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Gonzaga Rebounds with win at San Diego


Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review

The Gonzaga Women rebounded from their tough loss in Provo and beat up the San Diego Toreros, 86-61, on Saturday afternoon. They improve to 6-1 in conference with three of those wins being by 25 points. BYU came back from a double digit deficit to defeat Portland so the Zags remain a game behind the Cougars.

Chandler Smith led another balanced attack offensively. Smith scored a team-high 18 points on 8-for-11 shooting, her best output since scoring 20 against Stanford. Katie Campbell also got back on track, adding a career-high 17 points and hitting five of her seven threes.

Jenn Wirth had a double-double (13 points, 10 rebounds) off the bench, her second of the season. Laura Stockton had a career-high 10 assists in just 20 minutes.

Gonzaga led from the jump and never let up. They held a 24-13 lead after the first quarter, and despite a mini-surge from the Toreros in the second, the Bulldogs were able to regroup and extend their advantage to 12 by half. They outscored San Diego in every quarter.

The Zags will head back to Spokane and host San Francisco (5-13, 1-6) on Thursday night.