No. 16 Gonzaga women shut down Saint Mary's 74-49

January 9

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Katie Campbell and LeeAnne Wirth led a balanced attack with 14 points apiece and No. 16 Gonzaga crushed Saint Mary's 74-49 on Thursday night in a battle between the last unbeaten teams in the West Coast Conference.

Jill Townsend's 3-pointer capped an 11-0 run that gave the Bulldogs a 19-8 lead and then they held the Gaels to two free throws in the second quarter to coast to their 13th straight win.

Townsend had 11 points and Jenn Wirth 10 with 10 rebounds for Gonzaga (15-1, 4-0). Ten players played at least 10 minutes and scored for the Bulldogs, who shot 47% and held Saint Mary's to 25% shooting (13 of 52). The Gaels went 19 of 22 from the foul line and 4 of 22 from 3-point range.

The second quarter opened with Saint Mary's making a pair of free throws and Gonzaga scoring the next 18 points as the Gaels went 0 of 15 from the field.

Gonzaga led by 32 points late in the fourth quarter.

Madeline Holland had 15 points for Saint Mary's (9-7, 4-1).

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