Feb. 17, 2007
PORTLAND, Ore. - The Gonzaga University women's basketball team closed out its road portion of its West Coast Conference schedule with a convincing 88-58 victory over the University of Portland Saturday afternoon. The win improves the first-place Bulldogs to 11-1 in conference and 19-9 overall, while the loss drops the Pilots to 1-11 in the WCC and 9-18 overall.
The Bulldogs built a 22-point lead at the half en route to the win. Stephanie Hawk scored a game-high 20 points. Heather Bowman added 19 points and Katy Ridenour scored 11 for Gonzaga, which shot 60.8 percent (31-for-51) for the game; its best shooting night of the season. The Bulldogs hit seven three-pointers and converted 19 of 26 free throws.
Gonzaga turned 20 Portland turnovers into 22 points, while the Pilots countered with 14 points off of 19 Zag turnovers.
The Bulldogs outrebounded the Pilots 38-24. Hawk brought down a game-high eight boards, while freshman Vivian Frieson added seven and Bowman chipped in six.
Portland was led by Laura Thomas who finished with a team-high 13 points, along with six rebounds.
Gonzaga will be back in action on Thursday, Feb. 23 when it welcomes the University of San Diego to the McCarthey Athletic Center. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.