SPOKANE, Wash. — Gonzaga women's basketball will face off against Saint Mary's on Monday at 12 p.m in the West Coast Conference Tournament semifinals.
They've faced the Gaels twice this year and won both.
First time wasn't easy, second time was better
It was only a two-point game in the fourth quarter of the first game that Gonzaga ended up winning 74-62.
Saint Mary's forward Megan McKay caused problems for the Bulldogs. She scored 29 points in the first contest.
When game two rolled around, the Zags did their best to shut McKay down. In During the second game, they held her to just six points.
That game was never really in doubt in a 66-52 win.
Gonzaga head coach Lisa Fortier said that Saint Mary's rolled into the season with new offensive sets, so that took some adjusting.
But that's why she was pleased with how well the Zags guarded the three-point line. In the first game against Saint Mary's, they held the Gaels to 5 of 21 three-point shooting. In game two, they held the Gaels to 4 of 22 three-point shooting.
The Gaels as a team shoot 37 percent from behind the arc, so they were well under their season average both times against the Zags.