No. 18 Gonzaga Women Top Santa Clara in WCC Semis 72-62
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Jill Townsend led a balanced attack with 14 points and 10 rebounds and No. 18 Gonzaga defeated Santa Clara 72-62 in the semifinals of the West Coast Conference tournament. Cierra Walker had three 3-pointers in the second half and scored 13 points for the top-seeded Bulldogs, who will face second-seeded BYU on Tuesday. Jenn Wirth added 12 points and Kayleigh Truong 10. Lindsey VanAllen led fourth-seeded Santa Clara with 17 points and Merle Wiehl and Ashlyn Herlihy 16 apiece. The Broncos lost the two meetings in the regular season by 19 and 17 points.