Palmer lifts No. 25 Gonzaga women past WSU 69-62

Haiden Palmer broke out of a slump with 20 points to carry No.

25 Gonzaga women to a 69-62 win at Washington State Saturday.

Gonzaga (10-2) closed the first half on a 15-4 run with Palmer

scoring 11 to take a 36-28 lead.

Tia Pressley had 13 of her 19 in the first half for Washington

State (6-6). Lia Galdeira added 15 for the Cougars, who had 24

turnovers

Palmer, who entered the game averaging 14.4 points after

three-straight games of not reaching double figures, had 15 at

halftime while the Bulldogs were grabbing 10 offensive rebounds and

hounding WSU into 13 turnovers.

Lindsay Sherbert added 10 points for Gonzaga and Keani Albanez

had 12, all in the second half. Danielle Walters had six assists

after starting point guard Jazmine Redmon left early in the second

half with an apparent concussion. Palmer also had six steals and

three assists.