Things just continue to look up for the Zags, after dominating home win over Santa Clara in front of a sold out crowd. They had plenty to cheer for, with the women winning 71-44, with Zykera Rice leading all scorers with 18 points. The only thing to truly tell how bad this got for the Broncos was their first half numbers. At the break Santa Clara had more turnovers, than points scored.
Even more good news came from that Saturday night, with BYU losing at San Diego, giving Gonzaga 15-4 (8-0) a two game lead in the WCC standings, at 8-0. It’s been a few years since the team has had a start to conference play like this one. This team has the fifth longest winning streak in the country, and while it’s still too early to say, at-large chances have been growing.
There’s a very good chance for the team to have a 12 game winning run after this week, with a pair of games against opponents they’ve already handled. First is against Portland 4-15 (0-8), whose still without a league win. They actually put up a good fight with the Zags, holding Jill Barta to her worst game of the season. The final score was 70-56 thanks to 23 points off 20 turnovers for Gonzaga.
The other one could be a bit more tricky, with a road trip at San Francisco 9-10 (4-4). It was a blowout from the get go, with Jessie Loera’s career-high 15 points helping the team win 74-47. Since then the Dons have split their next two games, including a 95-92 double overtime loss to Pepperdine.
One great note to end this piece, out of the 160 minutes Gonzaga has played in the second half, they’ve trailed for approximately zero minutes, and zero seconds. Think about that for a second.