LAS VEGAS, Nev. - They asserted their authority in the West Coast Conference all season long, winning most games by a mile, and this afternoon the Gonzaga women trying to put the perfect cap on the stage was set against San Diego looking for back-to-back titles.
But it was another home town player making a splash for San Diego, Coeur D' Alene's Sydney Williams with two of her the lead zags get the comeback started..Emma Stach out of her mind from three in this tournament...drains it 14 for her tonight, zags down 2.. Even it up with Zykera Rice ...rhythym...knock jumper...she had 17 tonight and its a one possession game. Bad news for San Diego because tournament MVP Jill Barta... heatin' up! Hits the three...zags with the lead, Laura Stockton fires up the crowd before half..reverse lefty layin....that is a work of art at the break Barta takes over in the 2nd half..spins her way for two more..she had 32..they are going back to the big dance!! Two all-tournament teamers... Not overlooking this moment.
Emma Stach: "First we win like the outright conference and then this Vegas, it's huge and i'm really proud of my team."
Jill Barta: " Yes, it's super satisfying, hard in practice every day and to play our very best basketball and to automatic bid into the NCAA, it what is." And a dream they've made come true over and over again...repeat champs...and Barta...regular season and tournament MVP...so consistent but no doubt a team win tonight..Gonzaga holds on late to win by 8 ..the selection show coming up on Monday.
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