GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

Gonzaga 58, Pepperdine 42

MALIBU, Calif. - Jill Townsend scored 13 points and had 11 rebounds, Jenn Wirth had 12 points and 14 rebounds, and No. 23 Gonzaga beat Pepperdine 58-42 for its sixth straight win.

Townsend, the reigning West Coast Conference Player of the Year, also had four of the Bulldogs' 16 assists. It was Jenn Wirth's fifth double-double in six games.

LeeAnne Wirth added 12 points for Gonzaga (7-2, 2-0 West Coast Conference). Kaylynne Truong had eight points and five assists.

Malia Bambrick scored 10 points for Pepperdine (3-3, 0-2), which has lost three straight.

Gonzaga never trailed and built a 30-26 halftime lead. The Bulldogs opened the third quarter on a 10-3 run, with Jenn Wirth scoring six points during the stretch.

Pepperdine pulled within nine points late in the third before a 10-2 run made it a 17-point Gonzaga lead with six minutes remaining.

Gonzaga outrebounded the Waves 49-21.


Associated Press

December 30, 2020