Another week, another couple of wins for the Gonzaga women’s team. The women downed San Diego and BYU on the road last week, improving to 12-0 in conference and virtually locking down the regular season championship.
There are still one or two potential speed bumps along the way, but things are looking up for the women to run the table in the conference.
Thursday - vs. Pacific, 12-11
This is going to be an entertaining battle of offense and defense. The Zags are ranked first in the conference is defensive points per possession, only allowing 0.808 per. Pacific is the the top scoring team in the conference. Something has to give.
The Tigers have four scorers in double-digits, led by GeAnna Luaulu-Summers at 17.2 points per game. She is a dangerous three-point shooter, nearing around 40 percent on the year. Junior guard Ameela Li clocks in with 12.8 points per game and is also dangerous from beyond the arc. The Zags will have to keep their eyes open and the defense locked in. Pacific is riding a three-game hot streak that was spurred on by an upset of BYU.
Saturday - vs. Saint Mary’s, 15-8
This is one of the two true final tests for the Zags, with Senior Night against BYU being the last real trap game in conference play. Luckily, this time, the Gaels are rolling into Spokane. The matchup between Jill Barta and Megan McKay will be the key one to watch in the game, although senior Gaels guard Stella Beck put herself on notice in the first game—scoring a game high 23 points. If the women attack with the same gameplan they did the first time around, everything should turn out alright.