No. 21 Gonzaga 73, Loyola Marymount 40

Courtney Vandersloot had 17 points and eight assists, and No. 21

Gonzaga held Loyola Marymount scoreless for more than 9 minutes in

the first half on the way to a 73-40 victory on Thursday night.

Tiffanie Shives added 14 points and Vivian Frieson had 12 points

and nine rebounds for the Bulldogs (22-4, 11-0 West Coast

Conference), winners of 13 straight. Gonzaga has won 10 of its last

11 meetings against the Lions.

Renahy Young had 17 points and Alex Cowling 11 for Loyola

Marymount (11-14, 4-7).

Shives made a 3-pointer to start a 17-0 burst that saw the

Bulldogs open a 23-4 lead with less than 7 minutes left in the

first half. Loyola Marymount managed to close to 27-19 early in the

second half on Candice Nichols’ 3-pointer, but Gonzaga responded

with a 7-0 run capped by another 3 from Shives with 15:55 left.