Scores

Final

Portland 61

(14-13, 7-9 WCC)

(24) Gonzaga 72

(24-4, 14-2 WCC)

    5:00 PM ET, February 22, 2014

    McCarthey Athletic Center, Spokane, Washington

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    PORT 21 4061
    #24GONZ 31 4172

    Top Performers

    Portland: C. Brown 16 Pts, 3 Reb

    Gonzaga: H. Palmer 12 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    No. 25 Gonzaga tops Portland 72-61 for WCC title

    Associated Press

    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Haiden Palmer scored 12 points as No. 25 Gonzaga ground out a 72-61 win over Portland on Saturday, assuring the Bulldogs of a share of their 10th-straight West Coast Conference title.

    Twelve different Bulldogs scored as they won the game with rebounding and defense. Gonzaga (24-4, 13-2) had a 42-26 rebounding advantage, including 21-2 on the offensive end, good for 27 more shots, and forced 19 turnovers.

    Cassandra Brown came off the bench to lead Portland (14-13, 7-9) with 16 points, hitting all four of her 3-pointers. Jasmine Wooten added 13 with 7 assists but she had 7 turnovers.

    It was a far cry from the first meeting, won by Gonzaga 56-24. The Bulldogs had a late surge to take a 31-21 lead at the half and quickly bumped it up to 16 but couldn't shake Portland. The Pilots shot 61 percent in the second half, 51 for the game.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    PORT
    GONZ
    Points 61 72
    FG Made-Attempted 23-45 (.511) 26-67 (.388)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-11 (.455) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-12 (.833) 15-20 (.750)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 16 (0/0)

    Game Leaders

     
    PORT
    GONZ
    PointsC. Brown 16H. Palmer 12
    ReboundsA. Pupa 6K. Kudron 8
    AssistsJ. Wooton 7K. Albanez 5
    StealsJ. Wooton 3S. Cheslek 2
    BlocksC. Thompson 1K. Kudron 1

    2013-14 Season

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    Jan 3, 2014 GONZ 56, @PORT 24Recap | Box Score
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