing 11-of-19 from long range. Junior Louise Forsyth, who finished 3-of-3 from long range, sunk all of her treys in a row in less than a 90 second span in the fourth quarter.

    "It's really fun just to be out there and to do my role, and when I have my open three, just being able to knock it down," Forsyth said. "The better myself, Katie and Jill—all the wings—are shooting, the more open we are going to be, both inside and outside. It just really fosters great team play all around."

    The Zags outscored Loyola Marymount (7-15, 3-6 WCC) 33-9 from long range as well as claimed a 30-26 advantage inside the paint. Gonzaga held a 40-25 advantage on the glass and limited the Lions to 30.4 percent shooting for the game, including a 15.8 percent mark from long range.

    Gonzaga shot 50.0 percent from the floor in the first half and 55.6 percent from long range, but the Bulldogs were unable to pull away from LMU due to 12 first-half turnovers. The Lions cut GU's lead to seven (33-26) with 1:45 remaining in the opening half, but a fast-break layup from Katie Campbell as time expired gave the Bulldogs a nine-point advantage (35-26) heading into the break.

    The Bulldogs extended their lead to 14 (54-40) by the end of the third period. In the fourth, Gonzaga limited its turnovers and locked down defensively, limiting LMU to 33.3 percent shooting for just 12 points in the final quarter. As a team, the Zags finished the game shooting 62.5 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from long range, doubling LMU's scoring output with 24 points. Gonzaga led by as many as 28 points in the final quarter, cruising to the 78-52 win.

    "We talked a lot about enduring," Fortier said. "It's a grind, and [Loyola Marymount] was going to pressure us. They're good, and they are going to make runs of their own. We just had to finish it off and continue to run the floor, continue to execute."

    The Lions were led by Chelsey Gipson with 14 points while Ciera Ellington added 13 points and six rebounds.

    Gonzaga continues play at home next week, beginning with San Diego Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m., inside the McCarthey Athletic Center.
    Article Link: https://gozags.com/news/2020/1/25/wo...unt-78-52.aspx

    Stats Link: https://gozags.com/sports/womens-bas.../boxscore/7220

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    From the LMU web site:

    LMU Closes Out Road Trip With a Loss to Gonzaga
    Game Recap: Women's Basketball | 1/25/2020 3:39:00 PM

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- The Loyola Marymount University basketball team closed out its road trip against No. 13 Gonzaga. The Lions weren't able to leave with a win, falling to the Bulldogs 78-52.

    Gonzaga opened up the first quarter with a basket, Chelsey Gipson responded with a layup and then gave the Lions the lead after she hit a three-point shot. The Bulldogs responded and took the lead, ending the quarter on top of the Lions 22-14.

    The Lions continued to battle in the second, cutting their deficit to seven, but the Bulldogs kept their momentum and ended the half up 35-26.

    Raychel Stanley opened up the third with a layup, but Gonzaga continued to extend their lead and closed out the third down 54-40. The Bulldogs continued their momentum in the fourth, and won the game 78-52.

    Gipson led the Lions in points with 14 and went 6-7 at the line, while CiCi Ellington led the Lions in rebounds and assists with six and three, respectively, while also putting up 13 points.

    Jasmine Jones led the team in steals with five, while Nami Yim had three.

    The Lions shot 30.4 percent from the field and 71.4 percent from the free-throw line. LMU had 25 total rebounds and nine assists, while Gonzaga had 40 and 16.

    Up next: The Lions will be back home after three consecutive games on the road to host Saint Mary's and Pacific.
    Article Link: https://lmulions.com/news/2020/1/25/...o-gonzaga.aspx

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    From the Associated Press via ESPNW:

    No. 13 Gonzaga women roll to 18th straight win, 78-52
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    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Jill Townsend scored a career-high 28 points and No. 13 Gonzaga rolled to a 78-52 victory over Loyola Marymount on Saturday, extending the Bulldogs' nation-best win streak to 18 games.
    Gonzaga (20-1, 9-0 West Coast Conference) is off to the best start in program history and is closing in on the program record of 23 straight wins set during the 2004-05 season. Meanwhile, LMU hasn't won in Spokane since 2002.

    Townsend shot 11 of 16 including 6 of 8 from the arc for the nation's fifth-best 3-point shooting team (39% before Saturday). Gonzaga was 11 of 19 from the arc on Saturday for 58%, better than its overall mark of 52%. Jenn Wirth scored 17 points with 13 rebounds.

    Chelsey Gipson scored 14 points and Ciera Ellington 13 for the Lions (7-15, 3-6).

    Townsend's first 3-pointer gave the Bulldogs the lead for good early in the first quarter. A 14-3 run in the third quarter put Gonzaga ahead by 18 and the lead remained in double figures.
    Article Link: https://www.espn.com/womens-college-...meId=401174126

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    From the Spokesman-Review:

    Jill Townsend goes from ‘not shooting today’ to scoring career-best 28 points in No. 13 Gonzaga’s romp over Loyola Marymount
    UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 25, 2020

    By Dan Thompson
    For The Spokesman-Review

    During her pregame routine Saturday, Jill Townsend concluded that it probably wasn’t going to be her day. She couldn’t make anything, she said, and started telling teammates, “I’m not shooting today.”
    But once the game started, the narrative – and her success rate – changed considerably.

    “Sometimes when you can’t make in warmups, that’s when it’s, like, ‘I’ll save it for the game, I guess,’ ” Townsend said. “And I guess that just happened today.”

    On an afternoon when the Bulldogs struggled with turnovers, the junior Townsend had a career day, posting personal bests in points (28) and 3-pointers made (6 of 8 attempts) as the No. 13 Gonzaga women’s basketball team improved to 20-1 overall with a 78-52 victory over Loyola Marymount at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

    “I can’t even remember half the 3s I took, but I just know they went in,” Townsend said. “It’s just one of those (games), and it was a lot of fun.”

    The Bulldogs are 9-0 in West Coast Conference play and extended their nation-best winning streak to 18 games.

    Gonzaga played without junior LeeAnne Wirth and freshman Kayleigh Truong for the second game in a row but led almost the entire way, despite committing 18 turnovers, 12 of which came before halftime.
    But the Bulldogs held the Lions to 26.7% shooting in the first half, during which they built a 35-26 lead. Townsend had 14 points by then, including four of her 3-pointers. The Lions (7-15, 3-6) never got closer than seven points the rest of the way and finished 17 of 56 from the field (30.4%). Junior Chelsey Gipson led the Lions with 14 points, while Mt. Spokane graduate Aspyn Adams, a freshman at LMU, scored one point in 30 minutes of play.

    LMU dealt with foul trouble, specifically in the frontcourt. Senior Raychel Stanley and junior Jasmine Jones both finished with four fouls and combined for just 11 points, half their combined season average.

    “They change defenses to keep you off guard, and they coach their players to be physical around the basket,” Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier said. “They’re strong, so we expected that physicality.”

    But with Stanley and Jones limited by fouls, that made it easier for the Bulldogs to get points inside. Junior Jenn Wirth finished with 17 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

    Her presence in the paint opened up Gonzaga’s perimeter shooting, too, and the Bulldogs made a season-high 11 of their 19 3-point attempts. Junior Louise Forsyth hit three of those in succession as she led a fourth-quarter bench charge that extended Gonzaga’s lead to as many as 28 points.

    “It’s really fun,” Forsyth said. “It’s fun to be out there and to do my role, and then when I have my open 3s just being able to knock them down.”

    Townsend’s 28 points were the most by a Bulldogs player since Zykera Rice had 28 on Jan. 12, 2019.

    “She’s the kind of person who’s used to those kind of big moments and carrying a lion’s share of the load,” Fortier said of Townsend. “She used to do that in high school. … It’s kind of how it’s always been for her.”

    Gonzaga concludes a four-game homestand against San Diego on Thursday and BYU on Feb. 1.

    Bulldogs wear neon green for Day

    Gonzaga wore neon green ribbons to show support for Katie Day, a Gonzaga tennis player recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Fortier said.

    “The entire athletic community here at GU’s been affected and thinking of her, and so we know how much of a positive and strong person she is,” Townsend said of Day. “We’re just all pulling for her, and to go out there and just recognize her and bring awareness to what’s happening to her for this entire gym and all the fans, it’s important to us.”
    Article Link with lots of pictures: https://www.spokesman.com/stories/20...13-gonzagas-7/

    Good luck Katie, we in the Lady Zag community will be keeping you in our prayers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CG3Dad View Post
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    Keith and Shalonda, Welcome to Spokane and the McCarthey Athletic Center...What a great opportunity to come and see your daughter Chelsey and her teammates play the Lady Zags...Enjoy your weekend visit and have a safe trip home...

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    ZagDad84, Thanks for posting all the articles and the links to the articles for the Gonzaga - LMU game this evening. Especially a thank you for mentioning the support for Katie Day...We will certainly be keeping Katie in our thoughts and prayers...

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    From the Spokesman-Review:...

    Bulldogs wear neon green for Day

    Gonzaga wore neon green ribbons to show support for Katie Day, a Gonzaga tennis player recently diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Fortier said.

    “The entire athletic community here at GU’s been affected and thinking of her, and so we know how much of a positive and strong person she is,” Townsend said of Day. “We’re just all pulling for her, and to go out there and just recognize her and bring awareness to what’s happening to her for this entire gym and all the fans, it’s important to us.”...
    I will have to watch a replay of the Lady Zags game later this evening...We had a great time with all 4 grandkids this afternoon...

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    Big week next week 3rd place San Diego 6-3 Thursday, and 2nd place BYU 7-2 on Saturday. By the way looks like BYU found their offense they won today 71-48 against SC.

    San Diego is winning close games but BYU is looking more challenging as the season moves forward. Particular concerning the Wirth twins have yet to play well on offense against BYU.

    Great show of support for Katie Day Zags tennis player diagnosed with cancer. Beside players wearing green ribbon on their shoes, Jessie also had one in her hair which was very noticeable the whole game. Just another reason we love our Zags how they support each other on and off the court.

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    Thinking it might be a good strategy to rest LeeAnne and Kayleigh #11 against San Diego but if they are healthy enough play them both against BYU. Think Leeanne in particular will be very important having that extra big against BYU.

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    Keith, sorry to have missed you today, I was looking for you behind the LMU bench(I didn’t see the post with your contact info until just now). Chelsea had a great game! Hope you and Shalonda are having a nice visit to Spokane. Sorry you were stuck in the nosebleeds, let’s connect for next year. There are promo seats right behind ours that are usually available, close to the visitor bench. Thanks for promoting goodwill amongst fans, much respect.

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    Congrats to Townie on the career high, such an impressive afternoon and season! I think she is making a strong argument for being named the WCC conference player of the year. Keep up the good work.

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    good win.....LMU was tougher than their record....refs didn't call a lot of hand checks and reaching in so LMU did just that and got a lot of steals literally ripped out of our team's hands....refs called a couple of clean blocks against us too......but overall, reffing was probably better than average.....I kind of trust the blonde lady ref since I read that she had been selected to ref in the Olympics a few yrs ago....I think she is from somewhere up by Vancouver BC..iirc.....

    Jill T was on fire.....I swear she hit every single shot she attempted....of course she didn't quite do that but was pretty darn accurate......what a player.......

    Jen W was a monster out there......she seemed to get offensive rebound after rebound.....she's just in the mix all the time......if her roomie hadn't shot the lights out Jen would have been POG....

    Katie is like Elle was......she disrupts passes, gets rebounds, scores.....I like it when she scores a lot but if she just keeps doing what she is doing, I am totally for it......

    everybody it seemed had a turnover......we had so many especially in the first half......LMU very aggressive.....

    but thankfully we got it straightened out in the 2nd half....

    so happy that lou got ther 3's...and soo soo happy that our Ms Sunshine Gillian got her 5 pts.....I hope that CLF realizes that Gillian can be in the rotation.........

    looks like Eliza will redshirt....she was not in uniform today.......I suppose if somebody went down, CLF could pull her redshirt......

    good week and onto the next....

    GO ZAGS.....

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