Townsend, No. 20 Gonzaga Women Defeat Santa Clara 71-52
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jill Townsend scored 20 points and No. 20 Gonzaga used a strong start to roll to a 71-52 win over Santa Clara for the Bulldogs’ 10th-straight victory. Jenn Wirth added 15 points for the Bulldogs, who shot 59% (30 of 51) while making 7 of 13 from 3-point range. Merle Wiehl scored 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting for the Broncos. Wirth and Townsend combined to go 8 for 8 and the Bulldogs were 12 of 13 with two 3-pointers to race to a 27-10 lead over Wiehl, who had all the Santa Clara points in the first quarter, also on 4-for-4 shooting.