GU battles to win WCC title outright with win over LMU, 68-58

GU battles to win WCC title outright with win over LMU, 68-58

Senior Laura Stockton had a game-high 16 points to lead Gonzaga on Senior Day to a 68-58 win over LMU and an outright West Coast Conference regular season title on Saturday afternoon. The Zags secured the No. 1 seed heading into next week’s WCC Tournament and will get a bye to the semifinals on Monday.

Along with Stockton’s 16, LeeAnne Wirth was a force collecting 13 points and 13 rebounds. Senior Zykera Rice added 10 as GU faced a seven-point halftime deficit, but came out strong with a 26-16 third quarter.

The Zags were excellent down the stretch in protecting the ball and held LMU to 2-for-16 in the fourth quarter.