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Gonzaga Easily Rolls Past San Francisco

The youth shone brightly this afternoon.

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It is becoming a fairly consistent outcome for the Gonzaga Bulldogs. The defense makes life miserable for WCC opponents, and the Zags saunter off to a rather simple win. Once again, against San Francisco, this was the case as the Zags won 76-52.

Gonzaga held the Dons to just 37 percent from the floor, and the size advantage helped obliterated USF on the boards, 39-24. On a night when the usual suspects of Jenn Wirth and Jill Townsend were not putting up big numbers, it was the future on display.

Kayleigh Truong had her best game of the year, finishing with 17 points off 7-of-11 shooting, including hitting 3-of-5 from long range. Freshman Yvonne Ejim put in 15 absolutely quality minutes, scoring 10 points off a perfect 5-for-5 shooting.

The defense locked in on the Don’s leading scorer Ioanna Krimili. She normally averages 16.8 points per game, but finished this afternoon with just six points. Second-leading scorer Lucie Hoskova fared a bit better, leading USF with 14 points. Unfortunately, for the Dons, the rest of the team couldn’t join in the party. Although three players finished with double-digit points, only five total players scored.

Ever since a close conference opening win over LMU, the Zags have been rolling. They’ve scored at least 70 points in their past four games, winning those games by an average of 21.25 points.

The Zags upcoming Thursday game against San Diego is postponed due to COVID. On Saturday, Gonzaga will take on BYU, the No. 2 team in the WCC.