SAN DIEGO – Katie Campbell had 17 points and Laura Stockton had 10 assists – both career highs – and Jenn Wirth added a double-double on Saturday, leading No. 13 Gonzaga to an 86-61 women’s basketball victory against San Diego.
Chandler Smith led the Bulldogs (17-2, 6-1 West Coast Conference) with 18 points. Wirth had 13 points and 10 rebounds.
“Today was a great effort by our team,” Gonzaga coach Lisa Fortier said in a team release. “I loved the way we passed the ball and found open teammates. Those rhythm shots are very high percentage, and you need a volume of them in order to win on the road.”
After San Diego (8-11, 1-7) scored the first four points of the game, Gonzaga reeled off 18 straight, seven from Smith. The Toreros missed six straight shots and Gonzaga made 6 of 7.
San Diego had a 14-5 run in the second quarter to cut the deficit to four but the Wirth twins, Jenn and LeeAnne, combined for seven points and Smith had a three-point play as the Bulldogs closed the half with a 10-2 run for a 41-29 lead. The lead was in double figures throughout the second half.
The Bulldogs outrebounded the Toreros 35-29 and limited the best offensive rebounding team in the conference to 10 offensive rebounds, well below their average of 15.6 per game.
Smith, Campbell and Jenn Wirth combined to go 19 of 28 as the Bulldogs shot a season-best 56 percent and rebounded from Thursday’s two-point loss at BYU that ended their 12-game winning streak.
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