The Gonzaga women continued their dominant start to the season by beating another regional rival. After winning in Bozeman on Wednesday, the Bulldogs bussed over to Pullman and made quick work of the Washington State Cougars, 76-53. Four Zags finished in double figure scoring as they improve to 8-1 on the year.
The Cougs scored the first bucket of the game and that would be their only lead the rest of the afternoon. Gonzaga quickly went up 11-4, pushed the lead to 18 by halftime, and led by as many as 29. As always, the defense was stifling, as they held Wazzu to just 31 percent shooting on the day and a measly 3-for-17 from distance.
Gonzaga had one of their better performances from deep this season, shooting 8-for-16 beyond the arc, led by a 3-for-4 day from Jill Townsend, who finished with 14 points. The Wirth twins combined for 29 points and 15 rebounds while Jessie Loera tallied 10 points and seven assists.
Lisa Fortier’s crew has three games left in their non-conference schedule before heading into WCC play. They have this week off because of finals before hosting Texas Southern on Saturday and then travel to Wyoming and host a really good Missouri State team on December 20.