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Women's Basketball Falls to Davidson

Dec. 20, 2006

Box Score

Spokane, Wash. - - The Gonzaga University women's basketball team fell to Davidson College 77-69 Wednesday evening at the McCarthey Athletic Center.

With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 7-8 on the season while Davidson improved to 11-2 with the victory.

Davidson posted an early 5-3 lead two minutes into the game before a Gonzaga 11-2 streak over the next four minutes to take a 14-7 lead at the 14:15 mark.

Gonzaga was able to hold the lead until 5:05 when the Wildcats knotted the score at 25. The Wildcats' Honna Housley posted a three pointer at the 4:47 mark to give Davidson the 28-25 edge.

Despite a trio of free throws by GU's Jami Bjorklund and a basket by Heather Bowman, GU was unable to regain the lead and ended the half trailing 35-30.

Davidson opened the second stanza with a 15-10 run in the first nine minutes before Gonzaga began to chip away at the Wildcats' advantage. With back-to-back three pointers by Michelle Elliott and Rachel Kane, as well a pair free throws by Stephanie Hawk, the Zags cut Davidon's lead to three, 55-52, at the 8:28 mark.

Gonzaga was unable to maintain the momentum as the Wildcats scored 18 points over the next six minutes. A lay up by Davidson's Mercedes Robinson at 2:19 gave the Wildcats' their largest lead of the game with 13 points, 73-60.

The Bulldogs were unable to overcome the deficit, posting only two baskets from the field over the remainder of the game to drop the eight-point decision.

Gonzaga had three players score in double digits and was led by Elliott with 16. Hawk and Bjorklund each posted 14 points with seven and six rebounds, respectively. Also posting double figures was Bowman with 10.

Danielle Hemerka led Davidson with 15 points, four rebounds, one block and a steal. Katie Hamilton and Jessica Mitchell each added 12 points, while Robinson rounded out the Wildcats double figure scorers with 11 points.

The Zags will return to action on Saturday, Dec. 30 when they host Montana State University at McCarthey Athletic Center. Game time is set for noon.